Today I did my first radio interview at Bewitching Book Tours. Let me know what you think.
Check out my new book tour stop and read an interview with the character Eric. http://www.lisasworldofbooks.net/2016/aftermath-by-joe-reyes
I have a book virtual book tour hosted by Bewitching Book Tours. Check it out, enjoy and let me know what you think.
June 13 Top Ten Guest Blog
Top Ten Post-Apocalyptic movies, books and tv shows
June 14 Spotlight
The Recipe Fairy
June 15 Interview
June 16 Guest Blog
Hart’s Romance Pulse
Topic: write about how our fear of the end of the world helps create a deeply emotional post-apocalyptic story?
June 17 Spotlight
CBY Book Club
June 20 Interview
Deal Sharing Aunt
June 21 Spotlight
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!
June 22 Interview
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
June 23 Interview
June 24 Spotlight
June 27 Spotlight
Lisa’s World of Books
June 28 Review
June 30 Spotlight
July 1 Spotlight
Zenny’s Awesome Book Reviews
July 4 Spotlight
July 5 Spotlight
Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!
July 6 Spotlight
Ramblings of a book nerd
July 7 Spotlight
July 8 Recipe and Review
July 8 Spotlight
Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog
July 11 Guest blog and review
Books and Kats
July 11 Guest blog and review
The Novel Girls
Anxious is the only word to describe me right now. Tomorrow my book is going to be promoted and I can’t wait any longer. I’ve been doing my usual promoting which is good, but I never think its enough. The pieces are aligning and tomorrow is Game Day!
I don’t like to use the word “regret”, but I feel like it is appropriate for this story. In the mall there is a Japanese restaurant in the food court that has the best orange chicken and noodles I’ve ever had. This place has ruined me from having the same dish anywhere else because I know it won’t be as good.
I’ve been going there for about 4 years now. I had a job at a JC Penney in the same mall and used to eat there on my breaks every Sunday. Then my next job was at an Ashely Furniture right across the street from the mall, so my breaks consisted of the same meal.
I became such a regular that whenever I walked by, the Chinese workers at the counter would start preparing my dish. He would even give me more chicken and not charge me for it. If it was quiet, we would exchange some small talk and pleasantries.
Then one day it all ended. I took my girlfriend to the mall SPECIFICALLY to try out that special combination that pleasured my taste buds to no end. As we approached the food court I felt a great disturbance. There he was, that Philippian was being hauled away by a pair of men dressed in black overcoats. As he struggled to get free, our eyes locked. He screamed out “Joe Reyes!” and I reached out my hand and screamed “That Asian guy!” and that was the last I saw of him.
Actually, the story really was this; I took my girlfriend to the mall and the Japanese place was bought out by another company and under new management. But the Vietnamese man wasn’t there anymore. I assumed he owned the place and when he sold it he didn’t work there anymore.
That was the end of it. Simple, yet it was sad to me. 4 years of knowing someone, exchanging light conversation, yet I never knew his name. I don’t know why, but I really regret it. Maybe because the food there now is so horrific. Seriously, how do you screw up noodles? They were just plain noodles. And the chicken, don’t get me started on that. Okay I’ll tell you. It used to be big chunks full of life and Asian pride, now they are crispy and small. Almost like they were shrunken by being so overcooked.
So that’s my story. Doesn’t really sound like too big a deal, but I felt selfish after the place closed. The guy saw me as a regular, gave me extra food, asked me about my day, yet I didn’t even think to ask his name.
Felt like a kid at Christmas when I opened up my copies of my novel Aftermath. Probably next week I will schedule a book signing at the library and my old college Brookdale. In the meantime I’m just updating all my social media. The 20th is when Wasteland Press promotes the book.
I think I’m in a good position. Every author I talked to said I’m ahead of the game, but in my mind I don’t think so. Nerves and stress I guess. The 20th is approaching fast and I don’t really know what will happen. I’m not a book guy. “But aren’t you a writer?” Yea, but I don’t find much interest in reading. So I don’t know where readers get the scoop on the next latest book. But I trust Wasteland Press.
Oh also in June I have a virtual book tour with Bewitching Books. So from what I read it’s a lot of getting me out on others blogs and promoting my book and doing interviews. It’s very exciting, but stressful. I haven’t woken up past 5:45 in days. I have a list of everything I need to do, but sometimes I can’t do it all in a day.
It’ll get better I know, but right now my toilet is getting a lot of action from my stress induced crapping. On that note, I would like to thank all of you for your support.
You can check it out at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Aftermath is finally coming out. May 20th my first novel will be fully debuting and I will let everyone know where you can find it. Thank you everyone for your follows and views.