Book Spotlight Blog Tour & Guest Post + Giveaway, for Out of Time by Thomas William Lowrie! [Ends 6/30/18]
Book Title: Out of Time (A Ray Lafayette Novel) by Thomas William Lowrie
Category: Adult Fiction, 264 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction, Military and War
Publisher: Mindstir Media
Release date: December 4, 2017
Tour dates: May 28 to June 22, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13
Well, here I go again. All alone except for this suitcase of mine. I’m headed for a new place with new people. Not so bad considering it’s 1944. Lots of guys are in my shoes. We’re in the middle of World War II. Still not so bad. I’m a fireman in the Army Air Corps whatever they’re calling themselves these days. Once again, not bad at all. But I was born in 1963. There’s the bad part.
I was not born with the name Ray Lafayette, but that’s what they call me. I didn’t have kids or smoke a pipe. Hell, I didn’t even like coffee. I do now.
I was born into a different life than this, one with a lot of attachments. Now I carry my life in one bag. One really important bag.
In this time, people call me pal or buddy or sir, good lord they call me sir all the time.
I have friends in this time, and they are the best but do they know me like they think they do? Simply put, NO! Would they die for me? Every bit as much as I would die for them.
To say these folks are tough or strong is an understatement. Superhumans? I don’t think so. They were ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. I didn’t have heroes before this. I didn’t understand them until now.
Since this event has started, I have experienced many things I can’t explain. There is only one other person who has any knowledge of my situation, and I can’t find him. The last words from him were vos non unum, you are not alone.
There was a time I missed all the things that made my life easier as I thought. Here I have no cell phone, no internet, no rock music, no almost anything. As bad as that sounds, I’m not sure if I want to leave here.
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~Out of Time: Promises to Readers ~
When people ask what my book is about, I simply say it is a book about a guy in world war 2… That was born in nineteen sixty three and then I wait. I wait for the reaction. It always comes.
I have spoken to people who were confused and there were those that hoped for it to be some sort of science fiction, and in a way it is. The books put them back in a time when things were simpler and easier. Almost everybody says they relate to one character or another.
One reader refused to read book two, Out of Time, until I promised him that Rizzo didn’t die. Others say they knew a guy when they were in the service named Ray that was very much like the Ray in my books. They ask if I knew Ray Lafayette. My answer is always the same. “You have no idea how much I knew him”.
If you are looking for a sci fi book with sparkling dinosaurs that can speak English or super heroes that can change color or form and shoot ice arrows from their nostrils then this isn’t your kind of read. However, if you are looking for a real hero that can and will do anything for his fellow Americans or his family, give these books a try.
Ray was a simple man with a huge heart. He wasn’t the only guy that way, they all were that way. The difference with Ray is that he knew things. He knew how the war ended, he knew that someday America and Japan and even Germany would become the best of allies. He knew how we were going to end up in Korea and Viet Nam. He also knew about the Enola Gay before it ever dropped over a hundred thousand gravestones on Japan.
He also knew Ian. Ian was a man from a time we do not wish to see. A time when we, by our own hand, had finished depleting earth.
Everyone has a Ray or Rizzo or Ian in their life. You might know a Major Stuart or Henry or Sanderson but after reading my books you might look at people and think, “That guy looks familiar”.
About the Author:
Thomas William Lowrie is a WWII writer and author who has published two military novels, He Was and Out of Time.
He has lived outside of Las Vegas most of his life, but his best memories are of the days fishing in South Texas. Summer vacations were the best. That is also where he found his best friend and wife, Tina. He could not have done any of this without her. Of course, Ray pecking at his brain for years had something to do with it too.
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Prizes: Win a copy of Out of Time plus a $5 Amazon.com gift card (open internationally to wherever Amazon delivers - 2 winners)
(ends June 30, 2018)