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UF Author John F. Allen's heroine Ivory Blaque's top 5 rules for living in her world


Hello, my name is Ivory Blaque and welcome to my world!

I live in a world very similar to your own, but HUGELY different in the fact that aliens, mythological gods, super powered beings, masked vigilantes and preternatural creatures EXIST!

To live in my world, is NOT for the faint of heart, or weak of mind, body and spirit.

However, there are forces for good to combat the dark forces which threaten us and I’m one of the-…never mind!

So, since it appears that you’ve decided to visit my world, perhaps I should give you a few rules to help ensure your survival, especially since I may not be around to save your tail.


– I would think that it would go without saying, but I’ve learned that sense isn’t so common as it used to be. I’m not saying ALL preternaturals are EVIL. As a matter of fact, my boyfriend is a werewolf. But, as a generally rule, humans are their source of food and entertainment, so you should never look them in the eyes, make threatening gestures and most definitely err on the side of caution where they’re concerned, AT ALL TIMES!

– I know you’re thinking, didn’t this chick just say her man is a fur-face? Well yes, I most certainly did. However, let it be known again that there are most definitely exceptions to the rules. Although I’d strongly advise against pushing that particular envelope, if you know what I mean. What makes my situation a bit different that the average woman, is that I’m…well, I suppose you should read John F. Allen’s novel, The God Killers to find out!

– Again, I’d think it would go without saying that not only do the freaks come out at night, but the monsters do too! So, all of you Nightowls who like to go galivanting around at night in dangerous parts of town, should think twice and STAY HOME!

– If you have fond memories of being with your grandma at the market and seeing the newsprint magazines on the stand at the check out counter, yes that was my life, only to be told that the stories within were fantasies, then guess what? YOU WERE HOODWINKED! All of the conspiracy theories, alien abduction rumors and Batboy stories were 100% TRUE!

– Some of the myths about preternatural creatures are true and others, not so much. Vampires and werewolves are highly allergic to silver. Garlic only makes vampires smell funny and become even more angry. Zombies require a shock to the brain or decapitation. Immortals can only be destroyed if they are decapitated and their remains disintegrated. And, the only way to truly kill a mythological god is to CALL ME!
A great new blog tour featuring a fantastic rising talent in speculative fiction awaits you, celebrating John F. Allen’s The Best Is Yet to Come, an exciting new collection featuring an array of stories in urban fantasy, fantasy, science fiction, horror and more!

by John F Allen  (Author) 
September 29, 2019
190 pages

Publisher: Seventh Star Press, LLC
Enggar Adirasa (Cover Design)
 Featuring ten stories collected for the first time ever, The Best Is Yet to Come, presents nine years of creativity spun from the mind of John F. Allen. Action and adventure are ever present in these stories, but be prepared for some drama, horror, fantasy and science fiction as well. 

This volume includes a holiday story, “An Ivory Christmas,” featuring Ivory Blaque, Allen’s bold heroine from his acclaimed urban fantasy series The God Killers, and the center of his literary universe, The Ivoryverse. 

Also included are: 

“Forest of Shadows” the debut of a fabled, ancient warrior named, Jaziri, Prince of Kimbogo Province. 

You may want to think twice before venturing out into the dark woods of rural Indiana in “The Legend of Matchemonedo.” 

A young, set assistant of a 50’s science fiction serial gets to embark on the journey of a lifetime in “The Adventures of Star Blazer.” 

A young woman in late 1970’s Indianapolis, learns to be careful what you wish for in “HoodRatz.” 

When a woman struggles to care for her ailing father, she discovers the truth behind her troubled past in “The Sweetest Autumn.” 

Long ago, a noble samurai finds forbidden love with a beautiful, ebony skinned princess in “The African Princess.” 

A mysterious, military operative is sent on a covert mission in Egypt, when he encounters an alien monster bent on revenge in “Lazarus.” 

Forty years ago, a young boy discovers that family means everything in “The Chocolate Malt.” 

The Best is Yet to Come also features the special bonus short story, “Witch Way is Up.” 
Explore the words of John F. Allen today! 

About the author
John F. Allen is an American writer born in Indianapolis, IN. He is a founding member of the Speculative Fiction Guild and a member the Indiana Writers Center. He began writing stories as early as the second grade and has pursued various forms of writing throughout his career. John studied Liberal Arts at IUPUI with a focus in Creative Writing and Literature, received an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force and is a current member of the American Legion. John’s debut novel, The God Killers was published in 2013 by Seventh Star Press, and he has had several novellas, short stories and articles published since. He is also an avid reader, accomplished visual artist and Jazz music aficionado.

John currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Tour Schedule and Activities 

1/13 MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape Author Interview 
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1/17 Beauty in Ruins - She Leads he Reads Guest Post 
1/18 The Literary Underworld Guest Post 
1/19 The Seventh Star Blog Guest Post 
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