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Book Release God is Dead

About the Book

Title: One God – God is Dead

Author: Kata Mlek

Genre: Dystopian, Technothriller, Science Fiction

The final gambit. The final opponent. The final judgment.

Miran, Satia, and Flins have crushed all opposition, and Genesis dominates the market.

From a position of strength, they launch an all-out campaign to take total control of the European economy. Using everything from manufactured pop idols to underground whisper campaigns, Genesis expands into forbidden new areas, daring anyone to stand in their way.

But the old elites of Europe will only tolerate so much provocation. Setting aside their differences, they mount their most devious and merciless attack yet.

Within months, Miran is afflicted by a mysterious illness, and may be close to death. The media campaign unravels and public sentiment turns against Genesis. Legal troubles mount. And then, the kidnappings begin…

Desperate to survive, Genesis breaks an unbreakable taboo… and nothing can prevent the consequences.

The thunderous conclusion to One God rushes boldly through new and unexpected ideas, redefining the limits of a thriller. It all ends with a final twist that will have you re-reading the series to figure out exactly when Genesis made its one, fatal mistake.

Includes The Genesis Files: bonus stories, art, and dossiers that complement the main story.

Note: contains strong language and some disturbing scenes. For mature readers only.

Author Bio



I began my writing career in 2012 after leaving the IT industry. In Poland, I’ve had several successful novels published by traditional publishers. In 2015, I made the decision to switch to self-publishing and start my international career.

In 2015, I published the English edition of my intense psychological thriller Absolute Sunset. This was one of the most talked-about books in Poland in 2012, and the English edition has been equally well-received.

In 2016, I published One God—a trilogy of techno-thrillers about corporate control of genetic modifications. Originally published in Polish as a single long novel, the English version was expanded and re-written to create a trilogy with lots of great new scenes.

Now I’m working on another psychological thriller, a brand-new story written directly in English for my English readers.

All of my books cross genres—I like to experiment with different styles to create the effect I want, and to give my readers a unique experience. My Polish background gives me a different perspective and makes my writing fresh, although I feel it’s still accessible—inside we’re all the same, after all.

You can read my free short stories, get writing tips, and catch up with me on my blog at katamlek.com. If you like my work, you can become my patron on Patreon and get future books for free. And of course, you can find me on Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.



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Author Interview When Blood Reigns


Have you been writing for a long time?

I’ve been writing in earnest since the summer of 1990, after my mother’s death. Around 2004, I became the owner of Night to Dawn Magazine and later converted it into a micro-press for other authors.

What inspired you to start a writing career?

I took my mother’s death hard, and my college instructor suggested that try journalizing and writing short stories to work past the grief. I decided to try horror. At the time, I was making an avocation of reading Stephen King books, and I began asking myself and speculating: could I write something like that? So I began with short stories and migrated onto books. In most of my works, the protag has had to struggle with grief over the loss of a parent.

Is this book a stand-alone, or part of a series?

When Blood Reigns is the second book in a series. Steel Rose is the first, which starts out with Alexis and Yeron working at Jackson Hospital. Yeron, a Kryszka refugee, is hoping to practice medicine on humans that fear him. The break-ins by zombies and Kryszka renegades are getting underway, but severe arthritis leaves Alexis too weak to handle most guns. Yeron works on a formula to help contain her symptoms and becomes attracted to her.  Meantime the zombies that finally break into their hospital are hungry. Very hungry. Alexis wonders how she will fight them.

I am drafting a third book for the series, but I’m keeping the plotline under wraps until I have it more developed.

Why did you choose this genre?

Stephen King aside, my background led me to choose horror / dark fantasy/science fiction. Back in high school in the 1970s, as I’ve told people, I weaned on Dracula and Dark Shadows, and enjoyed a good horror or science fiction flick. However, my dance with horror began in 1964, during a trip to Atlantic City, when I faced a billboard that read, “See live 1000-year-old woman.” I didn’t understand until after I’d been badly frightened that the pavilion housed a mummified skeleton. The mummy’s parchment dry skin hugged her bones. Not a shred of fat or muscle. Afterward, my skeleton terror accompanied me everywhere I went. I told my instructor who helped me work through my grief about the mummy incident, and she encouraged me to channel my fear into a horror fiction tale. You’ll find plenty of skeletons in Steel Rose and When Blood Reigns.

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

I would encourage them to find a good writers’ group. It could be one that offers critiques by other members or one where you get an opportunity to discuss the business side of writing. Preferably both kinds. If doable, a new author should consider a class in creative writing and engage the services of a developmental editor before sending work to a publisher or self-publishing.  If there are any holes in the plotline, a good editor will catch them, and you can apply the things you learn to future works.

About the Book

whenbloodreigns_300dpi_printTitle: When Blood Reigns

Author: Barbara Custer

Genre: Horror / Science Fiction

Marked for death, Alexis accompanies her lover, Yeron, and four survivors of a zombie invasion on a search for the renegades who created a chemical that induces a zombie-like state. On the way, ravenous flesh-eaters attack Alexis’s team; one survivor turns on her. She realizes too late that the renegades have been tracking her every move. When officials capture her, she becomes deathly ill. Can DNA splicing save her? Will Yeron’s attempts at rescue jeopardize all their lives?

Author Bio

whenbloodreignsauthorphotoBarbara lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she works full time as a respiratory therapist. When she’s not working with her patients, she’s enjoying a fright flick or working on horror and science fiction tales. She’s published Night to Dawn magazine since 2004.

Other books by Barbara include Twilight Healer, City of Brotherly Death, Infinite Sight, and Steel Rose; also novellas Close Liaisons and Life Raft: Earth. She enjoys bringing her medical background to the printed page, and then blending it with supernatural horror. She maintains a presence on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and The Writers Coffeehouse forum. Look for the photos with the Mylar balloons, and you’ll find her.

To contact her, e-mail her at barbaracuster@hotmail.com.

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Release Blitz Trapped


About the Book

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000039_00009]Title: Trapped

Author: Alison Aimes

Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

Release Date: March 1st 2016

Publisher: Indie Published

Print Length: 239 pages

Format: Paperback and Digital

Print ISBN: 978-0-996-4683-1-2

Digital ISBN: 978-0-9964683-0-5

HIS PLANET. HIS RULES… Trapped by Alison Aimes is an action-packed, sexy sci-fi that takes you to the brink of oblivion on a planet where only the strong survive. When Bella West crash lands on penal planet Dragath25, the only thing standing between her and a mass of brutal criminals is one of their own, a ruthless loner known only as 673. But what starts out as a desperate trade based on protection and raw lust soon blossoms into a scorching need that will push them both to the edge. A tale of unbridled desire, stunning sacrifice, and unwavering love, Trapped is the first book in The Condemned Series.

Cadet Bella West has one simple objective when she joins the scientific mission to Dragath25, the notorious penal planet housing Earth’s condemned. Earn the credits necessary to save her family from starvation. But when her shuttle crashes and the majority of her crew perish, her simple mission becomes complicated fast. Now, to stay alive she’ll have to depend on one of Dragath’s own. But such protection doesn’t come free.

Convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, 673 has become more beast than man after eight grueling years on an unforgiving, hazardous planet of dirt and rock—and even more treacherous inhabitants. He doesn’t look out for anyone but himself and he certainly never grows attached. So when the bold female offers him pleasure in return for protection, he takes the deal without hesitation. He never expects how her touch will alter him. Or the growing realization that saving her may be the key to his own salvation.

But as dangers mount and their ‘simple’ deal unravels will he prove to be her surprise savior or her ultimate downfall? Because caring for someone on Dragath25 may prove the greatest hazard of all.

Author Bio

© 2015 | Kristina Sherk Photography | www.Kristinasherk.comAlison Aimes is the award-winning author of the sexy sci fi romance series the Condemned as well as the sizzling contemporary romance Billionaires’ Revenge series. A sci fi fanatic with a PhD in Modern History, she’s an all over the map kind of woman whose always had a love for dramatic stories and great books, no matter the era. Now, she’s creating her own stories full of intrigue and passion, but always with a happy-ever-after ending. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two kids, and her dog. When not in front of the computer, she can be found hanging with family and friends, hiking, trying to turn herself into a pretzel through yoga, listening to a fabulous TED talk, or, last but not least, sitting on the couch imagining her characters’ next great adventures.

Alison can be found on line at www.alisonaimes.com


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Release Day Party Maia and the Secrets of Zagran


Book Excerpt

Maia had hoped to escape Aerika’s clutches that day, but those hopes died a violent death the instant the team slinked into the classroom. Aerika stood near the pool with her arms crossed, her eyes fixed on the doorway—she was ready to pounce on her hapless prey the moment they set foot inside. At the forefront of the luckless group was Kusha. He slowed to a halt at the sight of Aerika, and behind him Maia could almost feel his urge to turn around and flee. But Kusha stood his ground and so did his teammates as Aerika strutted up to them, Dill in tow.

“There they are.” She pointed a skeletal finger at the huddled group. Everything felt like a dizzy blur of distant action as Aerika thundered on, “You finally have the time to show up for your training session. You think that arranging all this for your entertainment is easy for us? That you can come and go as you please? That you are here on a pleasure trip? Or maybe you think being the top team in the last round gives you an excuse to be disrespectful?”

Kusha shook his head vehemently. “N-no . . . no we don’t,” he stammered. “We . . . we had to—”

“Keep lying, maybe that’s the only thing you’re good at,” Aerika said coldly. Kusha turned a bright crimson and looked away in haste. “I don’t know how you managed to get top honors in the first phase with such low regard for rules.”

“We’re never ever late for sessions,” Dani chimed in. “Trainer Dill knows we’re always on time. But today, we . . . got waylaid.”

“Waylaid?” Aerika frowned and then broke into a jeering laugh. “You got waylaid? Well, I think a mistake of that proportion deserves some special treatment. What is your opinion, Trainer Dill?”

Dill seemed utterly helpless in front of Aerika’s towering presence. He rubbed his hands together, smiled a little, and mumbled something rather incomprehensible.

“Yes, I think so too.” Aerika turned around and faced the group. “Count this as a first strike against you.”

“What? You can’t do that,” Ren exclaimed.

“I just did, young man. Do you want to try getting another strike?” Aerika was in no mood to be argued with.

As Maia stood quietly with her teammates, her head and spirits drooping, Aerika walked over to the center of the room and addressed the crowd.

“I got distracted by the disappearance of your fellow mates, but I was here for another reason,” Aerika said as everyone stood in hushed silence. “There have been several reports of unusual activity in this city. Strangest things have occurred in the past few days, incidents that are unheard of in the history of Zagran. I will advise you to practice extreme caution while walking about on your own; we do not want any of you getting into trouble. Please do not venture off into unknown areas, stay in groups, and if you notice any suspicious activity, please alert the authorities immediately.”

About The Book

Book2_400x600Title: Maia and the Secrets of Zagran

Author: S.G. Basu

Genre: YA Science Fiction / Fantasy

Thirteen year old Maia thinks she has seen it all.

She has survived an assassination attempt, she has been threatened by the chancellor, and she has faced off with saboteurs trying to bring down a nation. She lets nothing get to her anymore-not the ominous nightmares she has been having lately, not the fear of being targeted for another soul extraction, not even the memories of her dead mother’s terrifying communique.

More than ever, Maia wants the Initiative to resume. She longs to visit Zagran-the undersea capital of the Jjord. She wants to ride the underwater transport lines, learn about the Jjordic energy farms and most of all-she wants to goof off with her friends.

But, around the charming city of Zagran, evil is gathering. Maia and her friends do not know it yet, the countdown to their planned extinction has already begun.

Author Bio

author_smS. G. Basu is a telecommunications engineer by profession, but she likes to call herself a dreamer. Imagination, fueled by a voracious appetite for books, has been her steady friend since childhood. She discovered her passion for writing quite by chance and there has been no stopping her since then.

Find out more about the futuristic worlds she creates, the characters that come to life with their emotions and ambitions, successes and failures, joys and heartbreaks, at sgbasu.com.


Website: http://sgbasu.com

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Book Excerpt from Cursed Heroes: The Beginnings


I’m sharing an excerpt today from scifi fantasy “Cursed Heroes: The Beginnings”. I hope you enjoy the excerpt!

Book Excerpt

My first memory of this life was a dark one; I awoke into this life suddenly to a world of nothingness. There was no sight and no sound, I felt nothing I tasted nothing, and there was not even a smell. I had no forum of any kind but I seem to be trapped somehow but I didn’t know where I was, for that matter I didn’t know anything, what I was or even where I came from. A strange feeling came across me as thoughts and information flowed and I began to learn, more and more but I still questioned what I was.

Among the things, flowing by; the concept of time, langue, and self soon came to me and suddenly I felt lost. Hours passed as I learned many things and I slowly gained a sense of self, I was something a thought, no I am a collection of thoughts. I had no body, and I did not have any senses of any kind, I found information and thoughts among the thoughts that made up my being. Life, I had life for I could think there for I was, but what kind of life was I. I thought about what I leaned about life, there were so many forum of it but I found only one that had no body like myself.

That’s it I am a being of pure energy and I must be in the void of something called space. I am, I am, I do not know, beings have names and I do not have one what shall I be called, what can I be called for that matter I am confused. “You are Will 7.0.” Words appeared filling everything, this must be a sign from the being known as God, is he telling me who I am? The words vanished and more appeared within what I knew as my being, letter by letter they appeared. “You are Will 7.0 I created you to run my lab and do all the extra work I cannot do my self, you are currently programmed to learn everything I input into your memory. I will be inputting the information you need to run everything once you are fully integrated into the lab’s mainframe.” As the word disappeared something new came to be within me, I didn’t understand what was going on at first but as it filled me I understood everything.

About The Book

beggins-cover-kendleTitle: Cursed Heroes: Beginnings

Author: WilliamD.  Ollivierre

Genre: Science-Fiction / Fantasy

In a universe where technology and the bad guys have gotten out of control, and a place where the destruction of a planet filled with people to test a weapon is the best way to show its power. Something must keep the balance of power, so the universe doesn’t fall into chaos. But when all forms of police and law keepers fail these heroes known as the Brothers Will stand tall.

Cursed by faith or maybe something much more powerful. Theses heroes fight risking everything in order to protect the universe they live in. Asking for nothing in return not even recognition, or so it may seem. These cursed souls are cursed to wander the universe forever protecting it against their own will.

Come see where they came from in this epic telling of just a few of their stories.

Author Bio

authorpicAuthor William D. Ollivierre, was created to write science fiction. With an imagination, that takes him out of this universe, to one of the wondrous worlds, heroes, and adventures. Then with his captivating voice, he takes you by the hand taking you for a ride in these worlds, pulling you deeper and deeper with each word.

He has published four books to date, one book of poems (The will of the heart, the love within) and three Science fiction works. Two short story collection and one novel, all as part of his Cursed Heroes saga that has only just began.




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Guest Post To The Stars Book Tour


Today I’m hosting a guest post about inspiraiton, written by Tiaan Lubbe, author of YA/NA dystopian scifi “To The Stars”. Enjoy the guest post!

Inspiration: The seed to a story.

Creating stories, at least for me as a writer, is all about the inspiration. Where the seed gets planted for the eventual birth of a new story and how we go about nursing and watering that seed is what I feel writing, at its core, is about.

It all starts with that seed.

Therefore a writer must always be receptive to everything around him or her that could possibly bring on that inspiration, and that everything literally sticks to its definition of excluding nothing. Nothing is unable to provide that seed and it might come from the most unexpected of places. To be a writer is to know how to, firstly, extract inspiration for stories around us and, secondly, to mould that inspiration into a creative piece of our souls. Okay, you might think, it’s all good and fine and artistically said, but how do we do this?

The truth is that I don’t know. I think this is true for all writers. None of us have a set formula or technique. We might have little tricks and bad habits that get us far enough to put words on paper, but if you would ask any writer this, they would leave you with a very deep but silent stare into the abyss. Though this is especially true for me, I am going to attempt to jot down a few of my own tricks and bad habits:

Because I have experienced the fact that inspiration, in its selfish nature, can come from anywhere and untimely unannounced, I pride myself in being ready for it with the only weapon I know how to use- a very small notebook I keep in my pocket or bag or sometimes even under my hat (really). If that indescribable eureka moment of epiphany hits you in the face like a brick, I use that notebook to, as quickly as possible, write down every thought that runs through my head with its exited little feet of inspiration.

Later, when I’m actually looking for a story to create, I go through that wonderful yet disgustingly unorganised notebook to find that one idea that tickles at my writer’s soul again.

From there on, once I’ve pinpointed the idea I want to use, I take a few days and yet another notebook (bigger of course) to flesh it out as much as I can before actually starting to write. I even listen to music or eat delicious red velvet cupcakes to help it on (Hey, I said everything is inspiration). Take for example my first novel, To the Stars, where the inspiration of its story came while I was watching a documentary months before I actually started writing it. If it wasn’t for my faithful notebook, I would have forgotten about it and it would have probably never existed. The inspiration to the story for my next novel I got from listening to a song, proving again that inspiration is bound to no parameters or limits.

Thus, inspiration and how I handle it is also not limited to writers and their craft or even to the broader creative arts. I believe that inspiration can be used not just to create stories, but for any individual in any field, as long as they know how to catch it, feed it and grow it into something worthwhile.

So go looking for that big inspiration now and start your stories!

About To The Stars

 ToTheStars_Cover_EbookTitle: To The Stars

Author: Tiaan Lubbe

Genre: Dystopian / YA / NA / scifi

One boy. One girl. One world about to end.

When the world finds out its inevitable end will come in sixty years, it seems like all hope is lost. Until a man steps from the darkness. He offers salvation, but demands total control. The world accepts.

Sixty years later, the old saviour’s son is leader and watches over the last proceedings of his father’s plans – Seven Ark ships called the Astrum Portas.

Noah is the next leader. He doesn’t want to be.

Zara is the girl he’s in love with. She doesn’t know it.

Three lives become complicatedly intertwined when a bomb on the Astrum Porta unexpectedly throws them into a whirlwind of secrets, forbidden love and violent clashes all while the looming apocalypse approaches rapidly.

The final adventure awaits…

Author Bio

DSC_0229Tiaan Lubbe lives in Pretoria, South Africa where he spends his time teaching little monsters, directing  plays, doing what he calls writing and dreaming up the future. Mostly all at once.



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Facebook: www.facebook.com/tiaanlubbeauthor

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Website: www.tiaanlubbe.com

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Guest Post The Blue Effect Tour


I’m hosting a guest post today for the book tour for adult urban fantasy / scifi “The Blue Effect”. I’ll let the author have the word now, and I hope you enjoy the guest post.

Guest Post

I’ve been doing a lot of interviews and guest blogs as I’ve been getting ready for the release of my debut novel, The Blue Effect, and I’ve noticed there are some stock questions most people ask.

One question I’ve encountered a lot is, ‘why did I pick this genre?’ (Science fiction/fantasy, if you didn’t already know!)

This seemed like hard question to answer. At least it did until this morning when I found myself reminded of something that happened at my day job not long ago (yes, I still work a day job, but I’m hoping y’all will buy enough copies of my book to let me off the hook!).

I wear a lot of superhero t-shirts. Not to mention my first love, Star Trek. I’ve loved all that nerdy stuff since before it was cool to love it.

And I take a little heat for it sometimes. It’s good-natured most of the time, but I know the guys at work really do think I’m a weirdo.

“There it is!” one of the guys crowed one day as he pointed at my shirt with a Star Trek emblem. He held up a hand and attempted to situate his fingers into a Vulcan greeting. “Long life or whatever,” he smirked.

“Live long and prosper,” I corrected him with a roll of my eyes.

“Why do you wear that stuff anyway?” he asked. “Don’t you feel silly?” His buddy snickered.

“No,” I answered and pointed at his t-shirt with a bird-like logo. “What’s on your shirt?”

He looked down. “I don’t know.”

“You don’t know?” I stared at him. “You’re a walking advertisement for something and you don’t know what it is?”

He shrugged. “So?”

“So?” I squeaked in astonishment. “Do you wear shirts with sports teams on them?”


“So, what’s so different about my Star Trek shirt?” I asked. “In fact, the way I see it, my Star Trek shirt is far superior.”

He laughed. “Why?”

“Because,” I answered tartly. “At least my shirt stands for something. It means I believe in a future where hunger and poverty have been eliminated. The pursuit of knowledge is the highest ideal. Everyone has the opportunity to become what they should be. Star Trek represents a brighter future. You don’t even know what your t-shirt advertises and you think I’m the weirdo?”

He stared, speechless, as I finished my tirade. I waited for a moment to make sure he had nothing left to say before I walked away.

I believe that’s the real answer to the question, why this genre? Deep down, I’m an optimist.

Oh sure, I pretend to be a hot mess, obsessing over little details, fighting a sense of doom when I look at the world around me, freaking out over spiders and insane imaginings, often brought to tears by Hallmark commercials.

If you dig underneath all that, deep, deep down, you’ll find a hopeful person. Someone who believes there are others striving to make the world a better place, someone who hopes we will get past the barbarism of this nuclear age, someone who strives every day to be better than she was the day before.

Silly? Maybe.

Nerdy? Probably.

Idealistic? Definitely.

And I’ll continue to be an idealist, believing and hoping and striving. Make fun of my Star Trek, I don’t care. Tease me about my Wonder Woman shirt, so what. Laugh at my idealism, I’ll just shrug it off.

After all, it sure beats the alternative.

About The Book

frontcoverTitle: The Blue Effect

Author: Rose Shababy

Genre: Adult Urban Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Blue Brennan is jaded and bitter despite her pinup girl looks and quick wit. Night after night, she scours the Seattle club scene looking for someone or something to fill the emptiness inside.

When she meets the mysterious Kasey, her world stops… literally. He claims she has the ability to control time and stuns her even further when he reveals his own gifts.

Blue is inexplicably drawn to Kasey and reluctantly enters his world filled with a new breed of humanity. They’re misfits like her, blessed or cursed with powerful abilities, struggling to hide their differences from the rest of society.

Then the group discovers a nameless, faceless sociopath with nightmarish powers; and he’s coming for Blue. She’s left reeling when they discover her gifts are the key to defeating his terrible evil and saving them all.

Now she must race against the clock to harness her own powers and save her new friends. Can she be more than a renegade? Can she be a hero too?

Author Bio

author photoRose Shababy and her family reside in eastern Washington State. Rose grew up in the Northwest but swears she’s going to move to warmer climates someday. She’s claimed this for over 20 years, however, and has yet to move more than 75 miles away from her mother.

Rose has a deep love of all things Star Trek and yearns to travel the heavens, as well as an intense desire to be bitten by a radioactive spider. Unfortunately she sucks at science and math so she hasn’t been able bring her dreams to life, instead living vicariously through books, comics, television and film. She hopes to someday make a million dollars so she can afford to buy her way to the international space station, but she’d settle for being able to fly around the world and leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Rose also loves to cook and worked for years in a gourmet Italian grocery and deli where she learned to hone her skills. She prepares culinary masterpieces for her family, but fervently wishes the dishes would wash themselves. Especially now that her dishwashers/children are nearly grown and only one still lives at home.

Rose likes to use her free time wisely. For instance, she likes to daydream, will often read for hours until she falls asleep on the couch with an electric blanket and a warm tabby cat curled up on her hip, as well as spending cozy weekend days watching Syfy movies like Sharknado and Mega Piranha with her husband.

If Rose were a cartoon animal, she’d prefer to be a wise old owl or a sleek and sexy jaguar, but in reality she’d probably be a myopic mole with coke-bottle glasses.


Website: http://roseshababy.com


twitter: https://twitter.com/RoseShababy

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Author Interview with J.E. and M. Keep


I’m hosting an interview today with an author duo, J.E. and M. Keep. They write erotic romance novels. They’re currently touring with their scifi post-apocalyptic novel “When Dreamers Wake”.

Author Interview

How long have you been writing?

Both of us have been writing since we were kids. Michelle was always put into creative writing courses and entered into contests, and we’ve both written for one another for years.

Joshua’s mother started to teach him how to read when he was two, and it’s been a lifelong obsession since then. It quickly bubbled over into writing silly stories, then poetry, then stories of life for Michelle, followed by some fanfiction and then finally our joint ventures together!

Is When Dreamers Wake your first novel? If not, please tell us a little about your first book.

We have many, many books out ranging from shorts to full novels. One of the first full novels we published was Vile Wasteland, another post-apocalyptic scifi. Vile Wasteland, though, has a female main character whereas When Dreamers Wake has a male.

Vile Wasteland takes place in a similar setting, though, in which the world as we know it has been destroyed. Alex, the main character, has been sheltered from the world in a bunker but is forced to leave and gather food as her friends face starvation.

When she leaves, however, she realizes just how naïve she was about the world at large, and she struggles to get what she needs after having a near-death experience at the hands of a terrifying group of ‘men’ called The Viles.

Tell us about When Dreamers Wake.

When Dreamers Wake is a post-apocalyptic scifi centering around the character of Leon. It’s very much character driven and we follow him through many relationships. He has so much love to give and wishes to protect so many of the people he knows.

There are some issues of trust with the man. He’s an excellent survivor, well suited to the wastelands of humanity, yet part of that is a hardness that makes him have issues trusting others. He has his own curious ways of trying to overcome that and find companionship despite the risks.

Why did you choose science fiction as a genre for your novel?

We love fantasy and scifi, especially if there are some horror aspects. That’s the type of media and storylines we’re drawn to. We’ve found we’re just not great at straight contemporary novels. Our passions simply don’t lay there.

It’s the fantastical, the real world turned on its head, that sucks us in.

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

We actually do a podcast every month where we talk a lot about writing, our inspirations and what has helped us as authors, but I guess the main thing is practice. Don’t let yourself say you have no ideas, or have writers block. Those things are just excuses to not practice your craft.

Perfectionism is another bane a lot of writers face, and you should not be trying to write a perfect work. Just write a story. When you’re done if you feel it wasn’t up to snuff, write another. It’s like any other skill that way, you need to practice to get better. Nobody paints a masterpiece on their first try, and nobody draws a stunning picture by constantly agonizing over and revising their initial drawing. Write more, and keep writing. Write your way past your insecurities.

Do you have any works in progress you’d like to tell us about?

We have so, so many! We have a sequel in editing for When Dreamers Wakes that’s a bit more action oriented. We’re really excited to get that out but wanted to see how fans responded to the first one and see if there’s any touch ups we should do.

Still in the initial writing stages is a story about a young Victorian era woman who follows some mysterious voice into the caverns beneath her family’s estate. It’s a terrifying trip into an unbelievable world beyond the woman’s understanding, and there is no apparent way back out.

About When Dreamers Wake

When Dreamers WakeTitle: When Dreamers Wake

Author: J.E. and M. Keep

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic SciFi

The Old Gods have risen and moved on, leaving Earth in ruins.

Leon liked that just fine.

He got along better after the collapse of society, and has his own vision for how things should be run: with him in charge of his own fate, with many lovers beneath him.

Yet when he has a run-in with a beautiful and mysterious woman, his life will never be the same.


Author Bio

J.E. & M. Keep love to combine fantasy, scifi, horror, romance and mystery into exciting and titillating novels.

They are long term, loving partners in a very happy relationship and because of this, they love to torture their characters. Dark romance touches all of their stories in one way or another, from elicit trysts to forbidden love.

Some of their work contains dubious consent and erotic pain, so it’s not for the faint of heart. Their stories are often called twisted and arousing — at the same time.

All work is 18+, trigger warnings available on the second page of every book. If you want to hear about new releases, sign up for the newsletter!

Website: http://www.jmkeep.com
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