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Have you written any books or stories that you haven’t published?
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This summer, I have plans to release the next installment of my Trailokya Trilogy series, Burning Down. It’s been coming for a couple years now, but with so many things changing in my life, it got delayed. The cover is nearly done, and I am looking forward to finalizing the project. I’m not so keyed up for the marketing, because that is going to be tough to get done with my busy life (I have a one year old).
The Trailokya Trilogy is a dark paranormal fantasy, which uses the backdrop of mythology to discuss domestic violence, pose questions about humanity’s purpose, and thoroughly entertain the audience with some amazing settings and action. The story doesn’t shy from difficult topics or look away from nightmarish ordeals. I’m very proud of this work, because it combines personal experience with history and mythology. One quote in review of the first installment goes,
“Kelly Williams’s stunning novel, THE TRAILOKYA TRILOGY, BOOK ONE: THE SHADOW SOUL, is a fascinating page turner that brings to the table everything a reader would want: a strong and interesting cast of characters, a twisting and intriguing plot, and an elaborate fantasy world that is both mesmerizing and brutal. Williams draws us into the imaginative story from the first page, weaving a tale of rivalry, injustice, and love. The reader will be thrilled to encounter the many faces of good and evil and the fine line between the two. You’ll be dazzled by the elements of religion, science, mythology, alien life, and multi-dimensional travel, and surprised at her effortless skill in merging them.
It’s rare that you see such a blend of themes in one novel. As the story unfolds, the characters become richer and more complex, and we can’t help but enjoy watching them self-destruct, just as much as we love watching them evolve into powerful, awe inspiring forces. Readers will be struck by the admirable female lead and her strength to overcome adversity with all the cards stacked against her.
This is a world you’ll be hard pressed to leave, a world that is so detailed and intricately woven that you’ll yearn to return to it after reading the final paragraph. With its unforgettable images and breathtaking originality, THE SHADOW SOUL will keep you up all night and dreaming of the characters afterwards. Fans will be happy to know that this is just the beginning of a remarkable, spine tingling series.” — Kara Storti, author of Tripping Back Blue.
Of course, there is another book after Burning Down. The Lucent Rise will essentially close out the tale of Captain Maiel. The work is already written and in the queue. Don’t fear that this is it, though, because I have plans to continue with the universe elsewhere. This arc will stem from a sereis I had planned long ago, but let go of for lack of ability at the time. By that I mean, I wasn’t in possession of everything I needed to know to continue. Sometimes you just get a gut feeling about it. When I had finally penned Trailokya, I saw the links starting to form. The work will require a bit of an overhaul, but it’s going to be well worth the effort. All I will say about that is that it will take us off world and start in a time long ago.
My best seller, OP-DEC: Operation Deceit will also enjoy a revival in the near future as I release it’s sequel, OP-GHO: Operation Ghost. I am not certain this will be the end of Carsten and Claire. I’m still kicking around ideas about future stories. Ghost will answer the questions left by the first, but some readers will still be waiting for the other shoe to fall. That’s the trouble with spies. They can’t be trusted, not even in fiction.
Let’s hop on over to see what the other authors have on deck…
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