Blog Tour: Mind Virus

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Synopsis

The story follows Robin Fox, an ex-Army interrogator and current professor of world religions, who is unwillingly drawn back into the ranks of the CIA and FBI when a terror suspect is caught attempting to disperse a deadly virus. Fox reluctantly agrees to help and uncovers an international conspiracy to attack the Vatican. Later, he learns that a deadly sleeper cell is on the move with an agenda the harm the British Royal Family. Fox must go undercover to infiltrate a terrorist organization bent on eradicating all religions, and attempt to defuse the situation before everything he holds dear explodes.

 

Book Review plus 4.2

The book is right in today’s world.  London has had several threats against their community on different levels.  I highly recommend the book to those who really like thrillers.

 

Purchase Link through his Publisher: http://www.literarywanderlust.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/CharlesKowalski

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16788302.Charles_Kowalski

Official Website: https://charleskowalski.com/

 

 

Charles Kowalski

About Charles KowalskiKowalski photo (1)

Charles Kowalski currently divides his time between Japan, where he teaches English at a university, and his family home in Maine.

His previously unpublished debut novel, Mind Virus, won the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold Award and was a finalist for the Adventure Writers’ Competition, the Killer Nashville Claymore Award, and the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association literary award.

Charles Kowalski is almost as much a citizen of the world as his fictional character, Robin Fox, having lived abroad for over 15 years, visited over 30 countries, and studied over 10 languages. His unpublished debut novel, Mind Virus, won the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold Award and was a finalist for the Adventure Writers’ Competition, the Killer Nashville Claymore Award, and the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association literary award.

Charles currently divides his time between Japan, where he teaches English at a university, and his family home in Maine.

Mind Virus is scheduled for publication by Literary Wanderlust on July 1, 2017.

Other novels and short stories by Charles Kowalski:

“Let This Cup Pass From Me”

“Arise, My Love”

“The Evil I Do Not Mean To Do”

Charles can be found at his website, and on Facebook and Twitter (@CharlesKowalski).

Charles currently divides his time between Japan, where he teaches English at a university, and his family home in Maine.

Mind Virus is scheduled for publication by Literary Wanderlust on July 1, 2017.

Other novels and short stories by Charles Kowalski:

“Let This Cup Pass From Me”

“Arise, My Love”

“The Evil I Do Not Mean To Do”

Charles can be found at his website, and on Facebook and Twitter (@CharlesKowalski).

Other novels and short stories by Charles Kowalski:

“Let This Cup Pass From Me” (Finalist, American Fiction Short Story Award (New Rivers Press); Honorable Mention, The Maine Review Short Story Competition)

“Arise, My Love”

“The Evil I Do Not Mean To Do”

Purchase Link through his Publisher: http://www.literarywanderlust.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.kowalski.5245

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CharlesKowalski

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16788302.Charles_Kowalski

Official Website: https://charleskowalski.com/

Liv Hadden

Screenshot 2017-06-21 15.32.23The Adventures of Juice Box and Shame is written Austin author Liv Hadden has teamed up with Mo Malone, a St. Louis tattoo artist who has inked most of Liv’s own body work, for a thriller novella with comic book illustrations.

In Liv’s words:

If you read my first book, In the Mind of Revenge, then you’re aware of the stark difference between its main character, Shame, and it’s adorable comic relief, Juice Box. If you haven’t read it, here’s the short of it:

Shame = dark, broody, cynical

Juice Box = optimistic, light-hearted, naïve

This seemingly unlikely duo presented me with an interesting challenge when I decided to write The Adventures of Juice Box and Shame, the second installment in The Shamed series. I knew it wasn’t a story Shame could rightly tell for a couple reasons: one, Shame was passed out in a coma for a good portion of the time, and two, Shame would never see the events that occurred as a true adventure. I knew taking Shame’s sarcastic comment from the first book, “I took a deep breath, and prepared for the adventures of Juice Box and Shame, day two,” and turning it into something Juice Box took seriously would be a nice contrast in the narration of the same story.

What I wasn’t prepared for was how intriguing it would be for me to write about a gender non-conforming character with a protagonist that uses pronouns! Shame’s androgyny in book one was easier to deal with writing in the first person, for obvious reasons.Always referring to Shame in the third person meant getting creative while avoiding the use of pronouns in a way readers would accept.

Book Review: The Adventures of Juice Box and Shame by Liv Hadded

Synopsis

Screenshot 2017-06-21 15.27.20The Adventures of Juice Box and Shame (June 25, 2017) is a follow-up to Hadden’s award-winning debut In the Mind of Revenge. In her latest installment, she and Malone illustrate the story of two unlikely friends caught in the middle of a gang feud. When loner Juice Box, an ever-eternal optimist meets Shame, full of despair and darkness, a friendship forms, but Shame’s dark past and nefarious entanglements get them both into series, life-threatening trouble. When Shame angers one of the most dreaded crime bosses in Baltimore – who also happens to be Juice Box’s cousin – Juice Box is torn between his love for family and his new, exciting friendship, forcing him to decide where his loyalties lie.

Book Review and 4.2 stars

The next adventure of Juice Box and Shame is a wonderful turn of events, based on a comment (see Author’s interview). There is still that sense of danger but with Juice Box at the center of this book. The reader will be laughing as you read his thoughts and getting a bit upset when he finds himself in trouble.

Juice Box doesn’t really have friends, which is why Shame is so important to him  He need Shame to stahis best friend.  This is probably why Juice Box and Shame get into so much trouble.

What is going to happen?  Will the friendship continue or will adventure create a rift between them?

 

Christopher David Rosales

Christopher David Rosales’ first novel, Silence the Bird, Silence the Keeper (Mixer Publishing, 2015) won the McNamara Creative Arts Grant. Previously he won the Center of the American West’s award for fiction three years in a row. He is a PhD candidate at University of Denver and has taught university level creative writing for 10 years.. Rosales’ second novel, Gods on the Lam releases in June, 2017 from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing and Word is Bone, his third novel, is forthcoming 2018 from Broken River Books.

 

Web Links:

Official Website: https://www.christopherrosales.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7246557.Christopher_David_Rosales

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christopher.d.rosales

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CDRosales

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-David-Rosales/e/B01COPA4KO/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

 

Christopher David Rosales

Christopher David Rosales’ Bio:Rosales

Christopher David Rosales’ first novel, Silence the Bird, Silence the Keeper (Mixer Publishing, 2015) won the McNamara Creative Arts Grant. Previously he won the Center of the American West’s award for fiction three years in a row. He is a PhD candidate at University of Denver and has taught university level creative writing for 10 years.. Rosales’ second novel, Gods on the Lam releases in June, 2017 from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing and Word is Bone, his third novel, is forthcoming 2018 from Broken River Books.

 

Web Links:

Official Website: https://www.christopherrosales.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7246557.Christopher_David_Rosales

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christopher.d.rosales

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CDRosales

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-David-Rosales/e/B01COPA4KO/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

 

 

Silence the Bird, Silence the Keeper

SynopsisSilence The Bird, Silence The Keeper

In Christopher David Rosales’ first novel, ‘Silence the Bird, Silence the Keeper’, he creates a completely unique vision that seamlessly blends tropes of magical realism and dystopian fiction in a portrait of power in America that we’ve never seen before. Imagine it as the communal love child of Marquez, Bolaño, and Orwell, a child who inhabits an America that resembles Pinochet’s Chile, and yet feels uncannily (and frighteningly) familiar to present day Los Angeles. A world in which street assassin Tre, a young and much beloved brother and son, finds himself caught in a city where all its citizens, even its most dangerous, are potential targets in the on-going power struggle between an authoritarian military regime and a not-so-community friendly guerrilla force. As Percival Everett says, “This novel treats revolution, love, betrayal and magic with equal adeptness and intelligence. In a world that is at once ours and foreign Rosales makes characters that will be remembered when the novel is done. (supplied by the publisher)

Book Review plus 4.2 stars

Christopher David Rosales demonstrated an incredible level of skill as he crafted these characters who not only retain the reader’s attention, but also out affection.  Everyone has a back story, real and imagines, which Mr. Rosales reminds us that we all have stories that our communities and families know and discuss. These stories are known only to certain people who have inside knowledge of our lives.

Mr. Rosales attention to detail and his ability to draw from a rich literary tradition encourages the reader to invest in  the characters and makes them seem like they are part of the reader’s family, yet unique to the situation in the story. For example,  “Nora” calls to mind the most famous Nora of Western literature (Nora Helmer in Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”). This guides us and helps us to, as we interpreteRosales’ Nora and references the questions we all have regarding freedom, captivity, and marriage.

At the very end,  Rosales asks us to think about what it would truly mean to escape our current conditions.

Read the story and you find yourself questioning your life choices to see if you are living up to your potential and your life.

Web Links:

Official Website: https://www.christopherrosales.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7246557.Christopher_David_Rosales

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christopher.d.rosales

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CDRosales

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-David-Rosales/e/B01COPA4KO/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

 

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