In honor of his novel The Blade of the Destroyer being free this weekend, I am featuring the APC awesomeness that is Andy Peloquin. An active member of Authors-Professionals Co-op and an all-around cool guy, he is definitely worth getting to know.
Andy Peloquin–a third culture kid to the core–has loved to read since before he could remember. Sherlock Holmes, the Phantom of the Opera, and Father Brown are just a few of the books that ensnared his imagination as a child.
When he discovered science fiction and fantasy through the pages of writers like Edgar Rice Burroughs, J.R.R Tolkien, and Orson Scott Card, he was immediately hooked and hasn’t looked back since.
Andy’s first attempt at writing produced In the Days: A Tale of the Forgotten Continent. He has learned from the mistakes he made and used the experience to produce Blade of the Destroyer, a book of which he is very proud.
Reading–and now writing–is his favorite escape, and it provides him an outlet for his innate creativity. He is an artist; words are his palette.
Blade of the Destroyer (which is free this weekend-don’t forget to snag your copy!) is a dark fantasy novel. Here is the official blurb:
Ruthless, Unrelenting, Immortal.
Yet he is haunted by lost memories, bonded to a cursed dagger that feeds him power yet denies him peace of mind. Within him rages an unquenchable need for blood and death. When he accepts a contract to avenge the stolen innocence of a girl, the Hunter becomes the prey. The death of a seemingly random target sends him hurtling toward destruction, yet could his path also lead to the truth of his buried past?
Some reviewer comments:
1. “Creative, gritty, and beautifully dark…fantasy addicts will love it!” — Peter Story, author of Things Grak Hates
2. “The fantasy world has a compelling new antihero…the Hunter will terrify and captivate you.” – EJ Bouinatchova, author of Soothbound
In the Days: a Tale of the Forgotten Continent, according to the blurb, is “a tale of the last days of the great Empire–an Empire that the world forgot. One man is shown a glimpse into the future–a future that could be, or the future that is destined to come?
This is the story of Atlantis, in the days when it ceased to be.
According to some reviewers:
“Fantastic character development and a roller-coaster plot!”-Peter J.
“It’s classic, good, adventurous fun that rolls you along effortlessly from beginning ’till end”-Eve’s Folly
“Great detail, rich world-building, and a pace that kept my focus all really stood out to me with this book.”-Marie T.
To connect with Andy, you can find his website at http://andypeloquin.com. He can also be found on: