Author Spotlight: Lauren Algeo

 

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Today I’m pleased to introduce you to author Lauren Algeo:

Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: Hi, my name’s Lauren and I’m a twenty-eight year old graphic designer from London, England. I currently write part-time on my commute to work and at weekends but would love to write full-time one day. I’m obsessed with books and films, particularly anything horror-related.

Q: When did you start writing, and why?
A: I started writing when I was young, mainly just short stories, but I’d always wanted to write a novel. I love reading  and it was my dream to see my own book alongside all the others on my bookcase.

Q: What do you write, and why? What do you enjoy about what you write?
A: I mainly write horror as it’s my favourite genre.I love anything scary! My favourite author is Stephen King and I love watching TV shows like The Walking Dead and American Horror Story.


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Q: What is your latest book or series? Any forthcoming books?
A: I published the first part of the Hikers trilogy, Hikers – Part One: Power in January 2013, followed by the second part, Part Two: Passion, in December 2013. The third book, Part Three: Politics, will be available late 2014. I’ll be releasing a prequel/accompanying book to the trilogy, Brewer’s Journal, next month.

Q: A fun fact you would like your readers to know about you or your book.
A: My boyfriend is a cardiac nurse and I made him answer some very strange questions during my research for Hikers Part One and Two! I also got restricted from the internet several times too.

Q: Blog/site link, and where your book is available.
Here are my Amazon and social media links:
Amazon | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Hikers:

It starts slowly. Merely a faint scratch in a deep part of your mind. A whispered word, little more than a sigh. But it gets louder, until the voice inside is all you can hear; manipulating, seducing, consuming. Then it’s time.

Three years ago Scott Brewer had everything: a beautiful wife, a successful career as a Detective Inspector, a nice house. Then two pivotal events changed his life forever. First, he lost his wife Karen to a brain tumour, then he lost his mind to a hiker. A member of a family of supernatural assassins he now spends his days hunting and trying unsuccessfully to kill.

A mass shooting at Waterloo station brings Brewer back to London, and to the hiker who nearly killed him. He manages to save a young girl from suicide at the will of his mind-controlling enemy and reluctantly allows her to join him on his mission. Georgie Duncan is a moody teenager with a turbulent past, sharp tongue and her fair share of tragedy. They form an unlikely friendship and must learn to work together to find a method of killing the seemingly invincible hikers.

Their journey takes them across the country, and perilously close to danger, as they move ever nearer to their final battle – defeating the most powerful hiker of all, the Grand.

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About kyrahalland

Kyra Halland has always loved fantasy. She has also always loved a good love story. Years ago, as a new stay-at-home mom, she decided to combine those two loves - like chocolate and peanut butter! - by writing the kinds of romantic fantasy novels she wanted to read. Complicated, honorable heroes; strong, smart, feminine heroines; magic, romance, and adventure; deep emotion mixed with a dash of offbeat humor - all of these make up Kyra Halland's worlds. She loves sharing those worlds with readers and hopes they will enjoy her stories and characters as much as she does. Kyra Halland lives in southern Arizona. She has a very patient husband, two less-patient cats, two young adult sons, a lovely daughter-in-law, and an adorable granddaughter. Besides writing, she enjoys scrapbooking and anime, and she wants to be a crazy cat lady when she grows up. View all posts by kyrahalland

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