"talk about instant teleporting! the moment I started reading I was no longer in my living room I was in chevelle, wicken, and timbers world. even before they are taking you get this eerie feeling and that feel is through out the book. [...] I can honestly say I loved this book from beginning to end and I cant wait for book number 2!!!!" Angie, Goodreads
Chevelle Donahue thought going into work would be just like any other boring day at the mall. Sure, there was her annoying co-worker Wicken Sanders, and a promotional visit from teen heartthrob Timber Hudson, to watch and keep her entertained. But who was she kidding? Working retail was lame no matter what happened. A terrorist attack changes everything - an attack from aliens of all things. The patrons are given two options: comply or else. Complying means giving in to a new set of rules and changing her entire life. "Or else" means she has no chance of going home again. She must figure out the truth behind why the aliens are holding everyone hostage. In doing so, she risks her chance at freedom - but by the time she learns what's really happening, she might not want it.
It's been three months since Chevelle Donahue, Wicken Sanders, and Timber Hudson were taken from Earth by the Achlivans - an alien race kidnapping humans in the name of preserving as much of Earth as possible before it is destroyed.
Wicken has been sold to another alien race - The Gorgachan - and their way of life is no where near as peaceful as the Utopia the Achlivans have set up. While he tries to figure out a way back home to his beloved Chevelle, he is caught in the middle of a fight that shouldn't involve him.
The exciting conclusion to the Achlivan Cycle!
Timber Hudson must come to terms with the loss of his family and friends while at the same time being tasked with his greatest challenge: saving humanity from becoming mindless drones. It'd be a lot easier if Rumor would keep her nose in her own business and in prison where it belongs.
Meanwhile, Chevelle and Wicken must choose sides. One offers them the chance to rebuild Earth from the ground up, and the other will return them to Sanctuary to be with their family and friends. Neither choice is as black and white as it seems.
And all must face great dangers.
What can we expect from you in the future?
I’m currently in the process of working on my dragon-shifter series. It’s a reboot of sorts, so it’s been taking a lot of my time and energy. I also hope to start the next trilogy in my Achivan Cycle spin-off, the next book in my Musings series, and start on book three of The Tracings. On top of my projects that are brand spanking new too. I have one that is a post-apocalyptic setting inspired by “Life After People” and “Pokemon”. Yes, I know how weird that sounds, but I promise it’s a lot cooler than it sounds! I’d also love to put together my celebrity dystopian story. Usually, I have more ideas than I have time.
The hope is to catch up this fall with all of my writing so that I can have a bunch of new things to share next year. I had a lot of setbacks this year, unfortunately. Most of it was health related issues, and other uncontrollable drama. Getting back into the swing of things has been a lot more difficult than I anticipated. But some things you can always count on from me are different genre bending tales.
Always! There are all kinds of side characters who have stories of their own to tell, and sometimes I do go out of my way to tell them. Usually, this comes in the form of vignettes that might appear on my blog or as freebies. Sometimes, I write little scenes involving the characters that might not be relevant to the book itself, but it’s still a piece of the character’s life. It might be a date night, or a funny random adventure. Like, what would happen if A and B ran into C at the mall looking at their embarrassing hobby. Sometimes, I’ll write about alternative versions of the story. What if A and B dated instead of A and C? What if B became a bad guy instead of a good one? That kind of thing. Those are the stories that usually make it onto my blog as well. Just be warned that they might spoil a book or two if you haven’t read all my work!
Where were you born/grew up at?
I’m born and raised in Minnesota, just outside of Minneapolis. People from out of town tend to think of Minnesota as a frozen wasteland, and I promise that's not the case! We are also a lot more than a plethora of farm country. Also, all of those stories about the weird accent are false! It’s not as obvious as the media makes it seem. There’s a lot to do and see here, so if you’ve never visited, you should give it a shot! I recommend coming late spring or early fall.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
I’m a gamer and a reader. Most of the time, I play games in my “me time” once everyone is asleep. Usually it’s a role playing game of some kind. I’m a huge Final Fantasy fan, so more often than not, that’s what’s in my console. I love to get lost in a great story, and some of those games have amazing stories to tell!
Reading is also another thing I do a lot. Most of the time, I’m listening to a book on my phone. I have a lot of great apps that I downloaded from my library that let me check things out and download them to take with me wherever I go. This works great for me because then I can tie it into my other favorite way of relaxing and that’s going for long walks. I love long walks where I get lost in my book or my music. Plus I get a lot of great exercise which is great for mind as well as the body.
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book # 2 is on Sale for the tour!!
About the author:
Cloud S. Riser is a Minnesota native. She has lived in Minnesota her whole life. She will probably remain there for her whole life too. The mother of The Squid, Skyscraper, and two cats, her life is definitely never dull. An adventure she braves with her husband. In order to stay sane, she creates massive amounts of fiction which she has decided to share with the rest of the world for the simple reason of: she is a storyteller.
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