Monday, April 20, 2015

Lucky Strike By Bobbie Pyron Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

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Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (February 24, 2015)
ISBN: 978-0545592178
Category:  Children’s Fiction, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Magic, Friendship, Bullies
Tour Date: April 1-May 29, 2015
Available in: Print & ebook, 272 Pages

By the award winning author of ‘The Dogs of Winter’, Bobbie Pyron.

A rich, southern voice tells the unforgettable story of two vulnerable outsiders, the lightning strike that turns their world upside down and the true meaning of lucky.

Nate Harlow has never had a lucky day in his life. He’s never won a prize, he’s never been picked first, he’s never even won a coin toss. His best friend, Genesis Beam (aka Gen), believes in science and logic, and she doesn’t think for one second that there’s such a thing as luck, good or bad. But only an extremely unlucky person could be struck by lightning on his birthday… and that person is Nate Harlow. By some miracle, though, Nate survives, and the strike seems to have changed his luck.

Suddenly, Nate’s grandpa is the busiest fisherman in their small, beachside town. And Nate finds himself the center of attention, the most popular kid at school, the one who hits a game-winning home run! This lucky streak can't last forever, though, and as a hurricane draws close to the shores of Paradise Beach, Nate and Gen may need more than just good luck to save their friendship and their town: They need a miracle.

Cassandra's review-  The author does a wonderful job of capturing my families interest. Her style is funny and at the same time her message comes through.  The characters are created in a way that makes bonding with them very quick and easy. The kids are sure to enjoy this one!  So the only question I have for you  the readers, is... Do you believe in luck? 

Bobbie Pyron Outside

Bobbie Pyron was born in Hollywood, Florida and spent her growing up years up in the panhandle, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and dreaming of being a mermaid.  She has degrees in Psychology and Anthropology, and a Masters degree in Library Science, and has worked as a librarian for over twenty-five years.

Her first book, a novel for teens titled The Ring (WestSide Books), was published in October of 2009. Her second book, A Dog’s Way Home (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books), was published to starred reviews in March of 2011. The Dog Writers Association of America recently awarded Bobbie the Maxwell Medal of Excellence and the Merial Human-Animal Bond Award.  It was also named a Banks Street Best Books of the Year.

Bobbie Pyron’s book, The Dogs of Winter (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic), came out October of 2012. The Dogs of Winter is a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Kirkus Best 100 Children’s Books of the Year. Bobbie lives in Park City, Utah with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.

Bobbie Pyron’s Website.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BobbiePyron
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bobbie.pyron?fref=ts

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I received a complimentary copy of this book.
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"Never Surrender Your Soul" Blog Tour



“Never Surrender Your Soul” is a synopsis of Brian Michael Good’s life struggles and triumphs, meant to encourage struggling individuals make sense of the world and find hope to live a meaningful life. The book explains how the author was able to rise from the ashes of defeat to live a successful and rewarding life and feel peace and contentment. Brian's spiritual and lifestyle insights provide the truth and inspiration individuals need for creating significant life changes. The title reflects the heart of the book, as the author beseeches the reader to consider areas of life that can weigh them down, such as hardship, fear, and depression, which can drive them to give up their soul – their very ticket to the afterlife. Decide to keep your ticket to the afterlife by never surrendering your soul. This book will show you how!

BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Big Bang Publishing

Publication Date: December 29, 2014

Genre: Self-Help/Spiritual/Memoir

Formats: Paperback, Kindle

Print Length: 104 pages

Paperback Price: $8.00

Kindle Price: $2.99

BOOK LINKS

Amazon Paperback: www.amazon.com/Never-Surrender-Your-Brian-Michael/dp/0986252727

Barnes & Noble Paperback: www.barnesandnoble.com/w/never-surrender-your-soul-brian-michael-good/1121024044?ean=9780986252723

Kindle: www.amazon.com/Never-Surrender-Your-Brian-Michael-ebook/dp/B00RKW5U2O

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/book/show/24699224-never-surrender-your-soul

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Never-Surrender-Your-Soul/357581144409444

ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Brian Michael Good is a self-made man. He has lived a life buffeted by character-altering hurricanes. His life storms began in his trauma-filled childhood within his dysfunctional family.

He survived childhood verbal, physical, and sexual abuse; the death of two siblings; the stigma of being homeless - not once, but three times; two bankruptcies; a six-pound cancer that was doubling every two months; a near-fatal suicide attempt in 2003; the death of his best friend; three divorces; and the rejection of his only daughter.

How can one man encounter so many hurricanes, survive them, learn from them, and then strive to make the world a better place? This was the question Brian asked himself that led to “Never Surrender Your Soul.”

AUTHOR LINKS

Amazon: www.amazon.com/Brian-Michael-Good/e/B00RL2OGB4

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/10777469.Brian_Michael_Good

Facebook: www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Michael-Good-Author/100000235296330

Twitter: www.twitter.com/1PearlofWisdom

Google+: www.plus.google.com/101467357273510278816/posts

Website: www.brianmichaelgood.com

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Excerpt “There you are. Why did you run off so abruptly?” She sounds very concerned. I contemplate explaining everything to her, but I’m not sure I want to share the skeletons in my closet just yet. “I’m sorry. I’m just a little nervous about seeing my cousins. I haven’t seen them in a while,” I explain. “Don’t you worry! When it comes to family, it doesn’t matter how much time goes by,” she says as she pats my arm. This woman has no clue what is about to take place. My grandmother alone is a piece of work; thankfully, they have met and really got along well. I’m secretly hoping that the Ellie I spoke with on the phone is the Ellie that shows up tonight. Susan and Cole leave as I take a few more minutes to myself. As I stand, there in Susan’s perfect guest bathroom it occurs to me that maybe I’m completely over-reacting. Ellie and I did have a good conversation, and ultimately they have gotten their way by being asked to be in the wedding. That should be enough for them to be on their best behavior and not make themselves look bad in front of my new family. Just then, I hear the doorbell ring and hear several female voices. Cole knocks on the door. “All hell is about to break loose, are you ready?” he says, raising his eyebrows. He grabs my hand. “I’m ready, but the question is, are you?” I lean up on my tippy toes to give him another kiss, and we head to the living room as if we are walking into a lion’s den. MelissaAuthor Melissa Baldwin Melissa graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications; she has always had a love for writing. An avid journal keeper, she fulfilled her dream with her debut novel, An Event To Remember . . . Or Forget. Melissa resides in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and young daughter. She is a master at organization and multi-tasking. Her daily jobs include mother, chauffeur, wife, PTA President, Fitness Trainer, and now Author. When she has free time, she enjoys traveling, fitness, decorating, fashion, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then.
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