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Camp Blog Tour

Camp

by Lev A.C. Rosen
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 26th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT, Queer

Synopsis:

From the author of the acclaimed Jack of Hearts (and other parts) comes a sweet and sharp screwball comedy that critiques the culture of toxic masculinity within the queer community.

Sixteen-year-old Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. It’s where he met his best friends. It’s where he takes to the stage in the big musical. And it’s where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim – who’s only into straight-acting guys and barely knows not-at-all-straight-acting Randy even exists.

This year, though, it’s going to be different. Randy has reinvented himself as ‘Del’ – buff, masculine, and on the market. Even if it means giving up show tunes, nail polish, and his unicorn bedsheets, he’s determined to get Hudson to fall for him.

But as he and Hudson grow closer, Randy has to ask himself how much is he willing to change for love. And is it really love anyway, if Hudson doesn’t know who he truly is?

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48081823-camp

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2xTMIj7

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Camp-L-C-Rosen/9780241428252?ref=grid-view&qid=1584822573045&sr=1-1

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/camp/id1479840904

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/camp-l-c-rosen/1133331865?ean=9780316537759

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/camp-22

Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Camp.html?id=LQ6vDwAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y

Lev Rosen is the author of books for all ages. Two for adults: All Men of Genius (Amazon Best of the Month, Audie Award Finalist) and Depth (Amazon Best of the Year, Shamus Award Finalist, Kirkus Best Science Fiction for April). Two middle-grade books: Woundabout (illustrated by his brother, Ellis Rosen), and The Memory Wall. His first Young Adult Novel, Jack of Hearts (and other parts) was an American Library Association Rainbow List Top 10 of 2018. His books have been sold around the world and translated into different languages as well as being featured on many best of the year lists, and nominated for awards. 

Lev is originally from lower Manhattan and now lives in even lower Manhattan, right at the edge, with his husband and very small cat. You can find him online at LevACRosen.com and @LevACRosen

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4731557.Lev_A_C_Rosen

Website: https://www.levacrosen.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LevACRosen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LevRosen/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/levacrosen/




NEWS

CAMP has been optioned by HBO Max to be turned into a feature film for the streaming service. Academy Award winner Dan Jinks (American Beauty, Milk) will produce through his Dan Jinks Company, and Kit Williamson (creator, director, and star of the Emmy-nominated series EastSiders) will write the screenplay.

TOUR SCHEDULE

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Kingdom Above THe Cloud Blog Tour

Kingdom Above the Cloud (Tales from Adia, #1)

by Maggie Platt
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: April 17th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Allegory

Synopsis:

What if the nine Fruit of the Spirit and the Seven Deadly Sins were locked in a battle for control?

Abandoned as infants, Tovi and her twin brother were raised by an eclectic tribe of warm, kind people in a treehouse village in the valley. After her brother’s sudden disappearance Tovi questions her life and her faith in an invisible King. Ignoring her best friend Silas’ advice, she decides to search for her brother in the kingdom on top of the mountain.

Above the cloud, the Council of Masters receives their orders. Tovi and her brother are the objectives. King Damien has a plan and Tovi is the key. The Council of Masters want her, but will she remain unscathed?

Amidst the glamour of the kingdom above the cloud Tovi is torn between her own dark desires and unanswered questions. It starts with a snake and a crown. When the ring is complete, will her life be over?

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51699438-kingdom-above-the-cloud

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RZzvN4

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kingdom-above-the-cloud-maggie-platt/1136789758?ean=9781620205884

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Kingdom-Above-the-Cloud-Maggie-Platt/9781620205884

Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Kingdom_Above_the_Cloud.html?id=tPmUzAEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

Exerpt:

Murky black eyes shining with reflected fire searched the mural for anything he could have missed. In the half-light of bracketed torches, the ruby on King Damien’s finger looked as black as his hair.

As he studied the images all around him, a dozen stealthy and agile guards stood at attention in the glittering throne room on the other side of the stone wall. Each guard wore a simple black bodysuit with attached gloves and held two long swords, one in each hand. There were sheathes crisscrossing their backs, but they would only stow the swords when the king was no longer in their presence.

Warm light from the domed glass ceiling made everything in the enormous outer chamber appear golden. The chains of chandeliers reached up into the heights, and a brightly painted mural covered every inch of the walls. It was this same mural that the king pondered, but his eyes fell on the darker portions, the hidden stories on the other side of the wall that were kept in deepest secret.

There were terrible mysteries waiting here, prophecies recorded with paint and brushes on upright stone slabs. King Damien had tortured and killed his own people in efforts to understand, and he felt growing frustration that he still had no answers. He could not let this forecasted future come to pass.

The king was alone, hidden within a protected corridor in the center of his vast palace. He wore the customary clothing for the mountain kingdom’s royal men: black trousers, shiny black shoes, black leather gloves, and a crisp white shirt. The back of his shirt had a large circle cut out of the fabric, exposing intricate black designs that covered his skin. Most of the markings were the size of a fist, and there were seven of them forming a large ring from his shoulders to his waist. Hissing snake. Pointed crown. Unbalanced scales. Heavy chains. Thorny rose. Sharp diamond. Twisted flames. Taking up the center of this wreath was a much larger image — a highly-detailed heart, strangled by ragged veins.

His palatial estate sat on top of a low, squat mountain in the very center of the known world. Mount Damien — named for him — was encircled by a thick layer of cloud separating the civilized peak from the wild frontiers on the slopes below. When looking out from the palace’s highest tower, the city looked as if it floated in a sea of white cotton with brief glimpses of greener lands beneath. Most of the mountain’s inhabitants had never ventured below the clouds.

King Damien looked closely at a troubling span of the mural. It was the same spot he had obsessed over a million times before. It portrayed four warriors atop his mountain with victory in their expressions and armies coming behind them. The next scene was a barren landscape, with nothing but a small mound of rocks where Mount Damien used to be. Then, the mural stopped.

With each year of his reign, more of the painted prophecies came to pass. All that was left was this last corridor behind the curtain. Would these final scenes come to be, too? Had he done enough to stop these conquerors? What if he had been wrong about their identities? How exact were these paintings, and did he have the power to change them?

He had a nagging suspicion that he had missed something. He daily paced along this wall looking for any hint that would lead him to answers. His middle-aged son and heir, Prince Ajax, sometimes joined him, but he didn’t share his father’s enthusiasm for deciphering the future.

The future. Damien hated the thought of the future. He hated how little he could control without knowing for certain the identities of those four conquerors and if he had really put an end to them. But how could he ever learn these things when the artist who painted the scenes left the mountain nearly fifty years ago? It was enough to drive him mad.

It was in this madness that he had created a bit of a game. Six months had passed since he gathered seven of his most powerful up-and-coming leaders, named them the Council of Masters, and sent them below the cloud to the land of Adia, where the painting prophet had fled. The rules were simple. They must brand an Adian with the symbol of their specific expertise and bring the victim back to the mountain. The first to do so would earn a large chest filled with gold, a fortune that could fund the most lavish lifestyle for several years.

They didn’t need to know that there were many deeper reasons for bringing an Adian above the clouds. He longed to interrogate one and find out if there were more prophecies, to find out if there were more murals, to find out if Adwin was still in Adia. Even more so, he salivated over the thought of Adwin himself coming to the mountain to retrieve the victim. Could he finally have Adwin in his grasp after all these years?

The click of heels against tile made his ears perk, and the king quickly passed through the thick red curtain that separated the dark corridor from the glittering throne room. He squinted at the sudden onslaught of light. The guards let him pass before reclaiming their positions.

He moved toward the center of the room and pondered the seven young people as they entered. They were his kingdom’s finest weapons. Formidable. Hardened. Lethally clever.

The three men wore the same white shirt as the king, but their trousers and gloves were gray instead of black. The four women wore loosely draped gowns of varying gray hues with gloves to match. All seven looked beautiful, uneasy, and dangerous.

Damien addressed them quietly, each syllable articulated and precise. “I must admit I’m disappointed. Six months and you bring me nothing from Adia. Is the task too difficult?”

They remained silent, staring back.

“I asked you a question,” he declared, his vision going dark for a split second as the veins in his eyes pulsed. “Do you think the task is too difficult? Too much for you?”

“No, Your Majesty,” they responded in unison.

“Maybe the reward has been too small?”

“No, Your Majesty.”

“Well, I am a gracious king. You do not ask for more incentive, yet I am prepared to offer it. If mere gold does not entice you, would an entire kingdom suffice?” He allowed the words to sink in before going on, enjoying the play of emotions as these young weapons tried to understand. He ascended three marble steps and sat on his emerald-encrusted golden throne. His son, Prince Ajax, sat just below him to the left. Ajax’s son was not present, so the seat on the king’s right remained empty.

“If you are the first to mark an Adian and bring the fool to this mountain,” Damien continued, shifting forward for a better view of their faces, “You will be the rightful king or queen of Adia. I will send my armies to defeat that rebellious land, and I will place you as the crowned ruler. It would all be yours.”

That would get their attention. None of their demeanors had changed a bit, but he had always been good at reading stony faces. Hunger and greed glowed in many of their eyes, terrified panic in a few. Some of them were growing soft.

He stood from his throne and approached them once more, starting with the far end of the line. Xanthe had long lemon-yellow hair with one thick aqua stripe that reached from scalp to tip. She was tall and slender, with excellent posture that betrayed the hours and hours her mother spent turning her into a perfect young woman. Xanthe’s eyes were intensely purple, and they were dull and cold as they stared at the far wall. She was betrothed to the king’s grandson, Prince Jairus, who was not in the room. As Damien drew near, Xanthe took a sharp breath and lifted her chin, but her gaze remained unfocused and distant.

“What’s wrong, Xanthe?” the king asked with over-exaggerated concern, stroking her smooth cheek with his wrinkled finger. “Don’t you want to rule your own kingdom one day?”

“Of course, Your Majesty,” she replied with no sign of emotion. “But not Adia.”

“Not Adia?” Damien prodded, poison creeping into his voice. “Why not Adia?”

“I will be this mountain’s queen one day when Jairus is king. I have no need for another kingdom.”

“If you were truly invested you would want both. So, you will not continue in this quest. You may leave.”

“Your Majesty, I didn’t say —”

“You will not go back,” he ordered forcefully. “Leave us.”

Xanthe’s eyes locked on the king and flashed with hatred as she turned to leave.

“Is there anyone else who would like to leave these ranks? This Council of Masters?”

No one moved.

“That’s what I thought.” Damien sauntered along the line, eyeing each weapon and looking for signs of cowardice. He took an especially long time examining Eryx. He was huge — an excellent athlete and fighter. He had recently shaved his head, which added to his menacing aura. He towered at least six inches over the next tallest Master, and his highly-defined and powerful body was crisscrossed with white scars, trophies of his time in the fighting ring. “What about you, Eryx? Enjoying this game?”

With great articulation but no fervor, he answered, “It’s not a game, Your Majesty.”

“Oh? Isn’t it?” Damien asked with feigned innocence.

“‘Game’ is too trivial for this assignment, Your Majesty. Your orders are law.”

Damien loved the words, but he hated the monotonous delivery. “Hmm. Thank you for this passionate speech, Eryx. You will do well to use this spirit and zeal in the next fight.”

“You haven’t put me in a fight for years!” Eryx bellowed, a sudden fire lit in his tone. “It is below my status as Master.”

“You argue with me?” Damien asked softly and dangerously, standing toe to toe and looking up into Eryx’s face. “You will fight when I tell you to. You will prove you are still able to harness your power. Now, off with all of you. You have much work to do.”

His eyes bounced to each of them in turn as they filed through the door. Without looking at his son, he asked, “Ajax, what are your thoughts? Who is leading this race?”

“You already know I don’t care for your stunts, Father. You should just send the armies now if defeating Adia is what you’re after.”

“That’s just it,” he said softly, dreamily, as he imagined a better world. “Defeating Adia is only a small part of what I’m after. Yes, I want their land. Yes, I want its rich resources and fertile soil and clean waters. But I want so much more. I want Adwin to quake in fear at the mere mention of my name. I want him to hurt. I want him to break.”

“Adwin? This is about Adwin? Wouldn’t defeating Adia make him ‘quake’ as you call it?”

This snapped the king back to attention. Sternly he asked, “How old are you, Ajax?”

“Forty-nine.”

“In forty-nine years, you still have not learned. We could burn every tree and building in his village to the ground, and it would not shake him nearly as much as marking one of his beloved Adians with my symbols.”

“I doubt that very much. But you didn’t answer my question. Why have you never mentioned to me that this silly game is about Adwin?”

“My son, when will you discover that everything is about Adwin?”

Original link: https://maggieplatt.com/2020/04/01/chapter-1-sneak-peak/

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Maggie Platt is a writer, traveler, cancer survivor, and dreamer. Her greatest joys are being Auntie M to her amazing nieces and nephew and sitting with students and friends over cups of coffee and deep conversations. She works at her alma mater, Anderson University in Indiana, and she lives in a cozy little cottage nearby where students come to sit on her couch just to laugh, cry, and talk about life.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://maggieplatt.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20053285.Maggie_Platt

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_maggie_Platt_

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_maggie_platt_/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaggiePlatt/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.es/maggie_platt_/

Tour Schedule:

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GIVEAWAY

Prize: Win a signed copy of KINGDOM ABOVE THE CLOUD and some swag (US Only)

Starts: 14th May 2020

Ends: 28th May 2020

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Day Of Reckoning Blog Tour


I’m pleased to be participating in author Kai Strand’s Blog Tour today for her latest release, DAY OF RECKONING, the beginning of her Concord Chronicles series.

The author is offering an awesome tour-wide giveaway. More information on the giveaway is listed below.

DAY OF RECKONING
by Kai Strand
* Series: Concord Chronicles (Book 1)
* Paperback: 289 pages
* Publisher: Independently published
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1690603372
* ISBN-13: 978-1690603375

Not only does twelve-year-old Terra learn she’s a Nature’s Spirit destined to serve the peaceful underground city of Concord, but she also finds she is named in a prophecy as the only one who can thwart the leader of the death tribe.

The Trepidus are the death janitors of the Underworld. They’re responsible for the termination and cleanup of Concord’s beings. When their leader, Blanco, learns Terra is the one who can derail his day of reckoning, he does everything he can to get rid of her. Including, dispatch a “Bringer” to complete the ultimate of death janitor duties.

Not only does Terra want to stay alive, but she hopes to complete her training and discover her Spirit talents too. So, Frank, a Spirit of Security, is assigned to protect her. Together, they undertake a secret investigation of how to defeat Blanco. But with the future of Concord and Terra’s very own life at stake, will they find the answer in time?


DAY OF RECKONING can be purchased at the following sites:
Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | Kobo

For those who aren’t familiar with the author, here’s a bit of background on her.

Award-winning Kai Strand, author of the action-packed Super Villain Academy series, is often found exploring hiking trails and snapping pictures of waterfalls in her Oregon hometown.

Mother of four, Kai uses her life experiences to connect with young readers. With middle grade works such as Save the LemmingsThe Weaver Tale series, and Day of Reckoning, and emotional YA adventures like Finding ThorI Am Me, and Worth the Effort, Kai has written compelling stories that tweens, teens, and their parents love.

Kai has given numerous presentations throughout Oregon about her work and the writing process. She loves interacting with teens and gaining their insight on their latest reads as well as what they would like to see in future stories.

To find out more about Kai, please visit www.kaistrand.com.
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GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Author Kai Strand is giving away four $5 Amazon Gift Cards and one lucky winner will receive a digital copy of DAY OF RECKONING along with a $15 Amazon Gift Card

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow Kai on her week-long tour HERE. You never know what you might find out. What do you think about a 12-year-old protagonist? Do you see how she could grow and develop over a series?

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Triumph Over Fear Blog Tour


I’m happy to be participating in author Elaine M. Edward’s Book Blast today for her latest release, TRIUMPH OVER FEAR, A Psychological and Spiritual Journey.

The author is offering a giveaway at each tour stop. More information on the giveaway is listed below.

* Paperback: 177 pages
* Publisher: Independently published
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1795460911
* ISBN-13: 978-1795460910

Triumph Over Fears offers hope and insight for anyone held back by difficult emotions that prevent them from living up to their potential and experiencing joy. Part memoir, part psychology lesson, and part metaphysical wisdom, it is an eclectic, inspiring personal story of someone who went from agoraphobic, afraid to go out in public, to a real adventurer and world traveler.

The 84-year-old author draws from her personal experience as well as the many people she has known, worked with and helped over the years, including decades of working with students, colleagues, family, and friends, and most of all herself. She delves deeply into the sense of existential guilt that pervades the human condition and offers guidance on how to overcome this.

Her journey is unique, but much of what she has learned is universal. At its core, it is a story of hope. At its core, it is a story of hope and a testament that transformation truly is possible. Because of its eclectic mix of the psychological and the spiritual most anyone will find some nugget of gold or gem of truth that speaks to them. Some of the concepts might seem very familiar, and other ones might be completely new to readers.

The author encourages those who are seeking freedom from fear to walk with her on her journey and let her share with you how she went from being very frightened and very limited in her life, to very confident and very brave.

TRIUMPH OVER FEAR can be purchased at Amazon.

For those who aren’t familiar with the author, here’s a bit of background on her.

Elaine M. Edwards graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. degree in Primary Education, taught primary grades for eight years, and spent 18 years as a high school Learning Disabilities teacher.

During her career as a teacher, she earned two Master’s degrees, in Learning Handicapped Education and in Counseling Psychology, from Santa Clara University.

She has been dedicated to understanding human behavior and discovering how deep transformation can occur. She has studied the Twelve Steps, Christianity, Science of Mind, and many other sources of psychological and spiritual wisdom.


GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Author Elaine M. Edwards is giving away a copy of TRIUMPH OVER FEAR at each stop on her Book Blast.

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow Elaine on her three day Book Blast HERE. You never know what you might find out. By visiting all the stops, you have more chances to win. Can you imagine writing a book at age 84?

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Dark Skies Blog Tour

Dark Skies (Dark Shores #2)

by Danielle L. Jensen
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: May 5th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:

A RUNAWAY WITH A HIDDEN PAST

Lydia is a scholar, but books are her downfall when she meddles in the plots of the most powerful man in the Celendor Empire. Her life in danger, she flees west to the far side of the Endless Seas and finds herself entangled in a foreign war where her burgeoning powers are sought by both sides.

A COMMANDER IN DISGRACE

Killian is Marked by the God of War, but his gifts fail him when the realm under the dominion of the Corrupter invades Mudamora. Disgraced, he swears his sword to the kingdom’s only hope: the crown princess. But the choice sees him caught up in a web of political intrigue that will put his oath – and his heart – to the test.

A KINGDOM UNDER SIEGE

With Mudamora falling beneath the armies of the Corrupter, Lydia and Killian strike a bargain to save those they love most—but it is a bargain with unintended and disastrous consequences. Truths are revealed, birthrights claimed, and loyalties questioned—all while a menace deadlier and more far-reaching than they realize sweeps across the world.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/41438058

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2yYHovx

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-skies-danielle-l-jensen/1133175502?ean=9781250317766

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/br/book/dark-skies/id1477845862

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/author/Danielle-L-Jensen

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/dark-skies-3

Google Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Danielle_L_Jensen_Dark_Shores?id=27ZrDwAAQBAJ

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Danielle L. Jensen is the USA Today bestselling author of The Malediction Trilogy (Angry Robot), the Dark Shores series (Tor Teen), and The Bridge Kingdom series (Audible Originals). She lives in Calgary, Alberta with her family.

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7091823.Danielle_L_Jensen

Website: http://www.danielleljensen.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dljensen_

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danielleljensen/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authordanielleljensen/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/daniellelynnjen/

TOUR SCHEDULE

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We will be updating it daily.

GIVEAWAY

Prize: Win (1) of (4) copies of DARK SKIES by Danielle L. Jensen (US Only)

Starts: May 5th 2020

Ends: May 19th 2020

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City Quartet Blog Tour

We invite you enjoy a special blog tour featuring the entire City Quartet by Michael Williams, a visionary group of interrelated novels that can be read as stand-alone tales or as a group, in any order desired! It is a fascinating and atmospheric journey into the heart of mythic fiction and magical realism with an exceptional literary quality!  The tour runs from April 29 to May 6 and includes new reviews, interviews, and guest posts!

About the author: Over the past 25 years, Michael Williams has written a number of strange novels, from the early “Weasel’s Luck” and “Galen Beknighted” in the best-selling DRAGONLANCE series to the more recent lyrical and experimental “Arcady”, singled out for praise by Locus and Asimov’s magazines.

Williams’ highly anticipated City Quartet was completed by the publication of Tattered Men in October 2019. The four volumes may be read in any order–four stories that intertwine, centered in the same city, where minor characters in one novel become central in another:

“Vine: An Urban Legend” is the story of an amateur stage production In Louisville’s Central Park, gone darkly and divinely wrong.

“Dominic’s Ghosts” takes up the story of a son in search of his father in the midst of a murky conspiracy involving a suspicious scholar, a Himalayan legend, and subliminal clues from a silent film festival.

“Tattered Men” is the account of a disheveled biographer, writing the life story of a homeless man who may have been more than he ever seemed.

And “Trajan’s Arch” is a coming-of-age story replete with ghosts, a testimony to hauntings both natural and supernatural.

Williams was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and spent much of his childhood in the south central part of the state, the red-dirt gothic home of Appalachian foothills and stories of Confederate guerrillas. Through good luck and a roundabout journey, he made his way through New England, New York, Wisconsin, Britain and Ireland, and has ended up less than thirty miles from where he began. He has a Ph.D. in Humanities, and teaches at the University of Louisville, where he focuses on the Modern Fantastic in fiction and film. He is married and has two grown sons.

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Book Synopsis for Dominic’s Ghosts: Dominic’s Ghosts is a mythic novel set in the contemporary Midwest. Returning to the hometown of his missing father on a search for his own origins, Dominic Rackett is swept up in a murky conspiracy involving a suspicious scholar, a Himalayan legend, and subliminal clues from a silent film festival. As those around him fall prey to rising fear and shrill fanaticism, he follows the branching trails of cinema monsters and figures from a very real past, as phantoms invade the streets of his once-familiar city and one of them, glimpsed in distorted shadows of alleys and urban parks, begins to look uncannily familiar.

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Synopsis of Vine – An Urban Legend:  Amateur theatre director Stephen Thorne plots a sensational production of a Greek tragedy in order to ruffle feathers in the small city where he lives. Accompanied by an eccentric and fly-by-night cast and crew, he prepares for opening night, unaware that as he unleashes the play, he has drawn the attention of ancient and powerful forces.

Michael Williams’ VINE: AN URBAN LEGEND weds Greek Tragedy and urban legend with dangerous intoxication, as the drama rushes to its dark and inevitable conclusion.

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Synopsis of Trajan’s Arch: Gabriel Rackett stands at the threshold of middle age. He lives north of Chicago and teaches at a small community college. He has written one novel and has no prospects of writing another, his powers stagnated by drink and loss. Into his possession comes a manuscript, written by a childhood friend and neighbor, which ignites his memory and takes him back to his mysterious mentor and the ghosts that haunted his own coming of age. Now, at the ebb of his resources, Gabriel returns to his old haunts through a series of fantastic stories spilling dangerously off the page–tales that will preoccupy and pursue him back to their dark and secret sources.

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Synopsis of Tattered Men:   When a body washes ashore downstream from the city, the discovery saddens the small neighborhood south of Broadway. A homeless man, T. Tommy Briscoe, whose life had intertwined with a bookstore, a bar, and the city’s outdoor theater had touched many lives at an angle. One was that of Mickey Walsh, a fly-by-night academic and historian, who becomes fascinated with the circumstances surrounding the drowning.

From the beginning there seems to be foul play regarding Briscoe’s death, and, goaded on by his own curiosity and the urging of two old friends, Walsh begins to examine the case when the police give it up. His journey will take him into the long biography of a man who might have turned out otherwise and glorious, but instead fell into and through the underside of history, finding harsh magic and an even harsher world. Despite the story of Tommy’s sad and shortened life, Walsh begins to discover curious patterns, ancient and mythic, in its events—patterns that lead him to secrets surrounding the life and death of Tommy Briscoe and reveal his own mysteries in the searching.

Tattered Men is one of the novels of the City Quartet, an interrelated group of novels that can be read in any order that also includes Dominic’s Ghosts, Trajan’s Arch, and Vine: An Urban Legend.

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Amazon Links for Dominic’s Ghosts

Print Version: https://www.amazon.com/Dominics-Ghosts-Michael-Williams/dp/1948042584/

Kindle Version: https://www.amazon.com/Dominics-Ghosts-Quartet-Michael-Williams-ebook/dp/B07F5Z4L18/

Barnes and Noble Link for Dominic’s Ghosts: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dominics-ghosts-michael-williams/1129262622?ean=9781948042581

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Amazon Links for Vine – An Urban Legend

Print: https://www.amazon.com/Vine-Urban-Legend-Michael-Williams/dp/1948042622/

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Vine-Urban-Legend-Michael-Williams-ebook/dp/B07H45PVQB/

Barnes and Noble Link for Vine – An Urban Legend: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/vine-michael-williams/1111767057?ean=9781948042628

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Amazon Links for Trajan’s Arch

Print:  https://www.amazon.com/Trajans-Arch-Michael-Williams/dp/1948042754/

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Trajans-Arch-Michael-Williams-ebook/dp/B07RD1RF9T/

Barnes and Noble Link for Trajan’s Arch: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/trajans-arch-michael-williams/1100075829?ean=9781948042758

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Amazon Link for Tattered Men

Print: https://www.amazon.com/Tattered-City-Quartet-Michael-Williams/dp/194804286X/

Kindle:  https://www.amazon.com/Tattered-City-Quartet-Michael-Williams-ebook/dp/B07YF6T1GG/

Barnes and Noble Link for Tattered Men: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tattered-men-michael-williams/1133901517?ean=9781948042864

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