Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What Casts the Shadow Virtual Book Tour

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Enter the Rafflecopter to win a $50 Amazon/BN gift card. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour (and more chances to win).

A troubled young rock musician, a mystic mentor, and a generation of lost souls longing for a new voice to emerge from thewilderness...

When an altercation outside of a performance venue nearly proves fatal, Brandon Chane begins to realize how far his life is spinning out of control. His efforts to channel his pain, frustration and thwarted loves into his music may not suffice to save him. Then he meets Saul, a crisis counselor with the soul of an ancient medicine man, and a far-reaching journey of healing - one that may teach him how to steer away from the very edge of the abyss - begins.

Enjoy an excerpt:

Saul’s office was arranged much like others I’d seen: A dark cherry desk, glossy clean; plaques, proclaiming his education and other achievements, hanging on the wall behind. All the prominent names in the field of psychology cluttered his bookcase. Most of the titles that Tommy had found for me at the library made an appearance there. Saul invited me to sit in a brown leather recliner. I didn’t want to tilt it back; but I kept feeling like I was about to fall out of that chair when it was in the upright position.

Saul leaned forward and smiled like he harbored a secret. “I’d like to start, Brandon, by assuring you that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with you. You have no ‘problems’ per se. You aren’t evil, because there is no such thing. And if you’re ignorant, then you are no more so than every other human to ever walk the Earth. Now, is any of that reassuring?”

It almost sounded like he was trying to provoke an argument. Yet his manner and tone implied that he meant every word he said in the most literal sense.

“Of course,” he went on, “that’s all true only from a perspective that you may have to work hard to arrive at. When you’re suffering, it definitely feels like something is wrong with you; and the seeming causes of that suffering are problems. They are the embodiment of evil. And every smiling person you see must be privy to answers that have totally eluded you.”

About the Author:
Seth Mullins draws upon the great sweep of human soul-journeying to weave his tales. He's inspired by music, shamanism, dreams and the mysteries and miracles of our inner life. His greatest love as a writer is for fiction that depicts a journey towards self-awareness in the deepest sense.

"Probably the most valuable thing that I learned throughout my spiritual journey in this life is the importance of trusting in one's self. Many of our cultural lessons encourage us to ignore or even fear our inner reality. And yet it is this realm that really does hold the answers to all of our questions, and can point the way towards the most fulfilling life experiences possible for us."

Mr. Mullins has lived in Maine, Connecticut, New Mexico, Oregon and Vermont. (Humanity's Way Forward - website) (The Edge of the Known by Seth Mullins - blog)
Amazon author page:
Buy "What Casts the Shadow?" (The Edge of the Known) on Amazon

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Seth Mullins said...

Thank you for hosting me, Dana :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the release!


MomJane said...

This really sounds like an excellent story.

Vlad Kotovskiy said...

I hope to win)

Seth Mullins said...

My gratitude to everyone who has visited and commented. I enjoy the discourse around a book, and the various themes woven within it, as much as I do the writing process itself. :)

Mary Preston said...

An interesting excerpt.

Andra Lyn said...

what's your favorite thing about touring seth??

Seth Mullins said...

Hi Andra :) You know, there are so many things, and I hardly know where to start... I live in the pretty small town, in a state that sees, like, half a year of winter ;) - So the online world can be a form of 'travel' for me, a means of getting around and seeing new sights when I can't do so physically. So the first thing I enjoy is coming to a site and experiencing it like a new environment.

You can sense things about people by the way they design their online 'home', by the guest posts/interviews/excerpts that they choose to host...A tour is really, like, its own kind of art form.

And then there's the interactions. Writing is such a solitary endeavor; once I finish the period of creative gestation it's great to be able to get out and talk about the process and the story itself. To me, art is only art if it's shared.