Saturday, August 4, 2018

Book Tour and Giveaway: Dusk of Humanity (The Decay of Humanity Series Book 1) by M.K. Dawn

Dusk of Humanity
The Decay of Humanity Series: Book 1
M.K. Dawn

SciFi Thriller, Horror 
An asteroid brought about the destruction of the world…in a way no one thought possible.

After the death of her parents, Sloan Egan left their Montana ranch determined to make a difference in the world. Now a prominent surgeon with an exceptional career in her future, life has turned out exactly as she expected. Until a government summons arrives with an order to report to Fort Hood for a top secret weekend retreat.

Major Lee Archer’s reassignment as head of military operations at The Bunker felt more like a prison sentence than a promotion. To make matters worse, he’s been assigned to babysitting detail, as a group of the country’s most brilliant young minds come together to test the vitality of the cutting-edge fallout shelter he commands.

But the retreat was nothing more than a ploy. One devised to safeguard the future of humanity, as a catastrophic event renders the world above uninhabitable.

Or so they’ve been led to believe.

Those in charge have a secret. One so horrifying they would do anything to keep it concealed. Because what lurks beyond The Bunker is deadlier than anyone could have ever imagined.

And it’s only a matter of time before it finds a way in.

The room fell silent. President Edward Patterson sat behind a small desk in a make-shift office with an unnatural stillness. An American Flag hung on the cavern wall behind him. It took Sloan a moment to realize he too was in The Bunker.

His expression was grave and his normal youthful demeanor was replaced with an unsmiling, unfocused stare that could only mean one thing: the announcement wasn’t good.

“My fellow Americans,” President Patterson began, “first, on behalf of our great country, I would like to personally thank every one of you for joining us this weekend.” He dropped his head and swallowed so hard the sound echoed off his microphone. When he raised his head, his eyes were wet and bloodshot. “Secondly, I owe each of you an apology. I’ve always considered myself an honorable man. My word is as important to me as the air I breathe.” Another extended pause. “It’s with a heavy heart I share with you my deception.”

The sound of Sloan’s heartbeat thrashed in her ears.

“We brought you here under false pretenses, not out of malice but out of fear. Fear that without each of you the world as we know it would be lost. I will spare you the tedious details and get straight to the point.” He lifted his wrist to check the time. “Approximately five minutes ago, an asteroid close to six miles wide struck the earth. An asteroid this size is known as a global killer. Over the course of the next few months, billions of lives will be lost, as will most of the animals and vegetation.”

The room erupted in a mixture of cries and gasps. Sloan couldn’t think. She couldn’t breathe. This couldn’t be happening.
As a lifetime reader, M.K. Dawn always dreamed about becoming a writer. Then one day an idea came to her and then a story; so she started to write. And when she started to write, she couldn't stop. Not only does she love to write fantasy, paranormal and dystopia books she can almost always be found with her nose buried deep in them as well.

M.K. lives in South Texas with her husband and two children. When she isn't writing, she is reading, watching her favorite TV shows or dreaming about sitting on a beach somewhere.

What is something unique/quirky about you?
-- I decorate cakes not only for my kids birthdays but for nieces and nephews and family friends.

Where were you born/grew up at?

-- I was born and raised in South Texas and now live on a cattle ranch in South Texas.

If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?

-- Spend time with my 2 kids, husband and family.

What do you do to unwind and relax?

-- Drink wine. Hot bath. Read.

How to find time to write as a parent?
-- I write after my kids go to bed and also on days I don't work.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!

-- Loyal, kind, loving,

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

-- Probably after I started to get five-star reviews for my books.

Do you have a favorite movie?

-- I have a LOT of favorite movies! Almost Famous, The Lost Boys, Guardians of the Galaxy...the list goes on and on.

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?

-- I would love to see Dusk of Humanity turned into a movie, with Chris Pratt as the lead (just going to throw that out into the universe!)

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
-- My spirit animal would be the dog from the movie Up. Squirrel! (I'm easily distracted)

What inspired you to write this book?
-- Dusk of Humanity came to me late one afternoon while I was driving the family home from a birthday party. Everyone was asleep and was looking up at the sky and thought, what if there was an asteroid? What if a group of survivors lived in a government bunker. The book morphed from there and became the wild ride it is today.

What can we expect from you in the future?
-- I will be releasing the first book of my vampire trilogy, The Immortal Plague, in July. Descent of Humanity will be the next book in The Decay of Humanity series and will follow a new set of characters as the world falls apart around them.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Dusk of Humanity?
-- The book follows two main characters: Dr. Sloan Egan and Major Lee Archer.

-- Sloan is a young surgen who grew up on a ranch in Montana. Both parents died when she was a teenage, leaving her older sister to raise her. Her personality is based a lot on Dr. Brennen from the TV show Bones.

-- Major Lee Archer is an Army Ranger who has been assigned to oversee security at the goverment's top-secret fall-out shelter know as The Bunker. He grew up scrawny and works his ass off to make sure he's the best at everything he does.

Where did you come up with the names in the story?

-- Most of the names for my main characters just come to me. Others I use an online name generator until I find a name that suits the character I envision.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

-- I loved learning techniques to write suspenseful scenes. The characters are some of my favorite. I love that Sloan is not a girly-girl kind of woman. She's analytical and even though is a passionate person, her decisions are not made solely with her heart.

How did you come up with the title of your first novel?

-- My first novel is a fantasy titled: The Nysian Prophecy. Coming up with the title was agonizing. I didn't know
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