Monday, October 7, 2013

New Release: DAKOTA CAPTIVE by Alythia Brown

Today I'm excited to introduce you to a new author and her exciting new paranormal romance, DAKOTA CAPTIVE.

About the Book:
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...
Sounds intriguing, right? I can't wait to read this one. And now, a little Q&A with the author, Alythia Brown!

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:

Dakota Captive in Print  Barnes and Noble and Amazon

Dakota Captive for Kindle
About the Author:
Alythia Brown was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where she now lives with her husband and their three small children. She found her inspiration to write Dakota Captive after traveling to North Dakota to return an authentic peace pipe to the Sioux Natives. The artifact had been picked up after the Massacre of Wounded Knee in 1890, and eventually ended up in the hands of one of her ancestors—who, in turn, told everyone it was a wagon spoke. Alythia is the author of two short stories, published in the Mertales anthology, and she aspires to publish many more books for children, teens and young adults.


  1. Thanks for stopping by on your blog tour, Alythia! It was great to get to know you and hear about your new book! Wishing you Many happy sales!

  2. Maybe as you clean, you can keep twitching your nose, hoping for a bolt of lightening or a spider bite or a freak accident that will grant you the power.

    1. LOL, Libby. I'd rather have the powers without the spider bite - I hate spiders!

    2. Oh, but maybe Alythia feels differently. (probably not)

  3. I just bought 10 books. Going to make it a must read for my book club at school.

    1. Thanks for stopping by to visit Alythia on her tour! Hope your book club likes this book - I can't wait to get my copy!


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