Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Friday, June 29, 2012

Beta Test Tour: Guest Post with Eric Griffith


Guest PostOh, boy. What have I done?
As I look around this blog, I see something very clear: chiseled chins and washboard abs and the gun show is in town. The men on the covers of most book? Leading men.
I went with the character actor. The cover of BETA TEST, my book about the (sort of) apocalypse features the protagonist, Sam, running screaming in terror. Sam’s a big guy, a tall, overweight teddy-bear who’s pretty much constantly afraid for his life and those of his friends throughout the story. How’s this going to sell books??
I can only hope it’s because, as the ladies claim, they want a man who’ll make them laugh. For a story about the end of the world, my book’s far more about laughs than it is terror or fear, even if Sam’s clenching his sphincter tight in terror on most pages. Sam’s also a smart guy and he puts together the pieces of the puzzle of what’s happening almost at the same time he’s tasked with the quest of saving the world his own damn self.
How does he do that without the muscles, the weapons, the action-hero quips as he slays each foe? With very little grace, almost no dignity (the man wear’s nothing but Hawaiian shirts, so he didn’t have much to start with), and a lot of help from friends who are almost as useless as he is.  Together, they can do anything . Except lose the weight to look as fit as the vampires, werewolves, incubi, and whatever else posed on the covers around them.  Here’s to the teddy-bears.


Eric Griffith
Hardcover - 278 pages
978-0-9839531-0-4
978-0-9839531-1-1
Publisher: Hadley Rille

Book blurb: 

Sam Terra is having a bad week. He lost Molly, the woman he secretly loves, when she vanished before his eyes at the exact same time that ten percent of the inhabitants of Earth disappeared.

Naturally upset, Sam follows clues about the global vanishing with questionable help from his friends including a misanthropic co-worker and a childhood pal. When Molly reappears in the body of a man during a night of monster-laden devastation, Sam finally learns the truth. Not just about her, but about the planet Earth and the entire cosmos surrounding it.

What we consider mundane reality, others consider a game...and not a very good one. The whole thing is about to be shut down.


Hardcover

http://www.amazon.com/Beta-Test-Eric-Griffith/dp/0983953104

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beta-test-eric-griffith/1107954178

Ebook:  Kindle   Nook



During this tour it's only 99 cents!! Click HERE to check it out!


Author bio: 
Eric Griffith is the author of the sci-fi novel BETA TEST from Hadley Rille Books, which Publishers Weekly called “an unusually lighthearted apocalyptic tale.”  By day he works as the features editor for PCMag.com. By night he sneaks out of the house to write fictions. He currently lives in Ithaca, New York. You can follow his online exploits daily via http://egriffith.info


http://www.hadleyrillebooks.com/betatest.html

http://egriffith.info

https://twitter.com/#!/egriffith

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