Thursday, May 21, 2015

Blog Tour: A Bloody Bloody Mess In the Wild Wild West by Justin Bienvenue @JustinBienvenue @MkgConnections

A Bloody Bloody Mess In the Wild Wild West
Published April 26th 2013 by CreateSpace

Summary from Goodreads:

The year is 1870. Five years after the Civil War has ended. Many states, cities and small towns are still recovering, one of these places is the town of Toomswood. The town has been taken over by sly corrupt tycoon Javier “Bones” Jones. Things only get worse for the town when a mysterious stranger rides into town making an offer and cutting a deal with Jones. The man gives Jones super dexterity and point pin shooting accuracy among other like abilities, however in return he has placed a curse on Jones, making him a leader to the Undead unbeknown to his knowledge.

After finding out his curse Jones takes a liking to it and soon kills to turn his gang into an army. The mysterious man then tells Jones he will also lead Undead Civil War soldiers who are now bloodthirsty madmen. It is up to Emerson Shaw, a quiet humble young man with his own personal demons to stop Jones and his men. Along with his best friend and others who will join them, Shaw must find a way to stop Jones from destroying and terrorizing the town and turning it into a literal walking Ghost town.

Experience the Ole West drenched in some gruesome bloody Horror. It doesn't get grittier then this.

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An Interview With Justin Bienvenue:

What inspired you to write A Bloody Mess in the Wild Wild West?

 Since I’ve already answered this question for other interviews I’ll explain what inspired me to write a Western Horror in general rather than the story itself. I have been interested in the Wild West for quite some time now as the history and way of life is so fascinating. Over the last few years I’ve watched old Western tv shows like Bonanza, The Wild Wild West, The Rifleman and even watched some classic Spaghetti Westerns along with regular ones. I’ve also watched documentaries on people of the Wild West.

All of these things put an idea into my head that at some point I should write a Western of my own. So while all these shows ans movies gave me the idea the idea itself didn’t really come into play until I watched one of the Dollar Trilogy movies with Clint Eastwood and then a zombie movie the same day and inspiration came swarming in.

When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?

 Back in 2010 when I was 22. I’m not your typical oh I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I could remember cause that simply wasn’t me. I enjoyed writing poetry and telling stories but being a writer and putting them down onto paper didn’t really appeal to me until recently. It wasn’t until I made a list of things to do with writing a book being the last on the list that I thought I could be a writer. When I couldn’t find a job, get my license or go to more events in my area I decided that perhaps it was time to write a book and become a writer.

What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?

 I remember reading Courdory when I was like 6 or 7. I still have the book to this day as it was always one of my favorites.

What genre of books do you enjoy reading?

 I enjoy reading something I typical could see myself writing. So I enjoy Poetry, Horror, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Crime and Mystery genres.

What is your favorite book?

 Aside from my childhood book of Courdory, I would say my favorite book is The Endlands by Vincent Hobbes. It’s a collection of short stories by Hobbes and other authors. The stories come off as sort of a Twilight Zone feel and I’m a big fan of TZ so naturally the stories and book as a whole really pulled me in.

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

 My favorite author is Elmore Leonard. I’ve read 3 of his books, I have a whole shelf on Goodreads of his books I plan on reading and I was a big fan of his show Justified. I believe he is very underrated and I really enjoy his style and the way he writes. He mostly writes Westerns and crime novels both which I enjoy reading.

If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time. Where would you go and why?

 I'd go back to the Wild West of Ancient Egypt. As I said I have always been a fan of the Wild West and I absolutely love Egyptian Culture or anything Egyptian really. I would love to go back to either time and just take it all in. I would try my best to fit in and hopefully I wouldn't get on anyones back side, outlaw or pharaoh!

When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?

 A bit of both. Some days writing comes natural and I have plenty of ideas and inspiration while other times I find it difficult and try to sit back and think of things to write.

Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

 Nope, no pets.I used to have a cat when I was little but that was the only time I've ever had a pet.

What is your "to die for" favorite food/foods to eat?

 I have a few actually lol. Macaroni and Cheese, Hot Dogs, Chicken Parmasean and Steak and Cheese. I know I'm quite a simple eater but those are my to die fors.

Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?

Believe in yourself and keep writing and doing what you love. Believe in your writing first and foremost because if you don't take your writing seriously how can you expect anyone else to? Keep writing, always keep writing. The only way your going to learn the trade and get better is if you keep writing.

Author Bio:

Writer, Poet and Author by day and night. I have always been told I have a way with words and very vivid imagination. A teacher once told my mom, “If only he could write down on paper what creates within his mind. He can tell quite the story”. It wasn’t until after I took a liking to poetry that I thought I could take my creativity and combine it with my new love and appreciation for the style of poetry. Aside from the usual main classes I had in high school, I took elective courses such as Creative Writing, Arts & Culture and Epistemology which were very helpful to my writing and creativity. Of course, English was also a class to which helped me grow as well. I also took a course on Journalism and while it gave me a different take and approach to writing, I found I didn’t really enjoy it and just didn’t feel it fit me the way to which I enjoy writing. I like to be organized both physically and electronically, so wherever I am it’s got to be neat and whatever I am writing has to be organized and in a manner to which I can find it. I am currently working on a few short stories that will end up in various anthologies and next year will get started on my 4th novel, Opium Warfare.

I am a passionate poet and proud author of three books, “The Macabre Masterpiece: Poems of Horror and Gore published on January 9th, 2010, "A Bloody Bloody Mess In The Wild Wild West" published on April 26th, 2013 and "Like A Box of Chocolates" published on April 26th, 2014.

When I'm not writing or reading books I'm usually promoting them. When I'm not doing anything book related my interests usually include sports(Big NFL Football Fan, Baseball and Basketball), History, Ufology, Egyptology, The Wild West as well as the bizarre and things unexplained.

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