Monday, March 4, 2013

The Chronicles of Trella ~ Blog Tour (GuestPost/giveaway)

“The World’s Toughest Book Critics” have weighed in, and it’s high praise for Trellah!
“An excellent choice for readers eager for a suspenseful, emotionally satisfying fantasy adventure.”
-Kirkus Book Reviews
Fourteen-year-old Sophina Murray will be the first to tell you: Bad luck comes in threes. First, her father is lost at sea. Then, the rains start . And don’t stop. And finally, her little brother
is taken from his bed by a monster straight from her worst nightmare. A glimpse into the parallel universe of Trellah – a land of giant trees, bizarre creatures, and a glowing red mineral with mystical properties – convinces Sophina that all may not be lost. But first, she’ll have to survive in a hostile world where her darkest fears live and breathe.
Trellah is an original and realistic fantasy for ages 12 to 112. Parental guidance suggested for advanced readers ages 10-11 for moderate elements of horror.
The upcoming deluxe edition of this book will include illustrated paintings by artist Ryan Penney. Below is a sample of this talented artist’s work.
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Read a Guest Post!
Thank you for the opportunity to talk about my new YA fantasy, THE CHRONICLES OF TRELLAH.

I don’t know about you, but I like to read book reviews from unbiased, well-respected outlets before taking a chance on a new author. That’s why I was so excited when “The World’s Toughest Book Critics,” Kirkus, posted their review of my book on their website. In a nutshell, here is what Kirkus said about Trellah and me as an author:

“Graham’s writing deftly evokes the story’s atmosphere, setting the tone beautifully from the start with a haunting description of Thomasville’s rain-swept terrain; a sense of mystery and danger permeates the prose. Meanwhile, Sophina is a brave, intelligent heroine for young readers to follow…. The book exhibits fine character development and powerful dramatic tension. An excellent choice for readers eager for a suspenseful, emotionally satisfying fantasy adventure.”  Kirkus Book Reviews

My story follows fourteen year-old Sophina Murray as she braves the dangers of an alien realm to save her little brother from a dark, menacing force. Though my main target audience is YA, I made sure to include plenty for adults as well, in theme as well as character. Does a glowing review from Kirkus mean that everyone who reads my story will love it? Surely not. However, it should provide some peace of mind in knowing that you the reader will experience a professionally written and edited work, created by an author who took the time to focus on the little things. To all readers willing to take a chance on my story, I thank you from the bottom of my heart—and good luck finding those special stories that put a jump in your step!
T.S. Graham


About Author T.S. Graham

T.S. Graham was born and raised in midcoast Maine. He has worked as a sea urchin diver, fish monger, home renovator, and in several group homes for children and adults with disabilities. His original screenplay, Stone’s Point, written as Clint Elliott, has won multiple awards. He studied English Literature at the University of Southern Maine, where, despite developing a strong dislike of the traditional curriculum focused on old, dead (and boring) scribes, he somehow managed to graduate with honors. His greatest influences are writers like Stephen King and Michael Crichton, whose talents would have allowed them to write more literary fare, but they chose to thrill and entertain instead. He now lives on a horse farm with his beautiful wife and five daughters, two poodles, two cats, two happy turtles, four playful ferrets, three fish, a corn snake named “Tiger,” dozens of chickens, and, of course, four awesome equines. The Chronicles of Trellah, Book One: The Perpetual Rain is his debut novel.
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  1. I'm not too sure, it seems very interesting though:)

  2. I'm intrigued by a strong heroine and the world-building!



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