Author Spotlight: Introducing S.J. Hermann

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Good morning Dear Readers!

It’s been awhile but I hope you all are doing well and reading LOTS and LOTS!

I have decided that I am far too unmotivated to do a blog or advertise my own stuff as often as I would like because I have a day job. HOWEVER, what better time to promote the work of other authors that I like through reviews, interviews, ect.?

I’m so clever, eh? I’m totally sure no one else in the world has decided to do this. Ever.

I have featured authors in the past and as you KNOW I only feature authors whose work I have actually read. I will include my review and if it is an author spotlight, I will continue with information about the author so that you can get to know him or her, too!

Today will be the first of a three-part spotlight with bestselling YA author S.J. Hermann!

S.J.’s is an indie who I have gotten to know through networking. I have read the first book in his “Morium Triology” and look forward to the rest.

Today is just an introduction to his work. Tomorrow, I will post his answer to my interview questions and Thursday you will get an excerpt from his book “Morium.”

S.J. is not only a talented, imaginative author, he is accessible to fans and is just an all around great person.

Here is my five-star review of Morium, the first book of the trilogy:

Realistic characters with true flaws woven into a tale of the supernatural

S.J. Hermann has created realistic characters with believable situations and flaws. Three friends Nathan, Lexi, and Stacy are besieged by bullies in one way or another. Each one has learned to either fight back (verbally), endure it, or retreat into a shell of self-destruction and self-loathing. Two of the characters come across an item that gives them unimaginable powers. Of those two characters, each one handles that power in a different way. The question served up is – if you have the power to hurt someone back – do you use it? If so, how far would you trust yourself to take it? Hermann’s account of the bullying is realistic and sometimes heartbreaking. It is a story told in simple prose and is a good YA book that shows the damage bullying does, while still creating an entertaining supernatural tale. One keeps wondering what will happen next. I recommend this book for the message, the questions it poses, and for the entertainment it provides on top of all that. Good work!

Without further delay, let me introduce S.J. Hermann and his fabulous work!

 

Author Bio:

S.J. Hermann is a writer of paranormal, science fiction, horror, and romance novels. His books have moral basis hidden within them, and he brings some of his experiences into his characters. Hermann is an anti-bullying advocate and his struggles with self-harm can be read on his website.

Hermann currently resides in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, where after a break, he hopes to return to college to earn a certificate in graphic or web design.  When he is not thinking of stories to write, he is an award winning artist.

Hermann is an avid rollercoaster fan who has ridden over forty different coasters throughout his life. Though he is terrified of heights, there is not a ride he won’t conquer. If there is a hockey game on television, you can bet that he will be watching, especially his favorite team the Chicago Blackhawks.

He is an avid Walking Dead fan and will read or watch anything about zombies. Max Brooks and Stephen King are his authors of choice. He is a strong supporter of indies.

Where to find S.J. online:

  1. Websites:http://www.authorsjhermann.wordpress.com
  2. Social media Stats as of February 2017
  3. Twitter:@Writing_Novel
  4. Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/SJ-Hermann-250758318466659/
  5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/s.j.hermannwriter/
  6. Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SJHermann
  7. http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9784255.S_J_Hermann

 

Books:

 

  1. MORIUM (Book One of the Morium Trilogy)
  • Currently has 61 reviews on USA Amazon with an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Blurb:

BOOKS GO SOCIAL RUNNER-UP FOR BEST SELF PUBLISHED BOOK 2015

A GRIPPING YA SUPERNATURAL THRILLER – Book 1 of the MORIUM TRILOGY

If you had the powers to avenge yourself… would you?
Bullied… Years of shame… Lexi and Nathan knew pain.

MORIUM is the story of Alexandria and Nathan… and Stacy. Three teenagers who were victims of bullying all through high school. They kept their torment a secret from their family and tried to cope in their own way. They only had each other. Their friendship saw them through the seemingly endless years of suffering.

But hope was in sight… they will be graduating soon. The vision of a new life away from the bullies and the constant humiliation, gave them something to look forward to. If only that day came sooner.

One night, Lexi and Nathan saw an object fall from the sky and went to investigate. As they touched the rock, a strange power entered their bodies. Suddenly, they’re not helpless anymore. They can get revenge for all the suffering and pain they had to endure.

How will they use these powers?

MORIUM discusses the moral dilemma of doing what’s right against getting revenge. When your dignity has been shattered and your life has been a living hell… what is RIGHT?

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Morium-Young-Adult-Supernatural-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00NS61OCQ

 

 

  1. Morium: Dark Horizons (Book Two of th Morium Trilogy)
  • Currently has 20 reviews on US Amazon with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5.0 stars.

Blurb:

When the Light of Hope fades….
All that’s left are Dark Horizons…

A POWERFUL and INTENSE SUPERNATURAL THRILLER

In Book 2 of the MORIUM Trilogy, Alexandria and Nathan’s struggle with their supernatural powers continue.

When a new person enters her life, Alexandria or Lexi discovers that she doesn’t need supernatural powers to have a brighter future. She can leave her bullied past behind and rebuild her life. Meanwhile, “The Gift” takes deeper hold of Nathan and his hunger for revenge grows. But he fights his need to absorb souls to regain Lexi’s trust and save their friendship.

Stacy finds herself caught in the conflict between her closest friends, even as she battles her own demons. Whose side should she take? Will she choose love over friendship… or will she fail them both?

An opportunity to get back at Lexi’s assaulter pushes Nathan back into the path of darkness. One final act of bullying sets him over the edge, and he decides to put an end to the never ending pain and humiliation he and his friends suffered over the years.

Can Lexi save Nathan from completely giving in to the dark influence of The Gift?
Will their friendship survive?

DARK HORIZONS will immerse the reader into the intricate psyches of the bullied characters we rooted for in MORIUM. Morals aside, can we really blame Nathan for his anger and his need for revenge? Through indifference, did we not have a hand in creating the monster he has become?

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Morium-Horizons-MORIUM-Young-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00UTNRKWE

 

  1. Morium: Terminus (Book Three of the Morium Trilogy)

Release date: May 2017

 

Blurb:

IT ALL ENDS HERE.

One final confrontation between friends… One final outcome.

In the finale of the highly rated supernatural thriller series, The Morium Trilogy, Lexi must not only fight the evil that resides within her, but also struggle to keep her relationship with Kyle from falling apart. Unknown to Lexi, Nathan is planning to exterminate not only the remaining bullies, but the entire town as well.

In the end, what will Lexi and Nathan choose… FRIENDSHIP or REVENGE?

Can they fight their inner demons and preserve what matters most?

Special Pre-Release price of $0.99

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Morium-Terminus-Book-Three-Trilogy-  ebook/dp/B06WRQHR3V

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