I'm thrilled to welcome Lizzy Ford, author of Omega, to the blog today. She was kind enough to join us and answer some questions.
Tell us about the main character. Who is Alessandra?
She’s the last Oracle of Delphi responsible for stopping the warring Greek gods from destroying humanity. She possesses the magic of a god but can’t access it until she passes three trials assigned to her by the members of the Sacred Triumvirate. Aside from grappling with this new world and getting a crash course in what powerful people will do to get what they want, she also has to figure out who to trust - and quickly, because the fate of everyone rests on her shoulders.
What’s your dystopian world like in Omega?
Okay, here’s the bigger picture! It’s like our world in terms of technology and modernity– but slightly different! Omega is set in Washington DC, the seat of political power for the world.
At the top of the food chain are the gods and the Supreme Triumvirate which governs the interactions between gods and humanity and creates and enforces the laws. The Supreme Triumvirate consists of the Silent Queen, (whose royal Greek bloodline was blessed by the gods) the Supreme Magistrate (the elected leader of humanity) and Supreme Priest, the gods’ advocate to humanity. Each member of the Triumvirate is powerful and secretly working against the other two members, and all three of them want to find Alessandra for different reasons.
Five years before Omega, a war breaks out when the Greek gods and goddesses are trapped on Earth, unable to return to their home dimension. Determined to have their own territories to rule, they begin infighting, and humanity is caught in the crosshairs.
The loose coalition of the Supreme Triumvirate has been unraveling since then, and each member begins preparing to take over what is left of the world. The Silent Queen has created a hidden army, while the Supreme Magistrate is positioning the military for a coup. SISA, the religious police who can make anyone disappear and who answer to the demigod Supreme Priest, have been manipulating the wars between the gods to further his agenda.
All three of these entities have spent the past five years politically manipulating the scene and preparing for war against the others – and the gods. They’ve also been waiting for one thing: Alessandra, the next Oracle of Delphi, who is the key in who ultimately wins.
Omega opens with Alessandra appearing on the scene as an eighteen year old Oracle with no concept of how important she is or the trials she’s about to face.
Omega is listed as Book #1. How many books do you have planned?
Three in the series, with companion short stories and novelettes preceding each main book.
Who is your favorite Greek God/Goddess?
I love Artemis. She’s strong, able, feminine, wise, and loves nature.
If you could visit any fictional place, where would you go?
That’s a toughie! Maybe to the world of Elizabeth Bennet in “Pride and Prejudice” (but only if I can also be Elizabeth!
What’s your favorite TV show or movie?
I love Doctor Who!! I love how imaginative it is and how unpredictable!
What’s your go to comfort food?
Anything baked or homemade! I love sweets.
Where can readers find you online?
Lizzy’s links online
Website – new: http://www.LizzyFord.com
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/lizzy-ford
Lizzy Ford is the author of over forty titles written for young adult, new adult and adult romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling “Rhyn Trilogy,” “Witchling Series,” “Zoey Rogue” and the “War of Gods” series. Lizzy’s books span multiple subgenres of romance, to include contemporary, paranormal and dystopian, among others. She began her self-publishing career in January 2011 and clocks between 80,000-120,000 words a month on projects destined to be published as well as pet projects she writes and squirrels away in secret folders!
In 2014, Lizzy launched an erotica line under the name SE Reign and hopes to branch into the mystery genre in a year or two. Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring. Her books have been featured in Publishers Weekly, Romantic Times, Glamour UK, New York Review of Books, USA Today, Huffington Post, Kirkus Reviews, and many other places. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, sister, three dogs and a cat.
Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords.
October 25, 2015
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In a modern world ruled by territorial Greek gods, the human race has been oppressed, exploited and now, nearly destroyed by the constant infighting of gods.
However, a human girl with the power of a goddess is coming of age. Alessandra is the Oracle of Delphi – the last prophesized – and bears the mark of the double omega. Soon after she turns eighteen, Alessandra is told her destiny: to step between the warring gods and the human race and save her world from certain ruin.
For the gods, her appearance marks the beginning of the end – their end. They and the Triumvirate – leaders of the human elite – who serve them will stop at nothing to preserve their power.
Alessandra emerges from the forest where she spent her life hidden from gods and men and immediately plummets into a race against time, gods, and herself to discover who and what she is in a world where everyone she meets has a hidden agenda, and those pulling the strings remain in the shadows.
Before she can determine exactly what kind of savior her world needs, she must first master her power by completing three trials devised by the Triumvirate to enslave her.
One lone girl stands between warring gods and the people she’s destined to protect, but it’s the battle to understand who she is that she must win first.
About the Author
Lizzy Ford is the award winning, internationally acclaimed author of over thirty five books written for young adult, new adult and adult romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling Rhyn Trilogy, Witchling Series and the War of Gods series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.