Interview with Susan Reid

What's the story behind your latest book?
The supernatural, paranormal, and the things that aren't supposed to exist because we can't see them, have always fascinated me. I get a lot of my ideas from dreams, like many authors, and experiences that I warp with a "I wonder if..." question and then go from there. My first 5 book series is a divine warrior, angel, and demon urban and dark fantasy genre, that one definitely came from a repetitive dream. My new series (the first book will be out in the summer), simply came from watching a few anime's and having goofy, hypothetical question conversations with my 17 year old son. The idea of eye-popping magic and using the natural elements of the earth to do it, fascinates me too, and I don't mean just the Chris Angel and David Blaine type either.
When did you first start writing?
My first exposure to writing actually stemmed from my love of books and reading. We didn't have cable growing up, even when cable first came out and all of my friends were glued to MTV (when it still played music videos), all I had were my books and the radio. From there, I began to write both songs and poetry but it wasn't enough for me. Apparently, I have a lot going on in my head so I needed an even bigger outlet for my words and thoughts and that's when my very first story was birthed...but I honestly can't even remember what it was or what it was about. Ever since then, I've been hooked on books and writing!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The most greatest joy of writing to me is being able to both entertain, touch, and reach readers from all over the world. Writing is like baring your soul to the world and others, which can be both frightening and freeing at the same time. It's an escape much like reading is for me, and I love knowing that people really like what they are reading and may end up becoming a fan as a result. It's like Christmas for me when I get a glowing review from someone who genuinely enjoyed my stories.
What are you working on next?
Currently, HUMANS Chronicle 2 Bloodless Black Sheep is underway. No exact release date, but I love Fall, so I am aiming for a sometime at the end of October.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Oh that's easy...sleeping! No, seriously, I love to cook, spend time with my kids, and....watching romance/comedy Anime!! :)
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I am a huge fan of Horror and some splatter gore horror. Mostly, if its got tags of fantasy, Paranormal, supernatural, or vampires...then chances are that I probably have it or will get it .
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I alternate between my laptop, my nook, and my phone.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Remember? I'm still sitting on it. Although it was years and years ago, it may make an appearance at some point in a new project.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Control, control, control and being more in touch with readers and communicating with everyone every chance I get!
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything!! Nothing makes my day more than even just one person letting me know how much they've enjoyed my work.
Published 2016-09-02.
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Books by This Author

Divinity: Realm of Annihilation: Book Four
Series: The Divinity Saga. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 190,150. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Cam learns the maddening truth of why Starling has always been a unique warrior. Can fighting for love and family against their separate fates end up costing more than Starling and Cam ever realized? And is this truly the end of the world for all humans?
H.U.M.A.N.S: The Veiled World: Chronicle 1: Supernatural Selection
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 83,900. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
My brother Cole and I are twin Hybrid Hunters. We’ve lived among human beings for so long that we, as well as the Elementals that have become like family, have almost forgotten that we aren’t. I had to learn quickly that even in a perfect world, the hunter becoming the hunted confirms that every being has something to fear—even the deadly Nocturna. And that Hunter... is Me.
Divinity Immolation Book Three
Series: The Divinity Saga, Book Three. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 105,190. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The Divinity Saga continues in Book Three. Death and Sacrifice. What is forsaken and forbidden becomes necessity. Soon, there will be no more law, rules, or options.
Divinity: Transcendence: Book Two
Series: The Divinity Saga, Book Two. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 117,840. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Starling doesn't remember dying, in fact, she doesn't remember anything past rising as a new divine warrior. Befriended by fellow warriors soon after helped but not everyone is as welcoming. Memories are erased, so why is she having sporadic memory flashes? Cam`ael waits, knowing that Starling will kill him if they cross paths again but it's chance that he is willing to take just to see her again.
Divinity: The Gathering: Book One
Series: The Divinity Saga, Book One. Price: Free! Words: 175,740. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
(4.00 from 1 review)
Starling's nightmares leave her fearful and shaken. In her dreams, the end of the world is inevitable. She's seen how it will happen but when, and who would believe her? The dark ones and Morning Star all wait to invade. The Earth has already been offered to them if they can take it from the humans. Cam`ael is the fallen who lusts for her, and Drakael is the angel who intends to keep him from her.