Friday, June 21, 2019

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Piper Robbin and the American Oz Maker by Warwick Gleeson

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour for Piper Robbin and the American Oz Maker by Warwick Gleeson. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you. There's also a tour wide giveaway! Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more excerpts, interviews, guest posts, reviews, and more. Enjoy!
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Title: Piper Robbin and the American Oz Maker
Author: Warwick Gleeson
Publisher: Del Sol Press
Publication Date: April 10th 2019
Genre: Epic Fantasy
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WORLD WAR OZ from coast to coast.

An adult fantasy that takes one of America's favorite tales and transforms it into a dark and epic landscape few can escape much less understand. Imagine Potter meets Avengers in Emerald city and you're getting close.

After a homicidal alien from Orion arrives on Earth intent on annihilating human life, the 21st century's greatest sorcerers create a network of seven Oz-like city worlds designed to harbor the human race in a newly formed utopia while also protecting it from the alien entity. But the alien is far more magically powerful than anyone suspected. Piper Robbin, ancient daughter of the Earth's greatest sorcerer inventor, Edison Godfellow, must sacrifice all to defeat the implacable force that calls itself "The Witch Queen of Oz," and quickly, before Earth becomes only a cold cinder floating among the stars.

**The eBook will be on sale for $0.99 during the tour!**

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EXCERPT:
Suddenly outside on the street, she stood facing in the direction of the Cambodian take-out, her entire nervous system tingling and parts shaking as if with Parkinson’s due to the abrupt teleportation against her will. The night fell black and splattered with garish light. She looked up to see the Wall Street corpse directly above her, and she swore he was staring down with an oafish mocking expression as if he knew something she did not. Then the ground quaked, and like balloons filled with molten glass, every window in her apartment building exploded. The shrieks of burning people next. How many she did not know, but she knew she must save them.

Before Piper could act, a whip of turbulent energy uncoiled like a sun flare from her living room window eight stories above. She observed the Wall Street corpse nearby disintegrate into a memory of burning sparks. She immediately recognized the nature of the force—a Tao magical wavelength strong as a thunderstorm yet contained, compressed to a small vortex, and potent enough to kidnap half of Brooklyn.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Warwick Gleeson is a dedicated writer of screenplays, short stories, novels, and poetry. He has lived in both LA and NYC and worked many different jobs in his life, everything from roofer to waiter to small business owner to government analyst. He was the major writer, creator, and senior story editor for another project published by Del Sol Press called "War of the World Makers" that debuted in 2017. The novel has since won four national novel awards (two first place and two place) for SFF. Warwick is a big fan of great SFF television writing, like the kind you find in Emerald City, Gotham, The Expanse, and Umbrella Academy. He now lives in Tuscon, AZ, with a fat lazy cat and his most wonderful wife who is also a writer.

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GIVEAWAY:
Warwick Gleeson will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to one randomly chosen winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment on a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

47 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your book with us. I always look forward to finding out about another great read.

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  2. I just read the Olivia Newton-John review. Scathing in parts!

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  3. Would your book be better adapted to a tv show or movie?

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  4. I loved the excerpt!! I can't wait to read this!!

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  5. Good luck with the release!

    --Trix

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  6. Happy Friday, thanks for sharing the great post :)

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  7. This book sounds like an awesome read. Very cool cover!

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  8. Epic cover for an epic fantasy. This sounds so good.

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  9. Sounds like a nice read, gl with tour

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  10. This books sounds fantastic!!!

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  11. It sounds like a book that I wouldn't be able to put down! Great excerpt!

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  12. This sounds like such a great read.

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  13. The cover evokes the feel of the Emerald City.

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  14. interesting book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  15. Great cover sounds like an epic fantasy.

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  16. Like the cover and this theme is one of my favourites.. Oz.....

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  17. Where do you do most of your writing?

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  18. Michelle CatalloJune 22, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Love the cover art and loving the theme even more; great excerpt. Happily added to TBR

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  19. The cover is intriguing, thanks for the chance!

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  20. Oo, I really like the cover! Makes the Emerald City look good!

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  21. This sounds like a book I want to sink my eyes into! Thanks so much for sharing and congrats on the release

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  22. I like the cover-thanks for the giveaway

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  23. This sounds like a great book.

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  24. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Can't wait to read the book.

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  25. What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?

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  26. Thanks for offering this

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  27. What is the first book that made you cry?

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  28. Sounds like something I would love to read.

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  29. Love the cover and the book sounds like a really good read.

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  30. I liked both the excerpt, and the book cover.

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  31. sounds like a fun one

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  32. Thanks to this blog for the intro to Warwick Gleeson and his work. I can't wait to read this.

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