Monday, October 7, 2013

Tour Introduction and Giveaway: Communion by B. Patterson

Hi, I’m B. Patterson, author of Communion

Firstly, thank you for having me. 

Communion is my debut novel and, after working on several books, this is the one that I want to share with the world.

I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but I haven’t always acknowledged it.  I wrote stories all the time as a kid.  Back in grade school, I finished all my classwork early so I could spend the rest of the time working on a story.  In college, after changing my major several times, I chose creative writing.  My parents gently told me they wouldn’t pay for me to go to school to major in creative writing; I ended up switching a fourth time, to psychology. 

Despite lacking a sense of direction, I never gave up writing in my spare time.  I was even able to graduate in 4 years.  Eventually I took a position as an academic advisor at a community college (ironic, given that I had no idea what I wanted to do for my own career).  After working there for some time and realizing graduate school was not in my future, I decided it was time to give my dream of being a writer a fair chance. 

This brings us to last year, 2012, when I worked on two novels.  The first wasn’t that great, but I finished the second novel and gave it to some friends to look it.  The feedback was mostly positive, but there were still major flaws in it.  I had a dozen ideas of what I could add to improve that second novel, but lacked the motivation to do so.  Deciding to take a break from it, I began writing Communion to occupy my time.

Fast forward to January of this year.  I set aside the whole month to come up with ideas for Communion and get a basic plot outline.  Halfway through, I realized I had a gem.  I grew bored of planning and was ready to sit down and write this bad boy. 

I quickly became obsessed with Lester, Gwynn, and the rest of the cast.  The dialogue was a breeze as there was so much chemistry between these characters.  My dhampir intrigued me.  I wanted a creature that stood out as unique among the wide and diverse range of vampires in this genre.  While there are enough similarities for traditional vampire fans to recognize, I added my own special features, like my dhampir’s ability to see the emotions of those they’re bonded to as colors.  Oh, and just wait until you read about Ascension!  And the other plot twists!  There are so many turns you won’t see coming! 

Working on Communion was the most fun I have ever had writing a novel. 

Make Communion your vampire— er, dhampir— read this Halloween season.

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B. Patterson

Genre: YA/Urban Fantasy

Number of pages: 155
Word Count: Approximately 46,000

Cover Artist: Jason Alexander

Book Trailer:

Book Description:

"Lester Fuller knows isolation well.  It has been his only friend since Jadarius Singleton humiliated him last year.  But one night after Jadarius's taunts go too far, Lester stumbles upon Gwynn's body.  He's sure she's dead.  Until she bites him.

Vampires are extinct.  There are only the dhampir.

Now something more than human, Lester struggles to determine where he fits in this new society.  Just what secrets about the dhampir are his friends keeping from him?  And what will he do when a notorious figure from dhampir history sets her eyes on him?"

About the Author:

I’m a 25 year old writer.  I’m a graduate of North Carolina State University where I majored in Psychology and minored in Japanese.  I currently live in Maryland.

I wrote a lot as a kid.  I began a new story (or 3 or 4) every school year, but rarely finished them. I finally finished one when I was 16.  It was about ninjas.  It was really bad.

Communion, my first completed novel worth publishing, will be released October 1st. I have that and many other works coming down the pipeline.  I plan to be writing for many years to come. 

My values as a writer include:
Writing high-quality books

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sprite68 said...

This sounds like it will be a great read. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

KZ said...

Sure to be a great read! More power B. Patterson!

Eva Millien said...

Sounds like an intriguing book with a unique world of Dhampirs. Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

bn100 said...

Interesting cover

stacey dempsey said...

I really love the cover very unique and eye catching

bethany 72 said...

I can not wait to read this book

Tammy D said...

Love the cover! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!