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Thursday, 18 July 2019

☀ Of Sound Mind and Someone Else's Body - William Quincy Belle

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Of Sound Mind and Someone Else's Body, a Science Fiction by (, BG Ltd., 155 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the series.

Of Sound Mind and Someone Else's Body
is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author William Quincy Belle will be awarding a $25 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 (☀).


|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||

Synopsis

Alan Maitland is a successful businessman on his way up the corporate ladder. Life is good, but life is also full of the unexpected.

A scientific experiment goes awry and Alan’s mind is transferred to the body of Hana Toussaint, a high-class escort. Suddenly, he must not only contend with a new identity, but with the eye-opening experience of living as a female: how to walk in high heels without falling; how to put on a bra without dislocating a shoulder; how to deal with makeup without poking out an eye; and how to get along in a society which in many ways is still male-dominated.

When Alan discovers that Hana has taken over his body, the two of them must work together to find the scientist who can reverse the experiment and give them back their respective lives. Along the way, they must cope with living as each other and learn what it's like to be a member of the opposite sex. And as their adventure goes on, Alan the woman must figure out his growing feelings for Hana the man.

Alan faces the biggest challenge of his life which Hana sums up with one decisive question:

“Are you man enough to be a woman?”


About the Author

William Quincy Belle is just a guy. Nobody famous; nobody rich; just some guy who likes to periodically add his two cents worth with the hope, accounting for inflation, that $0.02 is not over evaluating his contribution.

He claims that at the heart of the writing process is some sort of (psychotic) urge to put it down on paper and likes to recite the following, which so far he hasn't been able to attribute to anyone: "A writer is an egomaniac with low self-esteem."

You will find Mr. Belle's unbridled stream of consciousness floating around in cyberspace.

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13 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

James Robert said...

I appreciate you taking the time to give us a great book description and giveaway as well. Thank you so much!

William Quincy Belle said...

Thank you for participating in this book tour. Being an indie author is an uphill struggle.

According to Wikipedia, there are 2.2 million new books published each year, 300,000 in the U.S., 150,000 in the United Kingdom, 20,000 in Canada. The book review section of The Washington Post states they get 150 new titles each day. Each day! What are the chances of anyone getting noticed? Even if somebody has written the next classic, there’s the harsh reality of statistics. Having the public choose any particular book out of the annual American field of 300,000 strikes me as being the equivalent of winning the literary lottery. Congratulations, E. L. James: over 70 million copies of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy sold.

By the way, the above is about new books published each year. According to Google, there are over 150 million books in existence! Literary lottery, indeed!

There's a lot of junk out there, which means the public is leery of investing their time in anything unknown. Who wants the literary equivalent of bad movie? "I want two hours of my life back." Cheers to the risk-takers who brought E. L. James to the forefront.

I appreciate you taking the risk.

All the best to you in your world. :-)

Bernie Wallace said...

Do you have any ideas for your next book?

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good read.

William Quincy Belle said...
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William Quincy Belle said...

I'm cogitating, Mr. Wallace (sometimes I like to ruminate). I jot down notes in a Word document, collecting ideas from various sources like the news. I also blog, so my sources can be expert articles about topics I investigate out of personal curiosity. So yes, I have some ideas. Now the question is whether any of these ideas will evolve into something more substantial: a blog entry, a short story, or a book.

Thanks for asking. All the best to you in your world. :-)

William Quincy Belle said...

Of Sound Mind and Someone Else’s Body

Currently 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon

Interested, but not yet committed to reading the book? Visit my web site for a longer excerpt. (Warning: This may be a tad explicit. Of course, now that I’ve said that, it’s even more tempting to go look, right?)

Still wondering? Here’s what reviewers are saying.

5 Star Review: Are You Man Enough To Be A Woman?
"Old theme.
Delightful twist.
A platform for an interesting debate over the world’s oldest profession

That said, William Quincy Belle delivers a delightful story—left me laughing more than once—when ‘fate,’ that kind or cruel circumstance, uproots the lives of two people turning Of Sound Mind and Someone’s Else’s Body into a thought provoking lust love story that may leave you howling. At least, it will provoke your intellect to hear Hana’s argument against our western “prudish outlook on life and all things sexual.”"

5 star review: Illuminating, Adult Freaky Friday Touches on Gender Issues
"What a wholly different and intriguing book! It's a very adult, 18+ Freaky Friday variant, with the mind-swap happening between a sex worker and a man in a corporate job. The switch happens almost right away when the man finds his consciousness suddenly in the female sex workers body while she is plying her trade. Parts of this book are highly amusing as both come to grips with their new lives in a different body. But it also gives them an awareness of the trials and tribulations of the other gender in broader society (as well as the difficulty of wearing stilettos). I really enjoyed the conversations between the two mind-swappers. The author makes many points about gender inequality and society without preaching; through the characters, he shows rather than tells. There is some swearing and crude language in the book, but it did seem appropriate in context. I found this to be an illuminating and fascinating read."

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the great post!

Bea LaRocca said...

Would you contribute your desire to write stories in this genre to any story or author that you were exposed to you in your youth?

William Quincy Belle said...

I’ve always enjoyed Science Fiction. I vividly remember reading at the age of twelve The Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury.

However, my interest in writing is a newer phenomenon.

In 2010, I discovered blogging. It became my soapbox for shooting my mouth off about things of interest to me: politics, movie reviews, marriage, divorce, and sexuality. Ah, my own opinion: I’m a legend in my own mind.

In 2013, I discovered NaNoWriMo. — Wait. People actually do this? — I had never considered the possibility of such a thing.

This book was an experiment in using fiction to talk about some of those issues, specifically women’s issues. Science fiction gave me a premise for the body swap: What better way to enlighten a man than to have him live as a woman?

"Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it's not a problem to you personally." (Not my line, although I wish it was.)

So, while I categorize the book as Science Fiction, it’s really a discussion about societal issues: the patriarchy, the double standard, sex work, slut-shaming, etc. Oddly enough, while most people think of the Disney film Freaky Friday when considering the body swap trope, I discovered later that this idea is also a popular pornography niche. Some of my early readers seemed to be disappointed the novel was more social commentary than erotica. My writing was heavy but not hot and heavy. As such, I tell people (warn them?) that while there is some sexual content, this is not about sex. Fifty Shades of Beige.

Bea LaRocca said...

I like that! Although I write contemporary romance and erotica myself, I have been a huge fan of Science Fiction since I was a kid. Books, TV and film. I'm a Trekkie from the original series on and some of my favorite books were Hellstone by Steven Spruill, Barnard's Planet by John Boyd and the Rissa Kerguelen series by FM Busby.
More recently, I'm a huge fan of The Expanse by James S.A. Corey, the TV series and the books. I'm only on the third book though and anxiously awaiting season four to be released on Amazon. I find this series to be more realistic as we've discussed in previous comments. The science isn't too far-fetched and the human social and political aspects of the story are reflective of what's going on in the world today.
I can tell from chatting with you here that I'm really going to like your books. Have a great weekend!

Bernie Wallace said...

Did you come up with the title of the book before or after you started writing it?