Release Date: 6/13/22
Publisher: Shadow Spark Publishing
A bolt of lightning. And a dream of vengeance.
For wolf-demon Kari, these define her every waking moment. Her parents are dead, slaughtered by human hands, forcing their only daughter to masquerade among their killers to save her own skin. Now she dwells among them, hiding her lightning-based abilities and plotting a terrible revenge, believing her schemes are all she's good for now. But when she discovers unexpected solace among a group of humans who look past her monstrous nature, Kari finds herself questioning everything. Her mission. Her dreams. Even the hatred festering in her heart.
Is it possible for a creature like Kari to find happiness in a world that despises her?
Or will the specters of her past force her down the path of vengeance in the end?
What is the hardest part of writing
Getting started! I can get a rough idea and be all excited about it, but as soon as I sit down to start writing, my head is suddenly full of distractions. Like Twitter.
What songs are most played on your Ipod?
A mishmash of anime covers by Amalee and original songs based on anime by Divide Music! I think top right now is Amalee’s “Last Stardust.”
Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
I have a few critique partners, and my brother. They all read my junk during and after my processes and I am sooososo grateful for all of them.
What book are you reading now?
I’m listening to Rick Riordan’s Son of Neptune on Audible right now! On the side, I’m also reading various indie books on Kindle.
How did you start your writing career?
I got on Twitter and thought “I want to join a publishing house.” I began making connections and learning the ropes as far as editing, querying, etc. on there.
Birth of the Storm! I’ve been working on this thing for like two decades. It’s the first in Kari the wolf demon’s series, where she meets a few close friends and some enemies and goes through a whole bunch of tribulation. I wrote Kari’s story to be a little note to others out there who feel lost, alone, or out of control sometimes.
About the Author
Valerie Storm was raised in Tucson, Arizona. Growing up, she fell in love with everything fantasy. When she wasn’t playing video games, she was writing. By age ten, she began to write her own stories as a way to escape reality. When these stories became a full-length series, she considered the path to sharing with other children & children-at/heart looking for a place to call home.
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