Interview with dark fiction author P.D. Alleva

Dark
fiction author P.D. Alleva is here today before the holiday to chat about his
new novel, the first in a series, Twisted
Tales of Deceit
.



During
his virtual book tour, P.D. will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble
(winner’s choice) gift card to a lucky, randomly drawn winner. To be entered
for a chance to win, use the form below.
To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit
his other tour stops
and enter there, too!
Bio:
P.D.
Alleva is an author, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist specializing in trauma,
addiction and mental health. He is the author of several books, including
fiction novels, Indifference and A
Billion Tiny Moments In Time…
, Seriously
Twisted
; These Gods of Darkness
(Poetry), Let Your Soul Evolve (1st
and 2nd ed), and Spiritual Growth
Therapy: Philosophy, Practices and Mindfulness Workbook
(non-fiction).
He
has developed behavioral protocols for addiction and mental health and teaches mindfulness,
Buddhist meditations and manifestation techniques to his patients as a means
and alternative to using pharmaceuticals. Go to spiritualgrowththerapy.com to
learn more. Mr. Alleva offers a special discount on his video tutorials for his
readers, so please use Promo Code 7474 for a special 90% discount.
He
is currently in private practice with his wife, Lisa. He lives with his wife
and children in Boca Raton, Florida.

Welcome, P.D. Please share a little bit
about your current release.

Twisted Tales of Deceit is the first
book in the Beyond the Chamber Door
series. The book features three stories, The
Calculated Desolation of Hope, Somnium and Knickerbocker
, tales that
chronicle a dark influence on human hearts, dreams and the human ego. The
series features multi-genre, independent stand-alone stories in each
installment within a universal theme that blends adventures of good vs evil,
light vs dark and a shared spiritual philosophy.

What inspired you to write this book?
I’ve always been intrigued by the concept of a dark influence on our
choices and actions including the dark hearts of the powerful and corrupt, as
well as the consequences of an inflated ego and karma. Knickerbocker (the featured story in this book) is a retelling of
Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy
Hallow
with a modern day twist. I’ve worked in the addiction field for over
a decade and used the industry as a theme for the characters who are consumed
with an inflated ego that ultimately leads to their downfall. The Calculated Desolation of Hope was
influenced by a dream I had a few years ago. The story chronicles young and
innocent hearts and how power and manipulation steals their dreams. Somnium was influenced by my daydreaming
antics in school. It is a story of Charlie, a young, lost dreamer who’s
influenced by a demon in his mirror who dangles Charlie’s dreams to force him
to bend to his will.



Excerpt from Twisted Tales of Deceit:
The Horseman kicked his steed,
raising his sword as he barreled toward Crane.
“Shit!” Crane said and started to
run. “What the fuck is going on?”
Galloping hoofs slammed against the
ground, picking up speed. Crane’s heart jumped and pounded in his chest. His
face was as ashen as the blood that had rushed to his pumping heart. The sound
of hooves came close, too close, and he heard the backswing of the sword. Crane
jumped and landed right into a headstone, smashing it to pieces. His head
immediately started to bleed.
The Horseman stopped and dismounted.
Crane’s vision was blurred, but he
could see the Horseman coming at him, sword in hand.
“What do you want from me?” Crane
yelled, starting to cry, the pain in his head and the fear in his heart too
overwhelming for him to shove down and forget about.
The Horseman approached quickly, his
boots stomping on the ground with a heavy thud. Crane scampered to get to his
feet, cutting his hand on the broken headstone. The sound of the Horseman’s
sword, that metallic ting, rang in Crane’s ears, offering him only a split
second to react.          
The Horseman swung that mighty blade
toward Crane’s head.
Crane leaped away, and the sword cut
through the headstone.
“Cut my head off!” Crane gathered
strength through anger, his adrenaline pumping, bringing clarity to his foggy
mind. Crane jumped at the Horseman, slamming into his torso. Both fell to the
ground. The Horseman dropped onto his back, his sword leaping from his hand.


What exciting story are you working on
next?

Book Two, Presenting the Marriage of
Kelli Anne & Gerri Denemer
, a dark fiction love story, was just
released. I’m currently writing book three, titled The Rose, a dystopian sci-fi novel about alien vampires at the tale
end of World War III. The Rose is
also a prelude to a trilogy I’m currently writing titled The Indigo Trials. Book Four in the series is about a 1940’s
socialite whose sculpture comes to life after a break up with the love her
life. Title is Golem. There will be
nine books in the Beyond the Chamber Door
series. Although each book is independent elements, themes and characters will
continue throughout the series, ultimately leading to a romp through hell in
the final book. My interests have always leaned towards sci-fi, romance, dark
fiction, and gothic horror. I’m also a conspiracy theorists and a student of
spirituality, philosophy, theology and quantum physics. Of course I include
these interests in my books.

When did you first consider yourself a
writer?

As
far back as I can remember. I’ve always been a writer. Between short stories,
poetry, fiction and non-fiction, my passion for the written word and the
creative process has always been what brings the most joy into my life. I wrote
a story in second grade about an escaped Hamster who years later terrorizes the
school in search of its owner. I wrote my first novel in sixth grade.

Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?

Full
time writer, part time psychotherapist in private practice. I wake up around 5
am every morning and begin the creative process; basically listening to music
to get myself in the right mood for whatever story I’m currently working on. I
write for at least two hours every day, and often three to four hours. I’ve got
a lot of stories to tend to. Also a big part of being a writer is promotion, I
spend a lot of time creating and sending out social media posts, promoting and
of course book tours. Psychotherapy days are on Saturdays and Wednesday and
Monday evenings. I also have four children so my days are hectic and often
wild. Hence the 5am wake up call.

What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?

Getting into character. Music always drives the mood required to delve into the
story. My wife always laughs at me, standing in the backyard, head phones on
(every once in a while I jump into an air guitar solo) staring into the
unknown. I’m Italian too so the hands come up along with the thoughts pertaining
to the story.

As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?

Full time writer, able to pay the bills and live the dream by writing novels
that truly make a grand impact on the reader and society.

Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?

There are so many interesting stories on the way so feel free to follow my
social media accounts for updates on new releases. And please support indie authors;
we’re an eclectic group who toss our hearts and souls into a ring of fire. Encouragement
and positive reviews make our days. Thank you for reading my post, I’m grateful
for it.

Links:
Amazon | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Thank you for being a guest on my blog!

Thank
you for hosting Lisa!!!


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18 thoughts on “Interview with dark fiction author P.D. Alleva

  1. PD Alleva says:

    Thank you Lisa for hosting. I'll be stopping in throughout the day to answer any questions and reply to comments. Hope everyone has a wonderful day. Thank you for attending.

  2. James Robert says:

    Good Morning! Thank you for the book description.These tours are great and we have found some terrific books so thanks so much.

  3. Bernie Wallace says:

    Would you ever like to see a movie made out of your book? I hope your book is a success. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. Historical Writer/Editor says:

    You have a great writing process. Using music is the perfect idea for setting the mood. Your characterization looks like it's well-developed.

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