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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Guest Post: Mad World: Sanctuary by Samaire Provost

I would like to welcome Samaire Provost, the author of Mad World: Sanctuary, to Ai Love Books for a guest post. Samaire will talk about why she write about zombies!! Please visit Samaire's tour page on CLP Blog Tours for more information.

by Samaire Provost
I think what made me want to write a zombie apocalypse story so much was reading Amanda Hocking's zombie apocalypse series called "THE HOLLOWS." I loved the two books in her series, and after reading them, I got to thinking how I would tell such a story.  I knew it would have to have a beginning (a lot of zombie stories don't, they just jump right into the action and don't explain how the world got there), and it would have to be believable.  I wanted readers to want to stay up reading late at night because they couldn't put the book down, and at the same time be so spooked they had every light on and were to scared to go downstairs to walk the dog in the pitch black night.  I wanted readers to think, "This is believable, it COULD happen."  I also wanted to write about a group of people who were ordinary to begin with, but who, because of the crazed things happening, basically rose to the occasion, had bravery and courage thrust upon them, and were up to the task of surviving.  Not everyone survives.  Some very brave people die.  It's realistic.  And in the end, you don't know what is going to happen, because anything could happen.  I set out to write a story (which now looks to span 4 books) that would put a cold, creeping sense of fear down your back, but at the same time, would have you excited at the adventure, and crying at the tragedies.  A story worth its weight in gold.

The year is 2017, and the Black Plague infection has swept across most of the United States, leaving death and chaos in its wake. Martial law is the rule rather than the exception, with outbreaks cropping up when they're least expected. Alyssa and her friends must not only battle outbreaks of the disease, but also find themselves pursued by government agents – men and women determined to track them down at any cost.

Fleeing north to the fabled Sanctuary, Alyssa, Jacob, DeAndre, Caitlyn, Risa and Luke face disturbing ordeals and terrible tragedy as they encounter unbelievable situations in their struggle to reach safety. Using their skills and wits in their fight to survive against ever worsening odds, they weather hardship, betrayal, and the ever-present specter of death as they flee north, all the while vowing to protect one another – and most of all their precious 5-year-old Luke, from a world gone mad.

Sanctuary, the second installment in the Mad World series, is a heart-rending adventure of astonishing revelations, tragic discoveries, agonizing separations and devastating losses that test these friends to their limits. With heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat suspense at every turn, this is a story you will not be able to put down.

Author Bio:
Born naked. Clothed and fed shortly thereafter by adoring parents who looked on in bemusement as their daughter became a reading, writing, free-spirited, feral, animal loving, bleeding-heart chocolate lover who laughs easily. Samaire Provost is a California writer of Young Adult novels. Her love of paranormal stories, odd plots, and unique tales as well as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, E.A.Poe, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Stephen King has deeply influenced her writing.

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  1. Thanks for sharing, love these books!

  2. Thank you for hosting my book on your very cool blog!



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