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Friday 31 July 2015

☀ Of Gods and Madness: The Faithful - Justin D. Herd

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Of Gods and Madness: The Faithful, a Fantasy Noir by (, Justin D. Herd, 344 pages).

PREVIEW: Read the first ten chapters with Amazon Look Inside

Check out the book's synopsis and the excerpt below, and then meet the Justin D. Herd in our Q&A with him.

Author Justin D. Herd will be awarding a $10 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, guest posts, reviews and interviews; also the more comments you leave the higher your chances of being a winner.

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


A mobster learns he's becoming a god, only to discover they die too.

The right hand of the dominant mob family, Raine Morgan is tasked with hunting down two miscreants messing with the bottom line. He finds them on the docks, but, in the confusion of the fight, accidentally kills their victim and lets them escape. Horrified at what he's done, Raine seeks redemption as well as revenge.

Things spiral out of control when a greedy middleman overthrows Raine's mob organization. It's only with the help of a friend inside the crumbling mob as well as a streetwise artist that Raine remains undetected as he searches for the men who started this all. Raine doesn’t realize, however, he has caught the attention of a disparate conclave of gods in the process.

As the pantheon returns to the city they'd abandoned, old conflicts re-emerge, causing divine civil war. Both sides try to pull Raine to their side, expecting to find a naive god for them to manipulate. Instead, they find a man stripped of everything, intent on playing both sides as they learn an awful reality - even gods can die.

Teaser: Excerpt

The figures disappeared around a jagged line of barrels. Cale kept the same speed, listening to their movements. Running his fingers along cold steel of the shipping container, he moved around to catch one of them, the largest one, venturing towards the labyrinth, retreating moments later. Quiet laughter followed as they teased and jostled each other.

Coming to a stop, he stared at the silhouettes, considered his action. The children crept forward, toying with the lines of shadows as they went. Cale balled his hand into a fist and rapped on the metal with the white bone shards that wrapped his fingers like a gauntlet. One, two, three times in a slow, measured beat. A breeze coalesced with the beat, twisting into something entirely inhuman.

The whispers stopped. So did the thump of the children’s footsteps. The three children froze, stared into the darkness. The sound of happy jostling was gone, replaced with the splashing of choppy waves. Cale struck the crate once more.

Shrill shouts hit his ears as the silhouettes retreated, tripping over each other in their haste. Cale watched them, making sure they didn't stay. He rested a hand on his gun, wondering what he'd do if the Stalker actually showed up again. His heart thudded, anxiety creeping into his chest. As he watched the last leg disappear over the last step, he turned back to the docks. He had a long night ahead of him.

With the area empty once more, he felt a wave of relief wash over him.

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About the Author

Justin D. Herd is a Fantasy Noir author, who has been writing novels for ten years.

He absolutely loves dark, twisted stories that take readers into unexpected places.  Horror movies are his passion and he often takes stories to task for not logically thinking out their concepts.

His home has been invaded by three eccentric cats, one of which is obsessed with all things digital.   He is married with two children.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Great interview~thank yo for sharing!

Unknown said...

Exceptional post~thank you for sharing!

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt :)

Unknown said...

This sounds like a real page-turner! I can't wait to read it! Thank you for sharing!