Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Song of the Oceanides by J.G. Zymbalist {Spotlight/Giveaway}

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Song of the Oceanides
by J.G. Zymbalist

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GENRE:  YA Fantasy

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BLURB:

Song of the Oceanides is a highly-experimental triple narrative transgenre fantasy that combines elements of historical fiction, YA, myth and fairy tale, science fiction, paranormal romance, and more.  For ages 10-110.

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EXCERPTS:


Blue Hill, Maine.
3 August, 1903.

From the moment Emmylou heard the song of the Oceanides, she recognized something godly in the tune.  As it resounded all across the desolate shoreline of Blue Hill Bay, she recalled the terrible chorus mysticus ringing all throughout that extinct Martian volcano the day her father went missing down in the magma chamber.
Aunt Belphœbe followed along, guiding Maygene through the sands.  “Why don’t you go play in that shipwreck over there?”  Aunt Belphœbe pointed toward a fishing schooner run aground some fifty yards to the south.

When Maygene raced off, Emmylou refused to follow.  By now the chorus of song tormented her so much that an ache had awoken all throughout her clubfoot.  Before long she dropped her walking stick and fell to the earth.  Closing her eyes, she dug both her hands into the sands and lost herself in memories of the volcano.  How could Father be gone?  Though he had often alluded to the perils of Martian vulcanology, she never imagined that someone so good and so wise could go missing.

The song of the Oceanides grew a little bit louder and increasingly dissonant.

Opening her eyes, Emmylou listened very closely.  The song sounded like the stuff of incantation, witchcraft.  And even though she could not comprehend every word, nevertheless she felt certain that the Oceanides meant to cast a spell upon some unfortunate soul.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

J.G. Źymbalist began writing Song of the Oceanides as a child when his family summered in Castine, Maine where they rented out Robert Lowell’s house.

The author returned to the piece while working for the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society, May-September, 2005.  He completed the full draft in Ellsworth, Maine later that year.

For more information, please see http://jgzymbalist.com

NOTE:  The book is FREE! 

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GIVEAWAY:


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26 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed reading the entire post today. Thank you!

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  2. Katie, thank you for hosting. You've got a beautiful blog!

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  3. Sounds like a great read, hope I'll have a chance to read it soon!

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  4. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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  5. Really great excerpt, thanks for sharing!

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  6. I appreciate you bringing us this giveaway, thank you

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  7. 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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  8. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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

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  10. Thank you! It feels so good to be on a TBR list!

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  11. Thank you for the excerpt and the giveaway! I wish you all a pleasant weekend! :)

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  12. Ah, the weekend. Time to rest and to rejuvenate. And to read.

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