Saturday, May 15, 2021

BLOG TOUR: America by Mike Bond

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Bestselling Novelist Mike Bond's novel, America, Volume 1 in a 7-volume historical series. today, on our tour stop, we will be sharing my thoughts on this new historical fiction. Plus, there is a tour-wide giveaway, too! So... Be sure to check it out and grab your copy now! Follow the tour, HERE.

New Adult
Historical Fiction
America, #1
Publish Date:
May 4, 2021
Big City Press

A decade that transformed America

The Sixties shook America to its foundation – the assassination of an idealistic young president, a tragic and unpopular war, a battle for civil rights, a cosmic clash of riots and burning cities, and an explosion of sex, drugs and rock’n roll.

For four young people, the Sixties is a decade of promise and freedom. For orphaned Troy, it’s the joy of living with his new family and exploring the world of flight and outer space. For Tara, the girl he loves, the power of song as she evolves into a rock’n roll star. For his new brother, Mick, a football hero and rebel, a time to question everything, including the fast-growing war in Vietnam. And for Daisy, the girl Mick loves, a chance to fight for equality, join the Peace Corps, and expand her study of the human mind.

America is the first of Mike Bond’s seven-volume historical novel series, capturing the victories and heartbreaks of the last 70 years and of our nation’s most profound upheavals since the Civil War – a time that defined the end of the 20th Century and where we are today.

Through the wild, joyous, heartbroken and visionary lives of four young people and many others, the Sixties come alive again, as do its questions: what is life? What is freedom? What was lost, what was won?



Praise for Mike Bond

"Master of the existential thriller" —BBC

“One of the 21st Century’s most exciting authors … spellbinding readers with a writing style that pits hard-boiled, force of nature-like characters against politically adept, staccato-paced plots.” —Washington Times

“One of America’s best thriller writers.” —Culture Buzz

“A master of the storytelling craft.” —Midwest Book Review

“Bond never loses the reader’s attention … working that fatalistic margin where life and death are one and the existential reality leaves one caring only to survive.” —Sunday Oregonian

“One of the best thriller writers, in the same league as Gerald Seymour and Frederick Forsyth.” —NetGalley

“Mike Bond is not only an acclaimed novelist… His intellect and creativity dance together on the pages, braiding fiction into deeper truths about ourselves, our nature, our government, our history and our future.” —Where Truth Meets Fiction

“Bond touches on the vast and eerie depths that lie under the thin crust of civilization and the base instinct within man to survive.” —Nottingham Observer (UK)

“Mike Bond’s books are a national treasure.” —Art Zuckerman, WVOX

“Bond uses his gift for fiction to teach us hard truths about religion, human nature, and warfare.” —Masterful Book Reviews

“A highly distinctive writer.” —Liverpool Daily Post (UK)


**About the Author**
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Bestselling novelist Mike Bond has worked in many dangerous and war-torn regions of the world. His critically acclaimed novels portray the innate hunger of the human heart for good, the intense joys of love, the terror and fury of battle, the sinister conspiracies of dictators, corporations and politicians, and the beauty of the vanishing natural world.

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*My Thoughts*

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

I'm not really big on reading historical fiction, but I do read this genre from time to time. Well, when the book grabs my interest or curiosity. Despite all that, I was somewhat intrigued with this one by bestselling novelist Mike Bond. Being a new author to me, I found America an intriguing tour through America in the 1950s and 1960s.

America, a first in a 7-volume historical fiction series, read like a coming-of-age novel with regards to the four characters this book focused on. The author takes these characters on an adventure through America's rich and compelling history. On the other hand, America did have parts of being slow which, in turn, was distracting me to stop reading; however, I did continue reading. Yes, there's a lot of historical information, but then there is a lot of information. Don't get me wrong, the author skillfully wrote this book intertwining the growing years of these characters with America's provocative and enthralling history during the 50s and 60s. That's just it, this is fiction. The author adeptly entwined history into this fiction, and made it into an enjoyable (to an extent) read.

Mike Bond's masterful writing deftly created a story with well-developed and fascinating characters in the captivating setting of America during the 50s and 60s. In the end, I found America a provocative and engaging read. America would be a good read for those historical fiction fans.

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- ends May 24, 2021
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