Nyxie Mars and I met through social media. We’re on a lot of the same groups.
Nyxie Marrs is a newly published author. Dabbling in the mystery and suspense genre, but doesn’t limit herself to just that. Reading books of all genres can spark an inspiration. (Writing them is a different story.)
With a brief, (several years) hiatus, writing is back in her life with more ideas than she can jot down. There are several books in the works, and only a few to be published. Writing, researching, and editing between the multiple books sounds daunting, (and often is) it keeps her on her toes.
With the passion of creativity constantly coursing, these characters have a mind of their own. Often times, an idea hits her and she scrambles to write it down. ‘Storing’ that new book info in one of those genius places you’ll never forget (like memory) can fail, so scrambling to write everything down is a major must.
She takes the good with the bad and keeps a positive outlook on everything. Nothing will stop her from sharing her books, created worlds, and odd characters with the world.
Tell us about yourself
I’m a wife, and a mother of one living in California. I enjoy the rainy days, but the sunny weather permits more outdoor activities.
I love to hike and walk through nature trails. Inspiration hits me no matter where I’m at, but the quiet of nature does help my mind relax and I am able to recenter myself. Along with that, I am an amateur photographer, and archery is one of my favorite activities. In my free time, which doesn’t happen often, is when I find time to write. It’s a good thing I can type fast when a scene pops into my mind, making the most out of the opportunities I have to myself.
I have ample support from the friends and family who know I write, which helps motivate me to put my work out there.
When did you know you wanted to be an author?
I’ve always wanted to be an author, I have several pieces written that have sat for years. It’s only recently I’ve decided to push myself into publishing. Funny enough, my old writing has brought out inspiration for new books, but everything I intend to publish so far are new ideas.
What genres do you like to read? Are these the same genres you write in?
I read different types of genres. If it sounds interesting, or if the first few pages are promising, I take a chance. Not all the genres I read are what I write in, but I am noticing now, that I write in multiple genres.
Is your book for adults, young adults or children?
All my writing is for adults. There may be triggers from violent situations, there’s mild language, and suggestive statements.
What is your current release or project?
My current release is titled: Etched In Glass
It will be available September 13, 2019 in E-book and paperback on Amazon.
I have multiple projects in the works.
Tell us about the key characters
The key characters in this book are names Vega Carson, and Miles Castor. Both are investigating a series of abductions and hitting dead ends. Vega takes a bold chance and investigates while off the clock. Miles is set on finding the abductor, but doesn’t run into much information until he meets Vega.
Her determination creates complications as Miles tries to help her investigate. She intends to get results no matter what it takes, and won’t let things stand in her way.
What is your blurb or synopsis of the book?
A string of abductions catch the interest of one FBI agent, Vega Carson, whose sister is a recent victim. The only clue left behind? A number etched into the bottom of a whiskey glass. With her determination to save the victims in his grasp, she does the unthinkable: Allows someone to join her risky off-hours operation to find the suspect.
Miles Castor, a detective for the local police department, needs information on a case. The last thing he thought he’d find is a powerful woman hell-bent on finding the same criminal.
It’s a struggle between them as he infiltrates her life and assists in the search.
Share an excerpt
“Sorry.” That soft voice, with concern in his eyes is all I can think about. “Are you okay? Do you need anything?”
Do I need anything? Why am I considering having someone tag along to my game of ‘catch the killer’? I shake my head and finally look him in the eyes.
“I’m fine.” Even I felt the ice from that cold tone. I need distance. This isn’t going to go well for me and I just need to stop this now. I can’t have him involved. “I think I need to go.” I stand up.
He places a hand on my shoulder as I try to walk by him. He isn’t trying to forcefully stop me, but my body stills at the contact. I close my eyes and I can feel his warmth surround me. I can’t do this. Not now.
Do you have a favorite scene?
I do have a favorite scene, but it’s towards the end of the book and I don’t want to give away spoilers.
What advice would you give a beginner?
I would say to never give up. Sounds cliche, I know, but it’s true. I gave up a while ago but always felt the need to write. Push yourself into doing something bold too. Don’t be afraid of the criticism, there will always be someone who likes your work, and others who won’t. It happens to everyone.
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