Character Interview with Sha Phoenix leading female.
Hello Sha! I'm thrilled for this chance to find out more about you. Thanks for stopping by. What was the scariest moment of your life?
The time I was playing in the woods as a child and discovered I had about six spiders on me *shudder*
Ok in all seriousness, although that was without a doubt terrifying, I’d have to say the scariest moment of my life was being pulled through the collapsing Gateway in the Nexus and waking up in the Human Realm. On the one hand, I was excited to finally get to see the Human Realm up close. However realizing that you’re in a strange realm sitting in a pool of blood a short distance from a dead body is NOT the best way to wake up.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be a Sentinel as a child. I’m an Infernum Sorceri and we are notorious for having unpredictable powers. The best way to control our magic is to channel it as much as possible. As a Sentinel, I have plenty of opportunities to use my powers kicking ass, and I have the added benefit of Aquarum traits to help with healing. It’s a win-win
What do you do to unwind and relax?
I love reading, hanging out with my friends, and when I’m able, I love going back to my home town of Fire Falls and exploring the waterfalls. I’ve tried meditating, but I can never seem to sit still long enough. Sometimes if I’m really keyed up, I’ll spar with my partner, Luca.
Morning Person? Or Night Person? How do you know?
I’m definitely a night person. No doubt about that. I loathe waking up in the morning usually and do everything I can to avoid getting out of bed. Whenever possible I’ll take the night missions and since my partner is Elven with great night vision, we can usually swing those.
If I came to visit early in the morning would you impress me as being more like a chirpy bird or a grumpy bear?
I’m told that when we have to get up early for missions, some of my friends draw straws for who has to be the one to wake me up. Supposedly, I’ve blasted a few people across the room. Connor, on the other hand, can always wake me up in the most pleasant of ways.
What would we find under your bed?
A complete mess, haha. There are cross bows, swords, various weapons for specific creatures, and random articles of clothing I was too lazy to put away. I’m not the most neat person in the world!
Book 1 of the Mythrian Realm series
Genre: Dark Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Blue Phoenix Publishing
Number of pages: 200 print pages
Word Count: 42,000
Cover Artist: Miranda Stork (front cover)
Throughout history, myths and legends of extraordinary creatures have been told and retold. Fantastic tales of demons and banshees, gryphons and dragons, and of course, magic. Stories that every child grows to learn are nothing more than fantasy…or are they?
Beyond the world you see lies a hidden realm, the Mythrian Realm, inhabited by all of the creatures you’ve been told are mere fiction. Only one thing lies between humans and the truth: the Nexus. A magical barrier erected millennia ago to separate the two realms, it has stood the test of time. Until now.
For Mythrian Sha Phoenix, magic is nothing new. But when she stumbles upon a portal on the verge of collapse, her fate will forever change. Pulled through the portal into the Human Realm, she lands in the middle of Detective Connor Flynn’s brutal murder scene. Soon it is obvious someone is using blood magic to try to bring down the Nexus. Together, Connor and Sha must work to unravel the secrets before the barrier falls and the realms collide.
The Nexus is breaking and all hell is about to unleash…literally.
I am a wife, a programmer, and now an author. I have an adorable mini Schnauzer and more books than I have room for. I love reading romance because no matter what may be happening in my life, I can always count on my books to end happily ever after. The day I met my husband was the day I truly began believing in happily ever after. After hearing me complain a few too many times that I had “nothing” to read despite the hundreds of paperbacks scattered around the house, my husband began suggesting I write my own stories. When I finally took his advice I discovered that although I enjoy my day job as a software engineer, my true calling is to be an author.
My sister drilled into me an appreciation for fantasy and mythology, something I try to bring to my books. My debut novel, Breaking the Nexus started as a book written for NaNoWriMo and has grown to so much more. It was the conduit that introduced me to a fantastic group of independent authors who have changed my life in unimaginable ways.
When I’m not writing, I’ve found a passion for blogging and interviewing fellow authors. I also love reading (of course!), baking, crochet, sewing sock monkeys, playing video games, and all sorts of random crafts. I have an incurable love of rubber duckies and stuffed animals, and I believe nobody should have to grow up if they don’t want.