August 1, 2013

Author Interview + Giveaway: Dawn of the Apocalypse by E.S.P.


Welcome to my stop on the Dawn of the Apocalypse blog tour hosted by IFB Tours
Today we have an awesome interview with the author and a tour wide giveaway!

Title: Dawn of the Apocalypse
Author: E.S.P.
Publisher: Mind Candy Media
Publication Date: August 9th 2013
Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Blurb:
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've seen this coming. The dawn of the apocalypse…

***Author Interview***
1.) How did you come up with the idea for Dawn of the Apocalypse?
 I had a very alarming *nightmare* about gargoyles. One day I was daydreaming and decided I wanted a new book to write. Or at least try to write. I used another book idea I had and kind of combined the gargoyles into one story. 

2.) Who has inspired you as a writer?
 My biggest inspiration has been my father. As a little girl, I watched him do his first book signings. Me, him, and my sister were even writing a book together at one time. He really encouraged me to do something with my talent.

3.) Describe your writing space. Any "must haves"?
No distractions. Which is hard when working on a computer with internet connection. I find my hands wandering to check my Twitter. Or getting up to get food. If I could work in a room with all white walls, no windows or furniture, I would be set for life.

4.) Which character was your favorite to write?
 Cliff. Cliff had a lot of layers and a really troubled past. They sometimes would help or hurt his chances of survival. It was fun to write about someone with so much emotion, especially because I could relate to him.

5.) Which characters are you most and least like? Why?
I am most like Cliff and Hunter. They are kind of similar, unfortunately they never realize it. Hunter is a little self-conscious about herself, which I can be at times. And Cliff is really family oriented but keeps to himself. That describes me in a nutshell.

6.) What are three of your all-time favorite books besides your own?
 Fatal by T.A. Brock, Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins and Rot&Ruin by Jonathan Maberry. As you can see, I'm really into fantasy/sci-fi.

7.) What are you reading right now? If nothing, what was the last book you read?
I'm currently reading the Survivors by Daniel Harvell. And you can check out my blog for the review, wink-wink.

8.) Vampies or Werewolves?
 Werewolves. They have awesome abdominal muscles;)

9.) What can we look for from you next?
 Another book. I will never stop writing, and I plan to die with at least a hundred books to my name. And if you like DAWN OF THE APOCALYPSE, there might just be a part two. If that's for certain, I will never tell.

Thanks for having me!

About the Author:
E.S.P.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 whoistheserialreader.blogspot.com, or watching eighties movies.

***Giveaway***

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Tour Schedule
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August 1 - Jessabella Reads *Interview
Unabridged Bookshelf *Review

August 2 - FlutterealFlight *Review & Dream Cast (blogger's choice)
Literary Meanderings Blurb & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
Words Create Scenes *Review
Book- Marks The Spot *Review & Dream Cast (blogger's choice)

August 3 - Coffee, Books & Me *Guest Post
Shelves of Books Blog *Review
A_TiffyFit's Reading Corner *Blurb & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
Absorbing the Content *Review

August 4 - Peace, Love & Fangirl *Review & Favorite Quotes
Chapter Break *Blurb & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
Happy Indulgence *Guest Post
Shelly's Rambles *Review & Favorites

August 5 - Butterfly Feet Walking on Life *Review & Favorite Quotes
Paperback princess *Interview
Oops! I Read A Book Again *Blurb

August 6 - abookandalattee *Review & Excerpt  (blogger's choice)

August 7 - Bookish Randomness *Interview
The Library *Blurb

August 8 - The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club *Interview & Review
Books For A Delicate Eternity *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)

11 comments:

  1. I am a dystopian junkie and who doesn't love end of the world books?? And gargoyles are the ultimately evil instead of zombies? Talk about originality.

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  2. Great interview. Thanks for participating :)

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  3. Thanks for participating in the tour! Great interview questions!

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  4. I participated in the Apocalypse! blog hop a few weeks ago. I am on a dystopian kick now. Dawn of the Apocalypse sounds pretty interesting.

    It has gargoyles. It's a GARGOYLE INVASION! Whaa? I knew that they looked too funky to just be water spouts.

    How could I not want to read it?

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  5. Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. This sounds like an interesting and unique take on the apocalypse. I'm always down with that :-)

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  7. When you read a book like that you relies that the world even though bad is happening every where it could be a h=whole lot worst it something like that were to happen

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  8. This is a perfect read for my teen! She is an avid reader of sci-fi/dystopian to the point that I can't keep her in books! LOL

    Barrie

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  9. I've always loved sci-fi and/or dystopian, and this book sounds like just my kind of story.

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  10. I love apocalyptic books! They often turn out to be favorites.

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  11. I love dystopian and apocalyptic books! This seems to be a great book! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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