Blog Tour Review: The Accident by Chris Pavone

The Accident by Chris PavoneIn New York, in the early dawn hours, literary agent Isabel Reed is reading frantically, turning the pages breathlessly.  The manuscript—printed out, hand-delivered and totally anonymous—is full of shocking revelations that could bring down one of the most powerful men in the world, and initiate a tremendous scandal implicating multiple American presidents and CIA directors.  This is what Isabel has been waiting for: a book that will help her move on from a painful past, a book that could reinvigorate her career . . . a book that will change the world.

In Copenhagen, CIA agent Hayden Gray has been steadfastly monitoring the dangers that abound in Europe.  His latest task is to track a manuscript—the same manuscript that Isabel is reading.  As he ensures that The Accident remains unpublished, he’s drawn into an elite circle where politics, media, and business collide.  On the one hand, the powerful mogul who has unlimited resources to get what he wants.  On the other, a group of book professionals—an eager assistant, a flailing editor, an ambitious rights director, and a desperate publisher—who all see their separate salvations in this project.  And in between, the author himself, hiding behind shadowy anonymity in what he hopes is safe, quiet Zurich.

In this tangled web, no one knows who holds all the cards, and the stakes couldn’t be higher: an empire could crumble, careers could be launched or ruined, secrets could be unearthed, and innocent people could—and do—die. Continue reading

Blog Tour Review: The Isolation Door by Anish Majumdar

The Isolation Door by Anish MajumdarNeil Kapoor, 23, is desperate to create a life beyond the shadow of his mother’s schizophrenia. Years of successive relapses and rehabilitation’s have forced his father into the role of caretaker and Neil into that of silent witness. But there is no light within this joyless ritual, and any hope for the future rests on finding an exit.

Amidst her latest breakdown, Neil attends drama school in pursuit of a role that might better express the truth of who he is. What started as a desperate gambit becomes the fragile threads of a new life. A relationship blooms with Emily, and each finds strength – and demons – in the other. New friendships with Quincy and Tim grow close and complex. But the emotional remove needed to keep these two lives separate destabilizes the family. Neil’s father, the one constant in the chaos, buckles under the pressure. Enlisting the aid of an Aunt with means and questionable motives, Neil plies ever-greater deceptions to keep the darkness at bay. But this time there will be no going back. As his mother falls to terrifying depths a decision must be made: family or freedom?

In this powerful fiction debut, Anish Majumdar shines a much-needed light into the journey of those coping with serious mental disorders and the loved ones who walk alongside them. Incisive and filled with moments of strange beauty, it marks the arrival of a unique voice in American letters.

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Blog Tour Review: The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein

One summer night in prewar Japan, eleven-year-old Billy Reynolds takes snapshots at his parent’s dinner party. That same evening his father Anton–a prominent AmericanThe Gods of Heavenly Punishment architect–begins a torrid affair with the wife of his master carpenter. A world away in New York, Cameron Richards rides a Ferris Wheel with his sweetheart and dreams about flying a plane. Though seemingly disparate moments, they will all draw together to shape the fate of a young girl caught in the midst of one of WWII’s most horrific events–the 1945 firebombing of Tokyo.

Exquisitely-rendered, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment tells the stories of families on both sides of the Pacific: their loves and infidelities, their dreams and losses–and their shared connection to one of the most devastating acts of war in human history.

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Review

I’m not normally a reader of war novels and thankfully The Gods of Heavenly Punishment is more than a war novel. The war itself drives the novel forward and pieces together the entangled lives of all the characters, but the story is more about the heartlessness of war, heartbreak, resilience, and human nature. The Gods of Heavenly Punishment is a detailed historical fiction that doesn’t shy away from the harder side of war and life. Continue reading

Blog Tour Review: PostApoc by Liz Worth

PostApoc by Liz WorthSole survivor of a suicide pact, Ang has fallen into an underground music scene obsessed with the idea of the end of the world. But when the end finally does come, Ang and her friends don’t find the liberation they expected. Instead, those still alive are starving, strung out and struggling to survive in a world that no longer makes sense.

As Ang navigates the world’s final days, her emotional and physical instability mix with growing uncertainty and she begins to distrust her perception in a place where nothing can ever be trusted for what it seems to be.

Bleak and haunting, “PostApoc” blends poetry and punk rock, surrealism and stark imagery to tell the story of a girl wavering at the edge of her sanity.

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Guest Post: The Ideas That Haunted Me To Write Storm Dancer

Storm Dancer Virtual Tour with Rayne HallToday we have author Rayne Hall on BA with a guest post about her ideas for writing her newest release, Storm Dancer. Click through the above banner to see other stops, what else you can learn about Rayne Hall, and more about her characters during the tour.

About Rayne Hall

Portrait of author Rayne HallRayne Hall writes horror and fantasy fiction. Some of her stories are quirky; some are disturbing; most are dark. 

She is the author of over forty books in different genres and under different pen names, published by twelve publishers in six countries, translated into several languages. Her short stories have been published in ezines, magazines and anthologies.

After living in Germany, Nepal, China and Mongolia, Rayne has settled on the south coast of England.

Interact with Rayne Hall via her website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube. You can grab a copy of Storm Dancer from Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords, iTunes, and Barnes and Noble

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Blog Tour Review: The Tale of Raw Head & Bloody Bones by Jack Wolf

The Tale of Rawhead and Bloody Bones Book Cover

The year is 1751 and Tristan Hart, a precociously talented student of medicine is studying under the legendary Dr. William Hunter in London. Tristan is fascinated by the nature of pain and preventing it; the relationship between mind and matter and the existence of God. He is a product of the Enlightenment, a rational man on a quest to cut through darkness and superstition with the scientific method.
But that is just one side of Tristan. Tristan is also a psychopath and a deviant, obsessed with the nature of pain and causing it. A product of an age of faeries and goblins, gnomes and shape-shifters, he is on a quest to arouse the perfect scream and slay the much feared folk demon Raw Head.
Profoundly imaginative, unexpectedly funny, and with a strange but moving love story at its heart, THE TALE OF RAW HEAD AND BLOODY BONES is a brutally beautiful and daring novel about the relationship between the mind and body, sex, madness, the nature of pain and the existence of God.

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Feel Real Fantasy Blog Tour: Introducing Urlen

The Feel Real Fantasy Blog Tour with Tracy Falbe

Fantasy author Tracy Falbe is celebrating her completion of her Rys Rising series with a blog tour and raffle. Her blog tour consists of many awesome and interesting posts, character descriptions, story excerps, and more, concluding with a prize of an $25 Etsy gift. See the schedule and follow the tour by clicking through with the above banner.

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Today’s stop on the Feel Real Fantasy blog tour celebrating the completion of the Rys Rising series by Tracy Falbe introduces readers to Urlen, scribe and outlaw. Continue reading