GMTA VIRTUAL TOURS PRESENTS A Season Without Rain by Joe Schwartz

Title: A Season Without Rain

Author: Joe Schwartz

Genre: Fiction

Length: 348 pages

Release Date: November 2013

ISBN-13: 978-1493513390

Imprint: GMTA Publishing

Book Description

Jacob Miller is angry with himself, the world, and God. Life

seems so unfair, so cruel, that he can’t imagine why anyone even tries. After

having a nervous breakdown, selling his business, filing for bankruptcy, having

a baby, and finding out he owes over twenty grand in taxes, he is hardly happy

to be alive.

In the span of a year, Jacob will discover three very

important things about life. Things can always be worse. There really is a God.

And if you wait long enough anything can change.

A Season Without Rain explores that gray area between

poverty and middle class life, the struggling underclass for whom there are no

advocates. A powerful story told in a modern, everyday voice that will entrench

readers in Jacob Miller’s black world of anger, hate, resentment, lies, and


A Season Without Rain is Joe Schwartz’s first novel. His

previous short story collections Joe’s Black T-Shirt, The Games Men Play, and

The Veiled Prophet of St. Louis have been acclaimed vulgar as Bukowski and

visceral as Carver. Joe lives and works in St. Louis happily writing stories

exclusively about the Gateway City.

Joe Schwartz

A St. Louis native, I write exclusively about the Gateway

City. I prefer the style of fiction deemed transgressive fiction. That is my

stories protagonists generally find a solution to their problems through either

illicit or illegal means. I personally prefer stories told through a criminal’s

point-of-view. It is never the crime that fascinates me so much as the

motivation to do it and the terrible, almost predictable outcomes to such

actions. Just as I have an expectation of writing to be read I believe that it

is as important, if not more so, that you as a reader should have the

expectation of being entertained as you read. Anything less is such a


Life is short. Stories are forever. –Joe

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A Season without Rain’s Tour Dates

Wednesday the 4th of December Crossroad Reviews  A spotlight with Jessica

Friday the 6th December:  Paperback Hero Aaron

Spotlight and Guest post with Aaron
Tuesday the 10th December: The One Saga  Spotlight and Interview with Mathew

Wednesday 11th December Donna
Spotlight with Donna

Thursday the 12th December: Adrienne Woods
Review and spotlight with Adrienne

Tuesday the 17th December:  Indie Author: How To
Spotlight and Excerpt with Kisha

Thursday 19th December: Have You Heard BookReview
Spotlight and Guest post with Melanie

Tuesday the 24th December: From the Land ofEmpyrean
Spotlight and Guest Post with Mark

Thursday the 26st December: The Dragonian Series Spotlight with Adrienne

Tuesday the 31st December: Fantasy Ultimate
Spotlight and Guest post with Grace


I got a copy of A Season Without rain from the publisher for an honest review.
I must confess, that this isn’t my genre of choice. I like to help out where I can and started to read A Season without Rain by Joe Schwartz.

But I must also admit, that I wasn’t once not connected to this story. Joe has a gift for telling a story. You feel what his characters feel, your senses goes crazy wild through out this novel. His characters are so well developed and my emotions were up and down the whole time. Joe has done an amazing job with A Season without Rain and I would recommend this to everyone that wants to read something different. I love the cover, for some reason it didn’t speak to me in the beginning but after I finished this novel, it was the right choice.

Love your work, Joe, and I’ll definitely read something of yours again.

Kind Wishes,



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