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Alexia’s Writing Process by A. A. Chamberlynn | The Zyan Star Series Book Tour | Silver Dagger Tours Presents Urban Fantasy

The Zyan Star Series by A. A. Chamberlynn is on virtual book tour. The urban fantasy stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post. Be s...

The Zyan Star Series by A. A. Chamberlynn is on virtual book tour. The urban fantasy stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post.

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Alexia’s Writing Process

Writers are frequently asked when they first considered themselves to be writers. I’m kind of rare in that I’ve always felt I was a writer. There was never a defining moment, I just was. I loved books as a child and first starting writing stories when I was five. In my teens I decided I would be a novelist and actively started to pursue it as a career (finishing books always helps, though ☺). It wasn’t until my late twenties that I actually finished my first novel and got serious about things.

I usually write on a sofa or chair with my legs propped up, laptop in hand. I have to write without music or noise to distract me. It doesn’t have to be total silence, but reasonably quiet. My process is to get the first draft written as quickly as possible and then edit later. A lot of people get hung up on their first drafts being ugly, but I don’t care. A first draft is supposed to be ugly. I have a simple one-page outline with the main plot points. I LOVE it when one of my characters takes over and does something unexpected, so I don’t feel locked to my outline at all. In fact, that act of raw creation, of sudden inspiration, is my favorite part of writing.

I’ve completed ten books at this point, and countless other unfinished works. It usually takes an average of three months to complete the first draft. My fastest ever was five weeks (that was with Huntress Found, the first book in my Timekeeper’s War series). Then I edit, edit, edit. My critique partners look at it and provide feedback as well. I don’t really believe in writer’s block. There are plenty of times I absolutely feel like I cannot write (uninspired, too tired, too distracted, etc.), but if I just open up my laptop and sit down something usually starts coming out. And again, since I’m not hung up on the first draft being ugly, I don’t care if it’s trash. I’m happy with it by the end of all my rounds of edits, so that’s what matters. I love it when my readers are happy, too ☺

Martinis with the Devil
Zyan Star Series Book 1
by A. A. Chamberlynn
Genre: Urban Fantasy

When offered a job on the Holy Representative’s special security team, bounty hunter Zyan Star couldn’t be less interested – until she finds out it’s her most hated of exes that they’re trying to track down. He broke her heart and dumped her, which in turn led to the loss of her soul at the hands of an immortal soul thief. Now she too exists on a diet of souls, with the occasional martini thrown in for good measure, and she’s had over two hundred years to fantasize about revenge. She just didn’t quite imagine it playing out alongside the emissaries of Heaven.

Working with Eli, the uptight angel that heads up the HR’s security, is just about as much fun as Zy expects. He of course wants her vampire ex brought to justice through legal avenues, which is very inconvenient and incredibly boring. As she dives into the case, however, she realizes there’s more at stake than her plot for payback. Like, the free will of mankind, and preventing the minions of hell from taking over the sovereign dimensions. 

This job is going to push her to the limits of her abilities, and there’s just a slight problem with that: the powers she’s suppressed for centuries after losing control of them are exactly the powers she’s going to need to save the HR, end her millennia-old ex and stop Lucifer’s little plot to join the party and invade Earth. 

Savior of humanity? Not so much. Or so she thought.

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Whiskey and Angelfire
Zyan Star Series Book 2

Can Zyan avert the war that’s brewing before her past catches up to her, quite literally?

When one of the angelic warriors goes missing, Zyan and Eli head off to Dublin to join the search. As soon as they arrive, they're swept into rising tensions between the angelic forces and the other supernatural races. As more supernaturals go missing, Archangel Michael will stop at nothing to put the perpetrator behind bars, even if it means placing the city under martial law.

To add to the mess, Zyan's sister Anna is in Dublin, and where Anna is, Lucifer is only a step behind. Not to mention Alexander, Zyan's sworn enemy. Zyan has more than a sneaking suspicion they’re at the heart of a spree of recent demon invasions. But something is odd about these demons, and if she doesn’t figure it out before Lucifer reveals his ultimate plan, the price could be catastrophic.

As if things couldn’t get worse, being back in Ireland where she was turned immortal has dredged up the worst from her past. Including her maker, Olga, who’s none too pleased that Zyan’s come back. 

Vengeance and Vermouth
Zyan Star Series Book 3

Book three in the Amazon bestselling Zyan Star urban fantasy series!

To bring her best friend back from the dead, Zyan will march into Hell itself. But first she needs to amass a force that can challenge Lucifer on his home turf. 

With Archangel Michael and the forces of Heaven on her heels, Zyan criss-crosses the globe, gathering a supernatural team of epic proportions. She’s calling in all her favors this time, summoning figures from her past both dangerous and deadly.

And to get into Hell she must work with the worst of them all, the one who murdered her friend in the first place. Zy will have to put aside her burning need for revenge to pull off the biggest mission of her life, but that may prove to be the one thing she can’t do.

Alexia is the author of the Amazon bestselling Zyan Star urban fantasy series and The Timekeeper's War contemporary fantasy series. She lives in Florida with her son, two cats, and a bearded dragon. When she's not writing or reading, she can be found playing with horses, drinking wine, traveling to the next place on her global wish list, or maybe doing yoga. Dr. Who, unicorns, and katanas make her very happy. She is represented by Sandy Lu of the L. Perkins Agency.

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