Welcome to Day 7 of #RRBC’S ’20 WC&BE SPONSORS BLOG TOUR! @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA @pdoggbiker

Welcome to Day 7 of  #RRBC’S ’20 WC&BE SPONSORS BLOG TOUR!  

I am proud to be hosting Author John Podlaski!

Title:  When Can I Stop Running?

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Blurb:

2019 KCT RRBC Runner-Up Silver Award Winner
#RRBC 2020 Rave Review awards: BOOK OF THE YEAR

The year is 1970, and the story follows the two soldiers – impressionable Detroit teenagers – during their long night in a Listening Post (‘LP’), some 200 meters beyond the bunker line of the new firebase. Their assignment as a “human early warning system”, is to listen for enemy activity and forewarn the base of any potential dangers. As they were new to the “Iron Triangle” and its reputation, little did they know that units before them lost dozens of soldiers in this nightly high-risk task and referred to those assigned as “bait for the enemy” and “sacrificial lambs”.

Sitting in the pitch black tropical jungle – with visibility at less than two feet – John’s imagination takes hold throughout the agonizing night, and at times, transports him back to some of his most vivid childhood memories – innocent, but equally terrifying at the time.

As kids, we instinctively run as fast as we can to escape imaginary or perceived danger, but as soldiers, men are trained to conquer their fears and develop the confidence to stand their ground and fight. Running is not an option.

Trailer:  https://youtu.be/UZzOQN5Te6I

Amazon purchase link:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H9BESNC

Author bio:  John served in Vietnam during 1970 and 1971 as an infantryman with both the Wolfhounds of the 25th Division and the 501st Infantry Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, two Air Medals, and a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He has spent the years since Vietnam working in various management positions within the automotive industry and has recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. John is a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 and lives with his wife, Janice, in Sterling Heights, Michigan. They own a 1997 Harley Davidson Heritage and are both members of the Great Lakes Chapter of South East Michigan Harley Owner’s Group. Both retired in 2013 and enjoy not working anymore. John has authored and published four books on Amazon: “Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel”, “When Can I Stop Running?”, “Unhinged”, and “Unwelcomed”. He is currently working on a sequel to “When Can I Stop Running?”

Social links:  John Podlaski | Facebook

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(24) John Podlaski | LinkedIn

Author reading of preface – https://youtu.be/pmNMB5srYns

Thank you for supporting the books and authors along the RRBC ’20 WC&BE SPONSORS BLOG TOUR!  These authors are generous in their support of others so we want to show our support of them in return.  You may follow along each day of the tour by visiting the tour’s home page.  Be sure to leave a comment below to ensure that you have a chance at winning a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Books You May Not Know of….

…But you ought to try!

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Okay, I’ll be honest, I read Dogrun by Arthur Nersesian 17 years ago.  I was going through a break up and a re-evaluation of my life.  The main character goes through a sort if breakup, well, to be honest, her boyfriend dies.  She has to re-evaluate her life.  In addition, she has to look for a job and navigate the world of dating, during which she gets set up with a guy who has a foot fetish.

At any rate, the way she becomes single again is sort of dark and odd, but it had been a bad relationship.  She has a dog (which is awesome), and she lives in New York, hence, the need for a dog run.  If you enjoy laughing at things you shouldn’t laugh at and identify with characters whose lives seem like one screw up after another, you’ll like Dogrun.  It’s sort of a Bridget Jones mixed with Bernadette Peters’ in the movie “Slaves of New York.” It was published by MTV books, but I looked it up recently and it seems to have gotten another publisher.  Now, go find your copy and get ready to laugh from a dark, twisted side of you!

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You can find this book at https://www.amazon.com/Dogrun-Arthur-Nersesian-ebook/dp/B003N3TUAM in Kindle or paperback.  It is not appropriate for kids under sixteen.

The subject of this book came up in a conversation with my boyfriend.  To make a long story short, I have loaned him the book because I thought it fit right in with his sense of humor.  Then, I got the idea for this post.  I picked this book up because of the blurb and the MTV books on the back (which is probably now defunct) and did not regret it.  After getting a Kindle in 2012, I started reading many of those books Amazon recommends, and I’ve been rewarded for that choice about 80% of the time.  There is beauty in choosing to read a book that everyone else may not have heard of yet.  This is why I started this post series.  I look forward to sharing more books with you!