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Monday, July 29, 2019

Of Sound Mind and Someone Else's Body by William Quincy Belle - Blurb Blitz - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host William Quincy Belle and his new book, “Of Sound Mind and Someone Else’s Body”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card or PayPal Cash!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with William and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


Of Sound Mind and Someone Else's Body
by William Quincy Belle

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GENRE: Science Fiction

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BLURB:

Science Fiction with (gasp) sex!

Alan Maitland is a successful businessman on his way up the corporate ladder. Life is good, but life is also full of the unexpected. A scientific experiment goes awry, and Alan’s mind is transferred to the body of Hana Toussaint, a high-class escort. Suddenly, he must not only contend with a new identity, but with the eye-opening experience of living as a female: how to walk in high heels without falling; how to put on a bra without dislocating a shoulder; how to deal with makeup without poking out an eye; and how to get along in a society which in many ways is still male-dominated.

When Alan discovers that Hana has taken over his body, the two of them must work together to find the scientist who can reverse the experiment and give them back their respective lives. Along the way, they must cope with living as each other and learn what it's like to be a member of the opposite sex. And as their adventure goes on, Alan the woman must figure out his growing feelings for Hana the man.

Alan faces the biggest challenge of his life which Hana sums up with one decisive question:

“Are you man enough to be a woman?”

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EXCERPT ONE:

Alan stepped out of the hotel onto the still-busy street. The night air cooled his flushed skin. He took a deep breath and looked around. It was in a nondescript city neighborhood made up of multi-story buildings with commercial fronts. He didn’t recognize anything. Where am I?

He checked Hana’s phone for GPS or a map, but the display showed Enter your password. He had to find somebody to give him directions.

Spotting the illuminated sign of a convenience store, he headed down the street. In the light of the store window, he fished out the wallet and scanned the driver’s license again.

A man walked by, and Alan called out, “Hey, buddy!”

The man continued until he looked at him and stopped. “Hey, baby. What are you doing out so late? As if I need to ask.”

“Do you know where Charlton Street is?”

“If you invite me over, I may be able to help you.” The man grinned.

Alan frowned. What the hell had gotten into this guy? “Charlton Street. Tell me where Charlton Street is.”

The man ambled over and stood close. “Come on, sugar. How about being nice to a guy?” He reeked of alcohol.

“Oh, Christ,” Alan said. He stomped into the store. Behind the counter, a teenage boy flipped through a magazine. “Do you know where Charlton Street is?” Alan asked.

The boy raised his head and stared mesmerized. Alan snapped his fingers in front of the boy’s eyes. “Hey, you there. Where’s Charlton Street?”

The boy stammered, “This is Varick. Go out the door, turn right, and go down five blocks.” He stretched out his arm to point.

“Where’s East Seventy-Eighth Street?”

“That’s the Upper East Side. It’s miles from here.”

“Thanks.”

Alan started for the door, then stopped and gaped at the hand he had used to snap at the boy. He curled his fingers, then splayed them, looking at the long fingernails lacquered in bright red with little blue stars by the cuticles. He assumed the nails were fake, but he couldn’t tell. Then a surprising thought came to him: They were his fingernails.

He glanced up and saw a security mirror over the door. The teenage boy leaned over the counter to stare at his backside. He looked down. The skirt he wore was short, so he showed a lot of leg. No wonder the boy was checking him out. Checking him out? If he knew the truth, he would run for the hills. This was pushing cross-dressing to the limit.

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AUTHOR BIO:


William Quincy Belle is just a guy. Nobody famous; nobody rich; just some guy who likes to periodically add his two cents worth with the hope, accounting for inflation, that $0.02 is not over evaluating his contribution. He claims that at the heart of the writing process is some sort of (psychotic) urge to put it down on paper and likes to recite the following, which so far he hasn't been able to attribute to anyone: "A writer is an egomaniac with low self-esteem." You will find Mr. Belle's unbridled stream of consciousness floating around in cyberspace.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

William will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC or PayPal Cash to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.



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11 comments:

  1. William ~ Good morning! Welcome back! As always it is a pleasure to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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    1. How very kind of you, Ms. Swanson.

      All the best to you in your world. :-)

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  2. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I appreciate it and thank you also for the giveaway.

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  3. Good morning. Happy Monday! What advice would you give to a new author or to someone who is considering publishing something that they've written?

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    1. I’ve published two novels and five collections of short stories. I jokingly say that if I knew back then what I know now, I would have opted for taking French classes. Or knitting.

      But seriously, I would point anyone to Dean Wesley Smith, author of over one hundred books, most notably the novelization of the Star Trek franchise. He offers what I consider to be very practical advice about writing and publishing: It’s a business.

      Literature is considered art, but making money from art is a business. We must lose our pretentiousness about being an “artist” and develop our expertise as a businessperson.

      Take charge, be responsible. We must get involved. We must educate ourselves and become familiar with the entire process: writing and editing, formatting Word documents, uploading to online platforms, working with cover artists, and filling out forms with all necessary information before clicking the Publish button. A tip? For formatting, study the requirements of all platforms on which you are publishing and create your own Microsoft Word “styles” to facilitate the copying of text from one platform to another. If I modify a manuscript, I can have my eBooks and paperbacks uploaded, previewed for any last-minute mistakes, and online in minutes as I rely on no third party for assistance. Indie, as in indie publishing, is short for independent and being independent means being knowledgeable and involved.

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  4. Thank you for participating in this book tour. Being an indie author is an uphill struggle.

    According to Wikipedia, there are 2.2 million new books published each year, 300,000 in the U.S., 150,000 in the United Kingdom, 20,000 in Canada. The book review section of The Washington Post states they get 150 new titles each day. Each day! What are the chances of anyone getting noticed? Even if somebody has written the next classic, there’s the harsh reality of statistics. Having the public choose any particular book out of the annual American field of 300,000 strikes me as being the equivalent of winning the literary lottery. Congratulations, E. L. James: over 70 million copies of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy sold.

    By the way, the above is about new books published each year. According to Google, there are over 150 million books in existence! Literary lottery, indeed!

    There's a lot of junk out there, which means the public is leery of investing their time in anything unknown. Who wants the literary equivalent of bad movie? "I want two hours of my life back." Cheers to the risk-takers who brought E. L. James to the forefront.

    I appreciate you taking the risk.

    All the best to you in your world. :-)

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  5. This sounds fantastic, thanks for sharing!

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  6. Of Sound Mind and Someone Else’s Body

    Currently 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon

    Interested, but not yet committed to reading the book? Visit my web site for a longer excerpt. (Warning: This may be a tad explicit. Of course, now that I’ve said that, it’s even more tempting to go look, right?)

    Still wondering? Here’s what reviewers are saying.

    5 Star Review: Are You Man Enough To Be A Woman?
    "Old theme.
    Delightful twist.
    A platform for an interesting debate over the world’s oldest profession

    That said, William Quincy Belle delivers a delightful story—left me laughing more than once—when ‘fate,’ that kind or cruel circumstance, uproots the lives of two people turning Of Sound Mind and Someone’s Else’s Body into a thought provoking lust love story that may leave you howling. At least, it will provoke your intellect to hear Hana’s argument against our western “prudish outlook on life and all things sexual.”"

    5 star review: Illuminating, Adult Freaky Friday Touches on Gender Issues
    "What a wholly different and intriguing book! It's a very adult, 18+ Freaky Friday variant, with the mind-swap happening between a sex worker and a man in a corporate job. The switch happens almost right away when the man finds his consciousness suddenly in the female sex workers body while she is plying her trade. Parts of this book are highly amusing as both come to grips with their new lives in a different body. But it also gives them an awareness of the trials and tribulations of the other gender in broader society (as well as the difficulty of wearing stilettos). I really enjoyed the conversations between the two mind-swappers. The author makes many points about gender inequality and society without preaching; through the characters, he shows rather than tells. There is some swearing and crude language in the book, but it did seem appropriate in context. I found this to be an illuminating and fascinating read."

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  7. What a great and interesting cover and title! Looks like I found my next book club selection!

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