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Monday, October 21, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Cover Reveal: Fire on the Water by P.J. Parker + CONTEST!

Hi guys!
Welcome back to another week here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers...the place where you never know what you might happen upon, will be bookish.

To that end, we are starting the week off right with a cover reveal courtesy of TWCS Publishing House starring a title perfectly fit for the season.  How so?  Well, there isn't any trick or treating nor jack-o-lanterns but there IS a distinct air of mystery, a definite "ooh" factor, and from the sound of it some chills to creep up your spine...not to mention the subject of the story is a well known name in the classic literary horror world.  Ready to meet today's guest?  Let's!  Today's spotlight falls to....

A Companion to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
P.J. Parker
Release Date: December 12, 2013
TWCS Publishing House

Rachel, a young American biographer researching the life of Mary Shelley in Montreux, Switzerland, is entangled and consumed by the escalating threads of her investigation. Shards of Shelley’s creation are exhumed from the past. Precious memories are hacked and sutured to the unthinkable. The unblemished flesh of the one she loves is stripped back to reveal what lies beneath—aspects of Frankenstein incised and ripped from the nineteenth century and transplanted into her own.

The archival records contained within the chiseled stone of Ch√Ęteau de Chillon give some insight into a life long gone. It is, however, the contents of a document trunk that has remained unopened for generations that discloses what truly occurred in the idyllic Swiss Riviera village of Montreux to jolt the monster into existence. Personal letters and diaries detailing events, suppers, lectures, and conversations between Mary Shelley and her confidant, Doctor John Polidori, reveal a spiraling progression of horrors, dismembered cadavers, and uncertainties. Doctor Polidori assists the local gendarmerie in their investigation, unaware of how closely the knife will cut to Mary’s life and his own.

Rachel is drawn into the centuries-old conversations as she attempts to discern fact from fiction. But opening the trunk could not come at a more difficult time for Rachel. Her boyfriend has recently been killed in a motorbike accident and now, as she attempts to reconstruct her life, she is repeatedly confronted by a man of gigantic structure, of uncommon beauty, of intriguing origin.

Fire on the Water: A Companion to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein interweaves Rachel’s search with the plot of Frankenstein and the horrific occurrences of the summer of 1816 when Mary Shelley dared to dip her quill into the ink of her darkest of waking dreams.

The truth is given life.

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So, what do YOU think?
Me...I'd definitely say my interest has been acquired.

The cover fits the classic story that we know and love while the content sounds like it would be a way to further explore the original from a new perspective.  The whole blurring the line of fact and fiction aspect reminds me of another book that did just that...only with Dracula.

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About the author...
P.J. Parker was born and raised in rural Australia. With a bachelor of science in architecture from the University of New South Wales, he has traveled and lived extensively around the world, focusing on cultures of historic interest and buildings of architectural significance before transitioning into a career as a fraud analyst and programmer with a leading international financial institution. An avid reader and researcher, P.J. undertakes his writing with a passionate and exacting attention to detail.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ that you've SEEN the big reveal...
...and been intrigued by the sneak peek....

I thought you might.

Enter using the Rafflecopter below for your chance to score an ARC of this forthcoming novel...AND as a bonus, your review may be used in the book's promotion!


Special thanks to TWCS Publishing House for the chance to bring this cover reveal and spotlight to you, my readers.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title as well as their complete catalog, be sure to stop by their site, friend them on Facebook or follow along on Twitter.  This title will be available this December so mark your calendars and spread the word!

Until next time...happy reading!

1 comment:

PJ Parker said...

Hello Chef!

Awesome blog.

P.J. Parker

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