The sole survivor on a science vessel adrift in deep space, Zeus was adopted by the Emperor and Empress of the Mar’Sani, though he is both human and blind, and seen by most as unfit to join the royal family. Though they were able to repair his vision, Zeus does not trust his eyes and the nobles of his parents’ court refuse to ever trust a frail human.
Dargon Kal-Turak, along with his symbiote and lover Alpha, command one of the most dangerous ships in the stars. Narrowly escaping a trap, they dock in a space port to make repairs, but find that the Psionics hunting them are closing in fast. In desperation they kidnap the port Master Mechanic, unaware that the man they’ve brought on board is more than he seems, and will bring far more upheaval to their ship, their lives, and the stars than any of them could have imagined.
The peaceful respite for which Zeus and his intended, Dargon and Alpha, had been hoping is shattered when Zeus is unexpectedly drawn to the Waters of Poseidon and told that the safety they’ve been promised is a trap. But the Fal’Amoric aren’t the only important cargo on the Oethra 7, and countless others are depending on the success of their mission. If Zeus hopes to break the silent siege on Valespia and protect those most precious to him, he will need not just powerful allies but the fortitude to survive overwhelming odds.
Lexi: Thank you for having me today!
Molly: What music, if any do you listen to when you write?
Lexi: I listen to a wide range of music. It depends on the scene and the mood I’m trying to project. I do find that at least half of some of music is from soundtracks. Sometimes movies, sometimes video games. Smexy scenes usually requires some really sappy music that I normally don’t listen to otherwise. 🙂
Molly: Are you a full time writer, or part time writer?
Lexi: I am a full time author.
Molly: What was the transition like between part time and full time writer?
Lexi: The transition did take a little bit of time to get used to. My schedule changed. It was amazing how much my social activity dropped once I didn’t have to trudge into work. Then I had to find a way to balance working and family time. Being self-employed and knowing your paycheck is months away, I tended to keep long hours and work doubly hard. I felt guilty for not working all the time because I was used to seeing a payout every couple of weeks. Now the payout (not really talking about income but a finished manuscript, the artwork,and the feedback) didn’t come until 6-9 months down the road. The hardest part was having publisher issues right out of the gate. Being new I didn’t know what warning signs to look for. That was a huge hump to get over because it was like starting from scratch all over again.
Molly: Do you have a word count per day you try to hit?
Lexi: I don’t have a set work count per se. But I do make sure I write every day, so even if I’m writing blog posts for myself of others, I count it. Some weeks are completely dedicated to editing. I want the editing done, like now. It’s really easy for it to sit around for weeks. I need it in and out so that I can concentrate on writing. A good writing week for me is 20+k. A not so good week is around 7k.
Molly: When you finish writing a book, how long before you begin writing the next one?
Lexi: Depends on how fast the editing and beta reading goes. A couple of times it was within a couple of days, conditional upon how much world building I already completed. I’m always impatient about starting the next project. So usually, I’ll put the manuscript aside for a couple of weeks before I edit, and I’ll start on the next project. When I come to a good stopping point, I’ll go back and edit the resting manuscript with new eyes, and then send it out to be beta read.
Molly: Thank you for stopping by!
Lexi: Thank you for having me. I had a great time!
Lexi has always been an avid reader, and at a young age started reading (secretly) her mother’s romances (the ones she was told not to touch). She was the only teenager she knew of who would be grounded from reading. Later, with a pencil and a note book, she wrote her own stories and shared them with friends because she loved to see their reactions. A Texas transplant, Lexi now kicks her boots up in the Midwest with her Yankee husband and her eighty-pound puppies named after vacuum cleaners.
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