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Author Drew Avera Talks Writer Beginnings & First Book Facts | The Dead Planet Series Book Tour | Science Fiction

The Dead Planet Series by Drew Avera is on virtual book tour.  The science fiction stops at Readeropolis with an author gues...




The Dead Planet Series by Drew Avera is on virtual book tour. 

The science fiction stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post. 

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $10 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).



When I turned thirty-years-old something in me changed. It wasn’t a mid-life crisis, but a simple form of self-exploration which resulted in me taking a barometer to my past goals and seeing where they measured up. I was married, check; had kids, check; owned a home, check. I even had a career that allowed me to support them. But those weren’t the goals I held up to the light. Instead, I focused on the aspirations that excited me as a kid. The short list was to become a rock star, an astronaut, a comic book artist, and a writer.

Now, I can get into all the ways the first three weren’t going to work out, but what’s important is goal number four. I was not a kid who enjoyed reading books, but my dad said he would buy me every comic book on the shelf as long as I read them. Needless to say, I owned a lot of comic books as a kid in the nineties. What eventually sparked my longing to write a book, though, was when I had saved some lunch money that I wanted to burn on a new stack of comics, but there was nothing on the shelves I didn’t already own. It was then that I decided to browse the magazine and book racks and my eyes fell on something that caught my eye. It was a book featuring a comic book character! “What Savage Beast” by Peter David, is a novelization of the Incredible Hulk. I contemplated the purchase, knowing that books were not my thing, but my curiosity nudged me along and I bought it.

All said, I read it cover to cover three times in about as many weeks.

Something changed in my perspective, and it had a positive impact on the rest of my life. I was no longer the kid who hated books, I was the kid who wanted to write a book.

Fast forward fourteen years and I finally took the first steps towards making that happen. Exodus was written for National Novel Writing Month 2012. It was my first book and it began my career as a published author. I was bitten by the writing bug, and have since published more than twenty books. I guess I should thank the Hulk, huh?

A few facts about my first book, Exodus:

  1. I wrote the first draft of Exodus on my iPhone 4S and it took me twenty-four days to complete NaNoWriMo.
  2. I watched Falling Skies at the time and pictured the actor Drew Roy as my protagonist. Other actors I envisioned as characters is Rachel Nichols from Continuum as Kera, Donald Sutherland as Pontiff White, and Bruce Willis as Gentry.
  3. Several people have mentioned Exodus being similar to Robocop and/or Total Recall. But the truth is, neither of those movies came to mind during the writing process. I my mind, The Matrix meets Blade Runner is what I was going for. At least all these movies are in the same genre lol.

Drew Avera is a Navy veteran, musician, and the bestselling author of The Dead Planet Series and The Alorian Wars. He lives in Virginia with his family. You can learn more about Drew by visiting his website at www.drewavera.com.



Exodus
The Dead Planet Series Book 1
by Drew Avera
Genre: Science Fiction


The future is darker than you think!




Serus is a killer. As a policeman he was recruited to be a weapon at the Martian government's disposal. Brainwashed into compliance, he’s lost the life he once had, but his memories remain. When a hit is placed on his sister's life, Serus is faced with the dark reality that in order to save Kara, he must go rogue and doing so will put both of their lives in danger. Forced into an unlikely alliance to save Kara, Serus discovers a truth that could bring Mars to its knees, but what if it's too late?


If you like fast-paced science fiction then immerse yourself into a world controlled by a militant force; where humanity's purpose is to make the rich richer.

If you enjoy cyberpunk novels with a noir feel, then grab Exodus, the first book in The Dead Planet Series, today!



**Get it FREE!!**


Verity
The Dead Planet Series Book 2


From Drew Avera, author of The Dead Planet Series, comes an all new vision of humanity's future.




VERITY is the second book in The Dead Planet Series


Twenty-five hundred years in the future humans have colonized Mars. The advancements in technology have taken humanity to a new world, but in that new society the problems of old have once again taken root. Corruption and murder are on the rise, but not from lowlifes on the streets. The real threat to civilization lies in the one world governing entity known as The Syndicate.

Armed with money and power, The Syndicate rules with an iron fist. Their form of government has brought forth an era of humanity that has surpassed every empire in human history, but behind that veil of wealth is The Agency; an organization of Policemen who do anything except protect and serve.

Against incredible odds, Serus Blackwell, a Policeman within The Agency, is determined to save humanity from a horrible truth discovered by his sister Kara. In the crosshairs of The Syndicate, Serus fights to save the only member of his family he has left–and in the process, might end up saving himself.

After arriving on planet Earth, Serus and Kara are taken prisoner by a local group of soldiers. Knowing that The Syndicate will do anything to stay in power, Serus forms an unlikely alliance in order to stop The Syndicate from taking control of Earth and hope to find the answers they need in order to save the people on Mars. But it may be too late!
If you love fast-paced science fiction then take a peek inside a world controlled by The Syndicate. The future is darker than you think…







Endgame
The Dead Planet Series Book 3


Endgame is the third and final novel in The Dead Planet Series.


After returning to Mars, Serus discovers that things aren’t quite the way they were when they left almost two years before. Thanks to their efforts, the answer to Mar’s salvation has been safely delivered, but bad news travels fast. Serus learns that Harris has been abducted and Midican has been destroyed. Knowing what is at stake, he vows to return and save his friend before his enemies can take another life of someone he cares about.

With a renewed sense of justice, Serus and his friends must return to Earth to finish what they started; to stop The Syndicate once and for all.






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Rise of the Syndicates
Syndicate Series Book 1
**Only .99 cents**



Drew Avera is a U.S. Navy veteran and the bestselling author of the Alorian Wars; a fast-paced space opera adventure series.


Born and raised in rural Mississippi, Drew longed to see the world and enlisted in the Navy at seventeen. With nearly twenty-years of service, four combat deployments, and countless miles traveled on the open ocean, it was only a matter of time before the worlds he created in his head sprang to life in a new venture. He began his writing career by participating in National Novel Writing Month 2012 and published his first book, Exodus, in March 2013. Since then, Drew has written more than twenty books. Additionally, he has had several stories featured in The Future Chronicles, The Expanding Universe, and the Pew! Pew! Anthologies.







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23 comments

  1. The cover looks great!

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  2. I love the covers. Very nice!

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  3. The cover looks like a very good read.
    Cathy Truman

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  4. Sounds like an interesting series.

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  5. I like the cover and here is why: The cover appears to have a person with a concerned look. Is is because there is danger lurking in space or is there something being seen that is a teaching moment - I can see what may be a plant in the reflection - caught my interest to learn more. Thanks

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  6. I really like the cover. It def has me interested. Thank you

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  7. "The Rise of the Syndicate" is my favorite cover. I like the semi-abstract view.

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  8. I'm curious about the new series. How much does it connect to the Dead Planet series?

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  9. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader: https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/

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  10. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  11. Missed copying the tweet into the box: https://twitter.com/slehan/status/1122392563502043136

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  12. The book cover is very cool and the book looks interesting!

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  13. I would ask what the authors writing inspiration stems from. no19034770 @yahooDOTcom

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