Worship of a Hollow God Book Reviews Wanted

We are looking for people who would like to read Worship of a Hollow God and do an advance review for use in the promotion of the book. Read on for details and feel free to contact nikki @ nikkileigh.com with questions.

Description Worship of a Hollow God 

In Worship of a Hollow God James Sniechowski bears witness to the world of a sensitive, nine-year-old boy, subjected to the underbelly of his Polish Catholic family in working class Detroit. The year is 1950. The family gathers for a Friday night family poker/pinochle party. Inspired by Sniechowski’s childhood, the evening reveals a world no one ever talked about then or talks about now—the ghostly realities lurking beneath every family’s practiced appearance.

Sniechowski unsparingly yet compassionately reveals the temptations, trials, and tactics of these family members while also lifting the veil on the hollow gods they worship.

Readers very often come face to face with the hollow gods that reside in the unseen world of their own family’s way of life, the invisible and unconcsious loyalties that source and shape their beliefs and behaviors.

Worship of a Hollow God begins to shake loose familial bonds that otherwise grip and hold tight, unconsciously dictating our destiny. It is story telling at its caring and compelling best.

About James Sniechowski (Full Bio)

Jim was raised in a Catholic, working-class family in a tough Polish enclave in southwest Detroit.  His street was known as the “The Fightin’est Block in Detroit” because it sent more boys to fight in World War II than any other street in the city.

That fighting spirit wore off on young Jim, as he was continually kept on the “to be watched” list by the nuns and priests at his grade school. His rebellion went full force during his early teens when he joined a street gang. Later both parents pushed him to attend the University of Detroit. There he enrolled in the engineering school, mindlessly following in his family’s footsteps. However, with a barely passing GPA in his first semester got the message and transferred to liberal arts. That’s when he discovered the theater. After receiving rave reviews for his role as The Gentleman Caller in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, once college was behind him, he was off to New York to study with Sandy Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse.

After being hired by the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival in Cleveland, he went on to work at the Loretto-Hilton Repertory Theater in St. Louis where for seven years he enjoyed acting, directing, and teaching. Then on to Hollywood, where he co-starred in a number of television shows—The Rockford FilesSt. Elsewhere, and Quincy, to name a few. At the same time he went back to school, graduating summa cum laude with a double major in philosophy and psychology from California State University at Northridge.

On a chance blind date in 1987, he met his wife and now business partner Judith Sherven, PhD, thereafter earning a PhD of his own in Philosophy and Psychology. Together they built a thriving relationship therapy practice, became known for their powerfully inspiring joint speaking talent, wrote four bestselling relationship books, and have now appeared on over 2700 radio and television shows including Oprah, The View, CNN, MSNBC, and Canada AM.

Today Jim writes based-in-real-life fiction, while he and Judith provide executive coaching for major companies like Linkedin, New York State Nurses Association, and the Walt Disney Company.

Jim’s deepest desire is for his readers to experience the real world identity struggles of his characters, and be moved to examine their own internal driving forces—for the betterment of the life they are creating every day.

Why I’m Contacting You 
Jim will release this book in early 2013, but first he wants to gather some advance reviews. These will be used on his website and in the promotion of the book. Since the book isn’t published yet, we have an advance PDF version of the book. This can be viewed on all devices. A couple of these reviews will be used on the back cover of the book and some may be used in the front pages of the book. Others will be used throughout their promotional efforts. We would like your review to be posted online, once the book is live and I can notify you when its available online.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We don’t need very extensive reviews, but we’re looking for something more descriptive than “the best book I ever read” etc. I look forward to speaking with you about this project.

Nikki Leigh

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