Thursday, November 7, 2019

Dark Tomorrow: Rise of the Crow by Jeremiah Franklin

Tomorrow: Rise of the Crow
Book One    
Genre: Science

Publisher: Month9Books

Date of Publication: September
18, 2018

ISBN: 978-1-948671-05-7

Number of pages: 306

Cover Artist: Danielle Doolittle

Tagline: The
only thing deadlier than the virus decimating everything in its path is the
love he feels for her.


When a deadly virus decimates the
majority of Earth's population, 16-year-old Sawyer Bradshaw finds he is both
immune and alone in a world that has descended into violent chaos. Armed with
only his estranged father's shotgun, and an unrelenting desire to stay alive,
Sawyer discovers that he not only has an uncanny knack for cheating death, but
also for taking lives.

Still, it is not long before he
meets his match in a fierce and cunning teenage girl named Sara and by her side
Sawyer emerges as more than just a natural-born killer, but also as a leader
among men.

Nevertheless, as quick as the
young survivors fall desperately in love, they find themselves caught up in a
series of conspiracies and twisted struggles for power, and they soon realize
that more often than not, love, betrayal, and death, tend to walk hand in hand.

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The truth was
that the fall of humankind had been nothing like the boy had been told it would
be, and in some peculiar yet uniquely teenage way, he felt as if he had been
cheated. His generation had been conditioned from birth to expect the
spectacular, to always presume the fantastic, but Armageddon had not come with
a brilliant flash or the blockbuster finale. The machines had not taken over.
There had been no zombie outbreak, no hostile alien invasion. There had been no
global thermonuclear war, no doomsday meteor, no Four Horsemen of the
Apocalypse. In reality, the final days had been nothing like Hollywood had
promised him they would be, and as the boy looked over the burned-out homes and
the piles of garbage that would hopefully contain his next meal, he knew
firsthand that the end of the world had been anything but spectacular.

the Author:

Jeremiah Franklin is a former
private investigator, arm-chair survivalist, and author of the Dark Tomorrow
trilogy. When he is not creating thrilling post-apocalyptic worlds, or
discussing himself in the third person, the author enjoys reading, staying
active, and spending time outdoors with family and friends. He holds a
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Education, and several
other certifications that no one really cares about. He lives, writes, and
plays in beautiful central Oregon, USA.

Interview with Jeremiah Franklin
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
My characters don’t need to hijack the story—they’ve already taken over the plane! I’m joking, but I do think that my books are character-driven and that building unique and relatable characters is the key to drawing readers in. However, we all know books that have great characters, but without a good story to back it up, sometimes even the most well-crafted characters are simply not enough to carry a novel.
Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
I’m not big on convincing people to do anything they don’t want to do, but if you are a reader who enjoys a fast-paced, post-apocalyptic, YA thriller with a little bit of a love story and some nail-biting twists and turns—this book is definitely a must-read for you. 
Have you written any other books that are not published?
Actually, yes. The third book in the Dark Tomorrow trilogy is still in the works and is scheduled to be released sometime in mid-2020. On top of that, I have also written the first book in a completely new YA dystopian series that I’m very excited about. I don’t want to give away anything, but while the Dark Tomorrow books are steeped in realism, my new series will appeal to those readers who enjoy stories with more fantasy and science fiction-based elements. 
Pen or type writer or computer?
I tend to write quick notes or ideas down on paper, and while I’ve been around long enough to have actually used a typewriter, when it comes to writing the story, it’s all about the laptop. To be honest, I can’t even imagine how difficult it would be to edit and make changes without today’s modern technology, and I have immense respect for those old-school, hand/type writers who paved the way for the rest of us.

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

I just want to say thanks to all of the readers out there who have enjoyed the first book and who took the time to write positive reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, etc. As an author, you put everything into writing the best story you can, and it’s amazing when your work really connects with the reader. The second book in the trilogy, Dark Tomorrow: Cult of the Crow, is coming out next week on November 12th, and I truly hope that people like it as much as they did the first.

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  1. Your book sounds like a great read and thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. I just love the cover, very striking!

  3. What was the highlight of writing this book?