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Monday, November 2, 2015

POET ANDERSON . . . of Nightmares {Blog Tour Giveaway & Excerpt}

This is actually a book that I hadn't heard of, for some strange reason, but when I was contacted about this blog tour, the cover totally grabbed me! Then when I saw the authors, I was sold. I'm really looking forward to checking this one out! Read the excerpt and see what you think, and make sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom! ~Andye

Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares
by Tom DeLonge and Suzanne Young

This Fall’s most compelling read explores an unknown world where dreams meet reality and the chasm between the two sometimes disappears. The debut novel in the series from international rock star and multi-media artist Tom DeLonge and New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young, Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares grips readers from the very first page. It is the story of two teen brothers, recently orphaned, on a journey to a fresh life on their own. The elder brother, Alan, is heading to a job at the Hotel Eden in Seattle, where both their parents worked before they were killed in a horrific plane crash. Younger brother Jonas, the misfit of the two, is returning to the “normalcy” of high school. Yet, normal is nowhere in sight as unseen forces wreck their lives in every possible way, literally and figuratively, with another nightmarish car accident. This tragedy leaves Alan in a coma and young Jonas left to fight for both their lives against enemies from a dark nightworld.

Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares stands apart in the dystopian landscape of today’s YA fiction, with a relatable protagonist readers will root for and who battles strange powers we all may recognize from our dreams. The first of a planned trilogy of Poet Anderson adventures by this powerhouse duo, Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares is available for excerpts and authors DeLonge and Young are available for interviews. If you are in need of any further materials or information, please contact Brenda L. Knight, whose contact information is at the beginning and the end of this release.

Hardcover | 368 Pages | ISBN: 978-1-943272-00-06 | November 1, 2015 | Simon & Schuster  

REM began moving towards them again, walking with purpose. Several Night Stalkers followed behind him, drawing their weapons. One pulled a long sword from its sheath on the back of his armor; another had a double-sided blade, swinging it around his hand as if he were warming up for a fight.

“Be ready, Poet,” Jarabec said, lowering his head, his eyes trained on his opponents.

Poet tried to imagine another gun, but the Dream Walker shook his head. “That doesn’t work here,” he told him. “We’ve left your dream. You’re in a shared reality now—we all play by the same rules. Either you bring it in with you, or you deal with what you’ve got.”

“What am I supposed to do, then?” Poet asked, suddenly feeling vulnerable. “What does he want?”

“You,” Jarabec replied.

Poet’s stomach turned and he faced the approaching demon. His breath caught when he realized how close REM had gotten. Poet wanted to run, but he was on a bridge with no vehicle of his own. What hope did he have for escape? He had to be braver.

“What do you want from me?” Poet yelled to REM, backing toward the guardrail, Jarabec close at his side. They were running out of space.

REM smiled, running his dark eyes over Poet. “You’re a bit scrawnier than I imagined,” he said. Now that he was closer, Poet could see there were bits of mangled flesh stretched over his chin and mouth. “I must say,” REM continued. “I’m surprised how easy it was to find you once your brother was out of the picture. Easily frightened, aren’t you, boy?”

At the mention of his brother, Poet puffed up his chest, his courage strengthening. “How do you know about Alan?” he demanded.

REM glanced at Jarabec. “You haven’t told him?” he asked. “Come now. Don’t be cruel, Jarabec.”

“What’s he talking about?” Poet asked the Dream Walker, his voice starting to shake. Despite the danger, the possibility of finding his brother was becoming real. “Is Alan here?”

Jarabec looked over at him, first annoyed, but then his expression softened. “No,” he said simply. Then without another word, Jarabec turned away and the armor on his suit shifted. Metal crawled over his face, forming a helmet. The armor near his hand extended and in a flash, there was a gun, a futuristic pistol that seemed to vibrate with energy.

Tom DeLonge is the award-winning American musician, producer and director, best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the platinum-selling bands Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves. Under his media production company To The Stars..., Tom has created transmedia entertainment properties that span music, film, comics and books. Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares is precluded by the animated short film “Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker,” which took home Best Animated Film Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, the critically-acclaimed comic book series of the same name and the Billboard Hot 100 album by Angels & Airwaves The Dream Walker. Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares will also coincide with an original soundtrack recorded by the band that you can listen to while you read. Limited edition collectible packages will be available on To The Stars that will bring together all media formats for one major compelling visual landscape of the Poet Anderson universe. An advanced book club community will also be live for fans that want to immerse themselves in the book prior to publication date and experience a directors cut of the book with rich media content.

Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series of novels for young adult readers. Young lives in Arizona where she also teaches high school English. Her novels include The Program, The Treatment, The Remedy, The Epidemic, and Hotel Ruby.

  • Two (2) winners receive a personalized special edition signed copy of POET ANDERSON...OF NIGHTMARES and an Of Nightmares t-shirt (INT)
  • Ends 12/23

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