Friday, 17 July 2015

Traveler by Dennis W Green Blog Tour and Giveaway!



Welcome to my tour stop for Traveler by Dennis W. Green! Traveler is an adult science fiction novel. The tour runs July 6 – July 17 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

About the Book:

Blending mystery, police procedural and sci-fi, Traveler is a thriller in the tradition of Daniel Suarez and Dean Koontz, with just a dash of Jim Butcher.
Police detective Trav Becker can travel between parallel realities. So can other versions of him. And one is systematically killing every Trav he can find.
Trav must fight to keep the very fabric of time itself from unwinding as he hunts the most dangerous quarry of all… himself.
He must hunt the most dangerous quarry of all… himself.



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My Thoughts:

Parallel universe stories can be pretty much hit or miss because so much can go over my head, well for me anyway ;) This was a hit for me because the author explained everything in an easy to understand way and this isn't focused on the science of it, more of the characters. 

Trav was such an awesome character (and there are a lot of him in it!!!) We start the story with Trav at his lowest, his partner got killed and his girlfriend left him. He is scheduled for his testimony to be heard about the death and on the way to the station, he feels odd. When he gets there, it's to find Adam isn't dead!!! What is going on?? Things get even weirder for Trav and what follows is an impressive and intriguing read.

Trav was a complex and interesting character. He finds out that he can jump to parallel universes and the one he is in now, is much better than his own. His partner isn't dead and he is still with his girlfriend, also the Trav in that stream is dead, so he can stay here and no one will be non the wiser, right? Not so! There is a Trav that is jumping from stream to stream and killing the other Travs and it's up to this Trav to find out why and stop himself from killing himself!  Sounds confusing, but it's not. As I said already, the author does a great job of explaining everything.

Anyway, this was such a great read, it has the sci-fi feel but not overly heavy on the sci-fi. It also has the added bonus of being a mystery/cop thriller feel too. Trav has to unravel the murders to see where the other Trav will strike next, plus he has to deal with the mob in the stream he is in. it's like a mystery within a mystery. 

In all this is a fast paced and interesting read. I loved the characters and setting, I loved the parallel universe and how it was explained, and I loved how gripping it was. Once I started, I didn't want to stop because I needed to see what happened next. It's an interesting and engaging read and I can't wait to read the next one! 



About the author:

Specialization is for insects.
Ask someone how they know Dennis Green and you might get any one of the following: Writer, DJ, actor, MC, swimmer, teacher, reporter, tech geek, husband, or dad. So it’s little wonder his favorite expression is the above quote by Robert Heinlein’s spacefaring immortal, Lazarus Long.A popular radio personality in his native Iowa, Dennis’s adventures as a DJ were covered by newspapers from Anchorage to Los Angeles. He has also worked on the stage, TV, and independent film. He is one of the Midwest’s most popular MC’s, hosting dozens of events each year.
Dennis’s first novel, the sci-fi detective thriller, Traveler, ranked in the Top Ten in the 2014 Ben Franklin Independent Publishing awards, and has a 4.9 review average on Amazon.. Prisoner is the second volume of the Traveler Chronicles, and will be out in the summer of 2015. Trav Becker’s saga concludes in the final volume of the trilogy, Hunter, which is due in 2016.
Dennis’s writing has appeared in the anthology Sadistic Shorts, magazines including Grift and Romance and Beyond, as well as his own blog at denniswgreen.com. He also writes for and edits the triathlon news site heartofamericatri.com.
By day, he is the general manager of Iowa’s only jazz radio station, KCCK-FM. And if it’s 5:30 am, you can probably find him in the pool, working out with the Milky Way Masters swim club.


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Giveaway:

$50 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
Ends 7/21
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4 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

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    1. You are welcome, I'm so glad you asked me to sign up!!

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  2. Natalie, thank you so much for reading Traveler, and for the wonderful review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed it. Thanks also for hosting a stop on the blog tour. I'm honored to be featured on your blog.

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    1. You are welcome. Thanks for writing the awesome book!!!

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