Tuesday, December 5, 2017

THE CHAOS STORIES by Charles O'Keefe GIVEAWAY & Review


THE CHAOS STORIES
by Charles O'Keefe

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GENRE: Supernatural/Fantasy/Sci-Fi

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BLURB:

Here you'll find nine new short-stories, some which have been from my life, or things that could have happened. One is inspired from the many games of Dungeons and Dragons I've played over twenty years while another is from the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game. Some are even some from other authors, who kindly contributed to my collection.

As a treat for fans of my series, I have included six deleted chapters, two from each of the three Newfoundland Vampire novels, which have been all cleaned up and have been made better than ever for your reading pleasure.

I have also included not one, but two chapters from the upcoming fourth book in the Newfoundland Vampire series, War of the Fangs. I've filled this collection with tales that will make you laugh, or will scare you, and will hopefully make you think a little about the world around us and the people in it.

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Excerpt One:

"I'm not leaving you behind, no man gets left behind, GET MOVING!" Marlon screamed the last part at the top of his lungs and they bolted forward. It wasn't easy with all the roots and holes in the ground. Larry fell once as did Marlon, painfully twisting his ankle so that now Larry had to help him but they moved on, spotting one mark on a tree and chalk on another. The mist had started to rise, it was at their ankles now.

"Mar I can't feel my feet, it feels as if I'm running on blocks of ice.  We need to get out!" Marlon looked about frantically, the trees were still thick, he couldn't see the tall grass from where they had started this morning. Everything felt tight, his chest felt like it was going to explode, his heart felt like it would leap out through his throat at any second. The trees seems to be closing in on them, he felt like he was back in France, just waiting for the first bullet to split the air.

Marlon looked down for a second, legs are numb up to my knees but somehow I'm moving, I don't feel the pain in my ankle. "We'll get out, you are the best woodsman I've ever seen. I know you can do it." Larry nodded and Marlon was glad to see a small smile creep onto one side of his face, he pointed with his right arm to a mark, an arrow pointing to the east, the way they were going. You better be, he thought, I'll be damned if I die in a forest by some mist, I made it out of the war, I'll make it out of here!





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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Charles O’Keefe lives in the beautiful province of Newfoundland, Canada, with his wife and two feline ‘children,’ Jude and Eleanor. He is a part-owner of a beauty wholesale business. He enjoys many hobbies and activities that include reading, gaming, poker, Pilates, Dungeons and Dragons, and of course, fantasizing about vampires. Charles is the author of three books in the Newfoundland Vampire series, but this is his first collection of short-stories. Look for the fourth Newfoundland Vampire book sometime in the near future.

To find out more about Charles or his other books, go to Twitter and Facebook or visit his web site at http://www.charlesokeefe.com







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My Review:

This is a great Science Fiction/ Horror book. I loved the different stories and the deleted scenes. I am not sure what I enjoyed more, the pop culture references or the fact that technology is advancing every minute, and who knows what tomorrow brings? The first story was Interesting about a man that was oblivious to his meaning in life. The second story was about a married couple that were starting to have marital issues, and technology steps in. By the third story I wanted to unplug my electronics and live off the grid. This is definitely a book worth reading. I am giving this book a 5/5. Let me know what story is your favorite, I like the first one best. All opinions are my own.

GIVEAWAY


Charles O'Keefe will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.





15 comments:

  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      Thank you! Have a great day, I hope you win! :)

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  2. Good morning,

    Thanks for hosting and being part of my tour! And I look forward to reading your review :)

    Charles

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  3. Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Hi Victoria,

      Thanks! I loved writing it, so I hope people will enjoy reading it. You're welcome, thanks for your comment.

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    1. Hi Edgar,

      Thanks for you comment, I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt :)

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  5. Hi Moli,

    Thanks! I am very happy with the cover :) I hired a local artist (and friend) to do it. Thanks for your comment, have a great night! :)

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  6. Good morning,

    Thanks so much for your review. I'm a thrilled to hear you loved my stories and the deleted scenes. While I actually love technology (most of the time) I do feel we have to be careful about how much we let it take over our lives. I love the first story, "Robots" as well. I read that one out for my book launch a few months ago and it got lots of laughs and a hearty round of applause at the end. I hope you'll consider checking out my vampire books as well. Thanks again and have a great day!

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  7. Excellent post! I really enjoyed reading the review and learning more about this book! Looking forward to checking this book out!

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  8. I just love your cover and I would love to read your book.

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  9. This book sounds great can't wait to read it!

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