Jessie moved from New York to North Carolina one week after school let out for summer break. Her newly single mother and Jessie move in with grandma Gayle. Being a teen in a retirement area, is one more thing to add to her ‘this sucks’ list. It’s bad enough to have to move, but even worse her alcoholic father left them as he went on a quest to be an artist in Greece.
Things begin to look up when she is reintroduced to Caleb, the dorky boy that saved her life one summer at the beach. Caleb is no longer scrawny and nerdy, he is now tall, dark and handsome. Caleb is a Light Tamer.
Jessie and Amber become fast friends. Amber is a no frills girl, her snarky comments and sassy attitude will raise a few eyebrows and have you laughing out loud. Amber is rough around the edges, a light tamer with only two years left to find the one she is bound to. Her father’s surfing accident left her dad paralyzed and her brother dead.
This paranormal romance will keep you on the edge of your seat with humor, romance, and determination. Fall head over heels for Caleb and Jessie.
Thank you so much for stopping by today Devyn!
Will this be the only book in the series? The Light Tamer is the first book in a trilogy. Enlightened (the second book in the series) is scheduled to come out late August
Are you currently working on anything else?
I’m currently working on Enlightened, a novella for my Legacy of Kilkenny series and an illustrated children’s book.
Do you have any advice for authors wanting to publish? (Why did you choose to go indie? If this applies – If not why traditional)
I’d suggest that they study the other self published books in the same genre they are writing. Read a couple of Indie books, one that has rave reviews and one that is not as successful. Make notes about the styles and see what you would have changed in the poorly reviewed book. I’d also suggest finding another Indie author mentor, one that has already walked the path. Join critique groups and allow strangers to give you opinions. It doesn’t mean they are right, and you don’t have to change it, but be prepared for others to see the same problem. You might have to cut scenes that you love, but if they don’t support the story and are boring, cut them. My last piece of advice is to find covers of Indie books you love, ask the author who did the cover. You can pay as little as $40 and up. People do judge a book by its cover, so make it gorgeous.
Why did I go Indie…hmmmm that is easy. I love the fact that I can keep the names of my characters. The integrity of my story isn’t compromised by someone telling me to rewrite and change the plot. I love artistic control. The best reason? I get to meet some fabulous writers and best of all, the fans.
What is your favorite writing snack?
I don’t typically eat when writing… I DO drink coffee and eat vitamin B-12. Oh yeah, I try to eat a teaspoon of cinnamon before writing. No, I don’t eat it straight; I like cinnamon-sugar toast. Cinnamon is great for the brain.
What gets you in the mood to write? - I work best in an empty house with meditation music.
Who is your favorite character and why?
In my books, I love Amber. She is a little different, but likeable. She is snarky and quick witted, you never know when she’ll pipe in when you least expect it. She has been a fan favorite too. In other books… I love Harry Potter – he made my son fall in love with books.
Favorite book of all time?
Children’s – Mother Goose book of Nursery Rhymes. Middle School – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Young Adult – Twilight Adult – Interview with the Vampire
I think breakfast says a lot about a person, what is your perfect breakfast?
Cinnamon toast, Kashi Crunch and coffee
Do you have a favorite period of time that you like to write about or would like to live?
I try to stay in the current time period. I say that, but I have a book that I plan on finishing that starts in the 1700’s. I’d love to live in a loft in Paris.
Please tell us in one sentence why we should read your book!
It is rumored that you’ll laugh out loud and fall in-love all over again.
Thank you so much for stopping by Devyn.
Be sure to pick up The light Tamer – It’s a GREAT Cheap Read for only $2.99!!