Thank you, Royal James Publishing and Xane for allowing me to read as well as review this piece of work. Also, a special thank you to Xane for writing this guest post up. For a chance at winning a 20$ gift card to Amazon be sure to read all the way down at the bottom to enter.
Most of all, enjoy reading and getting to know Xane J Fisher.
Law school wonder student Ian Peters chronicles his first night home for the summer in Piedmont, Washington. What starts with a pleasant drive up the Pacific Northwest Coast leads him into a night of self-discovery, contemplative self-assessment, and ultimately the question of what kind of man does he want to be? Along the way, he reconnects with friends, family, and an old flame who changes his world forever.
What started as a typical night of partying quickly becomes BoyzNite.
“Fisher’s writing debut doesn’t disappoint. Nice prose and storytelling!”-Bart Hopkins, Goodreads
“A very poignant short story and Fisher writes so eloquently it’s like reading poetry.”-Sissy Lu, Goodreads
About Xane J. Fisher:
Originally from the Salt Lake City area, Xane Fisher has spent most of his life living out of a backpack or suitcase. Along his travels, he has been blessed with an amazing family, a college education, and the opportunity to see the world from the skyscrapers of Abu-Dhabi to the third world markets of Angola. From a young age, he has felt compelled to write and share experiences through a pen or keyboard. He is currently living in southwest Germany, serving in the United States Air Force with his wife Autumn and their son Judah. He hopes to have his first novel completed soon.
Guest Post for booksavvyreviews.com:
Good Moorning Neverland!
-Mr. Smee (Bob Hoskins)
To be fair I didn’t know how to start this so I went with the first thing that popped into my brain. I’d like to take this wonderful opportunity to thank you Sissy Lu for many things. First, reading my 16 page snapshot into the life of an American college student. Second for letting me write for you. If it wasn’t for great readers, and critical reviewers no good story would ever make it. That being said, I’ll shut up and get to the juicy stuff.
To answer all questions now…YES. There is more Ian, Kristen, Devin, and the boys to come. The real question is when? BoyzNite was not my first attempt at scratching out a story, but it was the most prepared for sharing. The idea came to me on a drive home from work and it struck hard and fast over a 20 minute period. I remember turning off the German country highway toward my village and before I got to town I had the whole storyline mapped in my head. I grabbed the last of my scotch, a pair of earbuds and headed up to my library (I affectionately call the Raven’s Rook) and hammered the beast out on my Ipad.
Yes, as some reviewers have already found it is not an incredibly eventful tale, but it was never meant to be. At the time I had been reading literary wild children like Vidal, Mailer, Ginsberg, and grand pappy Hunter S. Thompson. They struck me as incredibly aware despite the haze of self induced chaos around them. A certain song, or songs struck me on that drive, and maybe it was lightning in a bottle. I wanted to tell the story of an everyman of youth, lost in the sea of hormones, drugs and high expectations. To capture a snapshot into the life of a young man who doesn’t know how lost he is, was the goal. There are definitely more stories to come but to be frank this isn’t my usual type of writing.
In the future (if you’ll have me) I’ll be writing where I feel most at home. Horror, suspense, thrillers and existential fantastic fiction. I love a good story that makes the reader question their standing. Really good writing I think doesn’t just leave you entertained but makes you rethink yourself as a person.
Fast 5 authors I recommend that you’re probably not reading (yet)?
Philip K Dick
BONUS; Shirley Jackson
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Until Next Time Friends.
-Xane J Fisher
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