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I’m on a Blog Tour! I forgot about it! Let me remind you, and entertain you …

Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem (Bloodsong 2)

Holy macaroni! I’ve been on a blog tour for most of this month and forgot to let anyone know about it. Let’s fix that.

Book being toured is Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem. Mogollon tells the story of the richest man in the world meeting a great (maybe the greatest) Native American shaman. It’s book 2 of the Bloodsong Series and rocks. One reviewer (who gave it 5 stars) said: “This book is equal parts horror, spiritual, romance, and action. From page one, it is non-stop, a page turner that leaves you on the edge of your seat, seeing where it’s going next. It follows not just Will on his journey, but many connections develop as Will and his team begin becoming inseparably linked with several of the Native American warriors and attendees. Nathan does an amazing job depicting the cultural and spiritual aspects of the story in a very respectful way, which as a reader, I really respected. I also just loved her turn of phrase, and many times I just said, “YES!” out loud at the great way she chose to describe something that otherwise could be mundane, or has been described the same way for centuries. Nathan has a voice all her own and it’s powerful.”

That get’s the gist of it. The blog tour. Here are links to my tour stops, showing you can forget the battle, but still post the war. Or something like that.

Here’s the whole tour, with links to blog posts, many of which are done. Finished. I’ll put links to those below and fill in the ones that have yet to be posted.

Buy Now @ Amazon

Genre - Visionary Fantasy.
[Amazon calls me "metaphysical fantasy or sci-fi". Whatever. I've been called everything from sci-fi, to romance, to horror. SN]

Rating – R  [Truly R. SN]

More details about the author and the book

Connect with Sandy Nathan through Facebook & Twitter 
[I never look at Twitter. Stick to Facebook.]

Website http://sandynathan.com/
[I have an awesome new site in addition to the one above: http://sandynathan.net It's interactive! SN]

Book Review Status
[The tour says this is a non review tour, but you can review Mogollon if you want. I won't mind.

Here's the link! Sandy Nathan

Book Tour Schedule

10th April – Book Feature at Peace from Pieces 
[Can't find it there. Here's something they did onThe Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy a while back. SN]

11th April –Excerpt 1 at Mommy Adventures
[Here's Grandfather's Invocation from Mogollon. This starts the book off with a bang and introduces you to Grandfather.  SN]

12th April – Author Interview 1 at The Reading Cat
[In which I share about my family and other things. Including the true story of how my mom & dad got together. SN]

13th April - Twitter View with OB Book Tours

14th April - Twitter Blast with OB Book Tours

15th April - OB Tweet Me A Storm
[Just try to find these later! SN]

16th April - Guest Post 1 at Blog-A-Licious Authors
[My thoughts on how to buy a good self-pubbed book. SN]

17th April – Excerpt 2 at Author’s Friend
[Chapter 1 of Mogollon, in which you get to meet Will Duane, the richest man in the world. Like an introduction to Bill Gates, almost. SN]

18th April – Excerpt 3 at Gentleman Reads
[Ahah! This is where Enzo Donatore appears. The devil incarnate. A story isn't complete until the bad guy shows up.
Hi, Gentlemen Reads! Love writing for guys, and they usually love my stuff. SN]

MORE TO COME:

25th April – Guest Post at Kindle Nook Books

2nd May – Guest Post & Excerpt at Book Professor

9th May – Excerpt & Guest Post at Top Shelf Books

16th May -

23rd May – OB Tweet Me A Storm

30th May – Guest Post & Book Feature at Quality Reads UK

 

 

Dystopian Science-Fiction On Sale Today Only! It’s the End of the World – or Is It?

The Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy

Sandy Nathan’s science-fiction/fantasy novel with an end of the world touch is on sale for 99c TODAY ONLY. What would happen if government paralysis and economic stagnation lasted another 100 years? 200?

The Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy paints a chillingly possible picture of what our future might be. Set on the eve of nuclear Armageddon, The Angel  introduces Jeremy Edgarton, a 16-year-old tech genius who’s decoded communications indicating the melt-down is tomorrow morning. Meet Eliana, the exquisite visitor from another planet who is on a mission to save her own world. She picked a really bad day to drop by earth.

Jeremy and Eliana form the core of a captivating cast of characters who will enchant, charm, and terrify you. Join them in an unforgettable tale, The Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy. You’ll be glad you did.

The Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy won four national awards, including the prestigious IPPY Award in Visionary Fiction. It has a 4.7 out of 5 star average review rating on Amazon with 27 reviews. Check ‘em out: Readers will give you the straight skinny. (The three book Earth’s End Series has won seven national awards.)

All that for 99c? Today, Feb. 4th, only. Worth a try. Here’s a video to give you the book’s look and feel:

THE ANGEL & THE BROWN-EYED BOY from Sandy Nathan on Vimeo.

Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem – How Rick Mora’s Picture Came to Be on the Cover

After only nineteen years of mind-rending effort on my part, Mogollon: Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem is on to the market. What is Mogollon? It’s a book about the richest man in the world–Will Duane–meeting perhaps the greatest Native American shaman ever born. Will and a bunch of his corporate hot shots travel from Silicon Valley to the Mogollon Bowl in New Mexico for the shaman’s annual retreat. The Mogollon Bowl is a miraculous place where people can become psychic, meet their soul mates, and experience personal and spiritual growth equivalent to about three lifetimes of psychotherapy.

That’s because the shaman, Grandfather, is the real deal, and so is the Mogollon Bowl, and so are the spirit warriors at the retreat.  It’s intense. What happens is intense. That’s why the subtitle is A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem. Mogollon is a book about conflict: cultural and spiritual conflict, economic conflict, and inter- and intra-personal conflict. And it contains several great love stories. Mogollon could be marketed as a romance, except that it doesn’t follow the rules of the romance genre. Plus it’s funny in parts.

Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem

Here is the front cover and spine of Mogollon. I’ll post the rear cover below. This book is worth buying for the cover alone. How did this cover come to be? When I write a book, I make a video about it.  You can look at some of my videos here. As the writing and production of Mogollon began to look like it might happen before I croak, I started looking for images that matched my ideas of what the various characters look like. The book has lots of characters: Will Duane, the rich guy; a bunch of his executives and staff; Grandfather, the shaman; and four thousand Native Americans. (If made into a movie, Mogollon would be a full employment opportunity for Native American actors.)

I searched every stock photo in existence looking of images of Grandfather, Will Duane, and Wesley Silverhorse. I could not find satisfactory photos for any of them. None of the potential shaman stand ins had the lift-off factor that any person of spirit has to have. Read the first section of Mogollon. That’s Grandfather speaking and that’s what I mean by lift off. Every spiritual master I’ve known has had the ability to elevate the spiritual state of the people near him/her. No stock figures of Grandfather, though I did find the drawing which is floating in the sky above Rick.

No canned image for Will Duane, either. I was born and raised in what became Silicon Valley and spent much of my adult life there. One thing I’ve noticed about tremendously rich people: they didn’t get where they are because they’re lazy and stupid. You have to feel what these people are like. The intensity. The drive. The intelligence. The ability to work three days straight. A stand-in for Will is on the back cover, but he’s not right.

And then we have Wesley Silverhorse. Wesley is Grandfather’s most advanced spirit warrior and is expected to take over from him when the time comes. Wesley is drop-dead gorgeous, but he’s also everything else you’d want in a human being. If either of my daughters wanted to marry Wesley, it would be an automatic thumbs-up. He does a martial arts exhibit in the book you’ll never forget, not to mention his exhibition of horsemanship.

Believe me, Wesley does not exist in stock photos of Native American men.

What could I do? Well, I Googled “beautiful Native American men.” When the images came up, about half of them were of one person: Rick Mora. I had never heard of Rick Mora, but he came closer to fitting my image of what Wesley would look like than anyone. How did he get on the cover of Mogollon?  I asked him. Sent him an email, if I recall. There was some conversation––he’s very nice––and voila! In due time, Rick’s photo is on the cover of my book.

Cool, huh? I love this cover and I hope you do, too. Rick’s presence is on the cover is wonderful.  Damonza.com, the cover designer for both the eBook and the paperback, did a fabulous job in creating a memorable piece of work. And that’s how Mogollon’s cover was created. The paperback should be coming out within a week.

We’re planning all sorts of fun launch activities. Stop by my website and see what’s going on.

Mogollon's Rear Cover--Will Duane points to some of his real estate holdings.

 

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