Tuesday, 16 August 2011

POD Blog Tour 29th August - 5th September

Is it weird to keep a book on your desk so that you can stroke it in times of stress? I hope not because that's what I do with POD by Stephen Wallenfels. Not only is it a brilliantly gripping survival thriller that gets my heart pounding even thinking about it, but the cover has a super matt finish that beats any of those squishy balls in the stress relief department. OK, so I'm sounding a little odd but you'll be doing it too when you get your hands on this fantastic read.

Stephen Wallenfels

PODs hover menacingly in the sky, zapping anyone who ventures outside.

Josh is 15 and stuck in his house with his dad. They're running out of food... Megs is 12, alone and trapped in a multi-storey car park. The hotel next door is in the hands of dangerous security staff. She has something they want...

When the aliens invade, the real enemy becomes humanity itself.

"This masterful debut grabs readers by the throat from the first page and never lets go." Kirkus

"A gripping post-apocalyptic novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat, yet has human character and human relationships at its heart." Wands and Worlds

The PODs will be invading bookshelves on 1st September and seeing as you can't risk going outside you might as well stay in and check out what Stephen Wallenfels has to say about his debut young adult novel. Stephen will be hopping around 8 fantastic YA fiction blogs from 29th August to 5th September and if you're a fan of thrilling survival fiction or just like to give your heart some exercise then this is not to be missed!

29th Aug

First up, Stephen will be under the spotlight at Planet Print for an interview and your first chance to get your hands on a very strokeable copy of POD in a giveaway.

30th Aug

The last bank holiday before Christmas is over but not to worry because Stephen has his first guest post lined up for I Want To Read That, so it's not all bad!

31st Aug

At this point you may be pondering: should I add this to my wishlist? Comacalm's Corner will help you make your mind up on the day before publication with a review and you may not even have to add it to your wishlist if you enter the giveaway.

1st Sep

Happy Publication Day! To celebrate, Stephen will be at Book Passion For Life with another guest post and yet another giveaway. Yup, we're totally spoiling you!

2nd Sep

Stephen's second interview of the tour will be held at Writing From The Tub so swing by for some PODtastic insights.

3rd Sep

The Bookzone has challenged Stephen to remember the books and films he enjoyed as a kid and to take a look at how these have influenced his writing. Definitely one not to miss!

4th Sep

The giveaways are back in play and Fluttering Butterflies will have a gripping guest post to boot so if you haven't decided your life is incomplete without this book by now there's something wrong with you :-)

5th Sep

We've reached the end of the tour but I promise it'll be a good one with a review from The Slowest Bookworm alongside the final guest post and giveaway, so don't miss out on the last chance on the tour to bag POD and get some survival action in your life!


Check the skies before you step back outside when the tour is over, I don't want to be responsible for any nasty zapping incidents! Stephen will also be hitting Mostly Reading YA on 23rd August for the Debut Summer Event if you want a sneak preview of him prior to the tour. Find out what inspired POD and more shockingly what time Stephen gets up in the morning...

Stephen Wallenfels is a freelance writer with over 60 feature articles, columns and interviews to his credit. He has also published short stories in national magazines for children and adults. POD is Stephen's first novel and he is currently working on POD 2.

For more on Stephen check out his website.

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