Scarlett is a 41 year old, married, mother of two. During the day, she lives a quiet life, plotting the excitement in the next chapter of her series of books. At night, her imagination takes over and she weaves her tales while listening to a combination of gritty hard rock music and several eerie soundtracks from various movies and television shows.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Quite simply: E-Readers. There are so many devices out there today, and it's so super easy to publish thanks to sites like Smashwords. In the past, the only thing that had stopped me was the daunting task of finding a publisher to turn out actual physical books. Thanks to new technology, that is no longer necessary, making being Indie an almost natural choice.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
By making my success possible. My goal was, and has always been, to be a published author. Regardless of whether my book succeeds or fails (but let's face it, I hope it succeeds) I have accomplished what I've always wanted to do. Thanks to Smashwords free publishing!
The story of Ivan and his brothers continues to deepen and they flee the ever threatening shadow of the Janus program. Following a massive, crippling attack on all humankind, they find a new member to their family who none of them are sure they can trust. With good reason.
Separated, torn apart by what they believe to be the Russian government, Aleksei and the rest flee before the onslaught of a force better known as two men who were once very close to them. Ivan and Dmitri. Now they have gone into hiding in an old castle in Romania, though they all know it is only a matter of time before their secret location is discovered.
It is 2114 in post-apocalyptic, war-torn Russia, just as the economy and life are beginning to rebound. As the second eldest of three brothers, Ivan is just trying to live his life as what he has always been led to believe, a walking genetic anomaly. He is soon to find out just how wrong he has been his entire life.