Welcome to Realm Explorers!  In this weekly series, we visit a variety of unique worlds created by talented science fiction and fantasy authors.  Enjoy your travels!  And don’t forget to read to the bottom of the post to find out more about each author and see how to purchase the featured book. 

Author’s name:   Aimée Marie Bejarano
Title of book and/or series:  Aiden Jenson Presents, The Gateway (part one)
Brief summary of the story:  
A single mother’s world comes crashing down when a paranormal creature appears through a supernatural gateway in her home.  The creature kidnaps her eldest child then returns for another on the same day of the week. Meanwhile, a popular journalist, Aiden Jenson, on a new assignment will go toe to toe with this creature to get the story. But one thing he wasn’t expecting. He’s beginning to care for more than just his impending deadline. When all of Grace’s children are stolen, she and Aiden know they must enter the gateway.
Brief description of the world or location you created for this story:  
The world is an alternate dimension, a realm belonging to the creature. The more you read, the more you realize it is in some part of hell. It is a blazing hot, rocky surfaced dome with an ambience of red throughout.
If we were to visit the gateway as tourists, what would you recommend that we see or do there?  
I’d recommend you hide within the shadows so you’re not seen.
What dangers should we avoid in the gateway?  
You must avoid remaining in the creature’s realm too long as it is extremely hot. You must also avoid allowing the creature to know of your presence or you may wind up lost in his realm forever.
Is there a distinct or unusual type of food or meal that we might be served in the gateway?  
No. Food and water is withheld in the gateway.
What types of weaponry or fighting styles are common in the gateway?  
You will see a good deal of fighting with double edged swords within the gateway.
What types of vehicles, animals, technology, etc. are used to travel in or to the gateway?  
It is far too hot for any sort of technology to last within the gateway. Anyone can enter but it doesn’t mean you can escape.
What types of plants, animals, or sentient races might we encounter in that gateway that we don’t see on Earth?  
You will encounter a worm which dies not. It has no eyes and merely uses its senses to find fresh meat.
What role, if any, does magic or the supernatural play in the lives of people in the gateway?  If there is magic, please give some examples of what it involves or how it’s used.   
There is a great deal of supernatural elements in this story. For instance, some question the existence of portals and this story explores what happens when one is opened. No one seems to know how or why at first, but when the gateway materializes, smoke arises and a paranormal creature steps through to earth, you will see all the supernatural details of the story.
Has anything in your actual life inspired the locations, cultures, etc. in your book?  
Just a dream. I fell asleep one evening and had a frightening dream.  That’s when Aiden Jenson Presents, The Gateway came to fruition.
What, if any, “hot-button” or controversial topics do you touch on in your book?  The existence of God, Jesus and Satan is a big topic. It is an ever growing controversial subject. Some have their own version or belief of God while others may not believe in Him or in Satan at all. That is spoken of in great detail.
Author Autobiography: Reverend Aimée Marie Bejarano is a Christian YA Author of inspirational, historical fiction and paranormal thriller/horror novels. She’s a country girl living in the great state of Texas. Aimée’s a musician and has worked with the youth for years. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys cooking, and gardening. Her inspiration comes from the Lord and delves into good books, movies and things of the supernatural and paranormal enlightening people to what God’s word says on the controversial subjects. On cool evenings, she loves taking leisure walks. Writing is not only a calling but a means to get away into the world of imagination. Aimée is an ordained Reverend and loves the youth, personal prayer and welcomes prayer requests.
Aimée began writing at the age of 16 when home schooled. A simple creative writing assignment turned into a book.
Where, and in what formats, can we purchase your book(s)?  Please include links.
My novel can be found not only in kindle but in paperback at a considerable discount.  My author link here www.amazon.com/author/aimeebejaranois the best way to find both the kindle and paperback.
Where can readers connect with you online? 
Author and Friend Page- Facebook.com/aimeemarie.bejarano
Book Page-  Facebook.com/Jesusoftheparanormal
Twitter-  @Spokenamos
Myspace- Myspace.com/author.aimee
Pinterest pinterest.com/Spokenamos

Blog-  Aspiretobewhoyouweremeant.wordpress.com 
I hope you all enjoyed the trip to the gateway.  Questions about the world or the book?  Ask them in the comments and the author will get back to you!  

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Please join us again next Monday for a trip to another world, in Realm Explorers Part XCXIV!
-Annie Douglass Lima