In the most dangerous city in the country, one controlled by a sadistic gang called the Sons of Ares, Kyra Roberts is searching the deep places for someone…
Kyra has come to Abstreuse city to find someone she’s lost, but walking the underbelly—a dark alley system residents call the Slip Mire—even in disguise, is rife with dangers. Kyra must stay on her toes if she intends to live. After crossing paths several times with the same detective, she wonders if his work and hers might be connected.
Gabe Nichols has worked homicide in Abstreuse for three years. Dead prostitutes and gang violence are part of the night shift. When a woman who looks like a street junkie but acts like an intellectual saves his life, he’s intrigued. Another woman shows up at his crime scene, and Gabe’s instincts kick into high gear when she clams up. Two cases involving strange women who won’t tell what they know are too coincidental.
If Gabe and Kyra can’t find a way to collaborate, they may not live to see the sunrise. Doomed, like so many others, to become gray, unmarked graves in a forgotten fracture of the Slip Mire…
Targeted Age Group:: AdultHow is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Writing in this genre is definitely different than other ones I’ve explored. Dystopian is fantasy based, which means it all comes out of my own head. Contemporary crime drama, which Dark Remnants is, has to be based in reality. I have to check my sources, make sure I’ve got my details and facts straight, and understand the gritty, underbelly of the inner city. It’s definitely challenging!
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Never give up! If you’re dedicated to your writing and willing to put in the work, you can’t help but succeed. You will, eventually. The only difference between a published author and an unpublished author is persistence. Just keep going!
L.K. Hill is from a large, tight-knit family in northern Utah. She loved to read and write at a young age, and her earliest memories consist of her father sitting in the doorway of her room at night, relating stories of Frodo, Gandalf, and the One Ring of Power. Her mother also read to her every afternoon as a child, sometimes for several hours a day.
Today she is an award-winning author and writes across three genres: fantasy/dystopian, historical fiction, and crime drama. Her historical fiction and crime drama are under her initials, L.K., while her scifi/fantasy, including dystopian, are under her full name, Liesel K. Hill. Her awards include several from The League of Utah Writer’s prestigious annual competition, and the Silver Quill for her debut dystopian novel, Persisistence of Vision.
She plans keep writing until they nail her coffin shut. Or the Second Coming happens. You know, whichever happens first.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve loved mysteries since I was a kid. I started out on The Boxcar Children, then graduated to Nancy Drew, eventually going on to read Mary Higgins-Clark and various other such authors. I love police procedurals on T.V., especially the deeply psychological ones. Last year, as I watched my beloved Criminal Minds and C.S.I., a story began to develop in my head. It rattled around in there for months and I couldn’t shake it. By the time I sat down to write book 1 of this series, it was so clear in my mind that I literally finished the first draft in 3 weeks flat. Now, I’m done with the first draft of book 2, but still editing. I plan to have it out within three months.