Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The End of the World Concept

by Diane Dooley

Hi, Diane Dooley here. I’m pleased to announce a new release.

Blue Yonder is a short, action-packed novella set on the eve of the end of the world. I’ve long been fascinated with the whole concept of the end of the world. I was brought up in a Christian sect that truly believed the end of the world as we know it would be in our lifetime, so that’s probably where the interest started. Later I was drawn to apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction (which I still read) and I studied ancient and modern millenarian groups from around the world while pursuing a degree in history. Of late, my fascination has been channeled into my own apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction. I’m hoping this story will be the first of a series of explorations of romantic love at the end of the world.

In Blue Yonder, everyone could see the apocalypse coming. It did not happen rapidly. Earth has experienced a huge population die-off due to disease, famine, and natural disasters. Environmental degradation has caused massive changes in climate, with fresh water supplies drying up, sea levels rising, and devastating weather events wreaking havoc on helpless people. Earth will soon be uninhabitable, and a mass evacuation to far-flung star colonies is underway. But time is running out, and it’s becoming clear that some will be left behind: the oldest, the sickest, the poorest, the most unwanted, the least prepared.

The meek will inherit the Earth -- but it is the bold and audacious who will escape out into the big blue yonder.


Earth is drowning, but Isabel Visconti won’t be going down with the planet. Her earnings as a factory drone and prostitute will soon fund her escape to the stars. All she’ll leave behind is her late husband’s best friend, Daniel Morneau, who has disappeared into the underbelly of the city’s criminal gangs. Until he shows up, pleading for Isabel’s help.

It’s the old Daniel, the kind, gentle one. The man who bought medicine for her dying husband then helped her through the grief. It’s the Daniel she couldn’t possibly refuse to help. But Isabel has already been given a choice by Daniel’s psychopath boss. Betray Daniel—or spend months travelling to a far-off colony, servicing a violent criminal gang along the way.

When Daniel is abducted, Isabel is his only hope. He may die without her, but is there time enough for love on the eve of the end of the world?

Add it on Goodreads. Contact me for a review copy.

Buy links:

Decadent Publishing | All Romance | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Google Play | iTunes

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Diane Dooley was born in the Channel Islands, grew up in Scotland, and now resides in the United States. She lives with her best friend/husband and two obstreperous boy children in a falling-down farmhouse in the sticks.

She writes short stories and novellas in several genres and has been published in a variety of online and print publications, as well as by several digital-first publishing houses.

You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and her blog.

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