As seen in the January issue of Uncaged Book Reviews

Uncaged: How was the writing process with S.C. Storm for the book, The Guardians? Did each of you write specific parts?

It started out that way but by the time we found ourselves half way through the first draft the process completely changed. We found ourselves more comfortable with the characters the other had created and suddenly it just took off.

Uncaged: How many books are you planning for this series?

As of right now the plan is 5.

Uncaged: Can you give readers more information about the book and series?

The Guardians is a lot of ways, is the introduction to the Tempest World. The Guardians are the protectors of the Goddess Selena, and everything she has created. The Reapers, their mortal enemies, are part of an army that strives to release Silas, a God who controls the darkness of the Exodus. The vampire community has slacked in their duties to the Goddess while the werewolves have had to carry the load. When the book opens, the vampires are finding out their many years of neglect now has them all in trouble and it’s time for them to embrace their destinies. As the series unfolds we will find out if the races can work together to keep the evil from being unleashed as well as deal with one another’s egos and personal issues for the protection of the world.

Uncaged: As a reviewer, I’m always curious as to what authors can take away from the reviews, do you read them and what do you take away from the reviews?

With this being my first release, I am constantly stalking the reviews. I want to know what others think about the world we’ve created and if they are enjoying the ride we are taking them on. If a reviewer is unhappy with the book, I want to know what I can do to improve the storyline as well as my writing.

Uncaged: Can you tell us what you have coming up next?

On December 30, 2017 we will be part of the Madame Scarlet’s Carnival anthology hosted by Zombie Cupcake Press. I am also awaiting edits on a Y/A horror series, Dead Oaks Terrors, which is co-written with Skylar McKinzie. We also plan on having The Gathering, The Tempest Isle Series Book 2 ready early in the year for release during the summer, hopefully.

Uncaged: How long on average does it take you to write a full book? What is your writing process?

Our Tempest Series has been talked about for quite a while. We wrote one version of the story a few years back but scrapped it and wanted an entirely new concept. When we started on the new one, it took almost a year for it to come completely together. The co-write with Skylar McKinzie was finished in just a few months. Honestly, it truly just depends on how many times I come up with something else to add or get discouraged and start over. LOL.

Uncaged: What is your favorite parts about being an author? What have you found to be the least favorite?

My favorite part is hearing people talk about loving the stories I help create. It’s a great feeling when someone asks you questions about what will happen and show a genuine like for your work. The least favorite part has to be the marketing. I had no idea just how much of it would be involved, therefore I didn’t have a marketing plan in place. Now, I do and constantly feel like I’m trying to play catch up in that aspect.

Uncaged: What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

I love to read. I always have. I also spend time with my family. I am married with both a son and a daughter, so they keep me on my toes. I’m also a TV and movie buff. I have certain shows I cannot miss each week and movies I must catch in theaters.

Uncaged: What is the hardest part of a book to write? What is the easiest?

The opening is the hardest part for me. I usually know what I want to say but making sure to say it right, and catch a reader’s attention can be difficult. The easiest part of it to me is the conversations. I love character interaction and enjoy it when I get to add those in.

Uncaged: What would you like to say to fans, and where can they follow you?

I would like to thank all of them for taking the time to read my work and follow me on social medias. I’ve made a lot of wonderful new friends throughout this entire process and it really means the world to me. I hope everyone enjoys the stories I’m involved with and sticks with me through the journey.

Rena Marin is happily married to her soul mate, Daniel. They have two children, Cody and Amber. She was born and raised in Newport, Tn. The family still lives in the beautiful, mountain town today. As a young girl she discovered a love for reading. By the time she was in middle school, she realized that love also included writing. Rena began writing short stories and never stopped. She still has notebooks filled with stories from back in those days. It has been a long time dream of hers to have published works. Rena has always loved reading and writing anything supernatural, paranormal, or fantasy. She is also a bit of a horror buff so to be honest there is no telling what genres she may find herself attempting.