L. Salt’s The Ways We Follow Books 1 & 2

The Ways We Follow
Book One
Off The Ways Duology

by L. Salt

Amazon: http://mybook.to/TheWaysFollowCI

UBL: https://books2read.com/u/bxYlEl

St. Petersburg, Russia, 20XX.

            Laura Danco, a young talented designer, returns to her favourite city after studying and working in the UK. She’s excited to meet her best friends, but soon her happiness turns bitter.  

            Friends tell Laura about a new controlling institution, the Department of Censorship. All media sources are under control, the opposition is destroyed completely, minorities are under threat.  Everyone who resists is obliterated.  

             Laura tries to push her life back on track—friends, relationships, travels, parties… Everything changes when a reputable design company employs her as an assistant to a dangerously attractive, scandalous architect, Daniel Polanskiy, whose ambitious and outstanding projects don’t comply with the government views and its dictated taste.

            The situation becomes even more complicated, when Laura meets her uni-mate from the UK, Mark Evans. Completely lost between two absolutely different characters—friendly, amiable Mark and sophisticated, bad-tempered, but ingenious Daniel—she struggles to whom to give her heart. 

             The future looks bleak for Laura, as the company gets into trouble, when the Tax Office conducts a detailed financial audit, the Department gives Daniel the final warning, and one of Laura’s friends is killed. Going through so many challenges, will friends find their way to follow?

Angels of Zion
Book Two
Off The Ways Duology

By L. Salt

UBL: https://books2read.com/u/mqG5oO

Amazon : http://mybook.to/AngelsZionCI

            Three years have passed since Laura Danco and her friends left St. Petersburg. Isaac and Dr. Levit continue to work together on their top secret project Angels of Zion. The main purpose being to create an army of ultimate soldiers—the kainomorphs—the clones whose physical abilities and strength exceeds humans. 

            When the project goes out of control, one of the kainomorphs goes rogue, Dr. Levit is attacked and subsequently dies, Isaac and Miri have no choice, but to follow the clues that the scientist left them to find the rogue clone and to stop a catastrophe. The investigation brings them back to St. Petersburg, where they meet Laura and Chris. 

            Daniel Polanskiy disappears without a trace. The friends suspect his life can be of an interest to many parties. With their own lives at stake, they should decide whether great victories require great sacrifices.

L. Salt is a multi-genre author from the United Kingdom. She studied History of World Culture and earned her Master’s Degree in Art Expertise at the St. Petersburg University of Culture and Arts. Born in Belarus, she lived for many years in Ukraine and Russia and, eventually, settled in the North of England, where she currently lives with her husband. Salt’s interest in writing dates back to her teenage years. Apart from creative writing, she has a passion for traveling, arts, history, and foreign languages.

Her debut novella, His Personal Reich was released in April 2018 by Crazy Ink Publishing. It will also be featured in the boxed set Chills and Thrills in May 2019. Her second novella, a thriller/mystery story Legacy of the Iron Eagle, released in February 2019. She is the author of the Off the Ways Series including The Ways We Follow (Book One) and Angels of Zion (Book Two). Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including the Crazy Ink Publishing anthologies Royal Scoundrels and Beyond Wonderland, as well as magazines, both online, and in print. Another of her suspenseful stories, The Seeds of Stars, will release in December 2019.

Follow L. Salt:
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/saltandnovels
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/608692496170838/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LSalt1
Blog: www.saltandnovels.wordpress.com
Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/saltandnovels
E-mail: saltandnovels@gmail.com
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/17915818.L_Salt
Pinterest: www.pinterest.co.uk/saltandnovels
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/l-salt-36bbaa177/
AllAuthor: https://allauthor.com/author/lsalt/

Interview With Author L. Salt

L. Salt is a lifelong learner; an ardent a seeker of historical knowledge that she implements in her writing. She is a multi-genre and multi-award winning author, who enjoys traveling and visiting museums.

Born in Belarus, L. lives in the North of England with her husband.

Now that I’ve introduced you to L., let’s get to know her a little better.

Hello, L,. welcome to Angel Kiss Publications. Thank you for agreeing to do this interview.

Thank you for having me.

What inspired you to be a writer?

I think my love of reading and my imagination.

Is writing your full-time profession?

Not at the moment, but I would love it to be. Moreover, I believe writing is not a job, it’s a lifestyle.

How long have you been writing?

My journey as a fiction writer started in junior school. I wrote a sci-fi series about time travel and other dimensions.

However, my first work in English was published just a few years ago, in 2016, when my short story was shortlisted for an international writing contest in Greece.

Have you won any awards?

As I’ve already mentioned, one of my short stories was shortlisted for the Eyelands Short Story Contest in 2016. 

My debut thriller/action novella His Personal Reich has won three indie awards in the Best Sci-Fi and the Best Adventure categories.

How many books have you written?

So far, I’ve written three novellas, two full-length novels and a few short stories in different genres.

Which genres do you write? 

I’m a multi-genre author, but I focus primarily on thrillers, dramas, historical fiction, mysteries, and sci-fi.

What do you find most challenging writing for these genres?

I think the biggest challenge for me is to attract more readers and to get my works out there. In my opinion, this is the most difficult part of being a published author regardless of any genre.

What are you working on now?

At the moment, I’m working on edits for my third thriller/sci-fi novella The Seeds of Stars which my publisher, Crazy Ink Publishing, will release in December. This story, set in the Scottish Highlands, Berlin, Montenegro, and on the Isle of Skye, features many references from World War II and the Cold War times.

Where do you find inspiration for your characters?

Pretty much everywhere—from my friends and acquaintances to historical figures.

What has been your most rewarding experience since publishing your work? 

First of all, positive reviews from my readers and editors. Receiving the indie awards has been unexpected, but a very pleasant experience as well.

What advice would you give to authors just starting out?

I know it’s easy to say just “don’t give up”, but my advice is a bit different. Never give up just because somebody provided you with negative feedback.

Leave it, if you feel you don’t want to do it anymore, if you don’t have any efforts/ideas to continue your writing, if writing doesn’t bring you joy and satisfaction.

If you want to become successful, grow a very thick skin. Lots of people will criticize your works (maybe even you personally), but this is just one component of success.

Learn constantly. Learn from professionals, from fellow writers, from lovers and haters, from your own and somebody else’s mistakes. Never stop learning something new.

Is there anything else you’d like your readers to know about you?

My pen name is L. Salt and I’m a multi-genre author from the United Kingdom. I write exclusively for Crazy Ink Publishing.

I studied History of World Culture and earned my Master’s Degree in Art Expertise at the St. Petersburg University of Culture and Arts.

Born in Belarus, I lived in Ukraine and Russia for many years and, eventually, settled in the North of England, where I currently live with my husband.

My interest in writing dates back to my teenage years. Apart from creative writing, I have a passion for traveling, arts, history, and foreign languages.

What message are you sharing in your books?

There are different messages in different books, I suppose. There a few universal themes though which appear in almost all of them—freedom of choice, resistance to evil, love, hatred, friendship, dignity, self-sacrifice.

What are your favorite books/authors?

It’s such a difficult question, because there’re so many of them, starting from classics to modern days thrillers and sci-fi authors and their books. I put just a few who influenced my taste and my writing the most.

Albert Camus, Hermann Hesse, Jack London, Jules Verne, Carlos Casteneda, Dan Brown, Philippa Gregory, Mikhail Bulgakov, Henryk  Senkevich, Alexandre Dumas, Alexander Belayev, John Le Carre. 

What are your favorite movies, TV shows?

Another difficult question I wouldn’t say it’s just one movie or show.

I love almost all works of David Lynch and Ridley Scott. I also enjoy old Russian films from the Soviet Union times (especially comedies).

As for TV shows, my recent top favourite is a mini-series Chernobyl. This is the best series American and British TV have ever filmed about USSR. Amazingly filmed, well-researched, exceptionally played!! 

I also enjoyed David Lynch’s Twin Peaks (both series), The Night Manager, The Knightfall, and hilarious Allo, Allo from the late ‘80s.

I like to watch documentaries on the Discovery or History channels. They help me a lot with my research and ideas for my works.

When you’re not writing where can we find you?

Traveling around the UK and abroad, hiking in the Peak District National Park which is on my doorstep, reading, researching for my works, visiting museums, galleries, exhibitions, historical sites, hanging out with my friends and family.

A movie producer wants to turn your book into a movie and you get to make a cameo. What would you do in the movie?

I’d rather prefer to work closely with a film director as a consultant or assist with a script.

Do you have a website/Facebook page, etc?

You can visit my blog and Amazon page. You can also follow me on all major social media platforms.

Blog: www.saltandnovels.wordpress.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/saltandnovels
Twitter: www.twitter.com/LSalt1
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17915818.L_Salt 
Amazon author’s page:www.amazon.com/author/saltandnovels

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/608692496170838/

Pinterest: www.pinterest.co.uk/saltandnovels 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/l-salt-36bbaa177/

Where can we find your books?

All my books are available on Amazon (www.amazon.com/author/saltandnovels), and all major platforms, such as Kobo, Nook, Apple, Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=L.+Salt)

Books’ links:

His Personal Reich 

Amazon: http://mybook.to/HPReich

UBL: https://www.books2read.com/u/3GY0jp

Legacy of the Iron Eagle
Amazon: http://mybook.to/LegacyIronEagle 

UBL: https://books2read.com/u/meAP0z

The Ways We Follow
Book One
Off The Ways Duology
Amazon: http://mybook.to/TheWaysFollowCI

UBL: https://books2read.com/u/bxYlEl

Angels of Zion
Book Two
Off The Ways Duology

UBL: https://books2read.com/u/mqG5oO

Amazon ebook: http://mybook.to/AngelsZionCI

Amazon paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1095923676

Royal Scoundrels Anthology (Book 2: Madness)

Link: http://mybook.to/RoyalScoundrelsB2

Thank you, L., for spending time with us to share your story. We wish you continued success and lots of luck!