Friday, May 24, 2024

Virtual Book Tour: The Dark Court by Vyvyan Evans

 Good morning, everyone! Please welcome author Vyvyan Evans to Full Moon Dreaming today! He is here to talk to us about his new release,  The Dark Court. Vyvyan will be awarding a paperback copies of both book 1 and book 2 of the series to a randomly drawn commenter via Rafflecopter during the tour.  The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. To find the other stops on his tour, go here. Don't forget to look for the Rafflecopter at the end of this post!



Vyvyan Evans



GENRE:  Science Fiction






A genre-blending dystopian, sci-fi mystery-thriller that will make you think about communication in a whole new way.


Five years after the Great Language Outage, lang-laws have been repealed, but world affairs have only gotten worse. The new automation agenda has resulted in a social caste system based on IQ. Manual employment is a thing of the past, and the lowest soc-ed class, the Unskills, are forced into permanent unemployment.


In a world on the brink of civil war, a deadly insomnia pandemic threatens to kill billions. Lilith King, Interpol’s most celebrated detective, is assigned to the case.


Together with a sleep specialist, Dr. Kace Westwood, Lilith must figure out who or what is behind this new threat. Could the pandemic be the result of the upskilling vagus chips being offered to the lowest soc-ed class? Or are language chips being hacked? And what of the viral conspiracy theories by the mysterious Dark Court, sweeping the globe? Lilith must work every possible angle, and quickly: she is running out of time!


While attempting to stop a vast conspiracy on an intergalactic scale, Lilith also faces shocking revelations about her origin, coming to terms with her own destiny.







The next morning, I awoke in my hotel bed in a black mood, this time stirred up by the vestiges of the same goddamn nightmare. It was the feeling of being sucked backward through churning water. That’s what it felt like in the black dream, the one that imprisoned me, night after night. The Stygian darkness of my backward traveling struck with a petrifying chill. A malfunction of my body’s thermoreceptor system. I imagined death would feel just like that. The only way I could describe it. But no white lights. The blackness wasn’t like ordinary dark. It was the infinite purple blackness of a night completely devoid of stars, a moonless sky. So inky that you were sure you could see floating blotches of tarred nothingness, just like when you closed your eyes.


I don’t think Clyde really ever got it, that the sensation of drowning wasn’t just a feeling—in the sense of something imagined, a phantasm, an amygdala hijack. It was the actual feeling of a lived experience, something embodied at a deep level, emotionally rancid, cancerous, growing for twenty years; the feeling of being sucked backward through water in silent blackness. I always had this, these feelings. Intuitive, sensory, primordial. That’s what I did. I knew that’s what made me exceptional. 




AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Dr. Vyvyan Evans is a native of Chester, England. He holds a PhD in linguistics from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and is a Professor of Linguistics. He has published numerous acclaimed popular science and technical books on language and linguistics. His popular science essays and articles have appeared in numerous venues including 'The Guardian', 'Psychology Today', 'New York Post', 'New Scientist', 'Newsweek' and 'The New Republic'. His award-winning writing focuses, in one way or another, on the nature of language and mind, the impact of technology on language, and the future of communication. His science fiction work explores the status of language and digital communication technology as potential weapons of mass destruction.

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1) You’re marooned on a small island with one person and one item of your choice—who is that person and what item do you have?

I would be marooned with my wife and my PlayStation 5 attached to solar-powered generator.

2) Which musical would you say best exemplifies your life – and which character in that musical are you?

The Lion King would be the stage musical, and my character would Simba.

3) What is your idea of how to spend romantic time with your significant other?

An evening candlelit dinner on a terrace overlooking St. George’s Square, in Valetta, the capital of Malta, being entertained by a troupe of jugglers throwing fire torches, while enjoying the warm Mediterranean breeze.

4) When you start a new story, do you begin with a character, or a plot?

Plot and character are symbiotic: a detective story requires a detective, and a cybercrime thriller, in the case of The Dark Court requires a perpetrator of the crime, and a cybercrime investigator. And while the plot invites the character, as the character develops and is developed, they tend to then take on and drive the story, as their character emerges.

5) Who’s your favorite horror villain and why?

Freddy Krueger. He is the ultimate horror villain, as he can’t be evaded or stopped as he attacks victims in their dreams. And he has a devastating sense of humor, albeit of the macabre kind

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