What is it About Dystopian Fiction?
First off, I’d like to say thanks so much for hosting me on your site! Today I’m here to talk a little bit about dystopians.
Dystopian fiction features a nightmarish sort of world, often post-apocalyptic, wherein society has become repressive and controlled. It’s very popular in YA fiction (Hunger Games) and has also appeared in romance (Joss Ware’s Envy Chronicles). It can even contain paranormal elements (Sophie Littlefield’s Aftertime, featuring government-created zombies).
So why is dystopian fiction so popular lately? Many people conjecture that during times of economic or societal stress (like we’ve had for the past several years), dystopians increase in popularity because they serve as a societal caution about what could happen if we continue down a certain path.
My new release, For Love of an Angel, isn’t dystopian in the traditional sense in that it features paranormal creatures. The angels on my world aren’t biblical creatures, but rather a race of beings from an alternate dimension who are forced into our world when the walls between the dimensions collapse. They convince humans to allow them ultimate rule over Earth in exchange for peace and security...the ultimate utopia. But in reality, their designs on Earth are far more sinister.
The heroes of my series are a group of angels, the Fallen, who seek to protect humankind. Because of this they have been cast out of their society and condemned to die. Read on for more:
In a world where angels rule over humans, twelve outcasts dare to defy expectation, warring with their angel brethren to prevent the extinction of humankind.
They are The Fallen...
Michael is one of twelve angels who have been outcast due to their determination to protect humankind. In order to preserve his immortality and strength, he must find a mate with angel blood. Eva Smyth has never believed the propaganda spouted by the Consortium—the elite system of guards put into place once angels took over reign of Earth—but she never expected to learn the angels plan to eradicate all of humankind, or that she herself is part angel. Joining Michael means living a life on the run, at war against the angels and hunted by the Consortium. Eva must decide whether to risk it all...for love of an angel.
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For your readers, I’d love to know whether you enjoy dystopian fiction. If so, what is it about the subject that calls to you?