mercoledì 4 novembre 2015

Book Blast & Giveaway: The Face Transplant by R. Arundel


The Face Transplant
by R. Arundel

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GENRE: Medical Suspense Thriller

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BLURB:

The Face Transplant

An epic journey of suspense, murder, and sacrifice

Dr. Matthew MacAulay is a facial transplant surgeon at a prestigious New York hospital. When his friend and mentor, Tom Grabowski, dies under mysterious circumstances, Matthew uncovers his friend’s secret: a new technique that allows perfect facial transplants. No incisions, no scars. Tom was able to accomplish this monumental feat with the help of Alice, a supercomputer robot with almost human abilities. While trying to find the people responsible for murdering Tom, Matthew realizes he is the prime suspect. He must flee for his life with the help of Dr. Sarah Larsson, a colleague and reluctant helper, who has a secret of her own, and Alice, who helps them make sense of a baffling series of seemingly unrelated events. The clues carry Matthew and Sarah around the world. They stumble onto a sinister plot of monumental proportions that leads Matthew all the way to the White House.

The Face Transplant is a powerful medical suspense thriller of the first order. The novel was written by a surgeon who weaves politics, medicine, and espionage into a tightly paced, intelligent thriller.

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EXCERPT:


Matthew, “Sarah, I know. The tremors, the leg weakness. I put it all together. ALS.”

“My Sherlock Holmes at work again.” Sarah laughs.

“I know and I don’t care.”

Sarah smiles at Matthew. “Do you know what you’re saying?” “ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A progressive neuro-muscular disorder with no cure. You will stop walking one day, and finally, you will lose control of all your muscles.”

“Not bad, Holmes.”

“We surgeons aren’t as thick as you think.”

“Then you know I don’t have long.” Sarah punches in the code to lock the anesthetic machine.

“I don’t care. I need you,” says Matthew.

“You know what my life will be very soon, how it is going to end.”

“I don’t care. I have to take a chance—I have to live. Give me that chance.”

“In the end I would regret doing that to you. I refuse to have you

look after me in the prime of your life. I’m going to be on a ventilator, not able to move any muscle in my body. I’m going to end up being only able to use my eyes. Totally locked in a useless body.”




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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



R. Arundel is a practising surgeon. This experience brings realism to the story. The novel asks what would happen if a surgeon were to develop the perfect face transplant.  This would allow people to have a new face, in essence create a new identity. You can create the perfect double, the perfect Doppelganger.


INTERVIEW 

Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
No

Do you have any phobias?
No

Do you listen to music when you're writing?
No. I concentrate best in quiet.

Do you ever read your stories out loud?
Yes. I think for some dialogue reading it out loud allows you to see if it is really something your character would say.

Tell us about your main character and who inspired him/her.

Matthew MacAulay is a true American patriot. He was really the product of the adversity he has to face. Matthew deals with emotional and physical pain. How he handles it and the choices he makes reveal his character. 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE



Prizes for the tour are as follows:
• One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.



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16 commenti:

  1. The excerpt you placed captures the climax of the relationship between Matthew and Sarah. Matthew is able to deduce that Sarah has ALS. Lou Gehrig's disease is a debilitating neuromuscular disorder. Matthew wants to spend what time she has left with him. Sarah does not want to be a burden.

    RispondiElimina
  2. Really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. It's a great introduction to the book. The books explores relationships with others and ourselves. If you could be anyone who would you be ?

      Elimina
  3. I can't wait to read this one! Thanks for sharing the excerpt :)

    RispondiElimina
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    1. The book is a medical suspense thriller in the same vein as Crichton, or Cook. It is packed with suspense.

      Elimina
    2. I've read some reviews on it and it looks like people have really enjoyed it. I've never read a medical suspense thriller before so I'm excited!

      Elimina
  4. Sounds like a fabulous read.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. I very humbled by the way people have responded to an Indie author book. Many people tell me when they get into the story they can't put it down.

      Elimina
  5. Risposte
    1. The questions were great, and that leads to a great interview

      Elimina
  6. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

    RispondiElimina
  7. I love the blurb. Sounds like a great book

    RispondiElimina
  8. What a great post! This sounds like an exciting book! Thank you for introducing me to it!

    RispondiElimina

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