When a mysterious stranger interrupts Brianna's mundane routine, her eyes are opened to the dark underbelly of reality... immortal rogues, ancient conspiracies, prophetic revelations, savage tribes, mammoth dragonflies...
She's thrust into a race for her life when Kalen, a warrior from Ethos, discovers that she is harboring a secret... a secret that he'd give his life to protect.
There's just one little problem... they are tempted by a forbidden romance, which threatens to compromise a divinely appointed mission. They are faced with a choice... love eternal, or the end of the world...
What type of music do you listen to?
My musical tastes change every year because I can’t bear to get stuck
in the past, listening to the same music I was listening to 5 or 10
years ago. I embrace change, and love to add new music to the
soundtrack of my life. Currently, I enjoy dubstep and modern
alternative. I listen to Pandora radio, and some common stations I
tune into are: Mike Snow, Foster the People, Dadmau5 etc. I also
enjoy imported music from France, particularly electro or French
Do you have any hidden talents?
Aside of art, music and writing, I enjoy linguistics and acting
though I didn’t pursue theatre as a career because I love being home
with my family. It seems actors lead fairly unstable lives and I
prefer the stability of home life.
What is one book you could read over and over?
Honestly? The Book of Mormon. I’m on my 7th or 8th reading right
now. A lot of people give it serious flack because they’ve been
taught by their religious leaders to hate it, and for no good reason.
Teaching people to be haters, or to have fear or prejudice for
something that is ‘different’ speaks volumes of the person spreading
intolerance and hatred… Regardless of what others say, this book
inspires me, just like it has inspired millions of others… it
literally changed my life. And every time I read it, I learn
something I didn’t notice before. It’s packed full of action, history
and spiritual wonder that keeps me coming back again and again. Even
for non religious readers, it’s a book that gives an interesting
perspective to the history of ancient America. I highly recommend it.
Is there an author or book that inspired you to become a writer?
There are really too many to name. But reaching the farthest back
into my memory, the books that got me itching to write were the
‘Choose your own adventure’ books I read in elementary school.
What do you do in your free time?
Spend time with my family, read, study, write and learn foreign
How do reviews, good or bad, affect you?
I love them all! The fact that someone took the time to read my work
and write a review makes me smile (even if they hated it). Obviously,
all writers love positive reviews, but even the negative reviews are
an opportunity to improve. Most negative reviews offer great
constructive criticism that point out what I need to work on. Though,
there are some that are just mean and have no constructive advice at
all, the 1 and 2 star reviews I appreciate are the ones that point
out reasons for their dislike. I realize that it is impossible to
appeal to everyone, so I take it with a grain of salt. Some people
hate the very things that other readers love, so I try to focus more
on writing for the readers who appreciate what I have to share. All
the rest is water under the bridge.
When writing, do you plot and organize, or do you write then fit it
I put it together in my mind, roughly, sometimes jotting down notes
of things I don’t want to forget. But, I mostly rely on inspiration
from a higher power to put the words into my heart as I write. When I
‘m living my life according to my beliefs, the writing comes easy…
but if I have been negative or rude to someone, I tend to freeze up
until I have properly reconciled my wrongs.
What is one thing you absolutely need while writing?
Silence. I write when everyone else in the house sleeps.
Anything you would like to add?
For the most recent updates, follow me onFacebookk or Twitter. I also
have two blogs that I update almost daily. Many more books are on
Desiree Finkbeiner attained a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from Missouri Southern State University (2006) with a heavy background in business, marketing, music and fine art-- She was heavily involved in campus affairs and served actively in several committees focusing on campus entertainment and events.
She performed with musical acts/bands in rock and electronic genres, released seven studio albums, performed in 11 states and has written hundreds of songs. Her band, Carbon Star, was a finalist for VH1's "Bands on the Run" reality TV show in 2000. Then she performed with Pointy Teeth until finally leaving the music industry for the quiet life.
She had a scholarship for acting in college though she was not a theater major. Although she no longer performs or focuses on musical/performing arts, she has chosen to shift her talents to other areas that are more conducive to raising a family.
Continuing education is a constant adventure for Desiree with topics of interest ranging from civil and corporate law, history, political conspiracy, homeopathic medicine and spiritual healing. She prefers to read non-fiction, especially on topics that educate and broaden her perspectives on controversial issues.
With thousands of completed art works in her archives, most of which appear in private collections worldwide, Desiree hopes to focus more on publishing, marketing and licensing her work so she can leave a legacy behind.
Wondering where you can find Desiree?
Amazon purchase linkMorning Star (Ethos)
Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Desiree-Finkbeiner/e/B007PVI2MU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Publisher: Hydra Publications (March 28, 2012) www.hydrapublications.com
Author website: www.finkartstudio.com
Author facebook fanpage: www.facebook.com/finkartstudio
Author twitter: https://twitter.com/finkart
Ethos on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13568249-morning-star
Ethos on Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/books/28173037/Morning-Star-(Ethos)
Ethos on Library Thing: http://www.librarything.com/work/12535862/85293762
Author Blog on Blogger: http://desireefinkbeiner.blogspot.com/