Stalked by Flames
Dragon’s Breath Series, Book One
Genre: Urban Fantasy/New Adult
Date of Publication: ebook- July 27th, 2015
Date of Publication: audio- September 24th, 2015
Number of pages: 484
Word Count: 101,000
Cover Artist: Jeff Brown Graphics
and Claudia at Phatpuppy Art
Bailey Monzac has just graduated college and is leaving town for her parents’ ranch in Texas when a massive earthquake unleashes the unthinkable on the world: fire-breathing dragons.
Chaos erupts as people flee for their lives, and Bailey survives only because she is somehow immune to the dragons’ flames. In the midst of the mayhem, Bailey is helped by a shape-shifting dragon named Aidan, who recognizes Bailey is a dragon slayer and will be an essential ally in the power struggle between—and within—the dragon clans.
Natural disasters intensify and dragons lay waste to the world as civilization all but collapses amid the loss of electricity and running water. Roving gangs prowl the debris-filled streets, and Bailey and her friends manage to find refuge in the university library. As her relationship with Aidan deepens during private training sessions, Bailey must learn to harness her newfound skills or see everything she knows and loves destroyed.
Stalked by Flames is a gritty urban fantasy about a woman’s journey into a dark new reality she never could have imagined.
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/VjxCyQLsBkg
Available at Amazon
Susan Illene served in the US Army for eleven years and worked as a human resources specialist and an Arabic linguist. She served two deployments to Iraq, and after leaving the army, she studied history at the University of Oklahoma. She and her husband currently live in Oklahoma with two high-maintenance cats doing their best to help her write her books.
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Please welcome Stalked by Flames author Susan Illene to Diane’s Book Blog.
How long did it take you to write Stalked by Flames?
I wrote a few scenes when the idea for the book first hit me, but it wasn’t until a year later before I could buckle down on the book. Then it took me a little over four months to finish writing, plus do the revising and editing.
If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?
I’d have to say Aidan since he’s a dragon shape-shifter and could fly me out of there!
What is your favorite book that you wrote?
Right now, I’d definitely have to say Stalked by Flames.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
It’s a big toss-up between Ilona Andrews, Jeaniene Frost, and Karen Marie Moning. I love their characters and world building.
How do you overcome writer’s block?
One thing that helps is to listen to podcasts about writing. Hearing other authors talk about their process helps motivate me. Other times, I’ll make myself do timed writing because it can help force me to get words on the page. Eventually, they’ll begin to flow on their own.
What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?
Definitely ebooks for reading. I like that I can take as many as I want with me wherever I go and that it’s never too dark in the room to see the iPad screen.