Thank you everyone who entered the giveaway! The giveaway is now closed and the winner will be contacted by the author!
As part of the ‘Bleedover Blog Tour’ I will be giving away a copy of the eBook to one lucky winner.
The author is also giving away a $50 Gift card to one lucky winner who will be chosen from across the blog tour. The link to enter this giveaway is available below the entry form.
About the book:
An intriguing phenomenon in literature and arts.
A maverick professor’s quest to find answers.
And a discovery that will shock the world.
Books, TV, film, advertising. It’s all being mysteriously altered, and no one knows why. Dr. Harriet Sterling claims she understands, even if no one believes her. She calls it the New Phenomenon of Bleedover.
She’s alone, though, because the science establishment stands in her way. When trusted graduate students generate an apple out of thin air in a controversial bleedover project, the world takes notice. So does an old enemy thirsty for revenge, Corbin Lyell, who manipulates bleedover to hurtle monstrosities from the world of his pulp heroes, H.P. Lovecraft and R.E. Howard.
Dr. Sterling must stop Lyell’s apocalyptic plans, but with enemies on all sides undermining her discovery, can she succeed?
With a heady mixture of serious literature and genre fiction, Bleedover dazzles as a thought-provoking work of science fiction and contemporary fantasy that both inspires and entertains.
Giveaway of ONE copy of ‘Bleedover’
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- Giveaway is open internationally
- Entries will be open till February 15, 2012
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- My decision of the winner will be final, I will use a publicly available random number generator to pick the winner.
Bleedover by Curtis Hox
Science Fiction/Contemporary Fantasy
Buy it Now: Amazon
Tags: Science fiction, contemporary fantasy, thriller, pulp fiction, sword and sorcery, portals, alternate worlds, magic, spell casting, demon summoning.
“Bleedover is a novel which has elements of both fantasy and science fiction, just the way I like it! … The writing is excellent … and the story is well constructed and fast paced …” Ritesh Kala’s Book Reviews
“Science fiction and fantasy are not my normal genres of choice. So I’ll admit that I began this book with trepidation. Wow! I’m certainly glad that I did. This book was well written, fascinating and scaryâ€¦ Definitely an author to keep on the radar… I am going to be checking out his other books myself.” Book Reviews By Tima
Inspirations for Bleedover
Bleedover‘s a novel that blends intellectual subject matter with popular genre tropes in an examination of what narrative is and how we consume it. I wanted a story that pits literary sensibilities vs. the stuff of pulp fiction and popular culture. This emerges as a battle between the protagonist Dr. Hattie Sterling and an old book club member, Corbin Lyell. Hattie’s a professor with an attitude who thinks she knows how to explain (and control) bleedover events seeping into reality. The conflict focuses on how Corbin counters her, and her response. He believes that the sword-and-sorcery fiction of R.E. Howard and the science horror of H.P. Lovecraft is just as important as the serious literature you get in an English department. I threw in a few fun pulp-fiction tropes like a sword-wielding barbarian, a demon-thing and monstrosities from deep space, even a red-goddess. These, I hope, are handled in an original fashion that avoids the clichÃ©s and contrived mechanisms we’ve all seen a million times. In the end, I tried to write a smart novel with all the fun stuff I liked as a kid.
I know Bleedover risks alienating readers who expect standard science fiction and contemporary fantasy, but the slow build is worth the reward in the end when Hattie and Corbin duel.
About the Author
I’ve written six unpublished contemporary, literary science fantasy novels in the last decade, all of which I finished and promptly put away. I didn’t even let my wife read one until this year. (I know, ultra critical and self defeating as hell, but that’s me.) I’ve done rounds of agent hunting with little luck, and since everyone is talking about e-publishing, I thought I’d give it a try by self publishing Bleedover and by writing a series of three YA novels with all the juicy stuff I love from science fiction and fantasy and just have fun with it. Those turned into the Transhuman Warrior Series (currently being edited). I’m also forcing myself to be open to everything that goes along with the business side of marketing without griping, “Frack it! I just want to write.”