Monsters Under the Bed
Children of Chaos Series
by Kristen Collins
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Thriller
When the Queen of the Sandmen, Ana, decrees that she will give teddy bears magic through the power of their golden Sandman dust and life is sustained through the belief of a child, the only purpose is to protect the children from nightmares, or rather the monsters under the bed. The Boogeymen who were defeated long ago are gone but their creatures did not die off with their masters. The balance of good and evil has to be maintained.
A supernatural orphan, Sharon, and her faithful pitbull dog, Lieutenant Twinkleton, catch the attention of Queen Ana when she goes to fulfill her part of the decree. Unsure of the little orphan child's abilities, she gives special orders to the little girl’s only toy: a teddy bear named Sir Snugglestiltskin.
Unknown to Queen Ana, there’s more to Sharon than what her eyes can see and these creatures are hungry to get their hands on the little girl.
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I'm a Native Texan, born and raised close to the heart of the great Lone Star State. I was born in January of ‘89 and was able to grow up during a great time. I honestly don’t consider myself a Millennial, and really dislike that title. I'm a part-time secretary and a full-time mother and wife, as well as a Lupus Warrior.
Having Lupus means living my life indoors, and the sun is my arch-nemesis, my personal kryptonite. I want to leave a legacy behind, something my kids could one day look back on and say, “yeah my mom did that.”
Thanks to the encouragement of friends and family, I found a passion for writing paranormal romance books. Anything in the realm of fantasy usually suits my novels and tends to be able to reach a large audience in multiple genres. Most of my story ideas come to me in the most unexpected times and places, such as my dreams. They will plague me nonstop until I sit down and write it out.
I like to explore new types of characters such as Sandmen and Boogeymen, for example. I enjoy creating all the facets of their own worlds, such as in A Sandman’s Forbidden Love.
God has blessed me with success that I never imagined was possible, which allows me the freedom to explore and create with intense focus in paranormal fiction. Now, I know Shifters aren’t real but Angels are another story. So Angels are also a part of my focus and research. I will often sit on the computer doing extensive research on both Sandmen and Angels, trying to learn as much as possible about them.
In addition to fiction, I create Art Journals that are cross generational from thirteen to ninety years young. My goal, with these types of books, is to reach people who need that extra encouragement and quiet reflective stillness that journaling can bring into their lives.
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