Wednesday, November 6, 2013

BLOG TOUR: The Vesik Series by Eric R Asher







Book Info-
Title-Days Gone Bad
Series- Vesik # 1
By Eric R. Asher
Genre- Urban Fantasy


Blurb-

My name is Damian Valdis Vesik. I am a necromancer, an ability feared and hated as much as the powers my master and I set ourselves against. We've vanquished many evils, but now something is releasing an old darkness, forcing us to hunt an enemy beyond anything I’ve faced before. I was already busy enough with vampires, fairies, witches, Watchers, weddings, and … damn, I need a vacation.

REVIEW:   By April

  Okay first off let me just say that I adore ERIC ASHER!!!! I love his writing style and I am impatient to read more. I will try not to give anything away as I feel this is most definitely a story you HAVE GOT TO READ!!!!  This book grabs you at the beginning and before you realize it, you have forgotten to eat, sleep, well everything until you finish it!  There’s magic, demons, fae, vamps…… a little bit of almost everything.  All wrapped up in awesomeness.
  I love Damian… He is a necromancer. He has his mentor, Zola; His vamp sister, Sam; and a whole crew of friends! I felt like I was there with him through this story. (I really need a cu-sith) Damian had not heard from his mentor for a couple years and he ran the store and did his thing….All of a sudden a call will change it all. What a journey and adventure!
  I loved the darkness and humor in this book! It made me laugh, cry, yell (even curse at times) and left me wanting to read more! This was a great read to me and I am excited to see how far it will go. I am off now to read some more and I will hope that Eric keeps on writing!!!! We need more authors out there like him. What a talent.
  I give this book 4 and a half strong stars!!!  Thank you Eric and looking forward to much more from you!

EXCERPT


Foster’s howl shattered the night. It grew into a scream as his body began to glow. Swirls of orange and red flickered into being around him, spinning faster and growing thicker as he called on the wild fae. A swirling sphere of color like the storm clouds of Jupiter swallowed the van and Foster with it. The entire scene burst into a nova of flame and I closed my eyes against the light, the blast of heat hitting me like a desert wind. Foster’s scream fell silent. I heard his sword slide out of its sheath as he stepped from the smoke and flame. His body and wings were covered in soot, but no burns marred his flesh.


The smell hit me as the wards were dissolved by the fae-powered flames. The stench of burning skin and hair was overwhelming. I stepped away from the inferno, blinked a few times, and followed Foster into the garage.


“What will the authorities find?” I said.

“Nothing but a burned out van.” Foster’s voice was dead, his knuckles stark white with the pressure he put on the hilt of his sword.




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Book Info-
Title-Wolves and the River of Stone
Series-Vesik # 2
By- Eric R. Asher
Expected Publication Date- October 22nd, 2013
Genre- Urban Fantasy

Blurb-
Philip, Zola’s boyfriend from one hundred and fifty years ago, is not nearly as dead as we thought. I really wish he was. Not only has he kidnapped Zola, but he’s raising an army to scour humanity from the earth. Hopefully the local werewolf pack will help. What could possibly go wrong?

REVIEW: By April
  Eric, I am angry!!! I need the next book now
please!! First off everyone read ‘DAYS GONE BAD’ first. This book is a very smooth continuation of ‘Days Gone Bad’. With all my years of compulsive reading, I am very impressed with how well Eric pulled that off. It is something I do not see very often! Eric is going places that is for sure!
  Damian (Love Him) is learning more and more. I really like Zola, his mentor and master, even when she is making me yell at my book! Who would have thought that HE ( I hate him) would be alive and OMG…. (You have to read it to see what I am referring to…. Trust me just READ IT)
  Now all H_ll is breaking loose. Can Damian save everything and everyone from the….? What a nightmare Damian and the crew have to deal with. Thank you for the new characters!
  I really need the next book in this series STAT!!! Hurry Eric Hurry please! I am giving this book 5 stars. I loved it even more than the first one and I really loved that one! I am so excited about the next installment that it will be hard not to stalk and torment Eric with questions of when and how come and you’re killing me. J Thank you for letting me read this and I hope everyone that gets the chance to picks it up and gets into it like I did!



Excerpt


I eased the bullets into my six-barreled pepperbox one at a time, forgoing the speed loader in the name of intimidation. Lewis’s eyes went wide and locked onto the gun.


“Where is she?” I said. I took a deep breath, the Missouri River beside us masking every other scent aside from the decay of the blasted zombies. The shadowed tree lines hid us from the nearby population of Saint Charles.


Lewis shook his head.


Two days ago we learned Philip was still alive. Yesterday his servants kidnapped Zola. I didn’t know why they took her, but she didn’t go quietly. The Watchers would be using a spatula to clean out the alley where she was taken.


“You sicced your zombies on us?” I said. “A fairy and a necromancer?” I glared at Lewis. “I find myself ... irritated.”


Lewis held up his hand and started to speak.


I holstered the pepperbox under my arm and wrapped my hand around the shield rune on my staff. A flowing glass surface sprang to life as a thread of power wound into the wood and metal.


“Don’t even think about it,” I said.

Despair washed over Lewis’s face. He was breaking, and I could see it.


About the Author-


Eric is a former bookseller, guitarist, and comic seller currently living in Saint Louis, Missouri. A lifelong enthusiast of books, music, toys, and games, he discovered a love for the written word after being dragged to the library by his parents at a young age. When he is not writing, you can usually find him reading, gaming, or buried beneath a small avalanche of Transformers.

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Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6936822.Eric_R_Asher



INTERVIEW:


What are your Top Ten Go-to books?

I’m going to cheat here, and include some entire series of books. :)

  1. The Coldfire Trilogy by C.S. Friedman
  2. Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs
  3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  4. Northworld by David Drake
  5. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
  6. The Codex Alera by Jim Butcher
  7. The Madness Season by C.S. Friedman
  8. Otherland by Tad Williams
  9. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  10. The Hurog Duology by Patricia Briggs


Can you share the playlist you listened to while writing ‘Wolves and the River of Stone’ with us?

Absolutely! Music has always been a large part of my life. I grew up in orchestra, playing the cello. I’ll list out some of the band and album names, and then the tracks I particularly listened to while writing. There were several more, but I’ll keep the list at a reasonable length. :)

My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
-The Sharpest Lives
-Famous Last Words

Matt & Kim - Grand
-Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare
-I’ll Take Us Home
-Daylight

Senses Fail - Still Searching
-The Rapture
-Negative Space
-The Priest and the Matador

AFI - Decemberunderground
-Miss Murder
-Kiss and Control
-The Killing Lights

Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
-Fade Into You
-Into Dust

J.S. Bach – The Cello Suites (performed by Yo-Yo Ma)


Can you share the playlist you listened to while writing ‘Days Gone Bad’ with us?

Music played a role in my life long before I realized it. I went through my school career in orchestra, was raised playing the cello. I eventually picked up a guitar, wrote some songs, and joined a band. After that didn’t work out so well, I settled down into writing. These are some of the songs that helped me hammer out the first draft of Days Gone Bad.

Open Hand – Her Song
Open Hand – You and Me
My Chemical Romance – The Ghost of You
My Chemical Romance – Cemetery Drive
Brand New – Luca
Paramore – Misery Business
Evanescence – Tourniquet
Murder By Death – One More Notch
Senses Fail – Rum is for Drinking, Not for Burning
J.S. Bach – The Cello Suites (performed by Yo-Yo Ma)



5 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for joining the tour! I am so happy you enjoyed the books. :)

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    1. I love you Eric and am still awaiting my worrible buddy!! Yes I am now going to stalk you even outside of Facebook!! You created a monster lol .

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  2. Great playlist and good excerpt. I love this "Yesterday his servants kidnapped Zola. I didn’t know why they took her, but she didn’t go quietly. The Watchers would be using a spatula to clean out the alley where she was taken."

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    1. These are wonderful books!! I adore Eric Asher

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