It’s time for the November New Series Spotlight! If you love series books as much as we do, you’ll know that there are tons of them out there, and we don’t always find out about them right when they come out. So we are trying to help you find some new series reads. Each month we will feature a new up and coming series that we think you should know about!
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Today we have with us the writing team of Moira Rogers to talk a little about their new series: Children of the Undying. Rogers is well known for their mixing and coloring outside the genre lines. This new series starts with a short novella to introduce a post-apocalyptic world fulled with insane technology, demons and warfare.
New Series Description:
Fifty years after demons broke through the veil between worlds, earth has become their playgrounds. Humans live in highly protected underground cities, crammed into quarters so close that their only escape is through virtual reality.
The only people who dare live outside are those shunned by the new human leaders–the children of demons and anyone found to have summoner blood, because summoners are the ones who started the apocalypse by toying with powers beyond their control.
Of course, with the world so divided, there’s good money to be had in being brave enough to bring people between settlements and navigate the black market between the human cities and the outcast settlements. That’s where our brave mercenary truckers (like the heroine of Hammer Down!) come in.
How did the idea come about:
As with all of our ideas, it’s hard to trace the exact start of it. That’s one of the joys of having a writing partner! Donna and I put this idea together piece by loving piece during 2009, but I think the first glimmer was while we were talking about ideas for a contemporary-set paranormal series and Donna said (dramatically paraphrased), “Some day we need to write about the consequences of people just using magic willy-nilly.”
Also, I’m pretty sure there was an episode of Ice Road Truckers playing when we decided we needed badass mercenary truckers.
The series has a set arc, though we don’t know exactly how many books it will take us to get to the end. There could be more novellas in between the novels, but each book or novella will focus on one hero and one heroine and their individual happy ending on the way to the big series finale.
The first book in the series is a novella – Demon Bait. E and I have our joint review posting later today. The first full length novel in the series – Hammer Down – will be out January 3, 2012.