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Featured Author: Ali Cross

Solstice TourEnjoy this month-long tour featuring authors of all fantasy genres.  Maybe among them you will find a new favorite! (Note that I have not read all of these works, and their appearance here is not necessarily a personal endorsement.)

Ali Cross is today’s featured author from the Magic of Solstice Fantasy Writers’ Tour.

Help us get to know you better!  What do you write, and how do you describe yourself as an author?

I write fantasy and science fiction with a lot of action and angst. Hmm. How would I describe myself as an author? Joyful!

Of all the characters you’ve created, which one do you wish you could hang out with in real life and why?

Desi! She’s kind of hard to get to know, but I think I would really “get” her and she’d get me.

What innermost passion drives your writing, and what do you hope your readers feel or experience when they read your work?

What drives me is the desire that I might be able to improve someone’s life, even just a little bit, through a story I’ve written. I hope readers feel loved, like there’s hope for them, like there’s a chance for a better life, for happiness.

Become:  A Novel of Desolation Synopsis
It’s never too late to choose…

BecomeSixteen-year old Desolation Black wants nothing more than to stay in Hell where it’s cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she’s sent back to Earth where she must face the evil she despises and the good she always feared.

When Desi is forced to embrace her inner demon, she assumes her choice has been made—that she has no hope of being anything other than what her father, Lucifer, has created her to be. What she doesn’t count on, is finding a reason to change—something she’s never had before—a friend.

Desolate:  Book 2 of Desolation Synopsis
Where darkness lives, all will become desolate

It’s been two months since sixteen-year-old Desolation Black chose Earth over Hell and her friend Miri over her eternal love, Michael.

Desi goes through the motions of life: school, training, remaining vigilant against the forces of darkness, but her dreams are full of the choices she wishes she could change. When she’s injured by a strange demon, old temptations arise, and the lines between good and evil blur. Desi discovers those choices aren’t so final after all.

And this time, the power of love—for a friend, for a lover—may not be enough to save her from the darkness that lurks within.

Destined:  Book 3 of Desolation Synopsis
Destiny isn’t fate, it’s choice.

Choosing is a bad idea, because Desi always makes the wrong choice, and sometimes there are no do-overs. Certainly not this time, when all has been lost and Desi can’t even save herself, let alone her friends. For Desi, the hardest thing is letting someone help her, to accept their sacrifice on her behalf. But that’s exactly what she’ll have to do in order to save the worlds from Helena’s destruction.

The goddess of Helheimer, long imprisoned by Desi’s father, Loki, is free at last, and she’s bent on reclaiming what once was hers. The nine worlds will be drawn into war, over Hell, over Earth, with innocent humans as meaningless collateral.

While Michael and the Gardians of Asgard, along with the golden-armored Valkyrie, lead the battle for freedom, it’s Desi who holds the destiny of all the worlds in her hands.

Can she set aside her doubts, once and for all, and claim the gifts that are hers to bear? Can she accept the sacrifice that is made for her and Become all that she was created to be?

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Author Biography

aliauthorpicsmAli Cross grew up watching Bruce Lee movies and dreamed of being a kick-butt martial artist like Cynthia Rothrock. Well, she never became the kind of ninja she envisioned, but she does hold a black belt in awesome. She lives in Utah with her kickin’ husband, two sparring sons, one ninja cat, one sumo dog and four zen turtles. And a cache of nunchucks, staffs, kamas and other dangerous ninja-weapons.

Ali moonlights as Alex Banks where she writes wild middle grade adventures set in the faraway places of her imagination.

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Purchase

http://www.amazon.com/BECOME-Desolation-1-Ali-Cross-ebook/dp/B0064NRHMG
http://www.amazon.com/Desolate-Desolation-2-Ali-Cross-ebook/dp/B008HJ2Z8Q
http://www.amazon.com/Destined-three-Desolation-Ali-Cross/dp/1481016202

Connect with the Author

Website/Blog:  www.alicross.com

Author Pages:
http://www.amazon.com/ali-cross/e/B006U47A9Y

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5188441.Ali_Cross

Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/authoralicross

https://twitter.com/ali_cross

https://plus.google.com/+alicross/posts

https://www.pinterest.com/happygrrl/

 

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About weavingword

Allison D. Reid is a Christian Fantasy author with a fondness for Medieval history. Her first published series, the Wind Rider Chronicles, embraces traditional fantasy elements but is also infused with deeper spiritual themes. The first two books in the series, "Journey to Aviad" and "Ancient Voices: Into the Depths" can be found at Amazon and other online book retailers. "Journey to Aviad" is now FREE. Visit http://allisondreid.com/books-2/ to learn more.

One comment on “Featured Author: Ali Cross

  1. dkchronicles2013
    June 27, 2015

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