book review, Deadweather and Sunrise, Geoff Rodkey, New Lands

New Lands Review and Giveway (even for my Canadian readers!!)

Thought for the Day:

“Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success – yours or his.” ~Franklin P. Jones~
Here are some links for my writer friends. I hope you find these valuable.

Click HERE for a good post with some plot generators. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th are really good. It also has some great ideas for getting rid of writer’s block.

Great post on building tension can be found by clicking HERE 


For something every writer who ever leaves the house should read, click HERE


For my wonderful giveaway, the winner is Patty Hawthorn! (WooHoo!) Patty, I will get The Wrigley Riddle and On the Run to you soon. If you didn’t win today, worry not. There is another great giveaway today. Read to the end and you can enter.


In March, I reviewed the first book in the Chronicles of Egg series by Geoff Rodkey Deadweather and Sunrise. If you missed that review, you might want to look at it HERE before reading the review of book two, New Lands, I’m posting below.

When we last saw our hero, Egg, he and his pal Guts have escaped from Pembroke, but they know well he is still after them and the treasure map. They travel to the New Lands to the town of Pella Nonna. Life turns out to be pretty darned good there as Guts turns out to be an extraordinary guitarist and becomes very popular. Of course, that popularity brings a certain amount of notoriety. That’s not a good thing for a couple of guys on the run from someone as powerful as Pembroke.

There are too many twists and turns to be believed in this fun, quirky second installment of the Egg Chronicles. I really don’t want to tell too much of what goes on, because if you haven’t yet read the first book (What are you waiting for????), knowing almost anything about this book could ruin it for you. The only issue I have with this book is that the ending is truly a cliff-hanger, and we have no idea when the third book will be out. It hardly seems fair to make us wait!

The publicist has generously offered to give away a copy of this newly released

Geoff Rodkey

book. If you’d like to win this second book in the series, be a follower (if you are not one yet, check to the right and join – it’s easy) and leave a comment. If you post the link on Facebook or Tweet it or post it on your blog, let me know and I will give you extra entries.

Don’t forget to stop by Shannon Messenger’s wonderful blog for more Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday links. Click HERE to find it.

On the book giveaway, this is for U.S. AND Canada!! That’s a real bonus for this blog. Remember, if you have trouble leaving a comment, click on the title of the post and it will give you just this post with a comments section on the bottom. Also, if you haven’t signed up by email, please do. Just look in the upper right-hand corner of this page, pop your email address in, and you will receive an email each time I put up a new post. Your information will not be shared with anyone.          

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