That’s where my Zodius series is set and where I’m headed this weekend for a signing with Barnes and Noble. Why Vegas?
Years ago I owned a staffing agency and worked around the clock. About the only time I took off was for a few trips to Las Vegas every year. I fell in love with the excitement of the city. Casinos, shows, great food, and so much more. I was also married to an Army man who had a deep family history with the military. All of his uncles were Special Forces, as was his father. I had an office in the Killeen, Texas area and in Austin, which meant there were a lot of military influences as well from Ft. Hood that had touched my life.
But here is where it gets interesting. My ex’s father told us from his death bed, that the secret he’d carried with him all his life, was his presence when that mysterious Roswell ship crashed. He was sworn to secrecy. He didn’t say much but he said a few things that got my thinking cap on. What happened that night when they recovered whatever they recovered? And what really happens at Area 51? Why does the government deny it even exists? I don’t know that we will ever know, but I sure let my imagination run wild. What if the government used whatever they recovered to advance medicine and create Super Soldiers? Medicine is advancing at rocket speed as it is. We can actually inject people with their own stem cells to help them regrow tissue. There are athletes paying the price to put this experimental and successful technique, to use. We are capable of so much that ethics don’t allow us to pursue. But what if the government threw out ethics? I know. Hard to believe that would happen, right? :)
I had a lot of fun creating this world and I love writing these characters who are battling emotional wars over who and what they have become, and how that impacts those around them, and the world itself. In the meantime, they still faced saving the world from itself, and from one of their own kind who believes he is the chosen one to rule all.
If you want to get a tiny glimpse of this world I just released a .99 cent short story that has its own Happily Ever After and gives you a look at several of the heroes in the series.
Warning! Sexy alpha soldier out to protect his woman! There will be sparks that fly and plenty of sexy moments!
About the story:
Sonia' a gifted psychic who finds herself seeing visions of the many women who have started disappearing around Vegas. Visions that have now put her on the radar of Adam Rain, a soldier who was part of an experiment that made him a super solider, powerful and dangerous. Adam wants to control the city. He wants to control her.
Kel is also one of those super soldiers, a part of the unit called Renegades who fight to protect humanity. A soldier who once planned to call Sonia his wife until an Area 51 experiment changed his life, his future, Sonia's future. But now she is in danger, and nothing, and no one, is going to hurt her. She is his passion, his desire, his heart.
The man she believes is dead.
I hope you will give it a try. And if you are in Vegas this weekend I will be at the Barnes and Noble in Henderson from 1-4 on the 26th with t-shirts and all kinds of goodies. I’ll be signing THE DANGER THAT IS DAMION(Amazon / Barnes and Noble) and the first 20 people get THE STORM THAT IS STERLING (Amazon / Barnes & Noble) for free! I look forward to seeing you there!
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Henderson, NV 89014