Thursday, November 21, 2013

Enos Review Tour! (+$25 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway!)

Title: Enos
Author: Zarug Thane
Series: Priestess of Nergal #2
Pages:  160
Publisher: N/A
Date Published: September 1, 2013
Format: eBook
Genre: Erotic Fiction/ Fantasy
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

Synopsis:Enos is a private investigator with a problem: he’s four months behind on the rent, and he hasn’t had a decent case in months. When the beautiful Jayleen walks into his office, matters go from bad to worse. Not only is she hoping to locate her missing roommate (who will almost certainly appear on her own within a matter of hours), Jayleen isn’t able to pay Enos’s normal rate. At least, she isn’t able to pay in cash....

To his surprise, Enos discovers that not only is Jayleen’s roommate truly missing, the young woman has been kidnapped for a most sinister purpose, by powers best left alone. There are dark forces at work, and Enos finds himself far more involved in the simple missing person case than is good for him.

Continuing his practice of having sex with anyone who doesn’t say no fast enough, Enos is soon in danger not just of eviction, but of evisceration.
~~~My Thoughts~~~
~~~Try an Excerpt!~~~
Enos looked out through the side-by-side windows of his office.  The glass – unwashed since he moved in – added an extra layer of grit to the narrow side street below, which was half-blocked by an oxcart with a broken wheel, the steep angle holding a puddle of water in one corner of the bed, discarded takeaway containers clotting the surface.

Enos turned away.  He didn’t need to be looking out the window when he was already depressed.

The rent was his big problem.  Four months in arrears.  Enos had never been that far behind before, and the landlord was starting to talk eviction, which would be catastrophic.  Enos had four years of barter equity in this place.  The phone, the electricity, the water.  None of it free, mind you, but heavily discounted, which was better by virtue of being legal.  Even a small case would let him keep up-to-date on the utilities.  But to cover four months of rent, he needed 200 drachma.  Make it 250, just so he could get a full month ahead, try to buy off the hostility.

Enos saw maybe one case a year that size.  Which was fine, except when business dried up altogether.


Why was the universe out to get him all of a sudden?  Enos sneered at himself.  There wasn’t anything all of a sudden about this, and he knew it.  For going on a year now — ever since he had the shower installed — the red leather recliner had served as both lounger and bed.  Giving up the apartment was supposed to keep him out of financial peril.  But with a recession on, cutting back hadn’t been enough.
~~~Meet Zarug!~~~
Zarug Thane was first born in the late 600s CE.  According to Thane's scattered autobiographical writings, his father was Prince of the Qinduara — a primarily Arabic people but with heavy infusions of Mongolian blood — which held dominion on the eastern fringes of the Persian Empire. During his youth, Zarug Thane’s skills as a musician and storyteller earned him much affection from his people.  However, he was ultimately forced to flee because an older brother, fearing Thane's popularity, saw him as a political threat.  In this case, Thane's flight carried him out of the frying pan into the fire, for his travels delivered him into the clutches of Abdul al Hazred, "the mad Arab," author of the demonic Necronomicon. During the more than twenty years that Thane spent under al Hazred’s control, he wrote a huge body of literature, much of it now believed lost.  Of what remains, some may represent real events, but most strike the modern reader as clearly the result of drug-induced visions, nearly all of them pornographic in nature. Today, having been reincarnated as the son of southern California suburbanites, Thane believes he is to prepare the way for al Hazred’s return, in fulfillment of the End Times prophecies.  In addition to having al Hazred’s body reconstituted via cloning, Thane will use his writing to further corrupt the moral values of the modern age, paving the way for humanity’s descent into utter depravity.
Zarug will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Certificate to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

12 comments:

  1. Great excerpt, thank you.

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  2. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
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  3. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  4. Sounds like a dangerous way of life that Enos has. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. ENOS does sound very interesting.

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  6. I really like the cover. I will be putting this book on my TRL. I am going to enjoy reading this book. Thank you for hosting

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  7. thank you for the chance :)
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  8. thx u for hosting this giveaway..
    congratulation for the new release :)

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  9. Enos sounds like a page turner! thanks for the giveaway too!
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  10. This was a good book and the cover is simply gorgeous.

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