Tim Meyer, author of the book Demon Blood, stopped by with a quick Q&A courtesy of his publicist.
What separates your novel from other demon/apocalyptic tales?
I think most books within the same genre cater to a specific audience. I set out to write an epic horror novel. I wanted lots of characters, lots of story, and an intricate plot. Because there are numerous complex characters, it is very easy for the reader to relate to at least one character in some way. Whether you can relate to the unconditional love that Maggie has for her possessed daughter, Amelia, or the grief that Danny and Andrea are experiencing with the loss of their spouses, you can find someone to root for.
Because it's fun! And horror isn't always blood and guts. There can be drama, suspense, and sometimes humor. I think blending all these things together is appealing as a writer, and a reader.
What character from the book can you personally relate to and why?
I think, in some fashion, they're all pieces of me. They're all lost, in a sense, and they spend the novel searching for answers, trying to find their place in this crazy world. I think we can all relate to that.
How long did it take to complete your novel and what was your biggest struggle in finishing the story?
From the first word in the first draft to the last word on the final draft, about two years. It spent a year trying to find a home with a traditional publisher, and another collecting digital dust. I'd say about another year to get it ready for self-publication. I didn't really struggle at any point during the writing process. The characters pretty much dictated where the story flowed. If anything, the hardest part was figuring out when to stop!
About the Book:
If you're looking for an epic horror novel, Demon Blood: Enlightenment is it.
The story follows several strangers coming together to prevent the end of the world. A lonely drifter, following the gruesome murder of his wife and unborn child, is struggling to find his purpose in a world filled with evil and insanity, as he searches for the entity that led his life astray. A low-budget horror producer—and recent widow—has traveled across the states to seek out a man she believes to know the truth about her husband's mysterious suicide. Two brothers are left homeless when demonic spirits ransack their quiet country home, setting it ablaze, violently killing their parents, and forcing them into an enduring pursuit toward the truth. A mother's world is shattered when she realizes her daughter's soul has been taken hostage by one of Hell's most dangerous villains. Ultimately, their separate paths interweave seamlessly as they come together in order to prevent disaster. They must stop a darkness from which no one will emerge. Even if victorious against the infernal forces, not all of them are guaranteed to survive.
Between Heaven and Hell... Stands Humanity.
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