Friday, October 25, 2013

Blog Tour {Top Tens & Giveaway}: Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard


Fifteen-year-old Jeff Jacobson had never heard of Jeffrey Dahmer, the infamous serial killer who brutally murdered seventeen people more than twenty years ago. But Jeff’s life changes forever when the man he’d thought was his father hands him a government file telling him he was constructed in a laboratory only seven years ago, part of a top-secret government cloning experiment called ‘Project CAIN’.

There, he was created entirely from Jeffrey Dahmer’s DNA. There are others like Jeff—those genetically engineered directly from the most notorious murderers of all time: The Son of Sam, The Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy . . . even other Jeffrey Dahmer clones. Some raised, like Jeff, in caring family environments; others within homes that mimicked the horrific early lives of the men they were created from.

When the most dangerous boys are set free by the geneticist who created them, the summer of killing begins. Worse, these same teens now hold a secret weapon even more dangerous than the terrible evil they carry within. Only Jeff can help track the clones down before it’s too late. But will he catch the ‘monsters’ before becoming one himself?


Geoffrey Girard is an award-winning fiction author whose works have appeared in several best-selling anthologies and magazines, including Writers of the Future (a 2003 winner), Murky Depths, Apex Horror & Science Fiction Digest, and the Stoker-nominated Dark Faith anthology. His first book, Tales of the Jersey Devil, thirteen original tales based on American folklore, was published in 2005, followed by Tales of the Atlantic Pirates (2006) and Tales of the Eastern Indians (2007). Simon and Schuster will publish two Girard novels in 2013: CAIN'S BLOOD, a techno thriller, and PROJECT CAIN, a spinoff novel for teen/YA readers. 

Born in Germany, shaped in New Jersey and currently living in Ohio. Geoffrey graduated from Washington College with a literature degree and worked as an advertising copywriter and marketing manager, later shifting to high school English teacher. He is currently the English Dept. Chair at a private boys school in Ohio and is an MA candidate in Creative Writing at Miami University. 

He has presented seminars and workshops on creative writing at colleges, elementary schools, bookstores and writers' organizations and can also be spotted speaking at various conventions/events.

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Top Ten List - Things you would change about your high school years if you could go back in time.
1.      I would value Friendship more… and try to make/keep more friends.
2.      I would NOT try to fix my unibrow with a razor ten minutes before a date.  
3.      I would be nicer to my girlfriend.
4.      I would not snack on pasta and milkshakes to gain weight; It doesn’t work and all that weight arrives later anyway.
5.      I would not quit football senior year; One more year on the bench is okay.
6.      I would not play a Cars song at Battle of the Bands: no one but me liked them anymore.
7.      I would cheat less in Spanish class and try to actually learn some Spanish.
8.      I would learn/remember the name of at least one Math teacher ever in my life.
9.      I would perform in a play production sooner than senior year.
10. I would kiss Donna when I had the chance.

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