Monday, October 7, 2019

NBtM Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway - Thea Reeves: and The Tear of the Morning Star by Dmitriy Kushnir

Welcome to my stop on the NBtM Virtual Book Tour for Thea Reeves: and The Tear of the Morning Star by Dmitriy Kushnir. 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 to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more excerpts, guest posts, interviews, reviews, and more. Enjoy!
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Title: Thea Reeves: and The Tear of the Morning Star
Author: Dmitriy Kushnir
Publication Date: July 1st 2019
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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Thea Reeves is an ordinary girl, from an ordinary family with financial troubles, living in a small town of Johnston. After she starts an after school job at The Magic Shop in order to help herself financially, her life becomes more extraordinary with every day.

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EXCERPT:
What a strange man. Thea thought to herself, and after a brief pause took the empty coffee cups to the back room and loaded them into the dishwasher.

Just after five o'clock The Magic Shop began to fill up with customers. Many went straight for the lounge, while others shopped. Even though Thea found herself constantly running from the register to the lounge to the dishwasher and back to the register, she did not feel tired at all ... she felt energized. She even had a few very interesting conversations with several patrons of The Magic Shop. All of whom welcomed the new girl and wanted her to know how happy they were to meet her. Just as the evening before, everyone was very nice and friendly, no one was upset with her for any reason. Even when Thea accidentally dropped a tray of empty coffee cups and even broke a few. No one laughed, no one made a silly joke. Instead, everyone wanted to know if she was alright, and one man, in his mid twenties, in a suit with a tie, offered to help Thea clean up. He even took a broom from Thea's hand and offered to sweep up, while she helped the customers at the register.

This place is magical. Thea thought to herself, just as the rush traffic died down right around seven o'clock. She had about an hour left, before she had to lock up the shop, so she decided to clean up. She felt that it was something she wanted to do, rather than something she had to do.

Then, suddenly, as if some invisible force was pulling her, she went into the back room.

"Over here..." she suddenly heard, and she did not know whether she heard those words with her ears or with her mind. She should've been frightened, her heart should've been beating wildly in her throat ... but she just casually walked, following the voice.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dmitriy Kushnir is a Sarasota, FL local and is a student of life. In his younger years, he had served in the military and received various degrees from multiple universities. One day, Dmitriy Kushnir realized that he had just too much to share with the world and began writing in the fields of philosophy, business, religion, history, fantasy and science fiction. To this day, he has written more than 40 books under various aliases.

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GUEST POST:
If I could choose a superpower for 24 hours, I’d probably have to choose the power of Goku from new Dragonball series. It is definitely “next level” of superpowers, and it does not only have everything to do with strength. At certain level, Goku obtained a whole bouquet of abilities and is even compared to different gods of the series. This also really makes one think of the film “Bruce Almighty”, where an individual is given all the powers of a god for a limited amount of time.

Although it is something I’d agree to accept for a limited time, anything longer and an individual can really go insane and lose own mind. It may also be the reason why I do not believe in “One God” theory, something that Abrahamic religions are trying to force onto the masses. Anyone whoever has read the bible or the “sacred texts” will realize that god is not all-powerful, is not merciful, but instead god is a vengeful demon who killed more people and destroyed more lives than Satan himself. The “One God” theory also does not account for the psychology behind “allowing the power to go to your head”, meaning, if a being is given truly limitless power indefinitely, that being will become egoistical and narcissistic, and such a being will never consider others, since there will never be an equal to such an entity.

In other words, I’d accept the divine power for 24 hours in order to “clean things up” in this world, but I’d gladly give those powers back once the time has expired. No one being should have limitless powers that go unchecked. The whole concept of superpowers was designed by people and for people who are too weak to help themselves and need a certain reality to be created for them in order to be able to “get away” from the real world.
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GIVEAWAY:
Dmitriy Kushnir will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, be sure to leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

68 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your terrific book. I sure enjoyed reading about it and appreciate you taking the time to share it with us.

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  2. Sounds like a interesting book.

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  3. This looks like an interesting read. Congrats on the book!

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  4. How long did it take you to write your book? Congrats on the release.

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  5. What authors do you enjoy reading?

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  6. This book sounds like a cool read.

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  7. thanks sounds like an intersting read

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  8. The book sounds interesting. thanks.

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  9. Your book sounds intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway. We used to have an exchange student living with us who was named Dimitry.

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  10. I like the drawn look of the cover.

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  11. I like the cover. The artwork is beautiful.

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  12. Sounds good. I would love to work at a magic shop

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  13. I'm looking forward to reading about how her life changes.

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  14. Looks like such an interesting book.. shared it with my granddaughter.. maybe a holiday gift.....

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  15. Looks and sounds like a good book. What would you like to see readers take away from this book?

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  16. Where did you find your inspiration for this book? Congrats on the release.

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  17. What did you have for breakfast this morning?

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  18. The book sounds great. I like the excerpt.

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  19. When was the last time you truly laughed?

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  20. When have you been the most pissed off?

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  21. Have you ever had a prison penpal?

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  22. What are your plans for this weekend?

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  23. Great cliffhanger, left me wanting more. Like the cover as well.

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  24. What's your favorite thing about writing?

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  25. What is your favourite family holiday memory?

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  26. Sounds like a very good book. I'm looking forward to reading. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. What's your favourite spooky story?

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  28. What are your plans for the weekend?

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  29. loooks like a great book from the excerpt and i love the cover

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  30. whaT MAKES SOMEONE GREAT WRITER ?

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  31. sounds like a fun one

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  32. happy tuesday wats your fave song

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  33. Thanks for the excerpt; the book sounds intriguing. Best wishes to the author on the new release.

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  34. What is your favourite flavour of slushie?

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