It's been a very relaxing weekend here at Supernatural Central, but as we head into the week things are gearing up for an exciting (yet unusual) fall. Today we're lucky to have author Niki Livingston in the house. Welcome, Niki!
SC: Tell me a little bit about your main character of this book.
NL: There are three main characters – Zoe Dawn, Kia Lynn, and Alex
Zoe Dawn is a headstrong, adventurous, sharp-tongued young woman who has reached the age when she can be mated. However, she has no interest in a partner. Her heart is set on exploration and freedom, but the village leaders do not want her asking questions or digging too far into the past. Her elemental gift could disrupt the plans of those who have ill-intentions for the world.
Kia Lynn is Zoe Dawn’s best friend and has spent many seasons following her into the unknown, only to be punished for breaking the village rule. Her anxiety keeps her more in line with the leaders’ bidding and she yearns for the safety of a family and partnership. However, her whirlwind tendencies are surfacing and creating a bond she did not know existed.
Alex is a blue-eyed half-human, half-anaman, who was forced from the only life she knew in 2025 and dragged through time and alternate universes to collide with Kia Lynn and Zoe Dawn in 4034. Her overly tall stature and the blueish-silver swirls that run through her skin are not welcomed by the native girls, but Earth’s survival depends on her flood of abilities and their final unification.
SC: Do you believe in the paranormal and if so, do you have an experience you can share?
NL: I do believe in the paranormal.
SC: Great! Then you're in the right place.
NL: When I was pregnant with my oldest child, I was energetically attacked by a dark entity.
SC: Tell us more.
NL: I was twenty-one and unmarried, but living in a home that was filled with good energy. It was the first time I had experienced anything dark in my space and I will never forget it.
There were two instances.
The first time, my best friend was with me and witnessed the entire encounter. We both saw the shadowed figure move from the outside and then through the closed door, but she did not have the intensely black energy thrown at her. That only happened to me and instinctively, I knew it was after my baby.
The second time I was alone in the basement of my friend’s house. The dark entity menacingly surrounded me and for a brief moment I could not see anything by blackness. It took me several seconds to tear myself away from it and escape upstairs. My friend’s father gave me a blessing and the dark entity has never returned.
Although I am not religious, because of that experience, I 100% believe in the power of blessings/clearings/cleansings/whatever-you-want-to-call-them. Through my own connection my source, I have kept myself and my daughter protected for twenty-one years.
SC: Good to know. Sage away. What titles are you working on now that you can tell us about?
NL: I am finishing the edits of the second book in the Chaos Awakened Saga, Expanded Chaos. It will launch on November 10th, followed by the final book in February 2021.
Expanded Chaos blurb
Earth's transformation swept like wildfire across the globe, but now threats of extinction hover in the heavens as well as on sturdy ground.
Whispers of her mother returning consume Kia Lynn’s every thought, but she quickly realizes the intentions of her mother might not have always been pure. An unbroken bond between them lingers, convincing her she can still save the woman she loves most in the world.
Zoe Dawn's confidence has soared because of her elemental connection to Mother Gaia. Revealing her true nature is now more important than ever, but a secret exchange between the Doyen and a stranger could dim her fire and have her questioning her place among her people.
Alex's hidden past is being unraveled through spiteful actions of her aunt, who also threatens Alex's very existence. An uncle who risked his life to protect her and the time machine that gave her a new beginning, have been ripped away to ensure her past escape will become her eternal grave.
The three elementals believed their obligation was fulfilled, but as the world awakens, new foes and challenges arise intent on destroying all they have created.
SC: Thanks for sharing your stories with us. We'll let you go, but the rest of us will take a look at the story below.
Genre: Dystopian Fantasy
Date of Publication: 8/11/20
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