Sunday, July 19, 2015

Shout Out to Indies - The Tunnel by Josh Anderson

We here at The Paperback Princesses often receive emails from Indie authors requesting reviews and are blessed with free book copies. Often we are unable to get to so many titles before our mass market published books take over our TBR shelves. That doesn't mean there aren't plenty of great reads though! We want to give back to those Indie authors and are declaring EVERY SECOND SUNDAY our SHOUT OUT TO INDIES MEME. For those of fellow bloggers, please feel free to add our meme to your regular schedule. We only ask that you quote and link back to us as a courtesy. For all of you Indie authors, we invite you to contact us at the contact link to your top left. We will select 1 - 3 titles (each time we post) that sound interesting.

This week's selection is:

Published: August 1st, 2015
Publihser  Epic Press

Synopsis of "The Tunnel" (Book #1):

What if you could go back and change the past? Kyle Cash made the biggest mistake of his life on March 13, 2014, when he crashed his friend's Audi into a school bus full of children. The accident haunts him every day, until the sister of one of the kids killed in the crash comes to visit Kyle at Stevenson Youth Correctional Facility and offers him the opportunity to travel back in time. Kyle learns, though, that time weaving is more complicated-- and more dangerous - than he ever could have imagined. 

Synopsis of the six-book series:

When Kyle Cash got high, and crashed his friend's car into a school bus, he thought his life was over. When he's given the opportunity to travel through time, and try to correct his greatest mistake, he accepts the invitation and starts on a mind bending adventure. Over the course of a journey that leads him to both the past and the future, Kyle encounters his own absentee father as a much younger man, enters into a love triangle with different versions of the same woman, and clashes with a time traveling mad man exponentially more dangerous than any of the gangbangers he knew in prison. As Kyle learns more and more about the people who carefully guard the ancient secret of time weaving, he realizes that he may be the only one who can stop a threat so great that it threatens to unravel the very fabric of time itself.

We asked Josh:

Why I write for a young adult audience:  

Kids today have become so sophisticated that there's very little I want to do as a storyteller that I can't do within the YA genre. 

My memory of that pre-teen and teenage period is framed a lot by how strongly I felt so many different emotions -- often all at once. So, writing about characters at a very raw, emotional part of their lives offers a lot of dramatic possibility. 

Why I'm so thrilled to be part of the launch of EPIC Press:

EPIC Press is trying to tap into the same kind of storytelling that encourages binge-watching on TV. I loved the idea of trying to create a series of books that a person could live in for a couple of weeks and look forward to getting back to each time they stepped away. Hopefully, I've accomplished that.

We wish Josh all success with his new book series.

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