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Mandate Thirteen

Wow! It’s my turn on the MANDATE THIRTEEN by Joseph J. Dowling Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

Check out my post and make sure to enter the GIVEAWAY!

About The Book

Mandate Thirteen book cover


Author: Joseph J. Dowling

Pub. Date: January 10, 2023

Publisher: Manta Press, Ltd.

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Buy it Here: Amazon

Find it: Goodreads

In a world with dwindling birth rates, all young women must submit to compulsory fertility checks at the age of thirteen. For those able to conceive, a docile existence inside the Birthing Schools beckons—far worse if they fall into the wrong hands.

When the clandestine Baby Farmers, and their brutal leader Miko, arrive to snatch his daughter, Michael must make a split-second choice: risk his own freedom to protect hers… or lose her forever. Mandate Thirteen is a gritty dystopian thriller for fans of Children of Men, A Handmaid’s Tale, and The Running Man.

“An action-packed, cross-country adventure between father and daughter as they dodge authorities, reconnect with old acquaintances, and meet new people (good, bad, and crazy), forging connections at every stop. I loved every aspect of their journey and how they learned so much about themselves on the way. This is dystopian in every way that matters. A worthy addition to any library.” Preye, Literary Darlings

Review for Mandate Thirteen

This is a remarkable debut novel by Joseph Dowling. Set in the near future, girls are tested for fertility at the age of thirteen. Those who pass are taken to birthing farms. When Hope reaches this magical age, her mother turns her in for money while her dad takes her on the run to keep her safe. Full of characters you love to love and those you love to hate, coupled with action and suspense, you’ll keep the pages turning. I’m excited to read more by this author.

About the Author

Joseph always knew he would write seriously one day. That moment arrived in 2020, when his thriving hospitality business was temporarily shuttered. With time on his hands, he quickly fell into an obsession and became a keen student of the craft.  

Since finding the passion, Joseph can’t imagine life without stories rattling around his head. Eager to make up for lost time, he’s been fairly prolific, and his short stories have appeared in several anthologies and literary magazines. Even better, his rejections are getting nicer by the week.

Joseph lives in London with his wife and their Scotty dog. Mandate: THIRTEEN will be his first published novel. Scroll to the bottom of the page on his website to sign up for his newsletter!

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Giveaway for Mandate Thirteen

1 winner will receive a $30 Manta Press Gift Card, International.

1 winner will receive a book poster (pictured below), International.

5 winners will receive a bookmark from this etsy store (pictured below), International.

Ends February 14th, midnight EST.

Don’t dilly dally, enter the giveaway here. Good luck to you!

Mandate Thirteen book blog tour schedule

Mandate Thirteen Tour Schedule

1/22/2023A Dream Within A Dream
1/24/2023Rajiv’s Reviews
1/27/2023Books and Zebras 
1/29/2023Jazzy Book Reviews
1/30/2023the book near me
2/1/2023The Book Countess
2/2/2023The Momma Spot
2/3/2023Kim”s Book Reviews and Writing Aha’s 
2/4/2023Review Thick And Thin
2/6/2023Brandi Danielle Davis 
2/7/2023Pick a good book
2/9/2023A Blue Box Full of Books
2/10/2023Fire and Ice

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