Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Equinox: A Paranormal Post Apocalyptic Romance

Who wants some fun? Who needs an escape from reality? How about a zombie apocalyptic Romance novel from someone who lives in the same city as I? Well, that is what today's author and book is all about. Are you ready? Only if you dare.


Equinox: A Paranormal Post Apocalyptic Romance (Celestial Awakenings Book 1)


I can count on one hand the number of people I trust in this post-apocalyptic world where zombies roam the woods, the rich live under domes, and the rest of us... well, we survive. When a total stranger plucks me out of danger, we find ourselves thrown into the middle of an ancient prophecy that says the assumed long-dead gods will return. It's a race against time as we try to outsmart the past in order to outrun a destiny that neither of us wants. But if everything about the prophecy is so bad, why am I drawn to the mysterious man with the green eyes at every turn? And why does everything that's supposedly so wrong, suddenly feel so right?


I'm a loner, drifting from town to town without any attachments to anyone. Attachments means affection and affection can be dangerous. Getting too close to anyone could activate an ancient curse that's been placed upon me by the All father himself and I cannot afford to let my guard down. I cannot give in to what the curse says I will become. So when I make a split second decision to save the thief from a Navian bounty hunter, I set into motion everything which I've been running from - but in my darkest moments, I find myself running into the danger... and back to her. Will my curse destroy us or is Earth finally due for a miracle?

Equinox is part one of a two-part series and ends in a subtle cliffhanger. While it DOES reach a satisfying conclusion and CAN be read as a standalone, it is the author's recommendation to follow this book with part two of Nova's story, Solstice, which will be released on January 24, 2020.

This book contains material which is intended for a mature audience and is inappropriate for readers under the age of eighteen.

Lux Miller

Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
My name is Lux, and I am a lifelong New Orleanian. I grew up here, I live here now, and I will likely die here. I'm a true Southerner, and I've never met a stranger. I'm a single mom of three wonderful boys and aside from raising them to be proper gentlemen, writing is my passion.
What inspired you to author this book?
I wanted to step outside the constrictions of reality and try to answer some of the unknown questions about why and how some things in history have happened, and how they may have happened if we're not alone in this whole life in the galaxy thing. Plus, I've always had a soft spot for mythology, so this series gives me a chance to really explore that love.
Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
I wanted my cover to reflect my heroine's strength. Though Equinox is a romance at its core, it's also about a woman's journey to self-discovery.
 Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
 Hands-down, my kids. They are the reason I write, and they inspire me daily to keep pushing through, even when things don't go as planned.
 What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
Getting it all done in time, then dealing with the fact that the book decided it was going to be a two-part duet! That was not in the original plan, but the story demanded it in order to do it justice.
Tell your readers about your book.
Equinox is the first novel set in the post-apocalyptic world where a zombie virus has wiped out more than half of the planet's life, including the vast majority of humanity. The wealthy humans retreated to domes, while the rest are surviving on the fringes in varying degrees of civilization. Though a mysterious cure has stopped the dead from turning into zombies, it's also rendered almost all humans sterile, so humanity is racing toward extinction at an alarming rate. There's one goddess left in the fight for life, and she'll meddle her way to success in any way she can - even if it means betraying the trust and toying with the lives of the demigod daughters she hid to preserve the human race.
Who is your target audience, and why?
Obviously, a mature audience due to the subject content, but I feel like this series has a little bit of something for everyone. Love zombies? It's got those. Like doomsday prophecies and post-apocalyptic worlds? It's got several. Badass heroines and mates, whose love isn't fragile? Check! Mythology, pirates, shifters, betrayal, princesses, magic, and an unexpected savior? Absolutely!
What do you consider your greatest success in life?
I'm not sure I've achieved it yet. If I claim a greatest success, then that means I've peaked, and there's nothing to work towards, so I think I'll say I'm still trying to get there.
What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
At the risk of sounding crazy, I let my characters create their own stories, so sometimes they come up with some pretty wild story-lines. I just write them down and put them out there for everyone to enjoy.