5 Minutes with J. L. Mbewe

Another fellow Realmie! (Betcha never guessed, right?) 😉 We only briefly connected at Realm Makers, but she’s a fun person who always has something going on social media, and I’m excited to host her on the blog today!

*Tell us a little bit about yourself/your novel:author pic
I’m married to a man from Zambia. Fourteen years this summer! We have a seven and five year old. I like to dabble in art and graphic design, and I collect rocks. Darkened Hope is about a young half-elf confronts her insecurities and conflicted heart when she and her companions embark on a dangerous quest to free the plains people from the Sorceress’s curse. It’s a sequel to Secrets Kept.

*What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever had to research for a story?
Body decomposition and names for toilets.
my new desk
*Where do you usually write? Can you show us a picture/describe it?
After many years of typing on my laptop on the kitchen table and then on a folding table, I now have a beautiful desk.

*Do you have a strange quirk or habit while writing or preparing to write?
I have to chew something. Food. Gum. Lips. It’s a bad habit!

* Can you give us a hint of where the story is going next?
Well, aside from the obvious: the silver pinecone, finishing the quest, and all, we will be visiting Arashel where we will get to see the story started in A Princess No More come full circle. I know some readers are anxious to see what happens there.

Thanks for joining us here, Jennette! Here’s more about her latest release, Darkened Hope.

The Secret Keeper is on the run, but does she know the secret she keeps? BSB Darkened Hope smaller

Ayianna is a cursed half-elf betrothed to Desmond, but her heart belongs Kael. After discovering the cure for the Sorceress’s curse, she and her companions embark on a dangerous quest to retrieve the ingredients.

When dragons descend upon their party, Ayianna realizes the Sorceress is searching not just for the corrupted dagger, but a human sacrifice that will open a portal to the underworld. Battling deadly creatures and natural disasters, Ayianna is forced to confront her insecurities and conflicted heart. She must decide whether to be true to her family or true to herself.

As the nations rally for war, betrayal threatens to destroy them all, and it’s a race against time to return before the curse destroys the plains people.
Learn more about the books on her Amazon Author Page.

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Published by H. A. Titus

H. A. Titus is usually found with her nose in a book or spinning story-worlds in her head. Her love affair with fantasy began at age twelve, when her dad handed her The Lord of the Rings after listening to it on tape during a family vacation. Her stories have been published in Digital Dragon Magazine, Residential Aliens Magazine, and four anthologies: Alternative Witness; Avenir Eclectia Volume 1; The Tanist's Wife and Other Stories; and Different Dragons Volume II. In December 2013, her short story "Dragon Dance" won Honorable Mention in a Writers of the Future contest. She lives on the shores of Lake Superior with her meteorologist husband and young son, who do their best to ensure she occasionally emerges into the real world. When she's not writing, she can be found rock-climbing, skiing, or hanging out at her online home, hatitus.wordpress.com.

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