#1. I once fell asleep with my nose on the keyboard, causing me to have a door with twelve pages of Os... It was a big door, ok?
#2. I want to hug a dalek. Really. They are the most adorably insane, homicidal creatures I've ever seen ... I need to get me a dalek. Why are there no daleks in this house?
#3. In my youth, my friends and I used to make "horsetails" from wool, stick them on our shorts and pretend we were ponies. I'm in no way ashamed about this despite the sniggers we got back then.
#4. I've never read any of the Harry Potter books and have watched only some of the movies. Yet I still find myself having arguments with my seven-year-old daughter who must have the movies memorised and is obsessed about the books. I claim knowledge by osmosis!
#5. I practically had 'Monster' by Paramore endlessly running through my head whilst writing the last quarter of Dark One's Mistress.
#6. My real name is Suzanne Thomas. Google it (along with author) and you'll see why I opted to write under the alias of Aldrea Alien.
Thanks for sharing about yourself! :) Congratulations on your book release! I'm off to get myself a copy! Be sure to enter her giveaway for a copy of the book!
Title: Dark One's Mistress
Author: Aldrea Alien
Genre: Fantasy Romance
For centuries, the people have lived under the protection of their so-called Dark Lord. Now, with news of his death reaching the quiet village of Everdark, rumour whispers that his son, Lucias, is hunting for a mistress to beget him an heir. Clara doesn't put much stock in village gossip, until she finds herself forcibly taken to the Lord's fortress. Escape is not easy. She has no way out and, against a man with magic, little chance of fighting back. But the Lords are still men and the death of Lucias' father is proof that they die just the same. And yet, if Lucias dies heirless, his army will be free to terrorise the land. Such is the goal of Lenora of Ne'ermore, an old enemy and ex-prisoner of the kingdom. She is sending a man to slaughter Lucias and, to ensure there's no chance of an heir, his mistress must die as well. Caught between regaining her freedom or losing it for the good of the kingdom, Clara struggles to decide her path before certain death breaches the gates.
Born and raised in New Zealand, Aldrea Alien lives on a small farm with her family, including a menagerie of animals. Since discovering a love of writing at the age of twelve, she hasn't found an ounce of peace from the characters plaguing her mind.