Category: My Writing Insights and Musings

Update: Sudden Shock and Upcoming Projects

Vacation time is over and it’s time to finish up the editing of Sudden Shock. The first book of my new ongoing series is mostly done. While Orlando’s tan is fading, I’ve returned to snow and cold, hoping spring will make its arrival soon. The difficulty in focusing on the work is caused mostly by thoughts I have on developing a tale, a continuation, for my previous trilogy.

I’ve received feedback that readers would like to know what happened with Tory and Rina. At the end of The Crystal Series, they are only mentioned briefly. Well, I have ideas on what transpired when time was reset. Alexa may have found her happily ever after, but there is more to the story. I love to start with the book cover first and build around it.  Below is the cover reveal for Tory and Rina’s story.

I can’t wait to dive into my new project, but in the meantime, I must finish Elleanor’s introduction to my fans. I love her character, her backstory and the many people in her world. To find out more about her visit www.niamarkos.com.

 

Deviated Time1                      

 

 

 

                              The complete Crystal Series available everywhere!

                                                         www.niamarkos.com

Excerpt from Harmony by Nia Markos #amwriting #UrbanFantasy #YoungAdult #RRBC #RWISA #IAN1

 

Rina sat down on the floor in front of him. He could see he had hurt her, but fought against wanting to comfort her. Whatever friendship they had developed was broken. He saw no way for them to go back to their easy camaraderie. She had misled him. He thought she was helping him find his parents, when instead, she led him on a wild goose chase. He waited for her to have her say, so he could return to his task.

amazone-2148911__340

Book One of The Crystal Series FREE everywhere. Grab your copy today.

The Complete Series Also available at $6.99

Five Star Reviews on Amazon Kobo and Goodreads.

Amazon  –  Kobo  –  Nook  –  iBooks   InstaFreebie  Smashwords

Excerpt from Harmony by Nia Markos #amwriting #UrbanFantasy #YoungAdult #RRBC #RWISA #IAN1

 

“We have not finished.” He said.

I slowly turned to face him. Burning rage colored my eyes red. He was standing, leaning over the table with his hands braced upon it. What I must have looked like, with my eyes flashing and my body quaking made him back down. He retook his seat, waiting to see what I would do. My mom’s eyes caught mine. She subtly shook her head. She was right. We had no time for this. We had to get to Deis-dé, make sure Asher was fine and plan our next move. These people were on their own. I felt no loyalty to them.

mystery-3109027__340

Book One of The Crystal Series FREE everywhere. Grab your copy today.

The Complete Series Also available at $6.99

Five Star Reviews on Amazon Kobo and Goodreads.

Amazon  –  Kobo  –  Nook  –  iBooks   InstaFreebie  Smashwords

Excerpt from Harmony by Nia Markos #amwriting #UrbanFantasy #YoungAdult #RRBC #RWISA #IAN1

 

He found himself back on the island he had left a little over a week before. The terrain had not changed. Bleak and overcast, the valley he arrived in was rain-soaked and frigid. As far as his eye could see, the Sidhe army spread out across the landscape. Prepared for battle, dressed in armor, they stood at attention facing the sea. They would remain in that alert position until their king or general issued orders.

Elron looked around for Asher, his king. In the distance, he saw a large tent situated on the hill rising above the valley. That was where he needed to go.

evening-72354__340

Book One of The Crystal Series FREE everywhere. Grab your copy today.

The Complete Series Also available at $6.99

Five Star Reviews on Amazon Kobo and Goodreads.

Amazon  –  Kobo  –  Nook  –  iBooks   InstaFreebie  Smashwords

Update on Sudden Shock the Elleanor Stone Collection and other stories to come. #amwriting #UrbanFantasy

The first draft of Sudden Shock should be completed early next week. I am so excited about how it has progressed. Editing it will have to wait two weeks as I take time off to visit Orlando, Florida. There we are planning to take in the sights, the parks (both Disney and Universal) and basically decompress from months of writing. When I return, I will be fresh to put the finishing touches to Elleanor’s story.  I’m looking at getting it to my editor somewhere around the end of April, and to have it released once she finishes putting her magic touch to it. Probably near July 2018.

I have had comments on The Crystal Series from fans, wanting to know more about Rina and Tory, and what happened to them. It has given me the idea of giving them their own book. So look forward to that. At the same time, Liam’s story of how he met the love of his life, how they found themselves torn apart, needs also to be delved into. I look forward to telling their story as well.

At the same time, the second book of the Elleanor Stone Collection is taking shape.  What case will she be working at this time, how will Brant figure into it, will they ever put the past to rest. Come back to find out more!.

http://www.niamarkos.com

 

BannerAll

Excerpt from Harmony by Nia Markos #amwriting #UrbanFantasy #YoungAdult #RRBC #RWISA #IAN1

“Thalia, the floor is yours.” Rydia stated.

Mom took a moment before rising to her feet. She steeled herself for what lay ahead. I could feel Rider tense beside her. Mom schooled her face into neutrality, showing none of the conflict inside her. Once on her feet, she looked everywhere but at her father. I resented his attitude. What had my mother done to deserve his scorn?

“Thank you, Rydia. I will not speak for long. Our request is a simple one. You all are aware of what Elsam has begun. If we do not join with the Sidhe in this battle, all we hold dear will be lost. Elsam has the Daimon and shadows working with him. Releasing them, unhindered, on earth will be devastating to all of us. I have come here to request that the council agree to have witches and warlocks join in the fight. Only together can we overcome the death and destruction that is sure to come.” Thalia sat once she had finished speaking.

fantasy-2771073__340

Book One of The Crystal Series FREE everywhere. Grab your copy today.

The Complete Series Also available at $6.99

Five Star Reviews on Amazon Kobo and Goodreads.

Amazon  –  Kobo  –  Nook  –  iBooks   InstaFreebie  Smashwords

Excerpt from Harmony by Nia Markos #amwriting #UrbanFantasy #YoungAdult #RRBC #RWISA #IAN1

“Watch!” His mother ordered him when he turned away.

Liam had no choice but to return his gaze to the scene before him. Even that glimpse was worth the anguish he felt. She was beyond beautiful to him. He knew each contour of her body. From the shapely legs, all the way up to the willowy arms that had held him. His eyes narrowed at what else he saw. Where is she?

The bubbling waters of the river she knelt beside were unknown to him. They had never been there together. He could name every place he had visited with her. The red sediment- covered riverbed, with the molten lava covered mountains in the distance was unfamiliar. The trees surrounding the area were lifeless. Contorted, blackened trunks and twisted bare branches were rooted in a scorched soil. The fast moving waters of the river reflected all the death around her. Why is she smiling?

woman-2997991_960_720

Book One of The Crystal Series FREE everywhere. Grab your copy today.

The Complete Series Also available at $6.99

Five Star Reviews on Amazon Kobo and Goodreads.

Amazon  –  Kobo  –  Nook  –  iBooks   InstaFreebie  Smashwords