Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Virtual Book Tour: Labors of an Epic Punk by Mark Dursin / Sheri Dursin

Labors of an Epic Punk
by Mark and Sheri Dursin


GENRE:   YA Fantasy, Myth Retelling



Mac is an epic punk. No wonder: after his dad went off to fight in the Trojan War and never came back, Mac spent his childhood evading his mom's scumbag suitors—all one-hundred-and-eight of them. Of course, he turned out this way—a moody, friendless sixteen-year-old who blows off work, alienates everyone at school, and pulls pranks. But when he trains a flock of birds to defecate on the headmaster, Mac (short for Telemachus) goes too far. The administrators give him an ultimatum: prove that he's truly the son of Odysseus by doing something heroic—or get out. A school story that just so happens to take place 3,000 years ago, Labors of an Epic Punk is a tale of friendship and transformation, regret and redemption, and a reminder to us all that even heroes need to survive adolescence.



At that moment, Mac felt a prickling sensation as the hairs on the back of his neck suddenly stood on end. Instinctively, he shouted, “Get down!” as he threw himself and Homer into the sand. He looked up to see a single arrow buzz over their heads.

“Homer!” A voice—gruff, but unmistakably female—boomed through the courtyard. “How many times do I have to tell you? Stop following me!”

Mac looked in disbelief down at Homer, pinned underneath him. “I said I knew her,” Homer shrugged. “I didn’t say we were best friends or anything.” As they both stood up, Homer called out to their secret attacker, in a lame attempt to sound chummy, “Hey, Andie! What’s up?”

“How did you find me? Did you follow me? Did my roommate tell you? She told you, didn’t she? I’m gonna kill her!”

Homer glanced nervously at Mac before calling out, “So, what are you doing way out here?”

“Why should I tell you?” the mystery girl shouted back. Meanwhile, Mac’s eyes flew around, trying to determine the source of this shouting. As he squinted, he could make out someone, silhouetted against the sun, half-hiding at the top of one of the stone towers.

“Now, get out of here,” the voice called out. “This is my beach!”

“Well, OK, but first, how ‘bout you come on down?” Homer continued. “My friend and I want to ask you something.”

“You don’t have any friends, you freak!”

“As a matter of fact, I just made one. Come on down, I’ll introduce you.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

For many years Mark, a high school English teacher, and Sheri, a freelance writer and blogger, wrote independently. No matter the writing project—newspaper articles, retreat talks, college recommendation letters, fan-fiction, blog posts on spirituality or 80s pop songs—they tended to work alone. Separate rooms, separate computers. But raising their twin sons helped them discover an important truth: All Good Things Come in Twos.



Mark and Sheri Dursin will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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My Review

I thought Labors of an Epic Punk was a good read despite it not being from my preferred genre I usually read.  I did not know what to expect from it when I read the blurb. I decided to give it a try anyways and was pleasantly surprised to find that I did like it. It was unique and refreshing to read.

I would give Labors of an Epic Punk four stars and will definitely pick up other books from the authors in the future.

I received this book from the publisher. This review was 100% my own honest opinion.

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  1. I enjoy getting to read about books we had not known about previously for my family. We have found some great ones through these tours so thanks so much.

  2. Thanks so much for hosting and for the review!

  3. I've enjoyed following the tour and reading all of the great reviews along the way. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I appreciate getting to read about another book my family have not known about previously. Thanks so much for the book description and giveaway also.

  5. I was really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!

  6. Congratulations on your new release, I can't wait to read it!

  7. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the giveaway.