Bit nervous. At 1.50pm tomorrow (NY time), doing a podcast for book expo America in Manhattan. Interview about Rapture and the Rapture trilogy. Be the longest 3 minutes of my life. Hope I don't choke. Almost as good as being there. Almost. Not sure when it goes up but will post it when it does.
As you may or may not know, the second book in the Rapture Trilogy, Tribulation, is out in October, 2012. ARC's will be available around two months prior.
At this stage, the following quotes praising Rapture will be in Tribulation (probably inside the cover or in the first few pages). If you are a reviewer, have a book review blog site and you would like your words immortalized in print (sorry - obviously positive reviews only), there is still potentially time to review Rapture before Tribulation goes to print.
If you would like a copy (probably an e-book due to time frames), please contact the publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org
Praise for Rapture
“This book really surprised me as to how good it was. As a dystopian junkie this one is high on my recommendation list. I will be watching out for the next installment of this series because now I'm hooked.”
“Rapture is written in a beautiful, hauntingly way full of descriptive style that leaves your mind tingling. Phillip W. Simpson expertly braids together an action-packed, coming-of-age story that both females and males of all age will enjoy.”
“Would I recommend Rapture? Definitely, if you love demons, battle scenes aplenty and a great ending, you’ll love this!”
“One thing that made the book so enjoyable was the pacing, which I thought was perfect. There would be some moments of downtime, but an action scene would quickly follow so the story never got dull. And what's even better is that Simpson really knows how to write action.”
“Not a single scene felt like a drag or filler. WOW, the fighting scenes felt fresh and not repetitive at all.”
“I have to say that the author is a master at describing Sam’s fight moves with his swords. It is easy to get into monotonous repetitions, but I never felt that happening anywhere in the book. The fight sequences have been terrifically choreographed and I just loved getting immersed in them.”
“…this book is one of the most unique post-apocalyptic YA books I've seen yet. Fast-paced and engrossing, it kicks off … - and doesn't slow down.”
“Rapture is a beautifully told story in an ugly setting. The writing is descriptive but straight-forward, the settings are familiar yet new and the characters are engaging, evil or otherwise. I am so happy that I gave this book a chance – Mr. Simpson is an incredibly talented writer and I will be eagerly awaiting the next installment of this series, which has serious potential to be the next big thing in YA reading.”
“This is a pretty epic story that deals with a lot of hefty issues. Overall this is a really good book that has action and adventure, love and heartbreak, and above all hope.”
Finally! I've just seen the first of the C formats of Rapture off the printing press. Very exciting. The current print version of Rapture is trade paperback size. This C format is the new version. This means smaller but also thicker. See the size comparison below. Should be available shortly.
phillip w. simpson
Phillip W. Simpson is an author of YA and children's books.