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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

☀ Metrofloat New York - William Quincy Belle

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Metrofloat New York, a Post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi thriller by (, BG Ltd., 216 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

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 (☀), and reviews (✍).

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


Several hundred years in the future, Earth is a different planet. Antigravity has been invented and “flying” has given way to “floating”: giant platforms with cities remain above the growing surface temperatures as enclaves of the privileged. A global pandemic has wiped out 80% of those on the ground, and a virulent, flesh-eating disease, necrofasc, has left most with artificial body parts. Insects are the main food staple. A utopia for some, a dystopia for others.

Metrofloat New York, a futuristic city of thirty million, is run by an oligarchy of five rich and powerful people. An unknown assassin, working from within the system, attempts to seize control and declare himself dictator by methodically removing all rivals. Detective Matthew Heart of the Metropolitan Police must deal with his partner, a cyborg policewoman, his unofficial family, a transgender woman and her one-legged daughter, and a mysterious assailant bent on taking over the world by killing anyone who stands in his way.

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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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

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. :-)

James Robert said...

Always fun to hear about another new great book. Thanks for sharing!

Bernie Wallace said...

How many hours a day do you spend writing?

William Quincy Belle said...

I like to say jokingly, maybe seriously, that my work comes from inspiration, not perspiration. When the inspiration hits me, I'll burn the midnight oil. Otherwise I'm easily distracted by all things social media. On my gravestone it will be marked, "I wish I had spent more time posting on Facebook."

The web site "Spank the Carp" has published some of my short stories. They posted an author profile which is a (humorous) look at my writing.

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

BooksChatter said...

Indeed staggering statistics! All made possible by modern publishing methods.

Thank you for popping by and we hope you are having a great tour!


Rita Wray said...

Sounds great!

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like a book I'll enjoy!

William Quincy Belle said...

Metrofloat New York

Currently 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon

Interested, but not yet committed to reading the book? Visit my web site for a longer excerpt.

Still wondering? Here’s what reviewers are saying.

5 Star Review: Extraordinary book from a talented writer
"Wow! Wow! Wow! What an extraordinary book from a talented writer. This is a Crime/Thriller meets Apocalyptic/Dystopian. Very easy to read and understand but very difficult to describe!!! Detective Heart lived on the floating city, he went to the grounders who worked on the ground and upset hi boss so was left behind. The grounders for those that survived the diseases and viruses all had one or more limb removed and had prosthetics. After 5 years Detective Heart was summoned to the floaters to partner Sergeant Stanton. Detective Heart was still whole but was surprised to find out his partner had been in an accident that killed everything but her brain. Scientists were able to make a body and organs to fit the brain. It took a lot for her to get used to, but she finally managed it. They were partnered up to try and solve the murders of the Council. There is so much packed into this book with the different mutations, cyborgs etc... A very enjoyable read."

5 Star Review: Rene Magritte meets Bladerunner
"That's the vision I had in my head as a I read this thoroughly engaging post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi novel. The world is devastated by a phage/pandemic that eats away at people's flesh. Artificial limbs/ cybernetic devices enhance one's way of life. Because of pollution and disease, major cities like NY, LA, Rome, Tokyo etc are suspended in the air by ant-gravity technology. This A/G tech is run by a small, sinister oligarchy, that runs/produces/manufactures this tech.

A murder of one of the oligarchs, leads to an investigation by NYC law enforcement [Metro-floats as they are called].

The book was very entertaining.
I pictured artist Rene Magritte and his painting "The Castle of the Pyrenees" and Decker from "Blade Runner" the whole time reading this book.

I can see this novel becoming a movie. . ."

Bea LaRocca said...

Do you think that Metrofloat would translate well to film, and if so, is that something that you would like to see?

William Quincy Belle said...

I'm sure it's the fanciful dream of any beginning author, but I would certainly be getting ahead of myself. For the moment, I will be grateful for the kind participation of people like yourself.

Bea LaRocca said...

I am looking forward to reading this. It's on my TBR and wish-list.

Sandra D. said...

Sounds like an amazing read.

Tracie Cooper said...

I am looking forward to reading this on our upcoming road trip!

Tracie Cooper said...

What a great city for the setting of the book!

Bernie Wallace said...


Tracie Cooper said...

I am looking forward to reading this book in our book club!

Tracie Cooper said...

What a great summertime read!

pippirose said...

The book sounds very intriguing. I don't think I'd want to live in the future (hard enough to live in the present!), but I like to think about what the world might be like.

Tracie Cooper said...

What a great idea for a plot line, I am so intrigued!

Tracie Cooper said...

I would love to visit NYC and excited to read this book!

Audrey Stewart said...

This is on my TBR list. I am so excited to read this book.

Tracie Cooper said...

What an amazing plot and characters!

Tracie Cooper said...

I am excited to read about Willam Quincy Belle!

Tracie Cooper said...

How do you come up with your book titles?

William Quincy Belle said...

I look for something pertinent to the story, short and hopefully catchy. And sometimes that takes time, lots of reflection, and long walks in the park.

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