Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Virtual Book Tour "The Cassandra Prophesy" by Robert 'Doc' Gowdy

The plot: Called to action by a mysterious ancient Order - an ancient Order in cahoots with the Empress Flaccilla of the First Galactic Empire of Emperor Tulla - to help bring about the fulfillment of a long forgotten prophesy, the beautiful galactic pirate, Captain Bonny Morgan, sets out on her mission to successfully bring the prophesy to reality. By kidnapping the Empress’s daughter, Princess Cosette, Captain Morgan sets into motion an adventure awash in political intrigues, hidden agendas, unexpected revelations, and bold, daring gambits by those involved at every level of the conspiracy. Setting out to find her kidnapped sister, Princess Lysette, joined by her beautiful, mischievous, and extraordinary slavegirl, Tink, crisscrosses the galaxy in a bawdy, erotic, and often hilarious attempt to find Cosette. Along the way, Lysette and Tink fall in with a variety of extraordinary allies in their attempt to find Cosette, meeting the Lady Brit, Jon Black, Pirate Queen Colleen O’Malley, Gunns Mannigan, Buster O’Malley, the beautiful pirates Kana and Blaze, and Bully, the roguish owner of the pirate tavern, the Pretty Red.

About the Author: Robert “Doc” Gowdy is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a Ph.D. in Literary Criticism and Theory and an emphasis on Nineteenth-Century British literature. His specialization in literary theory is psychoanalytic criticism and theory, particularly Lacanian psychoanalysis, with further emphases on Milton and Eighteenth-Century literature. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor at Texas Woman’s University where he teaches various literature classes. His interest in writing is long standing, but aside from academic writing his first novel, Captain Bonny Morgan: The Cassandra Prophesy is his first foray into fiction. Captain Bonny Morgan is based on archetypal themes and patterns from mythology, such as fairies, goddesses, and the Hero’s Journey, and based loosely on Doc Gowdy’s active duty service in the United States Marine Corps with special emphasis on the Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean at the turn of the Eighteenth-Century.

My Review: Captain Bonny is an intelligent and powerful pirate woman, with some very special abilities, hired to kidnap the Emperor's step-daughter, Princess Cossette. Princess Lysette sets-off to find her sister with her slavegirl Tink. In the middle of all this action, there is a prophesy to be fulfilled.

I am a science-fiction fanatic and this novel is really a masterpiece. The plot is phenomenal. The author was very detailing on the description of all the fascinating characters that compose this story, as well as the universe where the story develops. In the first couple of chapters I was annoyed by the pirate's language, but after you get used to that, you start expecting the pirate characters to talk like that and suddenly it is part of their style.

Although this is just the first full science-fiction novel for this author, his style and imagination is amazing and soon he will be at the level of the greatest sci-fi authors, like Robert Heinlein (Starship Troopers), Philip K.Dick (We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, a.k.a. Total Recall) , not to mention Asimov and Clarke or any other author from the first science-fiction team.
In my opinion, this is a book for adults. I would not refer it to my 12 or even to my 14 years old daughters, as it contains too much colorful descriptions of intimacies among the female characters.
I liked the cover, although if you are reading in public places you might get some strange looks from other people when they look at the cover... If you do not mind about that (as you should not), you are safe.
This book was written by Robert Doc Gowdy and it was published by Wasteland Press in 2010 and Pump Up Your Book was kind enough to send me a copy for reviewing through their Virtual Book Tour Program.

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Captain Bonny Morgan: The Cassandra Prophesy Tour Schedule

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Monday, May 3 - Interviewed at Review From Here
Tuesday, May 4 - Interviewed at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, May 5 - Book reviewed at Must Read Faster
Thursday, May 6 - Book reviewed at Carol’s Notebook
Friday, May 7 - Interviewed at Beyond the Books
Monday, May 10 - Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Tuesday, May 11 - Book spotlighted at Examiner
Wednesday, May 12 - Interviewed at Blogcritics
Friday, May 14 - Guest blogging at Night Owl Reviews “A Look Inside My Characters’ Lives”
Monday, May 17 - Book reviewed at The Distracted Librarian
Tuesday, May 18 - Guest blogging at The Naked Hero
Wednesday, May 19 - Interviewed at Book Marketing Buzz
Thursday, May 20 - Interviewed at Literarily Speaking
Friday, May 21 - Book reviewed at Star Shadow
Monday, May 24 - Book reviewed at Jen’s Book Talk
Tuesday, May 25 - Guest blogging at Fantasy Pages
Wednesday, May 26 - Book reviewed at Books and Movies Reviews
Thursday, May 27 - Book reviewed at The Wayfaring Writer
Friday, May 28 - Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking
Tuesday, June 1 - Guest blogging at Beyond the Books
Wednesday, June 2 - Guest blogging at Cafe of Dreams
Thursday, June 3 - Book reviewed at Deb’s Book Bag
Friday, June 4 - Interviewed at Working Writers
Monday, June 7 - Book reviewed at Freda’s Voice
Tuesday, June 8 - Book reviewed at The Cajun Book Lady
Wednesday, June 9 - Interviewed on Introducing Writers Radio Show
Thursday, June 10 - Guest blogging at Blogging Authors
Friday, June 11 - Guest blogging at The Book Connection
Monday, June 14 - OPEN
Tuesday, June 15 - Interviewed at Examiner
Wednesday, June 16 - Book reviewed at Faithful Finances
Thursday, June 17 - Interviewed on A Book and a Chat Radio Show
Friday, June 18 - Book reviewed at Books R Us
Monday, June 21 - Guest blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Tuesday, June 22 - OPEN
Wednesday, June 23 - Book reviewed at Brizmus Blogs Books
Thursday, June 24 - OPEN
Friday, June 25 - Book reviewed at Pick of the Literate

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