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Monday, February 20, 2012

Book Tour: Brutal & Perfection: Guest Post by Joel M. Andre

Giving back is Essential

While I love to write horror and my stories like Perfection and Brutal can often leave people thinking I am some kind of a monster, the truth of the matter is that I am a kindred spirit. While taking care of business on paper is a great way to reduce stress, I know there are more important things in real life than the things that go bump in the night.

One of those things I am passionate about is giving back. While modern society seems to be stepping away from helping others, I think it is important that people revisit that concept and I would like to take a moment to write my guest post today on this topic.

What I want to encourage people is to take the time to think about a charity that has made a difference in their life. Despite what we all want to believe, we’ve all been affected in this world in different ways. Some of us have been plagued by cancer either firsthand or through loved ones and organizations like the American Cancer Society have helped millions of people over the years. In turn, places like Susan G. Komen have dedicated their time to fight breast cancer and to fund research.

With all these organizations out there, people should consider taking the time to attach themselves to a cause they feel passionate about. Even if you do nothing more than donate the cost of a Starbucks coffee to them, you can begin to make the difference in the lives of others who are going through an experience similar to the one that you may have previously had. It doesn’t have to just be cancer either. There are organizations out there for heart disease, hungry children, advanced education and so many more causes.

Each and every one of us can make a difference in this world, if we try. No contribution to any charity is too small and in the long run, you are touching the life of another person and helping them in their time of need. Unlike that cup of coffee you’re drinking, this is something you can do that will last someone else a lifetime. Once you start, you will find that you will want to do more.

One thing I am doing this month is donating all royalties from my short story, Autopsy, to the American Heart Association. This is my way of giving back to an organization that helps others and continues to strive to change the lives of people.

Do what you can to make a difference in the world. With so many different opportunities out there, is little doubt that you can find something that you can put your heart and soul into and make a difference at the same time. 

Brutal :
One dark and warm October night in the heart of Arizona, a group of friends are out for an evening of fun. It was a night for celebration, and to draw them away from the world. 

As they drink the night away, a dark and handsome stranger watches them in the distance. His observations going unnoticed as the girls focus on their own conversation.

Too drunk to make it home on their own, the stranger offers the group a ride home in his taxi. Reluctantly, the girls agree.

What follows is a dark and brutal act of revenge decades in the making.

Carol and Tammy Long have fought a constant battle with their weight all their lives. When a stranger on the television offers an amazing new diet plan with a weight loss success rate of 100 percent, Tammy feels like it was an answer to their prayers.

As the pair ventures off to the Verde Valley Weight Loss Clinic things start to take a darker turn. The owner Kathy Black gives them a new take on the classic idea of perfection.

Now, placed in a medical facility where they are constantly monitored, the women learn there is something wrong with perfection.

Author Bio:
Joel M. Andre was born January 13, 1981. At a young age he was fascinated with the written word. It was at fourteen that Poe blew his mind, and Andre began to dabble with darker poetry.

Between the years of 1999 and 2007 Joel was featured in various poetry anthologies and publications. In 2008 he released his first collection,Pray the Rain Never Ends.

Knowing there was something deeper and darker inside of his soul, Joel decided to take a stab at commercialism. Releasing the dark tongue in cheek, A Death at the North Pole, created a dark world among the death of Kris Kringle. Ultimately providing a tale of redemption.

October of 2008 saw Joel release his second book, Kill 4 Me. A tale in which a woman is haunted by a vengeful spirit through text messages and instant messaging.

Taking some time off and doing a lot of soul searching, Joel took things in a new direction and dabbled in the Fantasy Genre with, The Pentacle of Light. The tale dealing with five major races battling for control of Earth, and the acceptance of their God.

Finally, after missing his detective Lauren Bruni, he released the book The Return in October 2009, this time moving the action from the North Pole and placing it in the small Arizona community he was raised in.

Andre’s latest book is The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen about a dead man who seeks revenge on the woman that tormented him in peaceful Northern Arizona.

Currently, he resides in Chandler, AZ.

You can visit his website at

Next Stop:
February 23-Review (Brutal)@ A Good Day To Read

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this. It truly means a lot!

    All the best,

    Joel M. Andre


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