Max Vos on P.O.W. ~ Guest Blog Local Giveaway, Rafflecopter Giveaway

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Title: P.O.W.
Author: Max Vos
Publisher: Self Published
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Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: 01/20/2017


After being taken prisoner by a Taliban Warlord, can Sam Stone hold on long enough to get his best friend back to his family and find love in the arms of Abbas, the handsome, blue-eyed Arab?

Sam has secretly been in love with is best friend and fellow Marine, Benoit, for quite some time and would not hesitate to die for him.

The macho Marine, Benoit, is shaken to his very core when he and his best friend are taken prisoners and made to do things that he would never have done, especially with Sam, who he knew had feelings for him.

Abbas tries everything to gain his families freedom when an unexpected man comes into his life that he starts having deep feelings for almost immediately.
Sam Stone has been secretly in love with his best friend and fellow Marine, Benoit, for a long time. It’s only after they were captured by a Taliban Warlord that he realizes that he would readily give his life to get Benoit back to his family. But it is Abbas, the Westernized Arab who steals his heart and helps Sam and Benoit regain their freedom. Now Sam has to learn to find true love and help heal not only himself, but the two men he loves deeply.

Warning: This book contains material that may be offensive to some: graphic language, military situations, P.O.W scenes, adult situations and other situations only meant for an adult audience

P.O.W. by Max Vos

Recent Release Spotlight with Max Vos.

We are here today to talk about P.O.W.  What can you tell us about it?

I saw a report from Anderson Cooper during the Spring Uprising in the Middle East. It was the topic of his report that gripped me and wouldn’t let go. I had to write that story. It was a hard story to write and there were times it gave me nightmares. It won’t be for everyone. It’s rather brutal. There’s nothing sweet or fluffy here. There are several ménage scenes which isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it was needed to move the story along.

Please tell us more about our main characters.

Samuel Stone, a Marine who happens to be gay. He also happens to be in love, or so he thinks, with his best friend, a fellow Marine. He takes on the world to protect his friend and those he is responsible for. I really liked this character. He’s a real stand-up guy.

What about P.O.W. makes you the proudest?

As difficult as it was to write, it practically wrote itself. The characters in this book are so vivid to me. I think anyone who picks up this book is going to feel these guys long after they finish the book. Again, I can’t stress it enough… this book is a hard read and won’t be for everyone.

If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring writers, what would it be?

Write each and every day, even if it is just a few words.

What part of writing a book comes the hardest for you?

Finishing it. The worst is proofreading. By the time a book is released, I’m sick of it.
What tool do you use to plan scenes? (such as index cards, white board, ouiji board, etc)

Pfft… I have no idea where a scene is going. The characters write it. I’m just along for the ride.

What are you reading right now and what is next on your to-be-read list?

Right now I’m having a love affair with A.E. Via. I have a few Clive Cussler books sitting next to the bed, but I’m thinking I might go with Armistead Maupin or Greg Herren. I’m feeling a bit nostalgic.

Rapid Fire Time

Batman or Superman? Batman. He has the best costume and cool gadgets

Salt or Pepper? Both!

Neville or Ron? Oh Neville for sure. He’s hot!

Pickup Truck or Sedan? Pickup. I need a place to put mulch.

Hawaii or Colorado? Hawaii. I hate cold weather and love tropical plants.

Hot Air Balloon or Blimp? Blimp. They have a bar.

Top or Bottom? None of your beeswax.

Ice Skating or Ice Hockey? Neither. I hate the cold.

Underwear and socks: folded in the drawer or tossed? I’m so OCD. They are not only folded but color coordinated and all facing the same direction.

Boxers or Briefs? I hate underwear.

Long or Short? Huh?

What are you working on? I’m working a few things. I don’t like giving too much away until they’re done.

What is next? I’m not afraid to tackle hard topics, like P.O.W., so… one of them might be a little sensitive.


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Grand prize: $20 Dollar Amazon GC and a Ecopy of P.O.W. by Max Vos

Second prize: The Complete Memories Series ( 5 ebooks) by Max Vos

Third prize: Two Backlist Titles by Max Vos

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About the Author

Max Vos is a classically trained chef with over 30 years of food service experience. After retiring in 2011, Max found himself with time on his hands and was urged to turn his talents to writing. ‘Cooking English’, a short story, now part of his anthology collection, Inappropriate Roads, is now available. My Hero was his first novel, which turned into an international best seller. Max now has a total of six completed novels, which are listed on his website, along with the entire Memories Series. My Hero: The Olympian, the sequel to My Hero was released late last year.


Books by Max Vos

 My Hero

My Hero: The Olympian

The V Unit


Inappropriate Roads

Going Home


Memories Series

A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory 2

A Christmas Memory 3: Home Sweet Home

A Valentine’s Memory

A Spring Break Memory


Available in French


Mon Héros

Hawk ‘n’ Harley

Unite V

Rentrer a la Maison


Available in Italian

Il Mio Eroe

Andare a Casa

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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