Cynetic Wolf by Matt Ward (Review Only Tour)

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Tour Schedule:
September 21 – Paige @popthebutterfly
September 22 – Chrystal @chrystalstevens1331
September 23 – Anca @summon_fantasy
September 24 – Jessaca @jessaca_with_an_a
September 25 – Candy @purpleshadowhunter
September 26 – Tyanne @fablesandfollies
Author Bio:

Matt Ward is a science fiction and fantasy author of fast-paced dystopians and speculative thrillers, including: Cynetic Wolf, Death Donor, and Neanderthal King. When he’s not writing, he’s an entrepreneur and startup consultant, host of the Disruptors.FM tech podcast, and a top-50 ranked futurist worldwide.

You can find Matt online at mattwardwrites.com. Or, you can connect with Matt on Twitter: @mattwardwrites, on Facebook: facebook.com/MattWardBooks, or Instagram: @mattwardwrites, or email him at matt@mattwardwrites.com if you’d like to say hey.

Cynetic Wolf

It’s 2096, sixty years after ninety percent died from a man-made Bioplague. Humanity has splintered into four unequal subspecies: immortals, cyborgs, enhancers, and subservient half-human, half-animal hybrids.

The world is anything but equal. Hybrids everywhere are suffering, but sixteen-year-old Raek Mekorian, a wolfish with a nose for trouble, doesn’t see an alternative. Except the Resistance, who don’t stand a chance against the world government. His mom always said, “Keep your head down.”

And he does, until his sister is murdered by a pair of cyborgs. Overnight, his simple life is shattered, fracturing the rigid governmental caste as he is thrust into the dangerous world of superhuman hit squads, Resistance uprisings, and secrets better left unsaid.

With only built-in blasters and the advice of a mysterious professor, Raek must navigate crushing betrayal, self-doubt, and a limitless enemy whose evil knows no bounds.

The fate of mankind may rest in his hands.

The Venus Virus

Tour Schedule:

September 7 – Paige @popthebutterfly
September 8 – JP @mr.pink.ink
September 9 – Stacie @borenbooks
September 10 – Carmilla @carmillavoiez
September 11 – Anvesha @agirlfromthatworld

Blurb – New London: 2067
Britain struggles to rebuild after the crushing devastation of the Great Flood.
Those in power have formed a new regime in the wake of the disaster.
Whether it is a hard-won utopia or an oppressive nightmare depends
entirely on gender. Unmarried women have no legal rights or
protection, and their access to education and employment is limited to
ensure their servitude. Yet a fire burns within them to prove they are
far from the weaker sex, and their rebellion seeks to tear down the
patriarchal rule.
Cerys and Gloria have very different dreams, but a common enemy.
Joining an underground alliance, they discover a group of scientists
in possession of a weapon powerful enough to change society forever.
Their radical solution is not without great risk. Failure means death
or imprisonment. Success could land them in a seat of authority, over
a society that loathes them, without the requisite skills to thrive.

New Yorkers Hate Food by Mila Lyons

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Tour Schedule:
August 31 – Paige @popthebutterfly
September 1 – JP @mr.pink.ink
September 2 – Stacie @borenbooks
September 3 – Melanie @melaniereadsbooks
September 4 – Marizaan @south_african_fangirl
September 5 – Manvi @distinguisheddetectivephantom
September 6 – Jess @jessatl
Iris picks men by how they eat, which puts her in peculiar situations like fast food with a homeless millionaire, or a dinner table full of escorts without realizing she’s thought of one as well. On her search for real, want to spend every moment with you, sit in happy silence love, she serial dates using apps, only to encounter a barrage of men either overly interested in casual sex or alarmingly interested in immediate marriage. But when Sunshine walks through the rotating doors she can’t believe her luck. He’s perfect, she’s perfect, they’re perfect together. And now she has to figure out what it’s like to actually be in a relationship. The solution reveals itself shortly—two of his exes are also on his radar. And so while Iris wishes there were rehabs for recently singles, to detox and recover from amorous addiction, she continues to love, lose, and laugh and ends up stranded with not one, but two potential in-laws on her way to discovering what it really means to navigate the messy dating world of New York City.
About the author
Mila Lyons wrote news and feature stories for TV and print media, wrote copy for international brands and published 4 books. She speaks 5 languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian, French, and profanity in case of professional emergency. Mila lived in France, survived 2 revolutions in Ukraine, and dated in New York. She’s still not sure which is worst. She’s a sucker for a good stand-up comedy.
Highlights for the tour
The new book, Privacy Policy, is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B085RTL8ZL/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b085rtl8zl

The Poet’s War by Francis O’Neill

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It is Europe’s darkest time in near memory. American warrior poet Alistair Stears, thrown into Italian WWI through his mother’s love for an Italian colonel, experienced a convoy of the dying through burning provinces of Italy in the terrible retreat of 1917. It brought from him the great English poem of the Italian war.

One war later, all gracious things await destruction, knowledge is burned, thought coarsened, manners trashed, perverted faith and truth follow the dictators’ flags-vultures to grace. Stears is a famous poet now, married into German-Italian nobility and determined with his wife to fight the Axis powers. He risks everything to protect Italy and all else he loves. He finds that the bravest and fiercest resistance may be the rightness of a poem, the closing of a letter, the welcome of guests, the embrace of a bride, faith toward a fallen friend-and that it may also come from the barrel of a gun. Spanning both world wars, The Poet’s War finds loyalty, patriotism, war, deception, intrigue, romance, love, and death swept up in a maelstrom that spans generations and changes Europe forever.

 

A Q&A with Francis O’Neill Author, The Poet’s War 

Question: How, if at all, did writing this book differ from writing your earlier works in the 

80s and 90s? 

Francis O’Neill: My ‘style,’ a word I rather shy from, is never and always the 

same. Reading my first real book (Agents of Sympathy) it seems written by anyone but 

me; if you ask me to say exactly where the difference lies, I don’t think I could. My 

characters, now and ever, float up out of deep pools, and I am always startled to meet 

them. 

Question: Who do you consider to be the great “warrior poets” whom your protagonist 

Alistair may or may not be modelled after? 

Francis O’Neill: True ‘great warrior poets’ are very scarce, both being rather full-time 

jobs. Alistair (and I) would insist that the saint, the warrior, and the artist meet as points 

of a triangle, by which they are joined–but they are not the same. Castiglione, Alistair’s 

hero and the great essayist of the courtier-warrior would agree, though he did not quite 

say it. 

If you mean ‘poets of war,’ then, 1,2,3: Homer, Virgil, the poet of Le Geste de Roland

Question: What can a return to the era of grace and civility teach us in modern times? 

Francis O’Neill: Grace has nothing to do with an era, though more understood in 

certain past eras than our own. What is it, and what is it not? Among those I have 

actually known the two most certainly endowed with grace have been HH Prince Geza 

von Hapsburg, and my grandmother’s late head parlour maid. How seen? A certain 

lightness. A capacity to make everybody nearby somehow happy by doing nothing that 

anybody can see. Attention. Voice. 

In the Revolution, by the guillotine (it was abominably run, as you might expect), a 

nobleman and a lady he knew well, both condemned and filthy from the dungeon, were, 

as you might say, ‘next to go.’ He said, “Madame, I fear that this time I must pass in 

front of you.” She replied, “Mon ami, surely you will not take my lady’s prerogative from 

me at the very end.” Magnificent, because grace is never so much grace as in the face 

of terror. 

Grace is not a time. It is not crinolines. It is light. It is holding yourself up from the floor. It 

is preferring loyalty to advantage. 

Question: Do you have a personal philosophy? 

Francis O’Neill: Believe in God. Have good manners. Never mail a letter the day you 

write it. Don’t keep women waiting. Don’t eat chocolate with Sauternes or a cigar. Never 

be rude unintentionally. That’ll about do it.

Soul of the Crow by Jessaca Willis

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Book Blurb:

Darkness threatens to consume all in Soul of the Crow, an epic adventure of magic and betrayal, perfect for fans of Jay Kristoff and Leigh Bardugo.

Death is written for all, but only the Councilspirits can see when a life has reached its end, and only a Reaper can deliver the final, fatal touch.

Sinisa is one of them.

For three years, she’s served the underrealm as a Reaper, killing mortals and siphoning their souls with the aid of her crow familiar. She only needs to collect one more to ascend as a Shade—a coveted status of power in the underrealm—and to mark the momentous occasion, her Councilspirit mentors have chosen the Princess of Oakfall as her final kill.

It should be easy.

But when the Prince of Oakfall discovers his sister is in danger, he flees the palace with her. Sinisa is left with only two options: journey through the mortal realm to find and slay her mark or face the consequences of returning to Veltuur empty-handed. It’s no choice at all. She has come too far and is too close to earning her title to let them escape.

Besides, no one can outrun a Reaper.

Or can they…

Soul of the Crow is a dark high fantasy adventure with reapers/assassins, bandits, prophets, and enough death magic to keep the entire mortal realm quaking with fear. If you loved The Nevernight ChroniclesThe Shadows Between UsKing of ScarsReign of the Fallen, or books by Jenna Moreci and Laura Thalassa, you will devour this ethereal, gothic saga.

Come. Walk through the forest of the underrealm and discover what’s lurking there in the shadows.

The Subway Girl by Lisa Becker

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Tour Schedule:

August 24 – Paige @popthebutterfly

August 25 – JP @mr.pink.ink

August 26 – Stacie @borenbooks

August 27 – Nicole @thereadingrebel

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Subway Girl: A hopeless romantic. A cynical web show producer. An unscrupulous cameraman. A sleazy businessman. An aspiring actress. A womanizing best friend. A scheming ex-girlfriend. A commitment-phobic roommate. An unlucky-in-love buddy. These lives intersect when an average guy is awed by a gorgeous mystery woman on a New York subway and vows to meet her.

The Three Privileges by A.V. Davina

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Synopsis:
When they finally find his trace, his life and the world order change forever.

Nahuel is a teenager -the most wanted in the world- but he doesn’t know it, because his grandfather has managed to hide his true identity from him.

The United Nations Organization sends him an invitation that he cannot refuse. In the mysterious underground floor, Nahuel learns the power of privileges and its sacred connection to nature. Together with a group of young people from all over the world, he will be trained to discover and work his extraordinary skills, without knowing that he is a key player in an ancient, never-ending war.

Nahuel must fight against the devastating forces that the Ignobles bring with them and, on the way, discover who he is and what the true story of his family is.

Dear Future Self by Lisa Becker

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Tour Schedule:
August 17 – Paige @popthebutterfly
August 18 – JP @mr.pink.ink
August 19 – Stacie @borenbooks
August 20 – CE @chelscey
August 21 – Nicole @thereadingrebel
August 22 – Vicki @ya_lover_and_reader
August 23 – Jasmine @thefreckledmind
August 24 – Marizaan @south_african_fangirl
August 25 – Manvi @distinguisheddetectivephantom
August 26 – Krishnasree @__bookmarked_

About Dear Future Self

People think they know Jase Connors: Former front man for Kings Quarters. Successful solo artist. Consummate playboy. What they don’t know is he’s tired from road life. Tired of road life. Just plain tired.

When a beloved high school teacher passes away, Jase returns to his Midwestern childhood home to honor the teacher’s final wishes. Sparks fly when he’s reunited with his childhood best friend, Cami, and is forced to confront choices that made him the man he is today.

Dear Future Self is a 23,000-word novella spin-off of award-winning Starfish: A Rock Star Romance. It can be read as a stand-alone and guarantees a happily ever after.

Blowin’ Smoke by Stacie Boren

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Synopsis:
Tom Jeffers is a psychiatrist in small-town Wood, Texas, where gossip flourishes as fast as the crime does.

Officer Brandon Jones and Officer Tanya Bradshaw are determined to clean up the streets of Hawkins County, but Dr. Jeffers stands in their way.

Anastasia is determined to find closure with her past and her family.

The only thing that ties all of them together…ADDICTION

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About the author:
S M Boren is a full-time mother, a licensed LVN, and an all the time book addict. Reading and writing are her biggest hobbies and that includes a love of stories, novels, grammar, and the English language. She grew up in Southeast Texas under chemical plant clouds and families of shift work blues. The people here live in small towns and villages with small-town values and big city problems.

Resistor by C.E. Clayton

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Synopsis:
Ellinor Rask has wanted one thing for the past eight years: vengeance. But when Ellinor is captured, she finds herself dragged back into the world she walked away from, entangled once more with friends she would rather forget.

As if that weren’t humiliating enough, Ellinor learns first hand that her magic can be stripped away by a piece of bio-tech—and her ex-boss is happy to leash her with the technology in order to get what he wants. If Ellinor behaves, the device will be removed. All she has to do is deliver a package. One containing a creature created from raw magical energy and discarded technology. Simple, right?

But when her goals start getting people murdered, Ellinor has to decide if the year’s planning, her honor, and even her own magic, are worth the lives it’s costing. Dodging ruthless gangsters, she finds herself on the run with a creature of immeasurable magical abilities alongside her one-time friends. Now, Ellinor must relearn to trust the people she once abandoned. She must put her faith in technology, and her life in the hands of independent contractors, all while racing to deliver the package before it gets taken by force, or worse, the creature decides to make an appearance itself.

Pre order info:
Pre-Orders will be from August 7 – October 1st when the ebook is officially released. Any copy of Resistor (physical, which is live on August 7 or digital) will receive the 3 character playing cards by @golden.rose.art once they’ve shown me (@chelscey) proof of purchase (they can DM me)
Any signed copy of Resistor purchased through my Etsy Store during the pre-order time frame will automatically get the playing cards as well as the print of Ellinor in Chains by @arz28
I don’t have the specific Amazon link yet for Resistor, so they can link to me on the day of the tour and I’ll have the universal book link in my bio. But here is my Etsy shop which will be updated to include Resistor the night before the tour to account for time differences: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BooksbyCEClayton