A MEGA event deserves a MEGA blog post (or two!).
For the past few months, there's been talk about an Area 51 Raid, affectionately called 'Alienstock'. Alien enthusiasts know Area 51 in Lincoln County, Nevada - a highly secure, mysterious military-run area where...something...takes place. Or is hidden. Or is experimented on. Or is created... I'm sure someone knows, but no one is saying.
Needless to say people are curious. The idea behind the Area 51 Raid is that if 1,000 people stormed the location, the authorities couldn't stop everyone. Maybe, by the power of numbers, we'd finally know what Area 51 is hiding.
To find out what happened, do a quick Google search. :-)
Of course, a location shrouded in mystery and secrecy inspires the imagination, and thus We Know the Truth, Do you? was born.
I'm THRILLED to welcome We Know the Truth, Do You? authors for TWO days! Five authors join us today and another five on Thursday, September 26th.
And for more information on the story behind the anthology (and the buy link), scroll down to the end of this post.
We Know the Truth, Do You?
What’s in Area 51? Is the government hiding aliens? Elvis? Maybe the set of the Apollo moon landing? Do you know? We do. Join this multi-genre group as they explore the hidden recesses of Area 51 which up until now have only been whispered conspiracies. Don’t bother with the raid. Stay home, read these awesome stories and learn all you need to know. The truth is just a page-flip away.
First, I'd like to introduce the authors who are with us today...
Harley's Website > http://www.harleyeaston.com/
Harley's Facebook >https://www.facebook.com/harleyeastonauthor/
Harley's Twitter https://twitter.com/Harley_Easton
Harley's Insta -https://www.instagram.com/harleyeastonwriter/
Harley’s Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8506548.Harley_Easton
Harley's LoveRomanceReads page >https://www.loveromancereads.com/harleyeaston.html
Website link: http://www.ChrysFey.com
Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/chrysfey
Twitter link: https://twitter.com/ChrysFey
Link to join newsletter: https://chrysfey.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=fa9b44362c041ead027392a6a&id=df45eb9607
Blog - www.writewithfey.com
Website link: https://cmpetersblog.wordpress.com/
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/cmpeterswriter/
Twitter link: @charliempeters
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/CM-Peters/e/B015D1NEBM
Website link: www.valeriepuri.com
Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/authorvaleriepuri
Twitter link: https://twitter.com/ValeriePuri
Link to join newsletter: www.valeriepuri.com/contact
And now let's get to the fun part!!!
What genre do you write in mostly?
Harley: I write romance, erotica, and speculative - which usually means fairy-tale takeoff or paranormal elements for me. I tend to blend genres. This story was a little speculative and a little contemporary romance.
Chrys: I write romantic-suspense but also urban fantasy, which is the genre for my entry in the anthology - Detective Heavenborn.
CM: Romance and fantasy
Valerie: I write Paranormal, Fantasy, and Young Adult stories.
In three sentences or less, tell us what your story in this anthology is about.
Harley: In the Air Tonight Marshall’s life has been in a weird sort of limbo since he fell apart and left Chicago a few years ago. When a stranger walks into his gas station looking eerily like someone he once loved, Marshall finds himself on an unexpected road trip to Area 51. But when the oddities start to stack up, Marshall realizes this stranger isn’t all that she seems.
Chrys: Detective Heavenborn Who is Detective Heavenborn, and what's inside the package she has to retrieve from Area 51?
Beverly: Road to Eden Pavolok is from a different world and has been tasked with rounding up new colonists during the Area 51 Raid. Amy joined the raid for the heck of it only to find herself transported to a spaceship that really doesn’t live up to her expectations. The pair find themselves unexpectedly drawn together, and they aren’t willing to give each other up.
CM: Cargo After a deadly crash, one of the only remaining soldiers must protect their cargo at all costs. Could Area 51 be the right hiding place?
Valerie: Burner Phone Jimmy signed up for the Area 51 raid as a joke, but soon his pursuit for the truth intensifies. He teams up with a like-minded individual and together, they infiltrate Area 51. Jimmy not only finds himself in the middle of a UFO crash site, but a conspiracy that goes deeper than he ever imagined.
Why this anthology? What is it about Area 51 that drew you to submit your story?
Harley: I really jumped at the chance to work with Terri Wilson on a writing project. I’ve also been interested in the strange and unusual since I was young. I was the kid obsessed with the X-files and listening to Coast to Coast with Art Bell on AM radio. There’s a bit of a nod to that in my story.
Chrys: Why not this anthology? ;) Aliens may creep me out, but a character that I have been writing about for about seventeen years is believed to be an alien by the people in her world (not our world). If you guess this character to be Detective Heavenborn, you'd be right!. I am working on publishing her books, but this story will introduce you to her.
Beverly: I wish I could join the raid but can't, so I just used a bit of my imagination as to what might happen and took it from there. I’m also a US Navy veteran.
CM: It's not usually in my wheelhouse to write about this type of thing and I wanted to try something new.
Valerie: I've always been curious about Area 51 and why it's so well known yet top secret at the same time. The place is an oxymoron. When I heard about the Area 51 raid, it made me wonder what if it really happened? That one thought was my inspiration for my story "Burner Phone." When I learned that Terri A. Wilson was putting together an anthology to celebrate the raid, I jumped on the opportunity to take part and submit my story.
Do you have any personal experience with aliens and/or the supernatural?
Harley: Not with aliens but for sure with the supernatural. There have been a few instances where I’ve had really weird experiences and was told after the fact that the location was rumored to be haunted. I wrote a post for Love Romance Reads last year about my family’s personal ghosts. That post can be found here: https://www.loveromancereads.com/blog/the-comfort-of-family-haunts-by-harley-easton
Chrys: With aliens, no. With the supernatural, yes. I believe I've experienced ghosts and even dark entities/energy. Now, that is some scary stuff! I also have had dream premonitions and intuitive thoughts that have come true.
CM: I've worked on a haunted island. I do not recommend!
Valerie: I'm happy to say I've never had any experiences with aliens. However, that's not the case for the supernatural. I've had my fair share of ghostly encounters.
About the Anthology
In July of 2019, author Terri A. Wilson contacted other authors with a simple idea. “I think it would be fun to create an Area 51 anthology and release it around the time of the big invasion. Maybe a charity anthology- all genres. Any interest?”
The idea caught fire among her writers community, with writers she knew sharing the idea with writers they knew. In the end, 47 authors of all different genres agreed to try their hardest to craft a story that honored Terri’s few stipulations.
In the end, over twenty authors submitted stories to the anthology.
“I am so blown away by the response to this antho.” Wilson said. “The energy is overwhelming.”
Ebook and print versions will be available September 20, 2019 to coincide with the original date of Alienstock and Area 51 Bootcamp, the two major events planned for the Area 51 raid.
We Know the Truth, Do you?
What’s in Area 51? Is the government hiding aliens? Elvis? Maybe the set of the Apollo moon landing? Do you know?
Join this multi-genre group as they explore the hidden recesses of Area 51 which up until now have only been whispered conspiracies. Don’t bother with the raid. Stay home, read these awesome stories and learn all you need to know.
The truth is just a page-flip away. (Heat level varies.)
* All proceeds will benefit US veterans.