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Author Spotlight and Giveaway: Richard Long, Author of The Book of Paul

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

This Author Spotlight is really special to me, because this is the first time I’m holding one! The Book of Paul is a dark thriller and even though I don’t usually read thrillers, it has intrigued me. I’m really excited to feature debut author, Mr. Richard Long today, 7 August, 2012. In the following, you’ll find the necessary information on the book and the giveaway.
Enjoy! 


The Book of Paul is a new dark thriller by author Richard Long. The book has received great reviews and is currently on sale for 99 cents on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes! Download your copy now!

The Book of Paul is the first of seven volumes in a sweeping mythological narrative tracing the mystical connections between Hermes Trismegistus in ancient Egypt, Sophia, the female counterpart of Christ, and the Celtic druids of Clan Kelly.


The Blurb:
“Never alive…and never dead…”

In the rubble-strewn wasteland of Alphabet City, a squalid tenement conceals a treasure “beyond all imagining”—an immaculately preserved, fifth century codex. The sole repository of ancient Hermetic lore, it contains the authentic alchemical rituals for transforming thought into substance, transmuting matter at will…and attaining eternal life.

When a lusty, East Village tattoo artist has a torrid encounter with a battle-hardened loner, they are overwhelmed by the intensity of their feelings. Rose and Martin soon discover they are unwitting pawns on opposing sides of a battle that has shaped the course of human history. At the center of the conflict is Paul, the villainous overlord of an underground feudal society, who guards the book’s occult secrets in preparation for the fulfillment of an apocalyptic prophecy.

The action is relentless as Martin and Rose fight to escape Paul’s clutches and Martin’s destiny as the chosen recipient of Paul’s sinister legacy. Science and magic, mythology and technology converge in a monumental battle where the stakes couldn’t be higher: control of the ultimate power in the universe—the Maelstrom.
Click here to read the first few sample chapters! 
 
The Author:

Richard Long
Richard Long writes to exorcize the demons of his past and manifest the dreams of his future.

He started life in the school of hard knocks and worked to create his own rags to riches story of troubled kid turned successful advertising executive.

His debut novel, The Book of Paul, is a dark, thrilling, and psychologically rich supernatural horror/thriller that blends mythology, science and mystery into a page-turning addiction.

Richard is also writing a YA novel, The Dream Palace, primarily so that his children could read his books.

He lives in Manhattan with his wife, two amazing children and their wicked black cat, Merlin.

Connect with Richard (click on the following links):

WebsiteFacebook  |  Twitter Goodreads
 

Click here to read an excerpt from The Book of Paul in my blog!

The Giveaway:


In addition, Richard is doing a HUGE giveaway, including a $100 gift certificate to Amazon, signed copies of his book, a Tarot Reading, and more!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can check out Richard’s blog post about the giveaway.

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED on 10 August, 2012!

(Note: I'm not responsible for the contents of this post, including the author profile, the giveaway and the pictures, as all of the above were provided to me by Novel Publicity)  ~Punya

3 comments:

Punya said...

Ah 6 hrs. left to enter. Can't wait to see who wins! :)

Richard Long said...

Thanks again for all your support Punya! Hope you and your readers win big! Let me know if you have a review planned -- I'd love to hear what you think!

Punya said...

Hi Richard, thank you so much for dropping by! I don't know about winning (if I do, great!) but I'm mostly glad to have participated in this contest and spreading the words about your book.

Yes, I've planned to read The Book of Paul, as soon as I finish some pending reads and ARCs that I've to read and review before the pub dates. :)

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