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Wehr Wolff Castle by B. Bentley Summers - Book Tour + Giveaway

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Wehr Wolff Castle
The Wehr Wolff Chronicles Book 1
by B. Bentley Summers
Historical Horror, LGBT

During the rise of Nazi Germany, Hagen Messer joins the Royal Air Force as
an American soldier who specializes in tracking. He’s attached to
British commandos and given a seemingly simple mission—to find a
captive and destroy a dam—but everything goes awry. Hagen’s plane
crashes into Germany’s Wehr Forest and he has to use his
extrasensory abilities to track the captive to nearby Wehr Wolff
Castle, a secret Nazi base where vile experiments are being

Hagen and his surviving team members must sneak into the castle and devise
a way to destroy the experimental labs creating diabolical creatures.
Hagen is horrified to find Nazis and scientists with no scruples, and
at the most inconvenient time, he learns that he may be in love with
one of his teammates, an Irishman named Liam. In order to protect his
love and his friends, Hagen must feign nonchalance amidst pure
degeneracy and suspicion. Hagen soon discovers, though, that he is in
over his head.

What may not only redeem him, but also save his lover and friends, is a
childhood past and a darkness lurking deep inside him, just waiting
to be engaged.

How much research do you do when writing a story and what are the best sources you’ve found for giving an authentic voice to your characters?
For any novel, whether it is supernatural, or Sci-Fi, or horror, I have to do research. How much blood can someone lose before passing out or dying? How fast must a vehicle travel to hit an object head-on and flip in the air? How many lightyears away is the nearest blackhole.

It helped with Wehr Wolff Castle that many components were fiction as I could focus more on plot as I made up locations and areas. But I needed to stick as much as I could to the timeline of the day, make sure I used the right weapons or uniforms – and that required research.

In most cases, I utilize the internet, but I do gather articles and books. A person knowledgeable on the subject, like Nazi history, is really helpful .

When I write a real historical fiction novel someday with real places and people who really live I will likely travel to area, search personal memoirs as well as dive into historical books of that event. I’ll need to hire specific editors knowledgeable of that time period just to check facts. It’ll be quite time consuming.

What’s harder, naming your characters, creating the title for your book or the cover design process?
Naming characters is a tough one for me. I end up looking up names to see their ancestry etiology. I also always want each character to have their own unique name that does not sound like another character’s name, and this takes a very intentional focus and preparation.

I also like unique names that are not common.

The most difficult process for me though is when I have some unimportant characters that are in a scene and are about to die.  They don’t really need an official name like John or Henry, but they need something that tags them so it’s easy for the reader to follow like “Green-Eye-Creep”, “Big-Nose”, or “Woman-Hater”.

How do you answer the question “Oh, you're an author...what do you write?"
If the person is just plain curious: Sci-Fi and Horror

If the person is obviously gay or transgender: Gay erotica. And I’ll add if the person keeps listening, Sci-Fi, Dark Fantasy, and Supernatural.

If the person is being polite but not real interested: I say lots of Zombie stuff.

What does your family think of your writing?
My mother is my biggest reader and has read almost everything of mine. She hates prison violence so she skipped Fresh Meat. The close second best reader is my sister who, from what I understand, reads my stuff while she’s on the treadmill.

My dad rarely read when I was a kid but then he was a full-time engineer at Boeing. He is now becoming the prolific reader doing spy novels, and recently tackled Ken Follet’s Pillars of the Earth. And if my ears didn’t deceive me last time I was home… I think he said he was going to read my Gay Romance Erotica with a Dark Fantasy theme, Merlin’s Rogues.

Tell us about your current work in process and what you’ve got planned for the future.
I hold a doctorate degree in psychology and I’m licensed to practice in Texas, and soon to be in Oregon and California. I started work with the Department of VA and now I’m a contractor seeing veterans who are claiming disabilities. My basic goal at this time is paying for editing costs for my newest works.

My nonfiction book, Queer Sense, which describes how we all form attitudes towards LGBTQA, will be published hopefully in the next year. A big goal is to fall in line with more LGBT consultation. I foresee companies will have a higher need to create safe working environments.

Of course, I’m always looking for the novel breakout J 

Bryce is a psychologist, author, and the founder of Queer Sense Theory. 

Bryce writes popular fiction genres meant for all audiences under Bryce
Bentley Summers, and pens gay fiction under B. Bentley Summers,
although he'd argue that anyone would enjoy his gay fiction

Bryce's full time work is at the Veteran Affairs where he has been employed
for five years. He has extensive history of working with people
diagnosed with PTSD and he used these experiences when writing Fresh

The novel, Fresh Meat, recently won Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards for
best gay fiction. This piece is more than just a book, but embraces
gay identity while deploring the hateful violence that happens in the
U.S. prison system, and across the world. The book parallels the
vicious Man-Punk prison system to the long ago abolished American
Slavery System. However, Fresh Meat is not non-fiction, but fiction,
and it's genre is best described as Supernatural Horror. 

Rotville and The Zombie Squad, are two of Bryce's recent completions. The
Zombie Squad is a teen Post-Apocalyptic Thriller that recently
received Reader's Favorite 5-Stars. This novel has humor and is fast
pace, that follows four teens in New Orleans who find themselves not
only chased by psycho gangsters, but in the middle of zombocalypse.
Rotville is a new adult/ adult Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic Horror that
takes place in the near future, in a city called Rotville where
people with a rot disease are quarantined. Inside this city is the
mega prison Colleseo, where inhumane experiments are carried out on
inmates. It's also the birthplace of Dylan, a super soldier who must
fight his way out, save a couple of youths from the new deadly
mutants, and keep from being re-caught by the greedy director.

Bryce is also the author of the fiction Young Adult Dark Fantasy/ Sci-Fi
series AMEN TO ROT. The novel NYTE GOD is the conclusion to this
series. The Amen to Rot series and Nyte God pit Ace and his friends
against alien invaders who are turning humans into mutant

Bryce authors popular fiction with a style that entices readers of all
backgrounds to consume, and makes every attempt to make his
characters diverse. 

As noted, Bryce does dabble in gay fiction, and pens it under B. Bentley
Summers, though in truth, these works are meant for everyone to read.
Bryce is the founder of Queer Sense, a theory that describes how
people form attitudes. The theory provides insight into how specific
components in cultural contexts shape our beliefs and values, which
ultimately form our attitudes. The nonfiction book, QUEER SENSE: How
Are Attitudes Formed? A Revolutionary Guide for Teens, Parents,
Mental Health Professionals and Anyone Interested in Queer Theory, is
due out by 2016.

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