Sunday, August 23, 2020

Book Tour and Giveaway - Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle by S.L. Jackson

Title: Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle 
Author: S.L. Jackson 
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication Date: March 3rd 2020
Print Length: 68 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
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Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle is a collection of creative stories based on the lives of animals in an urban underworld jungle. The stories are focused around a family of outlaw rabbits who are fixtures in the criminal activities taking place in the jungle while trying to maintain a balanced life and family structure. Deceit and mistrust lead the rabbits down a dark rabbit hole of revenge and murder.

There are no happily-ever-after's in these stories. Join the Jackson rabbits as they navigate their way through the urban jungle using their Animal Instincts.

Sly stood admiring himself in the mirror, his tailormade suit with the rabbit fur on the collar.

Man, I’m a smooth dude,’ he thought.

And that he was—a slick-talking, hard-hustling, leopard that had been in the game a long time. He’d started in the game as a “lookout” for a numbers racket a long time ago. That numbers racket was also run by dogs, but of a different kind. Larry Fox was the head of the numbers syndicate at that time, which was a family business that had been protected by brutal force.

Larry had a daughter, Groovy, who was one raw fox. Her dad had shown her the ropes because he knew one day he would be passing it down to her. She was a student of the game and had studied well. Groovy had always been a real one, nothing fake about her, and man could she dress. That was a trait she’d picked up from her dad, who’d always told her, “Sugar, always dress for the position you want, not the one you’re in.” That had stuck with her.

Sly wasn’t always so sly, on the other hand. His days as a lookout had come as a result of his humble beginnings. Sly’s family had been poor. A project cat since birth, all he’d ever wanted was to make a better way for his family. His mom was a hard-working maid who’d become a single mother to three children, with Sly being the oldest. It was rumored that Sly’s dad, “Big Sly”, was murdered going to get food for the family, and eventually, had been made into a purse and other items.
S.L. Jackson, an Urban Fantasy Author, from Inkster, MI, who now resides in metro-Detroit first entered the publishing scene in 2019 with the novella ‘Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle’. He’s an auto worker, a community activist skilled in the art of urban jungle survival, a podcaster, and a former entertainer and entertainment education provider. You can always find him reading, watching, and listening to interviews, helping others achieve their goals, and busying with anything that challenges his creativity. “Writing is my need to escape,” Jackson says.

Even though his first novella ‘Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle’ is considered an Urban Fantasy he prefers not to place himself in a box and stunt the growth of his creativity by limiting himself to one genre. He’s the creator of the hashtag #respecturbanauthors. He’s been nominated for several awards that include Feathered Quill Awards, Ippy/Elit Awards, Top Shelf Magazine Awards, and Top Shelf Book Cover Awards. His podcast “The Connected Experience” is a cultural and lifestyle show.

Jackson is currently working on a comic book and cartoon series for ‘Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle’. His plans also include more books, awards, and his books placed in libraries across the world.

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25 comments:

  1. I love fantasy books and this book and stories are over the top fun.

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  2. Looking at the cover can mind your mind into wandering into so much. Thank you

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  3. I really like the cover! Interesting concept, Bunnies acting like Humans; sounds like a great read!

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  4. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  5. Intriguing. I can’t wait to read this!

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  6. I love the cover. It sets the tone for the book.

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  7. The cover illustrates the story well. Sounds like an interesting read.

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  8. I enjoyed reading the review & the cover is amazing!
    Thank you for sharing it.

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

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  10. How long was the writing process?

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  11. Love the cover ! What inspired you to write this book ?

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  12. I love the cover it looks great

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  13. Interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. What do you think of the book or the cover?

    its an interesting cover....reminded my sort of Watership Down vibes....

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  15. I think that your interesting title and the addition of the cover graphics make for a very clever book cover.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  16. Rabbits as bad guys, sounding interesting.

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  17. We have lots of rabbits around our house that we watch. Love the picture and premise of this book.

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  18. The rabbits are cute, but the photo is creepy.

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  19. I really like the book cover. Looks really cool.

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  20. Cover is both cute and eerie- I have goosbumps, lol

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