Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Author Interview: Michael Brooks

Today we have a special feature interview with Michael Brooks in support of his Conversations in the Abyss blog tour. Conversations in the Abyss is the sequel to the 5 star rated supernatural thriller The Cult of Me. Let’s see what Michael has to say.


1. Please tell us what Michael Brookes is all about.

At the moment I'm all about work and writing. For work I am an executive producer for a leading UK game developer. And writing (and associated promotion) fills the rest of my time. I'm very lucky to be able to devote my time to the two things I enjoy.

2. What's the new book "Conversations in the Abyss" about?

Conversations in the Abyss is about a man who steals Lazarus's miracle and gains immortality, but at a price. The price is a fire that burns within his flesh and for his crime he is imprisoned within the walls of a monastery.

There he retreats to the abyss, a place so deep within his mind it borders life and death. There he discovers some of the secrets of the universe.

And to top it all he is the only person who can stop the coming apocalypse.

3. Is this book part of a series or standalone?

It is the second book in 'The Third Path' trilogy.

4. What can you tell us about the Cult of Me? Does the name have a particular meaning?

'The Cult of Me' is the first book in the trilogy. It tells the story of man who grows up with the power to invade and control other people's minds.

The name reflects his powers and how he uses them. I also thought it sounded good!

5. How long have you been writing?

I've written since my teenage years, mostly short stories. It's only in the last 2 years I've taken it seriously and started to put my work out to the public.

6. From where or whom do you draw inspiration?

The current trilogy was inspired by John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. For me that book is the greatest story ever told.

7. What advice would you give new or aspiring writers?

Keep writing. Learn about writing. One of the best aspects of writing is that you will always continue to get better.

8. Who do you see as your ideal reader?

Me :-) If the story I create doesn't interest me then I will not show it to anyone. After that it is my test readers, their feedback is an invaluable part of the writing process.

9. Tell us about your writing process. Are you a planner?

I am, I'm a great believer in planning the book before I start writing. Of course, as with any plan, things change as the story progresses, but having the plan means that I always know what the next step should be.

10. Where can readers find "Conversations in the Abyss"?

It is available from Amazon:

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BCP08JU/

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BCP08JU/

11. Where can readers find out more about you?

You can follow my blog at: http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/

You can also follow me on Twitter: @TheCultofMe

Thanks for featuring me.


Conversations in the Abyss is the sequel to the 5 star rated supernatural thriller ‘The Cult of Me’

Stealing Lazarus’s miracle gifted him immortality. Combined with his natural ability of invading and controlling people’s minds this made him one of the most dangerous people on Earth.

But the miracle came with a price. His punishment was to be imprisoned within the walls of an ancient monastery and tormented by an invisible fire that burned his body perpetually. To escape the pain he retreated deep into his own mind.

There he discovers the truth of the universe and that only he can stop the coming Apocalypse.