The Echo of Her Presence
by Alaina Stanford
I have one of those brains that won’t turn off at night. Many nights I would distract my intellect by revamping a movie, book or TV show in my mind. I would twist and turn the plots and characters to achieve the ending I preferred. That developed into side stories about my favorite minor characters. Each night I fell asleep in the middle of a grand adventure. It wasn’t long before I began to create stories of my own and put pen to paper.
I love a good adventure. I love a good romance. As the mother of seven children, I also learned to love to play video games. One day it occurred to me to write an adventure that flowed like a video game and I added a touch of romance. Thus, Hypnotic Journey was born. The HJ characters are like a family to me. They are foolish, daring, resourceful, passionate and dedicated to their friends.
My love for Science Fiction gave birth to the Treborel Series. It’s a paranormal Sci-Fi romance featuring a psychotic villain and a multiple layer of hero’s fighting to survive the chaos.
I write about how friendship and love can carry you through situations that you might not otherwise survive. You will find my stories exciting and steamy, but I am not an erotic writer. My stories fade to dark when the steam begins to rise, but take it from me, the steam does rise and emotions do soar.
Ariel carried the ultimate burden of failure on her shoulders. She’d fallen victim to the oldest trick in the book. Angel’s aren’t supposed to fail, angels aren’t suppose to fall in love. Her failure concerned both. In her moment of weakness she had not only failed mankind, she had failed God. Now her heart was an island of ice encased behind a steel barrier no one could penetrate. Not even her divine partner Met.
Ariel’s heart was locked away forever. Then she gazed into the steely gray eyes of a stubborn Texas rancher.
Author Top 10
- I have 7 kids.
- I sing Christian Rock.
- I’m a terrible roller skater.
- I’m a terrible snow skier.
- I’m allergic to cats (but love them!).
- I’m mildly claustrophobic.
- I’m a sucker for a happy ending. I won’t watch a movie that ends badly.
- I sang in a ‘beauty’ shop quartet in middle school for the talent show.
- I took ballet, tap and jazz in school.
- I can speak a very minimal amount of French.
And some fun interview questions
When did you know you wanted to write books?
I wrote my first story at age 6 and kept writing. Although it never occurred to me to try to publish my books until a few years ago when an author friend suggested it.
What does your writing process look like?
I brainstorm story lines, then write a paragraph summary, then outline a summary, then do an outline by chapter, then write, write, edit, write, edit, edit, write,
What other hobbies do you enjoy when you are not writing?
I play the piano, am learning to play the flute and sing.
A lot of authors I have noticed have music as a way to help with their writing. Is this something that you have used as well? If not what are some things you have used?
Music or a classic movie running in the background help me write, other times complete silence is best.