Guest Post + Giveaway: What inspired me to write my book by Kaylie Austen

What inspired me to write my book
by Kaylie Austen

I've always had a love for Greek mythology, so much so that in middle school I chose Latin as my required language course and was the champion of the Greek Mythology portion of the Latin Decathlon. Something about the twisted relationships, tangled webs, treachery, and amazing powers lingered in my head through all these years.

  I wanted to write a paranormal mystery (prompted by coworkers) but didn't want to use vampires, werewolves, witches, angels, or demons. So, I combined my love for mythology and made the characters descendants of the Greek gods. They are their own character, new and modern, but with the same sort of warped lineage and life as the gods.

  Most people love a happy ending, and I’m not saying Hellhound doesn't have one, but I want readers to stay up at night and wonder “what if”, and that’s where the tragic sequence of events comes in.

Selene is the Hellhound, a powerful and ruthless descendent of the Greek gods. She is bound by tradition and tied by bloodlines to lead her people against the mortals. Although she is arranged to marry Nathanial, she falls for Demetrius, the self-professed Black Angel, and things take a bitter twist. When she stumbles across the corpses of her father and Nathanial, all eyes move in on Demetrius. Selene must take the assignment to hunt down her accused lover. Facing the untrustworthy cerebral chamber, powerful shape-shifting sentinels, superhuman archers, and a deceitful Council, the Hellhound must work quickly to uncover the truth before she is forced to annihilate her lover.

About Kaylie Austen

 I was born during a monsoon in an Indian village that lacked both a doctor and a hospital, but had many nesting cobras nearby. That’s the most fascinating thing about me. Other than that, I’m a true Texan raised in Austin, and yes, I bleed orange (Longhorns!). Currently, I reside in the Pacific Northwest where my muse takes my imagination through many tales of adventure, romance, and plain awesomeness. My novels include YA fantasy, YA sci-fi, and paranormal romance/mystery. Please check out the tabs above to get a better description of upcoming novels and release dates.

 I've been writing since the age of ten, and completed two novels before high school graduation. My work appeared in school and state competitions, and my poetry was used for future finals in my college freshman English class. I love to learn, my life is rich with culture, and I’m an undercover nerd. My celebrity crushes include Stephen Hawking and Patrick Stewart, Nathan Fillion is close behind. My ultimate goal in life is to dominate Comic-Con and bring plaid back. My improbable desire is to be an X-Men. And, I can be bought with food, so don't hesitate to try.

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