Saturday, June 7, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Apocalypse Lovers by @serenawalken

An Apocalyptic Fairytale Series) Part One

Fantasy Romance
Date Published: December 25, 2013
There isn’t a person alive that can save all the worlds from colliding into one massive apocalypse.
Except twelve year old Dominic.
Cheshire watches the humans in disgust as they discuss their plans. To take action against a woman who will enslave herself to someone willingly. A willing slave is the lowest form of creature, even to humans, on the face of Wonderland. All Cheshire can do is look on though, for fate must happen.
Except that the slave is Shay Austin the destined lover, and when she wills herself away to the White Rabbit, the ending begins.

Scritch scritch scratch. That’s the sound of Dominic drawing another figure he sees in his mind. A man with a bride riding a motorcycle of steel. A scarecrow with a witch riding a motorcycle of fire. These don’t come from his imagination. He sees them with his own eyes that only see in shades of blue.

Dominic sees what others would consider fairytales: Wonderland, Oz, fairies, werewolves, every fairytale land and creature known actually exists. His sister Cheryl keeps him secluded in their small home in Kansas, where few people can learn about his curse.
It’s not until their entire town is sucked down a dimension hole that Cheryl begins to believe he might be seeing something real after all.
Darlene Deeks is more than Dominic’s cousin. She’s the great relation of the one true Dorothy.
While at a party in a cornfield, she hears a voice coming from a scarecrow and finds a strange man painfully hanging. After she takes him down and hears his bizarre explanation, she takes back off toward her friends but sees nothing but a large hole. In fact, her entire town is gone. Stuck with a man who calls himself Scarecrow, she goes to the next town to see her grandmother. There she finds a shocking revelation about her and Scarecrow.

One that just won’t have enough time to come true before the Earth is destroyed.

Guyver works for DIM: Dimensional Investigative Missions. Having heard about the real Dorothy’s hometown being sucked under, he visits Cheryl. Her house is only one of a handful to survive. There he discovers Dominic and his rare gift. They each hurry back to DIM with Dominic, but it’s too late.
The world is doomed. Nothing can be done. But this was only one dimension, and there are millions out there still that can be saved. Like shining stars in the sky, only a tiny light went out. When a prophecy is revealed in front of Dominic, he knows that he is the one that has to reach the others who can stop it.
Other beings of different dimensions have to have a child that would tie the bonds between dimensions stronger again. However, the meaning is gentle, too gentle for others to understand. It takes more than a baby, it takes one created with a soul mate.
Yet, even that can only slowdown the apocalypse. For if even one destined lover fails, everything will perish.
It’s up to Dominic to go on a quest that is destined to kill him to save countless others. But will it physically kill him or change the person he was supposed to be?
An Apocalyptic Fairytale Series is one massive novel with eight parts at least 80k (Around 228-266 pages) Formed in a similar style to Arabian Nights, there are many mini-adventures told between the main adventures. The recommended reading order:
Apocalypse Lovers/Apocalypse Dreams/Apocalypse Journey/Apocalypse Travelers/Apocalypse Seas/Apocalypse Wicked/Apocalypse Cartoon/Apocalypse Mafia.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
It depends on your definition of career. If you mean something I can do that will let me retire one day, probably not. If you mean my lifelong purpose, then yes. I write to be heard and to share the thoughts in my head. I would do it anyway even without the money because these thoughts, desires, and nightmares all dance in my head and never come out until I write it. Getting paid really only gets me the next editing and covers. If it actually paid off one day, like really big, and I could simply write for a living, that would be wonderful. If it doesn’t though, I will be doing the same thing the rest of my life anyway. It’s not something I can change about myself.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
Making sure that I put the audience first. My first book I ever published didn’t have problems with grammar, but many people don’t like it because I wrote it the way I wanted it. As an author, I don’t compromise my vision (I know what happens, who ends up with who, the basic storyline) but it’s my duty as well to entertain the person reading it. I must accept there are limits as to what people want, what people can handle, what they would think is boring and the style that they like.
It took me at least four years to nail it. I had to do a lot of writing and experimentation to mix my style with something the reader appreciated as well.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
Nope. No, everything was done with the help of my husband and selling and breeding of our tarantulas (which helps with covers and editing). Since they are family too, I would have to say no. My cat Malachite certainly doesn’t help though, so it goes both ways.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
I have explored different genres going on six years, and I am at home with my Love Must Survive Series. I am going to stick with a sweet/more than sweet personality so I can’t get pegged into either sweet romance author or erotic romance author. I write romance, I have done so even when I tried not to, so I feel comfortable in the genre. I am going to be focusing mostly on my Love Must Survive books, but I also have plans for a Fantasy Romance Series called The Sealing. It’s going to be four novellas long.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
I used to read voraciously, but I now write a great deal more. However, I still read, I have just switched to novellas. Single adventures I can finish in a day or two let me fall into a world before my busy life gets interrupted again. Oftentimes I like to listen to them on text to speech while I’m cooking, cleaning, or when Hello Kitty DVD’s are running on my TV. I just finished a novella called Good Eats. It was a good horror zombie novel, southern little girl style. It crushed me, I loved it.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:
Sometimes you have no choice but to trust in the one you don’t want to trust if you want to make it out alive. Done in 2 versions for the readers comfort level. #werewolf rom

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?
I jam out to Aqua on CD when I do dishes still. I really need to upgrade my Barbie Girl, don’t I?:)
#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate and vanilla twisted. Also, if you add in marshmallow I hear it opens a stairway to heaven.
#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
Mashed potatoes every single time, home made and dripping with fattening gravy.
#4 – Comedy or Drama?
Both. You can’t have a decent comedy without drama, and drama with no comedy kills everything into depression.
#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
I haven’t read either of them, I grew up a Shel Silverstein lover. To this day I still know the exact location of Where the Sidewalk Ends is at.
#6 – Fantasy or Reality?
Fantasy. Every time.
#7 – Call or Text?
I don’t have a text function, so I guess call.
#8 – Public School or Home School?
#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate, two bags, with Jet Puffed marshmallows.
#10 – eBook or Paperback?
Usually eBook but if I really love something, I get paperback as well.


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