Today I’m participating in the The Awesome Indies Magical Mystery Tour, hosted by the Awesome Indies. From the 27th to the 30th September you’ll have the chance to pick up some special offers or win awesome prizes at participating blogs.
This tour highlights the magical and mysterious qualities of a selection of books listed on the Awesome Indies. Each blog hosts a scene of a mystery story, and the links for you to read the full story and find the key you need to enter the Giveaway for an Amazon gift card. (First prize is a $25 card, second prize is $15 and third prizes is a $10 card.)
All you have to do is start at the Awesome Indies, follow the links from blog to blog, read the story and pick up the clue to the mystery key to enter the draw when you get back to the Awesome Indies. While you’re at each blog, read about the authors book and enter their giveaway or pick up their special offer.
If you haven’t started the tour, pop over to the Awesome Indies and start now.
If you’re on the Magical Mystery Tour already, then read on …
What is MySteRIouS about my book GeNeRation?
For a start, it’s got one of those flawed heros. Journalist Hendrix Harrison is afraid of his own mobile phone but can’t admit it. Secondly, he hooks ups with a beautiful entomologist who is trying to work out why her research into the insect life on dead bodies is going so badly. But thirdly Hendrix has to discover the link between the insects, sightings of decayed old people wandering around the countryside and a chemical giant known as Mendel Pharmaceuticals. As he gets closer to solving the mystery, he must face escalating terrors and his own fear of technology to discover the macabre fate of the lost souls donated to scientific research.
Here’s the special prize
Apart from the offer price for Generation being only 99c, for the best comment on this blog over the duration of this Magical Mystery Tour, I will give one e-copy of Wayne Teresly’s almost-best-selling science poetry Galactic Surf. It’s really worth commenting!
Ghost Town — The one where Kevin reveals his demons…
“I ain’t been doing nothing strange nor dark. No Sir, Drill Serg’n’ Major, Sir.” Kevin mumbled while sliding his boots across the rocky ground and making his way up the old track behind the gas station. “I ain’t been doing those things, Drill Serg’n’ Major.”
Kevin was well aware how his constant mumbling and talking to the walls appeared to the outside world, yet he didn’t care. The names, the looks, the gestures and the avoidance were part of a diversion that other people used to keep themselves sane. If they really understood what was going on, they’d turn immediately and irrevocably bonkers. At least he wasn’t insane,; not yet anyway.
He didn’t care neither that he smelled of a mouldy mattress, or that the only jobs he’d ever kept for more than a month were while fracking Charlie in Vietnam and his recent part-time diversion at the mini-mart. Walter had given him that job and Kevin didn’t know if he should thank Walter or strangle the life out of him with a length of cheese wire. Reluctantly, and on most days, he remained thankful.
Until today and the direct accusation of evil doing.
Kevin kept his head bowed low and his back arched downwards rather like a ferret standing on its hind legs, as he trudged towards the cabins and through the sagebrush that had overgrown a once neat front yard. He mumbled to the door of number one.
[Click heres for the next part of the story and another special offer or give away. And click here, to enter the Magical Mystery Tour Giveaway. Use the name of the missing card as the password to enter the draw.]