Deadly Ground by Thomas W. Starbuck and Judy Belshe-Toernblom
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc. (April 4, 2018)
Category: Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction Lite, Post Apocalyptic
Tour dates: October-November, 2018
ISBN: 978-1641401678 | Available in Print and ebook, 157 pages
“Deadly Ground” – a riveting story about the human race under threat, with a rare DNA condition providing a second chance for humanity. A fast-paced novel that reads like an apocalypse movie with a biological viral disease, some romance, and aliens in the mix, centered on the unforgettable human main character AB, who becomes the hope for humanity’s regeneration.
By author Thomas W. Starbuck, whose storyline for “Deadly Ground” was adapted and written by Judy Belshe-Toernblom.
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MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
This is a perfect, "horror story" for this time of year!
This is an eerily, dark tale of the sordid end to the earth.
Orphaned, anti-social, born a chimera, and in his mid-life, AB's, seemingly ideal, life was about to change.
At the beginning of his "vacation", AB got an urgent phone call from his closest, and lifelong friend and colleague, demanding he return to work immediately. A deadly virus had broke out!
As his job as a virus researcher for the government, AB had no choice.
The nightmare, which spiraled out of control, resulted. Would AB lose every attachment he had made on earth? Was there anyone else who was a chimera like him?
When he could no longer deal with his "lot in life", a sudden enigma occurred.
This is a "quick read", Sci-Fi tale. It is a unique "Armageddon-with-a-twist" type of story.
The characters are limited but expressive and easily identified with. The scenes are very vivid.
The Book Title is okay but not the most depicting of the story. The Book Cover, however, is perfect!
Reader Beware: There is occasional profanity throughout the book and references to sexual situations. It, also, contains graphic devastation.
As a well-written, creative tale, I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.
*This novel was a gift. I was not required to post a positive review. This is my honest review.
Praise for Deadly Ground by Thomas W. Starbuck and Judy Belshe-Toernblom
“Great concept…makes you think. Could history be repeating itself? Fast read. Anxious for the sequel.”- Peggy Holder, Amazon“A really good book and definitely a page-turner. I really liked the characters which is so important to me when I read a book. And the story really makes you think a lot about the things that are going on around us throughout the world. This was a different type of book than I normally read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book has something for so many readers’ interests – some fantasy, some romance, some sci-fi. It’s also a quick read. I’m looking forward to the author’s sequel to ‘Deadly Ground’.”-Tamara, Amazon Review
“Unique and wonderful on multiple levels. Told from a dog’s point of view, the tale of love, betrayal, and ultimate redemption is woven in a tapestry of beautiful description, colorful history and memorable characters. Set in the quaint town of Boonville, Anderson Valley, Northern California, the book resurrects Boontling, the valley-specific, and near- lost language of Boonville’s earliest settlers. It’s a great read that will draw you into the quieter, gentler times, captivate you with the lush scenery, prompt you to curse or cheer the townsfolk of 1800s Boonville.”- J. Helen Elza, Amazon
“A touching story about the good and evil that is part of the human experience. The characters inspire one to think about forgiveness and redemption. Very engaging and beautifully written. Loved reading it. So good I wanted the story to continue!”-Garden Girl, Amazon
About Thomas W. Starbuck:
Thomas W. Starbuck, an eternal optimist, finds joy in everything around him – from quality time with his active family to quiet meditation and contemplation about the world around him. Never living life in the status quo, Tom had an idea for a story.
This spark of an idea for a screenplay turned into Tom’s first novel, ‘Deadly Ground’, published in April 2018. To give Deadly Ground the soul it needed, Tom worked with gifted writer, Judy Belshe-Toernblom, on both the screenplay and novel, and they were recognized by the 2018 Capital Fund Screenplay Competition Top 100.
Tom is the father of two daughters and a beloved granddaughter, who one of the Deadly Ground characters was named after. He lives with his wife of 45 years in Des Moines, Iowa, where he graduated from Drake University and worked in financial services for 32 years prior to retirement in 2009.
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About Judy Belshe-Toernblom
Multi-talented Judy Belshe-Toernblom has spent her career as an award-winning writer/producer/casting director in Hollywood. Having published 5 books, Judy received the Dove Foundation Award for her book, Boonville Redemption: The End of the Beginning, as well as its film, Boonville Redemption, starring Pat Boone, Edward Asner and Diane Ladd. Working with Thomas W. Starbuck on both the screenplay and published novel, Deadly Ground, they were recognized by the 2018 Capital Fund Screenplay Competition Top 100. She also received the Irwin Award for her book, It’s A Freeway Out There! Everyone’s Guide to the Film and Commercial Industry.She’s had the privilege of working with award-winning directors over the years, casting for movies, educational films, industrials and infomercials, such as: McGruff the Crime Dog series, How the West Was Lost (Cable Ace Award), Knotts Berry Farm, Oroweat, Disney educational projects, Boys and Girls Town PSAs, Will Rogers Institute PSAs, and 100s more.Website | Facebook | Twitter |
Giveaway Deadly Ground by Thomas W. Starbuck and Judy Belshe-Toernblom !
This giveaway is for the winner’s choice of one print or ebook copy of the book. Print is open to the U.S. only and ebook is available worldwide. This giveaway ends November 30, 2018, midnight pacific time. Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.
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