About Goblins by Mike Phillips, author of 'The World Below'


In ancient times, magical creatures inhabited the earth. They lived on mountaintops, in trees, at the bottom of lakes and rivers. But that was long ago, before the human race declared war on the creatures they feared and hated. Now the enchanted peoples are all but gone. Those few that remain fear being stretched out on an examination table in some secret, governmental facility. The only place they can hide from the ever increasing number of satellites and smart phones is in the World Below. Mitch Hardy is going through a hard time in his life. In his early twenties, he was working his way through college when he suffered an accident that left him flat broke and physically deformed. When Mitch decides to make a fresh start in a new town, things start looking up. He finds a place to live, a decent job, good friends. He even meets a nice girl. Unknown to Mitch, his new girlfriend is one of the Elder Race, what some call the Faerie Folk. Mitch doesn’t know that Elizabeth is looking for a father she never knew. The key to finding him is somehow tied up with the mysterious Blade of Caro. Desperate, she steals the Blade from its protector, the despotic ruler of the World Below, the Dragon of Worms, Baron Finkbeiner. When Elizabeth is kidnapped by the Baron, Mitch is pulled into a world or magic and monsters he never imagined. Purchase at: amazonbn

About Goblins:

Hello, everyone. Mike Phillips here. Thank you for joining me on the book tour. I was asked to talk a little about the characters in my new horror/urban fantasy novel, The World Below. Some of the more interesting characters in the book are the goblins. Goblins live on the fringes of human society. They make their homes in junk yards, abandoned buildings, sewer systems, and anywhere else people try to avoid. Once they find a likely spot, the get to work. Goblins are clever with tools and machinery. They will use and repurpose anything they can get their hands on, so many of their dwellings look like they were designed by frat-boys. Not always the best of neighbors, goblins have to take security seriously. They construct elaborate pitfalls to keep themselves safe from enemies like collapsing tunnels, pongee pits, and mechanical traps. Thanks again for joining me on the tour. Please visit me at mikephillipsfantasy.com Take care, Mike Phillips



Mike Phillips is author of The World Below and Reign of the Nightmare Prince. His short stories have appeared in ParAbnormal Digest, Cemetery Moon, Sinister Tales, Beyond Centauri, the World of Myth, Mystic Signals and many others. Online, his work has appeared in Lorelei Signal, Kzine, Bewildering Stories, Midnight Times, and Fringe. He is best known for his Crow Witch and Patrick Donegal series. Please visit Mike at mikephillipsfantasy.com.

Pump Up Your Book and Mike Phillips are teaming up to give you two chances to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

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Each person will enter this giveaway by liking, following, subscribing and tweeting about this giveaway through the Rafflecopter form placed on blogs throughout the tour. If your blog isn't set up to accept the form, we offer another way for you to participate by having people comment on your blog then directing them to where they can fill out the form to gain more entries. This promotion will run from August 5 - October 25. The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter, contacted by email and announced on October 26, 2013. Each blogger who participates in the The World Below virtual book tour is eligible to enter and win. Visit each blog stop below to gain more entries as the Rafflecopter widget will be placed on each blog for the duration of the tour. If you would like to participate, email Tracee at tgleichner(at)gmail.com.  What a great way to not only win this fabulous prize, but to gain followers and comments too! Good luck everyone!


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The World Below Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, August 5 - Book featured on My Devotional Thoughts
Tuesday, August 6 - Guest blogging at Book Marketing Buzz
Wednesday, August 7 - 1st chapter reveal at As the Pages Turn
Friday, August 9 - Interviewed at Review From Here
Tuesday, August 13 - Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Thursday, August 15 - Guest blogging at The Self Taught Cook
Monday, August 19 - Book featured at Far From Reality
Tuesday, August 20 - Book reviewed at Must Read Faster
Wednesday, August 21 - Book featured at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Thursday, August 22 - 1st chapter reveal at Far From Reality
Friday, August 23 - Book featured at Between the Covers
Monday, August 26 - Guest blogging at Janna Shay
Wednesday, August 28 - Book featured at Literal Exposure
Thursday, August 29 - Guest blogging at The Writer's Life
Friday, August 30 - Interviewed at Broowaha
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