Nia Markos

Biography

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I started writing in what I thought would be a hobby. I wrote on weekends. An early riser, I would boot up my computer, grab a cup of coffee and type away, all the while attempting to fire up my imagination. Luckily, my better half slept in late on weekends. This took place during my full-time employment in the financial sector. Switching caps, from money issues to creativity, was not easy. I kept at it though. Somewhere between the first word and the last, I created something I felt proud of.

Was I crazy to take early retirement to pursue my dreams? Maybe. I had put in enough years at my company to allow me the option. Friends and family encouraged me. What started out as a pastime became my passion. Do I miss getting up at the same time every day, grabbing the same bus and joining in the hustle and bustle of work? No. Do I feel fulfilled to be doing something I enjoy? More than I thought possible.

Three books later, my trilogy is complete. The final installment of The Crystal Series will be released in September. I have already started work on developing my new continuing series, and have seven chapters down. My point in all this is to never think you cannot do something. Even a few sentences, written when able, can be the start of your story. Never give up, never give in. We all have our own voice. Follow your passions. If not writing, then do anything that inspires you.

As an avid, ferocious reader of practically anything written, be it historical, fantasy, thrillers or spy novels, I tend to lean more to the paranormal genre. I have always been fascinated with anything occult.

Born in Montreal, Canada to Greek parents who loved to indulge me with tales of mythology and history, I draw inspiration from their stories and combine them with my love of the paranormal. The tales I tell are from the heart, personal to me and my characters hopefully come alive for you. I hope you enjoy my foray into writing and appreciate what I create.

Enjoy!!

Nia Markos

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
The All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness
The Allure Chronicles by Alyssa Rose Ivy
The Shadowhunter series by Cassandra Clare
Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
Lord of the Rings books by J. R. R. Tolkien
I guess that is more than five, but I love a good series. These are some of my favorites as they deal with paranormal and fantasy. I tend to gravitate to these books.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly young adult, paranormal, fantasy. I also love an occasional spy thriller, crime or romance book.
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The Complete Crystal Series
http://www.niamarkos.com/ With its combination of the supernatural, a hero who doesn't know her own powers, a complicated love triangle and some danger, intrigue and betrayal, this book was difficult to put down. I enjoyed all the well-crafted characters and can't wait to read the next one in the series.

Books

Complete Crystal Series
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 294,330. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
With her destiny set centuries ago, can she save their worlds in time, does she have a choice in who to love, or will choosing her own path lead to their destruction?
Harmony (The Crystal Series)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,960. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In the final installment of The Crystal Series, as our heroes band together, the final stage is set. Will the prophecy be fulfilled or will they face destruction?
Venture (The Crystal Series)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,410. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
In the second installment of The Crystal Series, Alexa is determined to continue on the search for the Kaemorra, the crystal which the prophecy foretold will save the world, alone.
Elements
Price: Free! Words: 104,050. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
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“What would you do if you suddenly discovered that nothing about life was as you thought it was and all your choices seem to have been made for you centuries before you were born? That’s the reality young Alexa faces, and how well she copes will determine the fate of her world and that of the preternatural. Now, if only someone would explain what is going on!”

Nia Markos' tag cloud

adventure    fairy    fantasy    magic    mythology    new adult    paranormal    sorcery    teen    urban    urban fantasy    young adult