I am so excited and proud to be a part of JM Bray’s blog tour for the release of his first novel, TEARING THE SHROUD. I’ve read this book at pretty much every stage of drafting so yeah, I’m pretty lucky. 🙂 Well, I didn’t read the original version from Mark’s college years but I’ve been his CP for over a year now. He’s my first *real* CP since before him, only friends had read my work. I met Mark through GUTGAA. I knew when I saw his bio on the site, we would be friends. He was a little hesitant since we didn’t typically read one another’s genres but I think it’s safe to say we were good for each other. 😀 I figured he would be published first and I was right. Hey, we’re all psychic. (My book is about a psychic but we’re here to celebrate Mark) See the pretty cover?
Here is the skinny on TEARING THE SHROUD and Mark:
Genre: Romantic Fantasy, Fantasy, New Adult
Publisher: Escape Publishing (Harlequin AU) http://www.escapepublishing.com.au
Fall in love, be possessed, hunt a sorcerer and save the world — and Vincent thought calculus was tough.
1984 — Vincent expected college to be about freedom and girls, but then the nightmares of sorcery, monsters and other worlds began. Not even the surprising attention from his dream girl, Julie, could shake them.
Before he’s even nailed his second date with Julie, he’s possessed by Coleman, a warrior from another realm. Coleman is hell bent on defeating the monstrous Kafla who threatens to tear into Vincent’s reality, changing both his and Coleman’s worlds forever. They have one chance to stop them: Vincent must allow Coleman to share his body and wage war against the sorcerer.
Now it’s up to them, the women they love, and Vincent’s rag-tag bunch of role- playing and gaming friends to save the world, or see 1984 descend into the apocalypse.
J.M. Bray lives in Southern California with his college sweetheart and their two dogs. After a lifetime together, they are happier than the moment they met.
When not writing or working his “day job”, he loves to cook, play the guitar, and travel with his wife. Every chance he gets, he races an old Porsche named “Tuffy” at tracks in the southwest.
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And here’s a snippet of Mark’s talent:
Despair scalded Vincent like boiling oil.
He rubbed his eyes. Dreams of mutilated bodies piled like cordwood and razor-
clawed monsters chasing him plagued his nights.
And now this.
He leaned his head onto trembling hands. A minty odor caressed his nostrils then
slowly dissipated. After a long moment, Vincent glanced at his wristwatch and blew out.
He couldn’t be late for the appointment with his advisor, the fourth this month. As the
thought brought another surge of panic, stillness descended on the world around him.
The back of his neck tingled like a spider crawled up it.
Vincent gazed around his dorm room, happening to glance out the window and
saw it coming: the fog. It marched across the ocean waves like an invasion of cotton
soldiers. A wall of billowing white from north to south as far as the eye could see.
The swirling mass crept over the building and he opened his window, letting its cool
embrace wash over him. As he did, the crushing weight on his chest lifted.
Despite his shortcomings, which he considered numerous, Vincent had an enormous
imagination. The scenes he played in his mind rivaled any movie he’d ever watched. This
talent had carried him through many nights, when the screams of his parents’ fighting or
passion came through the walls. The fog played an important role, blurring the edges of
the world. It made reality seem thin, as if his dreams came to life.
Intrigued? You should be! So now buy the book! Or participate in my giveaway. I’ll give away a shiny copy of TEARING THE SHROUD to someone who comments on this blog. I’m a romantic so tell me about when you met the one you love (spouse, boy/girlfriend, dog, whatever). 😀 Good luck! Can’t wait to read your stories. And go!