Friday, January 30, 2015

Blog Tour 'Hook' by K.R. Thompson


Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour of ‘Hook’ by K.R. Thompson. ‘Hook’ is a fantasy/fairytale/adventure novel and was published on December 14th 2014 by Createspace. 


About the Book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24218164-hook?from_search=true
Archie Jameson sat in the dark corners of the print shop, dreaming of adventure.
Today, it found him.

Caught in a chilly October storm, he ducked into a tavern, hoping to escape the rain. What he found, was a room teeming with pirates. Shanghaied by the most elderly of the lot, Archie found himself serving on a ship captained by the fiercest pirate ever to sail the seven seas--the man known as Blackbeard.

Through a series of thrilling twists, Archie finds himself captain of another of Blackbeard's ships, the Jolig Roger. In an attempt to flee danger, his ship becomes lost under stars never before seen.

Determined to save both his crew and the woman he loves, Archie will make decisions that will forever seal his fate.

Discover the untold story of the man who became Captain Hook. 

This book is available at Amazon.com

My Review:

 

When I first saw the cover of ‘Hook’ I was immediately fascinated about this book. I’m a huge pirate, Disney, fairy tales fan so when I read about the upcoming book tour for ‘Hook’ I immediately signed up. I loved the cover and I couldn’t wait to start reading. My expectations where really high because I just love stories about captain Hook and Peter Pan. So as soon as possible, I started reading.

The thing about ‘Hook’ is, that it’s a difficult story to write. The characters in ‘Hook’ are already well known around the world through the Disney movies and there are some things you will be expecting in this book. So I think it’s very brave of K.R. Thompson to write this book. This book is the untold story about the man who became Captain Hook and right from the beginning I was fascinated.
We meet Archie Jameson, a normal guy who finds his life very boring and dreams of big adventures. When he suddenly finds himself on a huge ship surrounded by pirates he knows his life has been changed forever.

The character’s in this book are very enjoyable. Most characters you know or heard of in the other stories of Peter Pan and Captain Hook, but that doesn’t mean you will ‘know’ the characters in this book. No, most times you know the name but the character and the way they are in this book are totally different. For example Tiger Lily. I knew Tiger Lily as the young Indian girl who was kidnapped by Captain Hook and was about to drown in the sea when Peter Pan saved her, in this book that doesn’t happen. In this book, this character has a totally different adventure.

There is a lot happening in this book and I found myself really fascinated by this story. I loved reading about Archie and the way his life changed completely. I loved the way the pirates lived and fought and how they survived different situations on sea. I loved the little pixie Tinker Bell and the way she found Archie. And most of all I loved the way Archie, became Captain Hook.

I really enjoyed this story, it wasn’t as ‘amazing’ as I hoped it would be, but it was still a great read. Like I said before, it’s very difficult to write a story about characters who are known around the world so my expectations where much too high. But this story was not disappointing, it was enjoyable and if you are a fan of Captain Hook you will definitely like this one. 

My Rating:

 

 

About the Author:


K.R. Thompson was raised in the Appalachian Mountains. She resides in Bland County with her husband, son, three cats, and an undeterminable amount of chickens.

An avid reader and firm believer in magic, she spends her nights either reading an adventure or writing one.
She still watches for evidence of Bigfoot in the mud of Wolf Creek.

For more information about K.R.Thompson and 'Hook' please visit her website, Facebook and Twitter.

This event was organized by DRC Promotions.

http://www.drcpromotions.com/

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Review 'Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand' by R.S. Mellette

"E = mc2 is no longer the most powerful force in the universe. Your wand is."

Twelve-year-old Billy Bobble and his best friend Suzy Quinofski didn't mean to change the universe. Billy, a quantum physics prodigy, just wanted to find a way to help his hoarding, schizophrenic mother – and maybe impress a coven of older girls in high school. Suzy, his intellectual equal, wanted to help her friend and cling to her last remnant of childhood, a belief in magic.

Together they made Billy a real, working, magic wand, and opened a door to the Quantum World where thoughts create reality, and all things – good and bad – are possible.


My Review:


When I first saw the cover of ‘Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand’ I really didn’t know what to expect. But the book description sounded very interesting so when I got the opportunity to read this book through CBB Book Promotions I immediately signed up.

‘Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand’ is from the very beginning a very interesting book. This book just doesn’t get boring. Billy Bobble is a twelve year old extremely smart kid. Together with his best friend Suzy Quinofski, who’s also extremely smart they try to survive High School the best way they can. For these smart kids this means they develop a magic wand. And what kind of wand? This wand changes Billy and Suzy’s life forever.

From the very first page this book grabs you attention. There is a lot of stuff happening and I just didn’t want to stop reading. I loved how R.S. Mellette wrote this amazing book about magic wands but also about more serious stuff, like bullying and parenting. The two main characters Billy and Suzy are easy to love, and I just wanted to get inside this story and help them out.

This book is a perfect read for kids but I definitely would also recommend it for adults. It’s a fun book about friendship and finding ways to survive High School. I loved Billy and Suzy and especially the way they interacted with each other in their own smart-intellectual way. Even though I didn’t understand all the stuff about quantum physics, this didn’t bother me at all. I enjoyed reading about how these smart kids thought.

This book is very adventuress and definitely makes you want to read more about Billy Bobble. It was an easy to read book and the writer definitely makes sure you can’t stop reading. Great job, R.S. Mellette!

 

My Rating:

 


About the Author:

 

R.S. Mellette has written, directed, designed and acted in theatre, film, television, and publishing for over 30 years. His credist in various jobs include ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’, ‘Nutty Professor II: The Klumps’, ‘Blue Crush’, and his own ‘Jacks Or Better', which won Dances With Films Best Screenplay award in 2000. He has been working with the festibal ever since.

His novel, ‘Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand’, is due out in December 2014 from Elephant’s Booksheld Press. For novelists, Mellete blogs for ‘From The Write Angle’. For filmmakes, he writes for ‘Dances With Blogs'.

For more information about R.S. Mellette please visit Amazon, Goodreads, Twitter and Facebook.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review from CBB Book Promotions.

 
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