Wednesday 29 October 2014

Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway - The Hockey Saint by Howard Shapiro

The Hockey Saint
by Howard Shapiro

Book Description:
The highly anticipated sequel to "The Stereoypical Freaks" and the 2nd book in the "Forever Friends" Trilogy, this is "The Hockey Saint".

Twenty-one year old Jeremiah Jacobson is the world's best hockey player, but he wasn't prepared for the frenzy and scrutiny that came with that title. Tom Leonard is an average college sophomore... just a guy trying to find his place in the world as he sorts through issues that are both very real and seemingly insurmountable.

Through a chance meeting, these two strike up an unlikely friendship. Their bond is tested when Tom discovers that his idol isn't as perfect up close as he seems from afar. With Jeremiah living a little too much in the moment and with his past catching up to him, will Tom be able to help him before it's too late?

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The Hockey Saint Dream Cast

Brad Pitt is Jeremiah Jacobson.  This one is easy because visually we were aiming to have Jeremiah look like Brad Pitt when he was in his mid-20’s.

Al Pacino as team owner Daniel Jones.  I think he could steal the movie!  It’s a small role but if he went nuts like did in “The Devils Advocate” it would be great!

Samuel L Jackson as private eye Dexter Fowler.  Again, like Brad Pitt as Jeremiah, visually, I wanted Dexter to look like Samuel L Jackson and I wrote the character as if he was played by Samuel L Jackson.

I wanted Felicity to look sort of like Bridget Fonda did in the early 90’s.

Tom has been a character in each of my six books, starting out as a child and working his way up to his early 20’s.  I kind of picture Freddie Highmore playing him.

About the Author
HOWARD SHAPIRO lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and two sons. The Controller for the Pittsburgh-based Visual Effects firm, Animal Inc., he has also written four children’s books and The Stereotypical Freaks will be his debut Graphic Novel. His 2008 book, Hockey Player for Life, has been the #1 downloaded children’s hockey e-book on Amazon’s Kindle chart since its arrival as an e-book in November of 2011. His, Hockey Days book was the only book featured in the December 2007 Sporting News Annual Gift Guide as a Best Buy Gift for Children. Through a corporate sponsorship program he set up (and maintains), since the 2010-11 season, both of his children’s hockey books have been given to NHL teams (over 2,500 copies to date) for use in their community and educational initiatives. Since 2006 his annual charity raffle, which he matches dollar for dollar donated, has raised funds for several hockey-related charities including the Mario Lemieux Foundation, Hockey Fights Cancer and the Keith and Lisa Primeau Scholarship Fund.

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Winner will receive a $30.00 Amazon Gift Card, T-Shirt and a Signed Copy of The Hockey Saint by Howard Shapiro.
Winner will receive a T-Shirt and a Signed Copy of The Hockey Saint by Howard Shapiro.
Giveaway is open to International. Must be 13+ to Enter.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! Would love to read the book!