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Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for CALLING THE REAPER: First Book of Purgatory by Jason Pere, a dark fantasy available now.





CALLING THE REAPER
by Jason Pere

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BLURB:

The time of the Unity has ended. Now, the realm of man is stranded between Paradise and Purgatory. The Valkyrie and Reaper battle over the fate of all who pass from the land of the living and into the afterlife.

Eight mortal spirits from vastly different worlds tread the same, inevitable path toward their last, crucial decision. Within them all exists the defining conflict every man must face—to look upon the end of their life with glory and honor, or to give credence to their baser longings, calling the Reaper to their own demise.

In this rich, harrowing tale of pride, deceit, honor, vengeance, and redemption, each individual must battle their inner turmoil, facing the sacrifices they have made before their unavoidable end in the land of the living.

But their last day in life is also their first day of death amidst the terrors of the underworld. Lord Master Death wants them all…and the real battle has only just begun.


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EXCERPT:

It was said he could not be defeated. It was said he had slain over ten thousand warriors. It was said he had lived for nine hundred years and would live for nine hundred more. It was said that his father was the strike of lightning and his mother the winter’s frost, that he traded his spirit to a demon for the strength of twenty men. It was said his blades were forged from the teeth of dragons and his armor fashioned from the bones of giants.

No one knew how much was myth and how much truth save for this: he was the Fist of the Shogunate, the finest of warriors and the most brutal of killers. His thirst for blood and glory was unquenchable. His name was Kenji Rei.

In the final days of autumn, the air was filled with the crisp bite of the coming winter. The Emperor’s court found itself covered in the shadow of falling leaves and petals as the morning wind stripped the trees bare. Two men stood before an audience of some of the most prestigious men in the empire, including the Emperor himself.

The first man was a formidable bladesman of impressive lineage. Hoshi Okami was regarded far and wide as the pride of the Kobiko Dojo, the oldest and most exclusive school in all the empire. It admitted no more than four new students a year. Those Kobiko students were all remarkably gifted and skilled warriors in their own right, and they required not only one but two letters of recommendation from the most venerable Senseis in the empire before they could even petition for admittance.

Above any living practitioner, and arguably any practitioner of the Kobiko art who had ever lived, Hoshi Okami stood a paragon of the way of the warrior. To date, he had never declined a challenge and had fought precisely two hundred and eleven duels, winning each and every one of them. He was about to fight his two hundred and twelfth. Hoshi Okami currently served as the bodyguard and principle advisor to General Aiko Mastay. Okami’s opponent, and the second man before the gathered audience, was Kenji Rei, personal champion of the Shogun and Fist of the Shogunate.


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AUTHOR INTERVIEW:


If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be?
My go-to answer for that question is always time control. Maybe it is just me being power hungry but I feel like you can pretty much do anything with the ability to manipulate time.

What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to learn about you?
I am not an avid reader. I will make an effort to read the work of my writing buddies and anyone who asks me for my help but I do not read for leisure.

When writing descriptions of your hero/ine, what feature do you start with?
I can tell you that I rarely delve into their physical attributes. Most often I focus on my characters morality and thought process. I often introduce a charter with a narrative that focuses on some of their past exploits. One thing that treads one the physical side of characters that I do put some effort into is crafting the sound of their individual voice.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I write by the seat of my pants all the time. When I have a story I tend to think of my ending and beginning as well as a few highlights but for the most part I don’t bother with notes or outlining. This has led me to make some changes to my stories midway thru the creative process. I find that I can surprise myself with an unexpected plot twist writing a story just as easily as reading one.

Did you learn anything from writing this book? If so, what?
There was a wealth of knowledge that I learned while writing “Calling the Reaper”. Most of it pertained to the technical and “unfun” aspects of writing and publishing. In a nutshell most of the lessons I learned on that front were all a matter of preparation and making sure that you take your time to get things write by checking and doubled checking every little detail. The biggest emotional learning experience I had writing this book was the fact that I learned that I could, indeed, conjure up a full length novel from the depths of my imagination. That was a rewarding experience of self-validation.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jason Pere is a born-and-raised New Englander. He always had a passion for the arts and creative storytelling. At the age of thirteen, Jason took up the craft of acting for film and theater. He pursued that interest for over a decade until refocusing his medium of expression into writing.

At first, Jason took a causal interest in writing, starting with poetry and journaling. Over time, he honed his direction and finally began writing larger works. In November of 2012, Jason self-published his first book, Modern Knighthood: Diary of a Warrior Poet.

Since then, Jason has continued writing on his own, mostly short stories and poetry. Calling the Reaper was his first experience committing to a full-length Fiction title.

In early 2015, Jason became affiliated with Collaborative Writing Challenge (CWC). Since then, he has joined many other writers on numerous collaborative projects. Jason is a regular contributor to CWC and is scheduled to have multiple pieces of his work appear in their publications throughout 2016.

You can find out more about Jason Pere’s involvement and publications in collaborative fiction at: http://www.collaborativewritingchallenge.com

To connect with Jason, check him out at: http://www.facebook.com/jason.pere.7

Jason also writes fanfiction for Team Covenant on their Blog of the Pheonixborn, dedicated to the new game by Plaid Hat Games, ‘Ashes’. Go to http://teamcovenant.com/ashesonline/ to read Jason’s flash fiction work.




NOTE: The book will be $0.99 during the tour


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25 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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  2. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win

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  3. Thanks for sharing your post, I enjoyed reading it!

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    1. Thank you for stoping in and saying so. I appreciate the support

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  5. I have added this book to my TBR List!

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    1. Thank you so much. I am grateful for your interest in "Calling the Reaper" and I look forward to hearing your feedback.

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  6. Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise?

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    1. I need things quiet. Having outside noise can make me lose my focus easily. Sometimes I will listen to music while I write but it is a rare occasion. If I do listen to something then it needs to be a piece without any lyrics.

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  7. The cover is great. It really draws you in and makes you want to find out more.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah Cushaway is the artist responsible for the cover.

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  8. Excellent interview! Looking forward to checking out this book!

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  9. What an amazing interview, thank you so much, was a pleasure to read it!!!

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  10. Happy Friday! Stopped by quickly to share.

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  11. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt! Looking forward to checking this book out!

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  12. Happy Saturday! I hope you have a great weekend. Stopped by to share.

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  13. I hope your weekend is going well. Mine has been pretty uneventful. Stopped by to share once again.

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  14. It's the beginning of a new week. Hope yours is great. Dropped in to share the post.

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  15. I have enjoyed following this book tour and look forward to checking out this book!

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  16. Well this tour is winding down. Only a couple of days left. I've enjoyed following the tour!

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  17. I hope the tour was successful. Stopping by to share one last time. :-)

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