Friday, April 29, 2011

Young adult series: Expired Reality

For my "Y" post I figured I would ask David Alderman to share a little bit about his upcoming young adult series: Expired Reality.  Enjoy.  Also make sure to check out the bottom of the post for the Smashwords coupon for the free download of Picutre Perfect his introductory novella.

For those who don’t know me, my name is David N. Alderman and I’m a self-published author of science fiction/fantasy and young adult fiction. Scott asked me to hop in here for today’s blog post and give a little bit of info on my upcoming young adult series – Expired Reality – debuting this summer. I hope to have the first book, Endangered Memories, out this June with the second volume, Lost Birth, and the third, Dark Horizon, in subsequent months.

My Expired Reality series takes place 100 years after the events of my Black Earth series – which is two volumes in so far and is planned to run about four or five volumes in all. Unlike my Black Earth series though, Expired Reality is aimed more at young adults than the edgier adult crowd. It’s lighter on the adult content and any religious aspects, but still ties in with the storyline of the Black Earth series. 

Here’s a bit of an intro to the series to give all of you an idea of what it’s all about….
For years, the planet of Anaisha (An-ā-sha), especially the continent of Enera, suffered violence. The criminal mastermind, Mr. Big, had the world in his grip, squeezing as hard as he could to bring brutality and chaos to the planet…


…until a group of junior high school students banded together and put a stop to him. Known as the Lazerblades, the four heroes—David Corbin, Carrie Green, Veronica Amorou and her brother, Sean—fought against Big and the other villains who plagued the land, conquering them and bringing peace in what almost became a time of war.

With Anaisha’s most dreaded criminals defeated, the teens were left to live their lives as they pleased. To embark in once forbidden relationships, to pursue careers, to achieve higher education, to take a well-deserved rest.

But what was to be a time of respite quickly became an era of confusion and instability as certain events pushed the heroes to their separate ways to walk the roads of their lives alone.

Now evil has returned in a form never seen on Anaisha, fulfilling prophecies given ages before, forcing the young champions back together again to either fight against the evil or fall into the growing darkness with the rest of the world.

For those of you curious to get into the world of Expired Reality, I have a novella out – Picture Perfect – that Scott actually reviewed a little while ago: Picture Perfect tells the tale of how Jonathan Huxley becomes Drather, a notorious mercenary who makes appearances in the upcoming novels. In appreciation of Scott giving me a spot to talk about my series today, I’m giving everyone a special Smashwords code so you can grab a digital copy of Picture Perfect for free for the next few days. Just enter in - NC99M - at the checkout when grabbing the novella from Smashwords - - and you’ll be good to go. And as always, I appreciate reviews, although they aren’t required. The code should be good through Sunday.

I’ll definitely be getting in touch with Scott when Endangered Memories is released, and all of you can follow me at if you want to check the progress on the novels yourself – and learn a bit about my self-publishing journey. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share some of my series, Scott! :D