Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Welcome to the Apocalypse by DL Richardson

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. D L Richardson will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.




Book Description


“Players. Welcome to the apocalypse”

Book One – Pandora:

The Apocalypse Games is a state of the art virtual game, yet when it traps over 100 players inside, there’s reason to worry – their simulation pods are designed to last 3 days and the artificial intelligence is taking over.

Book Two – CyberNexis:

When rescue finally arrives, the players are transported to an offsite facility to recover from cyber sickness. Not all the players survived and not all is what it seems. What is CyberNexis hiding out in the desert?

Book Three – Primal Scream:

The disaster known as The Event has plunged the world into icy darkness. Humans can’t survive but a group of mutants can. All signs lead back to the simulation pods. What were they really designed for?

Join these characters on an emotional and fast-paced journey to explore what it really means to survive.



Book Excerpt



Read an Excerpt from Book Two

“Player twenty-one is about to enter the game.”

Orange atoms flashed in front of Jack Minnow’s eyes and he felt the lurch of his stomach as if plummeting from a great height, and he thought to himself, I didn’t choose a game.


These atoms flashed, sparking as if alive with energy, until finally the show was over and the display vanished. Jack noticed his surroundings had shifted from the bright colors of the pod to the dull grays of a hospital room. Rows of beds were situated along two walls and a desk sat at the far end of the room. About twenty beds. No windows in the room. No flowers either, or fruit baskets or visitors for that matter. But the bitter smell of disinfectant and lost hope was abundant.


Other than the overhead vent humming and his sneakers squeaking on the floor, the room gave off no noise. Patients lay in the beds, as still as corpses with tubes sticking out of their arms and mouths. Alive but sedated, giving him a glimpse of what his body looked like from outside of the virtual reality simulation pod.


Impressions didn’t count for anything in this world. Bodies being used for medical or science projects wouldn’t be out of character. They might not be human. Androids. Whatever. Pandora wasn’t offering up any clue as to why he stood in a hospital ward holding a patient chart.


About the Author



D L Richardson writes speculative fiction. She is currently a self-published author of three YA novels “The Bird with the Broken Wing”, “Resident Spy”, and “One Little Spell”. She is also the creator of the apocalyptic/sci-fi series “Welcome to the Apocalypse”, and the novella series inspired by Tales from the Crypt, “The Shivers Novellas”.


A former singer and musician, she credits this stage experience for her ease of public speaking, conducting writing workshops, and appearing on panels. Her books don’t feature the usual tropes and this has earned her many loyal readers.


When she’s not writing she enjoys playing music, watching Netflix, reading, gardening, and walking the dog.


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D L Richardson will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

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  • D L Richardson
    May 10, 2018 at 4:21 am

    Thank you so much for hosting my trilogy tour. I’m both sad and happy to see this story end. Ah, how am I kidding. I’m sad. I’ve spent so long with these characters.

    All the best to you!
    DL Richardson

    • Deborah Bailey
      May 10, 2018 at 11:37 am

      I understand completely. It can be tough to end a series, but there’s more to come with new stories! 🙂 Good luck on the tour!

  • Goddess Fish Promos (@GoddessFish)
    May 10, 2018 at 5:18 am

    Thanks for hosting!

  • James Robert
    May 10, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the excerpt and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters and now my twin daughters who all love to read. We have found some amazing books for everyone. So, thank you!

    • D L Richardson
      May 12, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks for dropping by Robert. I agree that these tours offer a way to find books you’d never find in the mass commercial book stores.

  • Lisa Brown
    May 10, 2018 at 11:16 am

    I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    • D L Richardson
      May 12, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      good luck in the giveaway Lisa