Friday, September 25, 2015

TRANSPORT - HUNT FOR THE FALLEN Virtual Tour Blog Post by Peter Welmerink

Here is the blog post we promised you from our friend Peter Welmerink. His latest zombie apocalypse novel will chill you to the bone, so please check out the post below and definitely check out TRANSPORT - HUNT FOR THE FALLEN.


Writing Second Book almost Kills Author

To throw this out bluntly, TRANSPORT (Book Two) HUNT FOR THE FALLEN was a bitch to write.

I had written TRANSPORT, the first book in the three part series, in roughly a year and a half. The story and characters seemed to flow from my brain, down to my fingers, into the keyboard to the computer screen.

The blank space filled up fast with action, zombies, pissed off civilians, bullets everywhere, Bob the 1950’s gas station attendant zombie, a giant mutated animal, wicked LIVING folk, NASTY Feral undead, and our star, Captain Jacob Billet, trying to keep himself, crew and vehicle in one piece to see the end of the day.

TRANSPORT, book one, flowed like a rain-swollen river.

TRANSPORT, book two, HUNT FOR THE FALLEN, ran like a stream of thick sludge ready to dry up totally under a hot sun.

I started writing the second book in May 2013. I knew where the tale started. I knew what bits and pieces I wanted to have in the storyline for the second book. I knew how I wanted it to end for the most part.

I didn’t know how to get from point A to point Z, and all the waypoints between.

It took me about 7 months to complete the 45,000+ word second novella. (I write slow due to day job, family, taking time out to breathe.) However, upon reading through it on that first path of self-editing, I truly hated not so much of what I wrote story and plot-wise, but how it all sounded.

It sounded flat and boring to me.

I got my end of edits done, and belligerently passed it along to my editor.

Then, my better senses screaming at me, asked him to toss his copy out as I was going to go through it again from a new angle.

I have to say, while finishing up HUNT FOR THE FALLEN, I had been reading and completed Chuck Wendig’s Urban Fantasy novel THE BLUE BLAZES, and had bought a copy of his THE KICKASS WRITER.

Reading THE BLUE BLAZES, and reading how it caught my attention throughout and seemed to simply POP…

This is what I wanted to do with TRANSPORT: HUNT FOR THE FALLEN. Make it pop and roar and flow like white water rapids, to carry the reader along RIGHT NOW.

I re-did the manuscript, taking me a few months to re-conbobble. (My new literary technical term for re-do. LOL) I sent the fresh copy to my editor, who read it, and came back saying WHAT THE HELL? DID YOU WRITE THIS? THIS ROCKS!

I changed up my “voice” and made the tale POP. I did that style in HUNT FOR THE FALLEN and its sequel and final book in the series, UNCIVIL WAR.

Here’s to you, dear reader. Enjoy the ride.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Peter Welmerink (www.peterwelmerink.com) was born and raised on the west side of pre-apocalyptic Grand Rapids, Michigan. He loves his hometown and West Michigan, which is why he writes about it. He writes Fantasy, Military SciFi, and other wanderings into action-adventure. His work has been published in ye olde wood pulp print and electronic-online publications. He is the co-author of the Viking berserker novel, BEDLAM UNLEASHED, written with Steven Shrewsbury. TRANSPORT is his first solo novel venture. He is married with a small barbarian tribe of three boys.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Twitter: @pwelmerink

BLOGS

www.grandrapidsaltered.blogspot.com  (TRANSPORT-related posts)
www.darkheroicfantasy.blogspot.com  (author interviews and all things fantastical)


BOOK LINKS

TRANSPORT (Book One)
Barnes & Noble   http://bit.ly/1xDXMck


TRANSPORT (Book Two) HUNT FOR THE FALLEN

Barnes & Noble   http://bit.ly/1titw5T


TRANSPORT (Book Three) UNCIVIL WAR


B&N   http://bit.ly/1KtpFoB   

DJ Weaver


Monday, September 21, 2015

Peter Welmerink's HUNT FOR THE FALLEN Virtual Tour



WebbWeaver Reviews is participating in a Virtual Tour featuring Peter Welmerink's newest release TRANSPORT - HUNT FOR THE FALLEN, the second book in the TRANSPORT series. Peter will be with us on Friday, the 25th with a blog post and you can check out all the information and stops on the tour, which are listed below. Very interesting stuff so please check out all the information, follow Peter on the tour, and check back here on Friday for his Guest Blog Post.

About the author: Peter Welmerink was born and raised on the west side of pre-apocalyptic Grand Rapids, Michigan. He writes Fantasy, Military SciFi, and other wanderings into action-adventure. His work has been published in ye olde wood pulp print and electronic-online publications. He is the co-author of the Viking berserker novel, BEDLAM UNLEASHED, written with Steven Shrewsbury. TRANSPORT is his first solo novel venture. He is married with a small barbarian tribe of three boys.

Find out more about his works and upcoming projects at:
www.peterwelmerink.com


Book Synopsis for Hunt for the Fallen:

Captain Jacob Billet
Journal Entry - Sunday April 5, 2026

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the undead are roaring…

Amassed at the UCRA east end enclosure, the dead strain the fence line while soldiers keep watchful eyes, the survivors on the opposite side of the rising river about to lose their minds.

It’s a crazy time: nonstop precipitation; everyone's up in arms; paranoid city council members with an asshat City Treasurer. Water, water everywhere. Zees dropping into the churning drink. Troops afraid of being stitched up and thrown back into the fray as Zombie Troopers. Tank commanders getting itchy to head out on their own after drug-laden shamblers. Reganshire insurgents trying to extract our west side civvies for some unknown reason, possibly pushing the city into taking heavy-handed action against them.

Then there’s some black-haired dead dude staring at me through the fence, grinning like he’s off his meds.

And I thought Lettner was a headache.

All this sh*t might give me a heart attack.

Hunt for the Fallen is Transport Book Two

Author Links:

Website:

Facebook:

Twitter:
@pwelmerink

Tour Schedule and Activities
9/21 A Work In Progress Interview
9/21 
I Smell Sheep Guest Post
9/21 
Beauty in Ruins Guest Post
9/21 
shells interviews Guest Post
9/23 
Book in the Bag Interview
9/23 
Sheila Deeth Book Blog Guest Post
9/24 
Bee's Knees Reviews Review
9/25 
WebbWeaver Reviews Guest Post
9/26 
Vampires, Witches, & Me Oh My Top Tens List
9/26 
fuonlyknew Review
9/27 
Coffintree Hill Guest Post
9/27 
Armand Rosamilia, Author Guest Post

Tour Page URL:

Tour Badge URL:

Amazon Links for Transport
Print Version
Kindle Version

Barnes and Noble Link:


Contact for tour:
Tomorrow Comes Media Contact:
Stephen Zimmer

email: stephen@tomorrowcomesmedia.com




















DJ Weaver


Monday, September 14, 2015

Book Release Info for A COIN FOR CHARON by Dallas Mullican

Our friend, Dallas Mullican is releasing his debut novel, A COIN FOR CHARON on Sept. 20th, through Winlock Press, and we wanted to give you all a heads up on what looks to be a major offering from this new author. Check out the synopsis below and be sure to watch for the release. This one is going to ROCK, folks...

Gabriel isn’t murdering anyone―he’s saving them.

The media has dubbed him the Seraphim Killer. He believes the gods have charged him to release the chosen, those for whom life has become an unbearable torment. Gabriel feels their suffering—his hands burn, his skull thunders, his stomach clenches. Once they are free, he places coins on their eyes to pay Charon for passage into paradise.

Detective Marlowe Gentry has spent the past two years on the edge. The last serial killer he hunted murdered his wife before his eyes and left his young daughter a mute shell. Whenever she looks at him, her dead eyes push him farther into a downward spiral of pain and regret. He sees the Seraphim as an opportunity for revenge, a chance to forgive himself―or die trying.

Gabriel performs the gods’ work with increasing confidence, freeing the chosen from their misery. One day, the gods withdraw the blessing―a victim he was certain yearned for release still holds the spark of life. Stunned, he retreats into the night, questioning why the gods have abandoned a loyal servant. Without his calling, Gabriel is insignificant to the world around him.

He will do anything to keep that from happening.

Sound interesting... ? We think this one will be a smash hit, so please don't miss it when it drops on Sept. 20th... and Congratulations to Dallas Mullican on his debut. Available at www.amazon.com 





















DJ Weaver

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Book Review of BORN OF SWORDS by Steven L. Shrewsbury

BORN OF SWORDS… what more can be said except Steven Shrewsbury has hit the mark again with his newest tale of Gorias La Gaul. This time out, La Gaul has a sidekick of sorts… enter scribe Jessica, who has heard the tales and travels to find Gorias to hear his stories first hand. What she finds, is a man, bigger than life, who takes on all comers, human or beast, with little thought for his own life and limb, but always with a tiny bit of ulterior motive.

La Gaul and Jessica travel together, pitting themselves against some of the nastiest men and most terrifying monsters imaginable, leading the reader on an adventure not soon to be forgotten. Shrewsbury’s characters are always crisp and refreshing and his descriptions of lands and kingdoms are glistening and spectacular.

If you have read other ‘La Gaul’ novels by Shrewsbury, you’ll definitely want to ride down this trail again. If you’ve never read a ‘La Gaul’ story, I can guarantee you will be scurrying to find more of his tales once you have devoured this one.

Monsters, madmen, danger, sword-play, and just the right amount of humor, make BORN OF SWORDS, the sword and sorcery, fantasy adventure you always wanted to read. Shrewsbury has done it again and BORN OF SWORDS is a hit NOT to be missed.

Five spiders for an entertainingly fun read.


DJ Weaver