Monday, May 6, 2013

Tour Kick Off - The World Below by Mike Phillps

Horror/Urban Fantasy
Date Published: 4/1/2013

In ancient times, magical creatures inhabited the earth. They lived on mountaintops, in trees, at  the bottom of lakes and rivers. But that was long ago, before the human race declared war on the creatures they feared and hated. Now the enchanted peoples are all but gone. Those few that remain fear being stretched out on an examination table in some secret, governmental facility. 
The only place they can hide from the ever increasing number of satellites and smart phones is in the World Below.  Mitch Hardy is going through a hard time in his life. In his early twenties, he was working his way through college when he suffered an accident that left him flat broke and physically deformed. When Mitch decides to make a fresh start in a new town, things start looking up. He finds a place to live, a decent job, good friends. He even meets a nice girl. Unknown to Mitch, his new girlfriend is one of the Elder Race, what some call the Faerie Folk. Mitch doesn’t know that Elizabeth is looking for a father she never knew. The key to finding him is somehow tied up with the mysterious Blade of Caro. Desperate, she steals the Blade from its protector, the despotic ruler of the World Below, the Dragon of Worms, Baron Finkbeiner. When Elizabeth is kidnapped by the Baron, Mitch is pulled into a world or magic and monsters he never imagined. 


Damnation Books Link ( 50% off during the tour. ) Code: 50worldbelow

Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Writing as a career is still far off for me. It would be nice to devote myself to writing full
time, but I also like my professional career. Who knows?

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

For me, writing is a joy. I do it to relax. When things get tough or it begins to feel like
work, then I put it away until I’m ready to start again.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of
Your Family?

Writing was always my secret hobby. I’m a Safety Engineer by trade and education. It’s
not a profession that sparks creativity. My friends and family were pretty surprised when
I handed them a copy of Reign of the Nightmare Prince, my first novel.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

My third novel, Dawn of Ages, is due out in November 2013. I’m am currently working
on a sequel to The World Below. I’m about two thirds through the first draft. My short
stories are in print and on the web. Check out for details.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently

My guilty pleasure is the Richard Sharpe novels by Bernard Cornwell. With all the work
on promotions and the new book, it’s great just to kick back and reread an old friend.
Next up is Sharpe’s Escape, a favorite.

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Check out the new Horror/Urban Fantasy novel, The World Below. It is a wild mix of
action and adventure, magic and mystery.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?

Both. Recorded books are easier on the Mp3

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?

Both, especially ice cream.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?

Neither. I was potatoed (ie, fed waaay too many) as a child and never eat the things now.

#4 – Comedy or Drama?

Both, except sit-coms. I’m not much of a fan of sit-coms.

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?

Neither, sorry.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?

Fantasy, definitely fantasy.

#7 – Call or Text?

Both, just depends.

#8 – Public School or Home School?

Public school, toss them to the sharks and let them swim.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate?

Hot chocolate, yum!

#10 – eBook or Paperback?

Hate to say it, but eBook still makes my eyes cross. Paperback it is!

 Mike Phillips is author of The World Below and Reign of the Nightmare Prince. His short stories have appeared in ParAbnormal Digest, Cemetery Moon, Sinister Tales, Beyond Centauri, the World of Myth, Mystic Signals and many others. Online, his work has appeared in Lorelei Signal, Kzine, Bewildering Stories, Midnight Times, and Fringe. He is best known for his Crow Witch and Patrick Donegal series.

Follow Along With This Tour:
May 7 - Logikal Blog - Guest Post/PROMO
May 9 - Kindle Obsessed - Guest Post/PROMO
May 10 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Interview/PROMO
May 12 - Bunny's Reviews - Interview/PROMO
May 14 -My Reading Addiction - Review
May 16 - Texas Book Nook - Review
May 18- Playing Jokers - Review/Guest Post
May 20 - Bea's Book Nook - Guest Post/PROMO
May 21 - Author Ever Leigh - PROMO
May 22 - Bibliophilia, Please - PROMO
May 24 - Must Read Faster- Guest Post/PROMO
May 26 -Mythical Books - Guest Post/PROMO
May 27 - Books and Needlepoint - Interview/PROMO
May 28 - My Cozie Corner- Review
May 30 - Faerie Tale Books - Review/Guest Post
May 31 - Noemi Betancourt- Review/Guest Post
June 2 - RABT Reviews - Review


  1. Good morning, everyone. Mike Phillips here. Thank you for joining us on the book tour. I hope you check out The World Below. I was asked to say a little something about the authors that have influenced my work. The poetry of WB Yates has been a big influence on my writing. I love the imagery. My style of writing is most influenced by James Lee Burke. Beyond that, I must give a nod to Dean Koontz. He taught me how to write suspense, how to draw out key moments to the action more dramatic. Thanks again for joining us. I’m off to work, but I’ll be checking in during the day. Take care, Mike Phillips

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