Monday, January 21, 2013

Author Interview & Book Giveaway

Dew Pellucid is featured on Goodreads' Young Adult Book Club. I hope you'll check out his author interview (it's so much fun talking about my pen name creation in the third person, and as a male...) If you visit, be sure to leave a comment to be automatically entered in the book giveaway. :-)

Friday, January 11, 2013


Every review of "The Sound and the Echoes" is precious in my eyes! But this one is so beautifully written that I fell in love with it at once. Even better, the writer offers the BEST synopsis of the story I've seen (including better than mine!) Here's are a few snippets from Liz's review on Goodreads:

"The Realm of the Echoes is a beautifully imagined world that apparently lies under Alaska. It’s a world of shadowy reflections, tragedy, and secrets, with its own prejudices. Will is in disguise as he works with new friends to dodge enemies and solve the mysteries holding this land captive in hopes of getting himself and his sister home."

"The protagonist may be only twelve-going-on-thirteen, but the story itself is far more mature, even if the characters are not."

"Bottom-line: Anybody who liked Tolkien would get a kick out of this. It is inevitable that there will be comparisons to Harry Potter, but this is an entirely different type of story."

~~ I hope you'll check out Liz's full review of "The Sound and the Echoes" on Goodreads. ~~

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

5-Star Reader Review from a 4TH GRADER

This is the first time a child reviewed "The Sound and the Echoes". He is breathtakingly intelligent. It's the perfect rebuke to critics who say that children's stories shouldn't be too long or too sophisticated. Here's how the review starts:

"This was my first time reading a story that was magical. I really liked it... Will reminded me of someone real. Someone who doesn’t give up on family."

I hope you'll read the full review on Kindle Kids Corner.

New 4-Star Reader Review

I love to read reader reviews of "The Sound and the Echoes", and this one is golden. Delaine on Goodreads was a reluctant reader at best. Not the right age group. Not the right genre. The fact that she enjoyed the enchantment of the Echo realm so much was a surprise to her. And a wonderful reward for me. Here's a little of what Delaine wrote in her beautiful book review:

"The plot was intriguing, the graphics were splendid and lived up to what I had in mind of the characters and the settings.
The Sound and the Echoes is an incredible story about the bravery of a young boy who goes to another world beneath his to try and find his sister who has been missing for years as well as to save his Echo who's life is in danger.

"Many compare this book to Harry Potter, and I can see where they can be similar, but Sounds and the Echoes has its own identity. It has a different mission; a different plot. It is a highly creative story in a world that would be a child's fantasy if they had an overactive imagination."

Read the rest of Delaine's review on Goodreads