Monday, July 22, 2013

Nomad Book Blitz + Giveaway

Happy Monday guys & dolls!  I'm beyond pumped to be a part of Xpresso Book Tours' Book Blitz for Nomad by JL Bryan!  Ever since the cover for this bad boy was revealed  and I found out it was a sci-fi involving time-travel, I have been pretty much going crazy wanting to read this one.  Today, I have a seriously fun guest post for you by author JL Bryan himself where he shares a handy guide to dystopian reads -and- I have a giveaway for one (1) ebook copy of Nomad!  But first, here's the 4-1-1 on Nomad for those who might not have heard of it before:

Release Date: July 26th 2013
Genre: Sci-Fi, Time-Travel, Dystopia

They took everything: her family, her home, her childhood.

By the age of nineteen, Raven has spent most of her life in the sprawling slums of America, fighting as a rebel against the dictatorship. When the rebellion steals an experimental time-travel device, she travels back five decades to the year 2013. Her plan: assassinate the future dictator when he is still young and vulnerable, long before he comes to power. She must move fast to reshape history, because agents from her own time are on her trail, ready to execute her on sight.

A new dystopian novel from the author of Jenny Pox - coming July 26.


Diagnose Your Dystopia!
Guest post by Author J.L. Bryan

Something’s not right with the world.  You know it, you can feel it, and you’re probably going to die because of it.  Congratulations, you’ve just discovered that you live in a nightmarish dystopian future!

The next question: what kind of dystopia?  If you’re going to live, you’ll need to know this stuff.  Fortunately, we’ve assembled a handy checklist to help you diagnose your dystopia.

Total Surveillance State: If they’re watching your every move, including your facial expressions and body language so they can read your thoughts, and eavesdropping on all your conversations...hey, you’re not paranoid, you just live in an Orwellian total surveillance state! Odds are, they’re trying to control all media and information, including changing past records to suit their ever-changing lies. There may be no escape, so your best bet is try and hook up with that hottie from work before the oppressors destroy your mind and soul.  Good luck!

Game Show-ocracy: If you find yourself cast into a game-show-to-the-death with a name like “The Running Man” or “The Hunger Games,” then you’ve entered a world where game shows keep the public complacent.  If you play the game right, you might just topple the evil rulers of your society, but you’ll have to break a few rules to succeed.  If you’re trapped in a game show-ocracy, my best advice is to contact Alex Trebek from Jeopardy!  That guy has all the answers.

Happy Dystopia: Hey, maybe things aren’t so bad.  Maybe in this Brave New World society, the rulers encourage sex, drugs, and other completely harmless entertainments to keep the population busy and content.  You can try to whip up a rebellion if you want, right after you take your happy pills, eat your chocolate, get a pedicure and a massage...maybe have a this really a dystopia?

The State of Weird Ideas:  Is everyone forced to wear pink bunny hats at all times?  Or perhaps the letter “Q” is forbidden by law?  Sounds like you live in a world where a completely loopy-fruits dictator has come to power!  Your best bet is to play along while it lasts, but if you really want to shake things up, try being even weirder than the law requires.

We hope that this short pamphlet has somewhat enhanced your chances of surviving through this unfortunate dystopian period, and living onto into the even more miserable dark age to come! 

In the comments below, you could tell us what kind of dystopia you would prefer, or which kind you would most want to avoid.


J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on English Renaissance and Romantic literature. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He lives in the metro Atlanta sprawl with his wife Christina, where he spends most of his day serving the toddler and animal community inside his house.  He is the author of the Paranormals series and the Songs of Magic series.  
 J.L. Bryan’s links: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon

Giveaway is for one (1) EBOOK copy (mobi or epub) of Nomad by JL Bryan.
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  1. I think the cover of this book rocks!

    1. Agreed! And so far I've been hearing that the inside rocks just as hard as the cover does! Eeeep :D

  2. Great guest post!! I am reading this book next and so excited!! It sounds really good and I love the cover.

    1. I hope you enjoy it Amy, I agree the cover just owns!

  3. Awesome cover, and I really like the idea of going back in time to change the future!

    1. Yeah, it's a really intriguing premise with a lot of potential! I've been seeing really good reviews so far too so I'm excited to get reading :D Good luck Lee!!

  4. LOL I would not want to be in the game one, that's for sure! I just finished this one the other day and I really liked it! Thanks for sharing, Micheline & J.L.!

    1. bahahah agreed! SO pumped you liked this one Jenni :D Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I'll go for the Happy Dystopia show scares the crap out of me! *shivers*

    I am so in love with this cover, seriously awesome!

    1. LOL ditto, those game show ones are creepy and disturbing *hides under the bed*

      I am too, it rocks SO hard! ♥


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