I have the privilege of interviewing the author of the Time Keepers, Nicki Markus, about her stories today.
What would you like to tell readers about Time Keepers?
Time Keepers is a paranormal mini-series set in the near future when supernatural creatures have been revealed and government agencies are trying to either eradicate them or use them in some way. The hero and heroine of the story each have secrets and soon find themselves on the run.
Are your other books also in segments? What are they about?
This story was released in four short story length parts because Wicked Nights Publishing was particularly looking for serials at the time for their Wicked Bites releases. Parts 1 and 2 are already out and parts 3 and 4 will follow in May and June 2011.
This is my only series so far; my other releases have been more standard fare. First came Awaken to the Night – a paranormal horror/thriller short story – and then Dragon’s Heart, which is a fantasy novella. I recently signed a contract with Silver Publishing for my vampire paranormal romance story called Day-Walker, but that will not be released until September 2011.
When did you get your first break as a writer?
It was actually thanks to my friend and fellow author, Julie Lynn Hayes. I had asked her to beta a story that I was planning on submitting to an anthology, but she suggested I send it to one of her publishers instead. I did, it was accepted and was published within a few months. That was Awaken to the Night and things went on from there.
Is writing your only work?
Sadly no. I would love to do nothing but write, but I will have to wait until after my international bestseller! ;) For now I also have a day job doing admin and I am studying for a Diploma in Editing and a Higher Diploma in Publishing. Eventually I’d love to work part time somewhere and spend the rest of the time doing freelance editing and translation and writing my own stuff.
What are you working on at present?
I am working on a new novella length thriller. This one is my first break away from paranormal/fantasy. Unfortunately, I have not had much time to work on my writing since I started back at my day job a few weeks ago, but I hope to finish the first draft of this new story during the Easter holidays. After that I do have an idea brewing for some more vampire romance.
Where can readers find out more about you and your writing?
I would like to thank Nicki for allowing me the opportunity to read the first two Time Keepers. I receive no compensation for this or any other reviews posted here. Thank you.
Time Keepers – Part 1 – Running Blind
"It seems like any ordinary day as Nick waits for the train, but then a chance encounter with a young woman turns his world upside down. What is it that she is running from and will helping her jeopardise his own secret, making him a target too?"
Time Keepers – Part 2 – The Beast Within
"With Nick’s secret now exposed, he and Ellie must run for their lives, pursued by the Governor and his Time Keepers. Will they be able to stay hidden or is their time nearly up?"