An Interview with Author PD Alleva

PD Alleva is an alternative fiction author. His novels cross genres, blending mystery, conspiracy, psychology, and action with horror and dystopian science fiction. Alternative fiction is PD’s attempt at describing what readers uncover in any one of his books, a new discovery towards mainstream storytelling. He’s been writing since childhood, creating and developing stories with brash and impactful concepts that he would describe are metaphors for the shifting energies that exist in the universe. PD exists inside of his own universe, working diligently on The Rose Vol. II and exceptional horror novels. Be prepared for Golem, PD’s upcoming horror thriller. 

Q: Can you sum up The Rose Vol 1 in 20 words or less?

A species of alien vampires from hollow earth conspire with alien greys and elite humans to subjugate the human population.

Q: The Rose Vol 1 is, of course, book 1 in your series. What inspired you to write this series?

A love for science fiction, fantasy, ancient alien theories, ancient philosophy, and quantum mechanics; add in an obsession with vampires, and sprinkle a bit of nostalgia, and you’ve got yourself a book.

I went for a walk in the hot Florida sun.  An hour later, with no hat or sunscreen, dehydrated and delirious, a story had formed in my mind.  When I came back to Toronto and told my staff this story (I’m a CEO of a non-profit association), one of them said, “when are you going to stop telling us these stories and actually write something?”  So, I wrote it to spite her. 

Q: Can you give readers any insight into how you envision this series developing

Constantly escalating mayhem and chaos surrounded by increasingly high stakes for our protagonists to overcome, while exploring the heart of humanities evolutionary mind.

The series will play out over three separate although connected series. The Rose will have three volumes (originally it was two, however, I just finished writing Vol. 2 – clocked in at 113k words – and discovered there’s so much more story to tell in this first series that a full Vol. 3 will be required), and will be followed by The Indigo Trials (tentative title) Trilogy. The series will conclude with two volumes – tentative title is Winter – that will chronicle the main character Robyn Winter during the rise of World War 3 and his time traveling exploits as he attempts to reset the events leading to war.

Q: Which of the characters, in the first book, did you find the most challenging to write?

This honor goes to Sandy Cox, the main female protagonist in the series. There’s a change Sandy will go through during Vol. 2 and 3 that fundamentally changes Sandy’s personality, strength, courage, conviction, and physicality, so during the first book my goal was to present Sandy as naïve as possible but with an inner strength born from purpose that will ultimately propagate this coming change. It was important for me to present her in a very specific manner in this first book in order to drive home the complete 180-degree change in upcoming installments.

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Q: Do you have a favorite character in the book?

100% Sanos, the main alien vampire villain in the series. Sanos is without a doubt just an awesome villain to write. Anarchic, cerebral, mad, and manipulative.

Q: What feedback do you get from readers?

Feedback has been great and wonderful. I love reading reviews where the reader’s emotional tie to the story comes through. I’m a vampire fan myself so changing the lore and mystery behind vampire lineage was a big risk and I was eager to discover how vampire fans would react to the story. Considering the reviews and reader feedback apparently those vampire fans are enjoying the change.

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Q: What inspires you to write?

A burning desire to tell great stories. To enthrall the reader with the wonder of what can be and what could be. To see and understand all possibilities then latch on to the most provocative, surreal, and intriguing and tumble down that rabbit hole to discover new worlds, new concepts, and imaginations that stretch the bounds of reality.

Q: Is there a message or common theme in the book you want readers to grasp?

A common theme in all of my books deals with the harms of self-deceptive practices, a theme that is more than likely a result of personal (I have indulged in more than a few in my life time) and professional influence (I’m also a hypnotist and psychotherapist specializing in trauma and addiction). Self deceptive practices, once taken too far, leads to the dark side for which there is little if any space to return.

Q: What is on your current reading list?

Currently, I’m reading Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, it’s a bit of a slow burn but not too bad so far. Also, I was lucky enough to find a pdf copy of a book that was banned by the CIA, and I highly recommend everyone reads The Adam and Eve Story: A History of Cataclysms by Chan Thomas. Chan was a scientist who traced the major cataclysms throughout history using scientific evidence over his decades long study. It’s a real eye opener.

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Q: What is your next writing project?

I have a few I’m currently working on. I finished The Rose Vol. 2 a few days ago – expecting a December release – but I’m also editing a horror thriller novel titled Golem that I’m getting ready for an October release. Tentative description is below. I also completed a second horror novel, Jigglyspot and the Zero Intellect a few months ago, which will be released sometime in 2022. I call Jigglyspot my Covid Quarantine Isolation novel, it’s a satirical cosmic grindhouse horror thriller that follows a four foot ten, half human half warlock alien lackey whose tasked with pulling off 2019’s summer solstice celebration for presenting humans and their alien demon overlords. Tentative blurb for this one is: Carnivals. Cannibals. And Clowns. Oh My! Jigglyspot enjoys dressing up as a clown, hence why the clown is in there. Although I might use something along the lines of: There’s a new clown in town. Ha, I love Jigglyspot. I also started writing a novella series titled: Girl on a Mission, first installment in the six novella series is titled: The Dead Do Speak. The story follows 16 year old near death leukemia survivor Liza Ward who discovers she has the power to influence peoples minds to do whatever she tells them to. When Liza’s father enters a drug and alcohol rehab she uses her newfound power to work as a hitman for the Italian mafia in 1990’s Brooklyn, NY. I’m hoping to have the first installment ready this summer.

Here’s the Golem blurb:

On November 1, 1951, war hero John Ashton was promoted to detective. His first assignment: find the district attorney’s missing daughter. But his only lead is Alena Francon, a high society sculptor and socialite committed to Bellevue’s psychiatric facility.

Alena has a story for the new detective. A story so outlandish John Ashton refuses to heed the warning. Alena admits to incarnating Golem, a demonic force, into her statue. A devil so profound he’s infiltrated every part of New York’s infrastructure. Even worse, he uses children to serve as bodily hosts for his demonic army, unleashing a horde of devils into our world.

When Alena’s confidant, Annette Flemming, confirms the existence of Golem, John is sent on a collision course where fate and destiny spiral into peril, and the future of the human race hangs in the balance.

Confusion is an evil art!

Q: Where can readers connect with you (website, social media, etc)?

Of course. I can be found across social media platforms, although my preferred method of choice to interact with readers would be through my newsletter. I enjoy giving a bit of a personal touch in the monthly emails.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pdalleva_author/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pdallevaauthor/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PdallevaAuthor

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/pdalleva

Website:  www.pdalleva.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7634126.P_D_Alleva

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/p-d-alleva

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gxKH7P

Q: Any closing remarks?

Thank you Heidi for the interview and for supporting indie authors as we lead the charge towards a return to great literature. Thank you.

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