Today on my blog I have the Game of Shadows tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, guest post, and giveaway.
Ethan Makkai thought that seeing ghosts was the worst of his problems. Between his ethereal gift and life with a single mother hell-bent on watching his every move, he feels imprisoned. When Ethan sees a chance to escape, to leave the house by himself for the first time in his life, he seizes it, unaware that this first taste of freedom will cost him everything.
Ethan is thrown into a strange and eerie world, like nothing he's ever seen. He's assaulted by dive-bombing birds and rescued by a stranger who claims to be his bodyguard. His apartment is trashed, and his mother is kidnapped to a place Ethan never knew existed—a hidden continent called Tara.
Travelling to Tara in search of his mother, Ethan discovers that everything he knows about his life is a lie. His mother is royalty. His father is not dead. His destiny is likely to get him killed.
Confronted by a vicious sorcerer determined to destroy the Makkai family, Ethan must garner strength from his gift and embrace his destiny if he’s going to save his mother and all the people of Tara, including the beautiful girl he’s fallen for.
I am not a big fan of fantasy but when I saw this had a boy who can talk to ghosts I was excited to read it and I am glad I did. The author does a good job with world building and it seemed a little like urban fantasy to me which I do love. I enjoyed all the characters. I will say at times the main characterannoyed me some but with everything he is going through it's understandable. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy or urban fantasy books. 3/5 Bloody Fangs
Erika Lewis graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Math. And what do you do with a degree in Math? You become a writer of course… eventually…
She moved to the west coast following her dream to work in television. And after fifteen glorious years developing and producing for truly awesome places, like Sony Pictures Entertainment, Fireworks Television, 20th Television, that’s a division of Fox if you didn’t know that, and then at G4, where she could finally be free to be the nerd she had always been. She had more collectible toys in her office than even the famed executive producers of ATTACK OF THE SHOW and XPLAY. At least that’s the way she remembers it.
So how did this circle back to the beginning of this bio? A Math major becoming a writer? Because she’d actually always been a writer, she just never told anyone. She would write and write, edit and edit, then realize that it wasn’t good enough and go back in for yet another pass. And when she finally had several projects she really loved, that’s when she knew it was time to unleash them to the world.
Her first project, a graphic novel, THE 49TH KEY, is currently being featured in Heavy Metal Magazine, and will be released in trade in summer, 2017. Along with her amazing partner, Jessica Chobot, she’s currently working with LINE Webtoon and Legendary Comics on FIREBRAND, an ongoing comic series. Her first novel, GAME OF SHADOWS hits the bookstore shelves February 28th, 2017 from TOR/Forge Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers.
There are several other really exciting projects that you will be hearing much more about soon, but if she leaked them now, she’d get in big, big, big trouble. She resides in the sunshine state of California. When she’s not chained to her laptop, she’s usually playing with her big fluffy Golden Retriever, or running, or at one of the bookstores or comic shops by her house. And always drinking coffee.
Top 10 Ways your Get Inspired to Write
· Step 1. Hide in my office with the door locked.
· Step 2. Turn on music. The perfect song sets the mood.
· Step 3. Go for a run. When I’m stuck on a plot point, I work through it when nothing else can distract me. It’s just the story running in my head, and my feet pounding the pavement.
· Step 4. Pick up a sword. I used practice swords to work out fight scenes.
· Step 5. Get a snack. Popcorn usually. Mindlessly stuffing fluffy kernels in my mouth somehow tells my mind it’s time to work. Don’t have any idea why.
· Step 6. Read online, or non-fiction books on subjects that can be used as inspirations for new stories, or world building in the one I’m working on.
· Step 7. If I’m really stuck, I re-read the story I’m writing from the top. Once I get it pictured in my head again, then it flows out of me.
· Step 8. Watch a documentary about a subject I’m interested in.
· Step 9. Pick up a fiction book, and read for a bit.
· Step 10. When all else fails, I pet the dog.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank you to Erika for letting me review your book and say Thank you to Jean for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.