AMA With YA Urban Fantasy Author Bria Lexor.

Bria Lexor
Jan 11, 2018

Bria Lexor is the YA Author of Urban Fantasy Series such as The Gargoyle Redemption Trilogy and Hell's Guardian Chronicles. Bria has been signed to a few publishers but they just didn't feel welcoming to her so she self-published her work. She is currently signed to Foundations, LLC, and is working on 4 new Series.

The Gargoyle Redemption Trilogy: https://www.amazon.com/Gargoyle-Redemption-Trilogy-Bria-Lexor-ebook/dp/B075PDTNYK/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TZP1XCKZ7NC4CXT224WM

Hell's Guardian Chronicles- Crimson Savior-Book 1: https://www.amazon.com/Crimson-Savior-Hells-Guardian-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B077Q79VN8/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Bria-Lexor/e/B075QL8HCV/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Website: https://brialexor.wixsite.com/brialexor

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Here is the Cover Reveal for The Force of Vengeance-Book 2 in The Hell's Guardian Chronicles! Releasing in 2018!

Jan 12, 9:47AM EST1 Reply

What are the essential ingredients for an urban fantasy novel?

Jan 12, 5:10AM EST0 Reply

The essential ingredients for an urban fantasy novel are the book's storyline has to take place in an urban setting. Many urban fantasies are set in contemporary times and contain supernatural elements.

Jan 12, 8:26AM EST0 Reply

Is there any talk of film production for any of your novels?

Jan 12, 3:57AM EST0 Reply

I actually did get contacted by a movie company last month. I didn't go through with them because they didn't really seem legit. So hopefully in the future, it will happen. :)

Jan 12, 8:01AM EST0 Reply
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Where and how do you get your story ideas? Do you outline a story first or just simply create one as you go along?

Jan 12, 3:06AM EST0 Reply

An idea pops in my head and I start writing character names down. Then I write a short Synopsis of how I want the book to be done. I usually create as I go. 

Jan 12, 7:59AM EST0 Reply

What was your very first book? can you tell us more about it?

Jan 11, 7:51PM EST0 Reply

Yes, I can. The very first book I ever wrote was book 1 in The Gargoyle Redemption Trilogy. It is a short story Series and here is the Synopsis of the books. All 3 books are in 1 book and available on all platforms. :)

A rising star…Shinka Fox is an up-and-coming teenage Pop Star who’s struggling to fit in at school. Little does she know, her not-so-ordinary life is about to be turned upside down when she meets Abel Lapis, an attractive young man who harbors a secret that could change her world forever.A dangerous gift…But Abel isn’t the only one with a secret. Shinka has something that an underground group known as The Hunters wants and will do anything to get. Will Shinka survive long enough to see her career take flight? And will the mysterious Abel Lapis help save her?The Gargoyle Redemption Trilogy is romance author Bria Lexor’s debut into the world of Paranormal Suspense, where she takes her readers on a fast-paced ride of mystery, romance, and all things dark and powerful. 

Jan 11, 8:09PM EST0 Reply

Can you share with us your journey as a writer and how it led to where you are now as a self published author?

Jan 11, 7:07PM EST0 Reply

Sure! I signed to my first publisher back in 2013. They were terrible! They published my book with a terrible cover and did not edit my book. (The contract ended in 2017) I searched for a new publisher and was signed to a Christian publishing company. I was dropped soon after because my books were not Christian books. Then I found a new publisher and was there for a bit. They closed their doors so I self-published. I didn't have the money for book covers so I found a new publisher and they ended up being a Horror company. They only focused on their VIP authors and I fought hard to be released because I did not like the atmosphere there. I am currently an Author Signed to Foundations, LLC. I have had a crazy start to my author journey. But It has taught me a lot and I am grateful to be where I am right now.  :)

Jan 11, 7:10PM EST0 Reply

Can you share with us your journey as a writer and how it led to where you are now as a self published author?

Jan 11, 6:58PM EST0 Reply

Sure! I signed to my first publisher back in 2013. They were terrible! They published my book with a terrible cover and did not edit my book. (The contract ended in 2017) I searched for a new publisher and was signed to a Christian publishing company. I was dropped soon after because my books were not Christian books. Then I found a new publisher and was there for a bit. They closed their doors so I self-published. I didn't have the money for book covers so I found a new publisher and they ended up being a Horror company. They only focused on their VIP authors and I fought hard to be released because I did not like the atmosphere there. I am currently an Author Signed to Foundations, LLC. I have had a crazy start to my author journey. But It has taught me a lot and I am grateful to be where I am right now. :)

Jan 11, 7:07PM EST0 Reply

How do you deal with "writer's block" if you still get one?

Jan 11, 6:50PM EST0 Reply

I get writers' block all the time! What I do is I take a break from the book by watching TV or doing something around the apartment. Then I come back to the book after I have a clear head and pick right up where I left off last. :)

Jan 11, 6:53PM EST0 Reply
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What are your future plans for writing?

Jan 11, 6:46PM EST0 Reply

To continue to write for as long as I possibly can. I am hoping that with each new Series I write I will continue to keep growing my fan base. My goal is to become a New York Times Bestseller or a USA Today Bestseller.

Jan 11, 6:51PM EST0 Reply

Do you remember a book you used to read growing up? What was it? Tell us a little about it.

Jan 11, 6:11PM EST0 Reply

I loved to read Goosebumps by R.L. Stine. Those books were the coolest books when I was younger. One of the titles was: Say Cheese And Die." It was about a camera and when you took a picture of someone or something it would disappear. Those books were just so cool to me when I was in 5th Grade.

Jan 11, 6:15PM EST0 Reply

What are some of your go to genres when reading? What is it you love about those genres?

Jan 11, 5:55PM EST0 Reply

I read Horror, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Real Ghost stories. I like that each Genre draws me to them with the emotion, the action, the pain, the love. Especially ghosts stories, I like the supernatural realm.

Jan 11, 6:05PM EST0 Reply

One thing you would like your fans to know about you?

Jan 11, 5:19PM EST0 Reply

I am easy to talk to. If you email me or message me on Facebook, Twitter, anywhere I will message you back. I take time for my fans, some authors don't but I do.

Jan 11, 5:24PM EST0 Reply
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Can you give us a little background of yourself, your childhood, education and work experience and what led you to being a writer?

Jan 11, 5:18PM EST0 Reply

I read a lot of books in my childhood. Books were always fun to read at a young age. I finished high school and worked at fast food places. I wanted to music so I was looking for something in that department when I found the Hip-Hop group I was in. I woke up one day and thought If I wrote a book would anyone read it? And I came up with book 1 in The Gargoyle Redemption Trilogy.

Jan 11, 5:23PM EST0 Reply

What has been the most challenging part of being a writer? How about the most fulfilling part?

Jan 11, 5:06PM EST0 Reply

The most challenging part of being a writer for me would have to be losing motivation on one of the books I am working on. Some days you are full of energy and others you have to force yourself to get the book finished.  And the most fulfilling part of being a writer would have to be seeing the book getting published. All of your hard work has now come to life and readers can enjoy your work. :)

Jan 11, 5:09PM EST0 Reply

Why would you lose motivation? Is it other things that happen in your life?

Jan 11, 5:57PM EST0 Reply

Welcome guys! The link is live and I am here taking your questions. :)

Jan 11, 5:02PM EST0 Reply

What's a typical day for you? Do you write during the day or night especially now that you are working on releasing new series soon?

Jan 11, 4:20PM EST1 Reply

A typical day for me is that I wake up around 5-6 and I turn on the computer. I grab a Pepsi and click on GoogleDocs. I pull up the book or books I want to work on and I work on them during the day. I work on the books until 9-10 at night and I shut down the computer. My body lets me know when I need to stop working on the book for the day./night then I go to sleep. And do this again the next day. :)

Jan 11, 4:30PM EST0 Reply

Why is fantasy so popular for readers?

Jan 11, 4:03PM EST1 Reply

I think that readers are drawn towards fantasy so much is because they like to get taken into a fictional world. A great book can make you forget about your bad day for a couple of hours or so. Fantasy is filled with so much unique fiction that it draws you into the story.

Jan 11, 4:12PM EST0 Reply
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Can you give us any idea on your next work-in-progress the four new series that you are working on?

Jan 11, 2:52PM EST0 Reply

Yes, I can. One is The Lightworkers Saga is about Fallen angels killing Lightworkers. The next is The Darkhorse Series this is my first Sports Fiction Series about the start of the career of a female wrestler. The next one is my first Fantasy Series The Onizuca Series about a Princess from Outer Earth who was sent to Earth and becomes the leader of an all-male team of fighters. And the last Series is called The Reckoning of Witches Saga I am Co-Authoring with Kindra Sowder. This one is about new witches who are being hunted down and killed before this powers consume them. All of these books (Excluding the one I am doing with Kindra) are complete and will be released this year. Or you can read a few of them on Inkitt.com for free.

Jan 11, 3:09PM EST0 Reply

On the average how long did it take you to finish writing the Gargoyle Redemption?

Jan 11, 12:36PM EST0 Reply

The Gargoyle redemption Trilogy is the first Series I have completed. It is also a short story Series because I started writing it back in 2010 and wasn't sure if readers would like gargoyles or not.  Book 1 took me 4 years to finish. Books 2-3 I finished in a few months for each book. I have gotten much faster in writing so I finish books in four months or so. 

Jan 11, 12:58PM EST0 Reply

Do you have any writing habits, rituals, or routines? If so, what are they?

Jan 11, 10:50AM EST0 Reply

My writing habits are waking up early and pulling up GoogleDocs. I always have that ready to go after I grab a Pepsi (I don't drink coffee.) I get my daughter off to school then I get on writing my current book. Sometimes I write two books at a time. I just started listening to music while I write so I pull up Spotify or Pandora and rock out. I love Rock music.

Jan 11, 10:58AM EST0 Reply
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Does your writing require research?

Jan 11, 6:46AM EST0 Reply

Yes! When I start writing a new Series I always research something important to that particular Series to make it unique and believable as much as possible. :)

Jan 11, 7:33AM EST0 Reply

Are your characters based on real people? Tell us something more about your main character? Is it close to someone from your real life?

Jan 11, 6:43AM EST0 Reply

Yes a couple of my character's are based on real people. The female lead character in The Gargoyle Redemption Trilogy is based off of myself. When I was younger I wanted to be a singer. I actually became a rapper in a Hip-Hop group in Co called Mount West before I became an author. I  wanted that particular character to have a career in the music business. Another character in a new Series I am currently working on is based off of a guy I went to school with years ago.

Jan 11, 7:44AM EST0 Reply

Which authors are your biggest inspirations and influence your writing?

Jan 10, 11:18PM EST0 Reply

The top 3 inspirational author's who influenced my writing style are: Holly Black, S.D. Perry, Richelle Mead. All of these ladies are talented and inspired me to be the writer I am today.

Jan 11, 7:48AM EST0 Reply

Apart from writing, do you have other creative interests or hobbies?

Jan 10, 8:07PM EST0 Reply

I write song lyrics and draw.  :)

Jan 10, 8:11PM EST0 Reply
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Does writing provide you enough income or is it just supplemental?

Jan 10, 5:36PM EST0 Reply

Another great question. For me right now writing provides a supplement. I would need a lot of reader's to buy my books and leave a review to make a good income. Reviews are very important to us so we encourage them. :)

Jan 10, 5:40PM EST0 Reply

What has been your best marketing strategy to help you with being discovered by new readers?

Jan 10, 6:18AM EST0 Reply

Great question! I had to rebrand myself last summer. I am always looking for new reader's and if you talk to me on Facebook or anywhere I am happy to hear from you! I just do a lot of Takeovers right now to reach new reader's. :)

Jan 10, 8:30AM EST0 Reply
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Who creates your interesting book covers? Do you create them?

Jan 10, 5:44AM EST0 Reply

My publisher has a cover designer who makes our book covers. Dawne Dominique.

Jan 10, 8:35AM EST0 Reply

So far, you have been getting good reviews from your books. How do you deal with negative ones?

Jan 10, 1:00AM EST0 Reply

I am still looking for reviewers for my books. I currently have 1 review. A 4 Star on my Gargoyle Redemption Trilogy. The bad reviews do make you feel bad  but you keep pressing on. Keep doing your best. The good reviews will come to you as well. :)

Jan 10, 8:38AM EST0 Reply

What advice can you share to aspiring writers starting out in the field?

Jan 10, 12:44AM EST0 Reply

Always check out any publishers before you sign with them. If they make you pay for anything, run! You don't pay anything with the good publishers. If you choose to self-publish, you make sure you get a editor, and a book cover. You can buy pre-made covers online.

Jan 10, 8:41AM EST0 Reply
Why would you say that publishers were not that welcoming? And what is the best part of being a self published author?
Jan 9, 11:00PM EST0 Reply

Great question. Well, they sign you and put you on the back burner. Or they had a VIP group and focused on them leaving everyone else like... Do we even count around here? The best part about being a self published author is doing things your way. Nobody can tell you do this or change that. Everything turns out the way you want.

Jan 9, 11:10PM EST0 Reply
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