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Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Season Without Rain by Joe Swartz

        A Season Without Rain is Joe Schwartz’s first novel. His previous short story collections Joe’s Black T-Shirt, The Games Men Play, and The Veiled Prophet of St. Louis have been acclaimed vulgar as Bukowski and visceral as Carver. Joe lives and works in St. Louis happily writing stories exclusively about the Gateway City.  
A St. Louis native, I write exclusively about the Gateway City. I prefer the style of fiction deemed transgressive fiction. That is my stories protagonists generally find a solution to their problems through either illicit or illegal means. I personally prefer stories told through a criminal's point-of-view. It is never the crime that fascinates me so much as the motivation to do it and the terrible, almost predictable outcomes to such actions. Just as I have an expectation of writing to be read I believe that it is as important, if not more so, that you as a reader should have the expectation of being entertained as you read. Anything less is such a disappointment.
Life is short. Stories are forever. –Joe

Jacob Miller is angry with himself, the world, and God. Life seems so unfair, so cruel, that he can’t imagine why anyone even tries. After having a nervous breakdown, selling his business, filing for bankruptcy, having a baby, and finding out he owes over twenty grand in taxes, he is hardly happy to be alive.
In the span of a year, Jacob will discover three very important things about life. Things can always be worse. There really is a God. And if you wait long enough anything can change.  A Season Without Rain explores that gray area between poverty and middle class life, the struggling underclass for whom there are no advocates. A powerful story told in a modern, everyday voice that will entrench readers in Jacob Miller’s black world of anger, hate, resentment, lies, and violence.

A Season without Rain's Tour Dates
Wednesday the 4th of December Crossroad Reviews http://www.crossroadreviews.com  A spotlight with Jessica
Friday the 6th December:  Paperback Hero Aaronhttp://paperbackheroaaron.blogspot.com/  Spotlight and Guest post with Aaron
Tuesday the 10th December: The One Sagawww.theonesaga.com  Spotlight and Interview with Matthew
Wednesday 11th December Donnahttp://bookloversparadise.blogspot.com Spotlight with Donna
Thursday the 12th December: Adrienne Woodshttp://woodsadrienne.wordpress.com Review and spotlight with Adrienne
Tuesday the 17th December:  Indie Author: How Tohttp://indieauthor-howto.blogspot.com Spotlight and Excerpt with Kisha
Thursday 19th December: Have You Heard Book Reviewhttp://haveyouheardbookreview.blogspot.com/ Spotlight and Guest post with Melanie
Tuesday the 24th December: From the Land of Empyrean http://empyricaltales.blogspot.com Spotlight and Guest Post with Mark
Thursday the 26st December: The Dragonian Serieshttp://thedragonianseries.blogspot.com Spotlight with Adrienne
Tuesday the 31st December: Fantasy Ultimatehttp://www.fantasy-ultimate.blogspot.com/  Spotlight and Guest post with Grace

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