Thursday, June 27, 2013

Guest Post: Ensuing Darknes by Alexis Cain

Top Five Things about Being an Author and Why

#1: Just the act of writing, weaving a story straight from my mind, my heart, has to be at the top of this list. It’s just so personal, just between you and the ideas in your head. You gotta love it.

#2: The schedule of being an author is so flexible; it’s perfect for all I have to do in the day. Morning, night, afternoon, whenever I want, I can write! And anywhere! There aren’t many jobs that can say they offer you the chance to work while lying on the couch with your husband while he plays his video games, having a cat asleep on your lap, and a couple dogs running around playing. Haha, you let me know when you find something better than that.

#3: The sense of accomplishment is one of the most amazing feelings you can have as an author. Finishing for the day or the week feels great, and finishing an entire book is incredible. You feel like you’re on a mountain, with the wind blowing through your hair, and your arms open wide! Haha, or at least that’s how I feel. -_^ I can’t wait to feel the level of accomplishment that will come when I finish the entire series of “The Dark Chronicles”.

#4: The readers are awesome. I love hearing their enthusiasm after reading my work, and how excited they are for what’s next. They are the best, and an extremely important part of my life as an author. Hearing from them is what gives the energy to keep going, and I get a thrill every time I see a new happy review or comment.

#5: The friends. I know writing is mostly a solitary pursuit, but the friends I’ve made through the various social sites I’m on are very supportive and encouraging. Writer friends are great because they understand when you can’t talk to them for a while because you’re in the zone.

Ensuing Darkness by Alexis Cain

The small town of Maxville, Colorado is harboring more secrets than Kota Riley ever imagined.

Hunting, partying, and hanging with the guys has made up the most of her simple life, but as she nears the end of her time in Maxville High, she finds herself in want of something more. Something new. Unfortunately for her, she gets her wish the beginning of senior year when a whole slew of new faces come Waltzing into her life. Literally.

The Peters are a family of professional ballroom dancers, deciding to descend upon Maxville and take their most talented to a series of competitions from California and then hopefully to Italy. Unbeknownst to Kota, however, is that this is just their cover. The family’s dark secrets are the real reason behind their arrival, and their mission:

Stay under enemy radar

Gather the information

Make the switch

Get out undetected

It would have been a success, but when their two youngest get mixed up in a taboo romance with Kota and her best friend Sue, things get nasty for everyone.

Driven by boredom and the disturbing effect the mysterious Peters have on her, Kota starts pushing her way into their secrets without hesitation. She soon finds herself surrounded by everything she never knew existed and the blame is all on her when she risks the safety of her friends and family to discover a truth she was never supposed to see.

About the author
Alexis Cain was born during a storm, in a room with no windows and no electricity. She used to hate reading fiction so much her mother made it a punishment, and then suddenly something clicked. Now she can’t stop writing it.

When she’s not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, inventing recipes, or pouring over more books. Ensuing Darkness is her first novel in her series “The Dark Chronicles”, and she is now hard at work on the sequel.

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