Wednesday, May 28, 2014

VALCORIA BOOK TOUR


"Jason King weaves powerful stories that grip the reader to the last word with a perfect blend of amazement, fear, love, and destiny..." ~James Wymore, author of Theocracide and The Actuator 



ABOUT THE BOOK

History repeats itself like a song. The verses may vary, but the melody is always the same. 

The eastern empire of Aukasia has a new leader, a man who means to bring war to all the land. Yet, even in all his bloody ambition, he does not realize that he is but the puppet of a greater evil. 

Only the Kalyra - The Children of the Crystal Star - can stand against what's coming. Only they can protect the world of Valcoria from the mad hatred of the fallen god, Aedar. 

A new verse of the song has begun. The last verse...





PURCHASE



ABOUT THE AUTHOR



*Jason King is the author of Valcoria, Lure of Fools, and Thomas Destiny. Other books attributed to him are an error. 

Jason King wishes he was raised on a desert planet by his aunt and uncle and watched over by a mysterious old recluse, but his life is much duller than that. He supposes that’s why he started making up stories. Born in Salt Lake City Utah, Jason grew up on a steady diet of anime, science fiction, Dungeons and Dragons, JRPG’s, and chocolate cake donuts. He pretended not to be a nerd just long enough to get married and start a family. And although dismayed by the revelation that Jason was a geek, his wife stuck with him and they are now the proud parents of four beautiful children. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in I.T. Management and is currently the Internet Marketing Manager for a local bookstore chain, but he is determined to one day quit his “9 to 5” and write full-time. Jason has two indie books; “Valcoria Children of the Crystal Star” and “Thomas Destiny,” but “The Lure of Fools” is his first published novel.


This tour was hosted by Worldwind Virtual Book Tours

Follow the rest of the Valcoria tour here!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Black Bear Lake Tour!



ABOUT THE BOOK

Adam Craig, a forty year-old stock trader in Chicago, finds his marriage teetering on the rocks and his life at a standstill. Desperate and on the edge of personal collapse, Adam takes the advice of a therapist and travels to his childhood family compound on Black Bear Lake with hopes of making peace with his past. Stepping onto the northern Wisconsin property, he relives the painful memories of the summer of 1983, his last summer at the lake. 

In August 1983, a self-conscious fifteen year-old Adam carries a world of worry on his shoulders as he arrives at Black Bear Lake for a month long family reunion. Between anger and fear of mother’s declining health as she quietly battles a quickly spreading cancer and his cherished cousin’s depression over her parents’ bitter divorce, Adam is swept up in smothering familial love among the multiple generations and heartbreaking misunderstanding and betrayal. The arrival of a sensual but troublesome babysitter throws the delicate balance of his family into a tailspin. Blinded by his attraction to the newcomer, Adam fails to see his cousin's desperate cries for help and the charged electrical current running through his family's hierarchy. Crushed in the middle of it all, Adam is forced to learn that there's a fine line between self-preservation and the strength of family blood, all the while unaware of the impending tragedy that will ultimately change his life forever.

PURCHASE




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Leslie Liautaud is the author of Midnight Waltzes (2006), He Is Us (2008), The Wreck (2009), SALIGIA (2011), The Mansion (2012) and Summer Nights and Dreams (2012). She is also the author of the coming-of-age novel, Black Bear Lake (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2014).
Leslie is originally from Kansas City, MO where she worked in the performing arts. Currently, she divides her time between between Key Largo, FL and Champaign, IL with her husband, three teenage children and three rambunctious dogs.

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Inquisitor Boost & Giveaway!



ABOUT THE BOOK

When Allison is asked to play Cinderella-turned-Fiancee at a Halloween ball, the last thing she expected was to be accused of murder on the same night. She has to find the killer and quick, or she'll be put to death for the crimes she didn't commit. To make matters worse, the victims are all werewolves.

On the short list of potential victims, Allison has to act fast, or the killer will have one more body to add to his little black book of corpses.


There's only one problem: One of the deaths has struck too close to home, and Allison's desire for self-preservation may very well transform into a quest for vengeance...





PURCHASE THE BOOK



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

RJ Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning.

When she isn't playing pretend, she likes to think she's a cartographer and a sumi-e painter. In reality, she herds cats and a husband, and obeys the commands of Tsu Dhi, the great warrior fish.

In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Should that fail, her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until she is satisfied.

Favorite Books & Series

In no particular order:

Anne McCaffrey's Pern
Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar & Gryphon Series
Jim Butcher's Codex Alera
Brandon Sanderson's Elantris
Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega & Dragon Bones
Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time


ENTER THE GIVEAWAY



Thursday, May 8, 2014

Port Starbird Book Boost & Giveaway!



A current Quarter-Finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Awards!



ABOUT THE BOOK

Storm Ketchum, a damaged emigre to the coastal town of Avon on North Carolina's Outer Banks, is in love with his town, his island, and the sea, and vehemently opposed to the coastal development juggernaut that's sweeping across the modern-day Banks. He's an ardent admirer of Hemingway and of the Hatterasman, a rugged, self-sufficient abstraction from old-time Hatteras Island lore. He hates his name, is not a private eye, and isn't in fact any kind of detective at all - until he's forced to become one by extraordinary circumstances. 

On the verge of losing his modest waterfront home to an unscrupulous developer, Ketch stumbles onto the scene of a nonviolent crime that might coincidentally expose the perpetrator of an unsolved murder and enable him to save not only his own home, but also the similarly threatened bohemian boatyard community he's inexorably drawn into. And in case Plan A fails, he's hard at work on a Plan B that's both laudable and pitiable - if he can't stop them from seizing his property and ruining what's left of his historic town, he's hell-bent on turning the event into a political statement, by converting his bungalow into a new and embarrassingly prominent landmark. 

His allies include a loyal dog, a salty charter boat captain, the sketchy denizens of the boatyard, and an alluring dive instructor who may or may not have a hidden agenda. With the help of this motley crew, Ketch struggles to make sense of his new reality, while trying to save some of the things that really matter along the way.



PURCHASE 



ABOUT THE AUTHOR


I've been daydreaming about being a writer for quite some time. I wrote a novel that I tried to shop to
traditional publishers back in the Nineties, but it went nowhere (partly because it was admittedly not that good, now that I look back at it). But I thought I could do better, so after I retired from my previous career, I tried my hand at it again. The result was "Port Starbird" - and though I think it's good enough to be traditionally published, I chose to initially take the indie author route. Amazon makes it easy to do that nowadays, which I greatly appreciate; I like being free from corporate control; and I like being able to express myself freely and write about a place that's special to me - North Carolina's Outer Banks region. If you live in OBX, or like me have been there and would rather be there right now, you might enjoy my books!


ENTER THE GIVEAWAY




Tuesday, May 6, 2014

CAREFUL - Blog Tour



ABOUT THE BOOK

For two decades Tyler Gibbons has been keeping a secret from his family. At the tender age of sixteen, Tyler embarks on a student exchange program. Sent to the Andean city of Ambato, Ecuador, he finds daily adventure as he tries to fit in at school, connect with his host family, and navigate through a world of beaches, volcanoes, and jungles. But tucked deep inside this year are events so profound, so unexpected, they forever shape the man he will become.
Now, 25 years later, his mother pulls these soaring tales from her son, exposing, for the first time, the source of a deep unhappiness. While these memories contain the wounds of an unresolved past, they also possess the power to heal his painful present.
Thoughtfully crafted and boldly told, Tyler’s journey takes the reader on a wild South American adventure, while illuminating a mother’s unyielding power to heal her child.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Randy's Website / Goodreads / Twitter

A performer, playwright, and producer Randy founded The Beggars Group in 1999. During the following decade he produced over two dozen productions including; The Expatriates, Do It!, and Theadora, She Bitch of Byzantium.

Plays he’s written include; New Year’s Resolutions, Homlessness Homosexuals and Heretics, Testing Average, Kill The President, Armor of Wills, and The Dwelling.

Randy is currently completing his novel careful, which will be released in May 2014.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Two Performance Artists Blog Tour





ABOUT THE BOOK

Hank and Larry are performance artists in San Francisco's underground performance art scene. But when the mind-numbing grind of their corporate jobs drives them over the edge, they plot the ultimate revenge: to kidnap their company’s billionaire CEO and brainwash him into becoming a manic performance artist.


Fueled by the author's performance art background, Two Performance Artists is a screwball dark comedy about best friends determined to tackle the American Dream with fish guts, duct tape, and a sticky AK-47.


Two Performance Artists is the first performance art novel by a working performance artist, tackling themes like fame, narcissism, and criticism, which are all timely in our "watch me!" age of reality TV, Instagram, and YouTube.


A first-round finalist in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, the book straddles several genres—it's a madcap adventure, a pulpy action novel, a caper comedy, and a "bromance" for sure. One early reviewer called it "Office Space meets Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas meets Jackass."



PURCHASE




ABOUT SCOTCH WICHMANN

            Performance artist SCOTCH WICHMANN was launched into the American art scene 23 years
ago with his debut piece, SNORTING MOUSE FUR, and he's been going strong ever since. Nominated with his performance troupe for Best Comedy and Best Stunt at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival, his work has become known for its surrealism, physical endurance, and Dadaist comedy at galleries and fringe festivals around the world.



            For more about Scotch, visit:

            Website and blog: www.scotchcomedy.com

            Twitter: @scotchwichmann

            Instagram: instagram.com/scotchwichmann

            Facebook: fb.com/scotchcomedy