Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Shadow Soul By- K. Williams Book Sale, Interview & Giveaway

The Shadow Soul
The Trailokya Trilogy #1
By- K. Williams
Genre- Epic Fantasy

The Shadow Soul is the first part of The Trailokya Trilogy, a fantasy series that follows the rise and fall of fabled races and souls at the junction of three worlds: Zion, Earth and Jahannam. K. Williams weaves a tale that will leave you questioning long held convictions about the human legends of Heaven and Hell. Are you ready to enter the gates of Zion and learn the truth?
Captain Maiel is a duta warrior of Zion, a race of giant, winged guardians and chroniclers of the lesser souls. Maiel’s assurances are shaken when she nearly loses a young human girl to the dark forces of Jahannam, the prison realm where the lowest beings reside. To avoid answering to the leaders of her world, Maiel seeks refuge on Earth, but she is pursued by a baron of Jahannam intent on destroying her. Can she be saved before time runs out? Or will she be sacrificed to secure the borders of Zion and to hide the lie her journey uncovers?
With each step further into darkness, long held secrets are revealed and shadows rise from the past to challenge absolutes.

Check out these other titles from K. Williams on sale for a limited time for just 99 cents!

Blue Honor -


OP-DEC: Operation Deceit -


About the Author-
Born in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she continues to reside, K.Williams embarked on a now twenty year career in writing. After a childhood, which consisted of voracious reading and hours of film watching, it was a natural progression to study and work in the arts.
K attended the State University of New York at Morrisville, majoring in the Biological Sciences, and then continued with English and Historical studies at the University at Albany (home of the New York State Writer’s Institute) gaining her Bachelor’s Degree. While attending UA, K interned with the 13th Moon Feminist Literary Magazine, bridging her interests in social movements and art.
Currently, K has completed the MALS program for Film Studies and Screenwriting at Empire State College (SUNY), and is the 2013-2014 recipient of the Foner Fellowship in Arts and Social Justice. K continues to write and is working on the novels of the Trailokya Trilogy, a work that deals with topics in Domestic Violence and crosses the controversial waters of organized religion and secularism. A sequel to OP-DEC is in the research phase, while the adaptation is being shopped to interested film companies. Excerpts of these and more writings can be found at: .


Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

George RR Martin, of course! I would like to read the Game of the Throne Series sometime soon. I started watching the television series as an introduction. I haven’t had much time to look at everything that has come out in a very long time. I have a lot of projects on my hands and much research to do to complete them. Can we have a few extra days in the week? Or longer days? I haven’t even found time to read Harry Potter yet. This makes me sad. I am so out of the loop at the water cooler. 

What are your current projects?

The rest of the Trailokya series, books 2 and 3; OP-GHO: Operation Ghost, a sequel to my second novel OP-DEC: Operation Deceit. I also have a project I plan to start researching for in the fall--East India Company. Following that, perhaps a sequel to Blue Honor--a new Trailokya series that goes off to another planet...not sure yet. My mind is constantly considering the options.

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

My boss. She was the final person to convince me to go back and get my degree. She told me to pursue what I wanted and that that mattered more than getting a degree in something marketable. So, I chose Film studies and screenwriting, something I’ve wanted credentials in for a long time.

Do you see writing as a career? Absolutely. My second book is being shopped for film rights and the interest is good. I think Trailokya would be an interesting film, if not a series. I will always be writing, even if it doesn’t pay the bills.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

Not a thing. I’ve deliberated over each one a great deal and am absolutely positive they are what they need to be. I don’t start writing until I feel I have something worth writing. I’m very excited about Trailokya, because this time, I was finally able to spread my wings and write without fear of consequences. There may be those who the text upsets, but I cannot write my story based on possible negative reception. I’m not sure if coming to this decision was enabled by the genre, or maturity. I don’t necessarily regard my former work as censored, so it may be that I feel more willing to try things in a fantastical setting. There are no historical mores and limitations to hold me back. So, genre might be. On the other hand, I felt very afraid to share this story from the time I penned the screenplay up until I decided to do that novels. I really didn’t want to do books when I did the screenplay. I thought maybe I would try short vignettes, but those never got past the first pages, except for one called Marna which was absorbed by Burning Down, the second Trailokya. There was just nothing short about the subject. Perhaps now I might think of some instances in which to pen side stories, such as the guardians and their units on missions; historical to the universe tales. 

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I was always interested in reading books. So, I believe that mingled with the particular films and television I watched growing up through the late 70s and through the 80s, made a recipe for that end. My first attempts were in 1990. Books were always wonderful things that took you places you might never get to see in your lifetime, the same with films and TV. Most certainly with fantasy, you get to things that only exist in imagination, and for a moment, you’re there and they’re real. Legend, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal--the entire Disney Canon--then my shelves filled with similar stories--a Hobbit Poster (Rankin-Bass) on my bedroom wall as a child--did I mention my mother read the books when she was carrying me? She did, and when I was finally able to read them, they were like deja vu. So, I believe I was born this way and the rest of it was something I was drawn to because it fed the need.

What would you like to tell my readers?

You will not be disappointed by Trailokya. Get this book! 
It’s a mix of the mystical and fantastic with a drop of science for extra measure. It is a series unlike anything you’ve read yet. Crossing the lines between horror, paranormal, fantasy and science fiction, it’s a reader’s dream sundae. This story is going to transport you to a new world and take you on a fantastic ride.

You can start reading the first 30 pages on, and peruse the companion on Wattpad.. 

I hope that you enjoy Trailokya as much as I did writing it. I look forward to hearing your input on the Wattpad Companion (it’s a live document that you can ask questions on and interact with me).


  1. Thank you for hosting me today! I'm super excited to bring my new book to your readers, and offer them a chance to win a copy.

    I'm looking forward to questions and comments.

  2. I love the sound of this one "The Shadow Soul" is a series I have to get into now. Very intriguing sounding. I also like reading the interview.

  3. Grand, Felicia! I had so much fun writing this series.

  4. I feel for her in regards to her reading time! I never have enough--and I haven't finished the Harry Potter books either!

    1. I tried to start the works of HP Lovecraft this month and it's been hard to get very far. It's good to hear that I am not alone on the Potter books. I look forward to them very much.