Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Giveaway and Author Interview #NinjaSFF

I am privileged to have Brandon Ellis, the author of Star Guild, Episode Zero on my blog today.
 This book is just one of 45 fabulous  books that you can choose from here on the Ninja Writers website.

Here is Brandon Ellis!

Tell us what inspires you?
To make a difference in another person's life. I know entertainment is key when you write a story, and I think that getting people to "think" outside of the box is key as well. Not only with their mind, but most important
ly, thinking with their heart. How can my book improve another person's life? That is the most important question as I write and publish my books.

What makes your protagonist different from the industry standard or genre standard?
In my books, I try to make it a fact that women are just as powerful, if not more, than men. This will be unpopular in some areas of the populace, and it will be popular in other areas. It's just my thinking and how I was raised. No one is better or worse than another, just unique and different. Nonetheless, I have some reluctant heroes that just want to live a regular life but find themselves living a remarkable and dangerous one all in the name of saving themselves and those they are with, and in some cases, saving an entire race of Beings, alien and human.

 Tell us about your book(s)!
I have two book series out right now, which is a total of 6 novels. My first series is the PureLights Series, which won an award, which surprised the heck out of me. The PureLights are a race from another time, another dimension, although they were once in our timeline and our dimension. They were from a past civilization on Lemuria, which was a large continent with a technologically advanced civilization located between Asia and America--where some parts of the Lemuria landmass still exist in America today. It's a popular mythological place, and according to Plato, it was once real. 

Before Lemuria sank, a few leaders knew about this impending disaster and found another dimension to another world, and with their thousands of followers, they traveled through a portal just before Lemuria met its fate. 

However, our story begins with two young adults, Zoey and Coda, who live in a small city bordering a large forest just outside of Portland, Oregon. There, in that forest, they discover the portal. And, once through, they enter a world like none-other, and to top it off, they find themselves transformed. Coda, a black panther, and Zoey, a skylark. 

You can imagine their shock...nonetheless...

They find themselves caught between an age old war and trying to find their way back home. Zoey and Coda go on an amazing adventure that takes them beyond the veils of everything they once knew, and into the terrifying grasp of the unknown.

Here is the link for Brandon's Pure Lights series

The other series is also related to a myth and our history. 

In 1849, British archaeologist, Austin Henry Layard, uncovered over 20,000 clay tablets in the Ancient Sumerian city of Nineveh, in an area now known as Iraq. The tablets told of an ancient race that had come before humans, arriving on Earth long ago and bringing with them untold technologies, and a mass genetic breeding program that the tablets claimed to have brought forth the creation of humankind.

And then these Beings left, taking with them everything they had, except the human race.

The problem is, they took some of us. And, those whom were taken have not returned, and have all but forgotten about their past and that these Beings had ever existed.

These humans are now thriving someplace else...alone.

Or, so they thought.

They are about to be in for a rude awakening.

You can find this book here!

Why do you love the Ninja Writers Facebook group?I met the founder of Ninja Writers at the Best Seller Summit in Nashville, Tennessee where four best selling authors gave us tips and strategies on how to become successful in the writing business. Shaunta Grimes, the creator of Ninja Writers, was a guest speaker there. She was amazing and inspired me to no end. I decided to join Ninja Writers shortly after that Summit and I have found no group as active as this one. It's incredible. Everyone here is unique and has a lot to bring to the table. I just hope I can give as much as I receive. 

What is the one thing you can’t write without?
A computer.  Well, I could probably write without one. I just love the sound of the keyboard when I type. Also, my family is huge. They give me a lot of ideas just by watching their interactions with the world.

Don't forget to check out all of the free books offered by the fabulous folks over at Ninja Writers! 

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