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I love reading, whether it's historical, horror, romance, supernatural or suspense, I get totally absorbed. I enjoy a wide variety of authors from Stephen King and James Herbert to indie authors I have found right here on smashwords, such as Nicky Charles, Jan Gordon and S C Stephens.
I have lots of other interest such as; amateur photography, which I'm not very good at, walking with my dogs and I am a member of the English Heritage and like to visit historical sights. I love steampunk and enjoy creating costumes and attending events. I run a small dressmaking and homemade gift business with my daughter. I am religious but I reserve the right not to divulge and I give others the same respect. I do find people interesting, how they believe tells a lot about them but I do not judge.
I HATE soap operas. I mean really hate them; Coronation farm and Emmadale square; to me watching those is a waste of valuable reading or writing time. I do watch TV, I love things like CSI, NCIS, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Sharpe, Startrek, Supernatural and Charmed, I think you get the drift, anything supernatural and sify. My daughters and I go together to see all the latest horror movies at the cinema.
My greatest ambition is to become a fantasy indie author. I has been writing for years but never plucked the courage up to get my work published. It took me a long time to find an outlet for all the stuff that goes off in my head and then to show it to people. Most have said it is good and want to read more but lets face it, I have only shown my work to family and close friends. As much as I love them and how they have encouraged me, the biggy is what will happen once I publish something? Once it's out there? That is scary, don't you think?
My writing is mostly about a magical world called Alhanassa. It came into existence after reading countless historical novels and being troubled by how society treated girls and women. What would it be like if the roles were reversed? A world governed by Queens, Priestess, governesses. Alhanassa is such a place where women rule and magic is a part of everyday life.
If you choose to download something of mine, THANK YOU just for even considering it. I nervously sit, metaphorically twiddling my thumbs. (I will be either reading or writing).
on Dec. 23, 2017 :
Oh my gosh! SD Stevens is a fantastic story teller! I don't read fantasy as a rule but this book grabbed me, pulled me in and wouldn't let me go until I was done. This is an 'edge of your seat' tale filled with an interesting cast of characters, sexual tension, moments of humour and wonderful descriptions. The prologue is a bit weighty in its delivery of the backstory but persevere through that and you won't be disappointed!
I've currently given it 4 stars however the author says this is a work in progress and plans to tweak the prologue and fix a few typos. Once that is done, I'd have no hesitation in giving it 5 stars. Yes, it really is that good!
(reviewed 9 months after purchase)