Hello everyone! I’ve got another stop for you today 🙂 with goodies 😉 LOL so lemme get right into it!
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Haileybug Publishing
Number of pages: 178
Word Count: 58,042
Cover Artist: Jan Marie Parupia
Long ago, an Angel surrendered his memories and his power when he left Heaven behind, so that he could make a difference in the real world. A couple thousand years walking amongst the teaming masses of humanity has left him disillusioned, but he refuses to give up. He spends his time with the forgotten souls of an urban slum, making a difference wherever he can.
When Justin witnesses the brutal murder of a woman at the hands of a ruthless business tycoon, he must run before his eternal life is cut short. Justin must swallow his pride in order to save himself, and the one friend he has left. The journey back to the fold is filled with danger and discovery as he finds himself in a race towards the end of the world.
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2l2Y6hGgvc
Eric Swett started writing a story at 100 words a day in the spring of 2011 as an exercise while he worked on his novel. One year later and that exercise turned into his first novel, “Apocalypse Rising.”
He is the husband of Tracy and the father of Zachary and Connor. He works in the IT industry and is a recent transplant to North Carolina. He loves all things science fiction and fantasy and openly claims the title of geek.
And now I’d like to welcome the author over for a guest post- WELCOME!! 🙂
Whether you are a believer or not, the Bible is filled with incredible stories of the fantastic, and is an excellent resource for paranormal fiction. Almost as soon as I started my first attempt at Urban Fantasy, the idea of Angels and Demons walking amongst us came to mind, so I read through some passages in the bible to give myself a frame of reference to work from. Most modern translations are the most accurate, and the easiest to read, but when you read a King James Version…well it borders on poetry.
Of all the stories in the Bible, Revelations was the one that drew my attention the most. A vision of the end of the world filled with Demons, Angels and monsters with all of the mile high view of Tolkien’s Silmarillion. A couple weeks spent fleshing out the details and adjusting the setting provided a good portion of the inspiration I needed to get the ball rolling, but it was not the only source I used.
I melded some of what I read in the Bible with some concepts I loved in one of my favorite books of all time, On A Pale Horse, by Piers Anthony. If you have not read it yet, you should. In the near future world of that book you see Heaven and Hell actively trying to recruit souls. Gone is the passive game of otherworldly espionage that seeks to convert the people of earth; it has been replaced with billboard advertising and outright marketing campaigns. Heaven and Hell amongst the people, in a story centered on the Grim Reaper himself, makes for fantastic reading.
Somewhere in between the blatant openness of Piers Anthony’s modern era and the occasional directness of biblical times is where I decided to stay for this first book. I am a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft and much of his writing is predicated on the idea that people are terrified of the unknown, to the point of avoiding it if they can help it. In my book, Apocalypse Rising, the supernatural exists, and hides just below the awareness of normal people. Even when confronted with the truth, most people rather turn a blind eye to the reality that worries them, than acknowledge there might be monsters in the dark.
Inspiration can be drawn from any number of places when it comes to the supernatural and the fantastic, but using it in your writing requires a certain amount of modification to make it something of your own. Who knows, maybe someday someone will list my books, characters and worlds as inspirations of their own.
I would like thank the author for that pretty awesome post 🙂 THANKS 🙂
And now, THE GIVEAWAY! The author and tour host is offering 2 PRINT COPIES for the winners. Sorry guys, this one is US only. But if you would like to enter the giveaway, you can enter HERE via rafflecopter. 🙂 I wish everyone good luck. Thanks for stopping by, and don’t for get- Happy reading!! Later Gators! 🙂