Today, March 13, 2018 is the release date for Dayfall! You can get your copy of the print/ebook novel here, and you can get the audiobook here.

The novel got a good review on Booklist

“This dystopian adventure is highly reminiscent of Asimov’s Nightfall (1941), but completely turned on its head. The skies have darkened, and nuclear winter has descended on New New York City (NNYC). The inhabitants are suspicious and isolated from each other, and there is a grim feeling of despair as people fight for scraps in the struggle to survive. Daylight starts to emerge after decades of inky night, but there is no relief from the relentless terror of a new threat. The sunlight is not a welcome reprieve, but instead exposes raw and anxious nerves as people are being stalked by a serial killer. Detective Jon Phillips must track down the killer and navigate through the palpable fear of a world gone awry because of humanity’s own recklessness. Ares’ debut is more crime thriller than science fiction, but the pacing and suspense will keep readers up long into the endless night.” — Heather McCammond-Watts

And I did an interview for The Qwillery website. You can read the whole interview here, but here’s an excerpt:

TQ:  Describe Dayfall in 140 characters or less.

Me:  Inspired in part by Isaac Asimov’s classic story Nightfall, Dayfall is a neo-noir Training Day with a touch of Philip K. Dick.

TQ:  Tell us something about Dayfall that is not found in the book description.

Me:  It features a plethora of really cool Manhattan locations, most of which are real places. Those settings and the dark/light/ultraviolet visual themes would make for a great-looking movie.

TQ:  What inspired you to write Dayfall? What appealed to you about writing an SF / neo-noir thriller?

Me:  I love classic noir, especially the Philip Marlowe novels by Raymond Chandler (The Big SleepThe Long Goodbye, etc.). But as much as I love re-reading them, they can’t be re-written, so “neo-noir” is the way to go for authors like me. And since I also love science fiction with a psychological bent, like the early works of Alfred Bester and Philip K. Dick, those kinds of elements were a perfect way for me to add the “neo” to my noir.

TQ:  What sort of research did you do for Dayfall?

Me:  I did a lot of scientific reading to find out what would happen to Manhattan (and other Northern Hemisphere cities) if there was a nuclear conflagration between Pakistan and India , and I combed the Big Apple to find those really cool locations I mentioned.

TQ:  Why did you set the novel in Manhattan?

Me:  Because it has those really cool locations, like the Flatiron Building that houses the Macmillan/Tor offices! Also, New York is a great place to start a series, and in my near-future world it is the first major city (before London, Paris, Berlin, and Moscow) where the Dayfall occurs.