Countless Nights of Terror
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Silverblood Demons follows Kylar as he is plagued by demonic dreams that have turned sexual and led him to father three children. What was the inspiration for this interesting and provocative idea?
Thank you so much for asking that question. Since I was Kylar’s age I have been having ‘exactly’ those experiences. Sometimes they would happen day after day, and at other times it would stop for a year or so. After countless nights of terror I began to realise (I’m British, hence the ‘s’ in realise) that despite the supernatural element to the sexual advances upon my body, I would find myself in a weird and wacky way not entirely ‘unhappy’. Part two of the answer is that after talking about this to a close friend that teaches acting classes at her college, (The character Kat in my novel was inspired by this friend) she suggested that I write a book about my experiences and that led to Silverblood Demons being born 🙂
In a whirlwind fashion Kylar is plunged into an unexpected quest to rescue the daughters he never knew he had. What were some influences for the relationship between Kylar and his daughters?
Wow, I never even asked myself that question. Hmm, I guess if I dig really deep, in a flashback kinda way, I’d have to say that the daughter’s my first wife and I lost during her miscarriages may have led to me bringing them back to life in a way that I could reconnect with them again…
There is a lot of well developed characters in Silverblood Demons. Which character was your favorite to write for and why?
Lol, I really can’t select just one without upsetting the rest of my novel’s sister’s and daughter’s etc. They are in many ways, different aspects of who I am in my imagination, or would like to be when faced with real life’s challenges. Sometimes when I’m dreaming I think they visit me (Yeah I know it sound like I’m really ‘out there’ and then again, maybe I am?) they seem to give me clues about which direction I should take in my life.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will that be published?
It’s going to be the 2nd book of the trilogy Daughters of Darkness and is going to be called
Silverblood Sister’s (Yup, that’s a Hungry Monster exclusive title reveal!!!)
It’s currently in progress and I’d like for my cast to hurry up and get their collective acts together by midsummer 2017 so that we can all find out what happened to…
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Twenty three year old Kylar has finally had enough of the demonic nightmares that have been plaguing him since childhood. Deciding to learn why some of them have turned so sexual, he seeks answers at a close friend’s occult bookstore where she reveals to him that he has been used by demons to father three girls while in a semi-state of sleeping. Soon after, he also learns that he has two estranged sisters that have incredible powers and together they set out on a journey that takes them to literal Hell and back in an effort to rescue his daughters. While embarking on this quest, he struggles internally with an existing relationship with his current girlfriend. It becomes further complicated when an ex-girlfriend, Sin-dy, that has never given up on the idea that one day they would be together again, also joins him as they face off several times with the demon Ophelexa and her sidekicks. One of his daughters, a natural born warrior, fifteen year old Amber, becomes an integral part of the battle to take back home not just her siblings, but millions of other teenaged virgin girls held in a ‘Paradise’ in Hell that are destined to be used in a fiendish plot to give birth to more demons and ultimately control all of Earth’s inhabitants. Risking everything for everyone comes along with a heavy price that is paid by all that set out on this epic battle that has more beginnings than endings.
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Posted by Literary Titan
There are reasons why you should be afraid of what goes bump in the night. Our dreams are not always our own and the thought that we may be visited during our sleep is an idea that Turhan Halil explores in the novel Silverblood Demons. Our protagonist, Kylar, is faced with the strange reality that perhaps those overtly sexual dreams he has been having for some time have produced something he wasn’t quite ready for: daughters. Now that he knows about their existence it’s up to him to save them from the demonic world where they have been raised since birth. Kylar learns that demons are very real and that they are more than the stuff of fairy tales and legends. In an almost whirlwind fashion Kylar is plunged into this unexpected quest to rescue the daughters he never knew he had.
While Silverblood Demons is formatted much like a Young Adult novel, the contents are quite above what the average fourteen-year-old should be reading. Love is had and love is lost in the pages of this book. Our protagonist finds himself a father at the tender age of twenty-three. The story is involved and there don’t appear to be any characters created just for the sake of creating them, which is a downfall many authors can find themselves in with such a large cast. Everyone has a role to play and they do so quite well.
However, the tale can be very confusing. The first chapter alone contains such a whirlwind of events it leaves the reader wondering what just happened. This is caused in part by the overly relaxed language used and the sheer strangeness of the events that occur. I feel that a good editor could of helped this novels pacing. The unquestioning nature of those around Kylar as he tells them about his plight to rescue demonic daughters from hell creates an unrealistic atmosphere which can detract from the story. Everyone is too nice, too accepting and too readily involved in such a bizarre turn of events.
One way that Halil shines is the imagination it would have taken to concoct this story. The descriptions are quite well done and the way the characters are all tied together is quite neat. Certain relationships are important in the story and the idea of parenthood is a whole lot easier when your daughters are teenagers. But there’s another quest intertwined with Kylar retrieving his kin. Something that will leave readers quite surprised.
While the grammatical errors can make reading Turhan Halil’s Silverblood Demons difficult, if you’re looking for a light read that you don’t have to think about too hard, you won’t be disappointed. There’s something for everyone: romance, sex, adventure and mystery. It’s a perfect little package wrapped up in not-so-lovely paper. Keep in mind that this is book one in a trilogy so whatever questions you may find yourself asking at the end will sure to be answered by picking up the next volume and giving it a read.
Pages: 266 | ASIN: B00JFOK0GG
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