Hi and WELCOME to Rave Reviews Book Club’s BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK and BLOG BLOCK PARTY
You have arrived at THE GUNDERSTONE REVIEW – Location: Wallingford, Connecticut
Here’s What I’m Giving Away Today:
Kindle version of Another Sunset
Kindle version of As Life Goes: Elementary
Kindle version of I, Hero: The Beginning
Kindle version of I, Hero: Nathan Returns (due September 15th)
Number of Winners for this stop – FOUR, and here are the FOUR winners:
1st place: Linda Mims – Kindle version of Another Sunset
2nd place: Kim Cox – Kindle version of As Life Goes: Elementary
3rd place: J. B. Hawker/Jonna Turek – Kindle version of I, Hero: The Beginning
4th place: Jack James – Kindle version of I, Hero: Nathan Returns (due September 15th)
Hello everyone – thanks for stopping by.
I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself to all of you (those that might not know who I am, anyway) and to also showcase my completed works, ones that will be released in the middle of the block party, and my little road map to the future.
So with that…
ABOUT JASON ZANDRI
Jason has been working in the information technology field in one form or the other since 1996. He is currently employed full time at Bloomberg LP as a Systems Engineer in the R&D group. Jason lives in Wallingford Connecticut, with his wife Renata. He is the father to four children, three boys and 1 girl – 6 years (Alex), 7 years (Adam), 9 years (Angela), and 11 years old (Andrew).
You can keep up with Jason on Facebook via his author page via https://www.facebook.com/jzandri
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Read Jason’s Blog – The GUNDERSTONE Review – https://gunderstone.wordpress.com/
Before Another Sunset (The Sunset Series Book 1)
SYNOPSIS – Westville, Texas. A small town with friendly people; families that have stayed and endured life’s ups and downs. Many have left as the town no longer can fully support its own. An old woman maintains one of the remaining small businesses at the center of town, helped by Maria, her second floor tenant. Maria’s daughter Caroline starts to question her father’s absence. She also dreams up an idea to help the local library. Friends uncover true feelings and a kind drifter’s travels bring him closer to the town. – PREQUEL NOVELLA TO “ANOTHER SUNSET”
FAVORITED REVIEW – Looking forward to more by this author
Another Sunset (The Sunset Series Book 2)
SYNOPSIS – David Stephenson is a kind drifter who comes to settle in the small Texas town of Westville. His sense, empathy, and awareness are well received by the residents of the failing town as they welcome and befriend him. During his stay he helps a small local girl try to realize her dream and while doing so excites and energizes the whole town to help out. Lives change as fate takes a critical turn. The local would-be reporter, tasked by David’s longtime friend, takes off on a mission to unravel the mystery of his travels, where he came from, and discovers why he is on his journey.
FAVORITED REVIEW – Absolutely Terrific
As Life Goes: Elementary
SYNOPSIS – “Every new beginning starts from nothing. Understanding that you can have everything in the love of one person, isn’t that worth the risk of personal capital? Isn’t that kind of love worth it?” – Diane Wakeford
“Have I ever told you, you’re the nicest boy I’ve ever met?” – Melissa Bancroft
“I will have the friends I want. I don’t care what boy likes me or what boy I like. You’re an awesome friend. I am not giving you up because we’re going to different schools or for any one person either.” – Elizabeth Wellsworth
Mark Sanford returns to his hometown with his son Matthew in tow to rebuild their lives. Recently divorced, and with the mother totally abandoning her parental responsibilities, both father and son are beginning their fresh start together.
Matthew begins to make new friends in the neighborhood and at school while he tries to find his place among people that have been friends with one another for years at elementary school.
Mark takes over the reins of the former family corner store with the help of a young woman looking for work. The ability to love and trust that woman entering his life is difficult for him because of all he has lost. For Matthew, that “first love” is difficult to understand without a motherly influence and with a father that has been deeply hurt.
FAVORITED REVIEW – I have enjoyed his work
I, Hero: The Beginning
SYNOPSIS – An everyday man, living less than ordinary life in New York City, simply makes his way about his work life and one at home. A kind heart and an empathetic soul, who tended to think of others before he thought of himself.
With his childhood totally left behind and gone with the final resting of his father, Nathan has come to terms with his past as he forges his life in the present, unaware of what lies ahead.
An unlikely friendship, a random act of violence, a budding romance, all part of a life changed.
“When it’s your time, there’s nothing you can do to change that outcome. The only thing you can do is meet it head on. You have to hope that the life you had with others, while you were here, has made a positive impact.” – Brian Devron
“Where there is darkness, you are light. Where others know fear, you will be brave. When there are setbacks, you will persevere. Where others find weakness, you bring strength. Where there is despair, you are hope. Where cowardice falls, you rise courageously. Where others do not have the ability to believe, you have faith. You will suffer, so that others will endure. You will triumph where others would fall.” – Cici Johnson
“This is it; it all changes tonight. Anything I do tonight, at a minimum, is going to at least expose all of this to the world.” – Nathan Devron.
FAVORITED REVIEW – Interesting hero story
I, Hero: Nathan Returns
SYNOPSIS – Nathan is back in New York City; the place where it all started, nearly one year later. While he has been away, he has been establishing a base of operations and trying to follow the direction his life has taken – making a difference and answering the call for help where and when he is needed.
He has returned to this birthplace of his powers with more questions of why he is on the path he is on and what is expected of him.
During a dangerous rescue, his powers dissipate, and leave him critically vulnerable.
He connects back with old friends who help him rediscover the man he used to be to in order to help him be the man he has become and the man who he must be.
Magical forces come into play, pulling on nature itself, which introduces an unexpected challenge to Nathan while he is at this perilous juncture.
The pendulum swings even farther out of alignment; it is up to Nathan to respond before forces are set into motion that cannot be countered.
I, Hero: The Beginning
“I, Hero – The Beginning” – Excerpt I
“I, Hero – The Beginning” – Excerpt II
“I, Hero – The Beginning” – Excerpt III
“I, Hero – The Beginning” – Excerpt IV
I, Hero: Nathan Returns
“I, Hero: Nathan Returns” – Excerpt I
“I, Hero: Nathan Returns” – Excerpt II
BOOK RELEASE ROADMAP
This is the roadmap I am using for both of my series – “As Life Goes” and “I, Hero”. Obviously these dates are all fluid and subject to change but if I an stay on track, this is my release intent:
As Life Goes: The End of the Innocence – (expected November 2015)
As Life Goes: The Reunion – (expected April 2016)
As Life Goes: The Wedding (expected July 2016)
As Life Goes: The Funeral (expected October 2016)
I Hero: Untitled Book 3 (Expected first half 2016)
I Hero: Untitled Book 4 (Expected second half 2016)
I Hero: Untitled Book 5 (Expected first half 2017)
I find it sort of funny personally that I haven’t yet named the next three books in the “I, Hero” series (the titles just seem to escape me for the moment). I mean, it’s not like I play dress up for the “As Life Goes” series.
But I digress…
Well, I guess that’s a wrap!
Thanks for stopping by “my place”. Drop a note below and share your thoughts and comments. Good luck on winning my giveaways! I’ll see you at the next stop of the #RRBC BOOK and BLOG BLOCK PARTY!
The idea for this added section of the blog post was COMPLETELY STOLEN from Jan Hawke
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This party is still going on all September long.
September 1, 2015
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