Thursday, August 4, 2011

Joel M. Andre - Cry of the Fallen - Guest Post

My thanks to Joel M. Andre for stopping by Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways and sharing a guest post during the blog tour for his book, Cry of the Fallen.

Guest Post

"Write Because You Love To"
by Joel M. Andre

If you are writing to become famous and to make millions, chances are you are writing for all the wrong reasons. Along with that, you are going to find that most authors don’t make that kind of money in their lifetime as well. Certainly, there are people like Stephen King or even J.K. Rowling who can pull in those figures, but for most writers there may be a single hit story you release that will give you a taste of what they have.

Now, if you are writing because it is something that you enjoy doing, then you are on the right track. When I release a new book, my concern isn’t with having major sales and winning awards. I write horror that typically doesn’t have a happy ending. It is often along the lines of what you would find in the Twilight Zone and because of that, it tends to upset people.

But I love writing, so while I will pour my soul into the books and short stories I write. Mostly, because the passion to write is inside of me and if you write for anything less than that passion, you are going to find that the process of writing becomes more of a chore than anything else. In fact, if you are passionate about it and start pouring out your thoughts and ideas on paper, it can be a very relaxing and therapeutic experience.

From here, I am simply going to challenge you to follow your dreams and take a stab at writing. Don’t sit there and make excuses that you don’t have the time to do it or that you aren’t very good. Just write and see what happens. As the words fall onto the page, they might turn into something amazing, of they could hold some personal secrets that you just wanted to let out. What you choose to do with your story after you’ve written it is up to you.

If the passion to write is inside of you, then use it. All the roadblocks along the way that you create in your mind can never really stop you. There is no absolute deadline you must write your story by and no one is going to require you to write the next great American novel. All that you are going to be required to do is sit down and write out whatever idea you have in your mind.

It is certain to be brilliant and with a little effort, there is no doubt that you are going to come up with something that you love. Who knows, it may even turn out to be your big break as well.

About the Book
Cry of the Fallen

Book Details:
Publisher: Darkcountry Publications
Published: September 2010
Genre: Suspense/Horror

All around her Lauren Bruni is faced with destruction. Her marriage has ended, and her professional life is at the breaking point. For Lauren, this is only the beginning of her pain.

In the small town of Cottonwood, AZ everything seems to be headed in the same direction. A serial killer is on the loose, and his trail of victims holds no connection. His rampage escalates and becomes far more brutal with each murder he commits.

As Lauren attempts to prevent her own life from collapsing down around her she must stop a killer with supernatural strength. But there is something far more sinister in the works than she could ever imagine. In the end it is up to Lauren to make the ultimate sacrifice to save a community from the purest form of evil.

About the Author
Joel M. Andre

Joel M. Andre was born January 13, 1981. At a young age he was fascinated with the written word. It was at fourteen that Poe blew his mind, and Andre began to dabble with darker poetry.

Between the years of 1999 and 2007 Joel was featured in various poetry anthologies and publications. In 2008 he released his first collection, Pray the Rain Never Ends.

Knowing there was something deeper and darker inside of his soul, Joel decided to take a stab at commercialism. Releasing the dark tongue in cheek, A Death at the North Pole, created a dark world among the death of Kris Kringle. Ultimately providing a tale of redemption.

October of 2008 saw Joel release his second book, Kill 4 Me. A tale in which a woman is haunted by a vengeful spirit through text messages and instant messaging.

Taking some time off and doing a lot of soul searching, Joel took things in a new direction and dabbled in the Fantasy Genre with, The Pentacle of Light. The tale dealing with five major races battling for control of Earth, and the acceptance of their God.

Finally, after missing his detective Lauren Bruni, he released the book The Return in October 2009, this time moving the action from the North Pole and placing it in the small Arizona community he was raised in.

Andre’s latest book is The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen about a dead man who seeks revenge on the woman that tormented him in peaceful Northern Arizona.

Currently, he resides in Chandler, AZ.


About the Tour

Partners in Crime Tours

Tour Participants:
July 25: Character Interview~April @ Cafe of Dreams Book Reviews

July 26: Guest Post ~Roseanne @

July 27: Review~Giovanni@Gelati's Scoop

August 1: Review~Michael@ The Book Shelf Review

August 4: Guest Post~Nicole@ Tribute Books Blog

August 5: Character Guest Post~Charlotte@

August 8: Review~Stacey@ The Write To Make A Living

August 11: Guest Post~Cheryl@A Good Day To Read

August 11: Interview~Cheryl@The Book Connection

August 12: Guest Post and Review~Darlene@Darlene's Book Nook

August 15:

August 16: Review~Stephanie O @Romancing The Book

August 17: Review~Molly@Reviews By Molly

August 18: Review~Cheryl@ A Good Day To Read

August 18: Spotlight~Cheryl@Books, Products, And More


August 22: Interview~Blog Talk Radio's G-Zone

August 24: Review~Rick@Rhodes Review

August 25: Interview~

August 25: Review~Cindy@Oodles Of Books


  1. Nicole,thank you do much for hosting the lovely Joel M Andre today! What an awesome and truthful guest post, Joel! Very well said and inspiring!


  2. Thanks for taking the time to post this! It was a blast writing this for you.

    All the best,

    Joel M. Andre

  3. No problem, April & Joel - glad to host a stop on the tour. Here's to the continued success of "Cry of the Fallen."