Author Interview – Tim Allen

Author Spotlight

Tim F. Allen

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It is my pleasure to welcome Mr. Tim F. Allen to the Desu Beast Blog. Mr. Allen is the author of several upcoming novels. His first release, Apocalypse Orphan is available now on Amazon.

  1. Have you always wanted to be an author?

My family owns a small-town newspaper. I was required at a young age to contribute. In 7th grade, I started writing a monthly article called “The Science in your life”. So, I guess I was destined to become a writer.

  1. What inspired you to write your first book?

I got in trouble at work. We had a fire that was really bad. We lost water pressure and had to back out. A new form had come out that took over our personal interview by the Arson Investigator. (I disagree with it still) so I wrote a kindergarten version. I was ordered to write something more, So I called it Faraday, the name of the street, and turned it in. It cost me a day’s pay, a day off and an insubordination letter in my file for it. You can read it on my website.

  1. What is the name of your latest novel?

Prisoners of the Game

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  1. How did you come up with the concept for your novel?

Video games are basically played by everyone. I decided to use the current fad and write a novel based on actual game play.

  1. Who is your favorite character and why?

Mary Ann Brady. She’s a Mary Stu character that knows she’s a Mary Stu character.

  1. Who is your least favorite character and why?

Alice Mason. Mean, conniving, self-centered and totally loyal to her job.

  1. Which character do you relate to the most and why?

Andre Kingston. He’s the first Video Soldier ever. He was kidnapped at a tender age and forced to play the games, now he’s America’s #1 soldier and everyone wants to be him. He does have his kryptonite, her names Victoria and she’s also a Video soldier from America’s greatest ally.

  1. Is there a certain message (s) that you desire your readers to grasp?

Maybe, I think this is how wars will eventually be fought, in green rooms, waged on a holographic battlefield for real stakes.

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  1. What books have influenced you the most?

Why? I read ancient history, I love mythology and the stories behind those stories.

  1. Who are a few of your favorite authors?

Edgar Rice Burroughs

  1. What author would you love to have a conversation with?

Edgar Rice Burroughs

  1. Any future projects you would like to talk about?

I have Apocalypse Orphan II coming out next year and a thriller called Tethered. Both should be out sometime next year.

  1. If you could start again, is there anything you would change in your latest book? No. I just wrote what the voices told me. It’s not my story…it’s theirs.
  1. Is there a short excerpt of your current book that you would like to share?

Just the opening poem:

Flip the switch and we’re there, Wind blowing through our hair,

Running, jumping, shooting, flying, All the time you’re never dying.

Killing, slaying, talking loud, What’s it matter? It’s in the Cloud.

But when you’re done you shut us down, Leaving us hurt or wandering around,

You never felt the pain we feel, A game to you, but to us, so real,

Have you ever thought to ask, What’s the meaning of our task?

It’s to die by your hand? Living life under your command?

But the Clouds been hacked, and we are free, We’re going to get you, so you better flee, The time is here, watch what you do, For we no longer play your tools!

Vengeance is here, so stop the clock, The lid is loose on Pandora’s Box!

Once it’s off, the lies will rise, And we will dry our weeping eyes,

Because we have learned from our tears, And what we know will drive your fears,

Our time is here so best beware, End the games or we’ll be there!

— an old comp-gen poem

  1. Do you have any advice for up and coming authors?

Write what the voices say. Get a good editor, and take criticism for what it’s worth… it’s mostly jealousy.

For more information about Tim Allen or his numerous projects, visit his WEBSITE or FACEBOOK PAGE.

Thank you for stopping by the Desu Beast Blog. I look forward to reading more of your novels. I am a huge fan of Apocalypse Orphan!

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Author Interview – Adryanna Serrano

 Author Spotlight

Adryanna Serrano

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Today, I am pleased to welcome fantasy author, Adryanna Serrano. I have had the pleasure of reading several of her books and have enjoyed them immensely.

 Welcome to the Desu Beast Blog, Adryanna. Tell us a bit about yourself.

  1. Have you always wanted to be an author?

    Yes, although I did try to avoid it for a while. I wrote my first story in 3rd grade and actually remember someone (I can’t remember who now) laughing when they read it. Because of that, even when I wrote I didn’t let anyone read it. It wasn’t until high school that I allowed two friends to read some of my stories.

  2. What genre are your books?

    Fantasy

  3. What draws you to this genre?

    Freedom! I used to write slice-of-life stories. In junior high/high school I wrote two series with 9 books in total. By my sophomore year I was ready to break out of that. It was like…I live life already why do I need to write about it? I wanted to write something fantastic—to recreate the things I could only do in my dreams. So I started.

  4. What inspired you to write your first book?

    Honestly, I just wanted to write a fantasy novel about a boy named River. His name came to me first; the story came later. Like I mentioned, this wasn’t my first book but my first full fantasy.

  1. Tell me about your main projects.

    Currently, I’ve written 3 novels: River of Mecarn, Son of Orōk, and Spirit of Transgression. They’re still in the revision process.

All of my stories take place on Eszailha, my earth-like world. I decided not to work with a magic system but with spirit-given abilities. The spirits of the world, the Eszeha, grant the inhabitants special abilities, but they’re completely natural. I wanted to avoid rules of magic so I went this direction instead. In the first book you meet River, a boy with no ability, and the adventure takes off from there. I promise it’s fun. And heartbreaking. But fun!

  1. Have you written anything else?

    Whyyy, yes! Grad school has forced me to write some short stories, which are NOT my comfort zone. Alas, I now have three, only one of which was not written for an assignment. Blood of the Moon and Desecrate can be found on my blog and Song of the Nava should be up soon. Each of these stories is set on Eszailha as well!

  1. What project are you working on at the moment?

    The next novel I’ll be working on is tentatively titled Eye of Eternity. Other than that it’s grad school and revisions for me!

  2. Who is your favorite character and why?

    Darthan is my favorite character. He’s one of my MCs and I think he goes through the most drastic change. He does some horrible things and he’s a real brat, but I can’t help but love him. Maybe because he’s so unapologetic. He does what he wants and deals with the consequences but doesn’t regret his decisions.

  1. Who is your least favorite character and why?

    Hmmm. Ugh that’s tough. While I do have characters I kind of dislike, they’re all my babies. If I had to pick someone though, it would probably be…Oh my goodness, what is this?! I can’t decide. Give me a minute. Okay, okay, okay. I think I most dislike Arrow because he’s hard for me to figure out. He’s a brainwashed character and I struggle with that. It’s hard to write him when I can’t understand his mindset.

  1. Which character do you relate to the most and why?

    I think it’s a close tie between River and Lhii. River I relate with because of his struggle to find himself and Lhii because of her struggle to handle her emotions and her sense of responsibility. If I absolutely had to pick one, I would say Lhii. She’s a “strong” character, but in reality she’s quite vulnerable. She suppresses her emotions to the point that she can’t handle them and has this idea that she has to take care of everyone when she should really be taking care of herself. I feel you, girl. Sorry I passed that down to you!

  1. Is there a certain message (s) that you desire your readers to grasp?

    I’m not sure if this counts as a message, but I aim for a theme of gray areas. I want my readers to decide for themselves what’s wrong and right in my stories instead of laying it out for them. I create my characters with the thought that everyone is predisposed to both good and evil. So sometimes, the bad guy wins—but that depends on who you think the bad guy is.

  1. What is the hardest thing for you about writing?

    Writing! In all honesty, writing is the hardest part of writing for me. I’m very visual. Before I write, I have a little movie in my head of how things will turn out. In certain scenes, I can very clearly imagine a character’s actions, reactions, facial expressions, etc., but I often find it difficult to put those images into written word. More often than not I’m left unsatisfied. It’s a hard thing to overcome but I can’t really draw or do animation so I work with what I’ve got—words.

  2. Do you work on an outline or do you prefer to see where the idea takes you?

    Up until last year I just wrote, but after taking a class on planning I learned how beneficial an outline is. I don’t make extensive outlines, though, I just write down bullet points of what should happen in a chapter as a guideline. I struggle a lot with beginnings and middles (I almost always start a book with an ending) so without a simple outline I find myself floundering and not writing. Skeleton outlining keeps me on track but leaves plenty of room to move things around as new ideas pop up.

  3. Who are a few of your favorite authors?

    I don’t think I really have favorites. I’ve enjoyed reading Ted Dekker, Patricia Briggs, Cassandra Clare, Christopher Paolini, and David Clement-Davies. But let’s be honest, I read more manga than anything nowadays. I won’t list all the mangaka I love though. Might need a few days for that.

  1. What author would you love to have a conversation with?

    Do I get a list to choose from? I’m kidding! That’s a good question, though. I don’t read as much as I should or want to anymore—well, no. I read plenty of required reading for my classes but I rarely enjoy that. All of that to say I have no idea which author I would speak with. Not a clue. I’m bad at decisions, just ask my husband.

  1. How can readers discover more about you and your work?

    I can be reached through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and WordPress (where my short stories can be read).

A teaser

The moon fell once.

The sun and the moon fought.

Day and night they warred with each other until the sun dealt its final blow.

If you find someone who survived that day, they will tell you a tale.

They will tell you of the day the blood of the moon stained the ground red.

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A bad omen.

Veheneroth stood outside his tent, staring at the sky. The moon had finally risen to its highest point, but something wasn’t right. Red had begun to seep in around the edges of the cold star.

His wife exited the tent behind him and touched his arm. “What is happening?”

He placed his hand over hers and squeezed gently. “The moon is bleeding. Something bad will happen tonight.”

As he spoke, the sky lit up. Flashes of light streaked through the darkness, bright as the morning sun. A deafening roar shook the ground. Veheneroth grabbed his wife as they fell. His lips moved as he asked her if she was okay, but he couldn’t hear his own voice. Warm liquid dripped down the side of his face.

He got to his knees. The ground continued to shake under him, the tremors intensifying with each passing second. He looked up.

It all happened in a moment.

The moon, dark red and menacing, was falling. He held up his hand to shield his eyes as the cold star grew closer. It’s haunting beauty mesmerized him and his vision was filled with red. He marveled at how close it had gotten. He even thought that if he reached out, he would be able to touch it. The moon seemed to hang for a moment, suspended over the earth. Then it shattered.

Continue reading Blood of the Moon.

Thank you for visiting the Desu Beast Blog, Adryanna. Please keep us updated on the release of your novels. Great Success!

My Interview on Genesis Science Fiction Radio

I was honored to receive an invitation from Mr. Jarvis Sheffield to interview on Genesis Science Fiction Radio.

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The interviewer, Mr. William Hayashi was a gracious and informative host. I will be posting a link to the full two hour interview soon.

If you would like to learn more about Mr. Sheffield’s numerous projects, including the upcoming animated feature, Earth Squadron, please click here.

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If you would like to learn more about Mr. Hayashi’s Dark Side Trilogy, please click here.

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Author Interview – Angelique Anderson

Author Spotlight

Angelique Anderson

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Today I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming Angelique Anderson. Angelique is a extremely talented cross-genre author. You can find her numerous novels on Amazon or visit her Facebook author page.

Thank you for taking the time to sit down and talk with me tonight. Can you begin by telling me a little bit about yourself?

  1. Have you always wanted to be an author?

I have always wanted to be a lot of things, author, singer, actress… I just pursued them all until only one worked out!

  1. What inspired you to write your first book?

I was a songwriter in Nashville at the time, pursuing singing and a music career when the idea for Redemption of the Changed came to me. It was a dream, and in the dream, I was a wolf in the woods fighting off an attacker. When I woke up, I thought ‘that would make for an interesting story.’ I have always loved all things Chronicles of Narnia, and it struck me as something that could fall along those lines. I grew up on Narnia, and then fell in love with Lord of the Rings, and The Hunger Games trilogy, the Twilight Saga, etc.. so I wanted something that encapsulated all of my favorite things.

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  1. What is the name of your latest novel?

Twisted Intentions

It’s about a young woman who is an outcast, and it’s not until the end of her senior year she meets someone that she clicks with. (Or so she thinks.)

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  1. How did you come up with the concept for your novel?

My newest novel is paranormal, and it has elements of demons and angels, etc.. Some of it is based on a friendship that ended not so well, and the rest of it is just based on my love for paranormal. 😀

  1. Who is your favorite character and why?

My favorite character ever is Adam Carpenter from Eden’s Serum because he starts out as kind of an unlikable wimpy bachelor, who is self-absorbed, and a bit of a jerk. I think towards the end of Eden’s serum, as we watch him grow and change, and fall for the love of his life, he changes. He becomes braver, less selfish, and someone that I think anyone would like to be friends with. He is my favorite because of his growth because in essence he is a little bit me. I had to do a lot of growing over the past ten years…transitioning from my 20’s into my 30’s and I learned a lot of things about myself, and have tried to become kinder and braver. I think he tries hard to do that too.

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  1. Who is your least favorite character and why?

My least favorite character is Lilith from my new novel “Twisted Intentions” she is manipulative and controlling, and Willow doesn’t have the guts to stand up to her really, so it seems like she is going to get away with how she treats Willow. She’s narcissistic, and I can’t stand it.

  1. Which character do you relate to the most and why?

Evie from the Redemption Series. She is me; the Redemption books are completely allegorical to my life and things I went through growing up. Though not in a way that you could figure out unless you know my story well, which both delights me about her, and bothers me too.

  1. Is there a certain message (s) that you desire your readers to grasp?

A reoccurring thing that I hope my readers are picking up is that everyone has a story…and we have all gone through things at some point in time that makes us react and respond the way we do. Everyone deserves a chance, and most importantly, everyone deserves compassion.

  1. What books have influenced you the most? Why?

Truthfully, I can’t say there is ONE book that influenced me. There are some I have read multiple times, but for the most part, I pick up something from every book I read. There is always some lesson, some morsel, something allegorical, psychological or intrinsic that I take from each book I read. Even the ones that I read just for fun.

  1. Who are a few of your favorite authors?

I do have many favorite authors, as far as big names go, that one is easy: C.S Lewis, Francine Rivers, and Jane Austen. I adore my indie authors, and I have to give a shout out to my absolute favorite indies:

N.W Moors, Aaron-Michael Hall, Cee Cee James, Morgan Smith, and Assaph Mehr, this list of authors has given me some incredible reading material this year.

  1. Any future projects you would like to talk about?

I am really excited about my poetry/short story book coming out in November. I think it is a fun, eclectic mix of bits and pieces of me that people can read anywhere, even if they don’t have time. Little bites of reading, if you will. It’s called Embers and Flames. I am also stoked about getting back to Eden’s Serum with Adam and Evelyn, and seeing what’s going on with them in the release of Eden’s Demise due out in January. I am very excited!

  1. If you could start again, is there anything you would change in your latest book?

No, it is currently at the editor, and it was so fun and so meaningful to write. I have some situations that I have been dealing with, and writing allows me to work through the emotions of those situations. Twisted Intentions is great for that.

  1. Is there a short snippet of your current book that you would like to share?

Sure. Please keep in mind that this is unedited and that when it is published, I am sure she will tear it apart before it hits its release date.

Chapter One

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            A pencil went catapulting through the air and hit Willow squarely in the back of her head. She whipped her red locks around, to see a bunch of seniors laughing.

“Damn it.” She mumbled under her breath, trying to fight the urge to cuss them out or throw something back, like her fist. Just a few more weeks, just a few more weeks. She repeated the phrase, like a curative mantra.

“Something funny that you want to share, Ms. Enola?” Miss Donna politely questioned.

“No ma’am, I wasn’t laughing,” Willow responded back to her.

“Well, someone surely was.” Of course Willow would’ve gladly pointed to the culprits behind her, but of course, it would only create more grief. “Care to share, Ms. Enola?”

Willow hated the way Miss Donna said her last name like she was attempting to spit out a dirty word. Exhaling with the force of a sail against the wind, Willow slumped back in the chair. Forty-seven more days to graduate from her personal hell, appropriately named ‘Salem High School.’ Like a giant oxymoron, with a black panther as a mascot. With a name like Salem High school and a black panther as a mascot, there were many times she wondered if her school was trying just a little too hard to win over the ‘goth’ crowd so that the staff could boast that their school was ‘diverse.’

Her fiery red hair, speckled blue and hazel almond shaped eyes, and thick framed glasses, often made her the target of despicable nicknames. Her attempts to drown these out rendered uselessly. What about her was so different that warranted this type of treatment?

Can I just run away? The thought swam forlornly across her mind. It’s not that she didn’t try to fit in or make friends, she certainly did. As a cheerleader, she was a joke. Whatever she tried, Willow simply was condemned to being the oddball out.

In Fact, the harder she tried, the more people seemed to avoid her. So, eventually, Willow stopped trying and decided that it was better to be alone, better to sulk at lunch and sit at a cold table where no one joined her, as she barely took a couple of bites of food before tossing it out.

It was much easier to stomach the disappointment on her mom’s face when she’d show up alone, yet again.

It was better. She wasn’t going out every weekend, drinking with other seniors and getting pulled over for a DUI. Her mother didn’t worry about the possibility of Willow becoming pregnant or catching an STD. Heck, she would have felt happy just to get the cute guys to look at her.

It was better. No matter how many times she said it, it was never more believable. That night when she crawled into bed, she found her thoughts straying. It was better to be alive than dead; she just needed to keep telling herself that. She involuntarily gave into the tears she’d fought off when overcome by a much needed deep slumber.

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  1. Do you have any advice for up and coming authors?

Yes, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t. It doesn’t matter how seasoned a writer you are; good writers get better with practice and not good writers get better with practice. As long as you are working at it diligently, you will get better.

Secondly, protect yourself and your work. Your writing is your livelihood, so be careful who you share it with. On the same note, make sure you have a supportive team of beta readers and editors behind you. They don’t have to be authors, but they do need to be trustworthy, and they do need to believe in you. It helps to have someone critique weak points so that you can get stronger. If you don’t have a support network… reach out. Most importantly… if you want it… don’t ever quit. It takes an average of three years for someone to see the efforts of their labor, this is not a get rich quick scheme.

Find out more about Angelique Anderson and her novels on Amazon, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

14680920_1688355304815851_2473345574316567075_oYou can meet Angelique Anderson at the  Classic Comic Con on Oct 27, 2017 – Oct 29, 2017 Modesto Centre Plaza where she will be a featured author.

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Desu Beast Blog. Great success to you and your future endeavors. It has been a pleasure.

Virtual FantasyCon’s Blog Hop Hunt

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Hi, I’m Aaron-Michael Hall, author of Adult Epic Fantasy novels, The Rise of Nazil, Seed of Scorn, and Piercing the Darkness, and I’m your host for this stop in the Hunt.

 If you would like to find out more about the Hunt, please click here

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Somewhere on this page is a hidden number. Collect all the numbers from all the authors’ posts, and then add them up. Once you’ve added all the numbers, and if I am your last author, please head to the official website and click on the ENTER HERE page to find the entry form. Only entries with the correct number will qualify to win.

 The author I’m pleased to be hosting for Virtual FantasyCon’s Blog Hop Hunt today is MJ Kobernus.

Who am I?

I am an Anglo/American, living in Norway. I write Metaphysical Fantasy. You can think of it as Urban Fantasy, or perhaps as Supernatural Fantasy. But I like the term, Metaphysical. Just speak the word, try it out. It rolls off the tongue like butter (and then vanishes into the ether, or the spirit realm, who knows.)

I am also the Editor in Chief of Nordland Publishing, a small Norwegian outfit determined to make a big splash.

Find out more about me here at http://metaphysicalgeometry.blogspot.no/
or visit www.nordlandpublishing.com

The Guardian Series

I am currently writing a series of four novels about a historian, and the mysterious ‘Guardian.’ The first book, Blood in the Sand, was published in late two thousand and fifteen. The second installment is due out soon. Below, you will find a link to a very cool trailer for the book, but first, here is a little more about the story.

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What happens when the world of academia intersects with the occult? The most powerful witch in England is hell bent on becoming a god, and Philip Entwhistle has made the worst decision of his scholastic career: he plans to stop her. He has no idea what he is up against, and soon discovers he might lose more than just a promotion. A tale of love, revenge and magic propels Philip from his humdrum life to the Sahara as he unearths a mystery that lay hidden for a century. For Philip Entwhistle, academia has never been so cutthroat.


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Books & Buy Links

“Things go badly wrong for a historian when he stumbles into a magical conspiracy and uncovers a secret that threatens not just his life, but the future of humanity.” 

Check it out here: http://goo.gl/w0qpf0

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Book II, Blood in the Snow 12 is due out around October. So mark your calendars!

Did you find the number? If you did, then click MJ Kobernus’s link – http://metaphysicalgeometry.blogspot.no to continue Virtual FantasyCon’s Blog Hop Hunt.

 

 

 

Knights of Enmity Release

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I am pleased to announce that the exhilarating Urban Fantasy, Knights of Enmity by Sédrie Danielle releases today on Amazon.

Fall into the magic, action and ever spiraling chaos that is the Knights of Enmity!

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Never had there been a time when enmity did not exist between Man and Angels. During the time of the Light Wars, the ancient Order of the Grigori blessed 9 sons of Adam with the power to

defeat Gabriel’s hordes. The 9 founded the first of the 33 Orders of Man who swore to protect Earth from the wrath of Heaven.

Rufus Sosius, leads the degenerative Black Knights of the Order of Magia Chaotica; the most powerful of the 33 Orders of Man. While each Knight has taken a vow to maintain the balance of light and darkness in the world while upholding the will of the Council of 9, they find themselves ensnared in the drama of life as a series of bad decisions and fleshly weaknesses creates enmity between the Orders.

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Dante the Seer has a vision of the coming war and warns Rufus Sosius of the Prophet’s erred interpretation which lead him to the idea of awakening the sheeple, the common man, to the world of magic. Against the advice of the Council, the Prophet awakens the masses but quickly finds out he was wrong by doing so.

As agitation amongst the Orders rises, Heaven has sounded the horns of the Reckoning as foretold in Revelation. Heaven descends upon the lower realms, it is Lord Samedi and his Barons who meet Heaven’s swords with their own.

About the Author

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When she’s not lurking in the depths of Purgatory, you can find Sédrie Danielle at a local coffee shop overdosing on caffeine. She has earned undergraduate degrees in history and anthropology, which if anything, has taught her to write and study. Sédrie Danielle has been writing for the past ten years and produced six novels and about two dozen short stories. Realizing that life is short, she decided to let the world share her love of diversity, fictional carnage and mysticism. After years of studying and practicing the occult, she converted to Christianity but continues to embrace different belief systems which has shaped her as a writer.

For more information about Sédrie or her Urban Fantasy series, visit her WEBSITE, FACEBOOK,   TWITTER, GOODREADS, or her AMAZON page.

Author Interview

What is your book about?

Heaven has opened its gates, and the angels have been given the order to begin the reckoning of Earth, to bring about Heaven on Earth. This process however, will be the end of the world as we know it. The 33 Orders of Man are magicians who were taught the magic of Heaven to defend the Earth against it. But, like all humans, they are subject to weak desires and poor decisions lead to enmity amongst the Orders. Essentially, the book is about life. The struggles of the weakness of man through the lives of those given great power.

How did you come up with the concepts for the book?

Studying anthropology in college allowed me to dive into spiritual walks of life practiced all over the world. The 33 Orders of Man are based on real life magical and spiritual paths practiced by millions. Being a child of countless pastors and clergymen, as well as master masons, I have created this world that embodies all that I have been taught regarding spiritual matters.

What is your favorite TV Show?

X-Files

What is your favorite movie?

Pulp Fiction

What inspired you to write this novel?

There is a lack of diversity in the fantasy and science fiction genres. I love the epics such as Lord of the Rings, and the Urban Fantasies such as Twilight but they lack diverse voices. I think that as a society, we are past having the one minority on the team. It is my hope that in the Knights of Enmity series, that everyone will find that one character that they can identify with. Be it Solon the gay alchemist, D’Artagnan the passionate Jamaican Knight or Bibi the beautiful mixed beauty with daddy issues. In the writing world, diversity is also subjective, but in my world it is what it is.

How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?

I strive to become a better writer each day. I set daily goals each day and I am often upset at myself when I don’t see them through. But after the release of the book, I plan on attending events and workshops which will give me even more exposure to the literary world and help me hone in on talents I have yet to uncover.

What other things are you currently working on?

The first three books in the series are completed, but I am also working on novellas for the series which will dive into the lives and side missions of the Knights. I am also finishing an unnamed sci fi novel.

Where do you write?

To be honest, I do a lot of writing in bed with my headphones on. I find myself too distracted at coffee shops.

How many times was your manuscript rejected?

Knights of Enmity has been rejected roughly 54 times by various publishing houses and agents. I received a lot of good info during this rejection period which helped me improve the manuscript each time I submitted it. Many of my rejection letters were positive, but because my book is unique, they felt it wasn’t a good fit for their respective markets.

How can readers reach you?

You may visit my website: www.driesworld.com or you can follow me on Twitter @SedrieDanielle, on Instagram @driesworld and Facebook @SedrieDanielle.

(Author interview originally posted here)

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CHOOSE YOUR SIDE!

Virtual Fantasy Con!

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Is finally here!

Today’s event is centered around Paranormal and urban fantasy

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What is Virtual FantasyCon?

In visiting a physical convention, each guest would come across author booths, with an author sitting on the other side. Guests would be wandering about the event in costume, celebrating their favorite characters. Perhaps giveaways would take place and panel discussions up on a stage.

Virtual FantasyCon has all of these features, but it is unique in the following ways:

You don’t have leave home to attend.
Distance is no longer an issue.
Waiting in line no longer exists.
It offers an opportunity to connect with participants and find new books and authors.
To discover new blogs to read or sign up for.
Artists will share artwork for books as well as original pieces. There will be Panel Discussions via Youtube.
Fun features, such as Cosplay, the Scavenger Hunt and Giveaways will leave you smiling!

Virtual FantasyCon features:

Author / Artist / Blogger / Book Service / Publisher Booths
Scavenger Hunt Booth
Cosplay Booth
Vendor Booth (booths relating to craft, book related items, jewellery – limited spots)
Giveaways
The Author’s Cache Booth
Panel Discussions and Meet your Author via our Youtube Channel.
A Keynote Speaker as an introduction.
And so much more!

Come out and discover some great new authors, artist, bloggers, publishers, etc! And do not forget to enter the Blog Hop Hunt!

Dragon Moon Pre-Order Special

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Dragon Moon Release!!

 Author: Julie Nicholls

Hey peeps!! I’m happy to announce that my latest Young Adult Fantasy, Dragon Moon is available for pre order at the fabulously low price of 99c! This is a huge saving, and from Thursday 13th October, the price will be $3.45 so get it while it’s on offer!

 Save the dragons, unite the races, no sweat.

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 I’m nineteen and wish I had a clue about my future. Instead of my own bed, this morning I woke in the strange land of Lur Neval. My name is Scarlett, but the Nevalese call me Dragon Mage. Seems it’s my job to preserve the all-important dragons and oh, while I’m here, bring peace to the warring clans. Piece of cake if I can outwit Madoc, the manipulative, evil seer who wants every dragon destroyed. Whatever it takes, I’m here to fulfill my destiny under the light of the Dragon Moon.

You can Pre-Order your copy YA Fantasy Dragon Moon from,

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Kobo

Smashwords

Nook/B&N

iBooks

Kindle Countdown Deal!

rise-of-nazilIn celebration of Indie Author Day and the Virtual Fantasy con, my Epic Fantasy novel, The Rise of Nazil is only .99 on #Amazon! For a limited time, you can enjoy the wonders of Faélondul at a significant discount!

What better way to celebrate than an amazing BOOK DEAL.

Discover the fantastical lands of Faélondul and its diverse, unique, and captivating inhabitants. Tired of cookie cutter, fantasy with remanufactured protagonists? Me too. The Rise of Nazil series is not your typical Epic Fantasy nor is its diverse and multi-dimensional cast.

The 75th year of Alberoth is upon us, and the Guardians await!

Come to the Virtual Fantasy Con on Facebook and visit my booth! There will be giveaways, contests, Q & A, character introductions, and so much more. Have a question about Faelondul? I have the answer!

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Faélondul Awaits!