Friday, May 31, 2013

BLOG TOUR [Guest Post & Giveaway] Wonderstruck

by Rebecca Gober, Jon Messenger, Maren Dille, Katie Ellis, Jennifer Bull, Radeyah H. Ali, Gabrielle Arrowsmith, Beau Barnett ,  Liana Chau, MeMe Collier, Leah D.W., Julie Gilbert, Dominique Goodall, Brenna Harden, Sandra Havriluk, Sacha Hope, Erin Liles, B.T. Lyons, Julie Marcinik, Mia Marin, Miranda Maurin, Veronica Morfi, Ifeoma Ofuani, Paula Phillips, Jocelyn Sanchez, Clemy W. Thompson, Dana Wright, Lisa Goldman

When you look at a picture, what do you see?
We gave authors around the world the challenge to write a story based on a set of five images. More than thirty authors rose to that challenge and created an amazing young adult anthology of drabbles, short stories, novelettes and novellas for you to enjoy. Flip the pages and prepare to be Wonderstruck!

Dive into a world where wind is a power that feeds the flames and love makes everything more complicated. A life where a scorned bride can cause a great deal of trouble and a place where silence as you will find out has a lot to say. Find yourself in a future where a powerful enemy can only be stopped by the most dangerous weapon of all: the truth. All of this and more lies within these very pages... Are you ready?

Prepare to be Wonderstruck! Join us in celebrating the launch of Clean Teen Publishing's first Young Adult Anthology: Wonderstruck!!

Guest Post 
by Jon Messenger 
(Winning Novella Author of Wind Warrior) 

Jon recently signed on with Clean Teen Publishing and the full length novel of Wind Warrior will be releasing on June 14, 2013! 

We interviewed Sean from Wind Warrior and this is how it turned out::

Sean leaned forward on the couch, resting his chin in his open hands.
“In your life, you’re obviously the main character to your story,” he said.  “But don’t forget that you’re a supporting character in a lot of other lives, and sometimes those supporting characters manage to steal the show.”
He leaned back and ran a hand over his ample belly.  “I’m not the main character here, don’t worry.  My buddy Xander, he’s practically a superhero.  I mean, he controls the wind.  I saw him make a tornado.  A freaking tornado in the middle of White Halls!
“No, I’m not the hero.  I’m the sidekick.  I’m the Robin to his Batman.  I’m the Kid Flash to his… well, regular Flash.  I’m the Patrick to his SpongeBob.”
Sean reached nervously over his shoulder and pulled aside the blinds.  The parking lot in front of his apartment building seemed relatively deserted but he wasn’t fooled by the quiet appearance.
“The problem is that Xander isn’t the only one who can control the elements.  There’s a new group who control flames who are hunting for him.  And sometimes being a supporting character means that they’re after you too.
“If you happen to see Xander,” he said, leaning forward once again and dropping his voice into a harsh whisper, “tell him not to come home.  Tell him, no matter what, to stay safe.”
A shadow appeared in the hallway leading to the apartment’s back bedrooms.  It stretched as someone walked into the doorway to the living room.  The pretty blonde tossed her hair over her shoulder and frowned at the heavyset man on the couch.
“Who are you talking to?” Jessica asked with an arched eyebrow.
“No one,” Sean stammered.
“Come on.  I heard you.”
Sean cleared his throat.  “I was monologuing.”
“You were what?” she asked, furrowing her brow.
“Doing a monologue,” Sean replied a little more confidently.  “Someone has to tell our story.”
Jessica gestured over her shoulder toward the closed bathroom door.  “You do remember we have someone tied up in the bathtub, right?  How about you ‘monologue’ your butt back there and check on him?”
“You’re such a sorostitute,” he muttered.
“What was that?”
“Sorostitute.  Part sorority girl, part…”
She stomped her foot on the ground.  “I can guess the last part!  Now get back there and check on the guy in the bathtub!”
Sean huffed as he pushed off the couch.  “I really hate you.”
“You’re an idiot,” Jessica said.  “And I hate you too.”

Follow the exploits of Sean, Jessica, and the rest of the supporting cast in WIND WARRIOR, featured in Clean Teen Publishing’s Wonderstruck anthology.  I’m honored to have the novella featured among the 27 drabbles, short stories, novelettes, and novellas from some outstanding up-and-coming authors.  The Wonderstruck anthology is now available on Amazon.
WIND WARRIOR has also been converted to a full-length novel, which will be published through Clean Teen Publishing on 14 June.

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