[#BlogTour] Mysterious Monsters: Bigfoot by David Michael Slater #KidLit #ChildrensFiction


Mysterious Monsters: Bigfoot By David Michael Slater

Genre: Early Chapter ages 6-10

About the Book

The Mattigan kids don’t believe in things that go bump in the night. After all, their dad is famous for proving such things are impossible. But, when their long-lost Grandpa Joe shows up with his Mysterious Monsters journal, begging for help, the siblings find themselves drawn into a search for Bigfoot.

Along the way, they’ll have to deal with meddling babysitters, suspicious psychics, a YouTube disaster, and their furious father. To solve this mystery, Maddie, Max, and Theo must rethink what’s possible — and make lots of peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

About the Author


David Michael Slater is an acclaimed author of books for children, teens, and adults. His work for children includes the picture books Cheese Louise!, The Bored Book, and The Boy & the Book, as well as the on-going teen fantasy series, Forbidden Books, which is being developed for film by a former producer of The Lion King. David’s work for adults includes the hilarious comic-drama, Fun & Games, which the New York Journal of Books writes “works brilliantly.” David teaches in Reno, Nevada, where he lives with his wife and son. You can learn more about David and his work at http://www.davidmichaelslater.com.

On Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qBj64w

[Book Promo] The Magician’s Workshop by Christopher Hansen & J.R. Fehr

The Magician’s Workshop by Christopher Hansen & J.R Fehr

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Coming of age

Publisher: Wondertale Press

Publication Date: May 2017

Description

Everyone in the islands of O’Ceea has a magical ability: whatever they imagine can be brought into existence.

Whoever becomes a master over these powers is granted the title of magician and is given fame, power, riches, and glory. This volume of books follows the journey of a group of kids as they strive to rise to the top and become members of the Magician’s Workshop.

Layauna desperately wants to create beautiful things with her magical powers, but all she can seem to do is make horrible, savage monsters. For years she has tried to hide her creations, but when her power is at last discovered by a great magician, she realizes that what she’s tried to hide might actually be of tremendous value.

Kai just wants to use his powers to have fun and play with his friends. Unfortunately, nearly everyone on his island sees him as a bad influence, so he’s forced to meet them in secret. When one of the creatures they create gets out of control and starts flinging fireballs at their town, Kai is tempted to believe that he is as nefarious as people say. However, his prospects change when two mysterious visitors arrive, praising his ability and making extraordinary promises about his future.

 Follow the adventures of Kai, Layauna, and a boatload of other characters as they struggle to grow up well in this fantastical world.

Purchase Link

Amazon Canada | Amazon US

 Author Bio

Christopher Hansen

The first glimmering Chris Hansen had that there was far more to reality than he had ever imagined occurred six days after his ninth birthday. “Christopher!” cried a wise, old sage. “Life is full of deep magic. Miraculous things happen all around us.” Chris looked around him and asked, “Where? I don’t see anything spectacular.” The man held out a pair of glasses. “Here, put these on.” The boy placed them over his eyes and—“Whoa!” He was gobsmacked by the Wonder he saw. But it lasted only a moment. The man vanished in a flash of starlight and the lenses melted and trickled down his cheeks.  Then a message was sung into his ear, “Go and seek what you have seen.” Full of expectation and childlike optimism, Chris set out. To his great joy, this quest has led him to discover many more glimmerings of this miraculous Wonder, often in the most unexpected of places.
J. R Fehr

When J.R. Fehr popped out of the womb, he knew there was more to the world than the four boring hospital walls that he was seeing. “Zango!” his newborn mind exclaimed as he saw people appear and disappear through a mysterious portal in the wall. As a child, he continued to find life whoa-tazzling. But as he grew older, the cold water of reality hit him, and the magic he once knew vanished. After spending some wet and shivering years lost in a joyless marshland, he once again began to see magic in the world. He writes because the Wonder of true life is far grander than anything he ever thought possible.

Media Links

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Magiciansworkshop/

TWITTER: @HansenFehr    

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32948256-the-magician-s-workshop-volume-one

INSTAGRAM: http://Instagram.com/TheMagiciansWorkshop

 

 

 

[#BlogTour] Book Review: No Exit by Taylor Adams

Hello booknerds!  Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for No Exit by Taylor Adams. 

I’ve had the pleasure of reading this book, and it certainly does not disappoint.  Check out my review below!

Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Publisher: Joffe Books

Publication Date: July 1, 2017

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤ 1/2 (4.5 out of 5)

Description

A kidnapped little girl locked in a stranger’s van. No help for miles. What would you do?

Darby Thorne is a college student stranded by a blizzard at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. She’s on the way home to see her sick mother. She’ll have to spend the night in the rest stop with four complete strangers. Then she stumbles across a little girl locked inside one of their parked cars.

There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, no way out because of the snow, and she doesn’t know which one of the other travelers is the kidnapper.

Full of shocking twists and turns, this beautifully written novel will have you on the edge of your seat. 

Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, or Stephen King.

Who is the little girl? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her?

TAYLOR is the author of EYESHOT and OUR LAST NIGHT

My Thoughts

What would you do if you saw a little girl trapped in a van?

This book had my heart racing and palms sweaty.  If I didn’t require sleep, I wouldn’t have put it down.

It was incredibly fast paced and had me hooked from the start, when Darby Thorne gets stuck in a storm and has to pull over at a rest stop.  From then on, Darby thinks she sees a child trapped in a van.  But with no cell reception, she is stranded with 4 stranded with 4 strangers – one being the kidnapper. 

The only reason I deducted half a star (or heart I should say), was because I had predicted one of the suspects early on.

I loved the character build up and scenery. It was like something you would see in a horror movie.  

I would recommend this to anyone who likes thrillers.

 
Author Bio

Taylor Adams directed the acclaimed short film And I Feel Fine in 2008 and graduated from Eastern Washington University with the Excellence in Screenwriting Award and the prestigious Edmund G. Yarwood Award. His work has been selected by the Seattle True Independent Film Festival and his movie reviews have appeared on KAYU-TV’s Fox Life blog. He has worked in the film/television industry for several years and lives in Washington state with his girlfriend Jaclyn and their chihuahua, cat, and python. EYESHOT is Adams’ debut novel. Film and audio rights have been sold.

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