Book Tour: The Girl in the Corn

The Girl in The Corn

By, Jason Offutt

Format Read: Format Read: Ebook with EVIE App playback

How obtained: Part of a book tour for the book from Blackthorn Book Tours.

Book Summary:

Beware of what lurks in the corn.

Fairies don’t exist. At least that’s what Thomas Cavanaugh’s parents say. But the events of that one night, when he follows a fairy into the cornfield on his parents’ farm, prove them wrong. What seems like a destructive explosion was, Thomas knows, an encounter with Dauðr, a force that threatens to destroy the fairy’s world and his sanity.

Years later, after a troubled childhood and a series of dead-end jobs, he is still haunted by what he saw that night. One day he crosses paths with a beautiful young woman and a troubled young man, soon realizing that he first met them as a kid while under psychiatric care after his encounters in the cornfield. Has fate brought them together? Are they meant to join forces to save the fairy’s world and their own? Or is one of them not who they claim to be?


I reccomend this for ages 16+ due to violence.

Want a story that takes a hard turn away from what you expected?

This book starts off calm enough as a fantasy tale but quickly jumps into the unexpected and excitement. From meeting a fairy to ending up in a psyche ward the story keeps escalating and going more in depth through the life of Thomas.

As murders continue to rise and an entity comes ever closer to destroying everything Thomas is just trying to keep himself afloat and live his life while being dragged into a fate he wants nothing to do with.

This story definitely kept me guessing and could be very fast paced at times. I do feel like there is enough content in this story that it could of been much longer and I hope to be able to read more in this universe.

In My Opinion, this is a great horror fantasy book and the first one I have read. If you are looking for a story that has fantasy elements along with horror then you should pick up this book.

I give this book a 4 out of 5.


About The Author: Jason Offutt

Jason Offutt
Jason during simpler times

Jason Offutt grew up on a farm near the little town of Orrick, Missouri. In his life he’s been a farm hand, journalist, photographer, bartender, and the mayor of that same small town. Jason now teaches journalism at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, and keeps the world safe from the forces of evil.

Okay, so now that the interview bio’s out the way, here’s who I really am. I’m a nerd. A Dungeons and Dragons playing, “Star Trek” watching, conspiracy theory Fanboy. “The Twilight Zone” is the greatest television program ever created, author Michael Crichton was a wizard, and I once went to a Halloween party dressed as Gilligan (my wife went as Mary Ann. Hubba hubba).

As a kid I looked for Sasquatch footprints in the yard, UFOs over our farmhouse (one night my whole family saw something that shouldn’t – couldn’t – have been in the sky. Damn straight), and one afternoon, alone, I saw a full-bodied apparition that stared at me through hollow eyes.

So, yeah. That’s me. If you want to talk writing, nerd stuff, or the paranormal, send me a message. I’ll try to respond as soon as possible, but if I’m on deadline, that cute kid in the picture can be kind of a dick.

From: http://www.jasonoffutt.com/about-the-author/

Find Jason at:

Website: http://www.jasonoffutt.com

Twitter: @TheJasonOffutt

Instagram: @TheJasonOffutt


Until Next Time,

-Teo


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Book Tour: The Man With the Golden Mind


The Man With The Golden Mind

Series: #2 Detective Maier Mysteries Trilogy

By, Tom Vater

Format Read: Ebook with EVIE App playback

How obtained: Part of a book tour for the book from Blackthorn Book Tours.

Book Summary:

Julia Rendel asks Maier to investigate the twenty-five year old murder of her father, an East German cultural attaché who was killed near a fabled CIA airbase in central Laos in 1976.

But before the detective can set off, his client is kidnapped right out of his arms. Maier follows Julia’s trail to the Laotian capital Vientiane, where he learns different parties, including his missing client are searching for a legendary CIA file crammed with Cold War secrets.

But the real prize is the file’s author, a man codenamed Weltmeister, a former US and Vietnamese spy and assassin no one has seen for a quarter century.


I recommend this book for ages 16+ due to the violence and sexual content.

From the trauma and excitement that was Cambodia. Tom Vater is back with my favorite Detective. This time Detective Maier is looking to solve a 25 year old murder case in Laos.

In true Tom Vater style nothing is as simple as it seems. Tom Vater knows how to keep you on your seat and weave a tale filled with twists and enough excitement that can keep you going on for multiple books all in one fast paced book.

Detective Maier keeps becoming more fleshed out in this second book of the series and we get the chance to learn more about his past and family tree as well as seeing him try to work out some “daddy issues” while trying to keep himself alive and mostly intact. Maier has the luck of the devil or maybe deep down enjoys the pressure of his cases and the beatings he gets himself into along with plenty of narrow escapes and some heartbreaking circumstances as retirement is an ugly work that might be slowly worming its way into him.

I enjoyed, as with every book I have read from Tom Vater, the history with the thrilling story all entwined together so seamlessly. If you have read the previous Detective Maier book you will definitely enjoy this one as the stakes raise a bit higher and old grievances are brought to light with the Detective dragged into it all. I am definitely hoping for at the very least some kind of Netflix series adaptation of this book series with each book covering a season. Let’s get on this. But at the very least pick up a copy of this book or the first in the series called “Cambodian Book of the Dead” and start reading this wonderful series or if you have read that already pick up this entry into the series.

I look forward to seeing how Detective Maier keeps changing and what other adventures and situations he ends up in.

I give this book, 5 lost appendages out of 5.


About the Author: Tom Vater

Tom Vater

Tom Vater is a writer and publisher working predominantly in Asia. He is the co-owner of Crime Wave Press, a Hong Kong based English language crime fiction imprint.

Tom has published three novels, The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, currently available in English and Spanish, The Cambodian Book of the Dead, released by Crime Wave Press in Asia and world wide in July 1013 by Exhibit A as well as a follow-up,. The Man with the Golden Mind, out with Exhibit A in March 2014.

Tom has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The South China Morning Post, Marie Claire, Geographical, Penthouse and other publications.

He has published several non-fiction books, including the highly acclaimed Sacred Skin with photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat, and the more recent Burmese Light with photographer Hans Kemp.
Tom is the co-author of several documentary screenplays, most notably The Most Secret Place On Earth, a feature on the CIA’s covert war in 1960s Laos.

In his spare time, he plays in Rock’nRoll bands and reads Noir fiction.

You can follow him on his Facebook page or on Twitter.

Find Tom at:

http://www.tomvater.com

http://www.crimewavepress.com

https://www.clippings.me/users/tomvater

Twitter: @tomvater

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomvaterwrites/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomvater


Until next time,

-Teo


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Book Tour: Cambodian Book of the Dead

Cambodian Book of the Dead

Series: #1 Detective Maier Mysteries Trilogy

By, Tom Vater

Format Read: Ebook with EVIE App playback

How obtained: Part of a book tour for the book from Blackthorn Book Tours.

Book Summary:

Private eye and former war reporter, Maier is sent to Cambodia to track down the missing heir to a Hamburg coffee empire.

His search leads him into the darkest corners of the country’s history, through the Killing Fields of the communist revolution, to the White Spider, a Nazi war criminal who reigns over an ancient Khmer temple deep in the jungle.

But the terrifying tale of mass murder that Maier uncovers is far from over. And soon Maier realises that, if he is to prevent more innocent lives from being destroyed, he will have to write the last horrific chapter himself.


The first book I ever read from Tom Vater was The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu. It was a very well-written book and I enjoyed the historical accuracy. That book was intense and had some pretty graphic elements to it but it doesn’t hold a candle to this new title I’ve read.

Detective Maier has to be one of my current favorite book characters. He is an incredibly flawed man that is smart and seems to slowly be coming to be a better person even in his older age.
He is a very curious man who gets himself into situations that he gets very lucky to have survived.

Tom Vater has made a great story mixed with historical accuracies from the area and traumas from there. I have come to thoroughly enjoy reading his works and I can reccomend any of his stories enough.
16 years or older to read. There is plenty of mature content throughout the borough in the form of drug usage, murder, and rape so it can be very intense with what all is happening in the story. However these types of horrors do happen and are reality.

This is the first book in the series about Detective Maier and I definitely recommend reading it oh, I already plan on reading the next book in the series so be looking forward to that.

I have found this author to be very well-versed in the political climates of Asia as well as much of the history and he has a very good way of articulating it into a story that is not only accurate but highly entertaining.

In My Opinion, this is an absolutely fantastic detective book and if you are a fan of the genre you should totally pick it up. If you are not a fan I still recommend picking this up because it put together incredibly well.

I give this book, 5 narrow escapes out of 5.


About The Author: Tom Vater

Tom Vater

Tom Vater is an Asia-based writer.

He has published some 20 books – four novels, nonfiction, illustrated books and guidebooks, all on Asian subjects.

Tom has written four crime fiction novels. The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu – the third English language edition out with Next Chapter out now – is a travel thriller set on the 70s hippie trail between London and Kathmandu. A Spanish translation is out with ExploraEditorial.

The Detective Maier trilogy – The Cambodian Book of the Dead, The Man with the Golden Mind and the The Monsoon Ghost Image, a Southeast Asia series of novels follows the exploits of a former conflict journalist turned private eye.

Tom has written for The Guardian, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, the Nikkei Asian Review and many other publications. He co-authored Sacred Skin – Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos (2011), a notable bestseller. He is also co-author of several documentary screenplays, including The Most Secret Place on Earth (2008), a feature on the CIA’s covert war in Laos in the 60s and 70s.

Tom is on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Find Tom at:

http://www.tomvater.com

https://www.clippings.me/users/tomvater

http://www.crimewavepress.com

Twitter: @tomvater

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomvaterwrites/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomvater


Until next time,

-Teo


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Book Tour: Secret of the Sword & Giveaway!!


Secret of the Sword

The Grandfather Chronicles #1

By,  Sean R. Bell

Format Read: E-book

How obtained: As Part of a Storytellers on Tour Book Tour and from the Author.

Book Summary:
An ancient bloodline. A powerful enemy. A hidden sword with the power to save or destroy the Earth.

Ian Dekker is a twenty-five-year-old filmmaker and hockey fanatic living a happy life in Toronto, but little does he know his destiny is about to change forever. The arrival of a mysterious letter from his deceased grandfather draws him back to his home city of Montreal, to his grandfather’s old house, where he follows clues that lead him to an astonishing truth. Ian is a descendant of the Pendragons: the family who, in the Middle Ages, established a vast empire in Western Europe, giving rising to legendary figures such as the High King Uther, whose mentor was none other than the great wizard Merlin. However, as Ian learns, King Uther had a jealous sibling named Morgana, who, after living in her brother’s shadow, turned to darkness in order to gain power and exact her revenge. Merlin and Uther managed to trap Morgana inside the sword Excalibur—but now, centuries later, she is on the brink of escaping her magical prison with the help of loyal followers.

This is where Ian comes in. Just like his grandfather before him, Ian must harness his magic and inner strength in order to keep evil at bay. Armed with only his grandfather’s journal, myth comes to life, and Ian is swept into an adventure that takes him across the world and between realms—from light into shadow—as he accepts his destiny. By his side is his childhood friend, Kate, as well as his mother, Lynn, who both help him navigate the mysterious waters of his family history. Ian’s courage and strength are tested as he searches for answers, meeting cruel enemies along the way who use trickery and possession in order to pursue Ian in his quest. In this story, good and evil have the same destination, and only the legacy of a grandson—fuelled by his grandfather’s love and trust—can save the world from complete destruction.


The summary for this book sounded very good to me and it is very straightforward with exactly what the book is about. Definitely a good book for young adult or maybe some tween age.

I enjoyed the mix of Arthurian legends and the mix of secret organizations stemming from that time period. I also have a soft spot for a story about a boy and his Grandpa since that hits close to home for me as I was close to my Grandpa’s before they passed away.
The world building is pretty straight forward as it is simply the world we live in with fantastical elements sprinkled in.

The characters, although I did like them and enjoy reading about them, I felt that there wasn’t a huge amount of character development and what was there felt rushed. The main character Ian finds out about his Grandfather’s past and the task he has inherited and just seems to accept it so simply without any kind of thoughts of “what is all of this nonsense?” Instead he just accepts it and starts looking for clues.

The story itself I found to be quick paced and fun to read. Jumping from event to event and introducing more characters. I would like to see a prequel series with more on the background of Merlins students and Ian’s Grandpa going through his adventures. As it is I will still try to read the next on this series when that becomes a possibility.

In My Opinion, this is a somewhat quick book to read and quick paced. It has plenty of fun to read through and some adventure. A very good fantasy story, that many can and will be able to enjoy.

I give this a 4 out of 5


About the Author: Sean R. Bell

Sean R. Bell

Sean Bell is a Canadian author. Growing up, his creativity and interests were encouraged by the loving relationship he shared with his grandfather. An avid reader, he has long been fascinated by epic narratives, fantasy literature, Arthurian legends, and powerful villains. Combined, these influences led to the writing of his first book, The Secret of the Sword, which is part of his forthcoming series, The Grandfather Chronicles. His imagination and dedication to nurturing family values has helped Sean in creating a world filled with magic that readers of all ages will relate to. He currently resides in St. Catharines, Ontario, with his dog Rocky. 

Find Sean at:

Website: http://www.thegrandfatherchronicles.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeanRBellAuthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegrandfatherchronicles

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegrandfatherchronicles/


**GIVEAWAY**

Prize: The Secret of the Sword by Sean R. Bell – International

Grand Prize: A Signed Hardcover Copy

Runner-Up: A Signed Paperback Copy

Starts: December 12th, 2021 at 12:00am EST

Ends: December 19th, 2021 at 11:59pm EST


Until next time,

Teo


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Pulse Book Blitz with Giveaway

Pulse

Pulse

Series: Pulse #1

By, B.A. Bellec

Format Read: E-Book with Playback from Evie App

Book Links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57753917-pulse
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092JSS8XW

How I Obtained:  As part of a book tour from Storytellers On Tour

Other Information:
Published December 1, 2021
Genre: Dystopian Sci-Fi Horror
Intended Age Group: 16+
Pages: 364
Publisher: Self-Published

Book Summary:
Pulse is a multi-POV dystopian sci-fi horror thriller set in 2040, centered around a corporation, a creature, and a music festival. Think Fyre Festival, Black Mirror, and X-Files combined. The story deals with themes of capitalism, consumerism, business, politics, pandemics, climate change, activism, and technology while bouncing between a diverse group of characters sure to entertain almost anyone. The book is already being praised for its fantastic use of horror, engaging world-building, and genre-bending approach utilizing some screenplay-like formatting. This is the first entry in a new series with the sequel well underway.


I read this as part of a book tour in an ebook format. This was a bit of a slow start at first but it quickly changes gears and sucks you in before you know what happened. I thought that this story was very foreboding about what kind of a future we could be heading towards with a Sci-Fi twist .

Pulse is definitely a book that is intended for an older audience, suggested 16+, as there are some very visceral scenes throughout the book that are incredibly gory, with more adult-oriented themes. The content warning  being drug and alcohol use, body horror, violence (creature attacks & people murdered), car accident, gun use, torture, and miscarriage.

The World building is incredible, as I said before especially in light of some recent events, very foreboding about where we could be heading in the future. I also thoroughly enjoyed many of the characters that were introduced throughout the story. Some of the characters definitely a bit more memorable than others and a few of them turned out to be a little bit more essential to the plot than I had originally thought.

I could easily see this being turned into some sort of movie or better yet a television series. Even still, this is definitely a book that anyone who is into sci-fi or a my opinion books that are a bit more on the horror side with a bit of mystery and suspense also thrown into the mix.

As the story came towards its conclusion and its climax I definitely found myself on the edge of my seat wondering what direction the author could possibly take with all of these converging stories. I am completely hooked and I want to see more of this story so I hope that there’s many more books in the future.

In my opinion, I think anyone can really get into this book if they were to really sit down and read it, I definitely and highly recommend this. That said, pick up a coffee and a copy of the book.

I give this book 5 Eye Gouges of 5.

————
About the Author:

B.A. Bellec

Bryan “B.A.” Bellec’s debut novel, Someone’s Story, won the Reader Views Young Adult Book of the Year as well as various other honors. Someone’s Story is a young adult coming-of-age book and has seen good support over Instagram, YouTube, and Goodreads. One of the aspects that makes Bellec’s projects unique is he includes musicians in his novels and then he actually produces the songs as his book goes through the editing stages.

Bellec was born in Richmond, BC and raised in Langley, BC, before settling in Winnipeg, MB. His first adventure was a career in Finance, where he spent 15 years developing his business skills. His highest achievement was the Certified Payroll Manager designation. He currently still consults with businesses on their systems and processes. Over that period of time, he also attended Lights Film School where he started to nurture his early creative abilities.

A self-starter always interested in research, he taught himself many of the aspects of storytelling through reading books, screenplays, and material online. Whenever he found an inspirational piece of art, he quickly went to the source to find the story behind the artist who created the work. It took many years after attending film school for him to finally combine his creative skills with his life experience and tell these stories he had been holding back. Some of his favorite creative people: Lukas Rossi, Justin Furstenfeld, Peter Jackson, Stephen Chbosky, J.K. Rowling.

During COVID-19, Bellec started a YouTube channel and was awarded a grant from The Canada Council for the Arts. He also pounded away on the keyboard to bring his second novel, Pulse, from his imagination to the page. He can’t wait to release that book along with the new songs that will go with it!

Contact B.A. Bellec at:

Website: https://babellec.com/
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/b_bellec
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ba_bellec/
YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/c/BABellecsProductionStudio
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/babellec

Until Next Time,

-Teo


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The Living Waters Book Tour Review Plus GIVEAWAY!!

https://www.storytellersontour.online/2021/10/19/book-tour-the-living-waters-by-dan-fitzgerald/

The Living Waters

Series: The Weirdwater Confluence duology #1

By, Dan Fitzgerald

Format Read: Physical Copy/ E-Book 300 Pages

Book Links: Goodreads, Purchase Link

How Obtained: Review Copy for Book Tour from Story Tellers on Tour and Author

Other Information:
PUBLISHED: October 15, 2021
GENRE: Sword-free Fantasy
INTENDED AGE GROUP: Adult
PUBLISHER: Shadow Spark Publishing

Summary:

When two painted-faced nobles take a guided raft trip on a muddy river, they expect to rough it for a few weeks before returning to their life of sheltered ease. But when mysterious swirls start appearing in the water, even their seasoned guides get rattled.  

The mystery of the swirls lures them on to seek the mythical wetlands known as the Living Waters. They discover a world beyond their imagining, but stranger still are the worlds they find inside their own minds as they are drawn deep into the troubles of this hidden place.  

The Living Waters is a sword-free fantasy novel featuring an ethereal love story, meditation magic, and an ancient book with cryptic marginalia.


The Living Waters is a Sword-Free Fantasy Novel By Dan Fitzgerald, and the first book of The Weirdwater Confluence series. I was lucky enough to be accepted to obtain a review copy of the book and join in on the tour by SOT Tours and the Author. 


I didn’t know exactly what I was getting into when I saw that it was a sword-free fantasy as I had always thought the two went hand in hand. Dan Fitzgerald turned my world upside down changing my thoughts on what a fantasy tale could be. Dan weaves a tale of magic, mystery, action, and a bit of a love story together to make quite an original piece of literature that is sure to make others change their minds on what fantasy can be.


The book is intended for adults or an older age group as there is some content that could be considered a bit sexual in nature though not overbearing or in graphic detail at all. there is also plenty of action throughout the book to keep you entertained and a great adventure in a beautifully set up world filled with great characters, beasts, twists, and tough moral situations. 


This book is incredibly more intense compared to what I would think a sword-free fantasy could be. The trip that you go through in this has is a roller coaster of emotions and events that can be a bit much to take in at times. I also wish I knew a bit more about the background of the culture of the painted people and some of the others you meet. Maybe some sort of prequel novella or novel that could help set this book up a bit more as you do get thrust into it all pretty quick.


In My Opinion, This is a great book to get out of that familiar comfort zone that many of us turn to in the fantasy genre and is a great start to the series. I look forward to the next book and hope I get the chance to get to it (looking at you Dan)


I give this this book a 4 out of 5.


About the Author:

Dan Fitzgerald

Dan Fitzgerald is the fantasy author of the Maer Cycle trilogy (character-driven low-magic fantasy) and the upcoming Weirdwater Confluence duology (sword-free fantasy with unusual love stories). The Living Waters comes out October 15, 2021 and The Isle of a Thousand Worlds arrives January 15, 2022, bothfrom Shadow Spark Publishing.  

He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, twin boys, and two cats. When not writing he might be found doing yoga, gardening, cooking, or listening to French music. 

Contact Dan at:

His Website

Instagram

Twitter

His Pubishers: Info

Their Website

Twitter

Instagram


Until next time,


-Teo

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Prize: A signed hardcover copy of The Living Waters by Dan Fitzgerald + Swag – US Only

Starts: November 28th, 2021 at 12:00am EST

Ends: December 5th, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

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ARC Review: Miss Percy’s Pocket Guide to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons

Miss Percy’s Pocket Guide to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons

Miss Percy’s Pocket Guide to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons

Series: A Miss Percy’s Guide

By, Quenby Olson

Format Read: E-Book

How I Obtained: ARC Review Copy from Author through Voracious Readers Program

Links to Book:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55040182-miss-percy-s-pocket-guide-to-the-care-and-feeding-of-british-dragons

Book Summary:
Miss Mildred Percy inherits a dragon.

Ah, but we’ve already got ahead of ourselves…

Miss Mildred Percy is a spinster. She does not dance, she has long stopped dreaming, and she certainly does not have adventures. That is, until her great uncle has the audacity to leave her an inheritance, one that includes a dragon’s egg.

The egg – as eggs are wont to do – decides to hatch, and Miss Mildred Percy is suddenly thrust out of the role of “spinster and general wallflower” and into the unprecedented position of “spinster and keeper of dragons.”

But England has not seen a dragon since… well, ever. And now Mildred must contend with raising a dragon (that should not exist), kindling a romance (with a humble vicar), and embarking on an adventure she never thought could be hers for the taking.


A Fantastical tale that I feel goes right in there with Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. However, this is from a muggles perspective.

Miss Percy is a spinster that lives under the thumb of her younger sister . She also gave up her dreams in lieu of taking care of her sister and her sisters family by allowing her sister to marry and live her own life while also taking care of her nieces and nephew. She happens to gain quite an odd inheritance in the form of a dragon egg. What starts out as a quest for knowledge about the things that were left to her in an inheritance, quickly turns into a Fantastical Adventure breathing new life into an old spinsters life.

I like how wonderful the character development of Miss Percy is as it felt really natural and was gradual enough that you could grow into her frame of mind easily and get to know her without everything just dropping on you at one time.

The entire world that this takes place in also feels incredibly well put together and it’s still developing. I also thoroughly enjoyed how the author would put in little tidbits almost as if they were speaking to you directly about what’s going on or just sometimes little comments about “I’m only going to comment about this one time.” I found them to be quite fun.

This book is filled with content that is suitable for pretty much all ages but right around young adult seems to be the target audience.

In My Opinion, This is a very great start to the beginning of even more Adventures of Miss Percy and her guides and I cannot wait to see how it all develops. I also hope in the future there will be of course more dragons and maybe even some other creatures discovered.

I give this 4 Dragon Eggs out of 5.

Until next time,

-Teo


About the Author: Quenby Olson

Quenby Olson
(Pic From Facebook Page)

Quenby Olson lives in Central Pennsylvania where she spends most of her time writing, glaring at baskets of unfolded laundry, and chasing the cat off the kitchen counters. She lives with her husband and two daughters, who do nothing to dampen her love of classical ballet, geeky crochet, and staying up late to watch old episodes of Doctor Who.

Where to Find the Author:

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/QuenbyOlson/

Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/qeisenacher

WordPress: https://quenbyolson.wordpress.com/


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Book Tour: Ronin Cleans His Room Like A Ninja

Ronin Cleans His Room Like A Ninja

Ronin Cleans his Room Like a Ninja

By, Chris Roy

Illustrations By, Lucas Romão

Format Read: Physical Copy Approx 50 pages

How Obtained: From Blackberry Book Tours and Chris Roy as part of the Book Tour

Book Links:
Purchase: https://bookgoodies.com/a/B09FKTCVZP

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58990690-ronin-cleans-his-room-like-a-ninja

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=2350149011

Book Summary:
Ronin couldn’t wait to grow up so people would stop telling him what to do.

His Uncle Max is cool, so Ronin was comfortable talking about ninja stuff with him. While Ronin’s parents are away on vacation, Uncle Max shows him what it takes to become a ninja. Combining play with a lesson in discipline, the story and illustrations show kids a different way to think about cleaning their room.


I received this book from Blackberry Book Tours as part of the Book Tour for for the book. I apologize as I know the book tour technically ended on the 11th but I was unable to have it read by then due to my conflicting schedule and because I do these particular book reviews with my Daughters (usually Ase my oldest daughter at a few months over 2 years old now).

This is a very fun picture book and I read it along with my two-year-old Ase for my first read through with an encore reading it to my youngest Talli. This book is right up my oldest daughters alley as Ase appreciates being a Ninja. She always likes to try and do karate ever since she watched the Kobra Kai series and the original Karate Kid movies.

The book for most of it was easy enough to keep my child’s attention through almost the entire thing. It was only at the last couple of pages it got pretty long-winded for her and started to lose her interest a bit.

I found the illustrations by Lucas Romão to be very well drawn and matched up with the story quite well. The illustrations were quite detailed the more you look at them all the way down to Uncle Max’s arm hair and a rendition of the Hulk on a poster in the background.

In My Opinion, I think this is a very good book for kids especially those are early readers and with any luck we’ll help keep kids to be like Ronin and clean their rooms and do their homework.

This book got Ases coveted thumbs up, and I also give this book 4 “Haaa!”s out of 5.

Until Next Time,

-Teo


About the Author: Chris Roy

Chris Roy

Chris Roy is the author of With Her Fists, the Razor trilogy, Her Name Is Mercie, Ronin Cleans His Room Like a Ninja, and has numerous short stories published at Close to the Bone. He is a published tattoo artist (Rise Tattoo Magazine, ATC Tattoo Books app) and a boxing trainer.

You can find Chris on Twitter @ChrisRoyCrime.


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Book Tour: Little White Hands with Giveaway

Little White Hands

Little White Hands

Series: Garlan Greatheart #1

By, Mark Cushen

Format Read: Physical Copy 303 pages

Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55880021-little-white-hands
Amazon: http://mybook.to/LittleWhiteHands

Obtained from: Storytellers On Tour and Mark Cushen for event.

Summary:

Garlan’s dreams of being just like the knights he idolizes may not be as impossible as he has always been led to believe, when he is chased from his home and thrust headlong into the kind of adventure he had only ever read about in books.

Setting out on a journey that spans the entire kingdom of Faeland, Garlan will traverse impossible mountains and stormy seas and battle terrible monsters, all to keep the world he knows safe from an enemy who will stop at nothing to bring about a never-ending winter.

With a cast of fantastical characters to aid him in his quest, can Garlan overcome his self-doubt and find the courage he needs to rise above his humble station and become the hero he always dreamed of being?

The fate of the world rests in his hands.


I Read this book is part of a book tour from Storytellers On Tour and was completely blown away by how in-depth the entire world is and we’ve only scratched the surface. I got to the point I was reading this book for what ended up as over 6 hours straight. Something I haven’t done in quite awhile.

The story definitely started with the kitchen boy Garlan that is bumbling around “training” as a knight while dreaming of the adventures he would like to have before he was able to find his way and grow into a stronger character.

Luckily, he meets a few friends that are able to help him along the way. I definitely say I could use an Old Face in my life. I thoroughly enjoyed the growth of the main character Garlan as the series progressed. Garland to be highly relatable while growing up having some of the same self-doubt that many of us have not only in adulthood but also quite frequently as children. The growth didn’t feel forced and everything seemed to happen kind of organically as he grew into himself a more. He was definitely not overpowered but he did have some luck on his side and was able to sharpen his skills through his trials.

I do think that this is for a little bit older young adults maybe around Middle School age as there are some areas of violence. But overall I think just about any age can really enjoy this adventure.

In my opinion this is a great story and hopefully just the beginning to a series that I hope goes on for a very long time, I look forward to the next book as this one was highly exciting and fraught with adventure and a few twists.

There’s no other way to rate this, I give this book 5 wooden swords out of 5.


About the Author: Mark Cushen

Mark Cushen


Mark has loved the fantasy genre since he accidentally stumbled onto Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion masterpiece, “Jason and the Argonauts”, while channel-hopping one Christmas-time Saturday afternoon, somewhere between the ages of 5 and 8.
Ever since then he has been obsessed with stories of sword-wielding heroes battling monsters in fantastical lands, and is now attemping to create his own.Little White Hands is the first of (hopefully) many.

Find Mark At


Website – https://www.markcushen.com

Twitter – https://twitter.com/MarkCushen87

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mcushen87/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mcushen87


**GIVEAWAY**

We’re hosting a tour-wide giveaway, and invite you to take part! Below you’ll find the prize info.

Prize: A signed copy of Little White Hands by Mark Cushen – International

Starts: November 10th, 2021 at 12:00am EST

Ends: November 15th, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

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Until next time,
-Teo

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