Thursday, April 5, 2018

Immortal Descent by Carolyn M. Walker

Immortal Descent
Carolyn M. Walker

Book Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy

Release Date: 4/3/2018

Publisher: Clean Reads / Astrea Press

Book Description:

Deep in the caves of rural Western Germany, the truth about immortality has remained a secret for centuries, but now that secret is about to break free...

Ethan West knows what it means to be different. With a haunted past and a strange sixth sense he sometimes can’t control, Ethan’s in search of a better future. Instead, he’s brutally attacked. Narrowly saved by the beautiful and mysterious Rue, Ethan quickly learns the world is darker and more bizarre than he had ever imagined. And sparing his life comes with a price: being reborn immortal. Now, a dark faction of ancient, cursed immortal beings known as Lorns are after him. And they want his rare, newly awakened soul.

Descended from the mythological Nephilim, Lorns are bound by either the divine force of order or the mortal force of chaos. Ethan is a rarity, bound by neither, yet he is ruled by both. Now, wielding an ancient and volatile power, Rue and her Alliance work to keep Ethan from spiraling out of control. At the heart of a terrifying underground war between Lorns, Ethan becomes the target of one side and a savior to the other. Amid everything, Ethan struggles to understand his own purpose and power—an ordeal that tests his loyalties, beliefs, and sanity in ways unimaginable. And the greatest danger is yet to come.

Book Excerpt #2:

Now or never.

Using all the
strength she still had within her, Victoria reared back and rammed her shoulder
into Tristan’s chest, shoving him back off the small bed. As he fell back, she
leapt up, her weak but determined feet hitting the cold stone ground. Stumbling
forward, Victoria almost fell but corrected herself and managed to make it to
the door, which she hastily unbolted, and ran out.

Tristan stood
and dusted off the pant legs of his slacks then gave a sigh. “What a naughty
little girl,” he said and strolled out the door after her.

Victoria was
frantic as she ran down one corridor then another before reaching a short
flight of stairs. She hurried up them two at a time until she found herself in
another darkened room. She dashed through the space, searching for the exit. At
last, she saw a thin slip of light beneath the doorway at the end of another
hall. She increased her speed, pushing through it and out into the bright, hot
light of late day. Spread out before her was the expanse of golden wheat fields
as far as the eye could see. She looked around and around but only saw fields
for miles in every direction.

“Where am I?”
she said to herself, realizing she was no longer in Switzerland.

“I’ve just
acquired this place,” Tristan said, standing back in the doorway to the
desolate, oversized farm house. “Quite a find. It came ‘as is,’ and I can’t
wait to improve it.”

Victoria spun
around, taking in the whole of the house and the land surrounding it. “Why have
you taken me here? And what did you do to me?” she asked again.

“As I’ve said
before, you belong to me now. So, you go where I deem you fit to be.”

“No,” she

“Yes,” Tristan
countered. “Soon, you will transition into my faithful Lorn, and in time, you
will see everything in a much clearer light.”

About the Author:

Carolyn M. Walker is a California native and lover of all things literary. As an avid reader, she always enjoying new and exciting reads. Now as an avid storyteller, it is her mission to bring that same joy to her beloved readers. After earning her Bachelors in English Literature and Psychology, Carolyn went on to pen the draft for her first fiction novel and hasn’t looked back since. Aside from writing, she is also passionate about art, food, travel, history, and music. Carolyn has a soft spot for holiday cooking and loves experimenting with new recipes and treats. She also loves the beach, snorkeling and diving. Carolyn now lives in sunny Florida with her husband and daughter.


Interview with Carolyn M. Walker, Author of Immortal Descent

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?

I’d like to think I have the reigns, but in all honesty, sometimes I definitely get hijacked! I am a planner, so I love to create outlines for my stories and profiles for my characters. But a lot of times, when I sit down to write, my characters have other plans. For example, when I began writing Immortal Descent, I had my female protagonist Rue all planned out before I even began. I was sure I knew what kind of character she would be but when I began drafting her, she was having none of that. Her personality is very strong-willed and ethical so maybe that’s why she was so stubborn! There were times when I would write dialogue for her and it was like an invisible force would stop me and say: “Um, Rue would never say it like that!” I swear it was her way of telling me to get it right! :P

Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.

I can truly say my book is like no other. We’ve all read about vampires, werewolves, fae, mermaids, even angels and demons but we’ve not read about the Lorn. Lorns are completely original beings that are descendants of the accursed Nephilim. My story pulls from ancient roots found in biblical times, as well as stories from mythology. We take a closer look at immortality and how it has shaped the world of Immortal Descent. I’m also a fan of dark fantasy and psychological thrillers so there are plenty of twists and turns to keep it exciting. Add to that secret societies, high stakes, complex characters, family secrets, and the forces of the universe at play, and you’ve got one kick-ass must read! 😊

Have you written any other books that are not published?

I sure have! I literally have a treasure trove of ideas that I keep in a huge filing cabinet (true story), and when the mood strikes, I pull open that trusty file drawer and pluck a new idea to begin working on. I’ve got a couple interesting stories in my bag of goodies that I want to publish. I may revise some and add to others but right now I’ve got my eye on an adult hometown mystery and a young adult conspiracy thriller!

Pen or type writer or computer?

Computer most of the time. I do enjoy writing stuff down on the traditional old pan and paper every now and then.

Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?

First, I would like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout the process to getting published. I could not have done it without you. I also want to say that my fans are why I do what I do. I love writing to both entertain and inspire others. Thanks for your love and support—you rock!

As far as the story goes, readers can expect to see more great stuff coming down the pipeline soon! I’m already working on the second book in the Immortal Series and we will be learning more about our characters, their stories, and the world they live in. I’m really looking forward to sharing this second installment because some crazy $#*% hits the fan, if you know what I mean! Get excited, because a lot of awesomeness is coming your way! 😊

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  1. Hi Teresa! Thank you so much for hosting me on your lovely blog! I hope you check out Immortal Descent and enjoy it! I'd love to hear your thoughts on it! Again, thanks for hosting me! I really appreciate it! :)
    Write Wise, Carolyn

  2. I love all I have read so far, and look forward to reading this. (

  3. Thanks 4 sharing and congrats on the tour.

  4. Do you prefer ebooks or print versions?

  5. Congratulations on your new book and the tour. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. Thanks so much for posting.

  6. Thanks so much for the interview. I enjoyed reading.

  7. Thanks again for sharing this tour with us and have a great week.