Today, I am most honored to welcome a dear friend of mine, whose dream has recently come true. The first book in his novel series, Truther Teller, is now available for purchase! I’ve been with Kurt Chambers on his writing journey, not too long after he started Truth Teller. I’ve read the book in its various stages and can’t begin to express how proud I am of his accomplishment. Kurt is an amazing MG writer and an equally amazing friend. He sent me a different photo to post, but I love the one here better. You’ll have to ask him about it sometime (or check out his blog for the story behind it).
First, I’d just like to thank Ralene for hosting me on her amazing website today. I’m so happy to be here. (You are most welcome, Kurt!) It seems such a long time ago that we first met in the YA forum (We were both members of AA–Adverbs Anon.), and now I’m posting my debut novel release on her blog. Life couldn’t be sweeter.
I started writing my children’s novel, Truth Teller, about eight years ago. The thing I love most about my book is the underlying story of friendship between two of the most unlikely people. This friendship grows throughout the series into something really beautiful and special. It’s my favourite aspect of the whole story. I formed friendships like this in real life on my journey through the writing world. It was like I was writing my future. If I hadn’t have written my book, I would have never met these amazing people. (Aw… *sniff, sniff* Shucks… )
Now I’m at the most exciting point of this journey–I finally get to share with the world the characters from my story. They have been cramped in my head for so long, they are itching to get out into the world and meet all those readers who would venture into their realm. I hope you love them as much as I do. Please let me indulge myself and tell you a bit about my story.
Ten-year-old Charlotte stumbles upon a strange shop when searching for a present. The creepy shopkeeper gives her an enchanting antique snow dome, but refuses to accept payment. All he asks is she promises to always tell the truth. She accepts his strange request.
Woken in the night, Charlotte is drawn by the globe’s eerie light and hypnotic power. With a sudden jerk, she finds herself stranded and all alone in a dark forest where she is discovered by a sword-wielding maniac. He calls himself Elderfield and he turns out to be a kind and brave teenage elf. He offers to take Charlotte to his family farm on a promise that he will help her find a way home.
They embark on an epic journey to find out why Charlotte has been brought to this realm and to pursue the one person who might be able to help, but none of them realise just how much is at stake. Strange things start to happen; visions come to her in dreams. They are hunted by real life monsters that attack with terrifying fury, but a far greater threat shadows their every move.
Charlotte thinks she is defenceless against such a powerful foe, but in this realm, she is not the vulnerable little girl she thought she was.
This is just the start of Charlotte’s action-packed adventures. There are currently two other books in the series, The Wrath of Siren and Favian’s Law. Both books are complete and in the editing process. I hope to release these titles some time in the near future and make a compilation of all three books in a special hardback edition. In the meantime, I’m working on a fourth book in the series, Lost Magic.
Truth Teller Reviews:
Dawne Domonique – Multi-published author and professional cover artist.
The Truth Teller is one of the best children’s fantasy book I’ve read in a long while. Charlotte is so easy to picture in my mind, and the fantasy aspects are brilliant! There are underlying currents of “real life lessons” that are subtly included…ideal for parents looking for that perfect bedtime story to read to their children. I loved the entire premise of the novel and will definitely be purchasing the next ones in this series.
Kurt Chambers has captured the genre with a wonderful story that will delight many a child’s (and adult’s) imagination.
Annie McMahon – Editor, published author and Novel Workshop moderator.
This book has everything a bestseller should have: compelling story, endearing characters, vivid descriptions, genuine emotions, and a lot of surprising twists and turns. This is a story about a friendship that transcends race, gender, age, and even realms, between Charlotte, a ten-year-old girl, and Elderfield, a teenage elf. Beautiful and heartwarming. I strongly recommend it and have reviewed Kurt’s story on my on my blog, Dutch Hill News.
Ralene Burke – Writer, Editor for Wives in Bloom:
Honestly, I can’t wait until my kids are old enough to read these books. Kurt has written an amazing series that emphasizes such wonderful themes as friendship, family, hope, and faith. I’ve read Truth Teller and Wrath of Siren and, even though they are MG, enjoyed them immensely. If you’re looking for wholesome reads for your children, check out the next big thing for MG.
Your chance to win a free copy of Truth Teller:
As part of my blog tour, I would like offer all you blog readers a chance to win a free copy of my story. Simply read the post here, leave a comment below and share this post on Facebook or Twitter, or both if you’re feeling generous. One lucky commenter will win a free copy of Truth Teller in e-book format via virtual dice. Please mention in your comment where you’ve shared this link, and include an email address where I can send you your prize if you win. Thank you!
Truth Teller is now available in all e-book formats from here:
Amazon UK: Click here to sample or buy
Amazon US: Click here to sample or buy
Smashwords: Click here to sample or buy
Goodreads: Click here to sample or buy
Shelfari: Click here to sample or buy
Barnes & Nobel: Click here to sample or buy
You can connect with the author at:
Author’s Blog http://geniusborderinginsanity.blogspot.com/