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Bulwark

Book Information

Book Title: Bulwark by Brit Lunden

Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 146 pages

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.

Release date: January 2018 Content Rating: PG + M due to violence and mild sex.

Book Description: Clay Finnes is the sheriff of a small town in Georgia called Bulwark. Recently separated from his wife, all he can think about is what went wrong, and will Jenna ever come back to him. He's troubled by a bothersome reporter trying to build a story from what he thinks is a normal day in his life. Clay has to admit that the fantastical stories, told by an accident victim as well as unusual sightings of wolves, things are getting a bit strange. A visit to the ominous Gingerbread House makes him realize that his life as he knows it will never be the same.

Book Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aOT4OlQOT6g&feature=emb_title&time_continue=1

Audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/Bulwark-Audiobook/B07DNHZM83

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bulwark-Brit-Lunden ebook/dp/B079BCLL2C/ref=as_li_ss_tl_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=&linkCode=sl1&tag=laucar04-20&linkId=2959f3c1372a1ba14a53cfb737616c87&language=en_US

 

Author Interview

In your book you state, "Sometimes both dreams and reality could be a nightmare." Why is that? When you think about it, there is a fine line between reality and fantasy. I think about those things all the time. Sometimes, just to mess with my kids, I tell them this is all a dream, and when they really wake up, they realize that. lol Your book is set in Bulwark, Georgia. Have you ever been there? I've been to many parts of Georgia over the years. I just opened up a business there. But I've never been to Bulwark other than my imagination. Where do you get inspiration for your stories? Everywhere. Sometimes it's a phrase or a discussion with my kids. Other times, it's a sunset or something from the news. Inspiration is all around us. What made you write a version of Hansel and Gretal? I never expected the book to take that turn. I was going for zombies or werewolves, but the characters took me to the Gingerbread House and it just fit. I mixed in the story of Countess Elizabeth, the Hungarian noblewoman who bathed in the blood of young servant girls, and that where the plot went. How long have you been writing? Nine years, now. Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it? A good pint of ice cream. Speaking to another author, or even just a bike ride. Fun stuff: If you could go back in time, where would you go? Regency England. I am a sucker for Jane Austin. Favorite travel spot? Vegas is our family playground. However, Disney is a close second. Favorite dessert? Ice cream. If you were stuck on a deserted island, which 3 books would you want with you? Sho Gun, Gone with the Wind, and Hawaii. What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you? The scariest? The strangest? I have become a psychic medium at this stage of my life. It never fails to scare and amuse me when I deliver accurate messages. What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done? I punched a boy in the eye when I was eight years old when he bullied my brother who is sight-impaired. I will never forget my rage. Any hobbies? or Name a quirky thing you like to do. I am a high roller in Vegas and my game is craps. Quite a sight when you are a 65-year-old woman. If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be? I want them to remember the time we had together, sharing my imagination. I hope in some way I touched them and they will take me with them every for the rest of their lives. What advice would you give budding writers? Get on a Goodreads author thread and talk with other authors. Ask questions and learn about their mistakes. If you could put yourself as a character in your book, who would you be? A bystander- The owner of a cafe who observes everything and really knows the truth. Do you have another profession besides writing? Yes, I am the CEO of a large ground transportation company. I also manage both my son's and my writing career. How long have you been writing? Nine years, now. Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it? A good pint of ice cream. Speaking to another author, or even just a bike ride. What is your next project? I am editing my son's latest book, Monsterland Beneath- Book 3, I am also editing my newest joke book written as Carole P. Roman. I want to go back to Bulwark and pull out Trout and Bobby Ray's story. What is the last great book you’ve read? William Kent Krueger, This Tender Land- it was wonderful! Fun stuff: If you could go back in time, where would you go? Regency England. I am a sucker for Jane Austin. Favorite travel spot? Vegas is our family playground. However, Disney is a close second. Favorite dessert? Ice cream. If you were stuck on a deserted island, which 3 books would you want with you? Sho Gun, Gone with the Wind, and Hawaii. What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you? The scariest? The strangest? I have become a psychic medium at this stage of my life. It never fails to scare and amuse me when I deliver accurate messages. What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done? I punched a boy in the eye when I was eight years old when he bullied my brother who is sight-impaired. I will never forget my rage. Any hobbies? or Name a quirky thing you like to do. I am a high roller in Vegas and my game is craps. Quite a sight when you are a 65-year-old woman. If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be? I want them to remember the time we had together, sharing my imagination. I hope in some way I touched them and they will take me with them every for the rest of their lives.

My Review

The Anthology starts with a clever, enchanting, chilling, feeling to it. It’s as if a single spark can start a forest fire. Everything in this book is either heartbreaking or breathtaking. I LOVED IT, PEOPLE! The local sheriff notices some very strange events happening in Bulwark, Georgia. Rumors of werewolves, vampires and an mysterious old witch bring misfortune and kidnappings. After losing his daughter and breaking up with his wife, he feels regret and tiredness. Need I say, the writing style was spectacular! Lunden’s way of drawing the readers in does not disappoint. I read the whole book in just one day. Not only does the book feature multiple genres, it is also short and to the point. There are no times were I felt the book as wasted. Each chapter had something to it. Nevertheless, the details were perfect and didn’t drag along slowly as most books do nowadays. The dark fantasy brought a mood to me, and for someone who enjoys fairy tales, I liked this twisted version. I can’t wait to read the other books coming soon in this series. I’m glad the author kept this idea. IT IS AMAZING!

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