We return for another Author Spotlight. This week, the spotlight is on Nancy A. Lopes.
Nancy is the best selling author of The Chronicles Series. She graduated from George Brown College in April 2016 with a certificate in Novel Writing.
She is currently working on The Nightwalker Chronicles, Date: TBA.
Let’s Take a Look at Her Books
The Daywalker Chronicles
26 year old Ronan Adams, born amidst an outbreak of vampires and werewolves always knew that he was different. It wasn’t until one day that he learned how different he really was.
Here’s a peek inside:
It had been a decade. A decade since the king had died and since his son, Ronan and his wife, Alexa had taken over and so much had happened.
Their kids Cole and Clara had grown up so quickly with Clara expecting her third child. She appeared radiant and seemed to take so much after her mother. Cole on the other hand, was as much a troublemaker as he was when he was younger. He didn’t do anything that was too bad, he just talked back to people and got into plenty of fights. Right now, the whole family was having a delicious dinner of potatoes and shrimp.
As they were eating and talking to one another, they were joined by Theo who had a look of dismay on his face. Wondering what was troubling his friend, Ronan climbed to his feet and walked over to him.
“Hey, what happened?” he asked, eyebrows scrunched in worry.
Raising his head, Theo met Ronan’s gaze, his expression, exhausted and his eyes worn out.
“I just got off the phone with some family that I have in Vancouver. They told me that they’re having some issues,” he said.
“What kind of issues?” Ronan asked, his expression equally as concerned.
“They didn’t say which means that I need to go there to see how bad it is and help them in any way that I can.”
“You should,” Ronan replied, “Any ideas on when you’re thinking of going?”
Theo thought for a moment, considering his options. His cousin, Matteo hadn’t really told him the full extent of what happened. Matteo wasn’t really expecting him there to be honest, but family did what they could for one another.
“I was thinking of later this week, hopefully I can talk to Matteo a bit before then. It’ll be nice to see him again,” he said, “We were kids the last time that we saw one another.”
“This should come as a shock to him then, huh?” Ronan asked, amused.
“Yeah, I can imagine it will,” Theo said, with a chuckle.
Shaking his head, they were soon called in for dinner. After they ate, they all turned in for the night.
The following morning, Theo got up and did what he initially had planned. He called his cousin and told Matteo that he’d be flying in to Vancouver because he wanted to help somehow.
“I’ll be waiting, Theo. I’ll tell the others that you’re coming as well,” said Matteo.
Once they had ended their conversation, Theo hung up and decided to call the Beta of his pack to let him know what was going on. He picked up the phone once again, and this time dialled his Beta. He didn’t live with his pack because he had to do his duties as minister and that required him to be constantly at the castle.
“Hello?” Theo’s cousin, Matteo answered.
“Hi Matteo, it’s Theo.”
“Oh! Theo, hey how are you?”
“I’m doing well, I just spoke to Ronan and he told me that he’s willing to let me have some time off.”
“Oh? What aren’t you telling me?”
“I thought, well more so I figured that I’d take a trip to Vancouver and we could catch up?” he said, “I may be bringing someone along with me, if that’s alright?”
“Of course you can, any of your friends and welcome here. You know that.”
“Alright, I’ll be arriving in a few days.”
“Ok, see you then Theo,” Matteo replied.
The two ended their call and Theo turned around to leave. He was surprised to see that Mackenzie had stepped into the room, a concerned expression on their face.
“You’re going to be in Vancouver?” Mackenzie asked him, stepping closer.
“Yeah I am. You know that you’re coming with me?” He replied, raising his hands and gently placing his palms on Mackenzie’s face.
“Of course, you are.”
Theo gently placed a kiss on Mackenzie’s forehead, smiling softly. The two of them had been close ever since Mackenzie had arrived at the camp all these years ago. Ever since then, they’d been like brother and sister.
Smiling, Mackenzie gazed up at Theo, brown eyes glittering vividly.
“So when do we leave?”
“Well, I have to call Orion back and update him, but I was thinking by the end of the week, maybe?”
“Sounds good,” they said, with a smile.
Giving him another hug, Mackenzie then left the room. When they did, Theo picked up the phone once again and dialled Orion’s number. This time, Theo spoke briefly with Orion before he hung up and turned in for the night. Tomorrow was going to be a long and eventful one so Theo needed to be well-rested for it.
The following morning, Theo got up and dressed. He had packed the night before so thankfully, he didn’t need to face the hassle. Today, Theo chose to wear a graphic blue t-shirt, with a dark blue leather jacket on his torso and dark wash jeans and ankle boots to complete his look. Once was dressed, Theo walked into the kitchen and was met by the adorable sight of Mackenzie dancing around as they cooked breakfast.
“Well, well what do we have here?” he asked, gazing at them in amusement.
Jumping back in surprise, Mackenzie looked at Theo in shock, nearly dropping the pan that was in their hands.
“Theo! I didn’t see you there.”
“I can see that,” he remarked with an amused smile, “So you decided to make us breakfast, then? How thoughtful of you.”
“Of course I did, I figured you were busy with packing and all,” they said, turning back towards the stove and went back to making breakfast.
A few minutes later, once Mackenzie had finished, they put the eggs and bacon that was made on the table. Feeling hungry, Theo quickly sat down and smiled when Mackenzie pushed his plate towards him.
Bon Appetite, Wolfy.”
Theo chuckled fondly at the nickname that Mackenzie had given him all those years ago, He then grabbed his fork and began to eat the meal that they had made for him.
“This is great, Mac!” he exclaimed.
Smiling softly, and with their hands on their hips Mackenzie replied, “I’m glad you like it.”
Today, Mackenzie chose to wear a green jumper, black leggings and their favourite black tutu over it. On their feet, were their favourite pair of black combat boots with green laces. Taking their seat, Mackenzie placed both arms on the table, folding them.
“So, how’d you sleep?”
“Pretty well, actually,” he replied, “How about you? Slept well?”
“Totally! I can’t wait to get to Vancouver, I’ve heard so much about it. The beauty and everything, I can’t wait to see it all.
“Yeah, and it’ll be good to catch up with Matteo. You’ll like him Mac, I promise.”
“Yeah, he’s great,” he said, getting up from the table and putting his dishes in the sink where he proceeded to wash them.
Once ready, Theo said his goodbyes to the others and soon both he and Mackenzie were on their way to the airport to catch their flight. Once they arrived, they boarded their flight and were headed on their way to Vancouver.
The Lycan Chronicles
Following a year after The Daywalker Chronicles, The Lycan Chronicles finds Theo distraught when he finds out that his cousin, Matteo, is facing some problems back home. Curious, he heads to Vancouver and soon finds out what’s happened and how bad it really is.