I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the WAR OF THE ANIMALS by Jonathan Decoteau Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:

Title: WAR OF THE ANIMALS (Book 1): The Shut Face Of Thunder

Author: Jonathan Decoteau

Pub. Date: June 26, 2023

Publisher: Animus Nor Books

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 266

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/WAR-OF-THE-ANIMALS

The eBook is FREE on ALL retailer sites!

War breaks out. This time, nature fights back...

A failed effort to weaponize animals awakens their intellects. The military responds by creating death camps to exterminate infected animals. Moon Shadow, an Arctic white wolf, unites with White Claw, a polar bear king, to form Animus Nor, the first animal republic, to negotiate peace. The uneasy peace is broken with the rise of Azaz, lord of the grizzly bears. Azaz attacks human settlements, considering humans an invasive species that wreaks havoc on bears and the environment. A world war breaks out as animals face humans and each other to see who will become the true apex species.

Will humanity win, or will nature triumph in the end?


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Book Trailer:


Five Favorite Older Animal Movies

Since War of the Animals (Book 1): The Shut Face of Thunder deals with animals taking over the known world and building their own worldwide civilizations, I thought I’d honor my five favorite animals movies, in no particular order.  All pictures courtesy of Google Images.

Watership Down (1978)

Watership Down: Perspectives On and Beyond Animated Violence: Animation:  Key Films/Filmmakers Catherine Lester Bloomsbury Academic

This 1978 classic captured the heart and soul of rabbits in a totally unique way.  I still remember seeing the shadowy rabbits who had just died and hearing “Bright Eyes” by Art Garfunkel.  What an impression image and song made!

My Dog Skip (2000)

My Dog Skip (2000) - IMDb

This 2000 movie reminds me of how precious time with any loved one can be, especially if that loved one is your best friend.

March of the Penguins (2005)

Amazon.com: March of the Penguins : Morgan Freeman, Morgan Freeman, Jordan  Roberts, Luc Jacquet, Yves Darondeau, Christophe Lioud, Emmanuel Priou:  Prime Video

If any movie celebrates the resilience of life in all its glory, it’s a penguin movie that reminds us of how much we have to learn about love, parenting, and endurance from the animal world!

Planet of the Apes (1968)

A Case for The Classics: Planet of the Apes - The Georgetown Voice

The iconic picture says it all!  Ask anyone the first film they think of that chronicles animals taking over, and chances are this will be this movie—for good reason.

Charlotte’s Web (1973)

Charlotte's Web,' 1973 | Top 10 Saddest Kids' Movies | TIME.com

Few movies teach about friendship, miracles, and the cycle of life as well as this 1973 classic.


About Jonathan Decoteau:

I am a nature lover who lives and teaches in beautiful, pastoral New England.

The War of the Animals books were inspired by the 2020 pandemic lockdown. I remember driving by animals that freely roamed the streets after we were in lockdown (I was getting groceries—not ignoring state mandates—I promise!). I felt for the first time how much the animals were in lockdown whenever we weren’t. That inspired the idea of a variety of animals having voices and speaking up for the earth. I started writing the books shortly thereafter.

I write because I love doing so. I’ve been published by a small press and a few literary journals. Before self-publishing the War of the Animals books, I wrote The Naked Earth, named 2008 Fiction Book of the Year by The Online Journal of News and Current Affairs. I also received a Writer’s Notes Magazine general fiction book award for my stories in Sing of the High Country.

Contact Info: waroftheanimals@gmail.com

Photo Caption: Cavendish Cliffs, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of WAR OF THE ANIMALS, US Only.

Ends December 26th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:


Jazzy Book Reviews

Guest Post/IG Post


Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post/IG Post


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Blog Spotlight/IG Post


Writer of Wrongs

Guest Post


Books and Kats


Week Two:


Lifestyle of Me



Locks, Hooks and Books



Rajiv's Reviews

Review/IG Post



IG Review



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Week Three:


Callisto’s calling

IG Review


A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic/TikTok Post


Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post


the original B00K nerd

FB Review/IG Post



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Week Four:


Kim's Book Reviews and Writing Aha's

Review/IG Post


Confessions of the Perfect Mom

Review/IG Post



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The Momma Spot