Wednesday, April 4, 2018

$40 Amazon gift card and adventure author J.W. Zulauf

This next author will give you a story that's clean, adventuresome, and has a good ending...

J.W. Zulauf is an author of fiction, horror, fantasy, literary fiction, children’s literature, and poetry. He is the author of the chapter book series, The Balderdash Saga and Kingdom in Chains. His writing style is clean and concise but often found with dark undertones.

J.W. has received numerous awards, including the Marjorie Flack Award for Fiction. His novel The Underground Princess (The Balderdash Saga, Book 1) received the Awesome Indies Approved badge, the Reader’s Favorite Finalist badge, and the Reader’s Favorite Five Star badge.

J.W. Zulauf took to horror right from the start of his writing career, penning short stories laced with the macabre tones of King, Stine, and Burton. If you don't know those three authors, I suggest you educate yourself.

J.W.'s style changed as he met teachers who helped push him in different directions. After writing about 10 unpublished stories, he found one teacher in particular who pushed him toward literary fiction and poetry.

Most recently, J.W. has finished his novel, Kingdom in Chains. This story is an Adventure/Fantasy (think Robin Hood meets Game of Thrones), and it’s intended for the older YA crowd through adult (ages 14+). Originally, this story was called Quest but changed as the story developed.

Fear, violence, slavery--throughout his adult life, Barloc has known no other way.

A quarter of a century has passed since King Sclavus decreed slavery legal in the Kingdom of Kuldaire, certain it was the only way to keep the economy strong. He created alliances with the wealthy ruling class, and cast the common folk into chains.

A handful of rebellions rose, but fell almost as quickly as they began, and the concepts of freedom and peace became dusty relics of the past, a nearly forgotten dream.

When Barloc is sold to Lord Harbor, his new owner offers queer promises of freedom, promises only King Sclavus can honor after a thirty-day trial. Barloc, as someone who has lost everything, or who never had anything of his own to begin with, is forced to question everything around him as he embarks on this new trial.

Whom can he trust? Why has he been selected and thrown into this strange new setting? What happened to just being a slave? How can life be any different from the only way he's ever known? What is freedom, and at what cost?

This is Barloc's chance--perhaps his last chance--to once and for all cast off the chains that bind him. And maybe, just maybe, he can bring others to freedom with him.

So who wants to win something?!

J.W. Zulauf and I have partnered up to give away a $40 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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This giveaway is open to users worldwide. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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