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Interview with Charlotte E. English, author of the Draykon Series


Today is a very special day, as I get to interview one of my favorite indie authors! Charlotte E. English is the author of the Draykon series. I have given each book in the series a 5 star rating, so you can imagine how much I like them.

I have one more treat for you. As part of the ‘Featured Author Week’, Charlotte is also appearing on two other blogs, where you can take a look at two amazing character interviews!

Here are the links to the two blogs:

  1. Ebook Apothecary
  2. Urban Fantasy Reviews

Now, I can’t wait any longer, so lets get started!

Interview with Charlotte E. English, author of the Draykon Series

Describe your series? What genre would you classify it into?

The Draykon Series is high fantasy, set in a rather whimsical alternate world. It also has a strong mystery element.

Ritesh: You can find a much longer description of the series here!

How did you come up with the idea for the series?

I hardly know! It can be difficult to figure out precisely where an idea came from. I’m sure that my love of books like Alice in Wonderland had something to do with it, though; I’ve always been fascinated by really original (and whimsical) world-building, and that’s where Draykon really started – with an idea for a weird and wonderful world.

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Poseidon’s Children by Michael West – Book Trailer Reveal


Poseidon’s Children

Book One of the Legacy of the Gods Series

“Man no longer worships the old gods; forgotten and forsaken, they have become nothing more than myth and legend. But all that is about to change. After the ruins of a vast, ancient civilization are discovered on the ocean floor, Coast Guard officers find a series of derelict ships drifting in the current–high-priced yachts and leaking fishing boats, all ransacked, splattered in blood, their crews missing and presumed dead.

And that’s just the beginning.

Vacationing artist Larry Neuhaus has just witnessed a gruesome shark attack, a young couple torn apart right before his eyes … at least, he thinks it was a shark. And when one of these victims turns out to be the only son of Roger Hays, the most powerful man in the country, things go from bad to worse. Now, to stop the carnage,Larry and his new-found friends must work together to unravel a mystery as old as time, and face an enemy as dark as the ocean depths.”

Ritesh: Wow! This sound like a really interesting book, but what got me really into is was this book trailer:

About the Author

Michael West is the critically acclaimed author of The Wide Game, Cinema of Shadows, and Skull Full of Kisses. His new novel, Poseidon’s Children, is the first chapter in an epic Urban Fantasy series entitled The Legacy of the Gods.

West lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their pet bird, Rodan, and turtle, Gamera. Faithful readers can keep up with his many on-going projects @    http://www.bymichaelwest.com

Ritesh: So, what does everyone think of the trailer? Do you think the book will be scary? Interesting? And … do you plan on reading it?

The World among Us: Prince of Darkness by Beth Ann Masarik


The World Among Us (Prince of Darkness, #1)The World Among Us by Beth Ann Masarik

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Buy on Amazon 

The World among Us at first glance seems to be seeped in mythology and urban fantasy. There is the entire gamut of Greek Gods here, right from Gaia going all the way ‘down’ to Hades. They all play their traditional roles as well. Besides the horde of Greek Gods, there are the usual urban fantasy characters consisting of werewolves, vampires and wizards. When such a cast of characters is assembled, it is obvious that a war will be brewing and who better than Hades, the God of the underworld to start it in his attempts to take over and rule the world?

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The Apocalypse Gene Tour: Interview with Olivya, Main Character of The Apocalypse Gene



THE APOCALYPSE GENE REVIEW

The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I picked up this book after looking at the description, I thought that it would be a run-of-the-mill dystopian novel. Boy was I wrong!

There were parts of the book which had me going, “What? That did not just happen! This is impossible.” There are some hard-to-believe segments in the book if you are expecting a normal story grounded in reality. But once you accept the fact that this is mainly a science fiction / fantasy novel, things start to get very interesting.
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Interview with Olivya Wright-Ono

Today, as part of The Apocalypse Gene Blog Tour, I talk with Olivya Wright-Ono who is the main character of ‘The Apocalypse Gene’ novel and ask her about her and her life after the Pandemic.  For those of you’ll who have no clue who Olivya is, she is the kick-ass protagonist of the novel ‘The Apocalypse Gene’, which is set in a dystopian future where a pandemic is raging and … well you will have to read the book to find out more.

So without any further delay, let’s get to the interview.

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Storm Front (The Dresden Files. #1) by Jim Butcher Review


Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)Storm Front by Jim Butcher

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Storm Front is the first book in a currently on-going series, Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. There are currently 13 books out in the series with another one on the way.

The premise of the series is very simple:
Harry Dresden is a wizard (it is a fantasy book, remember) who lives and works in Chicago as a private investigator. He is a serious practitioner and not someone who would do magic tricks at a party. He also helps the Chicago Police Department’s Special Investigation unit (led by Karrin Murphy) to solve crimes which cannot be easily explained and seem other-worldly. Magic is an integral part of the world created by Butcher which also includes creatures such as vampires, demons, spirits, faeries, werewolves, and other mythical monsters. Most people are largely sceptical of Harry’s abilities and believe him to be a charlatan out to make a quick buck. Harry comes across as very human with everyday problems like getting enough work to pay his bills and doing something about is non-existent love life.

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