Saturday, December 14, 2013

Dreamstone by Mikey Brooks

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour of:
Book Two in The Dream Keeper Chronicles
A thrilling fantasy-adventure series for middle-grade readers!

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Dorothy called it Oz, 
Alice called it Wonderland, 
but Nightmares call it HOME. 

When Parker’s mom is dreamnapped by the wicked Mab, it is up to him and Kaelyn to save her. When they return to Dreams, they discover Mab isn’t their only problem. Gladamyr has lost his powers and the only way to get them back is to become what he fears the most—a nightmare.

In Book 1, The Dream Keeper, Parker and Kaelyn discovered that Dreams was a real place that everyone visits while they sleep. An evil nightmare named Fyren took control of the gateway to that world. Parker and Kaelyn teamed up with Gladamyr, the only dream keeper to escape capture by Fyren, and together they save Dreams from Fyren’s rule. After the defeat of Fyren the children return to Awake to find Mab, Fyren’s next in command, has dreamnapped Parker’s mom. 

The story continues in Book 2, The Dreamstone, as the children return to Dreams to save Parker’s mom. Finding her, however, is not their only problem. Mab has waged a war on the Crossing and has sent an army of dragons to bring it down, nightmares have been released from prison, and Gladamyr has lost his powers to shape-shift. Parker, Kaelyn, and Gladamyr must once again defy all odds to set things right and save Parker’s mom before it’s too late.    

My Review: I loved the first two books in this series. They're fun, fast-paced, and take you into the world of dreams. I love the uniqueness of the dream world. While the Mares are something I could do without, I would love to have the power to dream anything I wanted. The second book is intense from start to finish as Parker must fight to save his mom. He has great friends to help him out. I would recommend this to any middle-grade child but I think anyone would enjoy it, regardless of age. I can't wait for book three!!

Mikey Brooks is a small child masquerading as an adult. On occasion you’ll catch him dancing the funky chicken, singing like a banshee, and pretending to have never grown up. He is the author/illustrator of several books including the best-selling ABC ADVENTURES: MAGICAL CREATURES and BEAN’S DRAGONS as well as the middle-grade fantasy-adventure series THE DREAM KEEPER CHRONICLES. His art can be seen in many forms from picture books to full room murals. He loves to daydream with his three daughters and explore the worlds that only the imagination of children can create. Mikey has a BS degree in English from Utah State University and works full-time as a freelance illustrator and cover designer. As a member of the Emblazoners, he is one of many authors devoted to ‘writing stories on the hearts of children’. He is also one of the hosts of the Authors’ Think Tank Podcast. You can find more about him and his books at:
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Hardback: 978-1-939993-22-9, Paperback: 978-1-939993-23-6, eBook: 978-1-939993-24-3

Hardback: $19.95, Paperback: $12.99, EBook: $2.99.

10 winners will receive a gift bag with numerous signed books marks, 
collector cards, wrists bands, and a handmade dream key necklace.

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Color of Freedom, by Michelle Athearn Isenhoff

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Gangsterland, by Ansha Kotyk

Cycles, by Lois Brown
Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon’s Fury, by L.R.W Lee
Princess Kandake, by Stephanie Jefferson
Weight of the Crown, by Stephanie Jefferson
Arrow of the Mist, by Christina Mercer
Cassidy Jones, by Elise Stokes
The Seventh Attendant, by Elise Stokes
Curse at Zala Manor, by BBH McChiller
The Curse of the Double Digits, by Lynn Kelley
Into the Forest and Down the Tower, by Ann T. Bugg
Off to Camp and Discovering Art, by Ann T. Bugg
Agency, by Shantal Hiatt
Psyched, by Juli Caldwell
Ragesong, by J.R. Simmons

Secret Sisters Club, by Monique Bucheger
Trouble Blows West, by Monique Bucheger
The Alien Mind, by Virginia Jennings
The Last Time Keepers, by Sharon Ledwith
Frogs & Toads, by Stacy Lynn Carroll
Nexus Point, by Jaleta Clegg
Warrior Beautiful, by Wendy Knight
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December Book Giveaways!

This month we wanted to do some awesome giveaways for our readers. Make sure you enter so you can have a chance to win gift certificates, books, and more!! 

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Delayed Book Launch and Other News

This week has been a crazy week, trying to figure out what to do with my books. The copies weren't getting sent because of troubles at the printer. I knew that there was a small chance that I wouldn't have my books and I was willing to go with it. That was until I found out that the books had been delayed yet again.

My fellow authors that were going to be signing with me suggested that we delay the launch until January. It was with relief that I called the library and moved it to January. We have it tentatively set for January 18th but we're waiting to hear from the printer.

After discussing everything with my publisher, we decided to go with a new cover. It wasn't working with the formatting of the book and it wasn't how Louie the leprechaun was depicted in my book. The cover gave the feeling that my book was scary, but it's actually a fun, light book. 

So here we are, the day after my launch would have been held. I'm happy we delayed it for a few reasons. I had no copies, it was dumping snow throughout the entire state, and I was able to get a few things done at home.

On top of all the excitement of publishing a book, we decided to buy a new home. That home will be done at the end of this month, and yet our house we're in currently hasn't sold. We've tried everything to get it sold. It's a beautiful home and has treated our family well for 9 1/2 years. 

One of the questions asked at my online book launch was: Were there any repercussions from the leprechaun world for your portrayal of them?

My answer is a resounding YES. 

My publisher joked that it was rather ironic that with the title of my book, we're having so many problems getting it published. No kidding. We have struggled getting it out!

The house has been crazy to try and sell. Cars have broken down several times. I'd go on but it doesn't matter. The point was that bad luck has followed me since I wrote this book. 

But guess what. Awesome luck has also followed me. I finally feel better after a couple of years. I have a great house I'll hopefully get by the end of the month. My kids are healthy and happy. Steve has a great job. I have my very first book out, and people like it! Book two of this series will be out in March, and I'm ready to submit book three. We have small blessings happen to us, just as we're ready to give up.

And yes, I believe in Christmas miracles.

For those interested in my book, you can get it on kindle here

For those with a Nook, you can purchase it here