"Cālix Leigh-Reign's writing style is what I loved most about this book. I lost count of how many times I stopped reading and sat in awe..." - Carpe Fiction
"A...rousing, supernatural tale combined with a gleefully eccentric teenage romance." -- Kirkus Reviews
"The story is well visualized and readers will be delighted to find that the plot is not predictable." -- SeriousReading.com
"No casual coming-of-age story. Opaque is laden with angst, psychological power, and is a tale of dysfunction in a world where supernatural abilities can thwart mental illness, where a mysterious Afro-Russian girl who holds the power to divert Adam from the apocalypse he's preparing for the future." -- Donovan Literary Services
"The moment I read the first sentence of the book's prologue, I knew I would love this book. I wasn't wrong." - CarpeFiction
"A tense page-turner that does more than present a teen's world. It pulls the reader in to an evolutionary process that is far more than one of transition points, but embraces moral and ethical conundrums.." -- Midwest Book Review
From the Author
A:I've always been an author. From the moment I put pen to paper at 3 ½ years old, I was an author. I've been writing short stories, lyrics and poetry as far back as I have memory (3 y.o.). Now, what inspired me to become a published author is a completely separate question.
Q: Do you have a specific writing style?
A: Abstract. Definitely abstract.
Q: Do you write in different genres?
A: Yes. Young Adult,Sci-Fi, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Historical and anything else that materializes in my mind. I don't limit myself when it comes to my writing.
Q: If yes which is your favorite genre to write?
A: Sci-Fi and Romance are two of my faves right now. Sci-Fi is just so vast and opens your mind to anything you can think of. Nothing is off limits. Romance because it's filled with hope, love, companionship and remembrance.
Q: How did you come up with the title for your latest book?
A: The original title was Darkness in Light. I still have a soft spot in my heart for that title but I had to let it go because it was too common. One consistent theme of the book was the darkness of Adam's mind. That led me to Opaque. Adam's mind is an opaque object,where very little light enters and passes through.
Q: Do you title the book first or wait until after it's complete?
A: Both. Sometimes the title comes first. Usually, the story comes first and the title afterwards.
Q: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
A: Larry Strauss. Without a doubt. His spiritual light is just absolutely amazing. His writing is so amazing because he is.
Q: What books are in your to read pile?
A: Priceless by LaShelle Cooper, Dex by Jayne Blue, A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest, Jack Fox & The Crystals of Time by G.J. Anderson, Becoming Human by Eliza Green, Eve by William Paul Young and The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer.
Q: What is your current "work in progress" or upcoming projects?
A: Split Adam (Book 2 of the Scion Saga), two completed children's books, an untitled YA/Sci-Fi epic fantasy, and an untitled Romantic Suspense I've just completed.
Visit her website at CalixLeighReign.com or CalixImplied.com