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Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds by Peter Adam Salomon - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway


Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds
by Peter Adam Salomon

Genre:
YA SciFi Thriller

Over eight billion people died when the world ended.

Two survived.

L and M don’t know why they’re alive. They don’t remember what
happened. Addicted to a drug that kills them for eight minutes and
thirty-two seconds, they risk the end of humanity in order to learn
the truth.
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Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds is a strange story that has a slight Flatliners vibe. 
It's a post-apocalyptic-esque sci-fi story about a virus that wipes out the entire planet...save for two people. Unfortunately for those two people, L and M, they don't know anything. They don't know their names, what happened, where they are, or why they're able to die and come back after eight minutes and thirty two seconds. 
I found this story to be a bit odd. At first, it was a little confusing and hard to get into, but once it got going, I found it hard to put down. I was invested in what was going on with L and M, and I was curious to know if they would uncover the truth about everything. 
Even though I struggled a bit at first, this book definitely intrigued me and kept me on my toes. Slowly piecing things together along with L and M was a fascinating experience. 
The one thing that amused me most was the names of the characters. There was David, Yasmeen, Levi, Amy, Stephanie, and Billy. The only reason I found it amusing is because my name is Jasmine (similar to Yasmeen), my husband's name is David, my older son's name is Levi, and my best friend from preschool-high school was named Stephanie. 
If you enjoy YA sci-fi, post-apocalyptic books, and books with mysteries that need solving, you'll want to grab a copy of Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds today.
4 stars from me.
How did you come up with the title of your first novel?


My first novel went by the name THE MYSTERY OF HENRY FRANKS for years, until my editor at Flux decided too many books, past and present, had a similar structure of THE _______ OF _______. So they chopped off ‘THE MYSTERY OF,’ which lead to having to add the words ‘A Novel’ in small letters underneath the title so people didn’t think the book was called ‘PETER ADAM SALOMON’ written by ‘Henry Franks.’ To this day, however, I’ll still receive emails addressed to Henry. Or Frank, for that matter.

Peter Adam Salomon is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators, the Horror Writers Association, the Science Fiction
& Fantasy Writers of America, the Science Fiction Poetry
Association, the International Thriller Writers, and The Authors Guild.


His debut novel, HENRY FRANKS, was published by Flux in 2012. His second
novel, ALL THOSE BROKEN ANGELS, published by Flux in 2014, was
nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Young
Adult fiction. Both novels have been named a 'Book All Young
Georgians Should Read' by The Georgia Center for The Book.

His short fiction has appeared in the Demonic Visions series among other
anthologies, and he was the featured author for Gothic Blue Book III:
The Graveyard Edition. He was also selected as one of the Gentlemen
of Horror for 2014. 

His poem 'Electricity and Language and Me' appeared on BBC Radio 6
performed by The Radiophonic Workshop. Eldritch Press published his
first collection of poetry, PseudoPsalms: Prophets (nominated for the
Elgin Award), and his second and third poetry collections,
PseudoPsalms: Saints v. Sinners and PseudoPsalms: Sodom (nominated
for the Elgin Award), were published by Bizarro Pulp Press. In
addition, he was the Editor for the first books of poetry released by
the Horror Writers Association: Horror Poetry Showcase Volumes I and II.

He founded both National Dark Poetry Day (Oct. 7) and the annual
international Horror Poetry Showcase for the Horror Writers Association.



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