July 9, 2013

Tour Stop: In The Light Of The Moon by A.L. Kessler

In The Light Of The Moon
Dark War Chronicles 1
A.L. Kessler
June 11, 2013
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Stripped of all control, shifter Kassity has no choice but to be a killer for a vampire named Lucius. Obeying the vampire from the shadows was simply her way of life, until Jax comes to town and brings trouble with him. When her panther half recognizes Jax as her fated mate, Kassity must deal with betrayal, secrets and Lucius in order to be with him.

With a war going on between all supernatural creatures Jaxon must figure out whose side he is on. What started as a simple job turned into a complicated game of hearts when he meets Kassity, the woman he thought he was rescuing, but not everything is as it seems in Lucius' territory.

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Writing with a family

I have a little family, and I know there are writers out there who have bigger ones, but I often get asked when I find the time to write? My family consists of my husband, my daughter, and myself. Occasionally I have to work around extended family, but that’s a mess I’m not wiling to touch right now.

My daughter is a year and a half now and she does keep me busy. She’s at that age though where she takes naps. Naps are glorious things. When she goes down, I do some things around the house and then I sit down and work. It’s kind of like working against a timer, how much can I get done before she wakes? Some times I editing, other times I’m writing or blogging, but no matter what I get something done while she’s sleeping. After she wakes up I go back to being a mommy instead of an author. Then eventually bedtime comes for her, we get snuggles and she goes to sleep. Back into author mode, after I clean up her mess, and I work until I can’t anymore.

The husband posses more of a challenge, he likes to talk. Since we don’t see each other a whole lot (he travels for business) I tend to get distracted by talking to him, which is fine, I miss him. He plays video game or watches anime in Japanese and I’ll get distracted watching him. This is where headphones come in handy; I always have a pair near so I can get some work done. I’m one of the lucky ones where my husband understands what I do and why I do it, so he’ll try to leave me to my work. He’s super supportive and I love him for it. (Well, I love him for a lot of other reasons too.)

Though I spend a lot of time working, family still comes first. I am a mother and a wife before I am an author. If something happens that keeps me from meeting my goals that day, than so be it. I try not to stress too much when I’m behind, because I do have deadlines I have to hit, but no matter what my husband and daughter come first.

A.L. Kessler is an up and coming author, with her first short story, Keeper, published in the anthology Evernight Vol. II and her second short story, Of Souls and Steam published in Penny Dread Stories Volume 3. Since she was a teenager she's loved weaving stories and spinning tales. When she's not at the beck-and-call of the Lord and Lady of the House, two black cats by the names of Jynx and Sophie, playing with her daughter, or playing video games with her husband of 4 years, she's either reading, participating in NaNoWriMo, or writing in her Blog Writing Rambles.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds great and I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing.


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