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”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… William Hayashi, author of The Darkside Trilogy

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William Hayashi, author of The Darkside Trilogy
(Xlibris)

The Darkside Trilogy tells of what happens in the United States when the country discovers African Americans have been secretly living on the backside of the moon since before Neil Armstrong took his famous steps.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write The Darkside Trilogy?

William Hayashi: I wanted to write a story about the kinds of Black people I grew up with; educated, middle and upper middle class, with mostly two-parent households; the kind of Blacks that don’t exist in today’s American culture. I also wanted to produce a plot that had never been done before, and I did. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… William Hayashi, author of The Darkside Trilogy

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