Introducing author R.L. Blalock
I'm excited to announce the next new addition to the Cadicle Universe: R.L. Blalock!
The Fallen Dynasty series will follow Airion Dainetris. That's right—this series is about what REALLY happened to the Dynasty. So yeah, get ready for a fun ride!
About the first book
A mysterious girl will change the course of an empire...
The Fallen Dynasty series is set 200 years before the end of the Bakzen War. Airion Dainetris, the third heir to the Dainetris Dynasty, only wanted to escape his family obligations in the outer colonies. But after finding a strange girl with incredible powers, Airion is thrown into a war he didn’t even know was brewing. As everyone turns against them, Airion and his new friend Bryn must find a way to uncover an ancient secret and bring justice to Tararia.
A brief chat with the author
Below is a brief Q&A so you can start getting to know R.L. Blalock and some of her interests.
When did you first develop an interest in writing?
I first got interested in writing way back in middle school. My best friend and I bonded over a shared love of reading. We loved the same books and loved to talk about them which evolved into writing some really bad fanfiction. We spent soooooo many sleepovers writing and plotting and giggling. It’s some of my best memories from childhood. I still have some of our writing. It’s amazingly cringy, but how could I not love it? Don’t get me wrong, though. It will never see the light of day.
Do you have any books already published?
I do. I started my publishing career writing in the post-apocalyptic genre with my Death & Decay series. I still love zombies, but being locked into such a dark world for months on end, it takes a toll on you. Sci-fi really started calling my name. I came up with a story idea back in high school and after I started publishing the idea became more and more insistent that it be heard. So I’m currently in the middle of publishing a series called Under A New Sun set in a greater universe called Galactic Genesis. I love the entire universe. There is so much to explore, so many stories to tell, and so many great characters. I’ll be busy for a very long time.
What attracted you to the Cadicle universe?
Oh man. That’s like asking me to pick my favorite book. The telepathy and powers were really interesting. I’m a sucker for government conspiracies and cover-ups. Seriously, I love a good conspiracy theory. Spaceships and epic battles. I was hooked on all of it. So when I got a chance to be part of the universe, you bet I pounced on that in a heartbeat.
What are some of your other fandoms and interests, books or otherwise?
I’m a big fan of Battlestar Galactica and The Expanse (finally season 4!!!!!). Oh, can’t forget Godzilla and Jurassic Park either. Give me spaceships, monsters, or mechs and I’m in heaven. I drop everything I’m reading when something new comes out from M.D. Cooper and Lindsay Buroker. And if I’m not reading or writing, I’m probably playing video games. Story-based RPGs like Horizon Zero Dawn or The Last of Us are exactly my jam. Or I’ll might be reliving my childhood playing Pokemon with my daughter.
Please join me in welcoming R.L. Blalock to the Cadicle Universe!