This story managed to put together western, LGBTQ, and paranormal like it was nothing, and I love it!
Revenge (City of Kaus, #1) by Dani Hoots released in November in the LGBTQ+, New Adult, Science Fiction, Western genre.
It has been three years since Elvira “Ellie” Ryder was betrayed by her best friend Cor and watched as her hometown of Kaus was leveled by invaders from a different Zone. Now sworn to seek revenge on him, Ellie has teamed up with her old friend Zach to find their long lost friend.
After getting offered a bounty hunting job—really an assassination job—they find out that part of their payment is the whereabouts of Cor. Without hesitation Ellie and Zach take the job and make their way to the Human Zone to assassinate their target. As they make their way through the desert, and through the Human Zone, they are up against the prejudice of their kind—Kausian, a race that can shapeshift but always stand out with their golden eyes. Nevertheless, they never miss a mark—that is, unless they find out the truth about who destroyed their kind and how their target is right in the middle of it all.
Will Ellie be able to forgive Cor after learning the truth? Or will she forever hold on to that hatred?
AUTHOR BIO:Dani Hoots is a science fiction, fantasy, romance, and young adult author who loves anything with a story. She has a B.S. in Anthropology, a Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning, a Certificate in Novel Writing from Arizona State University, and a BS in Herbal Science from Bastyr University.
Currently she is working on a YA urban fantasy series called Daughter of Hades, a YA urban fantasy series called The Wonderland Chronicles, a historic fantasy vampire series called A World of Vampires, and a YA sci-fi series called Sanshlian Series. She has also started up an indie publishing company called FoxTales Press. She also works with Anthill Studios in creating comics through Antik Comics.
Her hobbies include reading, watching anime, cooking, studying different languages, wire walking, hula hoop, and working with plants. She is also an herbalist and sells her concoctions on FoxCraft Apothecary. She lives in Phoenix with her husband and visits Seattle often.
What was the worst part of writing a book?
For me, and I believe other authors, the worst part of writing a book is having to market it after the fact. The reason I hate this part of writing a book is because you can do all the marketing you want, but if you don’t push it to the right people, it will all be for nothing. Sometimes it is hard to find your niche, and sometimes it isn’t. It is an entire skillset that takes a lot of learning, and it also takes time away from writing, and it can be frustrating.
Some recommendations I have for authors starting out, or those who are seasoned authors, is to find a social media you enjoy and that you feel would have your niche of readers. This can be Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. For me, I have the most fun on Instagram making mythology and book review posts. For ads, I have had the best luck with Facebook, but lately I have not. Each author is different, and it would be beneficial finding authors similar to you or what your readers like and seeing how they market. I also recommend finding your community and making friends. Don’t expect anything from people in the community but help them out. If they decide to help spread the word about your book as well, that’s great, but don’t ever assume others will share. Below are some beneficial classes and other resources to check out for authors struggling with marketing, or just wanting to see if there is anything new one can
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