June 19, 2014

Hand of Chaos
by J. Hamlet

Series: Chaos Theology #1 
Tour Dates: August 18–September 8
Publication Date: September 4, 2013 
Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy
Types of Posts: Reviews, Guest Posts, Interviews, Top Ten Lists, Podcasts
Giveaway: $50 Amazon/B&N G.C. or Book Depository Book Spree! 
(Each host receives one slot on the Rafflecopter)

Exhausted, cynical, and confused, Anna is always there to report for duty. She's part of a clandestine government team that defends the nation against supernatural terrorism—a job that understandably leaves her life in shambles and drives her to drink a little more than she should. Toss in a fear of intimacy with a desire to have friends and lovers like a normal person and, well, Anna is a troubled soul wrapped in a special agent with arcane, magical powers. Waking up hungover at five–­thirty in the morning with a zombie­–infested apartment building in the heart of DC to deal with, she knows she's got the makings of the worst morning possible.

Her team is its own challenge. A battle­scarred Nigerian shaman, a bookish shape­shifter, an inept summoner, and a brilliant but cantankerous wizard round it all out. Her partner, an immortal and cursed Paladin, is the only person she knows more jaded than herself. Getting them all to work together is never easy, with Anna often caught in the cross fire.

Their target, Ethan Morgan, is one pissed off necromancer. His brother was KIA by his own government, the victim of an experimental magical weapon they decided to test on the battlefield. Now bent on revenge and sponsored by one of hell's most powerful demons, Ethan has a plan of his own to make us all pay. Anna and her team are fighting against the wake of destruction, but Ethan is always one step ahead. With the number of bodies he leaves and reanimates growing exponentially, Anna's wondering if they'll stop him before he engulfs everyone in an undead horde.

Everyone needs a hobby. And, like most people, I hope one day that my hobby will liberate me from my mind–­numbing day job. I chose writing. Not one of the easier ones. I chose it at the tender age of 14, churning out terrible science fiction novels that heaped on the cliches and barely hidden tropes of all space operas. Thankfully, those creations reside in the prison of an old Commodore 64 hard drive and several 3.5" disks (kids, ask your parents) in a landfill somewhere. And, let me be clear, the world is better for it.

Along the way, I kept writing. Through college. Through grad school. Through the beginning of my career, such as it is. I like to believe I picked up skills. I wanted to write novels that had things I wanted to see. Hand of Chaos, my debut novel, brings together elements of a spy thriller and a police procedural with dark and urban fantasy. I followed that with Scarred Earth, a serial alien invasion novel I'm releasing entirely through tumblr. I'm probably going about this all wrong, but I don't know any other way.

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30 stops will be chosen for this tour. Signing up does not guarantee you a spot on the tour. Reviews will be given priority. Interviews should have between 5-10 questions, and may be either author or character interviews. The author is also available for podcasts (conducted over the phone). Guest posts and top ten lists topics should be provided. This book is available for review in all digital formats.

Posts need to be top posts of the day and should be posted by 11 A.M. EST on the day of your stop. Final tour email will be sent by August 14, 2014. Twitter hashtag is #ChaosTour.

Monday, August 18
Boom Baby Reviews (Top Ten List)

Tuesday, August 19 
Kara Ashley Day (Review)

Wednesday, August 20 
    Indie Authors You Want to Read (Top Ten List)

Thursday, August 21 
          Book Reviews and Giveaways (Review/Top Ten List)

Friday, August 22 
Deal Sharing Aunt (Interview)

Saturday, August 23 

Sunday, August 24

Monday, August 25
      Indie Author How–To (Top Ten List)

Tuesday, August 26
Cabin Goddess (Review/Top Ten List)
CV Madison (Guest Post)

Wednesday, August 27

Thursday, August 28
DJ's Book Corner (Interview)

Friday, August 29

Saturday, August 30
Wining Wife (Review)

Sunday, August 31
Monday, September 1
Coffee Talk Writers (Book Spotlight)
Lost In a Good Book (Review)

Tuesday, September 2
Deborah Jay (Review)

Wednesday, September 3

Thursday, September 4
David Bruns (Review)

Friday, September 5
Dab of Darkness (Review)

Saturday, September 6
Books Direct (Interview)

Sunday, September 7
The Library Mistress (Guest Post)
The Shadow Portal (Review)

Monday, September 8
CiCi's Theories (Review)

Contact deejay@masqueradetours.com if you have any questions.