Book Blitz & Excerpt: The Rebirth + Giveaway


I am so excited that THE REBIRTH by V.P. Evans is available now and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book, be sure to check out all the details below.  This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon GC courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, check out the giveaway info below



Author: V.P. Evans

Pub. Date: March 16, 2023

Publisher: V.P. Evans

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 683

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

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A night where everything begins . . . and everything ends.

For the past decade, police homicide consultant Mark Gilliam has been wasting his life with corpses, drugs, and alcohol. Things weren’t always like this. Ten years ago, he was a soldier, a husband, a . . . father. But it’s what he deserves. He couldn’t protect his son from the monsters that took him away.

For the past decade, Jason Roneros has been living a reclusive life, forced to spend the rest of his days in isolation. Things weren’t always like this. Ten years ago, he was a well-respected author, a fighter, a . . . dreamer. But it’s what he deserves. He trusted these monsters.

For the past decade, Mark and Jason haven’t seen each other.
But everything is about to change . . .

A murder brings them together one night, trapping them in the streets of Chicago in search of redemption down a cryptic path that could unlock the darkest scandal in history. As the path unrolls secrets buried in great works of art and philosophical writings, the shadiest aspects of the human soul come to the surface. Soon, the two men realize that those hunting them, closing in with each passing minute, are equally dangerous as the ghosts of the past . . .

***Mature Content***


“All the twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat . . . The tension builds up to an unexpected climax which I did not see coming, and it was a big surprise to me.”–Readers’ Favorite review by Alma Boucher (five-star review)

“I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough . . . hard to believe it is a debut novel.”–Books Go Social

“V.P. Evans delivers excitement at every turn in this tense thriller novel, which starts with a gripping and intriguing premise before ramping up its murderous twists and turns with each new discovery.”–Readers’ Favorite review by K.C. Finn (five-star review)

“V.P. Evans creates a multifaceted story that draws on different levels . . . Its special brand of mysticism, psychological discovery, interpersonal interactions, and close inspections of monsters and men makes it a highly recommended read for a broad audience.”–D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

The Rebirth can best be described as a cross between The Da Vinci Code and Rule By Secrecy. What sets The Rebirth apart is the incorporation of historic reasoning and its inclusion of the philosophical ideologies of some of the world’s greatest minds.”–Readers’ Favorite review by Jamie Michele (five-star review)


Excerpt—From Chapter 1

Jason seemed so changed from the last time they’d met: his skin was yellow, as if forgotten by the coltish tickle of life. His face appeared exhausted, as if feckless to carry the striking features of the past. Two brusque lines around his mouth resembled deep snicks. Fitful creases whipped his forehead. His white, medium-length hair was combed back, just as it had been ten years ago, though a receding hairline now marked his forehead. His skeletal hands seemed incapable of keeping the watch fastened on his wrist, while his legs were so bony they seemed likely to break. Although Jason, like Oscar, was in his mid-sixties, he looked at least a decade older.

“There’s no time left.”

His voice remained rich, though. It still carried the slight British accent from his days in Oxford.

A mild shaking started traversing Oscar’s body. He put his glasses on the newspaper and stood up, using the desk for support. “You need to leave.” He struggled to sound calm. “They were clear, Jason. We cannot be together. The deal—”

“The deal doesn’t exist anymore.” Jason scratched at his neck, above the collar of his white shirt, where an already reddened patch of eczema had become even more inflamed. “Dermot Walsh is dead.”

“What? How do you know—?”

“He told me himself. A few minutes ago. Texted me, pointing out his killers.”

Murdered?” Oscar soughed, terrified by the ensuing sentence.

“By them,” Jason added, confirming Oscar’s dread. “The Imperatores are already after me.”

Jesus.The Imperatores. That name. Saliva filled Oscar’s
mouth, choking him. “After all these years … now? Why? We had a damned
agreement!” He slammed his hands on the desk, trying in vain to expel the fear
inside him. His palms burned from the hit.

To stop me,” Jason said, his words faint yet filling the huge office.

About V.P. Evans:

V.P. Evans is the pen name of an average (and perhaps boring) guy who seems desperate to disappear into lands far away. You would probably find him lost in a secluded village in Estonia, wandering among the wild islands of the Azores, or backpacking across vague paths in Asia. And sometimes, as the fading lights and the thick darkness of this mysterious cosmos unfold before him, he has an idea and writes it down.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon GC courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours, International.

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Ends March 23rd, midnight EST.

Spotlight & Interview: Quests Aside + Giveaway


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the QUESTS ASIDE Vol. 1 by Brian Schirmer & Elena Gogou Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


Title: QUESTS ASIDE Vol. 1

Authors: Brian Schirmer & Elena Gogou (Illustrator)

Pub. Date: March 21, 2023

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 160

Find it: Goodreads, books2read

WELCOME to QUESTS ASIDE Known to all, both far and wide!

A skeleton, an apprentice mage, and an exiled princess walk into a bar… for another shift at Quests Aside, the local watering hole run by once legendary, now retired, adventurer Barrow.

When the King privately explains that he plans to shut the place down, Barrow must find a way to hold onto his business, the friendships, and the family he’s built around it.

It’s always sunny in the realms!

Collects the entire, best-selling 5-issue series!

For fans of Giant Days, Rolled & Told, Rat Queens, Nimona, and Adventure Zone


“…it’s like Cheers set in the world of Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 Lord of the Rings adaptation.” — Publishers Weekly

“Quests Aside … has a made-for-TV vibe.” — AIPT

“A fine mix of humor and drama.” — Major Spoilers

“Magic, situational comedy, and camaraderie blend into a whimsical fantasy…” — Publishers Weekly

“Beautiful looking, voiced with riotous confidence, Quests Aside boasts one of the best core concepts I’ve seen in recent high fantasy. I’m furious that I didn’t think of it.” — Si Spurrier (The RUSHHellblazerThe DreamingX-Men)

Mini Interviews:

List your favorite graphic novels from last year and why you like them.

2022 was a weird year for me and I, unfortunately, didn’t read many comics. Two of the few ones I did read that I want to mention are CHRONOPHAGE by Tim Seeley and Ilias Kyriazis, because the world needs more sexy horror books, and WILDCAT UNDER GLASS by Stella Stergiou and Georgia Zachari, which is an adaptation of a famous Greek novel with the same title written by Alki Zei.


List the graphic novels and/or prose books that you’re looking forward to this year.

What am I looking forward to reading this year? Well… Off the top of my head…

NIGHT FEVER by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Jacob Phillips. They put a book out, I buy it. Simple as that. Previews look dynamite, as I’d expect. Been a while since they’ve played in a wholly new universe. Curious if the Bee Gees play a part. 😉

ULTIMATE INVASION by Jonathan Hickman and Bryan Hitch. Hitch was an architect of the original Ultimates line, and Hickman seemingly buried the universe during Secret Wars. To say I’m curious would be an understatement. Bring it on. FALL OF X by various. Will this be the end of Mutant life as they know it? Is this the end of Krakoa? Who lives, dies, etc.? At this point, we don’t know. Count me amongst those interested in seeing what Gerry Duggan, Kieron Gillen, and all the others in The X Office have been planning for a long time.

FORGED by Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann, and Mike Henderson. A new Rucka book is always an event, and since he’s been away being a wildly successful screenwriter the past few years, this is doubly so. Seeing him team up with old friends Trautmann and Henderson explains the extra amount of FUN that bleeds off the page. I’ve read the first three issues, and it’s the real deal. Rabidly awaiting the rest.


About Brian Schirmer:

BRIAN SCHIRMER is a California-based screenwriter and critically acclaimed comic book creator, known for the Vault Comics series QUESTS ASIDE, the Image Comics series FAIRLADY and BLACK JACK KETCHUM, and the self-published ULTRASYLVANIA series of graphic novels.


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About Elena Gogou:

Elena Gogou is actually three gnomes in a trench-coat. When they aren’t on an epic quest, they draw comics for work and for fun. They are known for the Vault Comics series QUESTS ASIDE, the Greek graphic novel SPAZORAHOULA and the self-published erotic comics anthology SMUTCOMIC.

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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a finished copy of QUESTS ASIDE Vol. 1, US Only.

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Ends April 7th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:


A Dream Within A Dream



Mythical Books

Interview/IG Post


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt/IG Post


Sadie’s Spotlight

Interview/IG Post

Week Two:


Two Chicks on Books

Interview/IG Post


Kait Plus Books

Interview/IG Post


Jazzy Book Reviews

Excerpt/IG Post


Lifestyle of Me



Brandi Danielle Davis

IG Review/TikTok Post



IG Review/TikTok Post



IG Review

Week Three:


Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post


Cara North

Review/IG Post



IG Review



IG Review


The Real World According To Sam

Review/IG Post


The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post


Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post

Week Four:



IG Review


See Sadie Read

Review/IG Post





the book near me

Review/IG Post


Read Dog Reviews

IG Spotlight



IG Review



IG Review

Week Five:



Review/IG Post


Emily Ashlyn

IG Review/FB Post



Review/IG Post


A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic



IG Review


Two Points of Interest



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