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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Featured Author Mike Phillips


I am a self published author.  When I get contacted by other new authors I like to help out when I can.  Mike asked me if I would review his book, I agreed but also told him my plate is really full at the moment so the review won't be done immediately.  However I did see what looked like a promising book so I offered to give him some space here to let others know about his books.  His first post give an interesting insight to his very likeable personality. 

Mike Phillips

The World Below 
by Mike Phillips


Guest Post:   Pet Duck  



Hello everyone, and thank you for reading my guest post. My name is Mike Phillips and my new book is The World Below. I was asked to share a little something about my personal life. I know lots of you have pets, so I thought I’d talk about that. I grew up on a farm in West Michigan. We grew most of our own food and heated our house with wood, and even made our own furniture. For me, the best part of growing up on a farm was the animals. In addition to the livestock, we always had a dog and an abundance of barn cats. My absolute favorite, however, was my pet duck, Peeper. The poor thing didn’t get off to a good start. I remember that the mother and father duck had a nest of eggs, and we knew that it was about time for them to hatch. I had gone into the barn just before bed and been rewarded with the sound of little duck voices. Well, I didn’t want to disturb their momma, so I let them be and came back excited the next morning. What I found was a tragedy. A weasel had come in the night. Mother and father duck and about three ducklings lay dead on the ground. The dog caught up with weasel. It too met an unfortunate end. I was sick and in tears as I looked at it all, but heard a little voice behind me. A single duckling was left. I took it inside and raised it under a light bulb. All the while, I “peeped” at her so she would feel at home. That was a mistake, because even as an adult, Peeper never quite learned to quack just right.  Thank you so much for joining me. I hope you enjoy The World Below. Please visit me at mikephillipsfantasy.com.

General Information:                                                                                     

Title:                                        The World Below
Author:                                    Mike Phillips
Author Website:                      http://mikephillipsfantasy.com
Print ISBN:                             978-1-61572-886-2
Digital ISBN:                          978-1-61572-885-5    

DamnationBooks Link           Damnation Books Coupon Code:       50worldbelow
Synopsis:                                                                                                          

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.

This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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