Stories abound these days that include the apocalypse; either the hero and heroine avert it, survive it, or in some cases, cause it. That theme has been one which has fascinated us since the dawning of civilization, we have wondered how our story would end. I admit that I have always been quite captivated with end of the world scenarios. There are a ton of books and movies which examine how society and people would function; The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, and Revolution are prime examples. At its heart, each of these stories removes all human artifice and brings what is truly important to the forefront.
I like the issues that are examined. If the world ended, does society still exist, does civilization? What matters in the apocalypse? Is it the people you surround yourself with? Or your ability to survive when others cannot? My heroine in ANOINTED is from a post-apocalyptic future that is sent back through time to try and keep demons from invading Earth.
In the apocalypse scenario I developed, demons used portals, rifts between Earth’s dimension and theirs, to invade Earth. In my story, more than half the world’s population was decimated within the first twenty-four hours of the invasion. In creating this series, I had a blast developing my own cast of demons, each one more grotesque than the other. Much of the world building, in creating the world of the Cantati, I researched different theories on how scientists theoretically portend portals function. I am sure Sheldon Cooper would have a thing or two to say about the portals in ANOINTED and I only hope I made him proud.
Growing up in the ashes of civilization made my heroine quite the tough cookie. I don’t think something soft would survive in that type of world. It is also one of the key items that my heroine must examine when she meets the hero. Whether or not she can allow herself softer feelings and still take the risks necessary to save the world.
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My name is Alana Devereaux. I enjoy the simple things in life, walks in the park, sky gazing, and ripping a demon’s heart out though its chest. I am a demon slayer, the last of my kind, and I have been sent back through time to save your world. How am I doing so far? My time travel went haywire, all the signs I needed to stop the prophecy have passed, and the only way I can save my world is by keeping yours from ending. Then there’s Gaelen, most days I want to deck him. He hides his true motives and if it was not for the intel he had, I would be rid of him. Any day in my life without a demon attack is a good day; I haven’t had a whole lot of those lately. The only problem is, if I don’t stop the Mutari, this world will burn.
Maggie doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. When she was a kid she acted out her favorite scenes, only better, with her brother and cousin. As a teenager, she wrote reams of poetry, but realized her true love lay with creating characters and stories. A former music and history major, Maggie is a total geek at her core. When she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her two furry felines.