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Monday, 9 May 2016

☀☄ The Other Side of Hope - R.F. Dunham

Thank you for joining us on the Opening Day of the Virtual Book Tour for The Other Side of Hope, an Alternate History Fiction Novel by  (, R F Dunham, 280 pages).

Don't miss our interview with début author R.F. Dunham.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, trailer and excerpt below. Read the first four chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

The Other Side of Hope is on sale for a limited time for only .99!  
 For a limited time you can also grab yourselves a couple of FREE short stories: an interactive version of “Just a Drop,” which was recently published in Nebula Rift Science Fiction magazine, and Everyday: A Story from the Samokei Chronicles

Author R.F. Dunham will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ),  and guest blog posts (✉).


Synopsis | Trailer | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

In 732 A.D., the Frankish and Burgundian forces led by Charles Martel defeated an army of the Umayyad Caliphate led by Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi and halted the Muslim advance into Christian Europe. At least, that's what happened in the world as you know it.

Step into the world of The Other Side of Hope, where the world as you know it is turned on its head. A world where Charles Martel fell on that field south of Tours, France and was never given his nickname, "The Hammer." A world where Europe came under Muslim rule and Christianity was eventually forced to flee to the shores of a distant land in search of religious freedom. A land where, without support from European colonial powers, they found only conflict and poverty.

In the modern day, this world remains divided. The wealthy Muslim East and the poverty-stricken Christian West are constantly at odds. A single spark is all it takes to ignite fresh conflict and the cycle seems never-ending.

Follow the paths of Ethan Lewis and Hamid Damir as they are put on a collision course with the other side. Will they find hope for a brighter future or be lost in the despair of intractable conflict?


Teaser: Excerpt

     When Ethan saw Elisa turn the corner, his eyes lingered on her face for only an instant. The familiar details of her delicate features filled his mind at once and he wondered how they could have ever become blurred. He would have focused on those features longer, much longer. Would have memorized every inch of her face, from the curve of her cheeks, to her soft nose, to the gentle slope of her chin, to her soft red lips, and shining blue eyes.
     He would have stared for hours and maybe he would have never left again. But his eyes were immediately drawn away from her face and to her belly, which was large and round.
     Ethan stared at her pregnant stomach for a heartbeat that stretched on endlessly. He blinked once and then hot anger, augmented by the sharp pain of betrayal, flared. He’d been gone for months and she’d gotten pregnant with another man’s child while he was fighting for their future.
     He took a step toward her and she must have seen the rage in his eyes because she rested a hand on her stomach and backed away. Seeing her fear broke through Ethan’s anger and he stopped.
     “Is it…?” he asked softly, almost breathless.
     Elisa nodded once, just a small dip of her chin and Ethan knew it was true.
      It was his child she was carrying. He was suddenly ashamed that he could have ever thought anything different. Elisa would never betray him.
     Even though the revelation of her pregnancy was a shock, Ethan had to admit that it was possible. He hadn’t truly even considered the possibility that it would happen, that she would become pregnant before they were married. Or maybe he had just assumed that it wouldn’t matter if she did, that they would be married either way and no one would ever know the difference.
     Yet here they stood.
     Ethan stood just inside the doorway, wrestling with feelings of desperation and duty. Elisa at the end of the hallway, eyes wide with a potent mixture of fear and hope.
     Ethan held those eyes with his own for a moment longer, then came to his decision. “I’m going to Turkey. Today.”

The Other Side of Hope
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About the Author

R.F. Dunham writes with one purpose: to take you places you've never been before.  That might be a distant fantasy land, the far reaches of space, the future of earth, or simply to an idea you've never encountered.

A student of language and culture, Dunham's stories will pull you into complex worlds that challenge your perception of your own surroundings.

After working for over two years as a professional ghostwriter, the time has finally come for him to release his first full-length novel published in his own name, The Other Side of Hope.

His short story, “Just a Drop,” was recently published in Nebula Rift Science Fiction magazine and an interactive version of the story is available from Amazon and is FREE for a limited time!
When he’s not writing, R.F. can be found playing the trumpet, writing his thesis in Arabic linguistics, or hiking in the mountains of Virginia.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great read.

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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  3. Great teaser, sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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  5. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

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  6. Where is your favorite spot to read?

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  7. What is the most played song on your iPod/iPhone?

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  8. I have added this book to my TBR list and look forward to reading this book!

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  9. Hi Ally, R.F. Dunham here. I hope you enjoy the book! And thanks for all the great questions!

    My favorite spot to read is anywhere outside with a good drink. Beaches and porches are particularly nice!

    The most played song on my iPod right now is Chet Baker's recording of Summertime. I'm learning that solo on my trumpet right so that's the reason I've listened to it over and over.

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