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HE CAME FOR ME

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HE CAME FOR MINE

 BOOK TWO IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

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Monday, 9 December 2013

KULTURE VULTURES BY BILL & WILLIAM VITKA, BLOG TOUR

 Today, I am hosting 
Bill & William Vitka

Kulture Vultures
& The Plot To Steal The Universe 

I have asked William to write a guest post about how Kulture Vulture came about. You will find his answer to my question below. 

It is a funny tale, I hope you enjoy his answer!


Carolyn


Blurb:
A sinister fleet with a monster at the helm is moving among the stars. The Combine demands absolute obedience or it deals death and destruction. Ruled by a cold-blooded dinosaur with genius IQ, the Combine has enough firepower to crack open a planet like breaking an egg.

Its deadliest weapon is the media.

Against all odds, mutiny has erupted and the seed of the insurrection is Earth.

Rebellion marks Earth as the Combine’s next target. A deadly attack is imminent.
There are five guys who can save the world. Save the world and everything else.
The only problem is they’re dead.





Kulture Vultures: Oh, God. Where Did This Thing Come From?

Kulture Vultures. The Greatest Science Fiction tale ever told.* The epic story of an intergalactic cab driver and his mission to save Earth from a megacorporation run by a tyrant lizard. The sordid tale of that same tyrant lizard trying really hard to masturbate and only kind of succeeding.
Many contemporary scholars have been asking: Where did it come from?
The short answer is: Whiskey.
The slightly longer answer is: Drinking with my dad and mumbling, "We should write a book we actually like."
The even slightly longer answer is: All of the above – then letting our imaginations run utterly wild and psychotic without a helmet on.
We were bored with the books and movies that were streaming out of the shitpile in Big Publishing and Hollywood. It's all terrible. Twilight and then Twilight slash-fiction like 50 Shades of Grey. Or, hey, endless remakes and prequels that don't need to exist.
We decided to make something new. And insane. And silly. And yet has some science in it. And also has genuine heart.
Something that wasn't a cash-grab.
Something new that paid its respects to the old.
This is a close approximation of the back and forth with my dad:
What was the threat? Well, the bad guys could try to blow up the Earth. But that's old. So what's a new twist on it? Earth is the only planet in the galaxy that's producing original culture. Oh, that's not bad. See what I did there? I do, and there's some kind of media conglomerate that's keeping all the other planets under its thumb and the only way to get that Earth culture is through pirate networks. The media conglomerate is run by a tyrant dinosaur!
Of course it's ruled by a tyrant dinosaur. (My dad and I are both basically 12.)
We discussed what kind of heroes we wanted and what our minds' eyes saw in them. Both being New Yorkers, the yellow cab seemed perfectly emblematic. So we settled on an intergalactic taxi driver named Zel who has a Phil Dickian mystique in an X-rated Doug Adams kind of universe. His sidekick needed to be strange and crude and silly. Enter Sprosty, the blue, four-armed pervert.
Great.
They still needed an Earth connection.
Hmm. Who are the great culture-guardians on Earth?
Independent bookstore owners.
Nice.
Now, who are the great minds best-suited to think of a way to stop an alien menace from destroying the world?
The guys who wrote about it all their lives. Duh.
I can name a few of them. But they're dead.
That's not going to be a problem.




William Vitka is a journalist and author and native New Yorker/Pennsylvanian. He’s written for CBSNews.com, Stuff Magazine, GameSpy, On Spec Magazine and The Red Penny Papers to name a few.
His debut novel, INFECTED, was published, kicking and screaming and bloody, in late 2012. His anthology of short stories, THE SPACE WHISKEY DEATH CHRONICLES, was published at the crack of 2013 by Curiosity Quills. EMERGENCE, a prequel to INFECTED, will knock your socks off. His latest book is the alien invasion tale STRANDED.
Find him online at:

 

108 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds like a funny book!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Loving the cover!

christinalfox said...

Happy blitz Day

everything looks awesome

Carrie-Anne said...

That's a really original idea for a book! The cover is also awesome.

Trisha F said...

Hi Carolyn! I'm here to visit for da Blitz! Because YES, you are tagged & you are it! :)

I hope you're having a great day!

Suzanne Furness said...

I may be a little early to the party today but stopping by to wish you a Happy Blitz Day! Enjoy :)

Heather Musk said...

This sounds great, and I love the reasoning for them coming up with it. We need new and imaginative stuff to entertain.

By the way, Happy Blog Blitz!!!

Elise Fallson said...

Sounds like one heck of a ride and a totally fun read! Thanks for sharing Carolyn! (:

Rhonda Albom said...

I also love the cover. Dead guys could be a problem, can't wait to read the solution.

PS: Happy Blitz Day :)

Michelle Wallace said...

Interesting cover design.
Happy Blog Blitz Day, Carolyn!

Kelly Hashway said...

Sounds interesting! Happy blitz day!

DL Hammons said...

Now that is a book fueled by a wicked imagination! Very interesting and I bet a funny read. Kudo's!!

Oh...and Carolyn...you've been BLITZED!!! :)

We are also targeting Charmaine Clancy at http://clancytales.blogspot.com/ if you'd like to stop by.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Guess what Carolyn? It's Blitz Day!!!

Susan Stuckey said...

It sounds like a wonderfully strange and interesting read! Happy Blog Blitz!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Tyrant dinosaur - LOL!

Happy Blitz Day.

Carolyn Brown said...

Thanks so much guys! This was totally unexpected and I am humbled to be one of the Blitzed. Thanks to everyone who has left their thoughtful comments. It is so nice to be part of a group of people who take the time to think of others.

Connie Keller said...

Happy Blog Blitz Day! It's great to find your blog.

Christine Rains said...

The book sounds hilarious! Good luck to William.

And happy blitz day to you, Carolyn! :)

Angeline Trevena said...

Wow; that is some powerful blurb! Happy Blitz Day!

Karen Walker said...

Happy Blitz day from the team

LinWash said...

A very imaginative book!!
Happy Blitz Day!

Zan Marie said...

What a lovely site, Carolyn! Happy Blitz Day!

Beverly Fox said...

This sounds hysterical and very Adams-esque (which is right up my alley!) Congrats on the new book William and Bill, and best of luck with it!

And to Carolyn: Happy Blitz Day! I hope it goes without saying that rock!

Faith Watson said...

I helped an indie writer and romance book blogger market her first book a few months ago--what an amazing crew of readers and writers frequent "your world" ... the community is amazing and even the idea of Blog Tours for books really warmed my heart! I'm so happy for you and wish you increased success in 2014! --faith@pentozen.com

Amy Jarecki said...

LOL, Kulture Vultures sounds like fun! Happy Blitz Day!

Miranda Hardy said...

Enjoy your blitz day, Carolyn.

The book sounds funny, and the cover is awesome.

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

Hi Carolyn, stopping by for Blitz Day. Have a great day and Merry Christmas! D

Deniz Bevan said...

Happy blitz day!
Wow, it's so much fun discovering new authors. Love the concept of Vitka's story!

Nicki Elson said...

Oh gosh yes, I'd bet those short little lizard arms would pose quite a problem in his quest.

Independent store owners to the rescue!

Sounds like an excellent whiskey-induced plot.

Fida Islaih said...

You've been blitzed!

Tim Knight said...

Sounds good. Happy Blitz Day!

Julie Flanders said...

Happy Blitz Day and congrats to William!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Carolyn! HAPPY BLITZ DAY!


Sarah Ahiers said...

Hah! This book sounds awesome! Also, I really love the cover.

Happy Blitz day!

Natalie Aguirre said...

That is funny. Happy Blitz Day!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Came by to congratulate you on being blitzed. Happy Blitz Day and you know I got your back.

ayjay said...

BAhahaha that book sounds amazing! Gotta love irreverent fiction :)

Happy Blitz Day!

M said...

Happy Blitz day!

~MPL
PepperWords

Theresa Milstein said...

Happy Blitz Day! Looks like you and William are going to get some extra traffic.

Theresa Milstein said...

Did my comment go through? If not, Happy Blitz Day!

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, Carolyn! Wishing you a happy Blitz Day!! :)

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

J. A. Bennett said...

That's a fantastic cover. Love it!

Ashley Nixon said...

It does sound like a great book! And written by a couple of funny guys!

Happy Blitz! :)

dawnall said...

Happy Blitz Day!

Jeremy [Retro] said...

Do you want to dance, lets dance... Happy Blog Blitz

Lea Page said...

I love hearing how writer's imagine a story and get it rolling. Great interview.

John Harp said...

Happy Blitz Day!

Robin said...

great cover and happy blitz day!

farawayeyes said...

I came by for the Blitz and got a real bonus. This sounds like an amazing tale. Definitely added to my TBR. Thank you. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and enjoy your Blitz Day!

Petre Pan said...

Dude, that sounds hilarious.

#happyblitzday

I'll be following you on twitter!

S.K. Anthony said...

Oh goodness, this sounds like a funny read! Thanks for sharing and Happy Blitz day ;)

Tina said...

I totally have to read that book. I just loved the description of how they came up with the idea, and the whole irreverence in how he talks about issues. Must read.
Nice to meet you, Carolyn. At least I don't think I've been here before but your avatar looks familiar...I really miss my brain at times like this but it was stolen by my teenagers and the Christmas season, not to mention completely overbooking myself. But enough whining, it's your BLITZ DAY! Congrats and enjoy.
Tina @ Life is Good

Marilyn Parel said...

Luv the site. Happy blitz day!

Marilyn Parel said...

Luv the site. Happy Blitz Day!

M Pax said...

What a fun story! Congrats to William!

Happy Blitz to you Carolyn!

Tina said...

Um, yeah, we've met before. Just found myself in your circles. Dang. Sorry I'm such a dunce...
Tina @ Life is Good

Roland D. Yeomans said...

It does sound like a clever, funny book. And Carolyn, you are a treasure in the blogverse.

Cassandra Loskot said...

Happy Blitz Day :) Great post :) I'm now following your blog :)

Dana said...

Sounds like a good one. Happy Blitz Day!

Julie Dao said...

Happy blitz day, Carolyn!!!!

J.L. Campbell said...

Nice to meet you, William.
Happy Holidays, Carolyn.

Laura said...

Now that looks like such a unique book! It sounds pretty funny too.
Happy Blog Blitz!

Timothy Brannan said...

HAPPY HAPPY Blitz day!

I have seen you post on so many of these Blitzes it is nice to come here and pay you the same courtesy!

april said...

sounds like a good book. Happy Blitz Day!

melissajanda said...

Independent book stores as culture guardians and writers as heroes...I need to read this :-) Happy Blitz Day!

LD Masterson said...

Oh, I do like that cover.

Happy Blitz Day.

LD Masterson said...

Argh, I think blogger just ate my comment.

I really like that cover.

And happy blitz day.

Eva Gallant said...

Happy Blitz Day...from an insecure writer!

Tiana Smith said...

I don't know if it's an accurate assumption or not, but this seems like it'd fit perfectly into the Hitchhiker's Guide genre :) Sounds fun!

L.G. Keltner said...

Happy Blitz Day!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Better hang onto something, Carolyn, because you, my dear, are blitzed! (Enjoy!)

That book sounds like an absolute hoot.

K. Nowinsky said...

Happy Blitz Day :)

Sarah Chafin said...

Sounds like a great book! I enjoyed this post a lot! Its fun to read and happy blitz :)

Yolanda Renee said...

Sounds like a great book!

Happy Holidays including the Blitz!

Sarah Negovetich said...

Way to showcase other writers! Happy Blitz day!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Great post!

BAZINGA! You've been blitzed!

Have a great day!

Heather

Chippy said...

Happy Blog Blitz Day :)

Chippy

Emma Adams said...

Happy blitz day and happy holidays! :)

M.J. Fifield said...

"The short answer is: Whiskey." <-- Love that.

Best of luck to you, William.

And Hello from the Blitz, Carolyn!

Summer Ross said...

sounds interesting. Happy blitz day!

Sherry Ellis said...

Happy Blitz Day! Great idea for a book!

~Sia McKye~ said...

Cover is eye catching and for sure, it's not a rehash of the same 0 same 0. Looks like your imaginations certainly your imaginations ran wild and psychotic and the two of you had fun doing so. :-)

Sia McKye Over Coffee

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Stopping by from the Blitz - hi! :)

ambrozya said...

Very cool! Sounds like a fun read!
Happy Blitz day! :)
With great respect! A.

lillian888 said...

Hi, Carolyn! Nice to meet you. I also write romance. Happy Blitz Day!

Suzanne Sapsed said...

Hi Carolyn! Happy blitz day :)
Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
xx

M. J. Joachim said...

Looks interesting. Happy Blitz Day to you!

Jeff Hargett said...

These blitz parties so often land us on blogs while the bloggers are promoting others. This really is a great community. Enjoy the holidays!

Erin L. Funk said...

Hope you have a lovely Blitz Day! :)

Lisa Rosenman said...

Interesting book! Happy Blitz!

kmckendry said...

Sounds like a great book! Happy Blitz day! :)

Vicki Rocho said...

I love that line - only five guys who can save the world and they're all dead. That line totally sold me! :) Thanks for sharing and happy holiday blitzing!

kmckendry said...

Sounds like a great book! Happy Blitz day! :)

lilicasplace.com said...

Have a wonderful holiday! BTW, Happy Blog Blitz to you! Lily

Dannie Morin said...

Sounds fun! Happy Blitz Day!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Sounds like an awesome read!

And happy blitz day...and a joyous holiday season!

Ink in the Book said...

Thanks for giving back to writer's world! I love blog tours!
Oh, and happy blitzer day:) Sorry I'm so late today!

Lara Lacombe said...

Happy Blitz Day! Hope you have a good weekend!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Happy blitz day Carolyn!

Medeia Sharif said...

Yay, I discovered a new author while blitzing. :)

Jackie said...

Happy Blitz Day, Carolyn!!! Thanks for the info on that book!

Melanie Schulz said...

Love the style of this!

Susan Oloier said...

I must say, you have a lovely layout on your blog. Happy Blitz day (I think I'm a bit late) to you.

Kate Larkindale said...

Sounds like a very funny book. Happy Blitz day!

Brandon Ax said...

Cool stuff happy blitzday.

Tracy Campbell said...

Happy Blitz day! :-)

Donna Hole said...

Cool.

Rinelle Grey said...

Sounds like an awesome book!

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