Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Book Tour: Chasing Liberty by Theresa Linden

Book Blurb:

Liberty 554-062466-84 of Aldonia lives in a responsible society that cares for the earth and everyone on it. They have learned to balance resource consumption with replacement initiatives, unavoidable pollution with clean-environment efforts. Science ensures that every baby born is healthy. The government ensures that every baby born is needed. All are cared for, taught, and given a specific duty to perform, their unique contribution to society. Why is Liberty so unsatisfied?

In less than two weeks, Liberty must begin her vocation. Every girl in Aldonia wishes she had Liberty's vocation. Liberty would rather flee from Aldonia and live on her own, independent of the all-controlling government, the Regimen Custodia Terra. The high electrical Boundary Fence crushes any thought of escape. The ID implant imbedded in her hand makes it impossible to hide. She has no choice but to submit. Liberty is slated to be a Breeder.

As vocation day draws near, a man with an obsession for Liberty attacks her and injects her with a drug. She’s about to lose consciousness when someone comes to her rescue, a man in a mottled cape and dark glasses. She wakes in an underground facility where people watch over Aldonia with an array of monitors and surveillance equipment. These people are full of secrets, but she discovers one thing: they rescue a man scheduled for re-education. They rescued him. They can rescue her.

Author Bio:

Theresa resides with her husband and three boys in northeast Ohio. She was born in California and moved every three years (her father was in the Coast Guard). This probably accounts for her love of traveling and desire to see the world. Living by the ocean, under the palm trees in Guam and Hawaii, helped spur her imagination. She began writing illustrated short stories with her sister in grade school, borrowing characters from favorite movies and shows. Now, writing is her passion. Her favorite genres include Fantasy, Western, Contemporary, Supernatural and Futuristic. Other interests: painting with acrylic, drawing with ink, hiking, traveling and American History. Theresa is a member of the Catholic Writer's Guild, a local writers' group, and Critique Circle, an online critique group. She has an Associate's Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Drafting and a Catechetical Degree from Catholic Distance University.


Available on Kindle as a pre-order, to be delivered on the release date:

Here are the top ten places Author Theresa Linden would love to vacation, getting to know the place and the people:

1. San Francisco, California where I was born

2. Guam where I lived as a child—because places look so different from how you remember them growing up

3. Oahu where I lived as a child—and the other Hawaiian islands while I'm at it

4. Florence, Italy where one of my unpublished books is set

5. All of Italy because I love that old world feel

6. Black Hills, South Dakota where one of my other stories takes place

7. Prescott, Arizona where I lived for one wonderful year and where the weather is perfect and the landscape diverse

8. Southern Arizona, in the winter, where two of my stories take place

9. Luray Caverns in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley because I used the area in one of my stories!

10. But I really, really want to stay at a dude ranch in a Southwestern state. Maybe we will when our boys are older.

Tour Schedule:

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Book Tour: Campus Killer by Andrew Hess

This book does contain quite a bit of swearing!

Book Blurb:

Ali Ryan has dreamed of being a hot shot detective that solves high profile cases. Her love for crime novels and police dramas was her inspiration to become a cop, but it was her pushy demeanor and sassy impulsive attitude that earned her the detective promotion she coveted. But is your dream job worth sacrificing the ones you love?
The fall semester for New Paltz has begun complete with a dead body turning up in the dorms. Police claim the case is open and shut, but Detective Ali Ryan doesn’t think so. She throws herself into the case desperately searching for answers as the death toll on campus rises; each made to look like a suicide.

With Ali getting closer to uncovering the truth, the killer wants to make his attacks more personal. His sights are set on Detective Ryan and her sister. Police are forced to place them under their protection, but Ali is determined to hunt down the killer and stop him before he kills again. But how far is Detective Ryan willing to go to protect her sister and take down the sadistic killer?

Author Bio:

Andrew Hess is a resident of Long Island New York who likes to spend much of his time traveling between Long Island, New York City and the Dutchess County areas. In 2011 he debuted with his first book Chamber of Souls, a small book of free verse poetry which depicted the struggles of a man who thought he had everything in the world only to feel like he lost everything after a rough break-up. In 2013, Andrew debuted his novel The Phoenix Blade: Project Justice; the first in The Phoenix Blade series.
Andrew is also a blogger at TheWritersRevolution13.blogspot.com where he interviews and promotes other authors in order to assist indie authors get more exposure. Andrew is also a frequent guest on the Anthony Charles Podcast, a show dedicated to creative professionals as they give insight into their works and the lives they lead; guests have included authors, comedians, musicians, stuntmen, actors and producers.

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Snippet #5
            “I guess you’ll be down there with the rest of the animals.”
            Jess scowled at him before walking further into the room examining her neighbor extensively with her hypnotic green eyes.
“There’s something different about you.”
            His paranoia seeped in; making him question if she figured out he was planning something fiendish. Maybe she noticed the change in his demeanor or maybe she saw the black gloves and mask sitting in the shopping bags or maybe…
            “You got a haircut,” she said with a smile; checking out the shorter brown hair spiked up with gel in it. “I like it. It brings out the green in your eyes.”

            “But my eyes are hazel.”

I asked Author Andrew Hess who he would cast to play his main characters if Campus Killer were ever made into a movie. Here is his response!

Detective Ali Ryan
She is by far one of the hardest for me to cast. To fill this role, the actress would have to be smart, funny, sexy, a take no nonsense kind of woman. I can thank the show Marvel’s Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. for bringing this actress into the mix this season as well. The woman that would best fit the role for Detective Ali Ryan would be Adrianne Palicki

Officer Rodney Johnson
He is the strong former nightclub bouncer turned cop. His size and demeanor is intimidating, but since meeting the love of his life, getting married and having a kid, Rodney Johnson has shown a more sensitive side as well. Shemar Moore would be a good fit despite not being as tall as I would like. 

Amanda Ryan
Many would think Amanda Ryan would be a naive college girl that’s fallen for a bad boy, but that’s not entirely true. Since moving to New Paltz and having her big sister around, who happens to be a bad ---- cop, she is more grounded and wants to know any good dirt on Ali’s cases. A fitting actress for this role would be Emma Roberts.

Mark L. Young played a great role as Scottie P. in We’re the Millers and feel he could pull off the role of Shawn much better than anyone I can think of.

A man of mystery and passion. The man to fit that role would need to do the same. Someone that has the look that could drive a woman wild and still have you guessing his intentions would be Amin Joseph.

Mark Thompson/Nick DeFalc
(perfect pic right? Picked it myself!)
The creepy killer that is obsessed with getting revenge for his break-up and loneliness. Thomas Dekker has the exact look for Nick DeFalco. He has acted in horror films such as Fear Clinic, Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) and All About Evil. 

Lieutenant Esposito
(My all time favorite actor to play a cop!)
The hot tempered Lieutenant would be played by Cheech Marin. He is known for his many roles including Cheech and Chong or his time spent co-starring on Nash Bridges as Joe Dominguez. I feel Cheech Marin would be best suited to bring the comedic hot tempered Lieutenant to life.

Tour Schedule:

January 4
January 5
January 6
January 7
January 8
January 9
January 10