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  1. Lobo’s Howliday Book Blast

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    December 16, 2013 by FPP

    About the Book ~ *New Release*

    Lobo's Howliday by C.L. MurphyTitle: Lobo’s Howliday (The Adventures of Lovable Lobo)

    Author: C.L. Murphy

    Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2013

    Publisher: Independent – Peanut Butter Prose

    Number of pages: 32

    Recommended age: 3+

     

     

     

    Summary

    It’s almost Christmas and Santa finds himself in quite the predicament due to unintended consequences as a result of trying something new. Lobo, and his raven sidekick, Roxy, travel to the North Pole to help the jolly ole’ one and are guided by the Arctic animals. The colors of the season delight along the way and make for a howling good holiday. Can you howl Ho Ho Ho?

     

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    The Early Buzz

    “This book has been by far the best written book that I have ever read. The way this author uses language to describe exactly what is going on is amazing. I find myself at a loss for words, the writing is so eloquent. I was instantly drawn into this book. I was disappointed that this story wasn’t longer, but that didn’t at all take away from the story.” ~ 5 Star Review, Jack Magnus, Readers Favorite

     

    Purchase

    Available for 99 cents!

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    About the Author: C.L. Murphy

    [caption id="attachment_11686" align="alignleft" width="220"]C.L. Murphy and Lovable Lobo C.L. Murphy and Lovable Lobo[/caption]

    While new to the children’s book writing and illustrating scene, C.L. has been doodling her way through life since she won a school wide poster contest in the third grade. She’s had the pleasure of working as an artist in residence, creating cartoons and painting murals with the children at local elementary schools. She adores the wonder and curiosity of young children. For years, she filed picture book ideas away, until the reality of the empty nest syndrome sunk in and she decided to bring her favorite one to fruition.

    She based the character, Lovable Lobo, on something very dear to her heart, a real wolf that she’s raised for the last 13 years. She’s felt the need to protect him his entire life, primarily due to the preconceived notions that wolves are to be feared.

    She lives amongst the wildlife in an enchanted forest in the beautiful Oregon wilderness. She has always appreciated nature and animals have always played a major role in her life. She was that little girl who brought home the strays asking “Can we please keep it?” At an early age she realized her connection with animals by training a wild bluejay to appear on command to take food from her hand.

    Check out her book series and discover that you, too, will find Lobo lovable.

    Book Website | Author Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

     

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    Contest runs: December 16, 2013 to January 14, 2014, 11:59 pm, 2013

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  2. Icarus Fall: Book 2 of the Project Horizon series

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    December 16, 2013 by FPP

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    Print Length: 230 pages
    Publisher: Battle King Press (12 Nov 2013)
    Language: English
    ASIN: B00GMMU84S

    Nine months since the events of Phoenix Splinter and Keith is still reeling from the loss of his family and the world as he knew it. Although in hiding, Keith must come to terms with events and choose a side. He is a weapon in high demand and some will stop at nothing to obtain him. A new group comes forward, promising Keith the answers he has been looking for. But, can he trust them?

    Icarus Fall, from Battle King Press, is the sequel to the successful Phoenix Splinter, book one of the Project Horizon series, in which we were introduced to nineteen-year-old Keith Groenewald, an escaped experiment from Area Fifty-One with telekinetic abilities.

    battlekingBRANLI CAIDRYN is a science fiction author originally from southern California and living in Washington. His debut novel Phoenix Splinter is the first book in the Project Horizon series.

    He is a self described “social nomad extraordinaire” and likes to think of himself as riding through life on the back of an elephant in a colorful howdah—yes, laptop included.

    Branli enjoys science fiction for its ability to present the scientifically feasible as a beautiful work of art. Whether a story takes place hundreds or even thousands of years into the future, the human condition remains a central item.

    http://branlicaidryn.com


  3. Musings of a hideous mind

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    December 14, 2013 by FPP

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    “Entering a Hideous Mind is free… leaving can be murder.”

    US: http://amzn.com/B00H9P98Z2
    UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00H9P98Z2

    Entering a Hideous Mind is free… leaving can be murder…

    In this collection of dark and disturbingly imaginative tales we are introduced to the further hideous musings of Alex Laybourne’s mind.
    From a twisted family secret that leads to dark sexual obsession and murder, to the crowning of a new ‘Hunter’ and an out of body experience with an explosive difference, these tales are design to get under the skin as well as into the mind.

    Haunting and terrifying, the musings of this hideous mind will remain leave you sleeping with the light on and looking over your shoulder at every step.

    alexlBorn and raised in the coastal English town Lowestoft, it should come as no surprise (to those that have the misfortune of knowing this place) that I became a horror writer.

    From an early age I was sent to schools which were at least 30 minutes’ drive away and so spent most of my free time alone, as the friends I did have lived too far away for me to be able to hang out with them in the weekends or holidays.

    I have been a writer as long as I can remember and have always had a vivid imagination. To this very day I find it all too easy to just drift away into my own mind and explore the world I create; where the conditions always seem to be just perfect for the cultivation of ideas, plots, scenes, characters and lines of dialogue.

    I am married and have four wonderful children; James, Logan, Ashleigh and Damon. My biggest dream for them is that they grow up, and spend their lives doing what makes them happy, whatever that is.

    For people who buy my work, I hope that they enjoy what they read and that I can create something that takes them away from reality for a short time. For me, the greatest compliment I can receive is not based on rankings but by knowing that people enjoy what I produce, that they buy my work with pleasure and never once feel as though their money would have been better spent elsewhere.

    Links

    Blog: http://www.alexlaybourne.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alex-Laybourne/212049612180183

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vanplank


  4. The Coloublind Chameleon

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    December 13, 2013 by FPP

    About the Book

    The Colourful Chameleon by Laura Kantor and Sarah Ray

    Title: The Coloublind Chameleon

    Author: Laura Kantor

    Illustrator: Sarah Ray

    Publication Date: November 19, 2013

    Publisher: Independent – Squidgy Face Books

    Number of pages: 32

    Recommended age: 2 to 7

     

     

    Summary

    Once there was a very special chameleon…

    The Colourblind Chameleon is the debut title from up and coming author/illustrator duo Laura Kantor and Sarah Ray.

    This is a colourful and imaginative tale of a chameleon who doesn’t fit in with the rest. He realises that it’s not just good to be different… it’s a lot more fun!

    Delight in the rhyming verses, vibrant colours and hilarious drawings as you are taken on a wonderful journey with a special little chameleon (wearing fabulous pants).

     

    The Early Buzz

    “This is a lovely book for children ….. Fun and bright, educational and with an underlying message……. It great that it teaches children about a chameleon changing colour and it also teaches children that it’s OK to be different ! I love it ! The illustrations are fabulous too…… Funny and colourful.” ~ 5 Star Review, diamondlil, Amazon

    “An excellent debut. Engaging story with captivating illustrations. Good to see a childrens story with a real positive message.” ~ 5 Star Review, Lucy, Goodreads

     

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    About the Author: Laura Kantor

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    Laura Kantor up in Coventry, England, but has spent the last few years living overseas in Canada, Australia and now Singapore. In her free time she loves to travel, bake and write (of course). With a job in marketing, project management and a love for writing lists, Laura decided to self publish her own stories, and set up Squidgy Face Books in 2013 (www.squidgyfacebooks.com), teaming up with Sarah Ray who was the perfect illustrator to bring her stories to life. A year of very late nights and extremely long weekends later and their first release, The Colourblind Chameleon is ready to bring some colour and fun to squidgy faces around the world.

     

    About the Illustrator: Sarah Ray

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    Sarah Ray, the illustrator of The Colourblind Chameleon grew up in the Herefordshire countryside where she gathered lots of inspiration for her drawings. Animals feature frequently in her work and she enjoys giving them human attributes.

    This is Sarah’s first children’s book, after working with a variety of clients on commissioned illustration. She also has her own range of award winning greeting’s cards which she sells across the UK, http:// www.sarahray.co.uk

     

     

    Squidgy Face Books

    Website | Facebook | Pinterest | Google+ | Twitter (Author) | Twitter (Illustrator)

     

    * $50 Book Blast Giveaway *

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    Contest runs: December 12, 2013 to January 10, 11:59 pm, 2014

    Open: Internationally

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    Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Laura Kantor and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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  5. Tumbleweed Christmas Book Blast

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    December 11, 2013 by FPP

    About the Book Title: Tumbleweed Christmas Author: Beverly Stowe McClure Publication Date: July 20, 2013 (original pub. date – August …
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  6. Dragon Defender Book Blast

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    December 8, 2013 by FPP

    About the Book

    Dragon Defender by J.A. BlackburnTitle: Dragon Defender (Dragon Defense League, Book #1)

    Author: J.A. Blackburn

    Publication Date: October 19, 2013

    Publisher: Pip & Grey

    Number of pages: 242

    Recommended age: 10+

     

     

     

    Summary (Amazon):

    For over a thousand years dragons have existed in secret . . .

    Peter Clark can build a robot from scratch and pick a lock in two minutes or less. But he can’t figure out why his mother left or why his grandma refuses to talk about her. When Uncle Dominick shows up on Peter’s twelfth birthday with a letter that hints at answers and an incredible story about dragons, Peter follows him, determined to find out the truth about his mother’s disappearance.

    What he finds is a reality far different from what he ever could have imagined – where dragons live in hiding, hunted by poachers for their magical parts, and a small group of men and women work tirelessly to protect them. These are the Dragon Defenders. Peter’s uncle is one. So was his mother. Now it’s Peter’s turn.

    * Finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association 2013 Literary Contest *

     

    Purchase

    Amazon (Print) | Amazon (Kindle)

     

    The Buzz

    “We read an advance copy of this book on kindle earlier this year and our 5th grade son read it twice and is anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. Great adventure, really kept our interest reading it together at night. This was one of the kids books I most enjoyed reading myself as well. The characters and the plot are well developed, and appealing to a wide range of kids (both genders). The writing is sophisticated but easy to understand, not ‘dumbed down’ like many kids books. The subject of dragons was so well crafted that it’s easy believe that dragons just might exist, after all.” ~ 5 Star Review, Leigh A., Amazon

    “Reminiscent of the Fablehaven series (with just the right touch of Harry P.) this middle grade book is both an adventure and a pleasure…Fast-paced and full of wonder, this book takes middle grade readers on a vivid journey from the southwestern U.S. to Mexico; where jungles, ancient ruins and local folklore add to the enchantment that Peter finds when he discovers that dragons are in fact, real. As a former elementary school teacher, my strong feeling is that kids will eat this book whole, and then turn to searching for dragon eggs in their own backyards!” ~ 5 Star Review, Grace W., Amazon

    “Dragon Defender was an absorbing action packed read! The author pulls you in from the first page and I’m not sorry to say I read it all in the first day. I’m 33 but still! This is a fun book for a chapter a night with your 5 year old (my son is loving it so far) or for yourself. The characters are well developed so you feel like you’re really there, and the dragon is so believable. I’d venture so far as to say I had to remind myself that dragons don’t really exist…. or do they?” ~ 5 Star Review, MGC, Amazon

     

    About the Author: J.A. Blackburn

    [caption id="attachment_15386" align="alignleft" width="151"]J.A. Blackburn, Author J.A. Blackburn[/caption]

     

    J. A. Blackburn lives in Seattle, Washington in a small white house overlooking the sea with her husband, Jason, her son, Camden, and their dog, Bella. Dragon Defender is her first novel.

    Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

     

     

     

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    Contest runs: December 8, 2013 to January 6, 2014, 11:59 pm, 2013

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    Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, J.A. Blackburn and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.
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  7. Haiyan Benefit Anthology

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    December 3, 2013 by FPP

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    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/haiyan-benefit-anthology

    Creators from all over the globe have come together to complete an anthology. One goal in mind to raise money for the victims of the Super Typhoon Haiyan.

    Together with creators from all over the globe we are donating our talents to create an anthology. Our goal is to raise money for the relief and response efforts in the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan.

    Please click the link and see if your can help!

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    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/haiyan-benefit-anthology


  8. The Shadow of the Unicorn

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    December 3, 2013 by FPP

    About the Book

    The Shadow of the UnicornTitle: The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy (The Shadow of the Unicorn, Book #1)

    Author: Suzanne de Montigny

    Publication Date: December 4, 2012

    Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing

    Number of pages: 157

    Recommended age: 9+

     

     

    Summary

    A loud, hissing sound filled the air. The unicorns looked up, their eyes filled with horror.

    Azaria, a unicorn colt, is intrigued when the young clairvoyant dinosaur, Darius, foresees a terrifying change in the world. When a giant fireball smashes into the earth, the unicorns struggle to survive the hurricanes and starvation that follow. Danger of a more sinister nature threatens when the creatures-that-walk-on-two-legs settle in the valley and their leader, Ishmael, discovers the healing power of the unicorns’ horns. Azaria, now a young stallion, must use his wits to save the herd from complete extinction.

    * #1 in the Animals in their World list on Goodreads Listopia *

    * #1 in the Christmas Stocking Stuffers list on Goodreads Listopia *

    Global gold

    Winner of the 2013 Global E-book Award for Best Fantasy/Alternate History

     

    Book Trailer

    The Buzz

    “Kudos to Ms. de Montigny for writing an original variation on the fantasy epic–unicorns intermingling with dinosaurs! The book’s themes include the humane and environmental concerns that Watership Down and the films of Hayao Miyazaki have in common. If you have a middle grader or are just young at heart, pick up The Shadow Of The Unicorn.” ~ 5 Star Review, Stuart W., Amazon

    “The Shadow of the Unicorn is a must-read for all unicorn lovers, but even more so for the ones, like my self, who hadn’t read anything about them yet. It is a thrilling and encouraging story about a young unicorn that has to save his herd after a meteor nearly destroyed their environment and killed the dinosaurs. Suzanne de Montigny created a compelling universe with believable characters and a great adventure story to challenge them with. While the story finishes in this book, I can’t wait to read about the new adventures the unicorns will face..” ~ 5 Star Review, Antje H., Amazon

    “This story pulled me in with a beautiful portrayal of a time and place where unicorns and dinosaurs live side by side. It moved me forward with unexpected twist and turns (a requirement in any good story). I found it hard to put the book down and was totally engaged in seeing the young characters (unicorns and dinosaurs) survive and grow because of the challenges they faced.” ~ 5 Star Review, NW Harris, Amazon

    “I just finished reading The Shadow of the Unicorn. What a story teller Suzanne de Montigny is. She combined unicorns with dinosaurs and spun a tail of magic that kept me turning the pages, not to mention throwing in an evil that came in the form of a human! What an enjoyable story – and here I thought these mystic animals were extinct. I just didn’t know what to look for!” ~ 5 Star Review, Penny E., Amazon

    “What a delightfully unique book. Unicorns and dinosaurs facing changing conditions. Darius is a young dinosaur capable of seeing the future. Azaria is a young unicorn who becomes a friend and learns from Darius. Yes, there are humans in this book. They are the villains of the story. Greedy beasts. I think both boys and girls will love this story. Very quick paced and easy to read. A delightful story, and I look forward to more from this author. ~ 5 Star Review, DM Lawrence, Amazon

     

    Purchase

    *Half of all proceeds go to the Third World Eye Care Society, a group of eye specialists who travel to third world countries with thousands of pairs of glasses and perform eye surgery for free.*

    Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | Smashwords | iTunes | MuseItUp

     

    About the Author: Suzanne de Montigny

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    Suzanne de Montigny wrote her first unicorn story at the age of twelve. Several years later, she discovered it in an old box in the basement, thus reigniting her love affair with unicorns. The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy, is her first novel. Suzanne lives in Burnaby, B.C. with the three loves of her life – her husband and two boys.

    Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

     

     

     

     

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    Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)

    Contest runs: December 2, 2013 to January 1, 11:59 pm, 2014

    Open: Internationally

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    Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Suzanne de Montigny and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.
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  9. Review: Plastic Jesus by Wayne Simmons

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    December 1, 2013 by FPP

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    Paperback: 320 pages
    Publisher: Salt Publishing (15 Nov 2013)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1907773630
    ISBN-13: 978-1907773631

    Plastic Jesus grabs you by the throat. From the opening paragraph, without warning, it plunges you into a world of fear and confusion and visceral emotion. When it spews you back out again, you are left dizzy, overwhelmed – and desperate to read more. And it’s then that you take your first fearful steps into Lark City…

    It is the near future, following a devastating Holy War. Once part of the US colonies, Maalside, the New Republic, now stands alone in the Pacific, separated from the heartland by 200 miles of salty ocean. Lark City is its capital, watched over by a 50 foot, pouting, stiletto-heeled and garter-belted ‘Miss Liberty’, a crude parody of the famous landmark across the water.

    In this brutal neon jungle, Code Guy Johnny Lyon writes a Jesus social networking AI, to rebrand religion following the war. But something goes wrong; a virtual hell breaks on the streets of Lark – a violent, surreal and uncontrollable social breakdown.

    Caught in this terrifying web of danger are Sarah Lee, Johnny’s co-worker, drug lord Paul McBride who is determined to exploit the chaos to wipe out his enemies, and McBride’s junkie daughter, a prostitute called Kitty.

    Now, only Johnny can save Sarah, Kitty and the city.
    Belfast born, and now Cardiff incomer, Wayne Simmons is an author best known for his string of excellent zombie novels: Drop Dead Gorgeous, Flu, Fever, and Doll Parts, which have been published in the UK, Austria, Germany, Spain, Turkey and North America.

    With Plastic Jesus he has turned his hand to a near future, dystopian science fiction treat of a thriller which brings us the bastard love child of Blade Runner, Lawnmower Man and Judge Dredd.  This novel could easily have been a gritty and dirty crime novel, with a seedy underbelly of a broken city cleverly shown within each and every page. From crime lords to junkies, to corrupt police and corrupting big business, this novel had every making of a noir special …but Wayne wasn’t satisfied with ‘just’ a great crime book, oh no.  This book shows us what just may happen when religion and capitalism collide in unholy matrimony, and the world ‘ends’ as a result.  Well, when I say ends I mean society pretty much collapses: drugs, prostitution, and virtual reality technology hold sway in a future where religion is forgotten, disparaged, or is a dirty word.

    As with his other books Wayne jumps right into things and keeps a pretty frenetic pace all the way through.  Disparate characters are introduced at break neck speed and only near the end are they all started to come together, strands of a very large web that Wayne deftly weaves in his story.  There isn’t really a ‘good’ guy among the bunch.  Johnny Lyons is a widower who is drowning in his own grief. Garcon, his boss, is willing to go to any lengths to give his company the success that it needs. Harold Shepard, the last preacher in a city without religion, has lost his faith.  Rudlow, the chief of police, is desperate to bring the ruling crime lord to justice. McBride, the said crime lord, is all-powerful and, rightly, feared by everyone …other than Kitty, his daughter, how lives in a permanent drug-fueled high, paid for by prostitution.

    It is Simmons’ characters that steal the show in Plastic Jesus.  I mean this as a compliment entirely but Wayne doesn’t waste time writing complex plot around story lines that you need a PhD in ‘what the f**k’ to understand.  He writes about the zombie apocalypse, he writes about situations that people can grasp and, mostly, he writes about people in those situations.  He makes you despise who you should despise, he makes you root for who you should root for, but he never makes his heroes wear white, or his villains wear black … he makes every character flawed, broken, detailed, and, above all, real.

    In a story where an Island off the coast of America is falling apart at the seams, where a virtual reality Jesus may be the thing that saves or damns humanity, where families come together and are torn apart, and where everyone seems to succumb to despair and hit rock bottom, reality is the thing that stood out the most.  Wayne writes about the fantastical with the ability to keep the reader firmly entranced within the story and with the characters.

    Is this book perfect?  No.  I think that perhaps it is too dark, too unrelenting in terms of despair and humanity’s failings.  No one comes out of the book unscathed and, perhaps, that will be too dark for some.  There are elements of light in it, of course, and depending on your perspective there may even be a form of happy ending for some.  Also, speaking of endings, the resolution for the book is the only time that the pace lets itself down; there are a lot of characters, with individual stories that tie into the overarching narrative of the book and while they are all handled nicely it feels like the pace speeds up just a little too much near the end.  I think that this story could easily have spanned a couple, maybe even three, books, and by doing so there would have been more space to not only breathe but to discover the characters in more detail …and to experience the fear/horror of virtual reality gone wrong.

    That is a minor niggle, and Wayne may have plans to bring back some (not all …not everyone comes out alive in a Wayne Simmons book, after all) of the characters that we met.  For me I’d love to find out more about Charles 7!

    To sum things up Plastic Jesus gives us an uncomfortable look at ourselves, and what we could become …what some of us are already… in a world filled with avarice and addiction, to money, to drugs, and to technology.  It could be described as cyberpunk, or sci-fi thriller, but whatever it is it is undoubtedly very good indeed.

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    Belfast born, Wayne Simmons, has loitered with intent around the horror genre for some years. He penned reviews and interviews for several online zines before publication of his debut novel in 2008.

     

    Wayne’s work has since been published in the UK, Austria, Germany, Spain, Turkey and North America. His bestselling zombie novel, FLU, was serialised by Sirius XM’s Book Radio. He continues to write reviews and features for various magazines as well as his own website and The Lair of Filth blog. He’s the co-host of extreme metal show, Doom N’ Gloom and has his own podcast, HACK. He co-produces the Scardiff Horror Expo.

     

    Wayne currently lives in Wales with his ghoulfiend and a Jack Russel terrier called Dita.

     

    Look out for Wayne at various genre, music and tattoo events.

     

    http://waynesimmons.org/