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Reviews! Reviews! Reviews!

Three, count ’em, three new reviews of Gateways were posted on Goodreads this week and all of them were positive. Check them out here!

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Gateways Goes on Tour!

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This week, Gateways takes a blog tour! 13 blogs are going to be featuring the novel, some including guest posts and interviews by yours truly. Make sure you check it out, I am very excited. And please support these wonderful bloggers with your traffic.

Monday:

3 Partners in Shopping

MJ Schiller – with Guest Post written by me

Tuesday:

Finding Fantastical Books

Authors’ Cafe – with an Interview! Where I publicly tell the story about biking into the Atlantic Ocean!

Wednesday:

Romance Me

Paranormal Dimensions

Thursday:

Christine’s Words – with a Guest Post written by me

Lora Lee

Friday:

What Readers Want – with a Guest Post written by me

Paranormal Realms

Jolana Malkston

Saturday:

The Realm of Fantasy and Fiction – with a Guest Post written by me

Margot Hoornstra

Just Entered the Bookbzz Prize Writer Competition …

… wish me luck! And while you’re at it, enter your own books too!

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Who is Brian as a Writer?

I’ve just done a Smashwords interview. It’s just answering pre-selected questions but it was a lot of fun, and for anybody who’s wondered what it’s actually like to write a novel, some of the questions will tell you quite a bit about my style and process. Check it out here!

It’s Release Day!

Today is the big day! Get your copy of Gateways and start reading!

Gateways Review by Under the Oak

Another positive review of Gateways! Click here to read it.

“The book is a fantastic blend of war strategy, political relations, mystery, and magic. There is something for everyone here. … The best part of Brian Gottheil’s novel is the unpredictability of it. There are enough twists in the plot to keep the reader on his or her toes.”

The Vinciolo Journal Reviews Gateways

Just over a week to the big day, and there’s a new review of Gateways out, this time by Matthew Rettino of The Vinciolo Journal. Matthew is a Montrealer who studies historical fantasy literature, with a special interest in the work of Guy Gavriel Kay, perhaps the greatest Canadian writer in the genre. So needless to say, I was a little bit nervous wondering what Matthew would think of my novel, but I’m gratified that he chose to compliment many of the things that were most important to me: the world building, the “cost” of the magic, and the novel’s antagonist … which is the war itself.

Read the full review here!

And check out other reviews on the Goodreads page.

3 Weeks to Go!

We’re only 3 weeks away from the Gateways release date! Make sure you’ve pre-ordered the novel, and check out a couple of early reviews on Goodreads. More will be coming.

In the meantime, you can read this week’s sample chapter, where we learn a little bit more about Caryn’s backstory … much as Caryn herself tries to hide it.

Gateways on To Be Read podcast!

Gateways is discussed on the To Be Read podcast! Check it out here (starts around 1:19).

“Really neat things that he’s done with the magic. It very much feels like historical fiction set in that period. But it’s got some really neat characters, some really neat plot twists.”

The Gateway Fort and the Place with the Columns

Have you been wondering what the cover of Gateways is all about? This week’s sample chapter takes us to the two places that the cover depicts: the Gateway Fort, where much of the action of the novel takes place, and the “place with the columns,” those spiralling columns of light that you’ve been wondering about.

In next week’s chapter we will actually meet General Freed, whom we’ve heard a lot about, and there will be a big reveal at the end, so be sure to stay tuned for that.

If you want to get caught up on the earlier chapters, go to the Sample Chapters main page, where I’ll be posting everything up to Chapter Six in the coming weeks. As always, if you enjoy the sample chapters, please consider pre-ordering the novel!

Cheers,

Brian