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Marie Dry Interview

Welcome to Ink & Magick. I'm your friendly neighborhood witch. What kind of spell can I get for you (or your character) today?

I would like a spell for energy and speed. Imagine how many books I'd be able to hand in.

Might I suggest ginseng? It increases energy and sharpens cognitive function. Though I would suggest not taking it with MAOIs. Tell us about your sci-fi romance, Alien Captured.

In a bleak future, where government systems are breaking down and poverty and violence reign, on an abandoned farm in Montana, Susannah had a simple plan. She’d capture an alien, sell him to the resistance, and use the money to save her son. Instead, Susannah had an arrogant alien trapped in a pit who acted as if she was the prisoner. He wanted to kill her dog and insisted she should care for the wound he sustained when he fell into the pit she'd dug to trap him. On top of that, she had no way to know if the resistance got her message. Every day that passed, she doubted her decision to hand Azagor over to the resistance. But her son, her baby, was being held by people who considered him unclean because he was conceived out of wedlock—and time was running out.

Read Chapter 1 now!

Oh my, the inner turmoil! So tell us a little about your aliens. What makes them unique?

They are a race of warriors set on conquering every inhabited planet that have evolved over time to be focused on that because of the harsh planet they come from. Zacar, the alien in my first story is the catalyst for change. He is willing to bend - slightly - for his human.

Intense. Which one of your characters surprised you?

All of them but especially Azagor and Susannah. I had to throw out rough drafts and start over a few times because they knew who they were and where their story was going and weren't going to allow me to write a different story. I never expected a Zyrgin warrior to be that patient.

The do take on an existence all their own. Don't they? Who is your favorite or least favorite character and why?

All of them are favorites, and normally the one I am working on is uppermost in my mind. That said, I have a soft spot for Viglar, he is so grumpy and rude. But at the same time he would do anything, give anything to save a life.

If you could time-travel, would you travel to the future or the past? Where would you like to go, and why would you choose that time period?

I'd like to go a century into the future and see how we've developed.

That's probably safer for the timeline. What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

All I expect from readers is to read and enjoy my book.

Easy enough! What can we expect from you next?

Dawn of the Cyborg is coming September, and I am on the second draft of Alien Redeemed.

Looks like you're busy. Good luck to you!

Ever since she can remember Marie Dry wanted to travel. She had had the privilege of living in Zambia, Morocco, and Spain and sees herself as a bit of a gypsy. Every few years she gets restless and has to be some place new. She has read romances since she was nine and was fairly young when she decided she would write the perfect story that had all the elements she looked for in a romance. In 1997, she decided to go all out with her writing and to get published. Being published by Black Opal Books is a dream come true for her. There are several wonderful moments in her life that she would never trade for anything. One of them is meeting President Nelson Mandela and the second being published.

You can connect with Marie on her website, and you can get your copy of Alien Captured on Amazon.

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    D. Lieber has a wanderlust that would make a butterfly envious. When she isn’t planning her next physical adventure, she’s recklessly jumping from one fictional world to another. Her love of reading led her to earn a Bachelor’s in English from Wright State University.

    Beyond her skeptic and slightly pessimistic mind, Lieber wants to believe. She has been many places—from Canada to England, France to Italy, Germany to Russia—believing that a better world comes from putting a face on “other.” She is a romantic idealist at heart, always fighting to keep her feet on the ground and her head in the clouds.

    Lieber lives in Wisconsin with her husband (John) and cats (Yin and Nox).

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