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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Dreamstone Blog Tour and Giveaway!



Welcome to the Official Blog Tour of:

THE DREAMSTONE,

Book Two in The Dream Keeper Chronicles


A thrilling fantasy-adventure series for middle-grade reader!

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Don't forget to check out the GIVEAWAY

at the bottom of this page for a chance

to win one of over 30 prizes! 


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DREAMS: 


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.



SYNOPSIS:


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.    



In
Praise of THE DREAMSTONE:

“The Dreamstone, by Mikey Brooks, is a wild stallion
of a story: fast, thrilling, and unpredictable. I was hooked in chapter one. If
he can snare the attention of an old reader like me, he’ll have kids sneaking
this one into class underneath their text books…If this one isn’t a
kid-pleaser, I don’t know what is.” –Michelle Isenhoff, author of the Divided Decade Trilogy and the Taylor Davis Series.



“This really is a cracking novel.
Action-packed and spellbinding!”—Cas Peace, author of The Artisans of Albia series.

"If you like the Percy Jackson, Fablehaven, or the Harry Potter series, you'll love this!" –An Amazon Reviewer.



AUTHOR BIO:


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: www.insidemikeysworld.com



Now Available in Audiobook!



BOOK
LINKS:





ISBN:

Hardback:
978-1-939993-22-9, Paperback: 978-1-939993-23-6, eBook: 978-1-939993-24-3



PRICE:

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

 

Excerpt from: THE DREAMSTONE:

Parker watched as the
ambulance with his mother inside drove away. He had expected the medics to
barrel down the street with sirens blaring and lights flashing, but instead
they drove calmly. The cold night air hurt his throat, at least, he told
himself it was the air. Whenever Parker tried to hold back his emotions he got
a pain way back in his throat. Kaelyn held his hand, but it didn’t really help.
All he could think about was Mab and how she’d taken his mom.

The
former ruler of Dreams was vicious and cruel. He had seen what she was capable
of when she cut the arm off Mentia, the psychotic clown that chased him and
Kaelyn through the vaults. The only thing that guy did was laugh at her. Parker
could only imagine the things Mab could do to his mom. Now that Fyren was gone,
Mab had a host of nightmares at her command. He shuddered, thinking about the
creatures he had seen during the battle in √Čadrom.

“Parker,
we’ll find her,” Kaelyn said, trying to comfort him.

“How
are we supposed to do that?” he snapped. Kaelyn pulled back, and immediately he
felt bad. Heck, she had just lost everything she had ever owned—another gift
from the nightmares of Dreams. They had burnt down her house and almost burnt
the two of them in the process. Kaelyn had nothing. Not even a picture to
remind herself of her dead parents. Yet here she was, the one comforting him.
It wasn’t as if his mom was dead, she was just kidnapped, or dreamnapped. “Look,
I’m sorry.”

She
gave a smile. “It’s okay. Really. I understand.”

“Parker,”
his dad called from the car. Parker turned to see his dad was ready to leave. What a jerk! Parker glared at him.

His
dad lowered his cell phone for a second. “Look, I’ve talked it over with Zelda
and I want you to come and stay with me for a while—at least until your mom is
better.”

“No
thanks.” Parker turned his back.

“Parker,
I don’t have time to argue. Remember—I’m still your father.”

“You
sure act like it.”

“I’m
acting like it now.”

“You
can’t even get out of your car!” Parker shouted. “You can’t even put down your
freaking phone. Mom just went off in an ambulance, and you’re more concerned
with your stupid work. I’m staying here! I’m not going with you!”

“You’ve
got ten minutes to get a bag.” His dad went back to his phone, not giving a
sign he had heard a word Parker said.

Parker
turned on Zelda. “Did you say I would go with him?”

Kaelyn’s
aunt stepped back, worry crossing her face. “Parker, he’s your dad, and who
else is there?”

“You
can stay with me. Where else are you going to go?” The second he said it Parker
wished he hadn’t; or at least tried to sound more tactful. He knew that Kaelyn
was handling the fire okay, but Zelda was on the brink of tears anytime someone
mentioned the fire or what she lost in it. “I’m sorry . . . really . . . .”

“Parker,
I understand, so please, don’t apologize.” Zelda tried to reassure him with a
smile. It didn’t really work. Her face was still smudged with black soot, and
there were visible tear lines down her cheeks. He at least had a place to go,
but Kaelyn and Zelda were homeless. “Your place is with your dad, our place is
. . . .”

“Where
are we going, Zelly?” Kaelyn asked. They waited for an answer but Zelda only
shrugged.

“Look,
if I have to go to my dad’s there’s no reason you can’t stay here. Really, my
mom wouldn’t mind. Anyway, it doesn’t matter where I sleep. I have to get back
to Dreams.”

Zelda
looked concerned. “Are you sure, Parker?”

“Dead
sure! My mom may be a cold hearted person in the courtroom, but she’s at least
human at home—well, when she’s not turning off my video games.”

“Can
you call your house when you’re ready to go back?” Kaelyn asked.

“You
can count on it, Kae. We’ve got to talk to Gladamyr—I need to find my mom.”

“I
know.” Kaelyn gave him a hug.

Parker
looked at both Kaelyn and Zelda. He could tell having a place to stay tonight
brought them a little comfort, but he still wished he could stay. He thought of
his friend and physiatrist, Dr. Gates. He was like the father his own would
never be. He wished right now Dr. Gates were here. “Can you explain to Gates
what’s going on when he decides to get his butt over here?”

Kaelyn
smiled. “You can count on it.”

“Come
inside and I’ll show you around. Apparently I’ve got ten minutes.”

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10 winners will receive
a gift bag with numerous signed
books marks, 

collector cards, wrists bands, and a handmade dream key necklace.






Paperback Books:



Can You
Survive? Treasure Island, by Blake
Hoena



The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer, by Lisa Cole Orchard


Color of Freedom, by Michelle Athearn Isenhoff

Explorer X-Alpha, by Lm
Preston

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



EBooks:

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

Shahira and the Flying Elfs, by Anna del C Dye (PDF)








1 comment:

  1. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your blog today! Sweet Dreams!!

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