Larry Laswell's techno-thriller Vows to the Fallen Launches on 70th Anniversary of VJ Day

Top Quote Historical fiction novelist and navy veteran Larry Laswell announced his new novel, Vows to the Fallen would be released on August 15, 2015. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 15, 2015 - Historical fiction novelist and navy veteran Larry Laswell announced today that he has released his new novel, Vows to the Fallen, a story featuring the emotional journey of a naval officer and his crew, set in the South Pacific during World War II. The release of the novel coincides with the 70th anniversary of VJ (Victory over Japan) Day on August 15th, 2015, a day which marked the ending of World War II in 1945.

    The book, which Laswell calls "a tribute to the destroyer sailors everywhere," honors the heroism of destroyer sailors who became a major "point of the spear" and suffered many of the major hardships in WWII following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Vows to the Fallen is available at Amazon's Kindle store.

    Laswell is also the author of The Marathon Watch, the sequel to Vows to the Fallen, and A Ship-load of Sea Stories & 1 Fairy Tale, a collection of Laswell's navy stories inspired by life at sea.

    As part of the book launch, Laswell has participated in a month-long blog tour, with additional spotlight interviews and author guest posts to come this month. Upcoming appearances include:
    Friday, August 14: Literarily Speaking - Book Spotlight
    Monday, August 17: Straight from the Author's Mouth - Author Interview
    Tuesday, August 18: My Life, Loves & Passion - Book Spotlight
    Wednesday, August 19: The Book Rack - Book Spotlight
    Friday, August 21: Beyond the Books - Book Spotlight
    Monday, August 24: The Literary Nook - Book Spotlight
    Wednesday, August 26: Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Book Review
    Friday, August 28: PUYB Virtual Book Club - Author Interview
    Monday, August 31: Book Marketing Buzz - Author Interview

    In addition to the blog tour, Laswell is hosting a classic poems reader contest, with details on his website, The first three readers to correctly identify all of the poems recited in Vows to the Fallen will win a $125, $75 or $50 gift card. Readers can double their winnings if they submit a review for Vows to the Fallen, and earn bonuses for reviewing any of Larry's other books on

    About Larry Laswell:
    Larry Laswell served in the US Navy for eight years. In navy parlance, he was a mustang, someone who rose from the enlisted ranks to receive an officer's commission. While enlisted, he was assigned to the USS John Marshall SSBN-611 (Gold Crew). After earning his commission, he served as main engines officer aboard the USS Intrepid CV-11. His last assignment was as a submarine warfare officer aboard the USS William M. Wood DD-715 while she was home ported in Elefsis, Greece.

    In addition to writing, Larry fills his spare time with woodworking and furniture design. He continues to work on The Marathon Watch series, an upcoming science fiction series titled The Ethosians, and an anthology of over eighty humorous sea stories titled A Ship-load of Sea Stories & 1 Fairy Tale. Visit for more information about the author.

    Books by Larry:
    Vows to the Fallen (Marathon Book 2)
    The Marathon Watch (Marathon Book 1)
    A Ship-Load of Sea Stories & 1 Fairy Tale (Volume 1)
    Social Media Links:
    Twitter: ( @ ) larrylaswell

    Media Contact:
    Susan Young
    AimFire Marketing
    (317) 414-3623
    syoung ( @ ) aimfiremarketing dot com

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