Alycia Christine

Biography

Alycia Christine grew up near the dusty cotton fields of Lubbock, Texas, with a fearless mutt for a dog and a backyard trampoline that almost bounced her to the moon. She fell in love with fantasy and science fiction books when her father first read them to her at age ten. Her love of writing blossomed during her time at Texas A&M University. Skinshifter, the novel begun during her college career, has received wide praise for its unique characters and vivid storytelling. Her award-winning art photography has been featured in Times Square. When she isn’t writing or shooting photos, Alycia enjoys long walks with her husband, drinking copious amounts of tea, and coaxing her skittish cat out from under the living room furniture. Find her at AlyciaChristine.com.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
My favorite way to write is by typing at my desk computer with my feet propped up on top of the subwoofer under my desk. I can feel the gentle vibrations of soft soundtrack music through my bare feet as I contemplate each character and the subtle boom of the bass helps to set the mood for each scene.
What is it about the speculative fiction genre that appeals to you?
I love fantasy and science fiction for their powerful ability to let me escape from the world around me. As wonderful as this world can be, I often just want to be able explore a completely different realm full of new cultures and unique creatures. Sometimes I really need the opportunity to spend a minute storming a castle wall or riding a dragon in between moving loads of laundry from the washer to the dryer. Reading and writing fantasy allows me to mix magic into the more mundane moments of my life, but it also leaves me grateful that I don’t actually have to battle a harpy over the territory of my own bedroom.
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Where to find Alycia Christine online


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Books

Hero's Moment
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,460. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Cameron’s dad, Doug Welch, died days after saving a girl from the fire at the town’s elementary school five years ago. On the eve of the latest ceremony honoring Doug’s heroic sacrifice, Cameron discovers a security video that shouldn’t exist. It reveals Doug risking life and limb once again, but its time stamp indicates that the event occurs years in the future!
Skinshifter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,180. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The Asheken deadwalkers have returned to Sylvan soil and this time they seek not just to conquer their enemies, but to enslave them body and soul. An orphaned skinshifter refugee may prove the Sylvans’ only hope against destruction, but can Katja trust her new found allies or will their secrets prove even more treacherous than her own?
The Dryad's Sacrifice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,200. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The Dryad Council has given Ella and Eliza the greatest honor of their lives. They are the youngest members of their tribe to undertake the pilgrimage to Mount Denth. When the sisters find themselves the unwitting guardians of one of the legendary Keystones during their journey, a simple errand becomes a battle for survival against one of the most powerful vampires in Sylvan history.
Thorn and Thistle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,560. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
All Thorn ever wants is a good sail, a fair wind, and the freedom of the high seas. However, his ship’s latest passenger, the Lady Zana Cynara, might just be destined to ruin his chances at all three. Zana is the keeper of the magical Jade Dagger, a weapon that Emperor Sung wants at all cost. Can Thorn and Zana outmaneuver Sung or will he destroy everyone and everything they are fighting to free?
When the Medium Shatters
Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
SHORT STORY. In a future where video and display technology have largely reinvented the way human brains make and store memories, find out what happens when the medium shatters.
Paper Castles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
When Kate Bennett first meets Jo Hitachi, she isn’t sure what to think. How can a person make a decent living selling origami in D.C.? But with each new paper sculpture that he makes, the simple artist hints that he’s more than he seems. He’s asking her to trust him, but can Kate really afford to trade in the security of her ambitious career for a life built out of love and paper castles?
The Twirling Ballerina
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
As her life ebbs, a mother and her daughter discover solace from an unexpected source—a ballerina figurine whose twirling dance is more than what it seems.
The Cleaning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A SHORT STORY “We’re making a safer, cleaner world…” In the Digital Age, printed books have become as obsolete as the public libraries that house them. The government has spent millions of dollars to ensure that all print books are properly scanned and preserved as e-books before they are recycled…all except for the dangerous ones, that is.
Musings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,400. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
“My train of thought derailed somewhere in the wilderness of my daydreams and MUSINGS is the result.” –Alycia Christine This special short story collection includes: “A Song for Naia” “The Banner Prophesies” “City of Twilight” “Chosen Sacrifice” “Of Kelpie Lullabies” “Raven’s Fall” “Star Child and the Golden Seed” “The Soul Wrangler” “Sumari’s Solitude” “What Tendrils Echo” “Winter’s Charge”
A Song for Naia
Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Short Story. Others of Ryad’s people have given up trying to free their destined lovers from the glacier. Only one will dare fight the ice after nightfall and for Naia’s sake he must succeed.
Of Kelpie Lullabies
Price: Free! Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Short Story. Will a sorcerer’s gift truly prove powerful enough to break the fae curse or will Keiranna be doomed to remain in exile as a monster forever?
Raven's Fall
Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Short Story. Could a world of dawn be so much better than this domain of dusk? The red cattail could give Raven the answer, but did she dare use it?
Chosen Sacrifice
Price: Free! Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
As one of the dragons' Chosen Warriors, Miya holds a sacred duty to defend and serve the Emperor. But when a storm blows her into the Demons' Realm, her loyalties will be tested by a foe she can scarcely imagine. Miya’s sacrifice might bring hope to her people, but can she keep any for herself?

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