Sunday, August 11, 2019

Book Tour and Giveaway: Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds by Peter Adam Salomon

Title: Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds
Author: Peter Adam Salomon
Publisher: PseudoPsalms Press
Publication Date: April 10th 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Thriller
Over eight billion people died when the world ended.

Two survived.

L and M don’t know why they’re alive. They don’t remember what happened. Addicted to a drug that kills them for eight minutes and thirty-two seconds, they risk the end of humanity in order to learn the truth.

L had forgotten how many times she’d died.

Once more. Her repeated promise to M: just one more death.

L’s fingers shook where they rested on his arm, trying to pull the injector closer to the port in her forearm, waiting for her fix.

M pressed the plunger.

For a moment, she wanted to curse him for injecting her, for reminding her that, after she died, she’d forget her empty promises of never dying again.

He’d heard it all before. He’d hear it the next time he killed her. And the next.

But that moment was fatally brief as the heat reached her heart and fire tore through her with the finality of flatlining.
Peter Adam Salomon is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Horror Writers Association, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, the Science Fiction Poetry Association, the International Thriller Writers, and The Authors Guild.

His debut novel, HENRY FRANKS, was published by Flux in 2012. His second novel, ALL THOSE BROKEN ANGELS, published by Flux in 2014, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Young Adult fiction. Both novels have been named a 'Book All Young Georgians Should Read' by The Georgia Center for The Book.

His short fiction has appeared in the Demonic Visions series among other anthologies, and he was the featured author for Gothic Blue Book III: The Graveyard Edition. He was also selected as one of the Gentlemen of Horror for 2014.

His poem 'Electricity and Language and Me' appeared on BBC Radio 6 performed by The Radiophonic Workshop. Eldritch Press published his first collection of poetry, PseudoPsalms: Prophets (nominated for the Elgin Award), and his second and third poetry collections, PseudoPsalms: Saints v. Sinners and PseudoPsalms: Sodom (nominated for the Elgin Award), were published by Bizarro Pulp Press. In addition, he was the Editor for the first books of poetry released by the Horror Writers Association: Horror Poetry Showcase Volumes I and II.

He founded both National Dark Poetry Day (Oct. 7) and the annual international Horror Poetry Showcase for the Horror Writers Association.

Who designed your book covers?
I have been blessed, over the years, with two brilliant book cover designers (and, with my next book, MORSUS, a third). Flux assigned Lisa Novak to HENRY FRANKS, and she came up with a number of designs. As the author, I’d been warned to expect to have zero feedback into the cover. Fortunately, the team at Flux tied, 3-3, between two covers and they decided to allow me the tremendous honor of being the tie-breaker. What made this so important became readily apparent when my editor sent me the two covers being voted on. I LOVED one of them. And, as much as I LOVED that one, I did NOT love the other. At all. Can’t even begin to tell you how much I didn’t like it. It was still an amazing piece of art. But the other cover was astonishing. Over the years, I have received tremendous feedback on that cover and I give thanks all the time for being able to have a say.

For my second novel with Flux, they assigned Lisa again and I made a suggestion for the cover which she fought for permission to create, as it was something Flux was not known for doing. Again, the cover became a source of tremendous acclaim. Small note: Both of my books became the cover art for the Flux seasonal catalog, which had never happened for a Flux author before so my editor informed me.

For my poetry, Bizarro Pulp Press contracted with Matthew Revert who created the amazing cover art which has become the theme for all of my collections over the years. Like the novels, the feedback I have received for those covers continues to astonish. When I decided to self-publish EIGHT MINUTES, THIRTY-TWO SECONDS, Matthew was one of the first people I contacted, and I adore his cover for the book. Striking, elegant, mysterious, it’s exactly the cover this book needed.
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