Ari is the daughter of Ares, the God of War. Half goddess and half Phoenician, she is raised by her father in secrecy until her 18th birthday, when he is forced to return to Olympus.
She chooses not follow her father, and decides to venture out into the mortal realm. There, Ari crosses paths with the archangel Julius, who bears a message from a seer. Ari must return to the Bayou to her late mother’s coven to regain her family crown, she is soon fighting for more than just the crown; she is fighting for her life, and the inner darkness that’s consuming her.
With 7 days to prepare for her trials and 7 days to fight for her life, Ari does the one thing she must do to survive; she forges herself into the weapon she was born to be.
Who am I, you ask? I am a woman who wears many hats. A mother of 3 wonderful boys is my first and for most priority, and from there it trickles down. I’m a wife, a cook, a house cleaner and a mommy to two dogs and a lazy loveable cat. Then there’s my ulternate life.. The writer she is the kid who refuses to grow up. Stuck in a mind state of a teenager, who still has imaginary friends. The two halfs of me get along great!! As long as I let the writer out and listen to my imaginary friends tell me their story, then there’s no conflict. If I keep her caged up too long… Well… You know what they say, when you keep the beast caged up to long, it gets angry.
The life of a writer is who your born to be, not a job you just take on. It’s who I am.
10 favorite things about being an author
-Freedom to write what I want
-I get to work around my kids & family schedule
-You are your own boss
-I love sharing my stories with the universe
-I want to prove that Latina’s can be writers and can make it one way or another in the literary industry
-It’s therapeutic for me
-I’m the puppeteer of my own universe
-I may not be a best seller or famous but I plan to leave a mark in this world
-It’s plain fun for me
-I not only write for myself, I also write so that my boys know it’s okay to follow your dreams no matter how big or little they are.
Top five favorite books/authors
-The League & Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
-Lords of the Underworld & Angels of Darkness by Gena Showalter
-Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick
-Embrace series by Jessica Shirvington
-Vampire Academy & Bloodline series by Richelle Mead
Setting the scene: How I chose my Location for my book.
I choose my location New Orleans, for a few reasons. New Orleans is one of the most fascinating cities in the United States. It’s full of magic, life and beauty. It is said that you feel a certain kind of vibe during the day and a different one at night. Life in the Quarter changed completely at night, it’s a whole new world they say. New Orleans is infamous for it’s voodoo, black magic, urban legends and it’s paranormal activity. New Orleans has so much history and tragedy and yet it still stands strong. It is the one place in the world if I could get up and move to I would. I am completely in love with The French Quarter, so much history and beauty. That is one city that regardless of what kookiness happens there it will always thrive. There was no way I couldn’t write a series based out of New Orleans. New Orleans was a big inspiration for me, and I can’t wait until book 2 is released it will only bring ‘The Hybrid’ to life in a bigger way.