Title: Born in Darkness
Author: Ann Bakshis
Lori Pryzbranowski of Hell Yes Designs
Publication Date: January 1st, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Katarina Whylde takes pride in her work as an assassin, and relishes that
moment when the last breath of life escapes her victims. What she doesn’t know
is why. Still, as a member of the Najem—a group of hired thieves and
killers—she’s taught not to question such things.
All of that changes when the Forum sends her on a special assignment that
awakens memories of a past she’d long forgotten. Now, Kat finds herself
second-guessing the intentions of the very organization she swore allegiance
Can Kat unravel the web of lies and betrayal tightening around her and
uncover the truth of her origins? Or will the next bounty claimed be for her
I’ve always loved to write ever since I was young. I would picture myself as the main character so I could go on adventures. They began as daydreams, which I eventually put down onto paper. Throughout the years I would write whenever I got the chance no matter how small the manuscript turned out to be. I’d tried the traditional method of sending out query letters to agents, but they would respond with a “thanks, but no thanks” note. I felt discouraged, but kept writing. I had a lot of encouragement from my mom, my Aunt Jeanne, my daughter, and my husband. Having the support helped keep me chasing my dream. A few years ago, I decided to buckle down and get serious about my writing. After some research and speaking with a friend of my husband, I took the plunge into self-publishing. I found an editor and a cover designer along with other indie authors on Facebook. I’ve joined groups and asked advice from writers who have already been through the steps it takes to get out there. It took me four years and three versions before I published my first book titled Wasteland. From there, I’ve completed several series and stand-alones with quite a few more in progress, so watch for their release.