Saturday, December 17, 2016

BOOK TOUR & AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Ren Garcia for "The Shadow Tech Goddess (League of Elder, #8)"

Beware the woman who does not exist, yet is everywhere. Paymaster Stenstrom and his Countess-in-Waiting, Lady Gwendolyn of Prentiss, are paid a bounty of riches to perform a simple task, and then everything changes. The weight of the Universe comes down upon them. Paymaster Stenstrom learns he is in the gaze of the destroyer of universes, the Shadow tech Goddess, and also that he is in a race with sinister forces hoping to curry her favor and bring about the end of all things. It is a race he and Gwendolyn must win. They will investigate ancient places hidden in plain sight and travel to long lost worlds unseen in ages. They will feel fear such as they have never known and walk in a Garden of Horrors where all is revealed and Stenstrom comes to know the truth of his place in the universe. The Shadow tech Goddess silently watches the doings from her throne in the Hall of Mirrors, seeing all, collecting information, and her verdict might finally be cast one way or the other.

Ren Garcia is a Science
Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has
been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood, he also has a passion for caving, urban archeology and architecture. His highly imaginative "League of Elder" book series is published by Loconeal Publishing.

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1) What gave you the inspiration for the storyline?

--The idea for the Shadow tech Goddess came early on in the series, probably around Book 2. The prospect of alternate realities and "Extra-Planar Entities" has always appealed to me as well as a Destroyer of Worlds just an arms' length away, yet nowhere. I couldn't, however, find a place to put it in. It would take about 6 more books until I felt the story was ripe to tell.

2) Are there any hidden themes in the book that you hope readers will discover?

--There are many themes in the book. The main theme deals with  finding one's place in the greater scheme of things. All things, high and low, have a place to call their own--that theme pops up constantly.

3) Are any of the characters based on real people you know?

--None that I can think of.

4) Who has influenced you most as a writer?

--Michael Moorcock, with his Eternal Champion and VonBec series were a huge influence for me, in terms of the characters and how the stories were crafted. The landscapes of Fritz Leiber were also a great influence. 

5) If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why?

--That's a toughie. I assume I would invite my favorite characters: Pip from Great Expectations, Count Dracula, and Rex van Ryn from the various books of Dennis Wheatley. I'd serve Bloody Marys and cheese slices and we'd play Splendor, a card game I love.   

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