Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Average Joe and the Extraordinaires (+$10 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Average Joe and the Extraordinaires
Author: Belart Wright 
Series: Average Joe #1 
Pages: 347
Date Published: 2014
Publisher: Self-Published 
Format: Kindle
Genre: Action-Fantasy 
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

Synopsis:
On a dark and balmy Floridian night, a strange and mysterious dark haired woman stalks the shadows of the local college football stadium, on the prowl for secrets buried deep beneath the Earth. These secrets, she knows, may change everything including this small town.

While knocking back illegal drinks with his friends at the hallowed Orangetown Pickers' college football stadium, average kid Joe Black finds himself desperately trying to save the life of a beautiful dark haired woman after a deadly explosion violently interrupts his fun and games. While trying to fathom why he would even do something so reckless he soon finds himself entangled in a dangerous game of terrorist plots, mistaken identities, hard boiled detectives, the criminal underworld, and of all things magic as he tries to escape with his life and make sense of it all.

Joe faces many challenges from all new enemies, assassins, and even his own friends. Can Joe navigate all this danger, escape with his life, and handle his biggest challenge to date, finding something about himself that is truly extraordinary? Find out within the pages of Average Joe and the Extraordinaires.

~What stories do you write?~

I like to write all types of stories, but mostly I like to write stories that take place in the real world and with characters with cool powers. So my stories will typically always blur the lines between fantasy, science fiction, and reality. My protagonists tend to be of all ages, but I really enjoy writing about older more complex folk. I do have fun writing stories about younger characters, but I do prefer writing about children more than I do about teenagers. That age of childhood between six and thirteen years old just seemed so magical and full of curiosities. I can kind of remember some of that feeling of wonder and imagination and it provides a ton of inspiration for my current stories. I also like to write stories where more than one character is the main focus of it. I like it when multiple plots and POVs converge into one plotline with the various protagonists coming together for whatever reason. Games like the Legacy of Kain Series, Dark Cloud, Xenosaga, Halo 2, and Sonic Adventure have shown me how intriguing this type of story mechanic can be.
~Try an Excerpt!~
She rode off, down the street on her motorbike that was now a sky blue color to match the highlights in her hair, her ponytail, and her full face helmet. As she drove, she thought of her next move. She had a long list of places she wanted to visit, mostly associated with Grabas and the secrets he held beneath the stadium. But now her focus was on getting Joe out of trouble. She needed to figure out who has gunning for him...or better yet, she had to convince the man who hired this assassin to call off his killer. That man was definitely Robert Grabas.

~Meet Belart!~ 
Belart Wright was born and raised in Detroit Michigan with a short but adventurous stint in St. Ignace during his childhood. Always poor, Belart had to learn to use his imagination to fuel the fun he had. Whether it was drawing cool and dangerous looking heroes to creating fully fledged storylines with his action figures to writing stories about kids similar to himself with fantastic abilities and destinies, Belart was always an expert in delving into other worlds that were not his own.

It took the advice of Belart's brother and a little creative boost from his high school creative writing teacher to get him to realize that writing was something he could do really well and pursue as a career. To this day he revels in building worlds and characters from the ground up such as the worlds of Hell Warriors, Story of K, Cyborgs and Deadmen, and Pannam which are all working titles.


In his spare time Belart tries to update his two blogs whenever he can, but mostly just ends up writing or editing. As a huge gamer he plays a lot of games online and off with his favorites at the time being Borderlands 2, Phantasy Star Online, X-Men Legends, and Dark Souls. He just wishes he had more time to whittle his impossibly long gaming list down which goes all the way back to PS1 and Sega Genesis classics. He and his buddies at FlubberKnuckle Studios are also working on several new game IPs. He is also patiently waiting for the next installment of the superb Legacy of Kain series.

 Belart will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

32 comments:

  1. Thank you for the introduction to Belart Wright and his new book Average Joe and the Extraordinaires! It sounds like an exciting read!

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  2. Childhood is indeed a time of magic & wonder.

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    1. Thanks Mary! It sure is. The world seemed a lot more infinite back then.

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  3. thank you for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thank you for expressing your interest. Good luck!

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  4. "... he revels in building worlds and characters from the ground up...." Sounds wonderful! Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Laney! I have a lot of fun writing when I can.

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  5. What's your favorite holiday?

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  6. Enjoyed the synopsis and excerpt.
    Jennifer Rote

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    1. Indeed it is. Writing always takes me back to that time. Thanks Kim!

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  8. Thank you, Andra! Your question took me back to a magical place!

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  9. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Thank for your support Patrick! You can ask me any question about the book that you'd like.

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  10. great excerpt and interview thanks for sharing 😀

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    1. What books do you enjoy reading?

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    2. Thanks for your support, DanieX! If you have any question about the book, please let me know.

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    3. And Becky, I really enjoy books with fantasy or sci-fi elements that are grounded in reality.

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  11. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for supporting me and reading my interviews, Betty! Are you enjoying the tour?

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  12. What is your favorite book. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. Thanks for supporting my tour Bernie! Good luck in that contest!

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  13. What is your favorite book. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  14. I've seen this book on Goodreads! Seems interesting! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. No problem Leah! Thank you for supporting the tour! Good luck in that giveaway!

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