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Avant Nation Virtual Book Tour Ended - Thank You For Participating

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Congratulations to the winner, Haley S.

Publication Date: March 19. 2015
In celebration of its release, a group of awesome bloggers have agreed to review my book, Avant Nation, and host my celebratory Amazon Gift Card Giveaway. Everyone who leaves a comment with one of the hosts is eligible to win. Visit A Stop Below To Sign Up for the $25 Gift Card on Rafflecopter!
LAST DAY TO ENTER IS FRIDAY, APRIL 3 

BUS STOP LOCATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
March 13 at Romorror Fan Girl (this first stop is scheduled ahead of the book release, which is on the 19th)
March 20 at Unabridged Andra's
March 27 at Reading Romances
April 3 at Long and Short Reviews YA

April 3 at The Book Lovers' Lounge

Unabridged Andra: REVIEW: Avant Nation

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Unabridged Andra: REVIEW: Avant Nation (+$25 Amazon GC Giveaway HAS ENDED):


LAST DAY TO ENTER WAS FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015
Goddess Fish Book Tour
Title: Avant Nation 
Author: C.D. Verhoff 
N/A Pages: 301 
Date Published: March 19th, 2015 
Publisher: Misty Moon Media

Excerpt from Andra's review:

One of the more interesting, if minuscule, things about this world that caught my attention was the "data bombs" that plague the children/teens of Stillwater City. You see, data bombs are when kids spout off random facts or trivia pieces without intending to. It's an unintended side effect of their virtual reality education received in utero.  How freaking terrifying is that?

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Let's Mock the Maze Runner & More

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This Saturday Night Live skit pokes fun at two great genres: fantasy and dystopia.  While every genre has its own set of expectations, stories that follow them too closely run the risk of being labeled boring and predictable. The trick is to distance your characters, setting and plot from all of those that have gone before them, while keeping some of the familiar scenery intact. On the other hand, if you stray too far from the familiar course, you run the risk of alienating fans who like the genre specifically because of the elements you have chosen to leave out. As my Great Aunt Josie used to say, you can't win for losing. Ain't that the truth! 
On a side note, many in the writing industry say that the dystopian genre is dead. I don't believe that's true. However, they're partially correct because it's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Since publishers have decided they don't want to touch it, agents know they can't sell it to them. This means that writers …

Poor Proofreading Makes For Brow-Raising Headlines

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These headlines are making their way around the internet for the millionth time, so you might have already read them. Hopefully, they're just as entertaining the second time around. Mind you, some of the topics are seriously morbid, so we're not laughing anyone's tragedy, just the editing oversights over at the newsroom.

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter

This one was in the SGV Tribune. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!!They put in a correction the next day.   ------------------------------------------------- Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says No,do you really think so?
------------------------------------------------- Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
 Now that's taking things a bit far! -------------------------------------------------
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
 What a guy!