The Road to Nyn

I am so proud that my Granddaughter TK is an avid reader.  She turned 10 just this last month and of course one of her gifts from Nonnie and Coppie was a book.  TK knows she will always have at least one book from us for every holiday gift.  This time it was The Road to Nyn by Brian Michaud.  

This is a great adventure story for her.  I was able to read it first, but don't tell her.  You know I wanted to check out where TK would be going...where she would find adventure...where she would meet her new friends.  It was great to see how the story started out with our hero Kay in the middle of a contest to become an squire for a knight.  Where he can be groomed to be a leader.  Of course we know he is a bright smart and talented young man to have gone this far.  What we did not know is that he is also learning the art of magic.  A forbidden art, that is going to help him on his adventures.  I think we all dream of going on a quest to help save our family.  Well the dream has become a nightmare for Kay, but he will be able to hold up to it.  The Road to Nyn was a wonderful adventure that I would highly recommend for the young reader age 9 to 13.

Thanks to Tribute Books Blog Tours for sharing with us as well as hosting a giveaway.  Below you have a chance to win 
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Brian Michaud's Bio: 

Brian G. Michaud lives in a small town in Massachusetts with his wife, Kim. When he is not reading or writing books, Brian can be found teaching music at a local elementary school or rocking out on guitar with the band, Too Loud.

The Road to Nyn Book Summary:

In a land where magic is outlawed, a young boy is living a double life. Although Kay is training to be a knight, he has been secretly studying the forbidden ways of magic with Alamin, a powerful but eccentric wizard.

After passing of the Trial of the Rings and being raised to squirehood, Kay has decided to tell Alamin that he is going to leave his magical studies behind. And why not? Kay hasn’t ever cast a spell without something going seriously wrong–like the random appearance of frogs or hungry wolves–besides, Kay could be banished from the kingdom just for associating with Alamin.

Kay’s plans are quickly obliterated when a horde of goblins attacks his village and captures his family and friends. Now, with his home lying in ruins, everything has changed. Along with Alamin and Felix, a self-serving kleptomaniac sprite, Kay embarks on an adventure that takes him across the Kingdom of Gaspar and into the dark and treacherous caves of the Goblin Realm. What Kay doesn’t realize is that his journey is leading him on a collision course with the Lord of Nyn – a being so powerful that none dare face him...not even Alamin himself!

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Stealing the Moon & Stars

I am enjoying my time house/pet/people sitting out at the lake today.  But more so right now.  Look around here with me.  I am on the upper deck outside.  Yes, on the second story of the house with the moon and stars above my head.  The lake is spread out before me just at the horizon level.  You can feel the breeze as it just pushes your hair around coming across the water.  A nice temp of mid 70's this evening that is making my glass of wine feel just that bit more chilled.  This is the life!  You see I have the best of jobs.  I am paid to hang out in a beautiful area with friends (both human and furry) for several days at a time.  The other benefit I have is right here on this blog.  Books (my paperback friends) are sent to me for my chance to read them and share with you.  Today's book is the most perfect pairing of my day.  Let me tell you....

Stealing the Moon & Stars is a good read for a private eye novel.  Not too push and thankfully not trite either.  But a good steady book that has the story line being fed out to me sorta like you do the fishing line with a fish.  You give it a lil extra play and then reel it in a little.  Back and forth til you have managed to snag the fish because you made it just too tantalizing to resist.  Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens are doing just that with me.  I have been reading here on the upper deck this evening, having this being played out bit by bit til now I am hooked and wanna know what is going to happen.  Of course now the moon is out and I can not see to read.  Thus I am going to have to go inside to keep it just a moment.  First I am going to give a lil toast to my good read, look up at the sky and know that it is a good thing to be Stealing the Moon & Stars tonight.

Pick up a copy on Amazon.  And while your getting ready to do that make sure you pop on in to the $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash giveaway that is being hosted by Tribute books too.  Thanks as always to Tribute Books for sharing with me!  The entry form is just below.

Stealing the Moon &Stars Book Summary:

Jordan Welsh and Eddie Marino, Scottsdale private eyes, are hired to find out who’s stealing from the Moon & Stars Children’s Foundation. Foundation employees are suspected, but just as the pieces start falling into place, Jordan discovers a hidden agenda that puts her in the crosshairs of a crime lord. Who can she trust?

Everyone has a dangerous secret, and the bodies are piling up. Even her partner, Eddie Marino, has a dark and mysterious past. Does she dare act on their attraction? Will it destroy their partnership?

The two have landed in a hornets’ nest. Nothing to do now but stir it up.

Book One in a new series featuring Jordan Welsh and Eddie Marino.

Sally J. Smith & Jean SteffensBios: 
Arizona native Sally J. Smith lives in Scottsdale with her husband. The rarest of breeds, an adult who was born in Arizona, she has been a writer since she could spell. These days she stays busy at her chosen professions of writing (novels, short stories, and articles) and freelance editing. When a free moment appears on the horizon, she’s out the door to a attend a play, a movie, a concert, or just take a long walk in the desert—if the temperature’s under a hundred. Other works include The Ghost Wore Polyester.

Jean Steffens also lives in Scottsdale with her family. She’s a mother, reader, movie fan, and the Steffens’ family chauffeur. She’s also active in church activities. Like Jordan Welsh, PI, Jean grew up in Chicago near Lake Forest. Jean’s mother, however, was nurturing—baking cookies, carpooling kids to school, kissing boo-boos—unlike Jordan’s mother, who’s allergic to the kitchen and thinks a carpool is a hot tub in a limo. Jean’s published work includes “The Night Before Christmas” in the Desert Sleuths Sisters in Crime Anthology, How Not to Survive the Holidays.

Work sessions between these two ladies generally result in a lot of laughter, noshing, and Internet surfing. Both authors are members of Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

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