Thursday, January 7, 2016

IMPERIA by Jason Hatcher Excerpt & Giveaway


IMPERIA
by Jason Hatcher

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GENRE: Fantasy, Asian Gothic

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BLURB:

IMPERIA is a tale of revenge. It is a resurrection of Asian myth. It is fantasy's untold story.

Thirty years is a long time to hold a grudge. The Red Empress has endured every single day of the past three decades living among enemies. A captive empress, she bides her time, her mind's machinations plotting a future bathed in blood. And then the future becomes the present. Across the Empire of Heaven, the winds blow calmly no more.

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Excerpt One:


The Great Capital's skyline was a tessellation of tiled eaves that framed the edges of homes, shop buildings, temples, and courtyards. Except for a few brief hours preceding dawn, the streets overflowed with life: artisans and beggars, soldiers and thieves; merchants, priests, and prostitutes.

Everywhere was the echo of cartwheels on cobblestones. From the few streets left unpaved rose clouds of red dust, churned up by the pitter patter of too many feet. 

A hundred generations had lived and died in this city. With such spans of time came the accumulation of ghosts, visible in every worn footpath and every magic amulet hung before the shrine of this or that dead ancestor. History radiated from the beams and the mortar of edifices that filled the valley to its brim, from the base of one mountain to the other. Temples crept up the sides of the surrounding hills, as the intrepid faithful sought out new places to burn their incense, give their offerings, and pray.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Originally from Pensacola, Florida, Jason Hatcher attended the International Baccalaureate senior high school program, then went on to study Japanese and English literature at the University of Florida. He attended law school in Boston, and worked as an attorney in New York City for eight years. A lifelong lover of Asia, he spent much of his childhood in Japan. He speaks, reads, and writes Japanese, and has traveled extensively throughout that part of the world. Today, he lives in Westchester County, New York, with his husband, mother, and twin sons.

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION 

Jason will be awarding a $40 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour


23 comments:

  1. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

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  2. thanks for the post... I loved reading it.!

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway. What inspired you to become a writer? Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Joseph, thank you for your question. The answer is that writing is my interest and my ability. My mind is very skewed toward the written word. So in a way, I've always felt it was my calling. Math, on the other hand...

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  4. Great giveaway....twin sons...are you already teaching them Japanese?
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    Sherry Compton

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    1. Sherry, good question! I want to teach them, and I do so half-heartedly, mostly because I hear arguments for and against bilingual training for very young children. We'll see.

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    2. I was raised with bilingual parents. Well, mostly they spoke Japanese and I answered in English. Now as an adult, I find myself understanding but unable to get my response back in Japanese quickly. It reaaly irked me in Hawaii when I was insulted by a Japanese tourist!

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  5. Thank you for informing me about this book.

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    1. Sara, thank you for your interest.

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    2. Sara, thank you for your interest.

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  6. That is a long time to hold a grudge.

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway!

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  8. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt! This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read! Totally looking forward to reading this book!

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    1. Thanks, Ally! I hope you enjoy the rest of the book as well.

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  9. I like the way you convey the impression of the age of the city, its steady accumulation of ghosts, dusts and rubble.

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    1. Thanks, Richard. Yes, that concept was what I was trying to communicate to the reader; Asian cities have that sort of ancient magic, especially China. China is one of the world's oldest civilizations.

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  10. I think my wife would love this for sure. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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    1. Excellent, Ken. Grab your copy of IMPERIA while it's on tour, 50% off, only $4.99 on Amazon Kindle.

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  11. Have you lived in a lot of places?
    Sherry Compton

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    1. Yes, in the United States. I lived in Manhattan for nearly a decade.

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