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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… John Murray McKay, author of “The N Days: Book 1”

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John Murray McKay, author of The N Days: Book 1
(Nightchaser Ink)

In a world gone terribly wrong, where the monsters of our deepest nightmares have come alive, one girl is on a journey to find Sanctuary in America. These are the N Days. Welcome to the story of Samantha Worthington Day. On the run from a demon horde that tore through the dreamscape and destroyed everything she ever loved. She is looking for Sanctuary in America, a place of safety and hope where humanity can start rebuilding their shattered world. Follow her journey across the United States with real GPS coordinates and experience the locations with her. She has a long way to go, and her amazing destiny is yet to be revealed.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write The N Days: Book 1?

John Murray McKay: From the TV show Once Upon a Time. I saw a specific scene that stuck with me. I played around with the idea, and before I knew it, I had my first book and series in hand. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… John Murray McKay, author of “The N Days: Book 1”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Aaron-Michael Hall, author of “The Rise of Nazil”

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Aaron-Michael Hall, author of The Rise of Nazil

It was the 75th year of Alberoth when the AsZar summoned the Guardians. There was an imbalance in the lands of Faélondul. The Zaxson, Draizeyn Vereux, conspired to exterminate the infestation in Nazil. He planned to eradicate the humans.

Led by the priestly cast called the Cha, the Xenophobic Nazilians dominating Faélondul justified their brutalities against the humans. But when the First Chosen of the elite guard discovers Brahanu Ravenot lost near the gates of the city, not only his life but also his entire system of beliefs is forever changed. With the darkness covering the lands, can love–forbidden, yet eternal–save both humans and Nazilians?

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write The Rise of Nazil?

Aaron-Michael Hall: A favorite quote: “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” -Toni Morrison

That is exactly how The Rise of Nazil trilogy, The Shifter trilogy, and the Rites of Heirdron duology, were born. The Rise of Nazil was a book that I wanted to read and could not find. Most of the Epic/High fantasy was cookie cutter, featuring elves, dwarves, wolves, orcs, etc. There is nothing wrong with that, and I have enjoyed it immensely over the years. However, I wanted to read about diverse characters, new creatures, species, and worlds. I wanted more “realism” in my epic and science fantasy. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Aaron-Michael Hall, author of “The Rise of Nazil”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Yanatha Desouvre, author of “To Whom Much is Given: A Grayson Goodman Novel”

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Yanatha Desouvre, author of To Whom Much is Given: A Grayson Goodman Novel
(R.D.J.A Publishing)

Among action packed cliff hangers, To Whom Much is Given, captures the complexity of the human spirit in this fictional, yet realistic and culturally relevant mystery brimming in believable and intentionally broken characters, leaving you wondering what is next for this witty and courageous crew.

Childhood friends Grayson and Amara, along with Dominique, Amara’s closest friend, join together on a dangerous pursuit to rescue Amara’s nephew Jason. Little do they know where this quest will take them and how dangerous are the forces behind this kidnapping. The darkness of the past haunts these brave friends as they embark on this journey. Will they be able to save Jason in time?

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write To Whom Much is Given: A Grayson Goodman Novel?

Yanatha Desouvre: That’s a great question. There are two things that inspired me to write my debut novel, To Whom Much is Given. First, after completing my most recent creative book Savor the Moments: Inspired by True Stories, my biggest supporters challenged me to write a novel based off the character Grayson Goodman. I was scared, nervous, and excited all at the same time but I did it. Second, I was inspired by a tragic event in my family. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Yanatha Desouvre, author of “To Whom Much is Given: A Grayson Goodman Novel”