Death Troopers Video Contest

With eleven days to do go until the release of Joe Schreiber’s Death Troopers, the Del Rey Fanboys put together a trailer video competition over at Suvudu for Death Troopers, along with their own effort (with a cameo by Joe Schreiber himself, of course they’re all Stormtroopers, so we don’t know who’s who):

And then there are the five finalists:

And my personal favorite (which currently has the most votes):

So head on over to Suvudu and vote for your personal favorite.

I’ve deliberately ignored spoiling myself about the plot of Death Troopers, keeping myself somewhat sheltered (I very rarely read the dust-jacket copy when starting a book, liking the surprise of the story to unveil as I read it).  But now, with these little inklings of plot, I’m even more excited about reading Death Troopers.

You can also check out the official Del Rey website for Death Troopers too.

BookBanter Episode 17 Now Available

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and I’m very proud to welcome bestselling medical thriller author Kathryn Fox to BookBanter in Episode 17 where we talk about her latest book Bloodborn, which is about a girl whose sister is killed, while she is raped and left for dead.  It is the gruesome and heart-rending story of a girl wanting to forget about what happened to her, but needing to face her demons to put her perpetrators behind bars.  But with the help of forensic pathologist Anya Crichton, she may get her wish to come true.

Fox also talks about the “Give a Victim a Voice” campaign she is part of with other bestselling authors Kathy Reichs, Linda Fairstein, and Robin Burcell.  In addition to being popular authors, each of these women has worked with cases of sexual assault and domestic violence.  Fox is very candid in sharing some of her shocking and at times unbelievable stories which become part of what she calls “reality fiction,” as she inserts these real life occurrences into her novels.  She also discusses what the average reader can do to educate themselves and others about domestic violence awareness.

It was a pleasure to talk with Kathryn Fox and share her thoughts and ideas on such an important subject that has tended to be pushed to the wayside in our society which abhors facing facts that are ugly and unseemly.

My hope is that through this episode of BookBanter, I will first help educate listeners on domestic violence awareness — I certainly learned a lot in talking with Kathryn — and encourage the BookBanter readers and listeners to gets others to listen to this interview and help spread the word and knowledge about Domestic Violence Awareness.

As Kathryn says in the interview, we want sexual assault and domestic violence awareness to become as focused, important, and as center stage as the other cause being respected this month: Breast Cancer Awareness.

If you would like to purchase any of Kathryn Fox’s books, please click on the book covers below:

Blood Born Skin and BoneWithout Consent Malicious Intent

The interview with Kathryn Fox is followed by my review with the author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger’s latest book, Her Fearful Symmetry, which can be purchased here:

Her Fearful Symmetry

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After enjoying this episode head on over to the BookBanter site for six new book reviews.

Otherwise, I’ll see you next time, on October 15th, where I’ll be interviewing author Joe Schreiber and we’ll be talking all about his new book, Death Troopers.

Until then, keep reading!

Alex C. Telander.

Two More on the Shelf

Got two more books on my doorstep today:

Death Troopers No Doors No Windows

Dorothy from Jerry Maguire was had at “hello.”  I was had at the sight of the cover to Death Troopers.  Don’t judge a book by its cover?  I have no idea what the story is, but I love this cover and have a feeling the book is going to be great just by judging the cover.  It’ll be my first Star Wars book to read and I’m sure looking forward to it.  Also have Joe Schreiber’s first book, No Doors, No Windows to read also.  And Episode 18 on October 15th will feature my interview with Schreiber, I better get cracking on reading Death Troopers.

Now if only the book wasn’t trapped inside my car at the Big-O Tires lot waiting for the new tire to arrive . . .

P.S. Also looking forward to meeting Joe Schreiber in person at the book release signing at the Borders in Folsom on October 15th.