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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Escape to A Parallel Dimension or Another World by Evelyn Lederman

Hi! My name is Evelyn Lederman. I write Paranormal-Science Fiction Romance and YA Science Fiction. I was thrilled when I was asked to do a guest blog for Romancing the Genres during their Scifi/Futuristic/Post-apocalyptic Romance month. Talk about true escapism!

I am a long-time reader who was fascinated when authors told me their characters talked to them. At first I thought they were a bit strange, but it was a common theme among the authors I met attending various conventions. You can imagine my surprise when six-months into my early retirement the same thing happened to me.

In February 2014, I was driving to play tennis when I recalled a real life conversation that took place outside Sedona, Arizona between my older sister and a friend. It was about parallel dimensions and String Theory. All of a sudden five girls started talking to me about being raised in this dimension, but their parents were dissidents from another world.

Thus the Worlds Apart Series was born. In this series I have a parallel dimension of telepathic beings. The world is controlled by mind control telepaths and the parents of the heroines left their world to escape the government they tried to overthrow. One by one my young women return to the Troyk universe to discover their telepathic powers and soul mates. The first time soul mates touch it is electric, when a closed telepathic channel opens between them. When they make love for the first time, their brains excrete a hormone that takes them to their next stage of telepathic abilities.

In ‘The Crystal Telepath’, the second book in the Worlds Apart Series, I created a horrific dimension populated by vampires. This world was so popular, I spun that realm into its own series. The Nightshade Saga is my best selling series. ‘Nightshade’ will be available for free via Amazon Kindle 9/2-9/6/2016. The first two books are also on audiobook.

My paranormal-science fiction is also considered New Adult. This is due to the age of my heroines, their lack of parental support, experiencing true love for the first time, and the journey they all travel. All my characters literally transform throughout the books.

Writing my YA series, The Zaratan Trilogy, allowed me to develop a space opera while maintaining the parallel dimension theme for my adult books. The trilogy starts with ‘Selected’ when aliens attack Earth and demand our children. It is written 3rd person through a 14-year-old girl’s eyes who is selected.

This year I was also asked to write a novella for S.E. Smith’s Magic, New Mexico Kindle World. I used elements of the world she created and was able to work a parallel dimension into the story. By doing this, it gave Susan’s readers an idea of what my books were like.
I hope you enjoyed a taste of what I write. My website is http://www.evelynlederman.com

Please visit me and find out more about my books.


Sarah Raplee said...

Evelyn, I love your parallel dimensions concepts! I've always been intrigued by the possibilities. Thank you for Guesting at RTG!

Diane Burton said...

Love how everyday occurrences/conversations can lead our minds into a story. Parallel dimensions reminds me of Doctor Who and Rose. Loved/cried during the last episode.

Evelyn Lederman said...

Thanks for the comments on the parallel universe concept. Love Dr. Who as well.

Judith Ashley said...

Evelyn, Thank you for guesting with us at Romancing The Genres. I was talking with my best friend less than an hour ago about parallel universes and how that concept factors in to our dying. Do we die? or do we travel to a parallel universe? Will we have to die to find out?