Synarchy Book 1: The Awakening

About the Author:

CRYSTAL STORM, aka DCS, was born in Alexandria, VA, DCS now lives in New Orleans, LA. Synarchy Book 1: The Awakening is her debut novel. A self taught world student, her studies cover the 2012 mystery, quantum mechanics, metaphysics, parasphysic science, conspiracies and strange phenomenon.Taking full advantage of the creative energy of New Orleans, she is hard at work on the second book in the Synarchy Series, The Ascension and several short stories loosely based off of a few characters from the book, but following more along the vein of the her text based roleplay game, Synarchy 2012.

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About the Book:

Thirteen bloodlines, The Brotherhood, fanatically loyal to their gods, the Anunnaki, have controlled the planet since his-story was written. In 1925 Stefano Vasco Terenzio, head of the Terenzio crime family makes a deal with the Anunnaki to solidify his control over the American Mafia. Clever and manipulative, Stefano’s true goal was to put his family in a position so one day they would be able to turn on their masters.Two generations later, the shockwave he ignited was still being felt. Now, as the world inches closer to 2012, time is running out. The only thing in the Brotherhoods way is Terenzio, a family now divided as a truly epic battle begins that will determine whether mankind continues existing in a world of lies, or shatters the chains that have held it prisoner since his-story was written.Shocking yet hopeful, Synarchy slowly unravels the tightly laced reality we have created for ourselves. Blending the metaphysical with conspiracy, fact with fiction, debut author DCS has opened up a world that will force you to rethink everything you believe about your own. The knowledge within provokes the question; do you really want to know?

I was lucky enough to get the author to agree to an interview. This is what she had to say:

Could you please tell us a little about your book?

In their quest to dominate the world, a powerful crime family, the Terenzios, discovers who the real players are that control the planet, and just how far they’re willing to go to keep their hold on humanity. Because of sheer arrogance, and the fact that they may be the only ones who can, the Terenzio family decides to fight back. Now, they’ve got until December 21st, 2012, to stop a sinister, centuries old plan and give Earth a choice it was never given before.

What are you currently working on?

The big project right now in between marketing and promotion for Book One, is getting Book Two finished. I also want to write Stefano’s story but I want it to be a graphic novel so I’m starting to collaborate with a comic artist who is a good friend of mine. We’ll see what comes of that.

What do you feel has been your greatest achievement as an author?

Holding my published book in my hands. Regardless of what happened after that, I did it.

What do you feel sets this book apart from others in the same genre?

I think Synarchy tells a few different old stories in a unique way. You’ve got some very unlikely protagonists who are not so much different than the antagonists. And their motives for doing what they’re doing, I’m hoping will stir up some different emotions and opinions in the readers.

Do you have any advice for writers or readers?

For writers, I read this in an article and it was very simple piece of advice: “just write an awesome story.”

Are you a different person now than you were 5 years ago? In what way/s?

I think I’ve definitely gone through some significant life changes. I’m a little wiser. I think I’m a much better writer. I feel very alive, and intuitive to the subtleties of life that skitter around me. And I’m a lot happier and excited about where I’m going to take my life and my writing.J

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?

Big thanks to you, Tracee, for giving me the chance to swing by and chat with you! And I hope your blog visitors enjoy reading Synarchy as much as I did writing it.



Sara said...

I was fortunate enough to read this book and let me tell you - it is amazing! I was hooked from the first page, and before I knew it, I was at the last. Definitely a must read.

Cheryl S. said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this one! Science fiction books always amaze me because of the creativity of the writers.


DCS said...

Thanks for having me!