September 21, 2022

BLOG TOUR Locksmith's War (The Locksmith Trilogy Book 3) by Paul Briggs

Hi friends! I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions for Locksmith's War by Paul Briggs. The author will be giving away a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card at the end of the tour via Rafflecopter. Make sure you enter below and show some love to the other tour hosts as well. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Locksmith's War by Paul Briggs Tour Schedule (Goddess Fish Promotions)

About the Book

For Lachlan Smith, learning the secret of the apocalypse was the easy part.

Ever since Locksmith found the portal to the future, he has been wondering who or what was responsible for the empty, uninhabited world he found.

Now he knows—and now he has to fight them.

He thought he had fifteen years in which to prevent the extinction of the human species.

Now, he has only hours.

When the portal is stolen by a cabal of dangerous fanatics, his mother and many of his friends are trapped on the other side. Now the enemy is after him, and the only way to thwart their genocidal plan is to retake the portal and hold it—at both ends.

With very little time left, a handful of allies who don't trust each other, almost no chance of success and the survival of humanity itself at stake… Locksmith is going to war.

Check out an excerpt from the book!

Then a shot rang out

Then a shot rang out. Chips of wood fell around her.

Crouching lower, Erin could see where the bullet had gone through the door and the opposite wall. A few seconds ago it would have done the same thing, in spite of her torso being in the way.

And it was too late to pretend she was already dead or wounded, so it was time to get out of the way. She fired back through the door — scary how much easier it was to do that when you couldn’t see who you were shooting at — and then ran for the hall.

Erin turned… and froze in place, one foot poised a few inches above the first stair. The stairs were pieces of wood, neither soundproof nor (as she’d just seen) bulletproof. The moment she set foot on them, the guys directly underneath would know exactly where to shoot, and she would have only the vaguest idea of where to shoot back. There was no way she could make it to the top of the stairs alive.

Oh… and Luther was going to run into the same problem coming down the stairs. Or maybe not. If the portal was indestructible, he could use it as a shield — put it facedown on the stairs and sort of surf on it. On second thought, no. If they fired through the stairs and the bullet went through the portal, it might hit Lock. Luther would have to put it on the stairs face up and stand on the edges.

Either way, Erin had no idea how she was supposed to explain to Luther that his survival now depended on his ability to replicate a stunt from a Lord of the Rings movie.

Interview with the Author

Can you describe your dream home?

Somewhere in a walkable community with lots and lots of shelf space.

If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?

Sauteed asparagus is my signature dish. It used to be baked asparagus, but my oven broke.

Tell us about the absolute BEST fan letter you have received.

Someone wrote to me and told me that Locksmith’s Journeys inspired them to try flying ultralight aircraft. That was pretty amazing.

Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?

This is awkward. Part of my next book, Altered Seasons: Age of Consequences, is set in Antarctica. Now, would I actually want to go there? That’s a different question.

Who designed the book cover for the book you are touring?

That’s a story in itself. The new covers for Locksmith’s Closet, Locksmith’s Journeys, and Locksmith’s War, along with some promotional materials, were all designed by MiblArt. Things got a little worrisome for a while because MiblArt is in Ukraine. They still managed to get all the material out, and last we heard they were still doing as well as anybody is over there.

About the Author

In addition to writing books, Paul Briggs has worked as a newspaper editor, court reporter's assistant, and audio transcriber. In his spare time (when he has any) he sometimes performs in community theater, most recently taking on the roles of Bottom, Petruchio, Macbeth, Rosalind, and Richard III in a Shakespeare compilation. An Eastern Shore native who grew up in Chestertown, Maryland, Paul earned a BA in English from Washington College and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland – College Park. 

He is the author of several short plays, including the award-winning The Worst Super Power Ever and The Picture of Health.  He is also writing the sequel to his 2018 science fiction novel Altered Seasons: Monsoonrise, which vividly imagines the dislocations that follow when the Arctic Sea ice finally melts and the Chesapeake Bay is drowned by the effects of climate change.

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  1. Thank you! I'd also like to thank my publisher, Secant Publishing, for finding MiblArt and paying for the cover and promotional materials.

  2. Thank you for sharing your interview, bio and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading your stories. I am interested in your current wip as well, as it is set in Antarctica. As a former Meteorology major, I am fascinated by all the places on Earth with extreme climates and weather

    1. I think you'll like it. (The book isn't really set in Antarctica, but there's a lot of extreme climate and weather a lot closer to home.)

  3. I enjoyed reading the interview and the excerpt, Locksmith's War sounds like a very entertaining read for the kids (and me)!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a sunshiny day!


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