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Overkill by Steven Shrewsbury review

Overkill by Steven Shrewsbury is free on amazon today and tomorrow be sure to get a copy.

Steven Shrewsbury has created with Gorias La Gaul a larger than life character. A prequel to Thrall we get to enjoy more of Gorias and his most excellent adventures, be they bedding endless ladies or killing the bad guys in the most spectacular of fashion.

This story is great fun with many laughs, endless action and fantastically well written battle scenes. I found myself cheering Gorias on wanting to know how it ended and gaping in shock that a 700 + year old man had the stamina of a 19 year old. Go Gorias.

Gorias is a character to get to know. One who will charm the pants right off you, or slice them off as the case may be.

This is a great read for those who enjoy action, adventure, sword fighting and a great deal of humor in a story. One to add to the TBR list, I’m already looking forward to the next one in the series.

Deliverance will come… A great flood once wiped clean the earth, destroying everything upon it. Before the deluge, in a time now forgotten, the world was a place of warriors and witches, conflicts between kingdoms, and, until their extermination, dragons. In this world, men may live centuries, fallen angels have begotten terrifying spawn, and sometimes, the best hope can be found in a brothel.

In the land of Transalpina, a new religion spreads, and important men are dying mysteriously, slain by what can only be the fire of dragon breath. Summoned by the Queen Garnet, the legendary warrior Gorias La Gaul returns to the place where he once saved the queen’s young granddaughter from treachery and enslavement. The Princess Nykia is gone, and soon others may try to claim the throne. The queen has little choice but to turn to the only man who ever told her no.

With the aid of one of the queen’s elite guard, the battle maiden Alena, and the young palace servant Orsen, the old mercenary will face pirates and traitors, monsters and foul magic in the quest to find the missing heir and learn the truth behind the disconcerting murders. Deliverance will come for Gorias La Gaul, but for now there are women to love, secrets to discover, and killing that needs doing.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Two teasers today, one from a book that is free on amazon right now and for the next two days. Go snag a copy for yourself of The Brotherhood of the Dwarves by D.A. Adams

 

 

 

Time meant little as every day was an extension of the one before. He was trapped in a place and a life that none of his education or training or adventures had prepared him for. When he had left Dorkhun for the year’s isolation, he had held a vague notion of the orcs and their system of slavery, but he had known nothing of the reality.

 

 

Next teaser is from Overkill by Steven Shrewsbury who’s book will be free on amazon next week. Yeah baby!

 

 

Orsen tried to get out of his mind what he saw disappearing upstairs with Gorias … how the twin Mallory sisters sported three legs and were joined at the hip.
Orsen Riva faced the chandelier and blessed the perks of being the servant of the Queen.

Book tour : Overkill by Steven Shrewsbury

I’m pleased to have Steven Shrewsbury on today for an interview to discuss his latest book Overkill, today’s my day on the book tour but many others are taking part as well. I’ve got the list of blogs taking part below the interview, be sure to check them out and read up some more on Overkill, many are having giveaways so go take a look and enter.

 

 

Thanks for being on Steven, please tell us about yourself –

SS: I’m a blue collar guy, live on a farm and have been telling stories my
entire life. Even in the sandbox I had army men trying to take the walls of
Jericho. I write hardcore fantasy and historical horror.

What do you do when not writing?

SS: Work at a printing factory, wrangle my two sons, enjoy the outsdie
world and listen to a lot of sports radio.

What is your work space and routine like?

SS: I have a wooden desk in the corner of a huge front room (decorated
kinda antebellum style, the room that is); The top of the desk is strewn
with collected silliness that says alot about me: A statue of Shakespeare,
a small Cletic cross, a vial of dirt from Robert E. Howard’s grave, a
precious moments bear, a glass collie dog, an evil mask made by one son, a
Boba Feet action figure, and authentic arrow heads. I arise early each day
and answer email and try to get edits done, then the real writing comes
later after lunch before I have to get to work in the evening.

Favorite books and authors?

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE by Krut Vonnegut, HOUR OF THER DRAGON by Robert E.
Howard; BLOODSTONE by Karl Edward Wagner,CALGIRCH THE SWORDSMAN by Gordon Shirrifs; LAST OF THE BREED by Louis L’Armour; BEST SERVED COLD by Joe
Abecrombie.

What are you reading now?

SS: BEFORE THEY WERE HANGED by Joe Abecrombie; SHOILOH by Shelby Foote

You have multiple books published many of which I’ve found from my
research to be horror, why the change to sword and sorcery?

SS: I started with S&S lol but at times write in other genres. It all
depends what gets accepted. Sometimes, ya gotta get the sword down and
swing. GODFORSAKEN, history-fantasy was my first novel before HAWG and the
rest.

Do you think you will write more horror while at Seventh Star Press?

I have two horror novels coming up from bad Moon Books, HELL BILLY and LAST
MAN SCREAMING. I’m not opposed to doing horror for Seventh Star as they are
terrific to work with. I’m alway working on something new.

How did you become part of the Seventh Star Press family?

SS: Stephen Zimmer saw me read at HYPERICON and we got to know each other.
I begged to sub something to him, THRALL and in time, the editors accepted.

Gorias is quite the ladies man is there more lady love for him in
Overkill?

SS: I dunno about romance, haha, but I think Gorias beds 4 different women
in OVERKILL.

Is Overkill more a sequel to Thrall or is it stand alone?

SS: It stands alone, but is a prequel to THRALL.

Tell us about Overkill what do we have to look forward to?

SS: It’s a broad fantasy tale, full of action, pirates, wild folks, monsters, demons and dragonfire. Gorias is contracted by aging Queen Garnet of Transalpina to  attain the last heir to her throne, lost amongst the
pirates. With an Amzon guard Goria ssets out on hsi quest all while trying to figure the oppressive motives of a new local religion to trip him up and hwo is slaying politicians with dragonfire. It’s a harsh work, rough and tumble, with a twist Rod Serling would envy at the end.

 

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April 22  Splash of Our Worlds
April 23   Edi’s Book Lighthouse
April 24   Sci-Fi Guys Book Review
April 25   Jess Resides Here
April 26   Book Den
April 27   That Book Place Blog
April 28   Urban Fantasy Reviews
April 29   Evie Bookish
April 30   Eva’s Sanctuary
May 1     Azure Dwarf Horde of Sci-Fi & Fantasy
May 2     Darlene’s Book Nook
May 3     Ginger Nuts of Horror
May 4     Ali’s Bookshelf
May 5     The Magick Pen
May 6    Book and Movie Dimension Blog
May 7    The Cabin Goddess
May 8     Bee’s Knees Reviews
May 9     I Smell Sheep
May 10   Once Upon A Time
May 11   Ritesh Kala’s Book Review
May 12   Goatfairy Review Blog
May 13   Fantasy Book Review
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Overkill by Steven Shrewsbury news

Overkill is the newest release from Seventh Star Press. Steven Shrewsbury’s character Gorias La Gaul from Thrall is off on a new adventure. The book will be coming out the third week of April and can I just say I am super excited. I enjoyed the fantastically written action in Thrall and look forward to what new action and adventures Gorias will have.

Overkill will have a blog tour for it’s release my own date will be the 25th of April but I am included the other blogs taking part below. I think it will be great fun and I look forward to having Steven on the blog one of only two Seventh Star Press authors who haven’t been on my blog. But that shall be corrected.

The art work is brilliant as always. Don’t take my word for it take a look at this.

The Overkill Tour is being hosted by Babs Book Bistro, and will feature 25 blog sites over 25 days, beginning April 20th and running through May 14th . The tour will feature a number of activities, from interviews, to reveiws, guest blog posts, and contests/giveaways.

Overkill is the second novel featuring the iconic sword and scorcery figure Gorias La Gaul, following the debut of the character in the novel Thrall, released in late 2010 from Seventh Star Press. Gorias La Gaul is also featured in two short stories, Author and Finisher of Our Flesh, and Insurmountable, both available in eBook format in the Blood and Steel: Legends of La Gaul collection in the Seventh Star Singles catalog.

The story told in Overkill takes place in an ancient time, before a great flood wiped clean the earth, destroying everything upon it. Before the deluge, in a time now forgotten, the world was a place of warriors and witches, conflicts between kingdoms, and, until their extermination, dragons. In this world, men may live centuries, fallen angels have begotten terrifying spawn, and sometimes, the best hope can be found in a brothel.

In the land of Transalpina, a new religion spreads, and important men are dying mysteriously, slain by what can only be the fire of dragon breath. Summoned by the Queen Garnet, the legendary warrior Gorias La Gaul
returns to the place where he once saved the queen’s young granddaughter from treachery and enslavement. The Princess Nykia is gone, and soon others may try to claim the throne. The queen has little choice but to turn to the only man who ever told her no.

With the aid of one of the queen’s elite guard, the battle maiden Alena, and the young palace servant Orsen, the old mercenary will face pirates and traitors, monsters and foul magic in the quest to find the missing heir and learn the truth behind the disconcerting murders.

Overkill will be released in softcover and Kindle versions during the third week of April. The novel is now available for pre-order in a beautiful hardcover edition that is strictly limited to 75 copies.

The limited hardcover edition will be signed and numbered by Steven Shrewsbury and includes a bonus illustration from Matthew Perry not included in other editions. It will be accompanied by an assortment of collectibles, including a set of glossy art cards, bookmarks, and magnets. The limited edition hardcovers will also be bundled with the eBook version (provided as a direct ePub file for users with Nooks, iPads, or Sony eReaders, and gifted as a Kindle file for Kindle users). Those interested in securing one of the 75 limited hardcovers can place a pre-order at: http://seventhstarpress.com/documents/pre_orders.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 20  Watch Play Read
April 21   SpecMusicMuse
April 22  Splash of Our Worlds
April 23   Edi’s Book Lighthouse
April 24   Sci-Fi Guys Book Review
April 25   Jess Resides Here
April 26   Book Den
April 27   That Book Place Blog
April 28   Urban Fantasy Reviews
April 29   Evie Bookish
April 30   Eva’s Sanctuary
May 1     Azure Dwarf Horde of Sci-Fi & Fantasy
May 2     Darlene’s Book Nook
May 3     Ginger Nuts of Horror
May 4     Ali’s Bookshelf
May 5     The Magick Pen
May 6    Book and Movie Dimension Blog
May 7    The Cabin Goddess
May 8     Bee’s Knees Reviews
May 9     I Smell Sheep
May 10   Once Upon A Time
May 11   Ritesh Kala’s Book Review
May 12   Goatfairy Review Blog
May 13   Fantasy Book Review
May 14   Babs Book Bistro