Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Win a $25 GC: Entromancy by M.S. Farzan


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

The Writer's View: M.S. Fazan


I’ve worked for editorial websites and video game companies for quite some time, and they often require very tight turnaround times for writing deadlines. Because of this, I’ve become more-or-less accustomed to writing anywhere, at any time, and have worked on de-ritualizing my writing space to be able to be more productive in the in-between spaces of the day.

That being said, the bulk of Entromancy was written in my apartment in Berkeley, California, which is in many ways one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I live a few blocks from the University of California, and the inspiration for most of Entromancy’s locations comes directly out of my upbringing in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s a spectacular, and action-packed, place to be, but also provides for a thoughtful environment for writing, simply because of all of the different kinds of activities available that can help spark creativity.

The two pictures you see here are from both sides of my writing space: an outside view of San Francisco from the Berkeley hills, and the inside view of my imagination which is fueled by fun things like music.



Thanks so much for having me stop by!

2076 is not a good year to be a special agent. A quarter of the world's power runs on ceridium, a newly discovered element that has had the unintended consequence of spawning a new race of people, and several forms of magic that were once thought to have been forgotten. Eskander Aradowsi is an agent of NIGHT, a paramilitary force created to contain and control this new perceived threat, but he soon learns that not all within his organization is as it seems. A botched mission turns out to be the least of his troubles, when he unearths a plot that threatens the uneasy truce between the aurics and humans of San Francisco, and centers on a form of magic that toys with the very fabric of the universe: Entromancy.

Read an excerpt:

I fought to stay calm. I could hear my pulse pounding in my ears, matching the drumming in my temple, and I kept forgetting to breathe. I hedged, knowing that I could leave, taking the auric with me for questioning, but I wouldn’t have time to evacuate the people upstairs. I wasn’t familiar with being unsure of my next course of action, and I didn’t care for the feeling.

I had neither the time to give the defuse protocol another try nor the skillset to hack into the device and do it the hard way. I synced the timer with my digitab and saw the countdown appear in my lenses. Pocketing the digitab, I released my knee from the auric’s throat and grabbed him by the collar.

“What’s the code?” I snarled at him.

“What?” he said thickly. I could see the blood staining his white teeth.

“Don’t play stupid with me,” I said, shaking him. “What’s the code?”

“The hell, man? What code?”

I could see that he had no idea what I was talking about. I glanced back at the bomb and up at the time display. 21:27:24, three minutes and thirty-six seconds.

The auric craned his neck to follow my gaze, then looked at me. I could see understanding register in his eyes.

“We’re dead?” he queried.

I nodded absently, reaching for another ceridium capsule. Prying off a glove with my teeth, I reached out towards the device.

The auric’s hand shot up and grabbed weakly at my wrist. “You’re going to kill us, man!” he protested.

“Probably!” I looked back towards a side entrance next to the counter. “Can you open that?”

He hesitated, then nodded slightly.

“Do it,” I said. He got up slowly and trotted over to the door.


About the Author:
M. S. Farzan was born in London, UK and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has a B.A. in Integrative Biology, M.A. in Religious Leadership for Social Change, and Ph.D. in Cultural and Historical Studies of Religions. He has written and worked for high-profile video game companies and editorial websites such as Electronic Arts, Perfect World Entertainment, and MMORPG.com, and has trained in and taught Japanese martial arts for over ten years. He also enjoys soccer, baseball, and games of all kinds.

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Buy the book at https://www.amazon.com/Entromancy-Nightpath-Trilogy-Book-1-ebook/dp/B0161VPC90/

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8 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Brown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

M. S. Farzan said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today!

Victoria Alexander said...

Great photos, you have amazing views! :)

Bridgett wilbur said...

I would love to read your book.

Rita Wray said...

I enjoyed the post, thank you.

Joseph Wallace said...

What is the best book that you have read recently? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

M. S. Farzan said...

Thanks everyone for reading and being part of the tour!

Joseph/Bernie: keep the questions coming! I just finished S. L. Viehl's "Blade Dancer," and really liked the world building and characters. I also recently finished Elizabeth Haydon's "Destiny," and found it to be a fun conclusion to the Rhapsody Trilogy.