Saturday, August 23, 2014

Guest Author: Steve LeBel

What if God got a C- in Universe Building 101?
(Well, not our God, of course. One of those other guys...)

Dive into a humorous fantasy world unlike anything you have imagined. A world of gods and goddesses who build universes for a living. Are they all-powerful and all-knowing? Well, not exactly...

As Bernie graduates from God School, he is thrilled to land his dream job as a builder of universes. His first assignment is to build his own universe. Determined but unsure, bright but without confidence, Bernie forges ahead, only to find problems everywhere. Mysterious asteroids, unexplained volcanoes, shifting continents and more lead him to suspect sabotage. But who could sabotage his universe? Only another god could do that.

It’s god vs. god, guile vs. goodness, where only one of them plays by the rules. Bernie must find a way to outwit his vicious foe. If he fails, it will cost him everything.

A fascinating tale of good vs. evil and a young hero on a journey of self-discovery in an original, humorous, fantastic wrapper.

>>>Visit the world of the gods

Discover answers to questions you never knew existed:

What are the gods are really like?
Why does their economy depend on the universes they build?
How do the gods actually create something?
Why do they study classes like Creation Science and Creation Ethics?
And, most importantly, why are the gods so afraid of the woods?

Steve LeBel

How best to describe an author who writes humorous fantasy?

Do we tell about bookshelves full of fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal books, his love of mythology, or the years he spent as dungeon master? Or is it more important to know his favorite player-character was a chaotic-good elven fighter / mage? And what about that stack of old comic books he never seems to get rid of?

There’s a serious side too. The other half of his bookshelf bulges with titles on management, marketing, computer programming, and financial analysis. What about his years as a hospital president, the many businesses he created, or all the time he spent in board rooms? What about his early years counseling drug addicts, or his years as a stock trader?

Is there a pattern to his travels around the world? Why choose places like King Arthur’s Camelot, the Temple of Delphi, Buddha’s Tree of Enlightenment, China’s Forbidden City, or the Great Pyramids of Egypt? What is he seeking?

And what does this have to do with writing good fantasy?

Perhaps it’s that dichotomy within Steve that makes The Universe Builders such a delightful story with such serious undertones.

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Genre: humorous fantasy for young adult and adult
Title: The Universe Builders
Author: Steve LeBel
Description: A young god graduates from God School and gets his dream job of building his first universe. Plagued by a school rival and aided by his friends, he struggles to create a world he can be proud of.
Length: 120k words, approximately 420 pages
Book Trailer: View Book Trailer
ISBN-13 (ebook edition): 978-0-9910554-1-8
Publication date: June 2014
Price: $3.99
ISBN-13 (print edition): 978-0-9910554-0-1
Publication date: August 2014
Price: $15.00  (approximately)
Library of Congress Control Number [LCCN]: 2014900580
Publisher: Argon Press (
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