Monday, January 7, 2013

A Series for Fans of Hunter S. Thompson and Quentin Tarantino

In his new book, ‘Achieving the Golden State’, author James Robb takes readers on an unforgettable road trip to California

For anyone who appreciates the Gonzo journalism of Hunter S. Thompson or the style of Quentin Tarantino’s character-driven crime plots comes a new novel from up-and-coming author James Robb.  The 20-year-old wunderkind’s most recent novel, Achieving the Golden State, tells the story of four friends on a road trip to California.

The story of Shannon Parke, Luca Romano, Bruce Maxwell, and Kurt Darling is part of a five-book series, the “True Light Chronicles”—stories of how young, militant hippies are drafted into the adventure of a lifetime.  The band of young men are on a journey to discover the roots of their murdered friend’s ideology.  It is no typical Kerouacian trip to the West: Shannon’s fate becomes tied to the universe through a dark gift and they become entrenched in an invisible war.

Egos clash when the broad range of personalities collide on the road.  In their travels, the group encounters a secret society of Mormon college students with morals that are less-than-noble, a witch doctor, and many others, making it an adventure that neither they, nor readers, will soon forget.  In the meantime, the seemingly unrelated story of another young man, who is caught up with a cartel and a biker gang unfolds.  Their fates are inextricably intertwined.

It is a decidedly adult book (think Tarantino-esque dialogue and themes), despite the younger ages of the characters and of the author.  Though he may be young, James Robb’s deft ability for rendering an unforgettable story far surpasses his years.

Even better: James Robb is offering readers free copies of both Achieving the Golden State as well as offering copies of Corona Rapture.  In order to request free copies, interested readers may indicate interest in one or both books in their message by sending an email to or by using the coupon code WF53E to download Achieving the Golden State free from its Smashwords page as a PDF or for Kindle (.mobi), E-pub, etc.  Readers will, undoubtedly, be anxious for the next installment in the “True Light Chronicles”.

James Robb
James Robb is a 20-year-old YA fantasy writer. His interests include theoretical physics, bio-technology, and recording music as his fictional character Artemis under the name Sun Kingship Reprisal (SKR).
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