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Friday, July 19, 2019

Of Sound Mind and Someone Else's Body by William Quincy Belle 💕 Book Tour & Gift Card Giveaway 💕 (Sci-Fi Romance)



Science Fiction with (gasp) sex!

Alan Maitland is a successful businessman on his way up the corporate ladder. Life is good, but life is also full of the unexpected. A scientific experiment goes awry, and Alan’s mind is transferred to the body of Hana Toussaint, a high-class escort. Suddenly, he must not only contend with a new identity, but with the eye-opening experience of living as a female: how to walk in high heels without falling; how to put on a bra without dislocating a shoulder; how to deal with makeup without poking out an eye; and how to get along in a society which in many ways is still male-dominated.

When Alan discovers that Hana has taken over his body, the two of them must work together to find the scientist who can reverse the experiment and give them back their respective lives. Along the way, they must cope with living as each other and learn what it's like to be a member of the opposite sex. And as their adventure goes on, Alan the woman must figure out his growing feelings for Hana the man.

Alan faces the biggest challenge of his life which Hana sums up with one decisive question:

“Are you man enough to be a woman?”


After their small breakfast, Alan and Hana set about getting ready, selecting clothes for one another.

“I start with moisturizer,” he said examining the various items laid out on the bathroom counter.

She stood behind him, looking at herself in the mirror and adjusting her collar. “That’s right.”

He picked up the bottle of moisturizer and unscrewed the top. “This hadn’t been on my list of required life skills, but I’ll be able to say I’m a truly well-rounded man.”

“Well-rounded? You missed me having my period last week!”

He stopped and wrinkled his brow.

She half smiled. “Are you man enough to be a woman?”

He gave his head a shake then continued his morning ritual.

Hana pulled the looped tie over her head and mimicked Alan’s earlier movements by tightening the loop and getting the tie in place. “I’m getting the hang of this.” She pulled her collar down and raised her chin to give the knot a final adjustment. “All set.”

She watched him go through the steps of getting ready for another day as a woman. “You’re doing fine.”

Before going out the door, Alan paused in front of a mirror. He smoothed out his skirt and leaned closer to check his makeup. He looked himself in the eye. What am I doing? Am I getting womanlier?

Hana held open the door, and the two of them left to meet their fate.


  

Delightful twist.
A platform for an interesting debate over the world’s oldest profession

That said, William Quincy Belle delivers a delightful story—left me laughing more than once—when ‘fate,’ that kind or cruel circumstance, uproots the lives of two people turning Of Sound Mind and Someone’s Else’s Body into a thought provoking lust love story that may leave you howling. At least, it will provoke your intellect to hear Hana’s argument against our western “prudish outlook on life and all things sexual.”"

"What a wholly different and intriguing book! It's a very adult, 18+ Freaky Friday variant, with the mind-swap happening between a sex worker and a man in a corporate job. The switch happens almost right away when the man finds his consciousness suddenly in the female sex workers body while she is plying her trade. Parts of this book are highly amusing as both come to grips with their new lives in a different body. But it also gives them an awareness of the trials and tribulations of the other gender in broader society (as well as the difficulty of wearing stilettos). I really enjoyed the conversations between the two mind-swappers. The author makes many points about gender inequality and society without preaching; through the characters, he shows rather than tells. There is some swearing and crude language in the book, but it did seem appropriate in context. I found this to be an illuminating and fascinating read."



William Quincy Belle is just a guy. Nobody famous; nobody rich; just some guy who likes to periodically add his two cents worth with the hope, accounting for inflation, that $0.02 is not over evaluating his contribution. He claims that at the heart of the writing process is some sort of (psychotic) urge to put it down on paper and likes to recite the following, which so far he hasn't been able to attribute to anyone: "A writer is an egomaniac with low self-esteem." You will find Mr. Belle's unbridled stream of consciousness floating around in cyberspace.


   


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30 comments :

  1. Thank you for participating in this book tour. Being an indie author is an uphill struggle.

    According to Wikipedia, there are 2.2 million new books published each year, 300,000 in the U.S., 150,000 in the United Kingdom, 20,000 in Canada. The book review section of The Washington Post states they get 150 new titles each day. Each day! What are the chances of anyone getting noticed? Even if somebody has written the next classic, there’s the harsh reality of statistics. Having the public choose any particular book out of the annual American field of 300,000 strikes me as being the equivalent of winning the literary lottery. Congratulations, E. L. James: over 70 million copies of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy sold.

    By the way, the above is about new books published each year. According to Google, there are over 150 million books in existence! Literary lottery, indeed!

    There's a lot of junk out there, which means the public is leery of investing their time in anything unknown. Who wants the literary equivalent of bad movie? "I want two hours of my life back." Cheers to the risk-takers who brought E. L. James to the forefront.

    I appreciate you taking the risk.

    All the best to you in your world. :-)

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    1. Very well said, and those statistics are truly staggering. But you seem to be taking the right steps to make yourself less "lost in the shuffle" by taking your book on tour! I know this is the second time I've had the pleasure of hosting you, and I wish you great success with your book and this tour!!!

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    1. I chose the pictures (foreground and background), giving the general idea, but it was the designer who put everything together: reasonably priced and good service. My 1st experience with this designer was so good, I hired her for all of my books. (2 novels, 5 collections of short stories)

      pro_ebookcovers
      https://www.fiverr.com/pro_ebookcovers

      FYI: Fiverr is a web site putting service providers together with clients, the idea being based on "five bucks" (the starting price).

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  3. This sounds fun! Suspense with some humor.

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  4. Happy Friday, can't wait to check this one out :)

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  5. I enjoyed the synopsis and excerpt and think I'll really enjoy this read

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  6. The cover is eye-catching.

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  7. Of Sound Mind and Someone Else’s Body

    Currently 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon

    Interested, but not yet committed to reading the book? Visit my web site for a longer excerpt. (Warning: This may be a tad explicit. Of course, now that I’ve said that, it’s even more tempting to go look, right?)

    Still wondering? Here’s what reviewers are saying.

    5 Star Review: Are You Man Enough To Be A Woman?
    "Old theme.
    Delightful twist.
    A platform for an interesting debate over the world’s oldest profession

    That said, William Quincy Belle delivers a delightful story—left me laughing more than once—when ‘fate,’ that kind or cruel circumstance, uproots the lives of two people turning Of Sound Mind and Someone’s Else’s Body into a thought provoking lust love story that may leave you howling. At least, it will provoke your intellect to hear Hana’s argument against our western “prudish outlook on life and all things sexual.”"

    5 star review: Illuminating, Adult Freaky Friday Touches on Gender Issues
    "What a wholly different and intriguing book! It's a very adult, 18+ Freaky Friday variant, with the mind-swap happening between a sex worker and a man in a corporate job. The switch happens almost right away when the man finds his consciousness suddenly in the female sex workers body while she is plying her trade. Parts of this book are highly amusing as both come to grips with their new lives in a different body. But it also gives them an awareness of the trials and tribulations of the other gender in broader society (as well as the difficulty of wearing stilettos). I really enjoyed the conversations between the two mind-swappers. The author makes many points about gender inequality and society without preaching; through the characters, he shows rather than tells. There is some swearing and crude language in the book, but it did seem appropriate in context. I found this to be an illuminating and fascinating read."

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  8. This sounds like such a wonderful read! I'm so excited for this one.

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  9. My family and I all appreciate you bringing to our attention the book description of another great book to read. Thanks so much!

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  10. This is just about the first time I have seen comments on this type of contest that actually say something other than a platitude! Congratulations on having something written that is of enough interest to draw these comments out!

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    1. In 2010, I discovered blogging. It became my soapbox for shooting my mouth off about things of interest to me: politics, movie reviews, marriage, divorce, and sexuality. Ah, my own opinion: I’m a legend in my own mind.

      In 2011, I discovered NaNoWriMo. — Wait. People actually do this? — I had never considered the possibility of such a thing.

      This book was an experiment in using fiction to talk about some of those issues, specifically women’s issues. Science fiction gave me a premise for the body swap: What better way to enlighten a man than to have him live as a woman?

      "Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it's not a problem to you personally." (Not my line, although I wish it was.)

      So, while I categorize the book as Science Fiction, it’s really a discussion about societal issues: the patriarchy, the double standard, sex work, slut-shaming, etc. Oddly enough, while most people think of the Disney film Freaky Friday when considering the body swap trope, I discovered later that this idea is also a popular pornography niche. Some of my early readers seemed to be disappointed the novel was more social commentary than erotica. My writing was heavy but not hot and heavy. As such, I tell people (warn them?) that while there is some sexual content, this is not about sex. Fifty Shades of Beige.

      My goal is to entertain the reader but with a message. I want to intrigue them, have them laugh, all while making them think and hopefully make the world a better place.

      All the best to you in your world. :-)

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  11. thanks this sounds like an amazing book

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  12. What's your opinion on co-authored works? Would you consider collaborating on or co-authoring a book and if so, are there any specific authors that you would like to work with?

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    1. I've heard of such projects, each author doing a chapter or such.

      As a teenager in the 1960s (Yes, I'm that old!), I was amused by the scandalous novel "Candy". I was further amused, years later, to discover how the two authors Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg wrote it.

      Wikipedia: Candy (Southern and Hoffenberg novel)

      As I've said elsewhere, I'm a very undisciplined writer: I work by inspiration not perspiration. I'm sure anybody I would potentially collaborate with would find the experience exasperating.

      “Don’t like to write, but like having written”.
      -Frank Norris (1870-1902), American journalist and novelist

      How undisciplined? (tongue in cheek)

      my blog: My Author Profile at Spank the Carp - Aug 19/2018

      All the best to you in your world. :-)

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    2. Thank you for your response. I am undisciplined as well and am sure that I wouldn't be able to collaborate with anyone for that reason. Some authors are able to pull it off though and I say Kudos to them.

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  13. Which one of your stories gave you the most trouble while writing, either creatively or mechanically?

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  14. This sounds like a great sci-fi romance!

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  15. I'm really looking forward to this read!

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  16. The cover reminds me of the Matrix. x)

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  17. Have you watched Being John Malkovich? This story is intriguing and it kinda reminded me of that movie!

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    1. I'm aware of the film (I just re-read the Wikipedia entry on it) but have never seen it. An interesting comparison. Before writing this book, I did not know how popular the idea of body swapping was beyond Freaky Friday. Wikipedia has an entire article devoted to the concept!

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