|Emily's Heart by Natalie Wright|
Book 3 of The Akasha Chronicles
That was the story question I had as I began writing Emily's Heart. What a challenge! On the one hand, I had to create a believable Apocalyptic world in contemporary America. On the other hand, I had to write a love story. It's hard for a character to feel romantic when a simple trip to the grocery store can result in death!
When developing my Apocalyptic World, sadly the real-world daily news provided plenty of inspiration. Some of my "Apocalyptic World" chapters are pulled from bits and pieces of news stories I had read. My goal was to create a world that felt so real to readers that they'd put the book down, go outside and worry that they were going to be talked by the "Dark Mob." Good people gone bad and bad people gone worse.
From the Back Cover:
Seventeen-year-old Emily Adams unintentionally unleashed a shadow god's dark energy power into the world and started an Apocalypse. But Emily is also the only one that can end the dark god's reign. Though the powerful faerie magic of the golden torc is still coiled around her arm, self-doubt threatens to undo her. Emily wants nothing more than to feel the soft kiss of her one true love, but he won't even speak to her. Her first crush is still quite dead and her best friend remains a prisoner in the dark god's house of nightmares. A growing legion of black-eyed shadow people, devoid of conscience, roam the streets. Emily needs help now more than ever, but redemption seems far off indeed as she faces the expanding darkness alone.
Emily will need an army of her own if she is to save the world from being taken over by pure evil. But will a small band of Lucent geeks and freaks be enough to send the dark god packing?
Excerpt: This is not a book in verse, but the first page is one of my original poems.
Welcome to the Apocalypse
You shut the door
and dare not look.
You hide from the shadow
that lurks there.
in the crevasses of your mind,
it takes up residence
in your grey matter,
content to live
amongst your fears.
Did you see it there,
skulking behind the door?
Did you feel it stalk as
you step into the obsidian night?
Try as you might
to resist its call,
it pulls at you,
both night and day,
like the tide
eating the shore.
like grains of sand.
into the dark sea.
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Author of The Akasha Chronicles
Natalie enjoys walking in the high desert, snorkeling in warm waters, travel, and excellent food shared with family and friends. She was raised an Ohio farm girl, now lives in the desert Southwest, and dreams of living in a big city high rise.
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