Blog Tour: Sword of Betrayal by Robert Evert #Excerpt & #Giveaway! @btwnthelinespub @RRBookTours1 #BlogTour #EpicFantasy #Fantasy #RRBookTours

Welcome to the blog tour for Sword of Betrayal by Epic Fantasy author, Robert Evert! Read on for details, an excerpt from the book, and a chance to win a digital copy for yourself!

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Sword of Betrayal

Publication Date: September 17th, 2019

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Publisher: Between the Lines

Edris’s lay-about life of privilege ends abruptly when his father, Lord Elros, announces that his adolescent son will enter the military in the spring. Edris has only six months to ready himself to serve a king who despises his family and will undoubtedly make his life beyond miserable.

To prepare him, Lord Elros puts Edris through a brutal training regime. Not only does he demand Edris beat every man with whom he spars, but he also insists his son knock them unconscious—even if that means fighting dirty.

About to crack under the relentless pressure, the sensitive Edris seeks a way to get out from under his father’s heavy thumb. A solution presents itself when an announcement for the latest Kings’ Quest arrives. According to the royal proclamation, the adventurer who finds the fabled Sword of Betrayal will win one thousand gold pieces, money Edris could use to start his own life with the woman he loves.

Edris proposes to undertake the quest in order to get in better shape; however, Lord Elros has another idea—Edris will undertake the quest so he can get close to, and kill, the king’s son.

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Lord Elros got even closer to his son’s face.

“I want you to kill the next man you fight. You kill him and strike fear into everybody who ever crosses your god-damned path. Are you listening to me? The next man you fight, you kill. Snap his neck.”

Edris nodded, not sure if he could live with himself if he actually killed somebody. The fights were games. All of this was supposed to be for fun. But fighting dirty and killing somebody? That wasn’t the type of person he wanted to be.

“Look,” Lord Elros said. “You’re starting your service to the king next year. The job of a kingsman is to kill. That’s what you’re being trained for. You’re a warrior. Warriors kill. Get used to it. The king points and you kill the man, woman, or child on the other end of his prissy little finger. You can’t be the best if you’re soft.”

Edris didn’t say anything. The tirade was nearly over, and he didn’t want to inflame his father’s wrath by saying something wrong.

“Be the best,” his father finished, “or you aren’t my son. Got it?”

“Yes, sir.”

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About the Author

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By day, Robert Evert is an old and decrepit university professor who teaches hordes of smelly college students who rarely deign to look up from their damned phones to pay attention to the many brilliant and exciting things he has to say in class. By night, he is an aspiring writer.

Once young and idealistic and built like a skinny Norwegian god, Robert has been beaten down by time, pointless faculty meetings, and hundreds of students who repeatedly come up to him and ask: “I wasn’t in class last week. Did I miss anything?” He is now a shell of a man who sits in his darkened office sobbing while he waits patiently for Ragnarök.

When Robert isn’t daydreaming about walking through the streets of Bree or sitting in the Great Hall at Hogwarts, he writes fantasy stories which he reads to the critical acclaim of his two dogs and three cats.

His wife wants him to stop grumbling to himself and finish doing the dishes.

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Mini Tour! Polarized: Sex, Lies, and Family Betrayal (A Memoir of Manic Depression) by Joseph DeBlasi @DeblasiKevin #NonFiction #BookSpotlight #Memoir

Welcome to the mini blog tour for Polarized by Joseph DeBlasi. Read on for more details about this explosive memoir!

*Warning: Triggers – Trauma, Mental Illness, Sexual Assault

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Polarized: Sex, Lies, and Family Betrayal (A Memoir of Manic Depression) 

Genre: Memoir/ Non-Fiction/ Mental Illness

Publication Date: October 15, 2013

A Life of Ups and Downs

Joseph DeBlasi’s life has never been “normal.” Taken by his father at the age of nine, involved in an inappropriate sexual relationship with his stepmother, and estranged from his mom and two brothers, his formative years were spiked with trauma and pain.

And then he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and all hell broke loose. “Manic Joe” reared his ugly head—a brash but charming guy everybody loved despite his appetite for destroying his own life and anyone’s who crossed his path. Then he would slip into deep, months-long debilitating depressive episodes that not even the heaviest medications could touch. Only the undying support of his loved ones has helped him survive.

From Manic Joe’s run-ins with the law to his experiences with electro-convulsive therapy, Polarized: Sex, Lies, and Family Betrayal shows in excruciating and heartbreaking detail what it’s really like to live with mental illness.

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Joseph DeBlasi’s life has never been normal.  Kidnapped by his father at the age of nine, involved in an inappropriate sexual relationship with his stepmother, and estranged from his mother and two brothers, his formative years were spiked with trauma and pain.  And then he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and all hell broke loose.

“Manic Joe” reared his ugly head— a brash but charming guy that everybody loved despite his appetite for destroying his own life and anyone’s who crossed his path. Then he would slip into deep, months — long depressions that only electric shock treatments could touch.

Only the undying love of his “fixer”, his younger brother Kevin, has kept Joe alive.  Joe has not just survived, he has lead a real life Forrest Gump existence.  Weaving in and out of dangerous mafia plots, professional baseball and football tryouts, jail, Fortune 500 Companies, and mental institutions his life is jaw dropping.

Whether a new court room drama, run in with celebrity, the law, the papers, the mob, a social movement, or their esteemed medical doctor father, Joe’s fixer is at his side willing to do whatever it takes to make sure they are never separated again.

An Ivy League trained attorney with the ability to talk the ass off a camel,  Kevin drives a milk truck at night and delivers justice for Joe by day.  As he is quoted on radio and television interviews, “I’m like Tommy Hagan from The Godfather, I have a highly specialized practice. I represent one client alone, my brother Joseph.”

Kevin is currently representing Joe in a civil case in NY Supreme Court against CBS Radio’s WFAN who dared humiliate Joe on air after he was arrested at Mets Port St. Lucie Training Facility after attempting a tryout in a manic high.

After spearheading the drive to successfully remove NY’s archaic Statute of Limitations on child sex abuse, Kevin is also assisting Joe in his 30 year pursuit for justice against the stepmother that sexually abused him and the hospital that failed to report it at the insistence of their father who was not only on staff at Staten Island University Hospital but was a feared mob doctor.

What will happen next? Just as Joe never knows what his mood will be from day to day you are just going to have to stay tuned.

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Mini Tour Schedule

October 7th

Reads & Reels (Spotlight) http://readsandreels.com

Lunarian Press (Spotlight) https://www.lunarianpress.com/

October 8th

The Faerie Review (Review) http://www.thefaeriereview.com

October 9th

Tsarina Press (Spotlight) https://www.tsarinapress.com

October 10th

Reviews and Promotions by Nyx (Spotlight) https://nyxblogs.wordpress.com/

October 11th

 My Bookish Bliss (Review) http://www.mybookishbliss.com

 

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