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Sevyn

Renee Dyer
Genre: Thriller/ Romantic Suspense/
Dark Romance
Publisher: Forever Red Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-941853-39-9
Number of pages: 300
Cover Artist: Lee Ching from Under Cover Designs
Tagline: When life hands you impossible choices, can you become the man you want to be?
Book Description:
Born into rival drug cartels, Kevyn Zozlov and his best friend Esperanza Torres defy the odds, finding laughter in a world full of pain. Ripped away from her at a young age, Kevyn has to learn the difference between family, loyalty, and obedience. Fear keeps him focused each day. Memories fill his dreams at night.
Torn between the death he sees daily and what he believes is right, he struggles to decide the kind of man he wants to be—until a promise he makes to his mother, the person he loves more than anyone, changes everything.
“Get out of here and find Esperanza. Promise me.”
Now, Kevyn has to figure out how to make his way to the only friend he ever had—the one person who understands his damaged world. Will she welcome him back with open arms, or turn him away, leaving him more lost than he already is?
With time against him, can he find Esperanza and his happiness, or will he be another casualty of the drug war, buried in an unmarked grave with no one to mourn his loss?
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Interview With the Author:

What initially got you interested in writing? 

I wish I could tell you some glamorous tale, but the truth is I can’t remember a time I wasn’t writing.  My mom bought me doodle pads when I was four, which  morphed into journals by the time I was seven.  I got in the habit of writing words or snippets I thought would turn into masterpieces later.  Sometimes I was able to work with them and other times, they were just jumbles on a page.  I still use that method today.

How did you decide to make the move into being a published author?

I didn’t make the decision myself, not exactly.  Waking Up was never meant to be a novel.  It started off as a short story I was writing for my friend and neighbor, Amie, but she loved it so much, I kept writing.  She was adamant someone besides her needed to read my work, so she pushed until I agreed to publish.

What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?

Enjoyment—an escape from daily life.  It’s why I read, and I hope to give that same pleasure to everyone who reads my work.

What do you find most rewarding about writing?

The connections I’ve formed with others in the book community.  It’s amazing to talk to people who love the written word like I do, who understand what it feels like to get lost in a story, and don’t think I’m crazy for it.

What do you find most challenging about writing?

Sex scenes—holy balls, they’re the worst.  Seriously.  It is so hard.  I’m constantly trying to make sure it doesn’t read like a how to manual.  I mean, who wants to read, “insert tab A into slot B”?  So boring.

What advice would you give to people want to enter the field?

Write what makes your heart sing.  Don’t write thinking you’re going to make the crowd happy, because at the end of the day, you can’t make everyone happy.  Don’t rush your story.  When you do it shows.  Write it, until it feels complete.  You can always go back and flush out what slows the story down, or doesn’t work.  But most importantly…write.  You can’t get anywhere if you don’t put any words on the page.

What ways can readers connect with you?

The best way is Facebook.  I check that page the most, but here are all my social media links.

Facebook author page

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorReneeDyer

 

Twitter

https://twitter.com/ReneeDyerAuthor

 

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/reneedyer1/

 

Amazon Author Page:

https://www.amazon.com/author/reneedyer

 

Pinterest Page:

http://www.pinterest.com/reneedyerauthor/

 

Google + Page:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ReneeDyerRomanceAuthor/posts

 

Goodreads Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7529668.Renee_Dyer

Excerpt:
There is no way
to explain the punch in the gut you feel seeing someone murdered.  The sound of the gun shooting.  The way their head jerks.  That moment before the body realizes that its
essence is gone, eyes staring nowhere, devoid of all emotion, before finally
crumbling to the ground.  Blood dribbles
from their lips and pools on the floor.
It’s like your soul performs one last dance before wrenching away to
find out what lays beyond.  One last
morbid, horrific waltz, it gripped onto me and imbedded every detail into my
young mind.
I would never be
the same.
He was really
gone.
I never wanted
to be responsible for someone’s death, but I was responsible for this.  My father was dead because of me.  As he laid there, his eyes devoid of life, no
longer able to judge me—hate me, I looked up to the sky and silently thought to
my mother…justice is yours.

 

About the Author:

From a young Renee Dyer had a love of writing, starting with a doodle pad at age four that morphed into journals.  Poetry became short stories and short stories a novel.  Although she’s surrounded by males all day having three sons, a husband, and a hyperactive chocolate lab, she still finds time to be herself by escaping into the fantasy of reading and writing romance.  That is, until she needs a male’s perspective and garners eye rolling from her husband at all of her questions.  Renee is a true New Englander.  You can find her screaming profanity at the TV while the Pats play and cuddling under blankets during the cold seasons (which is most of them), reading a good book.  She doesn’t believe snow is a reason to shut things down, only to slow down and admire the beauty.  Ask her anything.  She’s an open book—pun fully intended.
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