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Book Review War Town

wartowncover-finalTitle: War Town

Author: Mitch Goth

Genre: New Adult Thriller

For Olly Rourke, War Town’s opening day is a joyous occasion. He is one of a thousand people selected to be the first players in the world’s largest paintball arena. But as he soon finds out, the game he enters into is far more sinister. Two equal teams, locked in the massive arena together, and presented with an armory of real ammunition and a time bomb powerful enough to kill them all. The only way out is to eliminate the other team, by any means necessary.

What is supposed to be a regular paintball game, except played in the world’s largest arena, turns out to be much more deadly. Olly Rourke, the protagonist, has to decide what he’s willing to do to survive, if the only way to get out of that arena alive is to eliminate the other team, by any means necessary. The game turns deadly and the stakes are extremely high in this fast-paced thriller.

 

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Author Interview War Town

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Have you been writing for a long time? 

 

I like to say I’ve been writing since I was five, since that was when I first development my interest in storytelling as well as my imagination. I’ve been writing seriously for seven years and have written over twenty novels and novellas in that time.

What inspired you to start a writing career? 

 

I’ve always had an over-active imagination and I needed a way to express it, and writing is that way. My mind is constantly coming up with stories and characters and I feel like I have to do something constructive with all that. I like to say that I didn’t really choose to be a writer, I’ve always kind of been one.

Is this book a stand-alone or part of a series? 

 

This is a stand-alone novel. I have a few novel series’ in my backlist, but War Town was a story that could be told successfully in one book, and I really hate to stretch anything out too long. Every good story has to come to an end.

Why did you choose this genre? 

 

It’s a genre I have a lot of experience writing in. Thrillers have been my main focus in writing for several years now, and I feel with War Town I delve deeper into the genre and better both my writing and my expression of the thriller genre simultaneously.

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors? 

Don’t quit, that’s the only way you’ll fail. And don’t expect instant success, because that’s just not going to happen. Often, that’s the reason why people fail. Have reasonable expectations, but always remember to dream big, you wouldn’t get too far if you didn’t do that.

About the Book

WarTowncover finalTitle: War Town

Author: Mitch Goth

Genre: New Adult Thriller

For Olly Rourke, War Town’s opening day is a joyous occasion. He is one of a thousand people selected to be the first players in the world’s largest paintball arena. But as he soon finds out, the game he enters into is far more sinister. Two equal teams, locked in the massive arena together, and presented with an armory of real ammunition and a time bomb powerful enough to kill them all. The only way out is to eliminate the other team, by any means necessary.

Author Bio

Mitch Goth currently resides in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where he attends Antioch College. When not writing, he spends his time investigating the paranormal and indulging in a good book or movie.

Links

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MitchellGothAuthor

Blog: http://mitchgoth.blogspot.com

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Release Blitz The Adulthood

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About the Book

9781683016823medTitle: The Adulthood: The Life & Times Series, Book 2

Author: Lori Goldson

Genre: New Adult

New from Lori Goldson, the author of the four-star rated novel Irene in College: The Life & Times Series, book 1, comes the new-adult fiction novel The Adulthood: The Life & Times Series, book 2, the follow-up sequel to last year’s debut.

With her degree in hand and college campus in her rear view mirror, 22-year-old Irene Jimenez is ready to grapple with her newest adversary, adulthood. With the help of a family friend, Irene quickly lands a job where she meets her new boss, the brilliant, charismatic, and virile Justin. Fear-stricken and paralyzed at the idea of being on her own for the first time in life, Justin’s guidance in the workplace leaves Irene intrigued to get better acquainted with her new boss, despite her current
relationship situation with her live-in boyfriend, Artie. Justin notices Irene’s inquisition, and admits his curiosity about her as well, despite his own set of personal and professional obligations.

Enjoying her work and curious about her boss, Irene finds herself losing sight of the objective, and turns to her longtime friend, Michaela, who is entrenched in her own adulthood obstacles with her girlfriend, Ryan, including a domestic dispute that pushes Irene even closer to her boss in ways that leave her boyfriend, Artie, jealous. Irene and Michaela are equally trapped in wading the waters of adulthood as they try to balance their actual jobs with their romantic desires and fears contained. Irene finds herself struggling, however, with balancing work and pleasure with Justin as her boss, and is soon placed in a new work environment where an old adversary becomes a new supervisor, and is forced to confront old emotions that she thought were buried in the past.

Author Bio

Lori Golson lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Erik, and is the author of Irene in College, book 1 of the Life and Times Series. She is currently also working on her first YA (young adult) thriller and plans on releasing it independently by 2017.

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Book Review Song of the Oceanides

kindle-oceanides-coverTitle: Song of the Oceanides

Author: JG Zymbalist

Genre: YA/NA fantasy/steampunk

Song of the Oceanides is a quirky but poignant coming-of-age tale about children, Martians, freaky Martian hummingbird moths, and alluring sea nymphs.

The first thread relates the suspenseful tale of a Martian girl, Emmylou, stranded in Maine where she is relentlessly pursued by the Pinkerton Detective Agency’s Extraterrestrial-Enigma Service.  The second thread concerns her favorite Earthling comic-book artist, Giacomo Venable, and all his misadventures and failed romances.  The final thread deals with a tragic young lad, Rory Slocum, who, like Emmylou, loves Giacomo’s comic books and sees them as a refuge from the sea nymphs or Oceanides incessantly taunting and tormenting him.

As much as anything, the triple narrative serves to show how art may bring together disparate pariahs and misfits—and give them a fulcrum for friendship and sense of communal belonging in a cruel world

Art is central in Song of the Oceanides, a mix of fantasy and steampunk, but mostly a coming-of-age story connecting very different people through art. It’s a powerful book, one that instantly hooks the reader and makes them wonder about the characters, about their journey, and about the fictional worlds the author has created. Once I started reading, I had trouble putting the book down – considering it’s a rather large book, I had to take a few breaks, but I kept wondering what would happen next while I did.

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Release Blitz War Town

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About the Book

WarTowncover finalTitle: War Town

Author: Mitch Goth

Genre: New Adult Thriller

For Olly Rourke, War Town’s opening day is a joyous occasion. He is one of a thousand people selected to be the first players in the world’s largest paintball arena. But as he soon finds out, the game he enters into is far more sinister. Two equal teams, locked in the massive arena together, and presented with an armory of real ammunition and a time bomb powerful enough to kill them all. The only way out is to eliminate the other team, by any means necessary.

Author Bio

Mitch Goth currently resides in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where he attends Antioch College. When not writing, he spends his time investigating the paranormal and indulging in a good book or movie.

Links

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MitchellGothAuthor

Blog: http://mitchgoth.blogspot.com

Amazon page:

https://www.amazon.com/Mitch-Goth/e/B00C0GMK28/

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Release Blitz Oak and Mistletoe

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Oak & MistletoeTitle: Oak & Mistletoe

Author: J.Z.N. McCauley

Genre: NA Fantasy

A Druid Curse, A Prophesied Love, A Consuming Vengeance…

Catherine Green, along with her twin sister and older brother, travels to Ireland on a college graduation trip. Her vacation takes a permanent turn when she lands her dream job at an art and history museum on her beloved Emerald Isle. She meets a handsome stranger named Bowen, an expert of sorts on local ancient studies. Though their first meetings are turbulent at best, Catherine finds herself drawn to him.

Unaware that she is the key to breaking a hidden curse, Catherine unleashes the evil madman Conall and his druid followers, imprisoned since ancient times. Tragedy and loss ensue, sprouting within Catherine the deep seeds of rage that thrust her onto the damaging path of vengeance. Confused by the enigma that is Bowen, his mixed signals, and her own feelings, she is swept away with him on an unexpected journey surrounded by myth and long-forgotten knowledge. In order to stop the evil plans of Conall and his reunified army, Catherine must entwine her fate with peril. Her survival is trivial to her as long as Conall dies. She’ll do whatever it takes.

Author Bio

Author JZN McCauley June 2016J.Z.N. McCauley resides in lovely New England, where she loves wearing jackets and boots in the unpredictable weather there. She is a wife and mother who enjoys life to the fullest. Also, being a nerd across many genres is something she expresses openly.

McCauley spends most of her spare time writing, drawing, or reading. She loves archeology, mythology, history, music and many other forms of art as well. Always having a variety of interests and talents, she could never pick just one. When the chance pops up to travel to any of her favorite places, she takes way too many pictures. Otherwise she is exploring a mystical land in a daydream. Which all provides fuel to her immense joy of writing.

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Cover Reveal The Adulthood

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About the Book

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Title: The Adulthood: The Life & Times Series, Book 2

Author: Lori Goldson

Genre: New Adult

New from Lori Goldson, the author of the four-star rated novel Irene in College: The Life & Times Series, book 1, comes the new-adult fiction novel The Adulthood: The Life & Times Series, book 2, the follow-up sequel to last year’s debut.

With her degree in hand and college campus in her rear view mirror, 22-year-old Irene Jimenez is ready to grapple with her newest adversary, adulthood. With the help of a family friend, Irene quickly lands a job where she meets her new boss, the brilliant, charismatic, and virile Justin. Fear-stricken and paralyzed at the idea of being on her own for the first time in life, Justin’s guidance in the workplace leaves Irene intrigued to get better acquainted with her new boss, despite her current
relationship situation with her live-in boyfriend, Artie. Justin notices Irene’s inquisition, and admits his curiosity about her as well, despite his own set of personal and professional obligations.

Enjoying her work and curious about her boss, Irene finds herself losing sight of the objective, and turns to her longtime friend, Michaela, who is entrenched in her own adulthood obstacles with her girlfriend, Ryan, including a domestic dispute that pushes Irene even closer to her boss in ways that leave her boyfriend, Artie, jealous. Irene and Michaela are equally trapped in wading the waters of adulthood as they try to balance their actual jobs with their romantic desires and fears contained. Irene finds herself struggling, however, with balancing work and pleasure with Justin as her boss, and is soon placed in a new work environment where an old adversary becomes a new supervisor, and is forced to confront old emotions that she thought were buried in the past.

Author Bio

Lori Golson lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Erik, and is the author of Irene in College, book 1 of the Life and Times Series. She is currently also working on her first YA (young adult) thriller and plans on releasing it independently by 2017.

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Instagram: @writewhereithurts

Buy from the publisher.

Amazon link:
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