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Carly graciously answered my questions. Thanks, Carly!
Your book is a departure from most paranormal books. Where did you get your idea for "Finding My Faith"?
The whole Six Saviors series was born when I toured a decommissioned missile silo in Tucson. They had a program where you could spend a boatload of money and spend the night there, and I began thinking about what it would be like to live in a missile silo. Then my husband and I were joking around about how funny it would be if aliens lived in a missile silo, and there was the series.
Finding My Faith is the second book in the series and focuses on the warrior Rayner, who is a Forest Dweller on his planet. They live off the land as Native American Indians used to, so I wanted all of that to tie together within the story.
What kind of research went into your story?
Faith is a Native American who is part of a legend. I did a lot of research into Native American legends to try to find one that would fit within the book, but I couldn't find one. I had to make up my own.
Do you have any odd writing quirks, superstitions or habits?
Not really. I do have a bunch of white noise on my Ipod that I listen to when I write, but that's about it. And I know that they will soon discover that Hershey's Kisses increase creativity. That's what I tell myself anyway :)
Plotter or Pantser?
A little bit of both. I do plot out my books, but sometimes things don't go as planned and I end up going by the seat of my pants until I can get things back on track.
Do you have anything new coming up?
I do. I'm currently in the editing process of the third installment of the Six Saviors Series that will focus on the warrior Hudson.
Do you have any questions you'd like to ask our readers?
Do you prefer your heroes to have a softer side to them, or just to be totally alpha?
Growing up in a small Northern Arizona town, Faith Cloudfoot’s life was spent playing in the forests surrounding her house under the protective eyes of her father, and learning about the legends of her Native American heritage. Yearning for more out of her life, she moves to Phoenix, Arizona at the age of twenty-three where she is kidnapped and almost killed.
Rayner has a special ability, one that weighs on him like a curse. He can see spirits trapped in between life and their final resting place. Because he can’t do much to help them, he studiously ignores them. He concentrates, instead, on working with his fellow warriors to right the wrongs caused by the evil criminals from his home planet.
When Rayner sees Faith in her spirit form while investigating a lead in Phoenix, his attraction to her is immediate, yet he follows his own personal code and ignores her cry for attention. When he realizes that she may be a stepping stone to getting him home to his own universe, he engages Faith and begins to use her as a means to an end: going home.
As the attraction grows stronger, Rayner finds himself breaking all sorts of self-set rules, as well as the code of ethics set by him and his fellow warriors. When Faith nears death, Rayner realizes that he must do everything in his power to save her, because if he doesn’t, he may just lose himself.
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