#TrumpCard Book Trailer

Watch the book trailer here

Thank you so much to all our local supporters who came out on Sunday August 6th to the Books and Beer Pop-up Bookstore held at BlackStack Brewing in St. Paul. The event was a wild success! Moonfire author Scott Michael Stenwick tabled at the event, and one of the biggest draws was his new YA Dystopia novel Trump Card.
Now on sale, Trump Card is available in print

Kindle

And E-book on Smashwords.

Vive le Resistance!

Yes, She Is

Vive le Resistance!

SCOTT MICHAEL STENWICK: AUTHOR AND ESOTERICIST

promo_5_I_am_resistance_jpg“But you aren’t doing yourself any favors passing around made-up garbage!” I exclaimed “The Resistance has to be about the truth. We can’t just fight the president’s lies with more lies. Have you lost sight of that?”

“Of course not. I’m just trying to be thorough. You do make a good point, though. You’re right that spreading more lies won’t help us.”

“America was founded on the principle of liberty and justice for all,” I continued. I was surprised by the intensity I heard in my voice. “That should be the focus, not baseless rumors or wacky conspiracy theories. Look at everything the president and his administration are really doing. There’s plenty to criticize!”

“Well said,” admitted Felix. “Well said, indeed.”

“Thank you,” I replied. “I don’t mean to pick on you, really. I guess I’m just passionate about the truth.”

A sly smile crept across his face. “I want…

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Trump Card. Yes, Trump Card!

Moonfire author Scott Michael Stenwick announces the release of Trump Card – YA Dystopia novel

SCOTT MICHAEL STENWICK: AUTHOR AND ESOTERICIST


So it’s finally here. This project has been consuming my life for the last several months. But I’m finally done. I have a whole box of copies sitting in my living room, and they look great.

Trump Card is my satirical take on the popular Young Adult Dystopia genre based on current events, particularly the Donald Trump administration. It tells the story of Sophia Sanders, a high school girl from New York with an unusual birthday. When a mysterious pendant transforms her into a “winner,” she becomes a contestant on the reality television series Junior Apprentice in order to oppose the Trump agenda.

While the nation looks on, Sophia and her team compete to win the coveted Junior Apprentice title. A brutal and mysterious brotherhood along with its enigmatic leader stands against her, hell-bent on destroying her chances of bringing the Resistance to life. Sometimes, the only thing a girl…

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Stephen King’s “IT” Hits Theaters September 8th

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Movie Trailer

Midnight, Texas

Fans of the popular HBO vampire series True Blood will be thrilled that Charlaine Harris’ work has returned to television. The new NBC series Midnight, Texas is based on a series of books by Harris, just like True Blood was. And according to this article from Inverse, the similarities don’t end there.

Sure, it had delightfully absurd moments like vampires attending a Ted Cruz rally, or memorable lines like Pam’s “I’m so over Sookie and her precious fairy vagina and her unbelievably stupid name.” But beneath all the sex and blood and dramatic heart-ripping, True Blood was surprisingly earnest. It was a story set in a southern small town filled with a colorful mixture of humans, vampires, werewolves, and fairies. In one scene, vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) hammed it up in a magic vampire sex dream; in the next he had a serious sad moment with his vampire-dad Godric. And at no point did the show attempt any tonal distinction between these two scenes.

This grey area of camp and seriousness enabled True Blood to balance on the fence. It was a soap opera that gestured towards being a prestige drama. Because Midnight, Texas is not a premium cable show, it has significantly less sex, blood-geysers, and references to fairy vaginas. But it skirts the same odd line of the absurd and the earnest. Scenes that could easily be supernatural punchlines — a man sprouting giant feathery wings and suddenly taking flight; protagonist Manfred fighting with ghosts — are played straight.

Like True Blood, it’s set in supernatural small town America, and features a colorful cast of vampires, angels, psychics, and witches. The Sookie stand-in is Manfred (François Arnaud) a guy with an equally “stupid name,” as True Blood’s Pam would say. He’s psychic instead of telepathic but just like Sookie, his powers make him a constant outsider. And like *True Blood’s setting of Bon Temps, Louisiana, Midnight, Texas is supposedly a sleepy, dusty little town that — shockingly — isn’t as sleepy as it seems. It remains to be seen whether a show like this needs sex and blood spatter or if it can thrive on network TV, too. But for now, if you still miss True Blood, Midnight, Texas is a diluted mixture of the same ingredients.

So vampire fans, werewolf fans, fairy fans, and psychic fans should all enjoy the series. With such an extensive collection of supernatural creatures, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Oh, except maybe zombies – but we’ll have to see where the program goes. I wouldn’t be remotely surprised if they show up too at some point. Midnight, Texas premiered on July 24th and airs Monday nights on NBC.