Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Touch of Nerves by DC Hampton Blog Tour: Author's Favorite Books + Giveaway

Hey all and welcome to my stop on the book tour for A Touch of Nerves by DC Hampton! Today's stop will include a list of the author's favorite books as well as an awesome giveaway! Before we get to that though, let's learn a bit about the book and the author!

Publisher: New Shelves Publishing Services
Format: Paperback | 248 pages
Publication date: 1 January 2013
ISBN 10: 0989150402
ISBN 13: 9780989150408

--New novel explores America’s role in the Middle East

When Army Captain Ben Hawkins discovers chemical weapons missing from a military research facility, he begins an investigation into preventing a possible terrorist attack. The suspects? Two rogue Iranian agents who blame the deaths of their family members on the United States. What Hawkins doesn’t expect is to find himself forced to decide whether to risk his career—and possible arrest—to stop the attack, even if it means working with a foreign agent.

D.C. Hampton’s debut novel, A Touch of Nerves, may be set on the battlefield of America’s “War on Terror,” but the book is a far cry from your typical action narrative. Inspired by his two sons who served in Iraq and the Persian Gulf during the Iraq War and his own time serving in the U.S. Army, Hampton brings depth and humanity to characters that might otherwise be painted in the two-dimensional “hero” or “villain” archetypes. With Hampton’s passion for history and global affairs, A Touch of Nerves brings a fresh perspective to the long history of tension between the United States and Iran.

“I wanted to write a story that was worth telling, realistic and suspenseful,” says Hampton. “I believe the book is entertaining, but it also sheds light on the complex relationship between Iran and the United States and explores the complex emotions and issues that drive some individuals to commit terrible acts.”

“The story includes a wealth of details as Hampton weaves a complex plot,” writes Kirkus Reviews. “A conceivable threat and suspense-filled plot keep readers engaged until the end. Hampton eschews the genre’s typical plot holes and vague facts and his handle on international relations gives the terrorists credible motivations.”

You can purchase A Touch of Nerves at the following Retailers:

D.C. Hampton holds an MA and PhD in Audiology from Columbia University and has been published extensively in the field. He has done graduate work in history and has always been interested in international relations. Though he has been extensively published in medical and trade publications, A Touch of Nerves is his first foray into fiction.

Author's Favorite Reads of 2014

  • Guardians of the Revolution
  • Freakonomics
  • The Submission
  • The Infidel
  • Naval History of the War of 1812
  • The Speeches of Winston Churchill
  • Breakfast with Socrates
  • The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes
  • The Sycamore Tree
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel


Well what do you guys think? Does A Touch of Nerves sound like the book for you? If so, check i tout at the links above! Thanks so much to Jean and her crew at Jean Book Nerd for allowing me to participate in this blog tour! Don't forget to enter the giveaway! Until next time, Happy Reading!


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