Monday, August 22, 2011
Bastard Promotion: Tim Marquitz the Author
One of the main reasons I decided to start this blog is to help promote books and authors I've enjoyed and one of them is Tim Marquitz. I mean his books, definitely his books... If I can't do that much, then all this effort would be a waste of my time.
Tim Marquitz came to my attention with his debut Armageddon Bound, first in the Demon Squad series, through a review from Mihir posted in Fantasy Book Critic in December 2009. This was all before Mihir and I became online buddies, or whatever lame descriptor you can come up with that signifies something that resembles online friendship. Went ahead and started a thread on SFFWorld, where I'm usually found discussing books, to see if anyone had heard of it; they hadn't. And Tim being the sneaky metal-head ninja that he is, joined the convo and conned a few of us to try his books. Well needless to say that we all enjoyed it and became quite excited with the incredible level of comedy he provided in his book. He still prowls the forum discussing various books, which I think is great.
Now, let me just say if you're looking for a literary masterpiece, please look elsewhere. If you're looking for an action packed, roller-coaster, filled with witty dialogue, and well timed jokes, including some of the dirty and perverse variety, then you're in the right place. Because that's what he has to offer. The mine of great comedy lines alone are worth the price of admission regardless of what you may feel the strength and weaknesses of the book are. This is a different flavor from the usual Urban Fantasy you might encounter, amidst the familiar, and that alone should make it worth looking into.
I recently finished the sequel of the series titled Resurrection and really enjoyed it, easily one of my favorite reads so far this year. It also convinced me that Tim has arrived on the scene, what's left is getting the word around. More of that when I post my Bastard Reaction in a few days or so, but worth mentioning is that Marquitz has clearly been working on his writing craft and is becoming a more skillful writer.
Tim Marquitz's books are currently published by Damnation Books which is a small press. We all can appreciate how difficult is being part of a small press and finding success, so I say take a chance. He writes some urban fantasy, some horror, and most recently, some epic fantasy.
Here's a list of published books by Tim Marquitz:
Demon Squad: Armageddon Bound
Demon Squad: Resurrection
Sepulchral Earth: The Long Road
Sepulchral Earth: The Temple of the Dead
Dawn of War (Blood War Trilogy)
For more information you can visit his website, blog, or twitter. He''s often online and likes to hear from fans, so make sure you drop him a line, he won't bite (unless you're into that sort of thing).
And lastly, there's a little girl out there part of a family Tim knows that could use your help as she battles Leukemia, please click here for details.