New Book Releases – Angel Ramon – “The Thousand Years War – Life’s a Beach” (A LitFPS/GameLit Sci-Fi Novel – Expansion Pack/Story) & “Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 3: Nemesis” (A Horror GameLit Adventure)

Hey there everyone.

The weekend cannot come fast enough but before we run to the finish in a conga line with tasty beverages in hand, how about another follow-up Author Interview from a prolific author who has graced these pages before? Why not indeed, let the entertainment commence forthwith!

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OK, let’s get this show on the road.

As mentioned above, I have interviewed Angel a couple of times before and you can find the links to these previous interviews here that cover his other previous releases:-

Author Interview – Angel Ramon – “The Thousand Years War Series” & “Angel’s Nightmare Adventure”

New Book Releases – Angel Ramon – “Janus” & “Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 2” (Political Thriller & Contemporary Horror Series)

I therefore thought this would be another excellent opportunity to ask him some detailed questions specifically about his latest new releases “The Thousand Years War – Life’s a Beach” (A LitFPS/GameLit Sci-Fi Novel – Expansion Pack/Story) & “Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 3: Nemesis” (A Horror GameLit Adventure).

Thanks for reading and as always enjoy folks 🙂

 

Hi there Angel, a real pleasure to have you back here with us again to chat about your latest book releases “The Thousand Years War – Life’s a Beach” (A LitFPS/GameLit Sci-Fi Novel – Expansion Pack/Story) & “Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 3: Nemesis” (A Horror GameLit Adventure).

Can you explain to us the concept behind the theme/genre of LitFPS/GameLit?

LitFPS is short for Literary First Person Shooter and it’s a coined genre that was created in a small community that I’m in where the books takes place in a video game world. LitFPS has elements of a first person shooter such as health/ammo and reads like if you were playing a shoot’em up. GameLit is a broader genre where it’s simply a book that has elements of a video game implied or explained within the book. It’s still a rather new idea and one that is fun to write, but not necessarily easy to write.

Who are the key players/lead protagonists and antagonists that pop up in your new adventures?

In Life’s a Beach there are four heroes. They’re Angel, Maria, Steven, and Ben. They are four friends looking to grab some sun in Puerto Rico. The Gloobas are back to take over Earth once again by using the virtual world, there is a villain who is behind all this. However his identity is a secret and will have to be explored as the story goes.

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In Nemesis, the MC is Maria who is in the middle of the third zombie outbreak in Brooklyn N.Y. She is one of the few survivors along with Danny who she bumps into who is part of a mercenary squad sent by the medical company, The Hybrid Corporation. You also have a man named Nicolai who is the leader of Danny’s squad; he is a man with questionable intentions. The bad guys are the many zombies and bio-organic weapons that the survivors have to encounter.

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What are these stories about regarding the conflict that needs to be resolved by the characters and what are the stakes for them this time round?

In Life’s a Beach, the four misfits head to Puerto Rico to enjoy a much needed vacation to Puerto Rico. However, the Glooba alien empire has different plans as they have used the virtual video game world to create an expansion pack of The Thousand Years War Video game. The four have to enter the video game world a fourth time in order to prevent the Gloobas from freezing Puerto Rico and turning it into an iceberg. In the new Expansion Pack of The Thousand Years War the four will encounter the beautiful scenery of Puerto Rico along with beach themed weapons such as explosive pineapples and coconuts along with rings with ancient powers.

In Nemesis, Maria and eventual friend Danny have to find a way out of NYC as the third zombie outbreak. More zombies, creatures, and a stalker named Nemesis will get in the way of Maria as she tries to escape. She’ll explore the streets of Brooklyn, a police station, bookstore, park, and even an abandoned reservoir. As she explores, she realizes that the makers of the Broken Arrow virus, the Hybrid Corporation will stop at nothing to hide their misdoings and kill anyone who threaten to expose them including Maria. They would do anything; even send a missile to eradicate New York City off the map. Maria has to find whatever means to expose Hybrid for their sins while making sure she escapes with her life.

If either of these books were to be made into films, who would you cast in the lead roles?

For Life’s a Beach, I really think it would make a better video game than a movie.

For Nemesis, the MC Maria should be played by Milla Jovovich.

How did the idea for these tales take shape? Are they a natural progression from the previous books in the series or are you taking each series down another different path entirely?

Life’s a Beach is basically an Expansion Pack or a book that spans events between books 1 and 2 of the main Thousand Years War Series. The book does build up from book 1, but it tends to stand alone on it’s own story and theme from the series.

Nemesis is a natural progression from books one and two.

Did you do any specific research for these novels that differed from your previous ones in the series or the other novels that you have written?

I wouldn’t call it actual research if all I did was play retro video games from my childhood to help me build both stories. This is actually how I wrote the other stories that I have.

Regarding research for these books, is there anything that has surprised you or completely changed your world view after learning more about it?

Not really to be honest. (Lol)

What aspects of your characters in these books would you say that you relate to on a personal level?

In both books Maria is my now Ex-Girlfriend, but we still get along fine. Ben and Steven in Life’s a Beach are writing pals of mine. In Nemesis, Danny is a childhood friend.

What were the hardest parts of these books to write? And what were the easiest?

In both books the overall story was rather easy to write, but integrating the gaming elements is what made it challenging as it had to make some sense with what was going on. Also, I had to write it in a way that a non-gamer could understand as well.

Were there any significant concepts that you had to edit out of these books that seemed like a good idea in the first draft but became too unwieldy as the stories progressed?

No, not really.

Have you hidden any secrets or Easter eggs in these books for dedicated readers to find?

As with all my books, the careful reader will spot those secret Easter eggs.

Do you listen to music while you write? Did you have any specific albums or songs in mind when you were writing these books?

Yes I do. I tend to listen to a mixture of different genres, but for action scenes I prefer something like Rock or Heavy Metal. For calmer scenes, I go to some slow Spanish music.

What do you think most characterizes or defines your writing? Do you have any writing quirks or themes that constantly crop up in these stories?

Action scenes and a lot of them. I tend to write fast paced adrenaline rushed stories and these two are no exception. Readers will not be bored to death as they will be constantly in action mode and be in the middle of a crazy scene.

How active are you on social media? How do you think it affects the way you write?

I run a couple of groups on FB. They are The Thousand Years War Fan Club for my Sci-Fi series and Gamelit Survival Horror, where I talk about survival horror Gamelit books and video games. Being active with other authors and readers gets me pumped up to write.

Finally, regarding your subsequent projects, will you be writing sequels to these books or do you have other plans for even more books in the pipeline?

There will be more sequels to come for both of these series as they are my main series that are the most popular with fans.

And once again, that’s a wrap! Thank you for giving us insight into your latest book releases Angel, we can’t wait to explore these exciting new additions/genres in each of your ongoing respective series, particularly when it comes to the avid video game players/enthusiasts amongst us 🙂

Bio (in Angel’s own words):-

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“If you were looking for a Sci-Fi writer who is starting out and one that has a lot of heart in what he does, you’re in luck. Bear with me and you might find yourself reading one of my novels, which I promise to be fun in their own individual way. The Thousand Years War series is an idea which is a bit complex, one that I have had since middle school. I try to stay out of reality and write books that will entertain people and take them on epic journeys to give people a bit of a reprieve from their rough daily routine. I see writing as an art, and if you give me a chance, I’ll break the stereotype that reading is boring. I feel privileged to have this talent of being able to create something out of nothing and am sharing it with everyone. So whether you like to read or are an author like me, don’t be afraid to approach me – authors needing advice, or wanting to give me advice, you are welcomed! I’m a person who loves to create, not watch. I love to create worlds and characters. I look forward to connecting with many of you avid Sci-Fi readers and writers alike! For the curious, I’m a humble man who lives in Puerto Rico. I also love baseball and to travel around the island of Puerto Rico.”

You can connect with Angel via the following Social Media channels:-

Facebook:- The Hybrid Nation (FB)
Goodreads:- Angel Ramon Medina (Goodreads Author)
GooglePlus:- Angel Ramon Medina – Author (GooglePlus)
LinkedIn:- Angel Medina – Author (LinkedIn)
Twitter:- Angel Ramon Medina (Twitter)
Website:- Website of The Hybrid Nation

You can buy his books here:-

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If you too would like to be interviewed on my blog at TooFullToWrite and you have a book or a series of books that you would like us to chat about then fill out the Contact Me form here with your details and we can arrange a future interview slot.

Still want more? I will be more than happy to see what I can do for you! Angel’s books contain fantastic and scary creatures across the genres of Sci-Fi and Horror. For more articles on the theme of ‘Creature’ then check out the links by my fellow bloggers below:-

1. sandy bogey trap – In The Shadow Of Birch
2. Pen Stroke – An Amateur’s Maturity
3. Sandmanjazz – Creature Feature
4. pennyforyourthotsblog – Creature
5. Spending Too Much Time Online? There’s an App for That! – The Penny Mason Post
6. CREATURE – A monster Cleveland Abduction – You took 11 years of my life and now I got it back. I spent 11 years in hell and now your hell is just beginning. – The Anonymous Writer’s Notebook
7. A wonderful creature on Earth – Prachi Acharya
8. “Travel, what title?” – Expedition Overlanding Nomadic Adventures
9. copypower – Creature Of Love
10. Jump! – Girl Writing
11. Light Motifs II – Creature Features & Jigsaw Puzzles
12. Opening Weekend: Six Nations – Stephanie Watson
13. Creature Of Beauty – The Icognito Writer
14. Hear Me Roar *Meow* – LFLOP * LiveFree & LoveOnPurpose
15. Notes to Women – Sunrise on the Beach
16. Senryu poem by Melinda J. Irvine – Creature
17. Creatures of habit… – Mum’s the Word Blog
18. Notes to Women – The Letters
19. MY ENDURING BONES – Patience Has Teeth
20. Travel Illustration & Illustrated Map – Italy Culinary Tour: Illustrated Food Map of Arezzo in Tuscany
21. Physical Form – Debbie Gravett
22. First Marriages, First Spouses, Special Creatures – Shelby’s Starlit Crossing
23. A symbiotic relationship – Musings
24. Famous Modern Wedding Dress For Your Body Type –
25. “Wedding anniversaries and a birthday: part #3” (Final) – Expedition Overlanding Nomadic Adventures
26. Wonderful Creatures – Running vs Me
27. Painfully Obvious – Positively Un-broken
28. Cookies & Moo – Daily Prompts, and Challenges, and Comfort Zones, Oh My
29. “Creature” of Habit – In My Own Words
30. Warning – Lovin’ Angels Instead
31. The Lonely Chameleon – Lovin’ Angels Instead
32. Tiny Creature in the Very Vast Universe – Lovin’ Angels Instead
33. The World Outside the Window – Muppet Rock and Roll
34. such a curious creature – Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky
35. nowathome – Creature
36. Everybody wants to be a CAT! – Hannah’s Happenings!
37. Permit of Conviction – Word Filled Woman
38. logicaldreams – Short Story: A Creature of the Organization
39. 14 Days Love Challenge – THE FIERY WORDSMITH
40. Creature Of The Deep – It Happened While Writing
41. Joshua Tree National Park – Wind Kisses
42. Isadora Art and Photography – Snake Scare
43. Endless Flight – The Dreaming Lady
44. Glad I’m Home – Who I Was
45. 3 CONCEPTS OF DOMESTICATION – That Indian Girl in Sweden
46. Sweet tea and mysteries – Bilocalalia
47. Travels Permit… – Nomadchasingwaterfalls
48. On Not Writing – Tripping On Words
49. Creatures of the Night – Ink Soaked Soul – Megha Bhartiya
50. To Catch a Tarantula – Philoniusthunk
51. Run for Your Life – Writer’s block
52. Haibun: Taste Of Spring – whippetwisdom.com
53. The joy and advantages of being occasionally hidden – Bird Flight
54. Those notoriously naughty birdies – Bird Flight
55. Mission Gnat Removal – Quaint Revival
56. MINI CREATURES – Rythemic Vocables
57. Big and Small – Zorbas and the spin-offs
58. Elephants May Never Forget, But The Human Posting This Photo Has A Very Faulty Memory – Tish Farrell
59. ARMY OF THE FALLEN BIKERS – Twisting the Throttle
60. 25 km Apeldoorn – Peter’s Running Blog
61. Gamophobia – Fall Musings
62. My Secret Love is No Secret Anymore – Reflections of An Untidy Mind
63. It’s Back – Leigha Robbins
64. Creature – bushboys world
65. Baby let’s ride – writemebad
66. Animal Parade – By Sarah
67. The Other Side of Light – travel387
68. Amaltheia – By Sarah
69. Who Let the Apes Out? – travel387
70. Habits – Freedom
71. Silence of the Lambs – travel387
72. Footprints Of … – travel387
73. Vaidus World – Innocence Lies Here
74. The Wilderness – travel387
75. Scott Andrew Bailey – Prowling Fox
76. Creature – UNVGW
77. Unexpectedness – Flores Adoption Adventures
78. Love Coach Laura Harju – Keep on growing
79. creature features – deep breath, close your eyes
80. My Garden ~ a Kiwi’s take on life – Trees for Every Living Creature
81. Path before us (2). – Love your life
82. Creature – I am a paradox.
83. Once a Day Photos | – Creature of Habit •
84. Creature – wordsareallihavesite
85. All Travel: Sea, Air, Ground… – Nomadchasingwaterfalls
86. 6 Tips to Help You Succeed as a Leader – Success Strategies
87. As Fragile as an Interrupted Nap – pocket poet
88. The Creature… – Cyranny’s Cove
89. Sweet Creature – A Sip of Poetry
90. The Hockey Mom Fit Life – Super Bowl Sunday
91. CityBarn – The creatures of human beings in 2018
92. Teenage Girl – La Giraffa
93. Wolff Poetry Meditative Poems – No Thorns. No Roses.
94. The Beast – Wilde Places
95. To Boldly Go – a nomad in cyberspace
96. For Sophie – Musings from Melbourne
97. bethlovesblue – How to Spend a Saturday Night
98. One-Word Inspiration: Regret – LFLOP * LiveFree & LoveOnPurpose
99. The Light – A Writers Ramblings
100. { Creatures Shout! } – My Word Soup
101. Loafing – Dangerspouse
102. Life (11) – This is Nobody’s blog
103. What Rhymes with Stanza? – creatures of the couch
104. Prowling Fox – thehouseofbailey
105. We are Monsters – Mistyroads
106. Scott Andrew Bailey – Deep Cold
107. How Many Smiled? – Wings Of Poetry
108. Dinky Dinocorn – Daily Doodle #012 CREATURE
109. Heaven’s Sunshine – Fluttering Butterfly
110. Creature – The Bag Lady
111. Emily K. Martin – Super Bowl, Habits, and Cheese Dip
112. Walk with God – The Creature Within
113. Let There Be Fiction – My Creature D, D for Depression
114. Writing: Let the Creature Within Be Free – Steel City Hub
115. Deep Cold – thehouseofbailey
116. Critters – aroused
117. Na’ama Yehuda – Be a Creature
118. Out of My Write Mind – Featured Creature
119. The Couple – The Unfinished Script
120. Night Owl Poetry – Transformed ~ #poetry
121. Creature, Critter, Creatures, Critters – Ms Teri Blogger’s Awesome, Wonderful, Marvelous, Fantastic, Or At Least Pretty Good Blog
122. The Diary of a Country Bumpkin – Creature.
123. We Are Trustees, We are Creatures – Dream Desire Achieve
124. Edgledge’s Ramblings – Creature
125. Reality Strikes…… – Keep On Moving
126. These People MAY BE Preventing You from Making Progress on Your Goals: It’s time to Show them the Door OR Kick them to the Backseat of Your Life! – Pearls Global Impact
127. the beespeak – Beloved Birds
128. Why daily routines are good for my mental health – Viola’s Daily Musings
129. Sounds Of Writing: Part Three – Leslie Camille
130. A Creature of Habit – The Mysterious Mr. Ebenezer Pope
131. Effort – Around the World
132. Light Words – Daily Post Two Giant Racooms
133. Daily Prompt-Creature – WoollyMuses
134. You are good enough – Toyin Adekola
135. The Fairies and the Mirror (part I of II) – A Twist On Life
136. yi-ching lin photography – tentacles
137. B_ live – Bodies and Earth
138. Awakening – Teresa Berkowitz
139. Pieces of a Puzzle – Musings of a Minor’s Mind
140. negotiating with a baby – 100 Pounds Away – A Journey
141. Cryptocurrency update: Bitcoin now under $8500; Ripple less than 85 cents – Word Play … Poetry in Progress
142. y – in that lumberyard
143. Twenty Four – creature
144. Creature – Covert Novelist
145. For The Love of Firsts – From Sand to Gemstones
146. Trying Goggles on for Size – Author Flawed to Perfection
147. LadyLebz – Dear Millennial, Do You Have Your Sh*t Together?
148. The Two Faces of My Mother – Bipolar Barb
149. After the Super Bowl… – My Loud Bipolar Whispers
150. Pursuit of happiness…/Suzhalgal
151. A Creature of habit – Ripples N Reflections
152. SEX! AND MORE SEX!!!! – suziland too or obsolete childhood
153. Unfairy Tales – Book Review – Curious Cat
154. Success Inspirers World – A frightful creature
155. Musings of a Random Mind – It Doesn’t All Come Out in the Wash
156. Sibling Revelry – I’m a Writer, Yes, I Am!
157. Creatures – Oh, border!
158. paeansunpluggedblog – Creature
159. Your name, beloved – Ta An Speaks
160. Forgery!! – KerDoodle Village
161. Light Words – Sunday Trees 2/4 Featuring A Creature
162. QuietComfort 35 Becomes The Future of Wireless Headphones
163. Stones – Ta An Speaks
164. Last Night – Ta An Speaks
165. Poor Joe – EXPRESSIONS
166. confused creature – Curious Steph
167. The Home Of DJ Sung Mo Koo – “Rabbit In Your Headlight Dreams” by THOM YORKE WITH U.N.K.L.E. Vs. FLEETWOOD MAC
168. Creatures of the creator – Jasperine
169. Dark Places – One Woman’s Quest II
170. Chameleon – The Reckoning
171. The Cat Chronicles – Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Creatures
172. Wallie’s Wentletrap – Fairy Child
173. Narutomath96 – The night patrol
174. Bonkers Away! – Creature
175. NIGHTFALL – lovenlosses
176. G.I.R.L – A rare creature of beauty
177. The AAAmazing Phoenix – Word Play … Poetry in Progress
178. eonyc – Creature-the Strangler Fig
179. Bitten by a radioactive mollusc? – Don’t hold your breath
180. Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss – Cloud Creatures Everywhere
181. Protect My Creatures – From My Lofty Hill
182. Beautiful and Flawed, It’s Time To Forgive. – Knewsy Fighting Boredom
183. Sunday Wordplay : Creature – Words Untwisted
184. Just Listen – cocoa2
185. certain crisis – Full Frame Images
186. Creatures of darkness. – penninglife
187. Writer’s dilemma: What’s the word I’m looking for? – Vignettes from a Writer’s Den
188. El Dorado!!!! – The aspiring, we
189. Complicated creatures – Manu Complicated
190. juantetcts – Daily Post/Creature
191. Swan Sea – Beach Books
192. The Consulting Writer – Top 5 Stupid Products For My Creature, Psycho Cat
193. The God’s Most Wonderful Creature – Jack of All Trade
194. Midnight Calico Farm – Creature
195. Understand The Mystery – emotionsoflife2016
196. One Week – Figuring It All Out
197. Gym Chronicles # 4 – stoneronarollercoaster
198. DRA MARTHA A. CASTRO NORIEGA, MD, FACS “The Exotic Blogger” – Different Kind of Creature Same Love
199. Senryu : Party (a cracked tale) – Cactus Haiku
200. Creature – CheckNotePublish
201. Creature Comforts – Sgeoil
202. What is using Manicotti as Squeaky Toy?!?!?! – What if We all Cared?
203. One Line Sunday- Creature mistake – In my world
204. Men with wings? – Silly Shruti
205. Creature – Megha’s World
206. From your mouth – Wells Baum
207. Creatures of habit – Wells Baum
208. KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog – tracks in snow
209. Mysterious Scaled Creatures – This, That, and The Other
210. We’re rhythmic creatures – Wells Baum
211. DCMontreal: Blowing the Whistle on Society – Randall Musgrave is the Latest Face of Abuse Pain
212. 8 Mile Walk – This Pilgrim’s Progress
213. Everybody’s Strange – authoranonblog
214. thelonerose – Creature of habit
215. Nursery Rhyming – Family Matters
216. Sunset – Revolving Around Life
217. Creatures of worship – Haraya malaya
218. Six-word story: Creature – writingiswonderful
219. Creature – Untamed
220. Canvas Three, Remember this? – Elaine’s Blog
221. Basel – A Paradise for Art Lovers – Journeys of Len
222. Piper’s Adventures – Creature: An Old Bridge
223. Project Me 1st – Creature comforts
224. CONNECTED – Creature
225. The Antagonist – Metanoia in a cup
226. KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog – metamorphosis
227. Gavin Whyte – Creature (Haiku)
228. constant VARIABLE – Creature
229. How Do I Tell You? – Zeckrombryan
230. KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog – on pilings
231. A Story – Writing With Some Ink and a Hammer
232. Creature – Image & Word
233. 17 Ways To Inspire Creativity… – Success Strategies
234. lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown – Creatures under Rain
235. Creature – LIFE
236. fish – Seventeen Syllable Poetry
237. except the voice – Seventeen Syllable Poetry
238. Frank Prem – three from the Museum
239. Frank Prem – lost (yodeling)
240. Frank Prem – studio
241. Values of the Afforestation Areas – stbarbebaker
242. I at the end of Padmavat – ARJUN SHIVARAM
243. AlexJamesWise – Creature
244. Science Traveler – Nikola Tesla the Germaphobe
245. Ink Paths – Fragile-Formed Creature
246. Priorities and Hagrid – IdeasBecomeWords
247. Creature via the Daily Post – Basic AF
248. Silly – This Girl’s Got Curves
249. As the chips turn – Quaint Revival
250. Is Fear Stalking? – The Psalmist
251. Adventure – Writing With Some Ink and a Hammer
252. sonja benskin mesher – . how to recognise holiday makers and other creatures .

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