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When King of the Texas Empire kidnaps Warren’s brother, Warren embarks into a still Wild West to save him. On his journey, he makes a discovery that changes his life forever—he and his brother are long-lost members of the Texas royal family and the King wants them both dead.
He gets help from an activist Texan named Lena, who’s itching to take on the King and happens to be a beautiful firecracker Warren can’t stay away from. Convincing her he’s not one of the bad guys becomes harder when a mysterious energy stirs in his body, turning his brain into a hive of emotions and memories—not all his own.
A legacy of violence is not all he inherited from the brutal Kings of Texas. The myth that the royal family possesses supernatural powers may not be myth at all.
Gone are the days when choosing a major was a big deal. Now Warren must save his brother and choose whether or not to be King, follow a King, or die before he can retire his fake ID.
Targeted Age Group: Young Adult & New Adult
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I am proud that The Charge is highly unique. It’s a story about a Texas that never joined the U.S., and instead became it’s own nation, a monarchy…run by a superhuman dynasty with electric powers and robot butlers. It’s alternate history. Science fiction. Fantasy. A quirky adventure that’s not ashamed to have a little bit of trouble fitting in with all the other books.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
The road to publication is a difficult one. You’ll have to work very hard for a long time with little to no reward. And, even if you do everything right, success is not guaranteed. If you know all this, and still want to do it, then you’ve got what it takes to be an author! Have at it!
An avid daydreamer, Sharon Bayliss has lived in magical version of Austin, Texas for her entire life. So, using a fantastical, alternate history Texas as a setting for her debut novel The Charge, was just “writing what she knows”. To her, nothing goes better with barbecue and live music than robots and superhuman royalty.
As a child, Sharon lived on a 6 ½ acre patch of land with cows for neighbors. She enjoyed playing in mud, collecting frogs, and was so certain that there was a ghost in her closet that her mother admits that she half-expected to really find one there. She began writing her first novel at the age of fifteen (handwritten in a spiral marked ‘private’).
A proud Austinite, Sharon never saw much sense in moving anywhere else and got her degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. As an author and social worker, she has devoted her life to making the lives of real people better and the lives of fictional people much, much worse. In addition to her official credentials, she is also an expert in fictional Texas history and make-believe neuroscience.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys living in her “happily-ever-after” with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and still playing in the mud (which she now calls gardening).
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve lived in Texas my whole life, and have a wild imagination. My imagination created this alternate world as a way to entertain myself while I was supposed to be doing other things like working and cleaning.