Thursday 13 March 2014

Dark Luminance by E M McDowell Blog Tour, Guest Post and Giveaway!

Title : Dark Luminance
Author : E M McDowell

Dark Luminance
Quantum energy. Unlimited power. Humanity’s salvation.

The Frameway Project promises all of this and more, and Mackland Luther is guiding the project to its final culmination. On the eve of what promises to be their biggest breakthrough, Mackland and his friends, Billy and Sean, prepare the test that will provide the almost limitless power needed to take the human race into the future.

Initial success and excitement quickly turn to horror as the Frame goes out of control, ripping Mackland and his friends from their world and depositing them in a world that is completely different yet strangely familiar. Along with Lily, a hard-charging security guard that was caught by the Frame along with them; and Grizzly, a rough yet gentle survivalist they meet in this new world, Mack and his friends must figure out some way to understand and undo whatever brought them here if they ever want to return to their own world.

But first they must survive an increasingly dangerous world full of undead drug addicts, giant mutants, and a relentless telepathic madman who will do anything to get his hands on the Frame for his own purposes.

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Guest Post!

Dark Luminance is the story of Dr. Mackland Luther and his companions battling undead mutants and a telepathic madman in an attempt to get back to their own universe after an experiment gone horribly wrong.
We couldn't get a hold of author E.M. McDowell for a one on one interview, (word is that his publisher has him chained in a dark room with nothing but a laptop and a bowl of pretzels) but we did get a few pages from the journal of Mackland Luther, found at the site of his latest experiment.
Read on for an excerpt from 'Dark Luminance'.

Post-Experiment- Day 2

Zombies? Really?
Jerrington just got done giving us the condensed version of how this little slice of hell came about, and I’m still trying to figure out if we’re crazy…or if he is. Maybe both, but dammit, I saw the zombies (Psidead, I think he called them) with my own eyes this morning. Hell, I had one about to snack on my foot before Jerrington and his hunters showed up, so who am I to judge?
Apparently they had some kind of drug epidemic that not only killed people, it brought them back to life, or something like it, and they now roam around in packs, looking for people to snack on!
What I do know so far is this: We seem to be on some type of parallel world to our own, with similar geography, history, and even individuals; however, it took a significantly different turn at some point, leading to this dying world. If it weren’t for the zombies and mutant beasts, this would be a quantum theorist’s dream.
I still have nothing concrete to explain how the Frameway portal brought us here, but at least we have a basic plan. If we can get the Collector to find the piece or pieces of the power pack, we have a chance of activating the Frame and getting off this world. Billy seems confident that he can do it, and he hasn’t let me down yet, so I’m hopeful. If it works, there is a very slim chance we can get back to our own world, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself.
Although they saved our asses, Jerrington still gives me a bad vibe, and I can’t put my finger on it. The whole time he was talking to us, I kept getting a feeling as if ants were crawling all over my head. Not really an itch, but some kind of crawling along my scalp. I thought it might have been lack of sleep, but as soon as he left, the feeling went away. The others had similar reactions, so I want to keep an eye on him until I know more.
I can barely keep my eyes open, so I’m gonna hit the rack. Hopefully tomorrow will bring some answers without a new batch of monsters to deal with.

P.E. Day 2 -Still–

Dammit! More of the damn mutant animals attacked us before I could even get to sleep, and now Sean is lying here torn and bleeding with a bunch of crappy stitches courtesy of yours truly. We just can’t get a break since we arrived here! None of us has had more than an hour or so of sleep with the constant attacks and the stress from constantly staying on edge.
Luckily Lily heard the little bastards before they completely ambushed us, or we might have all ended up a lot worse off. Sean is pretty bad, but as long as his wounds don’t get infected, I think he’ll be okay. At least, I hope so.
Well, I need to calm down and hope the adrenaline rush wears off before morning so I can get some kind of sleep. What the hell have we gotten into?

       E.M. McDowell
Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, E.M. McDowell first started writing in high school, consisting primarily of sappy poems aimed at impressing girls. A four year stint in the Marine Corps pushed literary endeavors to the background, where they remained for the next twenty-odd years, until they were uncovered by a mild mid-life crisis. 

In the intervening years, he has worked in various technology jobs, and is currently the technology manager for a small county government. 

Married for twenty-two years to his best friend, and blessed with two wonderful daughters, he works to balance his writing while living in a house full of women.

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