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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Horrifying New Adult Story in Time for Halloween - Godland!


He’s done it again, only this time he’s outdone himself. His novel is the type of novel one expects to be a New York Times bestseller, it’s that good. Please welcome once again, Stuart West, author extraordinaire of the Tex the Witch Boy series. And readers, leave a comment for a chance to win Stuart’s latest release.



Stuart: Ah, thanks, Suzanne. You’re gonna’ give me a big head. My wife won’t like it. However, I am thinking of petitioning for knighthood. “Sir Stuart R. West.” What do you think? Too much?

Umm, ahem.(Looking away.) So Stuart, tell us about your new novel Godland. I was intrigued by the weaving together of the characters as they all came together. I think it’s brilliant how you accomplished this.

Sir Stuart: Suzanne, I’m hesitant to say too much about Godland because I think the fun (um, if you can call it “fun”) for the reader is discovering how four very different characters are related and why they end up at a farm in Godforsaken Kansas.

Here’s the blurb:

An embittered farmer. A New York corporate raider. Two teenage high school girls. A failed small business owner. Past and present collide, secrets are revealed. These disparate people gather at a desolate Kansas farm for a hellish night not everyone will survive.

Godland is a dark psychological suspense thriller. A Midwestern nightmare. Farm noir.

That’s all I can tell you. Otherwise I’ll have to kill you.

Farm noir? (Must be some sort of new spec fiction. Yikes.) I especially loved/hated the character of Edwin. I heard rumours he’s based on your grandfather. Was your grandfather that evil?

Sir Stuart: Okay, Edwin’s very loosely based on my grandfather. I don’t really remember him too much, but I certainly remember my dad’s stories about him. Of course, he wasn’t as evil as Edwin. But he had a mean streak. As in the tale, he tells his son he’s too stupid to go to college. My grandfather said that to my dad. But he proved him wrong and was the first West to graduate college.

Aww, how awful. What about  the teenaged girls in the story? Obviously you live with one so know them by heart.

Sir Stuart: Gah! Can you TRULY know teen girls by heart? Not sure I’d want to. It’s a completely different world they live in. But being around my daughter and her friends was a learning experience. I call it research. My wife calls it eavesdropping.

Aha! (I do the same with my boys.) I love the way you recreated a bond between father and daughter even though they hadn’t seen one another in 10 years.

Sir Stuart: A father/daughter bond is special, I think. I know mine is. In the book, it’s a testament to the strength of the bond that their relationship survives after everything the two characters have been through. (But will THEY survive? I know, I’m evil).

I won’t tell. The character Joshua made me sad because he was obviously a victim in all of this. Is he based on anyone real you know?

Sir Stuart: Good grief, no! Not sure I’d want to know him. He’s a little…unpredictable, shall we say. Nope, he’s just one of those characters lodged in my brain so I let him out to play.

Well, that’s a relief. Anyway, I gave this book 5-stars. I wish I could give it more because it deserves it.

Sir Stuart: Well, thanks much, Suzanne, you’re uber-kind. Ah, this knighthood stuff’s ran its course. I’m ditching the “Sir.” My day of royalty was nice while it lasted.

(Phew, what a relief!) So where can we buy this book? Could you please give us the links?


Now, also give us your blog link. I can’t tell you how hard I laugh, tears rolling down my face every time I read it. It’s very original.

Stuart: Sure, Suzanne. Y’all come on over and have a read: Twisted Tales From Tornado Alley


As always. Well thanks, Stuart, for a wonderful interview. Readers, leave a comment because you don’t want to miss this book.

21 comments:

  1. Interesting interview....I agree with how special the father-daughter bond is. To my husband, our daughter could do no wrong. He actually said that!!

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    1. Hi Jean. Thanks for stopping by. While I certainly DO know my daughter can do wrong, I tend to strap on blinders. Funny, ain't it?

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  2. Another fun interview. I, too, enjoyed Godland. Can't wait to see what's next for Stuart.

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    1. Hey Joan. Thanks for reading. Lots of books coming up, just haven't decided which to push first.

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  3. Great interview, Stuart and Suzanne! Farm noir...Fun stuff ;-D This is definitely on my TBR pile.

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    1. Hi Beth: Thanks for tossin' me on the ol' TBR heap!

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  4. Run and hide Suzanne. The mad creatures from Kansas have invaded his mind. He threatened with the K word. I only threatened Stuart with duct tape. We Canadians are far too kind.
    As for the knighting. Yikes. I'm feeling sorry for his wife. She has to live with him and is ego. You may need a bigger house, Stuart. A bigger state. Choose carefully. Godland may be out there.

    A book…a book. Pick me pick me : ) Great interview!
    HGreenis

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    1. Heather, I'm thinking England is the country for me. Being a Knight and all.

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  5. Sir Stuart, you are amazing. You keep turning out book after book. This sounds like another winner. Congrats. Great interview, Suzanne and Stuart.

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    1. Why, thank you, Queen Beverly. Huzzah, huzzah...

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  6. A sparkling interview, Sir Stuart and Lady Suzanne. Godland sounds like a fascinating read. I hope the book will find many happy readers. I'd love to get a copy! :-)
    Edith

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, milady Edith. I doff my hat to you.

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  7. What a great interview, guys! Look at your books, Stuart! So Impressive!

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    1. Thank you, Penny. Now, therein lies the problem. If only I could get readers to "look" at my books! LOL. Something we all struggle with, right? Exposure's key, something I'm not great at. My goal is to take over the publishing industry with a 1,000 books.

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  8. Great interview Stuart and Suzanne. I'm still reading Tex and the God Squad but someday I will read Godland too. Sounds very interesting. In fact, I just bought it on Amazon. It appears to be doing very well there right now. I want to finish Tex the Witch Boy Series first. I've also read your book, Suzanne, The Shadow of the Unicorn and loved it. I didn't buy it though, it was a book I chose as free from Lea when my first book was published with MuseItUp. I don't remember why I got to choose one, maybe it was for Christmas. Anyway wanted to say hello and let you guys know how much I enjoy your books.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. Just wanted to let you know I'm reading your book now as we speak! (Well...not "as we speak"...but you know what I mean).

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  9. Farm noir? Sounds weird but awesome!

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    1. My books ain't nothin' if not weird, Iona.

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