Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Eventually It Will Come to Pass Guest blog and GIveaway with Pembroke Sinclair

Eventually It Will Come to Pass

The world didn’t end on 12-21-12, but was anyone really surprised?  I wasn’t.  My character Krista from Life After the Undead and Death to the Undead wasn’t either.  In fact, in the first chapter of Life After the Undead, Krista talks about how Christmas of 2012 passes and the world is a little nicer and happier to be around for a while longer.  However, she has bigger problems to worry about than an ancient Mayan prediction.

Humans have been spouting apocalypse predictions probably since their beginning.  It’s a natural fear that all we have is going to be taken away from us, without our consent or control.  In reality, if the world is going to end, there’s not a lot we can do to stop it.  We have no control over what comes to pass.  I suppose preparing for the end, even though it’s probably a futile action, makes people feel better.

Now, don’t think I’m bad mouthing those doomsayers.  On the contrary, I think talking about and speculating about the end of the world is fascinating.  I do it in a lot of my stories.  In fact, in Life After the Undead and Death to the Undead, the world has ended with the rising of zombies.  No matter how the world ends, I believe that life will find a way to survive.  The vast majority of it might not make, but there will be enough to carry on.  How humans act after that happens will determine our future.

Life as we know it will eventually come to an end.  It has to.  Nothing lasts forever.  Will it be any time soon?  Highly doubtful.  But when it does come to pass, that doesn’t mean we won’t find a way to adapt to the new way.  Humans are pretty versatile.  Until then, we will continue to speculate about what the future will bring and propose ideas to cope with the changes.

Death to the Undead
Book 2
Pembroke Sinclair

Genre:  YA horror
Publisher:  eTreasures Publishing

ISBN-10: 1937809226
ISBN-13: 978-1937809225

Number of pages:  286

Cover Artist:  Jerrod Brown

Book Description: 

The battle that began in Life After the Undead continues.

Zombies changed her life completely...

Tough teenager Krista escaped to the safety of Florida after her parents were killed by the zombie horde. She united with General Liet, a distant cousin, and moved with him to North Platte to help build a wall to keep the zombies in the West. Krista fell in love with Quinn, a survivor and fighter from the zombie-infested wildlands of the West, and together they freed the garrison at North Platte from the power-hungry Liet.

But zombies aren’t the only enemy they have to face...

Now, North Platte is free, but Liet was not the only one using the zombie apocalypse to control their people. Florida is ruled by five ruthless Families, who use intimidation and the threat of the zombie horde to coerce their populace. Krista and Quinn hatch a desperate plan to run guns into the state and help the people revolt. Krista and Quinn, labeled as rebels run for their lives when the Families attack North Platte. The Families want them captured, the zombies want to eat them, and other survivors want them dead. Caught in between powerful forces, they must survive long enough to devise a new plan and put it into action, all while trying to solidify their new relationship and trying not to self-destruct in the meantime.

About the Author: 

I write fiction under the pen name Pembroke Sinclair, and I have had several short stories published.  My story, “Sohei,” was named one of the Best Stories of 2008 by The Cynic Online Magazine.  I have novellas and a short story collection forthcoming from Musa Publishing and eTreasures Publishing.  I have two novels, Coming from Nowhere (adult, sci fi) and Life After the Undead (YA, horror), that are available from eTreasures Publishing, as well as Death to the Undead (YA, sequel to Life After the Undead), which is forthcoming.  Life After the Undead was a Top Ten Finisher in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll in the YA category and the cover art category.

Under my real name, from March 2008 to January 2011, I wrote scientific articles for Western Farmer-Stockman.  I have a nonfiction book, Life Lessons from Slasher Films, scheduled for release in July 2012 from Scarecrow Publishing (an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield).

I have my Master’s in English, and I am a freelance content editor for Musa Publishing, as well as a former content and line editor for eTreasures Publishing.!/pembroke.sinclair

For the giveaway anyone who leaves a comment will be put into a drawing to win a coffee mug, a spiral notebook (2 will be given away), 
or a complete signed set of books (both Life After the Undead and Death to the Undead) (2 will be given away). 

Pembroke will draw names at the end of the tour and contact the winners.


bn100 said...

The book sounds intriguing.


Pembroke Sinclair said...

Thank you so much for having me! I enjoyed being on your blog!