Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Vesik Series Tour

Title-Days Gone Bad

Series- Vesik # 1

By Eric R. Asher

Genre- Urban Fantasy

My name is Damian Valdis  Vesik. I am a necromancer, an ability feared and hated as much as the powers my master and I set ourselves against. We've vanquished many evils, but now something is releasing an old darkness, forcing us to hunt an enemy beyond anything I’ve faced before. I was already busy enough with vampires, fairies, witches, Watchers, weddings, and … damn, I need a vacation.

Foster’s howl shattered the night. It grew into a scream as his body began to glow. Swirls of orange and red flickered into being around him, spinning faster and rowing thicker as he called on the wild fae. A swirling sphere of color like the storm clouds of Jupiter swallowed the van and Foster with it. The entire scene burst into a nova of flame and I closed my eyes against the light, the blast of heat hitting me like a desert wind. Foster’s scream fell silent. I heard his sword slide out of its sheath as he stepped from the smoke and flame. His body and wings were covered in soot, but no burns marred his flesh.

The smell hit me as the wards were dissolved by the fa
powered flames. The stench of burning skin and hair was overwhelming. I stepped away from the inferno, blinked a few times, and followed Foster into the garage.

“What will the authorities find?” I said.

“Nothing but a burned out van.” Foster’s voice was dead, his knuckles stark white with the pressure he put on the hilt of his sword.

Can you share your idea of the perfect soundtrack to ‘Days Gone Bad’ with us? 

Open Hand – Her Song

Open Hand – You and Me

My Chemical Romance – The Ghost of You

My Chemical Romance – Cemetery Drive

Brand New – Luca

Paramore – Misery Business

Evanescence – Tourniquet

Murder By Death – One More Notch

Senses Fail – Rum is for Drinking, Not for Burning

J.S. Bach – The Cello Suites (performed by Yo-Yo Ma)


Title-Wolves and the River of Stone

Series- Vesik  # 2

By- Eric R. Asher

Publication Date- October 22nd, 2013

Genre- Urban Fantasy
Philip, Zola’s boyfriend from one hundred and fifty years ago, is not nearly as dead as we thought. I really wish he was. Not only has he kidnapped Zola, but he’s raising an army to scour humanity from the earth. Hopefully the local werewolf pack will help. What could possibly go wrong?
I eased the bullets into my six-barreled pepperbox one at a time, forgoing the speed loader in the name of intimidation. Lewis’s eyes went wide and locked onto the gun.“Where is she?” I said. I took a deep breath, the Missouri River beside us masking every other scent aside from the decay of the blasted zombies. The shadowed tree lines hid us from the nearby population of Saint Charles.

Lewis shook his head.Two days ago we learned Philip was still alive. Yesterday his servants kidnapped Zola. I didn’t know why they took her, but she didn’t go quietly. The Watchers would be using a spatula to clean out the alley where she was  Taken.“You sicced your zombies on us?” I said. “A fairy and a

necromancer?” I glared at Lewis. “I find myself ... irritated.”
Lewis held up his hand and started to speak.

I Holstered  the pepperbox under my arm and wrapped my hand around the shield rune on my staff. A flowing glass surface sprang to life as a thread of power wound into the wood and metal.

“Don’t even think about it,” I said.

Despair washed over Lewis’s face. He was breaking, and I could see it.
 Can you share your idea of the perfect soundtrack to ‘Wolves and the River of Stone’’ with us?
Absolutely! Music has always been a large part of my life. I grew up in orchestra, playing the cello. I’ll list out some of the band and album names, and then the tracks I actually listened to while writing several of the scenes. There were many, many
more, but I’ll keep the list at a reasonable length. :)

My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
-The Sharpest Lives
-Famous Last Words

Matt & Kim - Grand
-Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare
-I’ll Take Us Home

Senses Fail - Still Searching
-The Rapture
-Negative Space
-The Priest and the Matador

AFI - Decemberunderground
-Miss Murder
-Kiss and Control
-The Killing Lights

Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
-Fade Into You
-Into Dust

J.S. Bach – The Cello Suites (performed by Yo-Yo Ma)



About the Author


Eric is a former bookseller, guitarist, and comic seller currently living in Saint
Louis, Missouri. A lifelong enthusiast of books, music, toys, and games, he discovered a love for the written word after being dragged to the library by his parents at a young age. When he is not writing, you can usually find him reading, gaming, or buried beneath a small avalanche of Transformers.




 Author Interview - Book  Bliss
-Every author has had a struggle, from plots not working, to publishers not being interested, what has been your greatest challenge on your journey to writing? Do you have any advice to share on how you surpassed the challenge?

Accepting the fact not everyone is going to like your book, and that’s perfectly okay. These days I am grateful to everyone who has taken the time to read my book. Even if they didn’t particularly enjoy it, I’m glad they gave it a chance. The best advice I can give when it comes to readers not liking your work is to think of your favorite book. The greatest book you’ve ever read that’s verging on a flawless masterpiece. Go look up the reviews on that book. You’ll still find the negative commentary because we all like different   things.

-Authors all have their own schedules and quirks when writing a novel. Some like a certain room in the house, others a certain time of the day. Do you find yourself writing better under certain circumstances?

My office at home is beside our reading nook. We keep two barrister bookcases with signed and hard to find books by our favorite authors and it’s inspiring to me, having those books close by. I also love to visit the locations I write about to experience the area firsthand.

-Are any of the characters in your novels based on people from your life? Care to share any that are?

No, they really aren’t. There are small pieces and quirks and personality traits I’m sure have been influenced by people I know, but no character is intentionally based on any one person.

-If you were to get stuck all alone with any one of your characters, which one and why?If I could pick one, I’d probably have to choose Aeros. The old pile of rocks must be full of stories.
-Do you recall  how your interest in writing originated?I’ve always enjoyed making up stories, which I can only guess came from my love of reading. I had some fantastic teachers in high school always urging me to pursue writing. It wasn’t until about 2005 when I realized I really wanted to sit down and write an entire novel.

-If you could have any view while writing, what would it be?

Sitting in a dark area of the country, without light pollution, and the night sky spread out in all its glory. I’m quite fond of astronomy.

-You're forced to only read one book for the rest of your life- what is it?

Black Sun Rising by C.S. Friedman. It has long been my favorite book, and I don’t see that changing in the near future.

Top Ten influences in your writing
There are many authors that have inspired me with their incredible creativity and prose:David Drake

C.S. Friedman

Neil Gaiman

Melanie Rawn

Patricia Briggs

Tad Williams

Robert Asprin - Myth Adventures was one of the earliest series I loved growing up.

Holly Lisle - Her blogs and guides on writing taught me a great deal about the craft.

The libraries in Saint Louis that enabled me to take so many wonderful adventures as a child.

The passionate teachers I had who helped instill a love for literature.
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My Review Of Both Books

Days Gone Bad (Vesik, #1)Days Gone Bad by Eric R. Asher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

***** I received an ARC copy for an honest review *****

I have to say I felt in love with this book, this book is very bloody, gory and has some scenes that made me seat on the edge of my seat , I love the characters and how this book turne out to be.

I Love the character of Damian Valdis Vesik, now Damian is thirty year old he is the owner of Death's Door, thats a shop that caters to the dark art, he is also a necromancer so he could communicate with the dead also he could se auras and ghost.

Damian has a sister name Sam, now Sam she's a vampire and she was the victim of a brutal attack by a rogue vampire, and she has accepted her fate and is living her new life as the best that she can.

I have to say that I laugh at some of the part of the characters. you really need to read this book, and I cant wait to read the second book of this series.

I really enjoy reading this book, but what can I say I love everything that has to do with the supernatural, and this book is so full of it I want to say THANK YOU AUTHOR ERIC R. ASHER for introducing me to this amazing characters and this awesome book.

Wolves and the River of Stone (Vesik, #2)Wolves and the River of Stone by Eric R. Asher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

***** I received an ARC copy for an honest review *****

OMG Holy Smoke I just finish reading this awesome book, when I read the first book ( Days Gone Bad), I love it but this one I love it even more, I am gone keep this sweet and short since I dont want to give anything away.

I love the characters love the story and of coursed I love anything that has to do with supernatural, meaning demons and other evil things, just love it.

This book had me seating at the edge of my seat, in this book Zola gets kidnapped by her boyfriend, Phillip who is also a necromancer but he is a dark one, he wants to bring all kind of eveil to this realm, and we all know that some of those eveil and humands dont get along to well, and on top of everything alse he is raising an army, thats when Damian comes in with his friend Foster to save Zola, and they get to save her for a short time, and thats when Foster introduce the werewolves, and they agree to help him out in the battle against Phillip.

I really enjoy reading this book, but what can I say I love everything that has to do with the supernatural, and this book is so full of it I want to say THANK YOU AUTHOR ERIC R. ASHER for introducing me to this amazing characters and this awesome book.

Cant wait to read more from this author.

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