Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Virtual Blog Tour, Spotlight, & Giveaway - The Glamour Thieves by Don Allmon

Howdy y'all. I'm Don Allmon and I got a debut book name of The Glamour Thieves. It’s the first of a three book series called The Blue Unicorn. It's a grim kind of fantasy, a cybernetic near-dystopia, a rough-edged romance with few promises except for the ones that matter. Ain't nothin' worth earnin' that wasn't hard won. Join in on the comments and win yourself some loot.

About The Glamour Thieves

JT is an orc on the way up. He’s got his own boutique robotics shop, high-end clientele, and deep-pocketed investors. He’s even mentoring an orc teen who reminds him a bit too much of himself back in the day.

Then Austin shows up, and the elf’s got the same hard body and silver tongue as he did two years ago when they used to be friends and might have been more. He’s also got a stolen car to bribe JT to saying yes to one last scheme: stealing the virtual intelligence called Blue Unicorn.

Soon JT’s up to his tusks in trouble, and it ain’t just zombies and Chinese triads threatening to tear his new life apart. Austin wants a second chance with JT—this time as more than just a friend—and even the Blue Unicorn is trying to play matchmaker.

Available now from Riptide Publishing. http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/the-glamour-thieves

Reviewed by: 

This is Don's debut novel and I think he did a might fine job and I am excited to see him grow more as an author. 

This is like World of Warcraft characters come to life in some sort of dystopian new age society. 

What I like most about this story was JTs "implants". He could connect mentally with all his toys. By toys I mean cars, drones, cameras,etc.. He controlled them with his mind, but if he really wanted to, he could also feel what they felt. Like the wind blowing across the surface, etc... 
That last scene was kind of ludacris,  but I loved it anyways. 

What I wasn't to thrilled about with this story was JT and Austin's "relationship". It confused me. Were they in love, were they not? What is happening now? Is Austin a liar? Am I the only one who feels awkward when Buzz is around?

Even by the end of the story I still feel kind of unsure about these two. Will there be more in the next book? I hope so.

Let's give a little shout-out to  JTs apprentice, Dante. I'm excited for her story. She seems like she's going to be pretty badass...and I'm wondering what the ghost will lead her to. 

About Don Allmon

In his night job, Don Allmon writes science fiction, fantasy, and romance. In his day job, he’s an IT drone. He holds a master of arts in English literature from the University of Kansas and wrote his thesis on the influence of royal hunting culture on medieval werewolf stories. He’s a fan of role-playing games, both video and tabletop. He has lived all over from New York to San Francisco, but currently lives on the prairies of Kansas with many animals.

Connect with Don:
     Website: www.donallmon.com
     Twitter: @dallmon


To celebrate the release of The Glamour Thieves, one lucky winner will receive a $20 Riptide gift card! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on September 2, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info! 


  1. Thank you for the review. It sounds like a intriguing read.
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  2. Thanks for the review!
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  3. Thank you for the review the book sounds really different and I'm putting it on my wish list.

  4. Thanks for the review. I can't wait to read it myself.

  5. Congrats, Don, and thanks for the review, googly. I like how this is different with its worldbuilding, a mix of dystopia, cyberpunk and fantastical creatures. -
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