Note: I’m saving this post for posterity, but I’m not looking for ARC reviewers anymore.
And thanks for all the courageous reviewers that accepted my offer.
The fine print: I understand there’s no guarantees you’re going to actually review my novel if you read it, or that any reviews from it will be necessarily positive.
I’m originally from Brazil, my first language is Portuguese, and I was told by many readers that I have a unique storytelling style.
CHALLENGES OF THE GODS is a contemporary Earth, Science Fiction and Fantasy story with a heart. While the premise is about saving the world, the underlying theme is trust, and the characters’ relationships are at the center. The book explores how far people are willing to go before they defy their core values, and how those decisions affect their loved ones.
If you’re interested in reading it and perhaps reviewing it, I’d gladly send you a digital copy. Please contact me here.
After Mike goes through a gut-wrenching betrayal by his fiancée, he finds himself in what he thinks might be the afterlife. But this is no heaven. The gods made a mistake and created another Earth in a parallel universe, putting both universes in peril. They need someone from his planet to destroy the alternate, and Mike is randomly selected for the job.
Trapped in an impossible choice, Mike accepts his mission and is returned to an Earth—and a body—so unlike his own. There, he meets Jane, who is—unbeknownst to him—the secret leader of an organization bent on tracking down Earth’s saboteur. In the face of her passion for humanity, Mike’s resolve falters. If Mike won’t complete his mission, the gods will.
First three pages
After working for several years as a professor in Brazil, C. Hofsetz moved to the United States and changed careers. Currently, he is a Software Engineer Manager at Microsoft by day, and a writer by night.
Software engineering and computers have been his passion since he was a teenager, but he’s been reading novels for longer than writing code. One day, he couldn’t help it anymore. He wrote the first chapter of a book. How bad could it be? But things escalated quickly. Next thing he knew, he was writing yet another chapter, and then the next. He tried to hide it, but his family knew he was up to something.
When they figured out what he was doing, it was too late—he accidentally had written a whole book.
The result of this journey is Challenges of The Gods, a story about a fantastic world of gods meddling with humans.