Crisis Deluxe (Author Interview)

 




https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091BKKDJ1/

Crisis Deluxe looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about Alexander Street and the story?

Crisis Deluxe starts out with global financial markets on the verge of collapse.  Merger specialist Alexander “Dusty” Street is ordered to hop on a plane from Buenos Aires, where he’s just completed a huge deal, to fly to Hong Kong to try and save a failing acquisition worth billions. 

Dusty was just about to fly home to his wife and kids, and he’s already fed up with the exhausting, globe-trotting life he's chosen.  Dutifully, he flies to Hong Kong, torn between the wife and family in New York he never sees and the heavy responsibilities of his career.  

Shortly after he arrives in Hong Kong Dusty faces a completely unexpected development:  the appearance of Jacqueline, a woman he once loved 20 years ago, and has never forgotten.

Suddenly, Dusty finds himself struggling to navigate much more than a complex business deal.  Seeing Jacqueline again forces Dusty to realize he has reason to reconsider his life choices, both professionally and personally, at the most basic level.

As world financial markets continue to plummet, to his horror Dusty grapples with the growing awareness a defeat on this deal would crush his career, destroying everything he’s worked for—and yet to find a way out against all odds, Dusty must learn to calculate the true cost of career, family and love.

 

Any plans to turn it into a series?

Yes, as a matter of fact—early readers have all been asking if there’s another book coming, and are enthusiastic about finding out about the next adventure of Dusty Street.  In fact, while Dusty makes some hard choices in Crisis Deluxe, his life is very intense and complex, and he faces a whole new set of challenges when he moves to Sydney, Australia in the next book, called Crisis Down Under.  I’ve travelled to Hong Kong on business so I knew what I was writing about when I wrote Crisis Deluxe, but I lived in Sydney for 25 years and raised my children there, so I know exactly what Dusty’s about to experience.

 

That’s an amazing cover.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Thank you!  I want to give a shout at to Tracy Lyn at Virtually Possible Designs:  https://www.virtuallypossibledesigns.com

Tracy is super-talented and it’s been fun working with her.

That’s a view of Hong Kong from Barker Road, which is a wonderful part of the city, and the cover dramatizes the way Dusty’s dilemmas are completely intertwined between the exotic, high-stakes world of Hong Kong, the temptations of his dream come true, and the brutal reality of a world in deep crisis with the livelihoods and well-being of billions of people at risk if Dusty makes a mistake—or neglects his personal responsibilities because of selfish personal reasons.

Angel's Advocate (Author Interview)

  


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097G2C4V7/

Angel’s Advocate looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about Justin Lanel?

Justin Lanel, is a high school student who is more of a shut in. A student that doesn’t want to continue to go to school and lacks motivation. I read from American Psychological that males are often depressed. I wanted someone for the reader to relate to or see a little bit of their perspective. Justin is learning that you can’t give up, you have to keep going.


Any plans to turn it into a series?

Yes, I am very passionate about turning this into a series and have the readers go down the rabbit hole with Justin.

 

That’s an amazing cover.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Devil’s advocate is when a devil is over you shoulder, the devil tempts you into doing wrong. Angel’s advocate is when an angel is over your shoulder, persuading you into doing right.

The cover has that idea behind it, where an angel is over your shoulder, holding you lovingly.

 

How did you come up with the story in Angel’s Advocate?

I thought of the story as escapism from reality, like Neverland and Wonderland. To help readers to forget about reality and project themselves as Justin Lanel and go on this grand adventure. The story is inspired by biblical stories with my own twist.

 

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Angel’s Advocate?

I knew exactly what I wanted to write for my book from beginning to end, I more so had a difficult time publishing it because I am a perfectionist and wanted to make sure my book was the best, I could make it to be.

 

What do you like to do when not writing?

I try to stay active by going to the gym time to time, funny enough, that is where I get some story ideas for my next book. I like to read as well; I get so absorbed into books.

 

Where can readers find out more about your work? 

.I am working on a author site to have updates for my next book, I am looking into amazon kindle vella for a future story. But currently you can find my work, on amazon.

 

 

The Chronicles of Dragon Special Edition

 




https://www.amazon.com/dp/1941208800/


Evil Beware. The son of the Dragon King doesn’t check his temper at the door. 

The impulsive youth, Nath Dragon, knows what he must do to earn his scales. Still trapped in human form, he hunts down the dragon poachers--that are killing and enslaving his kin--with a vengeance. Accompanied by a dwarf named Brenwar Bolderguild, the brazen warriors clash against the world full of orcs, elves, ogres, trolls, goblins, and men in order to save his brethren.

But unforeseen dangers lurk in the shadows. The sinister scheme of High Priestess Selene and her dragon master, Gorn Grattack, threaten all of dragonkind. And in a moment of violent fury, Nath is cursed for all time.

Now Nath--armed with the magical sword called Fang--sets out on a perilous path toward redemption. At its end, the ultimate battle awaits him, when he must confront the powerful evil lurking within and the wicked dragon army sworn to defeat him. And if Nath does not prevail, the fate of dragonkind is doomed.

If you love dragons of all sorts and sizes, young heroes with god-like powers in the Percy Jackson series, then you can’t miss with this fast-paced, action-packed, magic-filled, dangerously addictive fantasy adventure!

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Craig Halloran is a #1 Bestselling Amazon Author in the following genres and categories:

Epic Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, Coming of Age, Werewolves & Shifters, Dark Fantasy and Collections & Anthologies. He is a KDP All-Star and Top 100 Amazon author as well. 

Other works:

The Chronicles of Dragon, Series 1 (10 Books)

The Chronicles of Dragon, Series 2, Tail of the Dragon (10 Books)

The Odyssey of Nath Dragon, The Chronicles of Dragon Prequel Series (5 Books)

The Darkslayer, Series 1 (6 books)

The Darkslayer, Series 2: Bish and Bone (10 books)

The Supernatural Bounty Hunter Files (10 Books)

The Clash of Heroes (3 Books)

Zombie Impact (3 Books)

The Gamma Earth Cycle (2 Books)

The Red Citadel and the Sorcerer’s Power (5 books in 1)

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The Rennington Chronicles (Author Interview)

 



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The Rennington Chronicles look like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about Amyra?

Amyra-Rose Moore is the story’s protagonist and a very strong female lead.  She’s a tall, beautiful law student and the only daughter of her (west coast) town’s mayor.  Amidst a rising legal future, she, unfortunately, got caught up in a treacherous scandal that resulted in the murder of her biracial (African-American + Spanish) girlfriend. Although she was found innocent for the cause of death, she was still convicted as an accessory.  Yet instead of going to prison, fate placed her in the most unlikely predicament.  She was forced to serve her time as a hard-laborer for a bleak boarding academy, located in a dreary New England middle-of-nowhere backwater (town) called, “Rennington”. Yet unbeknownst to her, this was all planned.

 

How long did it take you to write The Rennington Chronicles?

RC took approximately 3 ½ years to create. The reasoning: When I started working for (US) municipal government, there were a lot of political events that surfaced, that inspired and contoured my work.

 

What inspired you when writing The Rennington Chronicles?   

Initially, I was inspired to write these chronicles after my spouse and I separated because I needed a healthier way to release my heartache and frustration(s). However, when writing the RC, I realized that many people (self-included) look to relationships/love to resolve their deeper issues not knowing that that assumed remedy could be the affliction. I hate love stories… they give false hope to a weak and fragile community logging to self-medicate their way through life because we can’t cope; none of us really. So my writing has evolved to help explain the aphotic cesspit of love, in hopes to inspire people to find other healthy venues to procure the peace and happiness they desire. Venues that aren’t tied to another human being, but one’s inner-self.

 

What will readers get out of your book?

My goal is for readers to learn, laugh, and live with the RC. Specifically:.

·         LEARN: I want readers to see how petty games of discrimination and cruelty only reciprocate one’s receipt of more malice and bad karma in their lives. It’s not my place to judge or change someone… just inspire through examples.

·         LAUGH: There are many comical moments in this Gothically thrilling tale; yet apart from being entertaining, the goal is for the reader to learn to laugh at life no matter what they're going thru or the stickiness of their situation; namely RELEASE. I wanted to add humor in the story to provide levity (to counter the tale’s darkness), but the overall goal is to remind people to find laughter in life, always.

·         LIVE:  In the story, Amyra’s grim predicament would drive anyone insane, possibly down a darker path than the situation renders. Yet, amid her dismal state of affairs, she rises above it by learning to accept her fate and take responsibility for her actions, thus, making the best of it. There is a lesson for us in this… We all go through sh*t; sometimes it can inflict a sort of social-PTSD that none of us can handle on our own. To such, we have to find ways to cure it, and (like Amyra), rise above it, practically. For example: In this story, our protagonist doesn’t judge her illegal (non-US) co-workers; but instead helps them, thus putting her grave situation aside for others.  In turn, she later becomes their champion, and everyone is all the better for it. Quite lovely!

The Ouiums Journey (Author Interview)

  




 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08H25DHVG

The Ouiums Journey looks like an exciting story. Any plans to turn it into a series?

Yes! I am currently working on The Ouiums Journey: The Rise which is the 2nd installment in the series. Originally, it was a standalone, but it developed into more. I have another side project which is writing a collection of short stories including Esa, Estelle, Kaspar and Skylar and their lives prior to the events in Hell Broke Loose.

 

What can you tell us about Esa Blyth, the main character?        

Esa is a wise witch beyond his time who suffered a great loss because of his actions. He had to learn the hard way and his journey shows that and him growing into his new powers. Guilt is a heavy emotion to carry, but he is strong and takes it in his stride. All he wants is for people like him, Ouiums, to be safe in the world and free from discrimination.

 

That’s an amazing cover. Can you tell us a little about it?

The cover concepts at the start were quite different to what it is now, originally, it was Esa and Thegon fighting in the realms of Hell. Instead, I included the main protagonists of the story with Thegon looming over them to show his power and colossal size. I loved how it turned out and it fits with the themes of the story.

 

How did you come up with the story in The Ouiums Journey?

I was sitting at my desk wondering how I could add a spin on witches, but more specially how their magic worked. Generally, in the fantasy genre, they are born or bestowed with energy to cast spells and must follow the rules of nature. I decided what if they had to break these rules against their will and ‘steal’ it from their surroundings. From there, I developed my main character, Esa Blyth and added a spice of dark magic, hell, and chaos into his character. After that coming up with the story, which was a challenge, but with hard work I created something I fell in love with.

 

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing The Ouiums Journey?

This was my debut novel; it came with a lot of challenges, but rewriting and self-editing was challenging for me as I had little experience authoring a story of this size, but in the end, I produced a manuscript I loved. I love the characters and the growth that happens during the story.

 

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I grew up in Northern Ireland and currently live there. I am studying applied science with the hopes of going into medicine.

 

Where can readers find out more about your work? 

I only have one novel out and one coming out in the next few months. My audience and keep with my work on Discord which is a social media platform. You can contact me directly by adding me via my tag or joining my Discord server.

My tag is: @𝓓𝔂𝓵𝓪𝓷#6666

The server invite is: https://discord.gg/bhBeVWAn7J

Year 2059 (Author Interview)

  



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XG6TS5P/


Year 2059 looks like an exciting story. Can you tell us a little about this alien virus?

The virus has trans-mutative abilities, capable of zombefying people.

 

How long did it take you to write Year 2059?

About 14 weeks.

 

What inspired you when writing Year 2059?

The resilience of the human condition and the will to survive come what may.

 

What motivated you to become a writer?

The desire to fashion out what is the semblance of truth, through storytelling.

 

How did you come up with the story in Year 2059?

I'd say the story quite unfolded itself along the way, given the circumstances of the world right now (the pandemic) and the possible reaction of humanity when backed into a corner.

 

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Year 2059?

Specifics did come off as being somewhat challenging; particularly given that a futuristic theme was being dealt with.

 

What do you like to do when not writing?

Reading the works of great and emerging authors alike, sharpening my writing skills.

 

Where can readers find out more about your work?

·         Twitter: NaifAlruwaili2

·         FB: Naif Book

·         IG: Booknaif

·         Tiktok: naifbooks

       Email: Naif@naifbooks.com

       Website: www.naifbooks.com


·         Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/author?ref=dbs_G_A_C&asin=B08XKD69PK

Dellia (The Ever-Branching Tree)



https://www.amazon.com/dp/1645710009/

Dellia is an epic high-fantasy romance about ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances. It blends alternate worlds, action, adventure, and dire peril, with political intrigue, a generous dollop of romance, and a pinch of humor.

All Jon ever yearned for was a simple life with few responsibilities and someone to share it with. In the middle of an ordinary day, a shattering accident rips him from his uncomplicated life and plunges him into a baffling world that defies the physical laws he knows so well. Stuck in a world of impossible phenomena, terrifying creatures, and mystifying prophecies, his only hope of returning home is a harrowing journey that would propel him through three distinct realms.

But his arrival has not gone unnoticed. Suspicious of the circumstances of his appearance, a jittery ruling council requires someone to investigate. So they send the one warrior best suited to the job: the dedicated and compassionate Dellia. She lives to help people. It is what gives her life purpose and meaning, but as a protector, her duty binds her with an unshakable devotion to the council.

Dellia’s heart calls her to give the desperate Jon whatever aid he requires. Yet, how can she when every step walks a knifes edge between her own deeply held convictions and a nervous ruling council determined to see him as a threat?

Lost and alone in a vast world with no food or water and his all his technology broken, Jon is in dire need of help. Skilled and knowledgeable, Dellia is just the help he needs, if only he can keep from falling for the one woman whose duty might compel her to stop him.

Legend of the Dragon Runes (Author Interview)

 



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TMVDZSL

Heroes of Atlantis looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about Roeg?

Roeg is one of two protagonists in the story. The other is Sephonei. Lets start with Roeg, who is an orphan boy, abandoned by his mother as a child, because she stole a powerful Dragon Rune from the Archmagus of Atlantis.

Sephonei is a Rune Hunter, pressed into service by the Archmagus to find another, more powerful Dragon Rune on the Mainland.

The book follows both stories and the only question is when do they intertwine?

 

Any plans to turn it into a series?

Yes. From the start, this is planned as a six-book series. The second book is called Heroes of Atlantis: Legend of the Fire Dragon and is almost complete, coming out mid 2021.

This series is written and illustrated by me, so you can bet that the amazing, legendary creatures, like Ork’s, Peryton’s and all other kinds of mythical creatures will get reimagined as I draw them.

 

That’s an amazing cover.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Thanks. As well as illustrating the book, I take great pride in developing my own book covers. This one in particular was tricky because I struggled to get it just right, and designed over fifteen ‘draft’ covers before landing on this one.

Everything has significance, like the moon, the nightprowl’r’s (another legendary creature in the book), Roeg’s hand, and even his broken spear. (You’ll have to read to find out why!)

 

What inspired you when writing Heroes of Atlantis?   

I wrote Firestone: The Dragon’s Blood Prophecy in 2018-19, and released it, and actually, the audiobook is doing quite well on audible, but, Heroes of Atlantis, is a total re-write of that series.

Firestone, was my first novel ever published and although it received really good reviews, I wasn’t happy with the story, so, I reimagined it, renamed it, and changed the entire story to be much richer.

If you like Percy Jackson or Heroes of Olympus, you’ll love Heroes of Atlantis. Think of Heroes of Atlantis like a mash-up between Riordan and Tolkien.

Not That Rich (Author Interview)


 https://amzn.to/39fKkE3

Not THAT Rich looks like an exciting story.  Compared to Gossip Girl and Crazy Rich Asians, what can you tell us a little about it?

I wrote Not THAT Rich through the lens of being the book that I wish I had as a high schooler. Growing up, there wasn’t much Asian American representation in pop culture, and even when there was an Asian American actor on TV or in a book, I felt like it didn’t reflect my own experience of being a second-generation daughter of Chinese immigrants. I wanted to write a book that encompassed the glitz and glam I sought out in books growing up (like Gossip Girl and The Clique) but also gave readers a glimpse into the diversity of perspectives and experiences that can be found in the world of being Asian American (like Crazy Rich Asians to a certain extent, despite being set in Singapore).

Most importantly, I wanted the book to be fun. Young adults already have so much on their minds these days from juggling family, friends, education, and just being a teenager. The heaviness cast on 2020 by the pandemic and political turmoil made it even more important for me to write a lighthearted and juicy book that helped readers escape into a satirical world. It ultimately became a delicate balance of being a cerebral read while also still drawing out reflections about identity, motivations, and consequences.

 

Congratulations on making it as a #1 New Release on Amazon.  What about the book do you think makes it such a big hit?

This is a tough question because I wish I knew as well, then I can make it an even bigger hit *laughs*. I think everyone has their own reason for liking the book but what I’ve heard the most often is that despite how “extra” and dramatic some characters and scenes are – the book is relatable. The emotions, cultural adversities, familial tension, miscommunications in friendship, and educational pressures all strike a chord in the reader in some way or another. 


What inspired you when writing Not THAT Rich?   

Not THAT Rich is inspired by a lot of stories, scenery, people and experiences that I witnessed growing up in an Asian American suburban bubble. There are parts of the book that are exaggerated (like having a $2 million dollar teddy bear, which is only found in a museum in South Korea), but the intense drive for monetary and educational success, the struggles of managing a multicultural identity, and the awkwardness of young love are all things I either experienced or saw firsthand in my own life.

 

There are quite a few characters in your book with different backgrounds and perspectives. Can you tell us a little bit about them?

Because my book is arranged in chapters with alternating perspectives of characters from the elite private high school, Winchester High, it might be easier to go down the list of them one-by-one:

 

Hunter Wang – He’s the popular and athletic overachiever who has a bullseye target on getting into Stanford. Tall, handsome, and smart, he’s also dating the most popular girl on campus – Sierra Jones. His obsession with college admissions drives him to take actions that cause many regrets in Not THAT Rich.

Trisha Wang – The goody two shoes perfectionist who has a massive crush on the new kid, Ray Martinez. She’s the younger sister of Hunter and while more practical than him in love, she struggles to maintain her straining friendship with her best friend, Pamela Shah.

Liberty Bound (Publication Review)

 


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087YXKKT3/

Liberty Bound by Nathaniel M Wrey

HUGEOrange Publication Review and winner of the Editor’s Pick Award

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

I love future apocalyptic sci-fi and Liberty Bound does a great job of getting me out of my everyday life and into a decimated world set thousands of years in the future with few people and resources. Finbarl, the main character, is well rounded and someone the reader can get behind.  If you enjoy books by George Orwell or Phillip K Dick, this would be the perfect addition to your favorites.  

The characters are sinister and the author adds the appropriate tension and ambiance to their dialog and settings.

“Definitely, Wardyn!” declared Finbarl.

“Good,” said Hradbar, the one word demonstrating another difference between himself and his father. “The accused’s name is Aminatra-gula. I believe you met her this morning?”

Finbarl’s heart and mouth dropped as one, as all those around the table grinned at their fait accompli.

“Excellent!” said Governor Elbar.

 

It’s not long before Finbarl is thrown into adventure and although there are some slow scenes, they do well to build the tension and world around Finbarl, who protects the last city, Athenia, from a group of creatures hellbent on the city’s destruction.  

 

As with many great science fiction books, there is a reflection on the modern world and hidden nods to today throughout.  It’s brilliant and the author does well keeping the reader guessing and flipping the story throughout.  

 

It’s a unique and creative world.  Rich with everything you would want from a science fiction dystopian book. No spoilers, but as of the writing of this review, there isn’t a sequel, but the book leaves that door open while providing a solid ending.  

 

If you enjoy books that question freedom with in-depth sci-fi adventure and excellent writing, check it out.  You won’t be disappointed.