Interview with PD Alleva

PD Alleva is an alternative fiction author. His novels cross genres, blending mystery, conspiracy, psychology, and action with horror and dystopian science fiction. Alternative fiction is PD’s attempt at describing what readers uncover in any one of his books, a new discovery towards mainstream storytelling. He’s been writing since childhood, creating and developing stories with brash and impactful concepts that he would describe are metaphors for the shifting energies that exist in the universe. PD exists inside of his own universe, working diligently on The Rose Vol. II and exceptional horror novels. Be prepared for Golem, PD’s upcoming horror thriller.

The Rose Vol 1 launches on Oct 7th. What was the inspiration for it?

An obsession with ancient alien theories, alien lore, a love of vampires, and all things science fiction, including the movies Star Wars and The Matrix. My goal was to create a story that delves deep into alien lore while remaining true to the science fiction and dystopian genres. I also have interests and hobbies in quantum physics and alchemy that were part of the inspiration behind writing the novel.

And then there’s the Pulp Fiction literary era, HG Wells, Ray Bradbury, Dune, and Lord

of the Rings; all large influences when writing The Rose, although I consider these to be

more of the foundational influence behind writing the book; stories I haven’t read in close to thirty years that were essential to the youthful PD.

Do you have a set amount of books for this series?

The Rose Vol. 1 is the first book in a planned series that will include seven books across three interdependent series. After The Rose Vol. 2, the timeline will pick up in the ‘Indigo’ trilogy ten years after the conclusion of Vol. 2. After the Indigo trilogy is complete, the third and final installments will consist of a time travel story with the main character being Robyn Winter. Robyn Winter is the leader of the human rebellion in The Rose. Robyn Winter’s series will consist of two books (or volumes) and will chronicle his exploits through time travel.

What type of research have you done for The Rose?

Considering the answer to the first question, there wasn’t a lot of extra research to be done for The Rose. Concepts such as the Akashic Record, the 12th planet theory, Robert Morningstar, Valiant Thor, and The Nine, were given that extra special attention,

although I enjoy adding my own lore, theories, and answers to the age-old alien questions: Why are they here? And, Why do they remain in the shadows?

Your book is a mix of many genres, have you read others with the same mix?

Not with the same exact mix, kind of difficult to find a dystopian science fiction action-adventure thriller that features alien vampires. However, a few influences that have a mix of genres would be The Hunger Games: dystopian and action. I am Legend: dystopian and vampires. VE Schwab’s Vicious and Vengeful: science Fiction concepts with a mix of adventure wrapped in a thriller of a revenge story. Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter and Recursion: science fiction thrillers. John Connolly’s Charlie Parker Series: thrillers with supernatural and horror elements. And then there’s the whole Dan Brown Robert Langdon series: Thrillers and conspiracies.

Tell my readers about Golem, without releasing any spoilers.