Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway - Forging Monsters: Part 1 (Tales of OriGen #2) by Annie James

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Forging Monsters: Part 1 by Annie James. This blurb blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blurb blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Forging Monsters: Part 1
Series: Tales of OriGen #2
Author: Annie James
Publication Date: April 2nd 2021
Print Length: 79 pages
Genre: Literary Thriller
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A modern and beautiful Frankenstein's Monster fights for the right to carve her own destiny in the human world of New York City.

A talented young dancer tired of witnessing violent crimes against women go unpunished and takes matters into her own hands.

A young woman tries to escape her past in the anonymity of New York but finds out that she cannot escape the scars on her soul, which drives her to shocking acts of violence.

Watch for Forging Monsters Part 2, coming soon.

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EXCERPT:
Zee was exhausted when she tumbled into bed. It seemed like no time at all had passed when she was woken up by a man’s hand over her mouth, and she found herself abruptly flipped onto her stomach, the guy’s knee in her back, pinning her down.

She felt his warm breath tickle her ear as he leaned down to whisper. “You have some explaining to do, Ze’Eva.”

“Jack?!” She tried to ask, her voice muffled against his thick hand pressed against her mouth. It came out sounding more like “Yack?”

He took his knee off her back and let her sit up. “What the hell are you doing?” She snapped as she pushed her hair out of her face.

“Did you know there is a hefty contract out on you?” Jack asked her. “Ten large.”

“Who…?”

“I don’t know yet.”

“Wait a minute, how do you know there’s a…?”

“Because I took the contract, Zee.”

“I don’t get it.”

“I’m a mercenary, Zee. It’s what I do. Contracts.”

“Oh. I didn’t know you were…”

“Well, I guess there is a lot neither of us knew. As I said, we need to talk.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Annie is the author of the Tales of Origen series and several short stories. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and two fun-loving cats who inspired the feline characters Dirtbag and Scumbucket. She has an adult daughter who is also a writer, and a grandson. Her influences and favorite writers include:

Frank Peretti
Mary Wollencroft Shelley
Apryl Baker
Dean Koontz
Alexandre Dumas
Linda Joyce
Mary Ramsey
Lance Sheridan poetry

She has lived in New York and Louisiana and loves Cajun cooking. She has had several people tell her that she should open a restaurant, but she loves writing too much to make time for it—running a restaurant is a TON of work. She has an associate degree in Administrative Assistance, majoring in writing, and business administration.

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GIVEAWAY:
Annie James will award a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blurb blitz each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

69 comments:

  1. How long was the writing process?

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    1. Good question Deborah. I started developing the characters in 2018, and the story has gone through several changes and complete rewrites.

      I'm hard at work on part two; I wasn't originally going to split it into two parts but I wanted to keep myself on a deadline, otherwise I might keep tinkering with the story forever and never publish it.

      Ze'Eva has been my muse, and she is the central character of the entire series. While the first two finished books are standalone stories, I recommend people read the first book Feeding Ground to get more information on Zee's background. I'll be revealing more about her past in Forging Monsters Pt 2, as well.

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  2. Thank you for posting, and thanks for your question!

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  3. Sounds like an exciting book. Congratulations on it's release.

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    1. Thank you, Thomas. I used Canva to create the cover art.

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  5. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  6. I love a good thriller.
    The excerpt was wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  7. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  8. great cover, congrats on the release

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  9. Sounds great, I like the cover and the excerpt.

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  10. I like the cover and her body art. Looks like an intriguing read.

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  11. This sounds like a very good book.

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  12. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  13. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  14. Sounds like an interesting book, thanks for sharing!

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  15. Good to learn about this book.

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  16. I was soon thrilled to see all the positive comments! I'd love to answer any questions about the story, characters, writing process, etc.

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    1. Autocorrect struck again! That was supposed to read "Sooo thrilled"

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  17. I love a good thriller read. The woman on the cover is beautiful.

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    1. She is. Her name is a Diana and she is a model, I purchased her photos through Shutterstock.

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  18. Thank you for sharing this review - I enjoyed it.

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  19. The cover is interesting. It sets the tone for the book.

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  20. Shared this on Facebook -
    https://www.facebook.com/barbara.montag.7/posts/10225891257124344

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  21. Congrats on your writing success!

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  22. I like the cover and would enjoy reading this story too.

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  23. I like the cover and would enjoy reading this story too.

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  24. Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. Yes, I do writing exercises everyday. I usually choose a writing prompt, and I write at least a few sentences. Even I don't feel like writing, I find that if I can just make myself sit down and write a couple of sentences in response to a prompt, I find it inspires me to keep writing.

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  26. Annie James is a new author to me, but I look forward to reading this. I always love meeting new authors. Thanks to this blog for the introduction. I saw some good books of her's on Goodreads and I can't wait to get started.

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  27. Do you take weekends off from writing?

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    1. Sometimes, but it's rare. There have been times I will type on my laptop while my hubby and I are watching tv, which irritates him a bit, but he understands.

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  28. Are any meals or specific foods mentioned? I'm a foodhistorian.

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    1. Yes, in the chapter called 'Secrets and Lies' Zee goes to Jack's apartment where he cooks her a scrumptious Italian dinner.

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  29. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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  30. Shared on Pinterest today

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/1040050107665487660

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  31. Are some topics easier for you to write than others?

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    1. Yes, literary thrillers are easier for me to write, but I've also written a few romance short-stories featuring characters from the Tales of OriGen series. I'm working on a dark fantasy story, also.

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  32. This looks like a book that many people would like to read.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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