M Press Releases Digital Exclusive Novel, THE RIGHT EYE OF GOD

Race for the Gold writer Thorn Bacon returns in collaboration with Julie A. Mitzel! MILWAUKIE, OR – Released today is M Press veteran writer Thorn Bacon’s (Race for the Gold) first collaboration with Julie A. Mitzel in The Right Eye of God. It is estimated that more than 60,000 people were killed as a result of the war on drugs during the six-year reign of Felipe Calderon, the former President of Mexico. The Right Eye of God is a fictional tale of the ruthless pursuit of Thomas and Yuma, a desperate man and woman fleeing across the treacherous Chihuahuan Desert to escape unscrupulous

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Joliet Public Library Annual Star Wars Day 6/1/2013 (With Photo Gallery)

On Saturday, June 1st, the Joliet Public Library in Joliet, IL, hosted their annual Star Wars Day.  This year’s event was again held at the Joliet Public Library, with additional displays hosted at the Joliet Historical Museum. The 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion again provided many of the displays.  These displays included many screen accurate costumes and props constructed by members of these organizations.  Also on hand were the R2 Builders, with a display of several droid units built by their members.  Members of all organizations were on hand to answer any questions from visitors.  The organizations also hosted

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Book Review: Bone Quill by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman

Spoiler Warning:  Stop reading here if you wish to remain completely spoiler-free for Bone Quill.  While I tried to avoid revealing any huge plot spoilers in this review, I do touch on some plot points.  Consider yourself warned. * * * Bone Quill is the highly anticipated second book in the Hollow Earth series by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman.  Bone Quill is scheduled for release in the UK on February 7, 2013, but reports online seem to indicate that it has been released early.  I received my own copy that I ordered from Amazon UK on January 31st,

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“Hollow Earth” Giveaway! Win a Copy Autographed by John and Carole!

You read that right!  We are giving away a copy of the US version Hollow Earth, signed by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman! Wait, scratch that.  We’re not giving away a copy.  We’re giving away TWO COPIES! Yep.  Two copies, one of which can be yours if you enter in the ASM Hollow Earth Giveaway!  Use the widget below to enter!

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Hollow Earth Conversation with John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman

On Friday night, at Boswell Books‘ Hollow Earth event at Alverno College in Milwaukee, we were privileged to get an interview with John Barrowman and Carole Barrowman about their new book.  John is a highly successful actor and entertainer both here in the United States as well as the UK.  You know him from his roles as “Captain Jack Harkness” in “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood”, plus he’s just started a recurring role as the “Well Dressed Man” in The CW’s “Arrow”.  Carole is an author of several books, written with John, as well as a professor of English at Alverno College.  Join

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It’s Hollow Earth Day!

Today, Hollow Earth, the new children’s book from Carole E. Barrowman and John Barrowman hits the shelves in bookstores all across America.  We were able to pick up a copy of the UK version when we were in London over Labor Day weekend.  In case you missed it, you can read our review. Tonight, Carole and John begin their Midwest book signing tour at The Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077 at 7:-00pm.  Tomorrow, they’ll spend Halloween night giving you literary treats (figuratively speaking, of course) at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540, also at 7:00pm.  We’ll be at the Boswell

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Book Review of “Torchwood: Exodus Code” by John Barrowman & Carole E. Barrowman

Torchwood:  Exodus Code is a novel that takes place within the universe of the popular BBC (and Starz for the most recent series) television series Torchwood.  Torchwood is a spinoff of the long-running classic series Doctor Who and continues the story of Captain Jack Harkness (portrayed by John Barrowman) after his adventures with the Ninth Doctor in the 2005 series.

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Carole and John Barrowman on a Midwest Tour

Coming soon to a Midwestern city near you (hopefully) — Carole E. Barrowman and John Barrowman!  Yes, Captain Jack Harkness himself is coming to the States. John and Carole are touring several Midwestern cities in support of the soon-to-be released Hollow Earth (did you read ASM’s review of the UK version?  No?  Go.  Read.  We’ll wait. And then read our review of Torchwood: Exodus Code.  Again, we’ll wait.).  Starting October 30th, they will tour northern Illinois, southeastern Wisconsin, and Minneapolis.  You can see the exact tour dates and locations at John’s website.

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Book Review: Hollow Earth by Carole E. Barrowman and John Barrowman

Hollow Earth is an upcoming children’s novel by authors John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman.  The book is scheduled for release in the United States on October 30, 2012 but was released in the United Kingdom in February of 2012. If you think you may recognize the names of the authors, you are probably correct.  John Barrowman is an actor, singer, and theater performer who is widely known to American audiences for his role as Captain Jack Harkness on “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood.”  John will also have a recurring role in the CW’s new show “Arrow” (based on the DC

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The Kingkiller Chronicle – Review (Books 1-2)

The Kingkiller Chronicle is a trilogy of books by author Patrick Rothfuss.  The first novel, The Name of the Wind, was released in April of 2007.  Book two, The Wise Man’s Fear, was recently released in March of 2011.  The release date of book three is still unknown at this time. You may ask why I am reviewing books that are not new releases.  The answer is that I find that limiting, as I often do not discover quality books until many years after their initial release.  Many of the best books are quietly released and only catch on via

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