The Darkness Trilogy
Aubrie L. Nixon
Genre: Fantasy, NA/YA
Date of Publication: November 2, 2016
Word Count: 71528
Tagline: Throne of Glass meets Avatar the Last Airbender
After witnessing something dark and strange on a routine mission, Sephera Travelle-- a nineteen-year-old assassin with a weakness for braided cinnamon bread and an affinity for murder--is thrust on a seemingly impossible quest to save her world.
Teaming up with her best friend Zadkiel and three warriors with flexible morals, she starts her journey on a search for a woman called “The First.” As a 500-year old cycle is about to start anew, creatures from the Dark Realm have begun to invade, bringing with them a dark and deadly plague. Sephera realizes that there may be more to this mission than simply finding “The First.”
She comes to realize that everyone in her life may not be quite what they seem, as more about the curse that separated their realms is revealed. She soon discovers the Dark Realm might not be so evil after all, and perhaps it is her realm that is filled with Darkness. She holds the lit match and must choose whether to resurrect the world, or help it burn.
From the deepest and darkest corners of my mind. MUHAHAHA Seriously though, I get my ideas from the world around me. I often play out scenarios with different characters in my mind, sometimes they form a story, sometimes they don’t. I like to experience different things too, and think how Sephera or Chantry right react or how their experiences may differ from my own. Basically, just living life is where I get my ideas.
2. Do you have a dream cast for your book?
Mila Kunis or Emma Roberts for Sephera
Danila Kozlovsky for Deagan
Liam Hemsworth for Zadkiel
Lilly Adams for Chantry
Kellan Lutz for Brenner
Sean Connery Baleem
The Rock for Alton
3. How do you handle writer’s block?
Is not being motivated to write the same as writers block? If it is, I don’t. I am a huge procrastinator. I wrote the first half of Darkness Whispers over the course of a few weeks. I fell into a rut after that for 6 months and I didn’t write a word. When I finally sat down again, I pounded out 50k words in a week. When I have the motivation I am a rockstar, when I don’t, I just don’t. I do work better under pressure, and now that I have actual deadlines, motivation be dammed, I will write!
4. What inspired you to write this book?
I want to make my son proud of me. I realized I hadn't really done much with my life, I created a life, which is way cool. But, other than that, I have been pretty lazy in the family legacy department. I have always loved acting out stories in my head and I love to read. I noticed there aren’t a lot of books in the New Adult genre that really fit my personality. So with wanting to prove myself, and wanting to expand in the NA genre, I set out to write Darknesss Whispers.
5. Whats the hardest part about being an author?
All of it. Honestly, the hardest part is sitting down to write, then writing every day, finishing the book, editing, formatting, publishing, advertising. All of it is hard, but it is all worth it. I wouldn’t