Indie Author Interview
D. K. Boyce
The Genesis Chronicles: Legacy
Congratulations, D. K. Boyce! Your book is now available on the Amazon bookstore. How did it feel to see it there for the first time?
Seeing it pop up on Amazon for the first time was surreal. It’s going to be a long time until it looks normal to me! Ultimately, seeing something that I have worked on for close to two years on a platform like Amazon was very rewarding – and just a tad overwhelming!
It is very rewarding! I’m sure you’ll get used to seeing it on Amazon as time goes by. Can you tell us about your book and why you wanted to write it?
The story centres around 19-year-old, Jensen Brady, who is struggling to overcome his social anxieties and insecurities. On top of that, he finds out that he has a very close connection to the legendary, and now outlawed, group of superheroes known as ‘The Genesis Order’. That last bit sounds cool, right? But not for Jensen. The discovery of this connection also reveals that he has lived a life hidden from the truth about him and his family. And if that wasn’t enough to deal with, he now has to survive a deadly game of cat and mouse with an individual who is hell-bent on making him and his family suffer. If he is to get out alive, he’ll need to dig in deep to overcome his insecurities.
I’ve always been a huge fan of anything to do with superheroes and science-fiction and always knew if I were to publish a book, it would be within these genres. Regarding “why” this particular story; I love stories about the “little guy” who goes on a journey to overcome their inner struggles to become the very best version of themselves, and that’s what is at the very core of Jensen’s story.
I love your “why”. What a great journey for your “little guy”. Have you always been a writer / wanted to become an author?
I’ve always enjoyed writing and it’s always been a hobby I lean on to relax and to detach from the frenzies of day-to-day life! And I’ve always wanted to release a book for the world to read, it’s always been a major goal for me. As for becoming a (full-time) author? It’s not really been on the radar, but let’s see if the opportunity presents itself. For now, I’m perfectly happy to keep writing as a hobby and releasing books for anyone who likes my work.
That’s a great attitude. 🙂 What made you take that leap and publish your book?
There’s nothing that disappoints me more than having regrets, and I knew if I didn’t get this story out there – regardless of how well it ends up being received – it’s something I could never forgive myself for.
Have you any more book plans in the pipeline?
I absolutely do! Including “Legacy”, there are 6 books planned in The Genesis Order Chronicles and there’s an outline for how the story progresses, all the way to the final chapter of #6, in place. Book #2 in the series is progressing nicely and the first draft is roughly 40% complete. All things being well, this will be released in the first half of 2022. We’ll see how well things are going following release of the sequel, but if there’s one person out there still willing to follow the series, I’ll make sure they have an opportunity to see how the story unfolds and concludes.
I’m pleased to hear that and I’m sure your readers will be too! I, for one, cannot wait to read book two.
One final question … what advice would you offer other aspiring authors who are thinking about self-publishing their books?
Go for it! Believe in yourself and believe in your story. And ultimately, make sure there’s no point in time when you’re wishing you took the dive – take that dive today!
Thanks so much for sharing those insights with us! All the best with your fantastic book!
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Genesis Order was a legendary group of superheroes. Forced to disband, their activities became outlawed – but did that really mean the end?
Nineteen-year-old Jensen Brady is unremarkable. He is certainly not extraordinary. At all.
Raised by his mother, Kelly, in the quiet Scottish village of Melrose, Jensen is determined to conquer his social anxieties and moves to London to study at university. One semester on, he returns home for the holidays (as gauche as ever.)
A casual December evening turns into his worst nightmare. He discovers the truth about the Genesis Order and his close associations with this legendary group. Everything he’s ever known is a lie. He has so many unanswered questions clogging up his head. And when he is trapped with a grumpy superhero, a sassy robot, a mum he can’t bear to look at, and tech that blows his mind, he has no idea what to do.
- Can he navigate the dark secrets and lies of those who were meant to protect him?
- Will he survive the deadly game of cat and mouse he’s become a pawn in?
- Can he shake off his dorky ways and become the extraordinary man he’s destined to be?
Find out this and much more in this explosive, YA sci-fi thriller.
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