Thursday, September 27

Book Blast and Book Giveaway - CLASH OF EMPIRES by Paul Bennett

Clash of Empires by Paul Bennett

Publication Date: December 8, 2016 Paperback & eBook; 224 Pages ISBN-13: 978-1540666628 Series: The Mallory Saga, Book #1 Genre: Historical Fiction     

In 1756, Britain and France are on a collision course for control of the North American continent. The eventual result can be described as the first world war, known as the Seven Year’s War in Europe and the French and Indian War in the colonies. The Mallory family uproots from eastern Pennsylvania, and moves to the western frontier, where they find themselves in the middle of war. Daniel, Liam, and Liza (the three Mallory siblings) become involved in the conflict in ways that lead to emotional trauma for each. The story focuses on historical events and includes historical characters. Clash of Empires is an exciting look at the developments leading to the events of July 1776, which are chronicled in the sequel as we follow the exploits and fate of the Mallory clan.

"I feel both educated and thoroughly entertained by Mr. Bennett’s debut novel ‘Clash of Empires’. Rich in detail mined from the author’s clearly painstaking research, we find lessons that should have been learned from the distant past rising to the fore once more; cannons boom, bullets fly and tomahawks spin through the air as the war builds towards a brutal climax. A fresh voice and a cracking tale. Recommended!" - Author Gordon Doherty

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About the Author

Paul’s education was of the public variety and when he reached Junior High he discovered that his future did not include the fields of mathematics or science. This was generally the case throughout his years in school as he focused more on his interest in history; not just the rote version of names and dates but the causes. Paul studied Classical Civilization at Wayne State University with a smattering of Physical Anthropology thrown in for good measure. Logically, of course, Paul spent the next four decades drawing upon that vast store of knowledge working in large, multi-platform data centers, and is considered in the industry as a bona fide IBM Mainframe dinosaur heading for extinction. Paul currently resides in the quaint New England town of Salem, Massachusetts with his wife, Daryl. The three children have all grown, in the process turning Paul’s beard gray, and have now provided four grandchildren; the author is now going bald. For more information, please visit the Mallory Saga Facebook page. You can also find Paul on his Blog, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Book Blast Schedule

Thursday, September 20 Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots 
Friday, September 21 Passages to the Past 
Monday, September 24 Donna's Book Blog 
Tuesday, September 25 Impressions In Ink 
Wednesday, September 26 SilverWoodSketches 
Thursday, September 27 The Book Junkie Reads 
Carole Rae's Random Ramblings 
Friday, September 28 Jathan & Heather 
Monday, October 1 Book Nerd The Lit Bitch 
Tuesday, October 2 Just One More Chapter
Wednesday, October 3 Svetlana's Reads and Views 
Thursday, October 4 A Darn Good Read 
Friday, October 5 100 Pages a Day 
Monday, October 8 CelticLady's Reviews 
Tuesday, October 9 Maiden of the Pages 
Wednesday, October 10 The Book Review 
Friday, October 12 Bri's Book Nook


During the Blog Tour we will be giving away a signed copy of Clash of Empires to one lucky reader! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below. 

Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on October 12th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Giveaway is open to US/Canada only. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. Clash of Empires Blast


Sophia Rose said...

This would be an exciting one. I love stories set during the Seven Years' War period. Neat that it shows how it all leads into the Revolution.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for hosting Clash.


Carole Rae said...

Sophia, it is a rare book topic so its exciting!

Paul Bennett, thank you so much for stopping by and it is a pleasure to host!

Blodeuedd said...

I have no idea if I have read anything set then

Carole Rae said...

I think I have read one or two in my time.

vvb32 reads said...

Sounds like a good historical one.

Passages to the Past said...

Thank you so much for hosting Clash of Empires!

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Anachronist said...

Sounds interesting! :)

Carole Rae said...

Amy, thank you for adding m!

Ana, yess it does!