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WRITING UPDATE: POSSIBLE PUBLICATION DATE

I have big news regarding my upcoming third volume!  At the rate my editors are going on the remaining three chapters, I believe I can finally begin the publication sometime next week!  It feels good to be so close to finishing such an extensive project and I look forward to seeing the final result.  I will inform you of when the publication commences.  Wish me luck!

WRITING UPDATE: VOLUME THREE SUPERVILLAINS

When I started writing volume three, I wanted to provide the Young Guardians with their most difficult challenge yet that would literally push them to the limit.  To organize this challenge, I decided the Young Guardians would have to face the largest group of supervillains they had ever fought.  The reason why this would be a significant challenge for them is because in the first book, they were mere rookies up against a single supervillain while in the second volume, they were semi-veteran crime fighters up against a supervillain with three minions.  Now, with three years of superhero experience under their belt, I decided that the Young Guardians would be up against literally an army of supervillains, including Vogan, the main villain of the whole series, himself!  Some of these supervillains are from previous volumes while others have a history with the Young Guardians during the time skips, all wanting revenge!  Most important of all will be the Young Guardians’ showdown with the main villain, Vogan.  When they confront Vogan, the extent of the Young Guardians’ limitations will be fully demonstrated.  Overall, the Young Guardians are going to have the fight of their lives in the upcoming third volume so get ready for an epic battle!

WRITING UPDATE: VOLUME THREE EDITING PROCESS AND WONDERCON BOOTH

As I continue the editing process for my upcoming third volume, I become more and more excited for its ultimate completion.  Yesterday, I have reached the 24th chapter, which means I am more than two thirds of the way done.  In addition, I grow even more excited as January approaches because it is not only my planned publication date for volume three, but also when I find out whether or not I will receive my book signing booth for the 2015 WonderCon.  If I do get accepted, I hope my third volume will be fully published in time for WonderCon.  I will keep you updated on any further developments.  Wish me luck!

CONCEPT: THE GENESIS SPELL

While planning out the first volume of my series, I tried to brainstorm on ways the Young Guardians would acquire their superhuman abilities.  I did not want to use cliches such as radioactive waste or genetic mutations.  So, I turned my attention to something that transcends the laws of physics as we know it: magic.  After choosing the concept of magic, I decided on what the spell should be called and I so I decided on naming it the Genesis Spell.  I gave it this name because the word genesis means the beginning of something.  In my characters case, the spell would signify the end of their old lives as mere mortals and the beginning of their new lives as super humans.  According to Tinisha Dolaira, the Genesis Spell is a very rare form of magic that can only be used once in a sorcerer’s lifetime.  What it does is awaken a being’s hidden spiritual powers and alter their appearance to the peak of human conditioning.  However, the Genesis Spell only targets beings who are teenagers.  As an additional side effect, the Genesis Spell also renders its targets immortal in the sense that they will never grow old, get sick, or die of natural causes, but they can be killed if their physical trauma is great enough.  

Amazon Review: The Young Guardians and the Genesis Spell

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The first volume of my series, The Young Guardians and the Genesis Spell, has received the following five star review:

“This is an impressive book. I enjoyed reading it because the author is a gifted storyteller who has woven together a captivating and imaginative storyline. It did not take me long to read it, as I wanted to know what was going to happen next.

It is a fantastic tale of 5 teenagers whose lives are turned upside-down by the appearance of an extra-terrestrial being. The dialog is authentic and fast paced, and the writing is smooth and easy to digest. The story ends in a final confrontation between the forces of good and evil that will leave the reader looking forward to the author’s next work.

The best description of the book comes from the Author’s autobiographical pen. The author says that he and his friends, when in high school, always wondered what it would be like to be a superhero team and have super powers. He decided to survey his friends on what kind of powers they would like to have to fulfill their dream of saving the world and protecting the innocent. He says he based the super-villain on the bullies who harassed him at school. His book is full of “so cool” super-heroes as his imagination comes to life before your eyes.

The main character is Patrick, a young man who did not yet fully understand the ways of the world. He was too unaware to know the he was entering the years in which his choices would affect the outcome of his entire life. His teen years were important times. That is because his curiosity and adolescent experience might cause him to make either the biggest mistake of his life, or the biggest difference in the world.

In this book, the forces of light and darkness collide. It is an eternal story. It is a story that claims that since the dawn of time, the universe and its numerous realities have been haunted by the ghosts of its two sides. In this struggle there are two sides. For those who are righteous and benevolent, they follow the warm influence of light, willing to make their world a better place.

On the other side there are those who are malevolent and unforgiving. They claim that the forces of good are weak and will soon belong to the powers of darkness. That will happen when the skies shall darken, every soul will be devoured by fire, and the power of light shall be eclipsed, never to shine again. These are the ones who are trained by the seductive power of darkness, hoping to amass as much power for themselves as possible.

It is an endless battle that takes place in the Universe. Every second, each side struggles to acquire the most followers. This is an eternal story, traveling deep into the recent past, in which the powers of light and darkness converge.

The big questions is: who will triumph in this struggle?”

CONCEPT: CYBORGS

As a devout science fiction fanatic, I have always been fascinated by the idea of combining man with machine.  In many ways, cyborgs make me think of Kurzweil’s theory of transhumanism in which humans would eventually evolve into machines or transfer their consciousness into a computer system.  When I developed Cyber Shadow’s character, I wanted to create my own cybernetic character.  However, as advanced as this technology may sound, there are bound to be a few defects.  One example would be that the organic components of the cyborg would reject the robotic parts just as a metal plate can be rejected by a person’s body.  Another example is that there would be a chance that the cyborg’s only senses would be seeing and hearing while their remaining senses would be either gone or diluted.  A third example would be that the cyborg may not require food because they may not have either a mouth or digestive system, but would have the subconscious need to feed, which would result in constant hunger that they could never satisfy.  While depicting Cyber Shadow, I tried to illustrate on the psychological impact these defects can have on him.  In Cyber Shadow’s case, the only organic component in him is his brain, so when his brain is implanted into his robotic body, his brain suffers considerable mental strain as it struggles to adapt to its new physical conditioning.  Before he became a cyborg, Cyber Shadow was a sadistic school bully who was already mentally unstable and the defects of his cybernetics only exacerbates these traits.  With these flaws in his psyche, I drew inspiration for Cyber Shadow’s personality from the bullies who harassed me throughout middle and high school and the disturbed android Roy Batty from Blade Runner, who was also a product of the inevitable mistakes that human technology would generate.  Overall, whenever one is developing new technology, they should be cautious about the effects it would have on the people they are trying to sell it to otherwise the consequences would be disastrous.

CREATURE: HIGH ELVES

I have been a connoisseur of fantasy and fiction all my life and, as a result, I have grown fond of a number of mythological creatures.  Among them are high elves, which have been described as the fairest of all beings, which could be an indication of angels without wings.  In almost every sword and sorcery story, elves have been depicted as being wiser and more knowledgeable than other beings.  For the longest time, I have admired the inhuman beauty and wondrous power that elves possessed.  With such tremendous abilities and dashing good looks, I thought that elves would make the perfect superhero and so I applied that idea into my work when I created Tinisha Dolaira, making her a member of the superhero team known as the Young Guardians.  While developing the characters for my series, I wondered what would happen if a high elf, who has been born and raised in a world where magic reigns supreme, is taken out of their comfort zone and placed in twenty-first century Earth.  They would be morally wise with strong ideals, but would be inexperienced about how the modern world operates.  I wanted to depict how such a scenario would occur and how the elf in question would survive in such an unfamiliar environment.