For Kaeden Parish, life in Solace has always followed certain rules—everything makes sense, everything can be planned for, and everything is as it seems. Unfortunately, the secret harbored by his gorgeous, albeit guarded girlfriend is about to shatter all of that.
After a successful attack on his life opens his eyes to a world of war, shadows, and supernatural creatures—a world he didn’t plan for—Kaeden finds himself resembling the sort of monster he has always feared. As he desperately struggles to resist a new temptation, danger draws ever nearer, threatening the ones he loves most. A prophecy tells of a final battle and great destruction, and Kaeden must decide which side he is on, a choice that could mean the end of the world.
In Book 1 of the Solace Series, P.K. Gallagher pulls readers into a realm where good and evil are at war, and the outcome of it all rests on one young man’s decision to either go and live…or stay and die.
Targeted Age Group:
14 – 22
How did you decide to create a trailer and what was your experience?
I initially decided to make a trailer for my book because I wanted to reach as many people as I could through as many media as I could access, and it turned out to be a really novel experience. I’m not a very visual person, usually, so trying to create a video trailer was a little hard for me. Still, though, I enjoyed bringing together the different elements like sound and text and effects to create something that really embodies the spirit of my book.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This book began as a character development exercise but quickly grew as I saw the opportunity to analyze the human tendency to look only at the small picture, to ignore the problems we all face in favor of clinging to our own prejudices and preconceived notions. I wanted to tell a story that both examines the reasons behind this while warning against the terrible repercussions that can occur as a result. At the same time, I wanted to write a story about the paranormal, something that has always interested me. The result of these desires is Cerberus.
Despite writing stories that take place almost exclusively in New England, 22-year-old speculative young adult fiction author P. K. Gallagher has lived in the suburbs of the south her entire life. It is to this that she attributes her love of the fantastic and the supernatural–writing such things was her favorite escape from the banality of Suburbia. Gallagher graduated from Florida A&M University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and currently lives in Atlanta where she continues work on her series and standalone projects.