Saturday, October 26, 2019

Book Tour and Giveaway: Revenger by Ralph Thompson, Jr

Title: Revenger
Author:  Ralph Thompson, Jr
Publication Date: August 1st 2019
Genres: Christian Suspense, New Adult
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Rick Bass is a junior at a southern commuter college. When he meets Elenore he is immediately attracted to her reserved yet captivating ways.

When Rick finds himself in a dangerous situation far beyond his ability to cope, he uses drastic measures that change the direction of his otherwise dull, uneventful life and may cause him the girl of his dreams. Rick’s careless and thoughtless actions bring tragic results, yet he still believes God endorsed his plan. 

From the writer of “None of Our Hands Are Clean,” Ralph Thompson, Jr. tells a story of a young man who knows of God but is unsure about God’s direction in his life when things get out of hand. Is God truly the orchestrator when one choice leads to a life time of consequences?

“Dude! You don’t have to do this. I’ve done nothing to you!” The smaller man shrieked. Any pretense of manliness dissipated. The smaller man knew he was overmatched. He was trying to minimize an absolute beatdown. This type of ruckus meant only one thing: Smash was out and about, looking for his version of fun. That usually included inflicting pain on random folk. Smash felt rested and satisfied, like predators do from time to time. Feeling good meant getting out and looking for folk to intimidate. Lowtown was like that. The cops didn’t go in unless they absolutely had to. Most of the city’s citizens figured if they could confine Lowtown’s lawlessness to a small area, eventually the folk inside would kill off one another until the area could be renovated (leveled & gentrified) with little opposition. Folk like Smash made the transition go slower than the city fathers would like. Smash suspected it, even without much formal education. Smash had an innate sense of his hard-fought place in this neighborhood. As long as the police gave the area a wide berth, he could do almost whatever he wanted. The locals were so afraid of him, they wouldn’t even band together to take him on en masse. Smash knew all of that.
Ralph Thompson, Jr. was born and reared in Memphis, Tennessee. During his childhood, he saw up close the impact of the civil rights movement. These world-changing events permanently informed his perspective and his writing.

He accepted Christ as a teenager, and like many has seen ups and downs in the years since.

Later, a search for further meaning in his life led to his joining the U.S. Air Force, where he served 26 years. He’s a veteran of operations like Just Cause, DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, Southern Watch, and Enduring Freedom.

Thompson has a daughter/son-in-law, a son, and a granddaughter who all live out west. He serves in his church, the Memphis community, and with his fraternity (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.).

What I do
I write Christian fiction. Like most people, I’ve had in this life highs and lows. As a personal view, I believe God puts us through various circumstances to prepare us for upcoming challenges. Because of that personal view, I wonder if others see their lives in a similar way. I put this stuff on paper as a means to reach out to those folks who may be interested. If in some way I can get them to consider deeply their circumstances or be encouraged about the future, I am overjoyed about that.

How I do it
I have a year-old laptop that I use to craft manuscripts. I also have a 4’ by 2’ desk in my dining space. (I rarely entertain, so I used my dining space as an office of sorts). I’m more of a morning writer – if I can get words on paper before the business of the day commences, I feel good about the daily progress of writing. The dining space faces the television in the living room. I envisioned a writing space like this for years, and I’m thankful to have it.
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18 comments:

  1. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

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  2. I love the color they chose for this cover and great cover and this book sounds wonderful!
    @tisonlyme143

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  3. What do you enjoy most about writing in this genre?

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  4. I think the cover matches the book perfect.

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  5. the book cover goes with the story. So it works.

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  6. I like the cover! The colors are beautiful.

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  7. The opening blurb sounds very realistic. The religious angle may be interesting.

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  8. Looks like a great read and I really like the cover...

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  9. Think I am throughly going to enjoy this one! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. Sounds like a very interesting read, I'll be sure to check it out.

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