Friday, February 19, 2016

Sneaksy Peeksy Threeksy (For Parallels)

What?  You know I make stuff up.

And I can channel a four-year-old when I really want to and four-year-olds love to rhyme. So there.

So I have two more of my fellow authors and their stories to share with you today... two people I didn't happen to really know before this adventure--that is a perk of being part of an anthology I totally hadn't considered. I was excited to see friends on the list, but I am also enjoying this NEW friends piece!

First up is Michael Abayomi

Ground Zero: The ruins of New York City might not be as deserted as they seem.

Thirty years after a nuclear bomb devastates much of the Eastern United States, the survivors are still struggling to deal with the aftermath. Elijah is one of them, a man simply doing his part in the effort to rebuild from what's left. He is also a man on a mission, one that has been fueling what others might see as a morbid obsession with corpses. But he is secretly on a search for answers, a search that has taken him to Ground Zero, the very heart of the irradiated wasteland known as the Red Zone

Michael Abayomi was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He fell in love with the art of storytelling after reading J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. His books include Neuro, The Morning Star, and the epic fantasy series, Guardians & The Lost Paradise.

You can find Michael at:

[And see, I began my writing adventures in earnest after reading (and re-reading) Harry Potter, too. I always WANTED to write, but it took those books to accept the lesson that it is easier to finish and do it well (for me) if I know the ending.]

Okay, Next up is Sandra Cox

Rainers: Save his world or save her own.

Out hiking, Harper Reese tumbles into a parallel universe where a nightmarish virus has infected the sphere’s pubescent children. While there she encounters bad boy Noah Tanner who’s got problems of his own.

Now, they must work together to track down and destroy the source of the disease before it travels to her world and infects her twelve-year-old sister.

Multi-published author Sandra Cox writes YA Fantasy, Romance, and Metaphysical Nonfiction. She lives in sunny North Carolina with her husband, a brood of critters and an occasional foster cat. Although shopping is high on the list, her greatest pleasure is sitting on her screened in porch, listening to the birds, sipping coffee and enjoying a good book. She's a vegetarian and a Muay Thai enthusiast.

You can find Sandra here:

If you want to go back and see the other blurbs and authors I've shared, LG and Yolanda are here and Cherie and Crystal are here.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm a NC vegetarian, too! Nice to meet you, Sandra.

Arlee Bird said...

Post-apocalyptic and parallel universe stories sound good to me--a couple of favorite genres.

Best wishes to the authors.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Hi Sandra and Michael. Both your stories sound quite adventurous.

Yolanda Renée said...

Awesome, so very, very awesome!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Hart - it must be a great way to 'meet' fellow authors - via the anthology ... both stories sound gory and frightening ... they will appeal .. cheers Hilary

Tamara Narayan said...

I don't think there was a single book or author that made me want to write. It must have been the accumulation of years of each.

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Hart,
Thanks for posting!

Diane, I didn't realize you were from NC and a vegetarian. Yay!

Thanks, Arlee, Sheena-kay and Hillary.

Waving to Yolanda.

Hello to Tamara.

Great job, Michael.

Michael Abayomi said...

Thanks for sharing, Hart. Super cool that you were inspired by Harry Potter too; it's always a pleasure to discover a fellow Potterhead. :)