Welcome to our little blog hop. I'm honored to be a part of this promotion with some truly talented authors. We're all giving away one of our books at each of the participating blogs (the five other blogs are listed below).
This means everyone who enters has the chance to win a book package of over seven books by five different authors that each blog is giving away. One book is a trilogy, so that's over seven different books from six different authors, all in the sci-fi or speculative fiction genres.
You can enter by simply following this blog (little blue bar to the right of the photo of me that says "join this site"), or follow me on twitter (another link on the right) or post some comment below. That's it! Then go on to the next blog and enter again for more chances to win.
We were asked to write a little something about the book we're giving away, and I wanted to talk a little bit about the main character in my book, The Dominus Runes.
Thomas Gianmarco is part Han Solo, part James Bond, and part Tony Soprano. That's a pretty interesting combo, don't you agree? His name was a combination of Saint Thomas, who was known to question the apostle's claims regarding Jesus (this is where we get the term "Doubting Thomas"), and Gianmarco, an Italian name that has derivations from personality traits of an aloof person who is actually quite kind and caring on the inside.
These do describe our protagonist, who not only doubts the new religions of his post-apocalyptic world, but often behaves as a misogynistic philanderer. Ultimately we see that he's actually a pretty decent guy underneath the exterior.
He is a modern day outlaw, and he definitely knows how to party. But what he doesn't seem to realize is that he's not as selfish as he likes to believe. Growing up in a war torn and ravaged world where few if any showed him love has created a hard shell and forced him to do many things that were pretty ugly in order to survive, but he has never lost his humanity. This concept is key to the novel- where humanity can fall, it can also rise again, both physically and metaphorically.
In the end, the book is an adventure novel, plain and simple. I wanted to write the kind of book that I loved reading as a kid, and the kind of book I'd like to read now. Fun is the key ingredient, along with a pretty wild post-apocalyptic world where basically anything goes. Did I mention it's a world ruled by demonic supernatural overlords? Yeah, there's that too. Take a look. I hope you win the contest and I hope you get to enjoy all of these fine novels!
Tammy Salyer | http://tammysalyer.wordpress.com
Contract of Defiance
Isaac Hooke | http://isaachooke.com
The Forever Gate Compendium
Moira Katson | moirakatson.com
The Light; Shadow Trilogy (That's right! Trilogy!)
Scott Whitmore | http://scottwhitmorewriter.wordpress.com/
The Devil's Harvest
Joseph Lallo | www.bookofdeacon.com
Rise of the Red Shadow