Saturday, November 30, 2013

Blitz: Stim by Kevin Berry

Stim by Kevin Berry
Publication date: October 16th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Synopsis:
Robert is different. He has Asperger’s Syndrome. He experiences the world differently to 99% of the population. Follow his entertaining and highly empathetic story as he struggles to realise and accept who he really is, try to understand other people—which he cannot—and find a girlfriend. Especially find a girlfriend—he’s decided it’s his special project for the year. Accompanied on this transformative journey by his quirky flatmates, Chloe (who also has Asperger’s, amongst other things), Stef (who hasn’t, but doesn’t mind) and their oddly-named kitten, Robert endures a myriad of awkward moments in his quest to meet a nice, normal girl…and not even a major earthquake will stop him.

This absorbing and humorous story is starkly told from Robert’s point of view, through the kaleidoscope of autistic experience.


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About the Author:
Kevin Berry is an indie author. His particular niche is writing Aspie New Adult contemporary novels set in an earthquake zone. The first of these is STIM, published in October 2013.

His first novels, co-written with Diane Berry, are Dragons Away!, Growing Disenchantments and Fountain of Forever (humorous fantasy). These are available as paperbacks and ebooks at Amazon and elsewhere.

Guest Post:
Favourite Authors
by Kevin Berry

My favourite authors of all time have to be Jane Austen and Connie Willis, because I love the way they bring characters and settings to life, and also the way their stories are told with subtle wit.  Sadly, we will see no more from Jane Austen.  Pride and Prejudice must be one of the greatest novels ever written, so who know what she could have produced had she lived longer.  From Connie Willis, I particularly liked Passage, Doomsday Book and Bellwether.  Her latest books are very good too.

I tend to read in clumps of authors or genres as my tastes and interests change.  Nowadays, I tend to stay clear of the big-name authors and publishers and look for something a little different, so I'm more into the smaller presses and Indie authors.  Also, the writing must be good, or I won't finish a book.  I want the author to convince me, to make me think I'm right there in the story, to feel for the characters and what they're going through.

There are a surprising number of really talented Indie writers who don't get any attention from the big bookstore chains because they are self-published or published by small presses.  I like discovering some of those, and that's where a website like Awesome Indies is great because it promotes the best Indie fiction.  There's too many to name all of them, but if I could mention a few, they include Lee Murray, Ripley Patton, Sara Furlong Burr, Pavarti Tyler.  I look forward to more of their books.
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