Monday, November 7, 2016

*Tour with Dream Cast & Giveaway*
"Giant Slayers" by Jeff & Ken Altabef!

 Book Tour~

Hiya guys, Happy Monday! Or is it more of a Manic Monday? I've got that song in my head today, haha.

DRR is sharing a new YA Fantasy today, and it sounds awesome! Check out the authors' dream cast, and be sure to enter the giveaway before you go!

 Giant Slayers
~Released: September 20th, 2016

~Length: 315 Pages

~Genres: Fantasy

The Kingdom or the Girl?

Demons attack him.
Spirits protect him.
A seer foretells his shocking destiny.

In a primitive land filled with magic, witches and giants, a sixteen-year-old musician named David is summoned to chase away the nightmares haunting the King each night. But more than bad dreams trouble the King. Demons torment him, and David will need more than music to break the curse.

Demons are only the first sign of a deeper and darker evil that plagues the countryside. Bent on revenge and an insatiable thirst for power, the Witch of Endor and a giant named Goliath lead an invading force against the kingdom. King Saul’s army is crumbling and only a champion can save them, but who would be fool enough to face the giant?

Princess Michal is frustrated by the constraints of palace life, but David’s arrival makes things infinitely more interesting. She finds herself drawn to him, but the King strictly forbids her from having a romance with a poor musician. Only by defying her father’s wishes and risking her freedom do they have a chance to be together.

Armed with just his sling and his love for Michal, David must prove his worth by defeating Goliath against impossible odds. Worst of all, he must choose between saving the kingdom or being with the girl of his dreams. He can’t do both.

 Jeff Altabef
Jeff Altabef lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college. After years of being accused of "telling stories," he thought he would make it official. He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres. Fourteenth Colony, a political thriller, is his debut novel. Jeff has a blog designed to encourage writing by those that like telling stories. You can find his blog, The Accidental Writers Workshop, on The Patch. Jeff also rights a column for The Examiner under the byline - The Accidental Writer.

 Ken Altabef
As a Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America member, my short fiction has frequently appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. I also had stories in Interzone, Buzzymag, Abyss & Apex, Unsettling Wonder and Ominous Realities. 

ALAANA'S WAY, my 5-part series of epic fantasy novels is published by Cat's Cradle Press. Described as "cutting-edge fantasy from the top of the world" the arctic setting and unique characters will bring something new to even the most jaded fantasy enthusiast. You can preview this work and others at my website

Giant Slayers Casting Call
by Jeff & Ken Altabef

We wanted our casting choices to reflect the idea that this is not just a standard retelling of an old myth, so some of these choices may seem unusual but that’s the way we roll.

RUPERT GRINT as David.  
Best known as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, we think Grint is ready for the starring role.  He’s got the right combination of likability and vulnerability, and he does have the red hair.  I think we’ll all cheer when he takes down the giant.

ZENDAYA as Princess Michal.  
She’s got the exotic good looks and air of smoldering rebellion necessary for our young heroine.  She’ll step right up for the action scenes. 

When it came down to it there really was only one choice.  With a little CGI height enhancement the Rock’s massive physique will rock the screen.  Our Goliath is intelligent and handsome too, so Dwayne has those covered as well.

AMY BAILEY as Alzsheba.  
Best known as Queen Kwenthrith on “Vikings”, Amy has just the right mix of dark, wicked good looks and that hint of madness behind the eyes to portray our Witch of Endor.

MICHAEL HOGAN as King Saul.  
Hogan played Saul on “Battlestar Gallactica” so we know he has the chops to portray the grim, demon-haunted King Saul. And he’s good at playing guys named Saul.

It’s clear that only a full orchestra could supply a worthy soundtrack for our epic.  So we chose the love theme between Aragorn and Arwen from “Lord of the Rings” as the theme for David and Michal’s romance.  The theme for Goliath should be Fight Theme #1 from Assassins Creed Bloodline.  It has just the right booming drums we want to hear whenever Goliath steps on screen. Other ambient music could be taken from the “Prince of Persia” game soundtrack. Yes, we like video games.


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