Thursday, July 7, 2022
Author Interview: Boondocks: An Asian Evil Apocalyptic Thriller by Jaydeep Shah
Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.
My latest release, Boondocks: An Asian Evil Apocalyptic Thriller, set in the desert of Rajasthan, India, is an apocalyptic story in which the protagonists, Rahul and Elisa, try their best to stop the demons before they could bring the doom.
Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?
Inspired by some people around me, I try to create characters people could fall in love with. But I never base my book completely on a character or an event from my own life.
Is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to?
There is main theme of good vs. evil. Besides it, the story also conveys a message on respecting women, having courage, and staying in unity.
What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?
The readers will be surprised to learn about me is that I still read children’s books sometimes. Especially, when I am stressed out. Children’s books always help me reduce my stress as they have great visuals and tell an amazing story with a helpful message in a few pages.
When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?
When I’m not writing, I read books, try new restaurants, and go on adventures.
Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?
I’m endeavoring to write young adult fantasy novel. I would also like to write a paranormal romance as I feel like it is really a cool idea to connect horror and romance in one story.
Of all the characters you’ve ever written, who is your favorite and why?
There are two favorite characters. One is Elisa, the protagonist, who is fearless, friendly, and adventurous. Another is Sekiada, the antagonist, who he is powerful, selfish, and the last but not the least immortal. He is also my favorite because he’s been living for thousands of years and seen many demons spreading their terror and die, including the strongest churel of ancient era, Dali. But mainly, Elisa, as I love her character arc; as she changes and gets ready to battle the demons.
If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?
Boondocks: An Asian Evil Apocalyptic Thriller is the first book in Survive the Doom Series. Boondocks contains an apocalyptic story with some references to Indian mythology and folklore. The second book in the series is Havoc: A Post-Apocalypse Survival Thriller. Havoc contains post-apocalypse story with some references to Indian mythology, but the new story starts within the same story about vampires spreading their terror in the U.S. I’m so excited to bring this story as it contains two stories connected as one which leads to the end of the world.
What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?
Currently, I’m working on Havoc, the second book to Survive the Doom Series. It is already scheduled to release in January 2023.
What book are you reading now?
Currently, I’m reading A Feast of Crows, the fourth installment into A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin.
What is in your to-read pile?
There are so many books to read, and so little time. My reading pile is just getting bigger and bigger. But as soon as I complete reading A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin, I am going to dive into The Mousai Series by E.J. Mellow.
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Survive the Doom
Genre: Apocalyptic Thriller
Publisher: Rage Publishing
Date of Publication: June 9, 2022
ISBN: 9781734982664 (Paperback)
Number of pages:383 pages
Word Count: 74,668 words
Cover Artist: bookcoverzone.com
They believe it is only about defeat and escape.
Little do they know; it is something more than that. It is about the rise of the dead and the world’s destruction.
Lost in the desert of Rajasthan, India, Rahul and Elisa learn the truth about a wicked wizard named Dansh and some enchanters performing resurrection rituals.
Though they try to stop him, Dansh knows black magic and they find him a challenging adversary. Even worse than him, Rahul and Elisa soon discover that the churel named Dali has returned. Soon, the King of the Underworld, an immortal rakshasa named Sekiada, will make his way to the earth with the force of his thousands of fallen angels to conquer the world.
Rahul and Elisa must find a way to stop them and save humanity.
Terror inflames the nation. The country’s best commando, Aarav Singh, and the best local police officer, Arjun Rawat, reach the city’s border near the desert with the force of gifted soldiers to commence battle against evil. They turn the border into a battlefield to prevent the demons from entering the city.
The apocalypse is struggling to reach its highest peak as the Asian evils slowly spread across the nation: churels, rakshasas, pishachas, daayans, shaitans, and many more hair-raising bloodshed lovers.
Rahul must find a way to murder the immortals: the wicked wizard, the king of the Underworld, and the strongest churel of all time, and Elisa must gather her own courage to battle the demons, especially one of the immortals, to prove women are not weak.
Welcome to the world of horror, where the characters play games of deceit and betrayal to achieve their goals, and the demons enjoy slaughtering the humans.
The end is near. Or it’s just the beginning!? Dare to witness the apocalypse, but only if you are comfortable with bloodbath and barbarity.
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/QtcQ7QB36bU
Jaydeep Shah is an avid traveler and a multi-genre author. As a bachelor’s degree holder in Creative Writing, he aims to entertain as many as people he can with his stories. He is best known for Tribulation, the first book in the “Cops Planet” series.
In addition to those books, The Shape-Shifting Serpents’ Choice, Jaydeep’s first young adult flash fiction written under his pen name, JD Shah, is published online by Scarlet Leaf Review in the July 2019 issue. Currently, he’s endeavoring to write a debut young adult fantasy novel while working on a sequel to his first apocalyptic thriller, Havoc.
When Shah is not writing, he reads books, tries new restaurants, and goes on adventures.