Interview with Aldrea Alien

When did you first start writing?
I started The Rogue King at the age of twelve. I probably wrote tons of other things beforehand, but that's the earliest I can recall.
Who are your favorite authors?
Ha! Got an hour or so? No? Okay, let's stick with my oldest favourites, in no particular order because I just can't do that with these people ...
Anne McCaffrey, David Eddings, Robert Jordan, Andre Norton, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, Jennifer Roberson, Melanie Rawn, Trudi Canavan, Tad Williams, Terry Pratchett, Maurice Gee & Gayle Greeno.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Of course I do, I'm self-publishing it in February 2014. Okay, it may not be in the form I first wrote it in, but still ...
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy! Lots and lots of fantasy. High, low, urban, portal; Adult, New Adult, Young Adult ... you've just got to intrigue me.
I've also been known to read paranormals, historicals, science fictions and the odd contemporary ... just to keep it fresh.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read, no. The one that had the most impact on me? Yes. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Not so much one of choice but the one I got for Christmas. Who am I kidding? I love my Kindle! It may never replace my beloved paperbacks, but it's the next best thing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Er ... thinking about writing. Or reading. Oh gaming, too.

Yes, I'm a nerd. ^_^
Describe your desk
My desk ... you mean the dining table my computer takes up one end of? Yeah, it's long, brown and polished at one end by the arms of yours truly.
What are you working on next?
Next? Oh I've several storylines in the works. The problem is which one to start on.
Published 2013-11-23.
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Books by This Author

Golden Dawn
Price: $4.40 USD. Words: 51,810. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014 by MuseItUp Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Having lived through centuries of death and darkness, this is one dawn that will change his life forever.
The Rogue King
Series: The Rogue King Saga, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,570. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: April 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In this world ruled by instinct, young Koral will discover that it is more than the sands of his home that are full of monsters when he is offered up to the great Serpent God, Lorric, only to emerge as one the most feared killers on the planet: The Rogues. Forced into a life of increasing debauchery, survival will mean sacrificing himself and being reborn as the Rogue King.
Dark One's Mistress
Series: Dark One Duology, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,710. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: November 13, 2013 by Astraea Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Dark Lord's son Lucias hunts for a mistress to beget him an heir. Clara finds herself forcibly taken to the fortress. Against a man with magic, she has little chance of fighting back. And yet, if Lucias dies heirless, his army will be free to terrorise the land. Caught between regaining her freedom or losing it for the kingdom, Clara struggles to decide her path before certain death arrives.