Tuesday, June 24, 2014

THE DAY HAS COME....

HAVE you ever dreamed of creatures just steps away living in your nearby forest?  

One can only guess what or who is lurking within the trees, ravines, brooks, or under foot.

Are they friend, or foe?

Are they zombies, ready to eat your brains?

Or fairies to delight and entertain you with their grace and charm?

Perhaps mischievous elves, wanting to place you under their spell?

What about frolicking water nymphs, to serenade and calm you with a  tranquil dance.

Or maybe, just maybe, something more...


Welcome to BROKEN BRANCH FALLS




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Hi, all!

Don't you just want to grab your copy. WELL...you should! AND NOW YOU CAN!!!!! I just finished reading BBF and loved it! Here is my review...

From the first page I was swept into Gabe the Goblin's life and times. Goblins are no different than any kid dealing with the trial and tribulations of growing up in a teen world.

As we all know high school has it cliques and social groups, but can you imagine being forced to only associate with said group? Yes...in Broken Branch Falls, species are ONLY ALLOWED to associate with their own kind. Major bummer. And that means everything! No hanging out, period.

What if you have a crush on a cute pixie or a bewitching ogress and you're an elf or a goblin...no can do. It's against the laws of the high council...species are not allowed to mix!

Not to mention your life is planned out for you. What if you're a goblin with a flair for fashion? Or an ogre who has musical talent? NOT ALLOWED...one must conform to the rules.

But...as we know...RULES are MADE TO BE BROKEN...

And Gabe does just that. Pulling off a prank on the Dragons' football team, Gabe is ordered to join the sport. A fraction of the size of your average ogre, Gabe soon learns to use his mind to survive. He creates new plays and the ogre team finally wins a game. Gabe bonds with the orgres...

Not good.

The High Council steps in...

What happens next?

A tale of mystery.

A tale of camaraderie...

An unlikely team is formed as Ms. Tyler weaves an intricate scavenger hunt with obstacles for Gabe and his friends. 

Will they succeed in their quest? 

Only their bravery and determination will get them home.

I found this a delightful and intriguing read. With memorable characters from all species! Ms. Tyler's wonderful ease of writing flows the reader through this adventure as quickly as one is swept over Broken Branch Falls themselves.

I recommend this to all middle graders, young adults, and adults alike. Their are lessons for all of us to learn within the charming prose. 

Thank you Tara! It was such a pleasure reading your book! ALL the best for your launch on June 24th!


Release Date: June 24, 2014
Publisher: Curiosity Quills

Gabe is an average fifteen-year-old goblin. He’s in the marching band, breezes through calculus, and gets picked on daily by the other kids at school, especially the ogres. Gabe’s closest friends are goblins like him, but Gabe is tired of being a goblin – he’d like to try other things. And he has his eye on the new ogress at school. It’s against all beastly rules, but there’s just something about her.

When a prank goes wrong, Gabe is forced to join the football team as punishment – but finds a way to make it work. Soon the whole school is getting in on the fad of mingling with other species. Too bad the adults have to step in and ruin things by threatening to destroy the school and split up Broken Branch Falls. And Gabe is their scapegoat. With help from friends, old and new, Gabe sets out on a quest for the Book of Ages, which holds the laws of all beastkind and hopefully the key to saving Broken Branch Falls. After all that trouble, it better work.


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54 comments:

  1. Cool you got to read it early! Will pick it up next week when it comes out.

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  2. It sounds like such a cute story.

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  3. Sounds very different. Should be a good read.

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  4. Tears in my eyes at your glowing words, Michael!
    Can't thank you enough!!!!!!!

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  5. I'll get my hands on the book - just dunno when....
    It sounds delightful!

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  6. Intriguing review, Michael, and it does sound like a fun book! Congrats and good luck Tara!

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  7. Interesting and fun review.

    cheers, parsnip

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  8. Yay, Tara! From the first time I read about this book I thought it sounded so good and so creative. Any book with Gabe the Goblin as the main character has to be a winner. So cute. :)

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  9. What a fun sounding story and quite the premise! I'll be tracking down a copy soon. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  10. Awesome! I can't wait to read this. :)

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  11. Really sounds like a cute book. Congrats to Tara.

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  12. Waiting to pick up Broken Branch Falls. Sounds like a super book. I am going to enjoy reading it.

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  13. Tara, has hit upon such a unique concept. Broken Branch Falls sounds delightful and what a wonderful review, Michael.

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  14. sounds like an absolute delight! Congrats to Tara!

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  15. Hi, Michael. Thanks for sharing your review of the book. Cool cover. I want to read this one. CONGRATS to Tara!

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  16. You wrote a great, fun review, Michael. And it seems Tara has a winner on her hands.

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  17. What a fabulous review - you've hooked me! Congrats to Tara!

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  18. isnt michael wonderful!!
    so eloquent and generous!
    thanks, y'all!!

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  19. The cover is awesome. Whoever did it must have loved the book. It shows. Congratulations, Tara!

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  20. What a great set up for a great MG book!

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  21. Hi Michael,

    Nice intro, dude. However, I don't have to dream. There are magical wee folks in my enchanted garden :)

    Tara, I wish her so well with this venture. A book to entice and as I promised Tara, like a crazed groupie, I following around.

    Thank you both. I'm outta' here.....

    Gary :)

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  22. Sounds so cute and like a story I'd like.

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  23. This looks like a fun read and I bet MG and YA readers love it. I am looking forward to reading it, too, and I am NOT MG or YA. :)

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  24. I hope to get it on my Kindle when it's out...I checked this morning and it's not out there for pre-order.

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  25. This sounds like such a cute book. Perfect for the MG crowd. Good luck, Tara!

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  26. I think paranormal creatures are a perfect way to highlight fitting in in those important 7-10th grades where it's so important to find your fit. Tough times. Sounds like a fun story too!

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  27. Tara's new book sounds awesome. I couldn't stop staring at the cover. So amazing!! Great review, Michael. Now I want to buy it and gift it to someone, but I haven't worked out how to do that yet.

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  28. wow, you guys! more and more wonderful comments!
    i'm trying to catch up and comment back - there's just so many!

    thanks! and thanks again Michael! I was just telling Nicki Elson I need to get up to chi town and see you guys!

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    1. You are so welcome Tara! HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!!!!!!

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  29. As you saw at my place I loved it too! Gabe & the gang are just too much fun, and Tara does such a nice job of presenting a complex issue in a witty, heartfelt way. Your summary is great, btw.

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  30. I just saw this cover at Julie Flander's blog and it looks like such a good book!

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  31. Great introduction to Broken Branch Falls, Michael!
    Way to go, Tara!!!

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  32. LOL! This is the third time I've seen Broken Branch Falls in the last two minutes. I wish I had been apart of the tour!

    I wish you much success, Tara.

    And once again, Michael, you created an amazing intro. :)

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  33. While YA books don't usually make my list, I think I'll go for this one. I am intrigued. Congrats!

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  34. I've seen Tara's book on other blogs. Looks like a winner! I wish her all the best.

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  35. This looks like a great book! The book cover is fantastic. This is one I'll definitely add to my "Want to Read" list!

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  36. This sounds fun and sweet.

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  37. Hi Michael .. that's a great review for Tara or Ms Tyler as you call her .. and it does sound like a fun read .. even if it's not at my normal reading level ... perhaps I should get it .. cheers to you both - Hilary

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  38. Sounds like a great fun book. As I look through my writing studio window into our woods, I start to wonder...

    Mary Montague Sikes

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  39. Woohoo! Happy launch for Tara! :)

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  40. Sounds great, Michael! Grats Tara!

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  41. I love the concept behind this story. All the best to Tara!

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  42. SO fun. I'm looking forward to reading it...soon. After I move, I'm thinking. It will be a fun book to read with the littles.

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  44. Just the sort of stuff that I like. Congrats to Tara!
    Anna

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  45. Yes, Congrats to Tara! This sounds like a great summer escape~ I hope summer is shining on you Michael and all is well in your world~

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  46. Congrats to Tara! A fun book. I used to visit a home by the forest in upstate New York and the woods terrified me at night. Full of creatures I thought.

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  47. Fantastic cover. What an exciting-looking book. Congratulations, Tara!

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  48. I keep forgetting to add this to my list! Every time I see it I mean to! Thanks for the reminder! I can't wait to read it

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  49. Why are you stealing my girl?? don't be doing that!! this book is so much fun to read. I'm still reading it and I don't want it to end...much like short shorts on men running. just saying! HUGS!

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  50. I did it!!! I made it to all these super-fantastic bloggers!
    whew!!
    thank you, thank you, thank you!

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