Saturday, October 30, 2021

Descent to Hell by Nic Parker - Book Tour

Book Blurb

A man forced to enter mankind's most feared territory … a child dragged into the underworld!

When Charlie Ward's beloved niece is kidnapped by an atrocious demon he has to find the secret gateway into the one place every human wants to stay away from: Hell!

Armed only with courage and determination Charlie has to survive in a forbidding place filled with despair and anguish. He must face challenges no mortal should ever have to undergo that threaten to destroy his very soul.

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Author Q&A
1. What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author?
Definitely my seven cats, if they’re into the mood to play nothing will stop them from wreaking havoc in the house and Kylie usually brings her favourite toy, taps me on the arm with a paw and gives me her saddest look so resistance is futile

2. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Don’t listen to the nay-sayers who think someone from a working background can’t send in a manuscript to a publisher and someone from a small village can’t become a writer – f**k them all and do your own thing!

3. If you could dine with any literary character, who would it be and why?
Dr. Hannibal Lecter, because he is one of the most fascinating characters in literature ever and he has the best taste in food – erm, vegetarian dish for me, please

4. What are your top 5 favorite movies?
John Carpenter’s The Thing, Demons 2, Skyfall, What’s Up Doc?, Blade Runner (this is by far not true as I have about three hundred favourite movies)

5. If you could live in any time period, what would it be and why?
I guess I would go back to the 80s, because the creative output regarding movies and books, especially in the horror genre, was extraordinary and I still love neon and pastel colours and the music remains unsurpassed

6. When did you write your first book?
Guess I must have been around eighteen and I still have the – typed! – full manuscript somewhere in the house, it’s around 240 pages

7. What sparks your creativity/how do you get your ideas?
Anything and everything can get my synapses to spark. A minor character in a movie or book, someone I see on the street, a report on the news, a certain object of art or a painting, a quirky encounter… the input never ends

8. If you could have a dinner party with 3 other authors, who would they be?
Thomas Harris, Clive Barker and John Connolly (he’s one of the most entertaining people ever)

9. If you could travel anywhere in the world to write, where would you go?

10. Do you have a favorite food/snack/drink when writing (or anytime)?
I couldn’t exist without coffee, I love classic Coke but when I’m writing my hands are usually busy so no snacking except maybe a white tartufo from Laederach or Antica Torroneria to accompany my espresso


Nic Parker was born in 1971 and lives in a rural part of Germany with her husband and seven cats. She fell in love with England on a school trip and has been travelling to the UK frequently ever since.

She worked in various jobs, can tell a good garment from crap, can help you find the perfect bra, knows which hotels not to book and knows the tricks of the insurance industry but her favourite job is as a bookkeeper.

Her love for horror stories and anything dark and decaying developed early in her childhood with comics and the old classic movies. The 80s were the most formative years for her when she hunted every gory video nasty she could find and started reading Clive Barker. Her taste for music is still mostly stuck in this decade, as is her undying love for neon and pastel colours.

She was already writing stories as a teenager but was disheartened by people telling her that as an outsider you don’t have any chances of being published. She learned not to trust the nay-sayers and to rather follow her dreams.

Writing is pure escapism for her and she’s happiest when she can conjure up new worlds and nasty characters.

Her hobbies include reading, movies, art, gardening, cooking and travelling to meet with friends.

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