Book Blitz: The Disposables + Giveaway



The Disposables
The Obscurité de Floride Trilogy, Book 2

by Greg Jolley


Date Published: Jun 1, 2021

Publisher: Épouvantail Books, LLC


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In the jungles of coastal Mexico, twelve-year-old Kazu Danser is on the run, his bloody past haunting and attempting to be his ruination. Hot on his heals is journalist Carson Staines, a deadly madman full of blood thirst and greed, determined to first chronicle Kazu’s criminal life – and then end it. Staines must nail him down, dead or alive; the boy being worth a huge payoff.

Making a perilous crossing of the border into the States, Kazu fights for his life, desperately heading east. Entering sunburnt Florida, he teams up with a gang of Floridian street urchins, known to the authorities as, “The disposables.”

With Staines not letting up on the chase, Kazu and the other youths go on the run, fighting for their lives.

Can the Disposables and Kazu survive?

What will they have to do to stop the murderous and resourceful monster mowing through them to get to his reward?

The second part of the book takes place in the shadows of Florida, where street urchins fights every day to survive, both bodily and in spirit. In contrast to the tropical beaches and teeming vacationers, the children will do anything necessary to keep their heads above the perilous deep waters.

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About the Author

Greg Jolley earned a Master of Arts in Writing from the University of San Francisco and lives in the very small town of Ormond Beach, Florida. When not writing, he researches historical crime, primarily those of the 1800s. Or goes surfing.

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Spotlight & Excerpt: A Night Twice As Long + Giveaway

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A Night Twice as Long
by Andrew Simonet
Published by: Farrar Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication date: June 1st 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

What do you call the difference between what you should feel and what you do feel? Life?

The blackout has been going on for three weeks. But Alex feels like she’s been living in the dark for a year, ever since her brother, who has autism, was removed from the house, something Alex blames herself for. So when her best friend, Anthony, asks her to trek to another town to figure out the truth about the blackout, Alex says yes.

On a journey that ultimately takes all day and night, Alex’s relationships with Anthony, her brother, and herself will transform in ways that change them all forever.

In this honest and gripping young adult novel, Andrew Simonet spins a propulsive tale about what it means to turn on the lights and look at what’s real.

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No one’s ever gotten Georgie right except Anthony.
We were Sunday school exiles together at Saint Benedict’s, a converted Grange hall with an unconvincing cross on top. Church was my mom’s idea—Dad went occasionally—and, as it turned out, a real lifesaver. After my parents split when I was in eighth grade, people at Saint Benedict’s hooked my mom up with food, rides, furniture, and a job. They were crazy generous. That came later. One hot Sunday in the summer before sixth grade, my job was taking squirmy Georgie to Sunday school. He never stayed, so, as usual, I hung with him in the parking lot, and in the play area with its patchy grass and broken swings. Georgie was nine and rambunctious. I was eleven, and so was Anthony, who sat on the curb behind a massive pickup in his ironed button-down shirt, clip-on bow tie, and creased black pants.
Three Sundays in a row, Anthony lingered in the parking
lot, out of sight of the church, while Georgie and I roamed, finding twigs, struggling on the heavy seesaw, and singing non- sense songs. One time, Anthony had a book; another time he scratched curving lines into the gravel with his shiny loafers.
On the third Sunday, Georgie sat down near him, so I had to start a conversation. I asked what he was doing in the park- ing lot.
“It’s a religious war,” he said.
“You’re fighting?”
“I’m in the middle. My mom thinks church is superstition.
My grandma says if I grow up without God, I’ll end up on the wrong path.”
“What do you think?”
“Doesn’t matter what I think. I let Gram bring me here when my mom’s away. But I skip Sunday school.”
“Cause why?”
“To stand up for my mom.”
Later, he told me about the disputes between his black mom
and white grandma, how church was an easy symbol to fight over. Later still, when he trusted me, he mentioned the nasty Sunday school boys—white boys, I assumed, cause it’s a pretty white congregation—who teased him about his clothes till he walked out.
“Your mom’s away a lot, huh?” I said.
“She’s in the navy. Duty calls.”
And that’s when he met my brother—stood near my brother,
really, cause you don’t meet Georgie like you meet other people. And Anthony said: “Wow. I’ve never seen a person like that.”
Georgie pumped his elbows back and forth, wiggly air punches. “Right?” I said.
I didn’t say: thank you. Thank you for not talking about how special he is. He’s so sweet. No, he isn’t, not always. He’s brilliant and hilarious, and he’s like anybody: He has lovely sides and crappy sides. He broke a plate on a three-year-old girl’s hand. He bent a windshield wiper back cause he didn’t recognize the car my mom borrowed. I think that’s why anyway. You don’t always know. We comfort ourselves with explanations. Little kids make him anxious. Or: Rooms without doors scare him.
“God, what’s it like?” Anthony said.
“Being his sister?”
“Being him. Must be so different. Can you imagine?”
Man, I try. Always. I put myself in Georgie’s body, in his eyes
and fingers and brain. I imagine being him so I can calm him, soothe him, and avoid the meltdowns, the fits and fists.
But mostly: Wow, Anthony. Nobody’s ever real when they first encounter Georgie. Some people are repulsed. That’s easy to handle. Screw them. Screw Normies thinking everybody’s neu- rotypical. No one’s neurotypical. I know a girl who counts stairs, needs them to end at eleven. She’ll jump three steps at a time to make the math work. No special ed for her, though.
The pitiers are harder, frowning and nodding:
Must be so hard for your family.
Is there a cure?
Gosh, you’re an angel to be such a loving sister.
No, I’m not an angel. And I’m not loving all the time.
But no one wants to know that. You can’t be pissed at your
disabled brother. You’re not allowed to wish he was easier, not allowed to scream at him when he ruins family dinner for the fourth night in a row. He doesn’t mean it. He has no idea. Every- one in the world does cruel things, mean things, but disabled kids are always doing their best.
Bull. If I’m gonna treat him like a real person, I’m gonna call out when he’s an ass. That’s what siblings do.


Author Bio:

Andrew Simonet is a choreographer and writer in Philadelphia. His first novel, Wilder, published in 2018. He co-directed Headlong Dance Theater for twenty years and founded Artists U, an incubator for helping artists make sustainable lives. He lives in West Philadelphia with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two sons, Jesse Tiger and Nico Wolf.

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Spotlight & Excerpt: Death Opens a Window, by Mikel J. Wilson

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Death Opens a Window

Mourning Dove Mysteries, Book 2

by Mikel J. Wilson

Mystery, Crime Fiction, LGBTQ

Publisher: Acorn Publishing

Date Published: Oct 19, 2019


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Emory Rome is back in DEATH OPENS A WINDOW, Book 2 of the Mourning Dove Mysteries and the follow-up to the international bestseller MURDER ON THE LAKE OF FIRE.

As he struggles with the consequences of his last case, Emory must unravel the inexplicable death of a federal employee in a Knoxville high-rise. But while the reticent investigator is mired in a deep pool of suspects – from an old mountain witch to the powerful Tennessee Valley Authority – he misses a greater danger creeping from the shadows. The man in the ski mask returns to reveal himself, and the shocking crime of someone close is unearthed.

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At thirty-two stories, the Godfrey Tower jutted from the Knoxville skyline like a shark fin in the Tennessee River. Unseen through the frameless exterior walls of silvery, reflective glass, a young woman on the twenty-ninth floor sat with a phone held to her ear, pretending to be on a business call as she stared out the floor-to-ceiling window behind her desk. While her colleagues busied themselves on phones or computers at the dozens of cubicles throughout the large, open office space, Angie was not contributing to the organization’s productivity.

If she had looked down and across the street, the attractive brunette would’ve seen the unremarkable roof of the area’s next-tallest building fourteen floors below her. Instead she focused on the unobstructed view of downtown and the hazy, snow-peaked mountains beyond. She imagined herself hiking below the snowline with her new lumbersexual boyfriend and lying with him on a blanket before a tantric campfire. Angie could almost hear the crackling wood, until she realized the sound was coming from behind her.

She turned her chair around to see her boss tapping her desk with his pen. The hoary goat of a man stared her down, his pinched eyes straining to scold her through spotted glasses. “You’re having a rather one-sided conversation.”

Angie held up a silencing finger to her boss and made up something to say to her imaginary caller. “Thank you so much for your feedback, Mr. Watkins. We always appreciate hearing about good customer service, and I’ll be sure to pass along your kudos. Okay. Take care now.” She hung up the phone and greeted her boss with a smile. “I’m sorry, but I didn’t hear what you said.” She mimed a talking mouth with her hand. “He was talking my ear off.”

Mr. Ramsey, however, did not return her smile. In fact, a look of horror sprinted across his face as something behind her snatched his attention. Before Angie could turn around to see what it was, she heard a great shattering, followed by the pelting of glass on her back and right cheek.

A dark-haired man in a brown suit flew through the window headfirst and thudded faceup onto the floor beside her. The impact against the man’s back shoved the air from his lungs. He gurgled as he struggled to regain his breath – although no one could hear it over the screams of Angie and several of her co-workers. Shards of glass protruded from his head and neck, one at the base of an erratic fountain of blood that sprang from his carotid artery.

Angie, now shocked into silence, tore her eyes from the dying man and toward the broken window through which she had daydreamed just a moment earlier. Oblivious to the blood trickling from the small cuts on her own face, she took a step toward the large hole the man’s body had punched into the glass wall. She poked her head outside and looked all around.

Her boss grabbed her and pulled her away from the precarious opening. “Angie, what are you doing? It’s not safe!”

The young woman turned a confused face to him. “Where did he come from?”

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3. A LIGHT TO KILL BY (coming August 3)

About the Author:

Award-winning mystery author Mikel J. Wilson draws on his Southern roots for the international bestselling Mourning Dove Mysteries, a series of novels featuring bizarre murders in the Smoky Mountains region of Tennessee. Wilson adheres to a “no guns or knives” policy for the instigating murders in the series.

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