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Monday, October 21, 2013

Giveaway Guest Post MICHAEL PIERCE author of SUSY ASYLUM & PROVEX CITY @MrPierceBooks @candacemom2two

SUSY ASYLUM (book #2) 

In SUSY Asylum, there is no release. There is no escape. No hope.

Oliver and Desiree are introduced to the writings of a mysterious blogger, Commodore Chaos, when they return to Provex City to indulge in what the sublime city has to offer. The blogger claims the Lornes are collecting people venturing between the higher planes of awareness and locking them away in a mythical asylum. But are these legitimate concerns for inter-plane travelers or just the ramblings of an anonymous conspiracy blogger?

Oliver looks to Provex City as his only connection to his father while Desiree looks to the city as an escape from the torment of losing her best friend again. Provex City is a wonder of beautiful treasures, entrancing them to continue returning. But behind the beauty, wolves have continued hunting Oliver, a boy who is still unaware of his importance in the rebellion.
Oliver's belief is waning. Desiree will not always be by his side. Mr. Gordon will not always come to his aid. Oliver finds himself alone, forced to confront his biggest fears, fight his inner demons, and face the very cold reality that no one is coming to save him.
Welcome to SUSY Asylum.

Find the book: Goodreads

Provex City (book #1)

Fifteen-year-old Oliver Grain begins his school year fighting off bullies, learning about the boy who committed suicide in his room, and trying to understand why his history teacher, Mr. Gordon, has taken such a personal interest in him.

Do you believe in ghosts? Do you believe you can make bullies simply disappear? Do you believe you can walk through walls?

Mr. Gordon tells Oliver: "When you truly believe anything is possible, you will be able to open doors where there were only walls." And one of those doors leads Oliver to Provex City, which puts him in far greater danger than he can possibly fathom.

Find it on Goodreads.

About Michael Pierce:

I believe in a future where I will be able to write full-time, a picture I already hold vividly in my mind. It all starts with my debut young adult novel, Provex City. I love Harry Potter & The Marbury Lens, Tool & Elliott Smith, Dexter & Donnie Darko, bold coffee & amber ale. I also love dabbling with writing music and recording, with no illusions of ever making it a career. I am ecstatically married and the lucky father to a beautiful baby girl.

Find the author: Website/Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


I graduated for California State University, Fullerton, with a business management degree. I picked that because I didn’t know what else to do. I didn’t really feel like I had a calling yet. I’d written many short stories up through high school, but I didn’t honestly consider creative writing for a profession. I took almost every introductory course the school offered, figuring that if I dabbled in enough subjects, then something would strike a chord. What I found was I loved creative writing and music, but neither one would land me a job when I graduated (or so I thought at the time). Going into business management seemed like a safe and logical thing to do, so that’s what I did.

CSUF had a good business program and I enjoyed my time there, but it didn’t feel like the true college experience I saw in shows and movies. It was nothing like an Ivy League school filled with history, grand traditions, and gothic buildings. It was mostly a commuter school with little to no striking architecture. To get more involved I rushed Sigma Nu Fraternity, joined the ranks, and attended the parties. The colorful interactions, conflicting personalities, brotherhood obligations, and inter-Greek System drama gave me a plethora of experience and material for writing YA, many of the teen interactions that I missed out on in high school. If I could go back and redo my college years, I’d definitely pick a different major (like creative writing!), but I’d rush all over again.

I know I can’t leave here without mentioning my two spastic Chiweenies: Bugsy and Violet. So for those of you who don’t know, Chiweenies are Dachshund/Chihuahua mixes. Bugsy is the tan one—has the ears and long body of a Dachshund—and is afraid of his own shadow. Violet is the black one—has the ears and skittish temperament of a Chihuahua—and is ready to wrestle coyotes. Bugsy shakes; Violet strikes. Bugsy is extremely selective of whom he’ll tolerate; Violet loves anyone who feeds her. They are complete opposites and make quite the entertaining team. One day I’d like to write a picture book series entitled The Amazing Misadventures of Bugsy & Violet. They can fight crime!

Thank you so much, Mary, for having me on your blog today.


Also, I graduated from the same school, Cal State Fullerton, just like Michael, although I am sure I did so before he was born.

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  1. Thanks for the great giveaway! Have a wonderful day! :)

  2. Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

  3. Thanks so much for having me as a guest today! Go Titans! :)

  4. Thanks for the great giveaway and interesting new book.

  5. Great giveaway

  6. Awesome giveaway!! Thx 4 the chance.
    Love the dogs =)



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