Saturday, December 2, 2017

Tour Sign-Up: Bridge of the Gods



Blog Tour will run from January 22nd - 26th!

 There's a book description, author bio, and review copies.
The book is open for review! 

A DIY media packet and simple HTMLs for Blogger and Wordpress will be provided to everybody.

Posts must be up by 10am EST on your scheduled date and does NOT have to be the top post
(but preferably in the top 4!)

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 Title: Bridge of the Gods (Generation Son Chronicles #1)
Author:  C.J. Rose
Genre:YA Mythology/Folk Tale
Book Summary- Luthor McAlester is a teenage boy living in San Diego, California. His father died when he was a child. Leaving him to become man of the house, living with his mother and younger sister. On his 18th birthday he discovers a power that has been held dormant until now. He is unsure what to do with it in the absence of this father’s guidance. His best friend Gwen, who claims to be oblivious, knows more than she is telling. Can Luthor figure out how to use his power and help the Gods like they ask with just the help of his best friend? Or will the lack of guidance from his father prove to be more than young Luthor can handle?



 Purchase Links:
Amazon / Cookbook / Review ARC
Review from a local reporter-
Phil Angelo -writer for the Daily Journal


It is, perhaps, since the dawn of time, the fantasy of every teen boy.
Give me superpowers. Make me Spiderman. Make me Harry Potter. If I'm not Batman, Robin will do.
In that vein, C.J. Rose, of Bourbonnais, tells the fictional story of Luthor McAlester, a San Diego, southern California 18-year-old tapped by the gods of Greece to rescue them. If you have to rescue someone, it might as well be Zeus.
Rose's book is called "Bridge of the Gods," a Generation Son novel.
This is Rose's first book and she writes under the pseudonym C.J.
Rose. She's a hairdresser, but has always had a big lover for science fiction fantasy.
We were given a 450-page manuscript to review. It's a lot of book.
The two main characters are Luthor and Gwen, high school students. Luthor emerges as a traveler, someone with the gift of traveling through time, though the specific target is back to the days of Mount Olympus. Gwen is his guardian. They have a budding romance, just a bit more than a crush. There is no graphic sex in the book.
The powers that these two have are apparently hereditary. Most teens just get the car keys from their dads. Luthor gets the ability to see visions.
Labriola spins out the story as a series of riddles. Much of the action in the early part of the book involves Luthor, and the reader, just figuring out what a series of visions mean. In addition, Luthor reads a diary his father left behind. Much of the story is told through dialogue.
You get the picture. The action in this book is as much cerebral as it is physical. The real physical fighting takes place in the latter third of
the book. Luthor has a task to perform and he must overcome an opponent.
A working knowledge of Greek mythology would help you get through the book. It would have helped for the author to include a glossary of the Greek gods and their powers up front. Labriola borrows from other science fiction genres. Like Superman, Luthor seems to talk to a hologram of his deceased father.
There are times when the point of view in the book wanders. Sometimes the story is told through Luthor. Sometimes it is told through Gwen. Sometimes it even seems to be told through the dad. There are moments when the switch can be disconcerting, especially if the pronoun leaves you wondering who is really saying what at the moment. There are passages in Latin, which seem confusing if you have Greek gods. Better the passages would be in Greek.
Labriola gets high marks for plot here. This is a thinking person's book, not just a series of explosions and battles. It's certainly suitable for teens who like this kind of adventure. And, as we often take into account, a reasonably priced summertime read.


                                           Title:Official Companion Cookbook (Generation Chronicles 1)
Author: C.J. Rose                                              
Genre: Nonfiction Cookbook                            
Summary:                                                        
 Let your taste buds come along on a ride through some of the most classic to the old world recipes. These recipes follow the character of the Generation Son Chronicles series as well as some of the favorites from the people involved with the books.


Author Summary- Now a little bit about her. RoseAnn Labriola, penning as C.J. Rose. I was born and raised here in Illinois, not far from Chicago. I am a hairstylist, with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. I have always loved writing, whether it was poems, song lyrics or stories. I decided it was time to sit down and put my thoughts to paper of a story concept I have played with for long time. In the process, it developed into the full length version that I am proud to call my first published book, Bridge of the Gods – A Generation Son Chronicle. Now I have 3 novels in the series as well as a companion cookbook.


Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/GenerationSon/
Email- generationsonbog@yahoo.com
Twitter- @generationson
Tumbler- generationson
Snapchat- lovely1078
Instagram- C.J. Rose
Blog-http://squeakymobster.wixsite.com/generationsoninc





Tour Sign-Up: A Game Worth Watching


Blog Tour will run from January 15th - 19th!

 There's a book description, author bio, and review copies.
The book is open for review! 

A DIY media packet and simple HTMLs for Blogger and Wordpress will be provided to everybody.

Posts must be up by 10am EST on your scheduled date and does NOT have to be the top post
(but preferably in the top 4!)

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Book Summary for A Game Worth Watching:
All her life, people have told 17-year-old tomboy Emma Wrangton that she’s not good enough, smart enough, or strong enough to succeed in life. Somewhere along the way, she started to believe them.

Without the promise of a respectable future after graduation, all Emma wants is to cherish her senior year by playing basketball with the guys and spending as much time as possible with her best friend before he heads off to some fancy university, leaving her behind. But when the high school basketball coach recruits her to join the team—the girls’ team—Emma discovers life is anything but a slam dunk. How is she supposed to know how to be one of the girls when all she’s ever been is one of the guys?


Buy Link: Amazon
Author Bio:
A former three-sport athlete in high school, Samantha grew up with a ball in one hand and a book in the other. From the moment her first grade teacher asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, Samantha knew she wanted to be an author.

Samantha currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two children. She is the author of the Worth Series, which currently includes A Game Worth Watching and A Shot Worth Taking.
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