RBTL PRESENTS: A BOY AND HIS CORPSE BY RICHARD B KNIGHT

Title: A Boy & His Corpse
Author: Richard B Knight
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA Horror Comedy
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Sept 24 2014
Edition/Format Available In: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

Like any fifteen-year-old, Alan Chandler has to deal with the horrors of adolescence—social awkwardness, joblessness, and a father who drives him nuts. But there are some not-so-typical horrors too: His father’s job is to resurrect people as anti-terrorist soldiers. Even though his father keeps warning him that the day will come when he’ll need to take over the family business, Alan is more interested in starting an Undead Wrestling Federation—if only he could keep a corpse on its feet for more than a minute at a time.

Meanwhile, troubles are brewing in the Middle East. A mad dictator threatens to start World War III, and Alan knows that if his father leaves for war, he won’t be coming back. Not alive anyway. With the future at stake, Alan must choose between his adolescent dreams and becoming the leader his father needs him to be. He needs to find himself and understand how his powers work…before it’s too late.

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Author Information

Richard B. Knight (The “B” stands for “Brandon”) teaches Language Arts during the day and writes fiction at night. He decided that he wanted to be a novelist back in the fourth grade. It was all quite spontaneous. Back then, his teacher asked all of the students what they wanted to be when they grew up, and while many students chose “doctor”, or “lawyer”, or “astronaut”, Richard, wanting to be funny, chose “drag queen garbage man”. It wasn’t until his peers starting reading off their choices that Richard decided that it would probably behoove him to write down another profession. He has stuck with “novelist” ever since.

Richard has a love of movies, video games, and comic books, and all three influences come through in his writing. He currently lives in Clifton, New Jersey with his lovely wife, Rona.

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Excerpts

Excerpt 1.

James Krompholz grunted and tightened his grip around the neck of the corpse. Alan Chandler watched as the semi-rigid neck began to stretch as James flexed his pudgy bicep

“Yo, loosen up on him, man,” Alan said. The basement walls grew fuzzy before his eyes. “You’re starting to give me a headache.”

James looked over at his friend, but didn’t release his hold.

“Yo…chill!” Alan demanded. His thick brow began to furrow.

To say the ladies didn’t love Alan was an understatement. He was flabby and pimple laden and insisted on wearing baggy clothes that only made him look fatter because they were comfortable. The distinct funk of an ill-kept afro and deodorant-resistant BO always proceeded and trailed his movements. And he wasn’t an intellectual heavyweight, either. His grades made him look slow, at best. Alan Chandler was the kind of mouth-breather most people wouldn’t even want to sit next to on the bus, let alone be their friend, and he knew this. Good Lord, did he know this. If not for one discernible talent, James probably wouldn’t even want to be his friend.

But Alan did have a special ability—he could control a corpse with his mind. He could even feel what it felt when it took damage. Alan’s father, Herbert, could do even more than that. Alan had seen it with his own eyes.

“Come on, man. Don’t give in,” James said with sweat glistening on his beet red forehead. “If we’re ever going to get corpse wrestling off the ground, you’ve gotta get stronger with controlling Mort. Now, come on. Break my hold.”

“You’re pulling too hard,” Alan said. His shoulders dropped and tears welled up in the corners of his eyes. “I can’t breathe!”

“If you can talk, you can breathe,” James said. He raised his right eyebrow and smirked. “You also need to be able to take a blow. Like this!” He put his leg behind the dead man’s and fell backward with him. The blow of the corpse’s head hitting the ground made an audible chock sound on the cold cement.

Alan screamed as he stumbled forward. Purple splotches popped behind his eyes and his chest felt like it had been slammed by a battering ram.

“Alan,” James said. His voice sounded like it was underwater. “Hey, man. Are you okay? Just take a deep breath. Oh, man. I didn’t think you’d go down like that.”

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Bewitching Book Tours Presents: Deadly, Calm and Cold By Susannah Sandlin

 

Title: Deadly, Calm and Cold
Series: The Collectors Book 2
Author: Susannah Sandlin
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Date of Publication: December 2, 2014
ISBN: 978-1477826812
ASIN: B00LF7ONEG
Number of pages: 280
Word Count: Approx 88,000
Cover Artist: Kerrie Robertson/

Book Description:

From award-winning author Susannah Sandlin comes the second book in The Collectors series.

How far will ordinary people go to protect their secrets? The Collectors’ games are as much about manipulating lives as finding lost treasure. Everyone is expendable as the ruthless C7 pushes people into gambling with their lives in order to find priceless objects lost to history.
Samantha Crowe’s secrets could ruin her career, while Brody Parker’s could get him killed. They become pawns for two Collectors seeking Bad King John’s crown jewels, which disappeared in rural England back when Robin Hood roamed Nottingham.
This time, however, the Collectors–a ruthless dotcom billionaire and a desperate London detective–might not be playing for the same team, leaving Sam and Brody trapped in the middle.
One thing’s for sure: If either hope to survive, Sam and Brody will have to find a way to overcome their distrust–and their growing attraction–in order to succeed on this winner-take-all treasure hunt.

Available at Amazon BN Book Depository

About the Author:

Susannah Sandlin writes paranormal romance and romantic thrillers from Auburn, Alabama, on top of a career in educational publishing that has thus far spanned five states and six universities—including both Alabama and Auburn, which makes her bilingual.

She grew up in Winfield, Alabama, but was also a longtime resident of New Orleans, so she has a highly refined sense of the absurd and an ingrained love of SEC football, cheap Mardi Gras trinkets, and fried gator on a stick. She’s the author of the award-winning Penton Legacy paranormal romance series, a spinoff novel, Storm Force, a standalone novelette, Chenoire, and a new romantic thriller series, The Collectors, beginning with Lovely, Dark, and Deep.

Writing as Suzanne Johnson, she also is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series.

Website: http://www.suzannejohnsonauthor.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SusannahSandlin

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Fire Quill Publishing Presents: Virtual Tour For The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschagne

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Title: The Broken Destiny
Author: Carlyle Labuschagne
Series: The Broken Trilogy
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing (SA)
Hallowed Ink Press (USA)
Release Date: November 2014
ISBN: 97809922446208
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Back blurb:

Her Destiny is to rise above her fall.

You cannot know what light is, if you have not experienced darkness.
Ava and her people have been exiled to the planet Poseidon for reasons she can’t fathom.
Upon meeting a boy from a different sector, her life turns into beautiful chaos. She begins to feel things she isn’t allowed to, this motivating her to find out the truth about why her kind are so different, and why the Council are so interested in her.

Once her mind is freed, with it comes a terrible power that could either save her kind, or destroy them all.

But Eva is not the perfect heroine. She will become what she hates to save the ones she loves, and the cost of such a burden is deadly at best.

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About the author Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African award winning author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her first two books in the Broken Trilogy. Her first YA Dystopian novel “The Broken Destiny” reached top 3 in its YA Debut Category. The Sequel Evanescent won YATR literary award for best Sci-Fi Book of 2013 and was nominated for IRC best Indie Novel and Indie cover award 2014. “My goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another.” She is not only an author, but works as a marketing manager by day. She holds a diploma in creative writing through the writing school at College SA. Carlyle loves to swim, fight for the trees, and is a food lover who is driven by her passion for life – her nemesis- housework! Carlyle also writes for IU e-magazine India, an inspirational non-profit magazine that aims at inspiring the world through words. The drive behind her author career is ‘healing through words.’

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Excerpt #1
I wasn’t sure why they called us the Broken, but what I did know for sure was that we were different from the other human inhabitants of the planet, not physically, but in spirit. We were the third generation with a huge―some would say a cursed―destiny.
Poseidon is the planet on which we resided. It was set in a milky way much like our home planet―Earth. Global warming, war and evil undertakings were said to have contributed to Earth’s destruction. So it was said. Did I believe it? No. I believed that there was a lot more to the story behind our origins. I could feel it in the cold burn of my legs sometimes, and I could see it on the faces of my peers as we walked down the hallways of our school.
A haunting feeling stared back at me as I looked upon my reflection in the monitor every morning. The color of my irises had changed twice since I hit puberty. Was that normal? No way. I often wondered why I was the only one who had experienced that strange side effect of puberty. But there was something else, something I kept secret from the Council, and from Kim, which might have confirmed my suspicions.

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1 signed copy of The Broken Destiny
1 custom made t-shirt
1 custom made Book mark
1 custom made book bag
5 Digital copies of The Broken Destiny
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Tour dates

Monday the 3rd of November Review by Kimmy
http://opinionatedcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

Wednesday the 5th November – Review by Sana
http://letmebefictional.blogspot.com

Tuesday the 11th November – Review by Aisa
http://originiquEquanimity.blogspot.com

Thursday the 13th November – Spotlight by FQP
http://www.firequillpublishing.com

Tuesday the 18th November – Guestpost by Deborah
http://deborahjayauthor.com

Thursday the 20th November – Review by Anna
http://enchantedbyya.blogspot.co.uk

Thursday the 25th November – Guestpost by Erika
http://confessionsofafantasyfreak.blogspot.com

Thursday the 4th December – Interview by Adrienne
https://woodsadrienne.wordpress.com

Monday the 8th of December – Review by Teri
http://sportochicksmusings.blogspot.com

Wed the 12th of December – Spotlight by Sandra
http://www.novelreviewcafe.com

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