Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pump Up Your Book Presents Two For Eternity Virtual Book Publicity Tour Book Tour and Giveaway (7/20) U.S.

Join Carl Alves, author of the historical fantasy book, Two For Eternity (Weaving Dreams Publishing), as he virtually tours the blogosphere May 14 – July 13,2012 on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!


Two for Eternity is a historical as well as a contemporary, fantasy thriller that takes many controversial interpretations of history.
From ancient Egypt and Babylon, through the time of Christ in Judea, spanning the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, and through World War II, Raiken and Vrag engage in inhuman battles of will. Vrag pulls the strings of malevolent leaders, and causes endless destruction and chaos. His immortal counterpart and enemy, Raiken, defends humanity and opposes him at every turn.
The stakes have never been higher, as Vrag sets his sights on the destruction of society. The twin brothers battle one last time to settle their score for eternity.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is only the second time travel book I have ever read, and indeed, this one is so completely different than any I have ever read.  It not only appeals to time travel enthusiasts but historians as well.  The age-old battle of good versus evil is a main thrust of the book, and if you can set all your preconceived notions aside, you just might find yourself buying into this book.

I was very pleased that the profanity was almost nonexistent, and there were no bedroom scenes.  In addition to that, the scenes depicting violence were realistic and often repulsive but exceptionally well-done.  Raiken and Vrag were well-developed characters, and the hatred between these two "supernatural" beings made for quite an interesting tale.

I was intrigued by the different interpretations that the author brought to well-known historical events such as Egypt, the time of Christ, and WWII.  The spin that he put on the tale of Columbus truly made me think that perhaps the story I was taught in elementary school may have left a few things out.  It is something I need to research for myself.

I struggled most with the reincarnation of these two characters throughout history.  I also would have liked to have seen Raiken turning to Christ every time after his encounter with the Son of God.  Instead, Raiken seemed to assimilate into the popular religions of his time and country.  Christ was still hailed as supreme when it was convenient, but it would have been nice to have seen Him figure into the story a little more.  I also would have liked to have known where these two came from.  Was Raikan an angel and Vrag a demon?  I never felt like I truly understood.  But maybe I wasn't intended to.

Time travel is something that I often cannot embrace very easily.  If you like time travel and history, you may just find this book a real treat.  Otherwise I may suggest that you steer your interests towards other books.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.


Carl went to Boston University majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Carl graduated with a BS degree, and has since worked in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. He later graduated from Lehigh University with an MBA degree.
His debut novel “Two For Eternity” was released in 2011 by Weaving Dreams Publishing. His novel “Blood Street” will be published by True Grit Publishing in November, 2012. His short fiction has appeared in various publications such as Sinister City, Alien Skin and Glassfire Anthology. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and has attended the Penn Writers Conference.
You can visit his website at

The author, Carl Alves, was very generous in sending me an extra copy of this book to give away.  So that is what I am going to do. This will be open to the U.S. only (due to shipping costs), and all you need to do is enter the rafflecopter form below by 9:00 P.M. Pacific time July 20.  Best of wishes!

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