Sounds intriguing, right? I can't wait to read this one. And now, a little Q&A with the author, Alythia Brown!When the evil spirit of Jumlin returns with his army of Offspring, the Earth Spirits are summoned to protect the Sioux. Unbeknownst to Charli, these Earth Spirits are a sacred secret. So she probably shouldn't have spied from behind a rock when they shifted from their animal forms. She shouldn't have taken pictures. And she definitely shouldn't have gotten caught. And they're not going to let her go until some creepy witch doctor, or something, erases her memory.So all she has to do is try to keep her big mouth shut, get her memory erased and go home, right? Wrong. Because Jumlin's Offspring are stalking Charli. And since no one can explain this unusual behavior, it becomes imperative to enter the Other World for sanctuary. Now if only she can figure out why she's beginning to fall for one of her abductors on top of everything else...
1. Give a brief bio and tell us what kind of books you like to read and write.
Hi everyone! I'm an author, wife, and mom who lives in Northern California. I typically read fantasy but I'm not against picking up something new that sparks my interest in the bookstore or library. I would eventually love to branch out into different genres but, for now, I've only published fantasy works. Something about being able to create a new world with exotic rules is especially fun for me.
2. What's your favorite part of being an author?
Holding a book and knowing that I not only created the contents but managed to get it in print! I used to staple my drawings together as a kid and call them books. I think I've always secretly wanted to be an author.
3. What's your approach to writing? Do you plot or go with the flow?
I always start writing the first few chapters in a journal with no plot in mind. I just "listen" to what's happening in the beginning of the story. If I decide it's something I want to pursue, I transfer it all over to my computer and use the journal for brainstorming notes and plot diagrams.
4. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
When I was little, I would have said I wanted to fly. Which, granted, would still be awesome. But, with three small kids and a husband around, I think I would love the power to twitch my nose and instantly make a room clean, like Samantha from Bewitched. Then I wouldn't waste extra time on tedious housework!
5. Tell us about your new release, DAKOTA CAPTIVE
Charli is a teenage girl who finds herself held prisoner by four Lakota Earth Spirits who are pretty upset that she has witnessed their sacred secret. The day she hid behind that boulder and watched as four animals shifted into people was not only disturbing but apparently reason enough to become a kidnap victim. Their plan is to take her to Pale Horse, the shaman who can erase her memory, but the group hits some bumps along the way. For instance, Jumlin, the demon prowling the Earth in the form of a man, is extremely interested in Charli.
6. Okay, you’re casting the movie version of your novel – who would you choose for the main characters? We’re talking dream cast.
I can honestly say I do not have names to fill this dream cast. I think I would rather find passionate, undiscovered actors whose faces aren't already associated with other roles.
7. Where can readers find your book and where can they find you online?
You can find me and my book in some of these places:
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