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Sunday, April 7, 2024

Interview: Science fiction Author Dennis Scheel + giveaway

Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author? What is something unique/quirky about you?
I have an interesting surgery scar down my back.

Also, I love, and use, old sayings a lot.

Where were you born/grew up at?
I have lived a few places, like in Sweden, but grew up, and still live, in Denmark. In the city of The Little Mermaid fairyrale author, Hans Christian Anderson.

If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
Just like when I was diagnosed with Diabetes, I would enjoy everything I could do on the last day, so I would have no regrets. Unfortunately, one day isn’t enough to pen all the stories I still have to tell…

What kind of world ruler would you be?
Denida, the main character of my books, is a good example. He fights against impossible odds with his determination intact and his moral compass at the center of everything he does.

What are you passionate about these days?
Getting this story and the fourth book in the Underworlds series out there!

What do you do to unwind and relax?
I enjoy videogames. Lately, I’ve been trying some VR games. I’m especially fond of story-driven games. I love everything that can weave a compelling story, including movies, games, and books.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Writer, Gamer, Diabetic, Determined, and Imaginative.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I always wanted to be a writer, but never technically became one until 2017. I wrote a story when I was 13 years old, but I considered myself more of a poet back then.

Do you have a favorite movie?
There are many movies I adore, so my answer depends on the genre: drama, action, horror, thriller, etc. But one of my favorites is The Godfather.

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
I think this book would be better fit for a movie, especially when compared to the rest of my novels.

A search for a way home becomes a journey into his father’s past.

No Way Back (The Underworlds Book 1)
by Dennis Scheel
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy
A search for a way home becomes a journey into his father’s past.

When an ancient Gate transports his son, Daniel, to another world, Denida follows, thinking it will be an easy matter to bring his son home safely.

As they travel from world to world, Denida starts to wonder just who he is and why almost everyone knows more about him than he does about himself.

At home, his wife and friends send a robot to follow Denida’s tracks but treachery undermines their efforts.

Through magic, betrayal, and Darkness Denida fights his way toward home, it’s no longer a matter of missing his wife but of preserving his home and all the Underworlds from evil.

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Chapter 1- A Strange New World
Winter, a new beginning for the Underworld, a season that would change everything forever. Dan, a scientist, had been experimenting on a mysterious Gate in the Underworld. When his close friend Denida had first discovered the structure, following the war with the Dark Angels, Dan didn’t think much of it. “It’s just some ancient construction,” he had said. Who would’ve thought it was made of an unknown alloy? Dan now smiled down at all the chemicals he had used to try to stain the material to identify it. None of them even reacted with it, but it’s cold, like metal. He eyed the towering, two-story Gate. There’s something special about it; I just know it.

Today, after his logbook’s twentieth recorded try, Dan flipped a switch, and the Gate lit up. Dan danced in excitement while his assistants laughed. I can’t wait to call Denida! He eyed the myriad power cords connected to the Gate with a chuckle. Three near electrocutions, and one downed power grid… He laughed. - but now, it’s finally perfect.


Denida stopped at the door of Dynasty, his mansion, as his cell phone vibrated.

“Denida?” Dan asked as Denida picked up the phone. “I made progress!”

“How so?” Denida glanced at his watch.

“I made a new discovery. You’ll want to see this.”

Last time he called me about the Gate, it was to tell me that he found a way to connect it to a power source. Denida rolled his eyes. An hour later, they still had no idea how to turn it on.

“It’s important this time; I swear,” Dan spoke with that voice he only used when he was begging on his hands and knees, usually for additional funding.

Sounds like it’s worth checking out this time. Denida bit his lip and sighed heavily. “Alright, I’ll stop by before I head into the office.” Denida hung up the phone, his heart beating a little faster with excitement. Maybe it’s something cool about the alloy. Dan told me it could have some amazing potential as an energy source.

Denida pocketed his phone, ready to hurry off, but Nina sat at the dining room table with slumped shoulders.

“Nina?” Denida sat down beside her.

She faced him with a furrowed brow.

Denida’s heart sank. This must be serious; Nina’s always in control.

“Daniel,” she replied shortly, her bitter tone betraying a bit of frustration.

“What’s wrong? Where is he?”

Denida wanted to brush him off, but if Dan really had made a breakthrough with the Gate, it was too tempting to pass up.

“I don’t know, Denny. He’s always running around, up to no good.” Nina sighed and peered down at her tea. “This morning, he tried sneaking into the military headquarters and the Colonel called me to send the butler to pick him up.”

Denida’s jaw tensed. Not good. “I will have a word with him after work. Dan insisted he has something imperative to show me now, before I head to headquarters. I must tend to that, now.” Denida kissed Nina goodbye. The grounds are huge, and Daniel knows every hiding place around Dynasty. Denida grunted. I’ll talk to him tonight.

About the Author:
Writing about myself… oh, the horror!

As a Christmas Child, I believe magic is everywhere, especially during the winter, and I try to weave that magic into my stories. After all, my firm belief in karma and destiny has shaped who I am, so it should guide my stories, as well.

I was born and raised in Denmark, but faced many challenges during my life, one of which was my inability to write my stories in Danish! I’ve had my stories brewing in my head since I was a child and struggled for years to express them properly. After recovering from a diabetic attack that left me hospitalized, I managed to find my writer’s voice in English, and am thrilled to now have the ability to share my tales with you.

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed the interview. This book sounds really good. The cover art looks amazing.