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Book Title: The One Apart by Justine Avery
Category: Adult fiction, 568 pages
Genre: Sci-fi & Fantasy / Paranormal
Publisher: Justine Avery
Release date: Dec 4, 2017
Tour dates: Nov 20 to Dec 8, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13

Book Description:

Only one obstacle stands in his way of enjoying a normal life.
He remembers—every life he’s lived before.

Tres is about to be born… with the biggest burden any has ever had to bear. He is beginning again—as an ageless adult trapped in an infant body.

He and his teenage mother face life filled with extraordinary challenges as they strive to protect, nurture, and hide how truly different he is. But Tres alone must solve the greatest mystery of all: who is he? The answer is linked to the one question he’s too afraid to ask: why am I?

In his quest, Tres discovers that all is considerably more interconnected and dynamic than he could ever imagine—and fraught with far more danger. He cannot hide from the unseen threat stalking him since his birth.

Life as he knows it—as all know it—is in peril. And Tres is the only one aware.

 

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Meet the Author:

 

Justine Avery is an award-winning author of stories large and small for all. Born in the American Midwest and raised all over the world, she is inherently an explorer, duly fascinated by everything around her and excitedly noting the stories that abound all around. As an avid reader of all genres, she weaves her own stories among them all. She has a predilection for writing speculative fiction and story twists and surprises she can’t even predict herself.

Avery has either lived in or explored all 50 states of the union, over 36 countries, and all but one continent; she lost count after moving 30-sometimes before the age of 20. She’s intentionally jumped out of airplanes and off the highest bungee jump in New Zealand, scuba dived unintentionally with sharks, designed websites, intranets, and technical manuals, bartered with indigenous Panamanians, welded automobile frames, observed at the Bujinkan Hombu Dojo in Noba, Japan, and masterminded prosperous internet businesses—to name a few adventures. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree that life has never required, and at age 28, she sold everything she owned and quit corporate life—and her final “job”—to freelance and travel the world as she always dreamed of. And she’s never looked back.

Aside from her native English, Avery speaks a bit of Japanese and a bit more Spanish, her accent is an ever-evolving mixture of Midwestern American with notes of the Deep South and indiscriminate British vocabulary and rhythm, and she says “eh”—like the Kiwis, not the Canadians. She currently lives near Los Angeles with her husband, British film director Devon Avery, and their three adopted children: Becks, Sam, and Lia. She writes from wherever her curiosity takes her.

Avery loves to connect with fellow readers and creatives, explorers and imaginers, and cordially invites you to say “hello”—or konnichiwa.

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The Bends
Kane Montgomery #1
by Bart Hopkins
Genre: Supernatural Thriller
Marathon is a quiet little Texas town, and it’s getting quieter. Kids
are vanishing, disappearing like tumbleweeds in the desert wind.
Somebody—or something—is taking them.
Action. Adventure. Romance. Suspense.
The Bends is a supernatural thriller rollercoaster ride!
Recommended for Fans of Blake Crouch, Stephen King, J.A. Konrath,
and Dean Koontz
Bart Hopkins is originally from Galveston, Texas, but has lived all over
the world during his 22 years in the Air Force.

He was born in the middle of the 1970s, owned an Atari, and loves 80s
music. He can use a card catalog like nobody’s business.
Now, Bart likes to travel, enjoys pretending he’s a photographer, and
shares as much time as possible with his beautiful wife and three
awesome children. They own a Westie Yorkie named Lulu … or maybe
Lulu owns them.
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TOP TEN TELEVISION SHOWS

Cue the sound effects … maybe the Miami Vice theme.

For whatever reason, this is one of the easiest Top Ten lists I’ve created, yet so hard to put these delectable morsels of American entertainment in any sort of order. So I’m going to take the easy road and just say they are in no particular order.

– TOP TEN TV SHOWS –

#10 – The Cosby Show

Classic! I don’t know if the stuff that’s happening with old Bill right now is true, but his show was a wonderfully wholesome addition to my childhood. The Huxtables rocked.

#9 – Sons of Anarchy

The grungiest entry into my elite Top Ten. I became addicted and knocked out the whole series in just a couple of months on Netflix.

#8 – Three’s Company

Wow, what would life have been like without Jack Tripper, Janet, and Chrissy, and all of their ridiculously misunderstood scenarios? Jack was quite the lady’s man back then – what? John Ritter? – and he was always talking about his Bistro.

#7 – Family Ties

Michael J. Fox is the man. I can still sing every word to the theme music. Don’t hate.

#6 – Fresh Prince of Belair

Funny, funny, funny. Will Smith is one talented dude. Yo homes, smell ya later!

#5 – The Walking Dead

Okay, yeah, I even have a zombie show in my favorites. Weird how that happened.

#4 – Chuck

Chuck and Sara are television’s most awesome couple. What a great show. Who doesn’t like it when the geek prevails as the hero?

#3 – Scrubs

I remember watching this religiously on AFN while we lived in Germany. Overall, a phenomenal cast that really came together and made something special. JD, Turk, Elliot, Dr. Cox, and the Janitor. Amazing. All of the 80s injects were just icing on the cake.

#2 – Longmire

The most recent addition to my favorites. I’ve always been drawn to people defined by a rigid moral code. It doesn’t always have to equal what society believes is right. Great show. Great dialogue. Longmire rules.

#1 – Seinfeld

The king of television shows, the show about nothing. This could possibly be my numero uno, overall. You can sit down and watch any episode, any time of year, and it’s funny and smart. Smart funny. I saw this shirt on Amazon … click it and buy yourself one. You’ll be the envy of the town.

HONORABLE MENTION: #11 – #17: Survivor, Cheers, Brady Bunch, Facts of Life, Night Court, Married with Children, and Everybody Loves Raymond

And, that’s it … another fine day of memorializing my favorites.

Happy Reading & Happy Writing,

  • Bart
Shadowchild
by Matthew Williams
Genre: Horror
In 1629 something visited the parish of Feckenham. The events that
followed were so terrifying that they never gained their place in the
history books.

Now in 2008, something seems to be wrong with Marie Watson’s young
children.
Her father won’t believe her and her mother is nearing the end of her
tether.
Marie feels utterly alone.
But is she?
The Shady Corner
by Matthew Williams
Genre: Horror
A shady corner in life can be a dark and mysterious place, but in the
shady corners of the mind, the mystery and darkness know no
bounds!

In a struggle with his conscience and haunted by images of murder, David
is given a choice to right the wrongs of his past.
Can he cheat fate and avoid his future? Or is the evil that dwells within
him more than it seems?
Only one thing is certain . . .
Fate can be cruel, but true evil can be brutal!
Born in 1975, Matthew Williams has been a keen fan of the
horror/thriller/fantasy genres for as long as he can remember.
Whether it’s a film, a TV series, or a novel; he is drawn to all
the different aspects of these genres. Mainly it’s the complexities
and the mysteries that can be expressed with freedom and imagination
that he enjoys the most.

A fan of authors such as Stephen King, James Herbert, Dean Koontz,
Richard Layman – to name but a few!
A fan of TV shows such as Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Breaking
Bad, American Horror Story – to name but a few!
A fan of films such as Saw, Seven, Eden Lake, The Descent, Quarantine,
Skeleton Key, The Sixth Sense – to name but a few!
Matthew now has a small body of work of his own with ‘The Shady Corner’
and ‘Shadowchild’ only the beginning of what he is determined to
grow into an extensive collection of horror/thriller fiction novels.
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Guest Post from the Author

 

Where were you born/grew up at?

I was born in Evesham, Midlands, UK. And I was raised in the village of Feckenham, Worcestershire, UK. So far both of my novels have been set there.

If you knew you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?

So long as I was able, I would spend it with my family in the theme parks in Orlando, I love it there!

What kind of world ruler would you be?

In my work as a manager I am extremely tolerant and like to offer people the opportunities and chances so that they can grow and develop as workers and people. Outside of work I tend to be far less tolerant and often joke that people who annoy me would suffer badly by my hands in the event of a zombie apocalypse, when rules and consequences no longer matter lol. I think the reality would be that I would be an awful world ruler, I would always put my loved ones before all others and would struggle to give the attention required to the rest of the world.

What makes a good story?

I think anything coherent and interesting can make a good story, it is really more about how the story is told and the characters inside the story that determine whether it ultimately turns out as good or not.  Personally I like mystery and suspense inside the story, that’s always something that I try hard to inject into my own.  Usually I drip feed details throughout the book so that I am always answering questions for the reader, while at the same time asking new ones. I think the other important thing is to make sure that all the loose ends are tied up. Nothing lets a good book down harder than unanswered questions that needed to be answered, so annoying!

What do you do to unwind and relax?

Writing is one of my favourite ways to unwind and relax, but cracking open a few beers and having a barbeque hits the spot pretty well too. Holidays! I love to travel and see new things, experience new places, and meet new people. Or it can be as simple as curling up on the sofa with my beautiful wife, a glass of wine and a good horror movie!

What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision?

I’m not sure if I actually ever decided to become an author, I don’t think I’ve ever consciously made that decision. I wrote a story and enjoyed writing it, I went on a journey through the publishing process and loved every minute of it, and then I found people who loved what I’d written. So long as people want to read what I write then I will keep writing. I would love for it to be my full time career because who wouldn’t want to do something they love for a living, but until that day comes I will just keep going. If it never happens for me, then I will always know that tried my best and that I loved every step of the journey.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in The Shady Corner?

David Wilcox is the lead character, we meet him at various stages throughout his life. The story never strays far away from him, even when he is not in focus, he is always there somewhere. David’s family and friends play their parts in the story along with a few unsavoury characters, but David is the heart, the soul, and without a doubt – the darkness!

David is probably the complex character I have created. He may be the most complex that I ever create? You see, David doesn’t just have layers to his character, he has dimensions that control and dominate his very existence. It is clear after just a few chapters of the story that David is troubled and unstable. A few more chapters and it becomes clear that he is a monster. Yet as his creator I actually pity him, whatever he does, however evil he seems, I always knew something that my readers don’t learn until very end. I knew the reasons why!

David’s journey through the novel sees his struggles, his madness, and his torment. It also hurls the reader deep into the evil deeds as if looking at them through David’s own eyes!

Every piece of feedback I’ve had agrees that David is a monster, but only a few feel pity for him the way I do.