Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Moxie's Decision by Hank Quense Giveaway & Interview

Sometimes it’s fun to add a little laughter and satire to our daily routine so that’s why I’m delighted to be a part of author Hank Quense’s MOXIE’S DECISION Blog Tour with MC Book Tours today.

Entertaining from beginning to end, MOXIE'S DECISION is uproariously funny and satire at its best. Selected as one of 2016's best YA novels: Huffington Post. It’s also a top pick! Indie Reader: 5 stars

You can enter to win a copy of MOXIE’S DECISION today. Be sure to check out the giveaway details below.

◊ Series: Princess Moxie (Book 2)
◊ Paperback: 306 pages
◊ Publisher: Strange Worlds Publishing (October 15, 2015)
◊ Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure,
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0985779195
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0985779191

Moxie has a plan; she’s determined to rule as queen after her father, King Smedley, dies.

But Smedley refuses to acknowledge her as his heir. Her uncle also wants the throne and he’s already tried once to eliminate Moxie as competition.

           Moxie recognizes she hasn't been trained to rule and she needs lessons about the real world. Moxie goes on a quest to learn how to rule and to learn about life outside the castle. 
Moxie faces unexpected obstacles as she struggles with adventures in a brutal reality that tests her mettle and determination. 
This is a fantasy coming-of-age story that is decidedly different than the usual ones. The book is filled with satire and humor. What more can a reader wish for? 

It takes place against the backdrop of Camelot, but this isn’t the Camelot of legends. It’s Camelot in a parallel universe where the Knights of the Round Table play football and Guinevere coaches the team’s cheer leaders. The wizard Merlin struggles to understand the Magic of the Mind using primitive ink stained diagrams and Stonehenge is a theater-in-the-round.   

Moxie’s rollicking adventures are the stuff of comedy. Enjoy!

Add MOXIE'S DECISION to you Goodreadsshelf!

Hank Quense writes humorous and satiric sci-fi and fantasy stories.

He also writes and lectures about fiction writing and self-publishing. He has published 19 books and 50 short stories along with dozens of

articles. He often lectures on fiction writing and publishing and has a series of guides covering the basics on each subject. He is currently working on a third Moxie novel that takes place in the Camelot era.

He and his wife, Pat, usually vacation in another galaxy or parallel universe. They also time travel occasionally when Hank is searching for new story ideas.


                        Does writing energize or exhaust you?  Both.  I love writing new stories and that energizes me, but writing non-fiction is more like work than fun.

                        Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?  Nope.  I have enough trouble getting name recognition for myself without having to double the effort by using an alias.

                        What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?  I know a number of other authors.  Mostly they help by offering encouragement and by beta-reading my novels.  The job of a beta reader is punch holes in my story. This is the time-tested way of improving the story.

                        Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?  Each of my books is a stand alone work.  Most of them are parodies of classics such as Shakespeare’s plays or an opera by Wagner.  I love writing satire and each of my books skewers different targets.

                        How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?  Quite a few.  An editor convinced me to consider my first two novels as writing experiments.  Eventually, I came to realize they were really bad stories.  I have a number of unfinished stories, both shorts and novels.  The reason I abandoned them is because I got bored with writing them. How can I keep a reader interested in a story that bores me?  Can’t be done.

                        If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?  I really don’t have anything else I’d rather be doing.  I guess I’d have to watch day-time TV and that would be death sentence. 

Be sure to visit Hank’s Amazon Author Page:

This tour-wide giveaway (prizes courtesy of the author) is for five (5) eBooks copies (worldwide) of MOXIE’S DECISION and three (3) print copies of MOXIE’S DECISION (U.S. entries only). The giveaway ends at 12 a.m. (EST) on Monday, July 3. 

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Thanks for stopping by today. Do you enjoy stories with bits of fun blended in?

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1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed the fun interview. Thanks for sharing Hank's story and for being a part of his tour.

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