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Mighty Mary” by Max Davine
Press Release – Dina Gavrilova
Paperback: 450 pages
Publisher: Tamarind Hill Press

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Australian author Max Davine is set to follow up his fifth novel “Dino Hunt” (2015) with an animal story of a very different kind. Published by Tamarind Hill Press, “Mighty Mary” tells the tragic, turbulent but sometimes heart-warming and ultimately thought-provoking story of Mary the Elephant, who was taken from the wild in India after the slaying of her mother and sold to a circus in the United States. Hers is a tale of human cruelty, of which her life would become a catalogue. She was trained with brutality by her captors and seemed to find a home amongst a surrogate herd of a different kid, that which migrated along the railroad and performed in giant tents. But there is redemption along the way. Mary forms bonds with other outcasts who also suffer at the hands of men, from horses to other elephants and even a trapeze artist named Christina. All the while, her innocence, her intelligence and her endearing qualities often inadvertently reveal the conflict within the supposedly heartless human who own her.

Davine’s previous five novels were sold all over the world to critical acclaim. His distinctly “borderless” style and keen eye for human drama has made his work accessible to anyone, anywhere and at any age. Using the sensibilities, empathy and subtlety he rendered the beloved tyrannosaurus chick in “Dino-Hunt” with, Davine instils Mary with the nuance, insight and ultimate strength that she develops over each stage of her incredible life. From a wild but naïve and dependent calf she grows into the cynical but compassionate circus performer that would become the star of the South.

Of his work, critics have said:
Uniquely crafted, Dino Hunt isn’t your typical dinosaur action/adventure tale. In compelling fashion, author Max Davine presents a surprisingly believable story that flips the customary script on the age old battle between predator and prey. The action is fast-paced, the characters realistic, and the plot highly engaging from beginning to end.” – Courtney Wells, Apex Reviews.

The author’s writing was almost lyrical, similar to an epic like “Beowulf” or “The Odyssey”.” – M.P Ceja on “Off The Map”, In D’Tail Magazine.

Utilizing a surprisingly polished writing style, the author has crafted an action adventure with real depth and quality.” – Roma Gray, on “Dino Hunt”, Trick or Treat Thrillers.

A powerful tale for all ages, “Mighty Mary” is not created to shock but rather to instil a second thought about the lives and souls of the animals we tend to use and consume in our contemporary world.

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Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Mary-Max-Davine/dp/1644673398/

Author Website maxdavine.com/

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Book Signing ~ Dino Hunt

Max Davine book signing today @ Dymocks Watergardens. We even had a visit by a friendly croc 🙂

 

Book Signing – Max Davine

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Max Davine, author of the new novel, Dino Hunt, will be signing copies of his novel this coming Saturday, October 17th.

Where: OzAuthors Stand at Brimbank Shopping Center, Deer Park (Right near Target)

When: 1PM til 3PM

Book Event – Brimbank Shopping Centre

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The awesome team over at Oz Authors is coming to the Brimbank Shopping Centre for the week starting 12th Oct 2015.

If you are in the area be sure to drop in and support Australian authors by buying a copy of their books.

ASJ Publishing authors, Max Davine and yours truly will be there signing copies of our books on October 17th.

Max Davine will be on from 1PM til 3PM, signing copies of his book, Dino Hunt.

I will be on from 11AM til 1PM, signing copies of my novel, Rise Of The Darkness.

 

 

Book Expo Australia 2015

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Folks, it is that time of year again when the Book Expo Australia hits the Sydney Showgrounds.

ASJ Publishing will have a shelf with books from some of their authors, PLUS as a bonus, ASJ Publishing will have have their Premiere Episode of their new Web series, “Creatives On The Couch“. The Premiere Episode will feature Australian author, Max Davine, talking about his recent release novel, Dino Hunt.

Book Expo Australia is a dedicated event for the reading public to engage with authors and publishers.

The many highlights during the weekend include:

  • 100+ exhibitors
  • Author meet and greets and events
  • 3 Performance areas including – Illustrator Skills and Children’s Author Interactive Area
  • Chances to win free books.
  • Interactive Crime and Mystery Scenes
  • Food, drink and entertainment

Book Expo Australia will also host:

  • Bloggers Conference – Blogger Conference will be dedicated to offering both experienced and new bloggers information on building and expanding a book review blog site.
  • Getting Published Conference – Getting Published Conference will provide information to established and potential authors on all the options on getting their manuscript published and to the reading public no matter the forum or format.
  • PitchFest Australia – Pitchfest Australia will offer potential and established authors the opportunity to sit in front of a publisher for ten minutes.

Leading up to Book Expo Australia the organisers will be hosting workshops and lunches, so keep up to date with their website for more information

Book Expo Australia will be held:

When – 17/18 October 2015
Where – Exhibition Hall 5, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127.
For more information on transport options visit:
http://www.sydneyshowground.com.au/visit/index.html

Times
Sat – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sun – 10:00am to 3:30pm

Goodreads Winners ~ Dino Hunt

Congratulations to the following people who have each won a copy of Dino Hunt by Max Davine. Your autographed copy will be sent shortly.

Maya V. from Tatarstan, Russia
Nicholas K. from Sacramento, CA

Thank you to everyone who entered the Goodreads giveaway.
Dino Hunt - Max Davine

Book Release ~ Dino Hunt by Max Davine

Dino Hunt - Max Davine

About The Book
Title:
Dino Hunt
Author:
Max Davine
Publisher:
ASJ Publishing
Release:
April 11, 2015

Blurb:
Jimmy Reeves is a down on his luck wildlife wrangler, his career once saw him traveling the globe, working on relocation programs and starring in documentary films. Now, he and his business partner Paul Franciscus are lucky if they can get a gig wrangling bulls in Arizona. Until one day, when they receive a massive advance payment from a mysterious company based in Florida. In return, they are to do what once brought them glory the world over; trap and relocated endangered animals. Little do they know they’re not going to the Everglades to trap alligators, they’re going through time and space to rescue great, big dinosaurs! 

But others have come to pillage the Cretaceous world for it’s natural resources, and to enslave and exploit the prehistoric inhabitants. They are ruthless, they are well equipped, and they will stop at nothing. It’s up to unwitting Reeves to make a stand not just for the dinosaurs, but to save his own life, teaming up with an alluring paleontologist and a helicopter pilot nicknamed “Crash” to save the land of the forgotten from human annihilation.

Available on Kindle and in Print.
Goodreads

About The Author

Max Davine

Born in a suburb of Frankston, Victoria, in 1989, Max Davine grew up in Melbourne’s inner eastern suburbs, with the first ten years lived in a house which also accommodated his parents, sister, uncle and grandparents on his mother’s side. Simply put; he was never short of hearing good story’s. Having studied acting for three years with Peter Kalos at the Melbourne Actor’s Lab, Davine returned to his lifelong pursuit of writing with a new, sensitive touch and keen ear for language demonstrated in his two previous works; “Terra Domina” in 2012, and “Angel Valence” in 2013, both published by ASJ Publishing.

Dino Hunt – Goodreads Contest

Dino Hunt
by Max Davine
Exclusive Goodreads Giveaway

2 people will be selected at random to win a paperback copy of Dino Hunt by Aussie author Max Davine.

Contest Closes May 10, 2015.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Dino Hunt by Max Davine

Dino Hunt

by Max Davine

Giveaway ends May 10, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to Win

 

 

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