Raven Weir is the daughter of Poseidon and Medusa.
Raven Weir is the Guardian of Atlantis, the one who
stands between the gods and a power that could destroy this world. She is a
target for anyone who wants that power.
Raven knows the Byssolarian who kidnapped her is not
the brains of the operation, but he is power hungry and dangerous. To get the
power he desires, he is willing to destroy everything and everyone standing in
his way, including his own people and their underwater city.
He must be
Raven knows she has to protect the Byssolarians, but
what will she have to sacrifice in order to do so?
Will she be able to protect her heart from the
Byssolarian warrior who wants to claim it?
Jennifer Anne Davis’ best-selling True Reign series captivated
readers from the very first page. Now, get ready to become entangled in
the follow-up series, Reign of Secrets. In this new series, follow
Allyssa, the daughter of the beloved Emperor Darmik and Empress Rema—
and find out what happens after happily ever after.
Seventeen-year-old Allyssa appears to be the ideal princess of
Emperion—she’s beautiful, elegant, and refined. She spends her days
locked in a suffocating cage, otherwise known as royal court. But at
night, Allyssa uses her secret persona—that of a vigilante—to hunt down
criminals and help her people firsthand.
Unfortunately, her nightly escapades will have to wait because the
citizens of Emperion may need saving from something much bigger than
common criminals. War is encroaching on their country and in order to
protect her people, Allyssa may have to sacrifice her heart. Forced to
entertain an alliance through marriage with a handsome prince from a
neighboring kingdom, she finds herself feeling even more stifled than
before. To make matters worse, the prince has stuck his nosy squire,
Jarvik, to watch her every move.
Jarvik is infuriating, bossy and unfortunately, the only person she
can turn to when she unveils a heinous plot. Together, the unlikely pair
will have to work together to stop an enemy that everyone thought was
long gone, one with the power to destroy her family and the people of
Emperion. Now the cage Allyssa so longed to break free from might just
be the one thing she has to fight to keep intact. In order to save her
kingdom, she will have to sacrifice her freedom, her heart, and maybe
even her life.
Jennifer graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree
in English and a teaching credential. Afterwards, she married her
best friend and high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a
full-time writer and mother of three young children. Her days are spent
living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.
What do you feel about
the number '13'?
When I was in high
school, the first date I had with my now husband, was on Friday the thirteenth!
So instead of being freaked out over the number, I love it!!
What's the best thing
that happened after your book was published?
I love receiving
messages from my readers telling me that my book has touched their lives.
There’s nothing better than that!
Do you read reviews of
Always. I want to know
what my readers think. If they liked the story, I want to know why so I can
make sure I keep doing it!! However, if there was a problem or something they
didn’t like, I want to know so I don’t make the same mistake twice!
What is your best or
most unforgettable moment with a fan?
I had a girl come up
to me, in tears, saying that my book helped her get through some stuff she was
dealing with personally. (My book deals with sexual assault, so hearing that I
helped someone is beyond words.)
Share us one
embarrassing moment you've had.
There’s been so many .
. . how to choose only one?
Fifty years ago, the sky cried
acid and the earth vomited poison, all due to human destruction.
Desperate for a savior, the people called out to the Shunned, a group of
Fallen angels on Earth, and allowed them to take over. Now the Shunned
rule with unspeakable cruelty, manipulating and torturing the humans in
every possible way. Marked for death, Iris Ankea will do anything to end
their tyranny and rescue her brother and best friend from their
clutches. When she learns that she is God’s chosen Timekeeper and has
the power to defeat the Shunned, she sets out with the only man who can
help her, the one she thinks just might kill her. With a prophecy about
her drawing ever near, Iris must race against time to discover her
powers before the world, and her life, end. Can Iris force herself to
embrace her role and sacrifice herself to save everyone she loves, or
will she lose it all?
Who inspires you to write?
know that anyone actually inspires me to write.I write because I love it.But
inspirations as far as working so hard on other book-related things: Jennifer
Anne Davis (Author of the True Reign Series, The Voice, The Power to See, and
her new book, Cage of Deceit); Kiera Cass (Author of the Selection Series and
the Siren); and Maggie Stiefvater (Author of the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy,
Scorpio Races, the Raven Cycle, and more).There are plenty of authors I admire, but these are my main three that
inspire me to keep working hard.Outside
of authors, my family and my close friends are invaluable.I have a wonderful support system that
encourages me every step of the way.
Where did you get the idea for Timekeeper Rising?
conversation in my high school sociology class with Mr. Throckmorton.We were getting ready to leave and several of
us fell into a conversation about what it would be like to watch our lives tick
away and to know how every decision we made affected the time we had left.And that became my idea/plot/basis for The
Timekeeper, which became The Timekeeper Duo (Timekeeper Rising and Book 2,
Timekeeper Falling).It obviously
evolved to where that is actually not the main point by any standards, but it
is still prevalent.So thanks Throck!
What’s next on your agenda?
that Timekeeper Rising has released, I’m turning my focus to Timekeeper
Falling, the second in the Duo.I’ve
already finished writing it and editing it, but I’m still working on making it
perfect.I still need critique partners
and beta readers to go through it.And
then I need to start working on publishing it.I’m also working on writing a new series, but I’m at the beginning
stages of it, so there’s not much I can tell you about it.I don’t even know much about it yet!But if you follow my blog or newsletter, I’ll
be sure to let you know about it as soon as I can.
What advice would you give aspiring authors?
give up.I know it’s kind of cliché, but
seriously.Being an author isn’t
easy.It’s not just writing a book.You have to edit/revise/etc. that book,
design a cover or hire someone to do so, format the book, make a webpage and
various social media accounts, organize a blog tour, and more.It’s not easy and, though this is my release
week for my first novel, I know it doesn’t stop when the book releases.Not by a long shot.It’s not easy, but if you really want it,
don’t give up.Don’t let someone
convince you that you’re not good enough, strong enough, old enough, etc.If you really want it, fight for it.It might take some time, but eventually,
you’ll make it.
Allyssa Painter is the author of
Timekeeper Rising, the first in the Timekeeper Duo. She graduated from
Sissonville High School and attends Concord University for elementary
and special education. She dreams of becoming an elementary teacher and
continuing to touch the world around her through the novels she writes.
In her free time, she enjoys reading fantastical adventures, spending
time with her family, and capturing the world around her in photography