Thursday, August 8, 2013

Vlog Post with T.M. Gaoeglein


Photo Content from T.M. Goeglein

T.M. Goeglein began his career as a writer of print and television ads for a host of advertising and media companies. As a screenwriter, he created both original scripts and worked as a script doctor for several production companies in Los Angeles. He was an original contributor to the Huffington Post 'Living' section, and continues to write for both the national edition and Huffington Post Chicago. Read T.M. Goeglein's stories on the Huffington Post.

His debut young adult novel, COLD FURY, will be published by Penguin/Putnam in 2012 and is the first in a trilogy; he’s currently working on the second book. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Laura, and two young children.

        


Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 - 9
Series: A Cold Fury Novel (Book 2)
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Speak; Reprint edition (August 14, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0147511410
ISBN-13: 978-0147511416


Praise for COLD FURY Trilogy

"Readers will no doubt enjoy the action-packed scenes and quick getaways . . . an engaging thriller." VOYA

"Engaging, including action sequences that are forthright and expeditious." SLJ

"For readers who have had to look to adult suspense like James Bond for a rush, this one has a heroine worth cheering." Booklist

“...several fun hooks...” Publishers Weekly

"Goeglein’s book has a lot going for it—Sara Jane's school friendships, her warm relationship with her family, cool Mob stuff, boxing action, some humor . . . " Kirkus Reviews



TEN THINGS YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL YEARS IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME.
  • I’d kiss that one girl sooner until waiting until senior year. Mistake. And then I never saw her again.
  • I’d play more baseball and run less track…the world’s most boring sport.
  • I wouldn’t sell that 1966 Mustang.
  • I’d kick that one kid’s ass because he deserves it, and still does.
  • I’d crack a book, at least once in a while.
  • No school lunches. Ever.
  • A haircut immortalized in a sophomore year class pic. Holy crap. No, no, no.
  • That other kid, the one I should’ve stuck up for…I still think about him.
  • Smoking in the boy’s room, literally. Idiotic.
  • I’d enjoy it instead of dreading it, because high school is a really cool, weird time that’s over almost as soon as it starts.
THIS OR THAT WITH T.M. GOEGLEIN
PARIS OR VENICE
I love Paris but I have to say Venice; I’m a water person and it’s easily the wettest city on earth.

DEODORANT OR PERFUME
It’s hard to beat Old Spice deodorant for a manly man like me, but I do like a little Aqua di Parma now and then.

WINTER OR SUMMER
I live in Chicago, where winter seems to last forever, which makes summer so awesome…summer, summer, summer!

VAMPIRE DIARIES OR TWILIGHT
Vampire Diaries; for such a wild premise, it somehow seems more real.

ANGELS OR DEMONS
Demonic angels. Nothing creepier.


FALL OR SPRING
Fall makes me tense, knowing that Chicago winter is lurking around the corner. I prefer Spring…I love birds and butterflies and baseball!

LORD OF THE RINGS OR HARRY POTTER
I have to say Harry Potter, for the way the series gets increasingly dark and murderous. I love it when Harry gets his glasses knocked off of his face.

ICE CREAM OR SORBET
Have you read FLICKER & BURN? I’ll never eat ice cream again!

COKE OR PEPSI
Neither…I don’t like soft drinks. If I’m going to get jacked on caffeine, it’s going to be from a huge iced coffee.

CABIN IN THE WOODS OR CONDO ON THE BEACH
Condo on the beach, no contest. Woods freak me out and cabins, with all of that moldy rusticity, are not my style. I need sand and an ocean.


Sara Jane Rispoli is still searching for her missing family, but instead of fighting off a turncoat uncle and crooked cops, this time she finds herself on the run from creepy beings with red, pulsing eyes and pale white skin chasing her through the streets in ice cream trucks; they can only be described as Ice Cream Creatures. They're terrifying and hell bent on killing her, but they're also a link to her family, a clue to where they might be and who has them.

While she battles these new pursuers, she's also discovering more about her own cold fury and more about the Chicago Outfit, how the past misdeeds--old murders and vendettas--might just be connected to her present and the disappearance of her family. But connecting the dots is tough and time-consuming and may finally be the undoing of her relationship with the handsome Max--who's now her boyfriend. But for his own safety, Sara Jane may have to end this relationship before it even really starts.

Her pursuers who've shown her her mother's amputated finger and the head of the Chicago Outfit who's just whistled her in for a sit-down make a romance unthinkable. The only thing that matters is finding her family and keeping everyone she loves alive.


The thrill and suspense that were focal elements in T.M. Goeglein’s Cold Fury are magnified in the sequel, Flicker & Burn. Sara Jane Rispoli is still without a family and her determination is as strong as ever. The path to finding clues to their whereabouts gets a bit bizarre when a group of pale-skinned beings with vivacious red eyes are hot on her tracks. They want her dead and Sara Jane must do what it takes if she wants to ever see her family again. She’s learning more about her cold fury and her family legacy. Keeping a boyfriend will require deep considerations as all of her time is mainly dedicated to finding her family.

The Cold Fury (The Ghiaccio Furioso) of Sara Jane Rispoli’s family legacy is quite lethal. Goeglein’s writing style manages to capture her furious with precision that readers will be just as fumed as her. She’s no longer na├»ve and has grown up a lot. She’s taken all of these bad situations that she caught herself into and used it as a way in redefining her views and who she is. It also helps her to make the right decisions and avoid becoming someone she doesn’t want to become.

Dissecting everything in the Rispoli Notebook, there are secrets about her family that she would rather forget. The pace of the sequel is a bit different from the first but it allows readers to finally get some deep insights towards her Cold Fury. There are plenty of action and revelation that will keep the pages turning. Characters are vividly live and come from a spectrum of different personalities. Her overweight sidekick, Doug, is all comedy and the very handsome Max made the right companions for SJ.

The paranormal elements are more prominent this time around with the “Ice Cream Creatures”. This great plot delivered a handful of twists that leaves readers in shock and totally surprised when they are revealed. It was built to be a good series and Flicker & Burn is proving it to be an amazing one. Goeglein is paving a path that many readers will sure to follow as they are dying to see how everything is connected and how it will end in the final book. Flicker & Burn will leave a scar on you, the good kind, and one that will remind you how remarkable it is.


You can purchase Flicker & Burn at the following Retailers:
  

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you T.M. GOEGLEIN for making this giveaway possible.

3 Winners will receive a Signed Copy of Flicker & Burn by T.M. Goeglein.
5 Winners will receive a Surprise ART Bookmark by James Vallesteros.

WEEK ONE 
AUGUST 7th WEDNESDAY JeanBookNerd VLOG & REVIEW
AUGUST 8th THURS
DAY Girls Heart Books REVIEW
AUGUST 9th FRIDAY Beneath the Cover REVIEW
AUGUST 9th FRIDAY Emilie’s Book World CHARACTER INTERVIEW
AUGUST 10th SATURDAY TTC Books and More FAVORITE THINGS
AUGUST 11th SUNDAY Best Books REVIEW
AUGUST 11th SUNDAY As You Wish Reviews REVIEW
AUGUST 12th MONDAY Sassy Book Lovers REVIEW
AUGUST 13th TUESDAY A Dream Within a Dream REVIEW & DREAM CAST

WEEK TWO
AUGUST 13th TUESDAY The Reader Lines TENS LIST
AUGUST 14th WEDNESDAY Rose’s Book Corner REVIEW
AUGUST 15th THURSDAY Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace REVIEW & TENS LIST
AUGUST 15th THURSDAY Lady Amber’s Reviews EXCERPT
AUGUST 16th FRIDAY Framed in Words REVIEW
AUGUST 17th SATURDAY Read-A-holicZ CHARACTER INTERVIEW
AUGUST 18th SUNDAY Ya-aholic REVIEW
AUGUST 18th SUNDAY Magic of Words GUEST POST
AUGUST 19th MONDAY Chapter by Chapter REVIEW
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