Happy Release Day! – Maraukian Wars – bk 2!

This year has been very interesting, to say the least, and after working from Jan to March with the fab Michael Chatfield in a stint only a few could actually stick to, I’m proud to say that our first co-written piece in his series launched today. 🙂 huge grin on my face!

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When Mike asked me to help out on this series, I was a little hesitant. Already 5 books in writing in someone elses world is not that easy. But, I considered all my options and for those who know me, they also know I love a challenge. So, stepping up my reading game, I blitzed through the Harmony War’s and soo fell in love with the characters he’d created. I don’t lie when I say, Mark Victor stole my heart. After getting to know Mark and Tyler throughout the first 5 books, I was eager to dig in and create with Mike the visions he saw for them into the Maraukian Wars.

We had our fair share of life trials and tribulations in the 54 days we sprinted our asses off, but the results I think speak for themselves.

I hope you guys will love the extra I bring to the characters you already love, and I hope that there’s a few more which may also steal your hearts.

So go check these badass covers out, by the amazing Fred Gambino – https://www.facebook.com/fred.gambino.6 and pick up the series…

Harmony Wars – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I5WV02Q

Maraukian Wars – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GVSPD57

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AudioBook Review – The Atomic Sea

Having quite the adventure with AudioBooks 🙂 This was the latest pick up, and quite the story to boot 🙂

Check out my review – If you like deep dark and gritty worlds, this one is for you 🙂

http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Atomic-Sea-Omnibus-of-Volumes-One-and-Two-Audiobook/B01BW0PNCG#publisher-summary

Which due to an error is not showing on Audible just yet. I have contacted Amazon over these issues, waiting to see what the problem is. Sorry. Review is posted below though, as I seem to have lost one from last weekend.

“Dark, mysterious and action packed!”

Would you listen to The Atomic Sea: Omnibus of Volumes One and Two again? Why?

I would listen to both of these books again, because there was so much to the world and story, I felt it was a lot to take in and digest as an audiobook.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Atomic Sea: Omnibus of Volumes One and Two?

I actually liked the attack on the beach with the large crab things that melted people. Avery was and did accept that his life could be over and all throughout the story there were interspersed parts about his wife and child, I found some of his internal monologue very thoughtful and deep at times.

Then when Jenx’s gang sit down to tattoo the names of their fallen friends on their bodies, it was so deep and meaningful. Avery stood up here, and throughout the novel learned and became a much better man for the journey.

What about Ray Greenley’s performance did you like?

Ray brought with him a deeper voice than I’ve heard so far. But the characters were unique enough that I knew who they were and enjoyed them. Especially the voice of Avery. Who I admit I did not like at all at the start of the book.
There was excitement, sentiment and real dire situations every moment had the right tone, and delivery. 🙂 great to listen to.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Wild sea adventure with monsters and traitors. haha. I suck at these.

Any additional comments?

I would be crazy not to mention the facts that these books do just kinda stop. It is one of the worst things you can do as a writer, but it’s almost forgivable because the characters are so well rounded.

So, characters, yes I didn’t like Avery. He’s an idiot at the start of the story and one who I just didn’t like or understand. Yet our writer has quite the journey for this guy and Avery’s back story and life unravel through out the book in a way that’s not invasive but interesting and true to him.

Sheridon I wasn’t sure was a traitor at first, but there were deft clues here and there leading towards me believing there were several people involved there. And of course there was. Janx. (sp) was great to, I loved him. I did think at first he was called Jinx. Could have just misheard it as they were catching the whale.

Layanna is for the most part in a coma in the first book, so the story focusses on Avery and Sheridon’s bad relationship the actual world that they’re in and the war with the Octung, which is very dark and foreboding. Not just because of the world war feel to everything, but for the dark and twisted creatures that they use and the weaponry they have. This is a fight that I don’t think Ganeshi (sp) can win. And with traitors around they’re defo got no chance.

I did think there were some overused terms. Avery drinking, boy that man’s an alcoholic, if that was the intention it’s fine, but it was so bad at some points I needed a drink! also a good few of ‘he said, she said’ I personally didn’t think were needed. Some bothered me enough to pull me out the world.