I am delighted to host fellow partner in crime from The Muffin Commando Squad for the A to Z 2015 Challenge, Tara Tyler! Do you not want to climb into her book cover or what! I know I do!
Broken Branch Falls, MG fantasy
Teenage fantasy creatures make their way through the trauma and drama of high school, where breaking the rules could destroy their town. Gabe leads a group of outcasts on a quest, hopeful they can save Broken Branch Falls. It's tough to be a goblin in high school.
Broken Branch Falls is a middle grade fantasy packed with action. The characters are charming in their own quirky ways, and the world building is very well done. The thing that sets this book apart from others, is the thought provoking message about accepting differences and working together. Middle grade readers who enjoy fantasy books will like this one.
~ Reviewed by Sherry Ellis, children's author
Off the topic of the letter "B", I want to take the opportunity to showcase one of Tara's other books...
Pop Travel, near future techno-thriller
Cooper thought he could avoid pop travel teleportation, until he stumbled onto a video of a traveler who turns to dust. With help from the neurotic, scientific genius “Creator” and a beautiful Southern charmer, Cooper must expose the deadly glitch and shut it down or die trying. No problem.
I loved this book. I could so easily see it being a movie. It is sci-fi in that there's advanced technology, but otherwise, it's not that far out of the realm of reality and current technology. The characters in this were likeable and real. It was suspenseful and kept me on the edge of my seat, unable to put the book down. Highly recommended!
~ Reviewed by Susie VL, Amazon review
About the author: Tara Tyler has had a hand in everything from waitressing to rocket engineering and lived up and down the Eastern US. She now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. Currently, she has two series, The Cooper Chronicles (techno-thriller detective capers) and Beast World (MG fantasy). She's a commended blogger, contributed to several anthologies, and has a YouTube storybook in the works. Tara Tyler is an adventure writer who believes every good story should have a moral, plus a few laughs.
How to Tara:
twitter - @taratylertalks
facebook – Tara Tyler - Author
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A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Reader's Favorite Five Star Review
Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review
Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist