Book Give-Away ~~ Interpretation by Dylan Callens

Dylan Callens’ new book comes out August 1st.  He is have a book give-away and here are the details.   

Three (3)  paperback copies  of Interpretation to three lucky winners!!
Offer is valid until August 4th, 2017
The winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter.
He will email the winners and post the winners’ names on my website.
No purchase is necessary.

Participants can enter at:


Carl Winston awakened to find his son, Liam, screaming with fear. Trying to understand why, Carl tried to soothe him. Neighbors gathered in front of Carl’s apartment to help – until they saw him. The crowd cowered back, afraid of this monster before them. 

Carl ran. His life of luxury was ripped away. Forced beyond the city limits, Carl saw a land bereft of life. Traveling in search of answers, his quest came to a sudden halt when he collapsed. As darkness shrouded him, a figure hovered from above. 

Traveling along the same route, Eva Thomspon found Carl and nurtured him back to life. Together, they continued the journey, finding out that their lives had too much in common to be a coincidence. As their affection for each other deepened, an unknown nemesis attempted to remove their only source of happiness – their love for each other.

Interpretation is a dystopian fiction that explores hope and happiness in the bleakest of conditions and what happens when it’s torn away.

Excerpt: Carl closed his eyes and tried to laugh at himself.  Barely a squeak left his mouth.  What was he thinking, trying to enter this godforsaken wasteland by himself with no supplies?  Still on his back, he dreamed about opening a bottle of Ocean Surge.  Wet bubbles danced against his tongue, bathing his taste buds with refreshing fruit-infusion – small bursts of happiness made his lips sing an ode to joy. 

But forget that fantasy; sulfur-ridden tap water would be just as good.  Carl knew the taste would not equate, but its effect would invigorate.  Carl smiled, his eyes wide open, staring into the dimming sky, into the nothingness that surrounded him.  Gulp after glorious gulp of imaginary liquid until he couldn’t keep up, showering his face with it until a puddle formed around him.  That puddle turned into an ocean and Carl sank to the bottom, his faint breath weakening further.  The light grew dimmer.  He tried to reach up, to reach out of the depths of his hallucination, but his arms felt too heavy, as if the pressure at this depth couldn’t be overcome. 

A shadow hovered over him.  Carl tried to speak to it, but words didn’t make sense.  The shadow spoke back with a meaningless, muffled slur…..

Author Bio:

Dylan Callens lands cleanly. That would be the headline of a newspaper built with an anagram generator. And although Dylan is a Welsh name meaning god or hero of the sea, he is not particularly fond of large bodies of water. His last name, Callens, might be Gaelic. If it is, his last name means rock. Rocks sink in the sea. Interestingly, he is neither Welsh nor Gaelic, but rather, French and German. The inherent contradictions and internal conflict in his life are obvious.

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