Reviews, royalties, and 2 brand new trailers

I feel very blessed of late!

First, on the heels of The Perpetual Now‘s nomination for an international book award (stickers just came in!), a flurry of 5-star reviews have recently appeared on

☆☆☆☆☆5 out of 5 stars.

Stephen King Vibe for Small Town Ontario

I have to say this is one of the most enjoyable reads I’ve had in a long time. The story moves swiftly even in its exposition, is a great mix of normal life mixed with the supernatural, creates compelling, enjoyable and believable characters and plot lines, makes all kinds of fun pop culture references and even tackles some very important topics that are very relevant today. I can’t wait for his next novel!!

☆☆☆☆☆5 out of 5 stars.

Genre-defying page turner

The Perpetual Now is a fantastic genre-defying page turner. Once I picked it up i could not put it down. Told from a unique perspective and endlessly imaginative, this is going to be one that I come back to. Must buy.

☆☆☆☆☆5 out of 5 stars.

A great read!

This book was recommended, and I am so glad I gave it a chance. It is hard to believe that this is the author’s first novel. The mystery grabbed my attention and made me want to keep reading. The fantasy aspect was an unexpected surprise. The best part of this book was that I really wasn’t sure how the mystery and the fantasy were going to tie together. It kept me hooked and wanting to read more. As I got closer to the end, I was eager to find out more, and yet sad that it was coming to an end. The characters were so well developed, and I hated to say goodbye to them when I finished reading. When a book can make me laugh and cry all at the same time, I consider it a success. Can’t wait to read Mr. Bourgault’s next book.

☆☆☆☆☆5 out of 5 stars.

A brilliantly crafted story

A captivating and original novel with elements of sci-fi and mystery that elegantly weaves in a glimpse into Canadian life in Northern Ontario through a cast of exciting characters.The Perpetual Now was a fun ride that I very much recommend.

☆☆☆☆☆5 out of 5 stars.

An incredible read!

THE PERPETUAL NOW is a wonderful book that conquers the difficult task of blending notes of science fiction with complex character development. Everyone who reads this book will be able to find a character that they can relate to or a moment that resonates with them. Once you start reading you will not want to stop and once you have finished, you will just want to talk about the epilogue with other readers.

☆☆☆☆☆5 out of 5 stars.

Really Interesting Multi-Genre Book

This book will appeal to both drama and mystery/suspense readers. It’s really unique and the descriptions of events and characters are well done. I actually finished it a few weeks ago, and I’m still thinking about one of the main characters, “Billie”. Well worth the read!

☆☆☆☆☆5 out of 5 stars.

Highly Recommended

What a great read! Absorbing, moving, funny and at times, awe-inspiring, Jerome Bourgault has crafted a wonderful novel. Set in a fully-realized world, populated with a cast of fascinating characters, Bourgault takes his reader on a mesmerizing journey. A great achievement!

☆☆☆☆☆5 out of 5 stars.

There is a craft to Bourgault’s writing

The set up of the characters and the location was very captivating. Then the plot took over and I had a very hard time putting the book down. I loved the characters and the humour, as well as the fear and love that is very present too. There was one moment, where a realization was had that was so thoughtful and so sad, that I got emotional, though it also felt so right. Bourgault’s characterizations and descriptions made this story feel so real and I love his writing style. There is a craft to it which I rarely find while reading other authors’ books.

Other good news has come in the mail: my first-ever royalty cheque, and my Finalist stickers from the International Book Awards!

In case anyone thought I was making that part up!

Finally, my two brand new book trailers have recently appeared on Youtube! Warm thanks to Josh Mogyoros for lending his voice and to the incomparable Sebastian Shinwell for the music!

click image to watch

So what’s next? Entry into the American Book Fest’s 17th Annual “Best Book” Awards. Deadline for submission is October 11th, with winners and finalists to be announced in mid-November. Previous winners include Clive Barker, Amy Tan, Bob Odenkirk, Julie Andrews, and Sue Grafton, to name just a few. And entry into at least 4 other competitions will be coming in the new year.

Finally, I’m thiiiiiiiiiiiiiis close to starting the first draft of my as-yet untitled follow-up novel. Second wave of COVID or not, it’s going to be an interesting fall.

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