Hi Inkers, here’s the
book deal. We are fast approaching our 20th book launch, and we’ve come to realize that we’ve been rather tight-lipped about announcements and haven’t been sharing enough with you, our readers, once a book is selected for publication. When we sign a new author, we dive from the exhilarating first phone call – where we deliver the good news – straight into the creative processes that go into publishing the work.
That’s all good and well, however, we believe that our readers deserve to be informed from the the get-go, after all, you’re the ones who made this happen. We’re publishing these books because so many of you enjoyed reading them.
So without further ado, let’s jump right into welcoming our newest author, Alena Des, author of Mated to the Werewolf King who just signed her publishing contract, thus officially becoming Inkitt’s newest represented author. A round of applause and our congratulations go out to her and her epic fans.
Get to know Alena Des
Originally from Turkey, now residing in the U.S., Alena is the youngest of three sisters and has three nephews and one niece, always keeping her energy levels at an all time high and her creativity constantly fueled and sparked.
The idea of Mated to the Werewolf King came to Alena during a stressful period in her life. The book came as a way to escape the disarray of daily pressure, obligations of her job and the at-the-time monotonous real world struggles that surrounded her.
Writing this book has meant she could escape reality and be in a world she had created and was in control of. By the time the book was finished, Alena also regained control of her real life, realizing that writing had made her stronger and she finally believed in herself and her abilities.
Here’s what you need to know about Alena. If you ever want to take her rock climbing, she is going to give you quite the experience, as she is terrified of heights. Which however, did not stop her from once signing up for a climbing track in Ecuador, where she had to weather (pun intended) slippery slopes, her guide losing his balance and falling, and a lot of scared facial expressions that will be forever engraved in her memory. Moral of the story is that Alena does not easily back down and she’ll welcome obstacles any day for a chance to overcome her fears.
Her favorite music genre is alternative rock, she loves sci-fi movies – you know, those mind-bending ones – and thrillers! She’s also into murder mysteries of all kinds and is currently hooked on watching Supernatural.
We also asked Alena what the three things were that instantly came to her mind after getting offered the publishing deal from Inkitt:
“I couldn’t believe I was going to be a professional author. And, I thought I could now keep writing without feeling bad about it, without feeling I should instead be doing my work. Lastly, I thought, wait till I tell my friends and family.”
One of the most anticipated questions of many – will there be more books?
Yes, the Kings Series already has a sequel The Warlock’s Nemesis where readers will get to explore the supporting characters introduced in the first book a little further, as a lot of people had expressed an interest in reading more about them.
There’s more. Alena just finished the third and final installment of the series, Heartless, bringing a legendary ending to the saga.
Trust us, you don’t want to miss this mythical trilogy.
Mated to the Werewolf King is set to launch Aug 2, 2017.
Head of Publishing