Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Edger Lives (Edger #2) by David Beem

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Edger Lives (Edger #2) by David Beem. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Check out this great excerpt on my stop, and don't forget to check out the tour wide giveaway! Be sure to follow the rest of the tour here for other excerpts. Good luck!
Title: Edger Lives
Series: Edger #2
Author: David Beem
Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Publication Date: March 31st 2019
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Our dork of destiny rides again!

Edger is falling for Mary, his bodyguard, kick-ass spy, and cover wife. But she’s so hopelessly out of his league, it’s clear someone’s going to get hurt. Less clear? That someone may be the Prime Minister of Australia.

When Mary confesses her desire to kill the world leader whose assassination Edger’s supposed to prevent, Edger’s superpowers pick the worst time to stop working. Without a fully functional psychic superhero, their team of spies can no longer order him to probe Mary’s mind for ill intent. The stage is set for a confrontation that threatens to strip a defenseless Edger of his loyal protector just when he needs her most.

Return to the Collective Unconscious, this time with Listerine-chugging stoners, Hollyweirdos, commie-alien-kung fu robots, one space gorilla-unicorn, and an exceedingly lovesick Vladimir Putin.

Mind your fingers and toes on page 270. Those skydiving mind-control monkeys have been known to bite!

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EXCERPT:
All the trucks are in the air.

“Run!” Dad yells, peering upward, one leg bent, hands raised toward the airborne fleet rocketing toward space.

My knees buckle, and the action serves to reboot my body mechanics. I hobble off as fast as I can manage, making it three steps before the shock force of an explosion slams me from behind. My ears pop. My feet leave the ground. Shoulder raking across concrete, I skid to stop. More explosions ring out behind me. I cover my head.

Something wet drops from my brow. I prop myself up on one elbow, wince, collapse onto my side. My arm is a mass of gravel and scrapes. I touch my finger to the inside of my cheek—blood. A spike-like blast erupts, so loud it glows in my ears, a pure white sound. The movie reel of life sputters and jams. The air is incinerator hot. Someone’s moaning. It takes me a second before I realize it’s me. I’m on my side.

The air shimmers. Another explosion erupts from the far side of the parking lot, the flash briefly outlining Dad and Nostradamus. Dad falls backward. Nostradamus faces me, his head cocked sideways. His arm makes another throwing motion. High above, a tiny Peterbilt is bearing down on me like a meteorite. I struggle to get to my feet, twist my ankle, fall. The rising trill of the incoming missile hollows my throat. This is it. I’m going to die.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David Beem loves superhero movies, taekwondo, and flossing. He lives in Djibouti with his family and crippling self-doubt. To help actualize David’s inner confidence, visit his website and buy all the stuff.

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GIVEAWAY:
David Beem will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. Be sure to leave a comment on a different blog stop each day to increase your chance of winning. A list of participating blogs can be found here. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

53 comments:

  1. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

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    1. Thank you, James. And thanks for following the tour.

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  2. Thank you All the Ups and Downs for hosting this tour! Hope you have a great week.

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  3. This seems interesting and I quite like the cover :)

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    1. Thank you, Ana! It's a fun book. I hope you'll check it out. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  4. Would you ever like to see your book turned into a movie? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  5. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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  6. Great excerpt, can't wait to check this one out!

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  7. Saw this on the newsletter, looks like manga, i'm hooked

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  8. Enjoyed the excerpt sounds like a great read.

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  9. Thanks for the chance & congrats on the release!

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  10. David, What do you most enjoy about writing?

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    1. It's not the writing per se. It's the excuse to think about goofy stuff, laugh, and and otherwise feel good about being goof-tastic. ;)

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  11. thank you for the giveaway

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  12. Congratulations!!! Your book sounds fantastic!!

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    1. Thank you, Amy. Thanks for dropping by today!

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  13. This sounds like fun. I am happy there is more than one book.

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  14. Question for author ... Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

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    1. Hi! Sorry I missed this one until now.

      Hmm. This is a tricky question. I guess I'd say I'm trying to write the book I want and hope to find an audience for it.

      Thank you for your question. ;)

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  15. Question for the author! What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?

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    1. Without a doubt the hardest part is marketing. Could be the best book ever written, but unless readers give it a shot, it'll never catch hold. Thank you for your question, tdk.

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  16. The cover really captures and brings you in wanting to know what’s going on inside

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  17. How long were you a part-time writer before you became a full-time one?

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    1. Hi, tdk. Thanks for your question.

      I'd say I became "full-time" when I committed to the craft. I self-published my first novel on a lark. After that, it took about 6 or 7 years dabbling before I began this series (Edger) in earnest.

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  18. How do you come up with the titles to your books?

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    1. For this series, it's thematic. Edger Lives (Book 2) deals with Edger's new life after having faked his death at the end of book 1. Book 3 has a similarly thematic title.

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  19. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

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  20. I'd never heard of the crocoduck, and now it's my new favorite thing. In comedy, hard c's and k sounds are sought after for really great punchlines. Plus, the whole gestalt of the crocoduck, Kirk Cameron, and young earth creationists is rife with comedy. So, yeah. CROCODUCK! ;)

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  21. sounds like a fun one

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    1. Thank you, Daniel. I hope you'll give it a read! Thanks for stopping by today. ;)

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  22. sounds like a fun one

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  23. David beem is new to me, but after this read, I am now a fan.

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    1. Awesome, Audrey. In that case, I am now an Audrey Stewart fan. :) Thank you for stopping by today.

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  24. What is your favorite superhero movie?

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    1. Hi, Kate. I love most of them. Went and saw Endgame yesterday and that was exciting. Think Zach Snyder struggles in the third act of MoS and BvSDoJ, but enjoyed those otherwise. My favorite might be the 1977 Richard Donner Superman because it came out of a time of deep cynicism (like today) and Christopher Reeve's unflinching sincerity was deeply affirming (for me) the character of a hero. I think our society is yearning for a return to that and hasn't figured it out yet. Who's your favorite superhero and why?

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