Monday, August 5, 2019

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds by Peter Adam Salomon-GUEST POST

Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds
by Peter Adam Salomon
Genre: YA SciFi Thriller

Over eight billion people died when the world ended.

Two survived.

L and M don’t know why they’re alive. They don’t remember what happened. Addicted to a drug that kills them for eight minutes and thirty-two seconds, they risk the end of humanity in order to learn the truth.

Peter Adam Salomon is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Horror Writers Association, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, the Science Fiction Poetry Association, the International Thriller Writers, and The Authors Guild.

His debut novel, HENRY FRANKS, was published by Flux in 2012. His second novel, ALL THOSE BROKEN ANGELS, published by Flux in 2014, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Young Adult fiction. Both novels have been named a 'Book All Young Georgians Should Read' by The Georgia Center for The Book.

His short fiction has appeared in the Demonic Visions series among other anthologies, and he was the featured author for Gothic Blue Book III: The Graveyard Edition. He was also selected as one of the Gentlemen of Horror for 2014. 

His poem 'Electricity and Language and Me' appeared on BBC Radio 6 performed by The Radiophonic Workshop. Eldritch Press published his first collection of poetry, PseudoPsalms: Prophets (nominated for the Elgin Award), and his second and third poetry collections, PseudoPsalms: Saints v. Sinners and PseudoPsalms: Sodom (nominated for the Elgin Award), were published by Bizarro Pulp Press. In addition, he was the Editor for the first books of poetry released by the Horror Writers Association: Horror Poetry Showcase Volumes I and II.

He founded both National Dark Poetry Day (Oct. 7) and the annual international Horror Poetry Showcase for the Horror Writers Association.

Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?

There has always been a theme of memory and identity in my novels, with Henry in my first novel having amnesia, and Melanie in my second novel with her own questions about who she is. With EIGHT MINUTES, THIRTY-TWO SECONDS, both L and M have gaping holes in the memory that they are struggling to fill. The reader knows far more than the characters do about the situation they’re in and the reader knows very little. As the book progresses, and M, in particular, learns all the answers they’ve been searching for, the reader understands that M might know, but he has absolutely nothing to do with that knowledge, trapped in a situation where knowing everything is useless while L, still trying to learn, finally realizes that she’s trying to answer the wrong questions.
Their arcs, as they learn, understand, and finally accept what may (or may not) be reality, drives the story, and just as they have questions, the reader can never quite be sure how reliable these narrators are.
With Henry, he’d lost his memory (and his mother) in a car accident. Or, at least, that’s what his father tells him when he wakes up from the coma. As the story progresses, Henry starts to wonder if his father is telling him the truth. His search to discover who he is, including if his name is really ‘Henry,’ becomes the central mystery of the book (in addition to the hunt for a serial killer who he not only fears might be his father, he fears it might be himself).

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