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Monday 5 August 2013

Dawn of Apocalypse by ESP Author Interview {Giveaway}

Welcome to my tour stop for

Dawn of Apocalypse by E.S.P

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About The Author


Being the daughter of an accomplished author, E.S.P. grew up listening to stories and telling her own to classmates. After writing for several years and even publishing some short works, she finally decided to take the plunge to write (plus finish!)a full length novel. Thus, Dawn of the Apocalypse was born. When she's not writing, she's either reading books, blogging at, or watching eighties movies.

Author Interview  

I love the premise behind The Dawn of Apocalypse and I can't wait to read it, I must ask...What was your inspiration for such a story? 

The gargoyles aspect came from a dream I had. I kept having these nightmares where I would see these creatures that resembled gargoyles, and decided to turn my fright into a story. As far as the actual characters and plot, I always was into science fiction/fantasy but never wrote anything decent. When I discovered the apocalyptic genre, I just had to jump in and create my own story. 

What research did you do for this novel? 

The "apocalypse" takes place in the five boroughs of New York City. Thankfully I am a frequent traveler there and I could visit settings in my book and visualise exactly how the scenes would play out. In addition to that, I had to do my own research on laboratory animals, the government, and the military. 

Did you find it hard to write a book that you were trying to portray as real or something that can happen in the near future? 

Yes I did. I purposely wrote the book to take place on the release day. At one point I was told that the release date might have to be pushed back, and that meant I would have to change all the dates in my book to take place to that day onward. I don't think that makes sense, but in a short, yes. 

Also, I was trying to make the book realistic. The worst part was that I can't make people imagine what I did, so when my editor didn't immediately float away in the story like I expected, it kind of stung. 

In your bio it states that your a daughter of an accomplished Author, are you able to tell us who your Father is and what he has written? 

My father is Moses Miller, an urban fiction writer. And I'm going to do a little gloating in the place of my dad; he's written Once Upon a Time In Harlem for F.E.D.S. magazine, the award winning Trifling Times series, the Barack In Me (a self help book), Infidelity, Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Young Like You (a children's book), and is currently working on his next book which is not urban fiction, called Fairy Tales, They Lie. 

So I have a lot to live up to. 

What would you say have been, if any, advantages to being a daughter of an Author? 

Having someone who has "been there, done that" is awesome because they can help you along the way and steer you from some of their mistakes. Also, my dad cheers me on. So I have a little one person fan club. 

You enjoy 80s movies, what's your favourite and why that genre? 

The early eighties and even the late seventies seems like such a fun, carefree time, and I know my free-spirit personality would be more accepted there;) So yeah, I kind of wish I could go back and relive the eighties. My favorite movie would have to be the Karate Kid. 

What's your Top 3 Favourite Books? 

Fatal by T.A. Brock, Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry, and Escape From Furnace by Alexander Gordan Smith. 

Top 3 Favourite Authors and why? 

I love Jonathan Maberry, because his Rot & Ruin series is very action packed, zombie fun. Michael Grant is also an amazing author, and probably writes the best third person I've ever seen. And I don't think Veronica Roth needs much of an explanation. 

The events of the Dawn of Apocalypse takes place, you are able to choose ONE of your characters to be your sidekick at such an event, who would you choose and why? 

That's a tough one. I'd probably chose Cliff, because he's the type of person who would sacrifice himself for you, or automatically cares about your well-being. 

I had a lot of fun with these questions, thanks for having me!

About The Book

Dawn of Apocalypse

by E.S.P.

Release Date: August 9, 2013
Publisher: Mind Candy Media


January 1, 2000. 
May 21, 2011. 
December 21, 2012 

These are just a few of the days humans prophesied as bringing catastrophic events that would end the world. We predicted nuclear warfare. Drastic climate change. A call from God. We were wrong. 

Cue the gargoyle invasion—laboratory bred mutants designed to slaughter humans. When the government goes AWOL and gargoyles are swarming by the hundreds, it's up to the citizens of the United States to regroup and save themselves. 

Meet Cliff Matthews, a teenage boy separated from his entire family with the exception of his younger sister, whom he is desperate to keep alive. Along the quest to save their lives, he encounters people who aren't all that they seem. Everyday's a battle, but if he can't trust his own species, where does that leave his family? And we can't forget the man who may be willing to sacrifice Cliff's life, if it means world domination. In terms of doomsday, no one could have seen this coming.

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Unknown said...

Thanks for participating in the tour! Great questions! Your blog is beautiful, by the way!

Shane @ItchingforBooks said...

Wonderful interview. Thanks for participating :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Eboni and Shane, I had a fantastic time and I can't wait to read Dawn of Apocalypse it sounds so exciting!


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