Friday, 4 October 2013

The Descending Darkness Cover Reveal


After going from demon hunter to babysitter, seventeen-year-old SHADOW has truly hit rock bottom. One week he's slaughtering demons, and the next he has ten super-powered teenagers in his care. Shadow needs them, because without them he can't hope to defeat his new foe. But he's never dealt with other teenagers before. He never had a real childhood. He's always been a loner. Hell, he's tried the whole having-a-pet thing. It died. Shadow's mission: save the world and ensure his entire team survives the potential apocalypse. If MAEDARA, self-proclaimed fashionista and Queen of Evil, wasn't trying to rule the world, it'd be cake. Now, not only does Shadow have to deal with teens more concerned with going to the mall than fighting evil, but also a villain who, in his opinion, makes Lady Gaga look like Mother Theresa.


I have been so lucky to have recently been able to interview Shadow from this series. It was definitely an interesting interview and he definitely had an air of mystery about him.
Anyway enough of me yapping, let me show you how the interview went.

Hi Shadow, thank you so much for agreeing to be interviewed, especially since you had to travel so far to get here. If I had a space ship then I may have hopped on over for a visit to your world ;)

Shadow: Hello…

You seem a bit nervous. Are you okay?

Shadow: Not nervous…just wary. I’ve taken a huge risk coming here today.

Well don’t worry, I don’t bite. Well maybe just a little ;)
Is this your first interview?

Shadow: …yes.

How would you describe what you’re feeling right now? Would excited be a good description?

Shadow: I...uh, well…meh.

That doesn’t give too much to go on. In actual words, how are you feeling?

Shadow: It doesn’t really matter how I feel. I’m not doing this for myself. I’m doing this so that I can spread awareness.

What do you want people to know?

Shadow: No world is safe. Well…not as safe as it used to be.

That’s a serious statement. What do you mean?

Shadow: Everyone is in danger. Something is coming and those who aren’t prepared will die.

Explain more about this danger that’s coming.

Shadow: Her name is Maedara.

So it’s a person. Who is she?

Shadow: Maedara is someone you never want to meet. She’s crazy, unpredictable, awful and dangerous. In short, she’s evil.

Oooo you must tell me more. We all need to know, what is Maedara planning?

Shadow: I’m not entirely sure. From the bits of information gathered it appears that she’s forming a legion of demons together…as some sort of personal army, probably to help with her conquest.

Oh wow that does sound serious. How can we stop it? Or is the entire human race doomed?

Shadow: Again, not entirely sure, but I won’t let that happen. I have a mission and I’m going to ensure that it’s successful.

What’s your mission? How are you going to save us normal folk?

Shadow: …I’ve scoured the land for teenagers like myself – those gifted with special powers and abilities. It’s my hope that together we’ll be powerful enough to stop it.

Oooo you may want to pay a visit Galladale and meet Erin the Fire Goddess and her friends and family. But I do have to ask what if you guys aren’t?

Shadow: The earth is screwed.

Wow. That’s unfortunate. Well, how about we shift the conversation to something less…macabre?

Shadow: ….What did you have in mind?

Well, you’re a vampire, aren’t you?

Shadow: Uh, not exactly. I’m a Dhampir. My mother was human, my father…wasn’t. So I’m here.

I always thought that vampires couldn’t have children…because they’re dead.

Shadow: Yeah, I’m a scientific anomaly. Normally, vampires cannot have children. They would probably need to be recently deceased or conceive the child when the contagion is fresh in their body and hasn’t progressed to the level required of full-vampirism.

Shadow: The theory is that my father managed to get vampire blood inside of his body, so the contagion was present in his blood stream. It takes anywhere from 48 to 72 hours for the disease to corrupt a human into a vampire. In that period of time he probably…helped my mother become pregnant. And that’s where my affliction came from.

Ah I see….I think. You view it as an affliction?

Shadow: Wouldn’t you?

I don’t know. Some people would give anything to become a vampire. What do you think of them?

Shadow: They’re morons. Next question?

Well, I have one last question. It’s a totally random, fun, super, awesome question. Are you ready?

Shadow: …Sure.

Would you rather be chased by a fluffy pink unicorn or be eaten by a banana?

Shadow: …

Inquiring minds would like to know.

Shadow: …

Don’t leave us in suspense!

Shadow: ...eaten by a banana.


Shadow: …because unicorns frighten me. And this Q & A is over. *vanishes*

Michael Chulsky

Author bio:

Michael Chulsky grew up in New Jersey and has been writing ever since his fourth grade teacher let him create a class newspaper to channel his creativity. He is the author of The Descending Darkness and currently lives with his fiancĂ©. When not writing he enjoys browsing Tumblr, listening to music, and devouring every piece of cheesecake that falls into his line of sight.  

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