Steve Peek’s Longclaws and Alien Agenda tour…
One of the things I wanted to accomplish was eliminate the readers’ need to suspend belief. I wanted long claws to be a horror novel where no victim tripped over nothing while fleeing a vicious creature. I wanted the science to be solid and easily and quickly explainable so readers would know that it is feasible. I didn’t want any character to do anything stupid and I did not want to suspend any natural laws in order to bring the story together.
My reviewers, so far, confirm I succeeded.
Now, the big problem is making people aware this book exists in this universe or another one.
Their world is crowded with active volcanoes, sulfur and acid rains, permanent thick clouds turn day into deep twilight. It is a violent place: moment-to-moment survival is victory, every creature is constantly predator and prey, sleep is certain death. This is home to the longclaws, beings of super-human speed, strength and senses. Their predatory skills allow them only a tenuous niche in their hellish environment. Though smart and fierce, their rank in the food chain is far below the top. One clan leader draws from ancient legends of paradise and devises a plan to escape and take his clan to the otherworld – a world filled with slow, defenseless prey. The clan activates an Indian mound deep in southern forests and enters our world -hungry for prey. Torrential rains and washed out bridges force a runaway teen, an old dowser and a Cherokee healer to face the horrors of the clan’s merciless onslaught. Mankind’s legends are filled with vampires, werewolves, dragons and other nightmarish. Perhaps our legend of hell is based on the world of the Longclaws.
Buy Longclaws or Alien Agenda here
Steve is on tour between 12th and 26th July – you can check in with tour central here, and please check back each day to read more fascinating thoughts by this eloquent and interesting author.
Tour arranged by The Finishing Faires
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D Kai Wilson-Viola, or Kai, is a writer with many pen names. By day, she’s a freelancer, but by night, she writes. Or at least, tries to.
Under Sabrann Curach (horror), Fayth C Reeves (erotica), River Harlequin (transgressive), Kai Viola (romance and chic lit), Kai Ellory Viola (Paranormal and RH) and D Kai Wilson-Viola (almost everything else).
In the next six months she’s got seven books planned, after sitting on them for years and years. She can also be found at Author, Interrupted or Books By Kai. When not writing she’s usually scaring the life out of herself with extreme horror books and movies, Ludosport and knitting, chasing around after her two cats and two kids, or gaming with her partner. Currently, she’s battering around on Heroes of the Storm.