Semper Fi Brothers by A.C Turner Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! {Ends 8/12/22}

Jul 21, 2022 | 5 comments

Book Details:

Semper Fi Brothers: A Hero’s Dangerous Journey for Redemption by A.C. Turner
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 150 pages
Genre: Literary Fiction / Military Action Fiction
Publisher: Write My Wrongs LLC
Release date: March 16, 2022
Formats Available for Review: print-softback (USA only), ebook (EPUB and PDF
Tour dates: July 18 to August 5, 2022
Content Rating: PG-13 (several f-words, profanity, other foul language, violence, non-explicit sex scenes)

Book Description:

Yarmuck, Syria is under attack. ISIS goons under the command of ruthless Commander Abu, have infiltrated the village and are determined to purge it of its Yazidi heritage… by any means necessary.

Meanwhile, half a world away in California, tormented Shamus “Gunny” O’Malley-retired Marine and Vietnam Vet who’s done nothing but drink his way through civilian life as a TV personality and bar owner-learns his young Yazidi bartender, Quassam, fears for the lives of the family left behind in Yarmuck.

When Quassam, “Q” to his friends, announces his plan to save his mother and sister from the ISIS goons, Gunny’s hapless best friend (and best customer), Buzz, decides he’s going to aid young Q on his journey, and does everything he can to convince Gunny to come along for the ride.

​With time running out and ISIS tightening its grip, Gunny has a decision to make. As the son of a white father and black mother, O’Malley knows from his time in the Marines that race can never break the bonds between semper fi brothers. Will he stay brash and boozy in sunny California, or will he take a leap of faith and journey to hellish, war-torn Syria to help his brothers and slay his-and Yarmuck’s-demons?

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Review By LAWonder10:

I have very mixed feelings about ‘Semper Fi Brothers’. I feel it is a very good reminder of the ways we have progressed ethnically, plus, importance of honoring our veterans. Many have suffered greatly through the horrors of war and being forced to witness the grossly inhumane acts some humans are capable of committing. These veterans were faced with constant fear of death, at the same time feeling guilty for survising whule others did not. Some have lost their feeling of purpose and who they really are.

This is a brief vivid account of a few men who has served, bonded and have dealt with PTDS in various ways.

It is also a tale of addictions and personal loss.

However, it fails to offer even a hint of a postive outcome many are able to obtain, despite re-occurring nightmares.

The stary had a few good points but it seemed “choppy.” As it went from one scene to another, it never portrayed any completion. It lacked depth and detail.

This was a poignant tale with a lot of foul language, profanity and sexual situations including violent ones.

The characters were portrayed well and easy to connect with. The scenes were graphic and easily visualized. The Cover and title were both a good “fit”.

I offer a Three  Stars rating.

This book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest revew



Guest Post:

My Writing By AC Turner
My cousin Frankie has probably had the most influence on my writing style. Unfortunately, at this point in his life he is suffering from Parkinson’s disease but in his heydays he was the head writer for Sopranos. His best advice to be a good writer was stop talking and just listen. He would go to a mob bar in Boston and just listen to their stories, their nick names and such. All those characters in Sopranos he knew just by listening. So, I pride myself on my dialogue in what I write. That is a very big part in writing and I thank cousin Frankie for that.

Your outline is your guide. Without that, I would be all over the map. My outline is all in three acts. In my outlines, the end of the first act is where the story is headed, the end of the second act is our hero or heroine at their most vulnerable point. They’ve hit the skids perhaps a little bit of confusion and panic.

Then the end of third act is the resolution – did they pass or fail like the song says, “It’s the Final countdown.’ My marriage was a three act t’s play – I knew where it was going, I panicked and depending how you look at it the end of the third act I either passed or failed.

FUN FACT: An interesting note about my book Semper Fi Brothers, it was originally a screenplay. A few years back I entered it into a contest called ‘Final Draft’ which had over 9,000 submissions. It was most likely only one of a handful of testosterone driven scripts. I was very surprised by how well I did, but what I did know was that it was an important story. An agent friend of mine sent it off to two major
film companies but then covid hit and that was that.

Meet the Author:

A. C. Turner’s writing career began in the 1980s with a focus on screenplays. In that time, and with the help of his agent, Anne Getty, he was able to option two of them, Shoplift and Hercules Down and Out, to major film companies. Unfortunately, neither went into production, but that didn’t stop the Los Angeles Times from featuring him on the front page of their Sunday edition on up-and-coming writers in Los Angeles. He then moved on to write two plays, Chickenscratch and Down and Out in Sioux Falls, which were produced at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles. He achieved all of this while raising three kids and coaching high school and junior college football, predominantly in inner-city Los Angeles. After taking twenty years off from writing, he got the itch back in his mid-fifties. He wrote Semper Fi Brothers as a screenplay and entered it in Final Draft’s screenwriting contest, where it placed third out of nine thousand. The story was inspired by the military exploits of his career-soldier dad and his three overseas tours in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam as well as his Army daughter’s four tours, including one in Afghanistan. The script was given to a large production company again, which was exciting at first, but when Covid-19 hit and the script found itself on the back burner, he decided to run with it and turn it into a novel, feeling the story was too inspirational not to be told.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:

July 18 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 19 – Books for Books – book spotlight
July 20 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
July 25 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
July 26 – Stephanie Jane – book review / giveaway
July 27 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
July 29 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 1 – Books are a Blessing – book review / giveaway
Aug 2 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Aug 5 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Giveaway Details:

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  1. Kim Kern

    Sounds like a great action story.

  2. AC Turner

    Thanks for taking the time to share this book with your audience.

    • lawonder10

      AC, it was my pleasure.
      Wishing you the best.
      Lu Ann

  3. Shelly Peterson

    Sounds like a good read.

  4. Nancy

    Sounds good

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