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IA Initiate By John Darryl Winston--A mature thriller

Welcome to my tour stop for "IA: Initiate" by John Darryl Winston.  This tour runs from March 21 to 25.  Please refer the tour page for the full list of bloggers who are participating in this tour.

Name: IA: Initiate Author: John Darryl Winston Publisher: Purple Ash Press
Release Date: April 19, 2014
Genre: Science Fiction
Buy @ Amazon

IA: Initiate is origin story and a hero’s journey that follows thirteen-year-old orphan Naz Andersen and his nine-year-old sister, Meri. They live in a present day alternate Detroit/Chicago-like city known as the Exclave where they are surrounded by poverty, gang violence threatens every corner, and drug dealers rule the streets. Naz thinks he is ordinary except that he hears voices, has nightmares, and walks in his sleep.

The most important thing in the world to Naz is protecting Meri and getting her out of the Exclave and into the prestigious International Academy. But Naz has a secret, one that he is oblivious to, and only Meri knows. When …

Raving Reviews Received for The Missing Laddoos

The Missing Laddoos: Reviews So Far

Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

The Missing Laddoos: A Diwali Adventure by Jassie S. revolves around the Diwali season, the Festival of Lights. Seema wants to associate the day with good memories rather than think about the Diwali day two years back when her father left her and her mother and Sharad. It's the festive season and Seema can't help dreaming about her favorite laddoos. Her brother asks her to get help from her friend Divya who makes excellent laddoos. The six platters of laddoos were decorated pyramid style. The next day morning Seema discovers that all the laddoos are missing. Will she be able to find them and celebrate Diwali by eating her favorite sweet?

It's a cute and adorable story and captures the essence of Diwali beautifully. Seema's love for laddoos is tangible and kids can relate easily with that feeling. It's a good bedtime storybook and parents and grandparents can read it out to their kids …

When I Grow Up---A Must-Read Book For All Kids

Name: When I Grow Up Author: Matt Williams Illustrator: Elizabeth Collyer Publisher: Vivid Publishing

When I grow up there's lots of things I'd like to be:
But how am I supposed to know which job is right for me?

This delightful story will encourage children to use their imagination and dream about what their future holds.

The book comes with access to a worksheet for young readers to complete to reinforce the ideas raised in the story.

Buy now @ Amazon | Vivid Publishing


Author Matt Williams resides in Newcastle, NSW and is the proud father of two gorgeous kids, Mikayla and Harry. He’s an Early Childhood educator with 15 years experience in the industry. Matt has a passion for encouraging children to read books as he’s seen firsthand the benefits it brings to a child’s development. Matt’s vision for this book is to create a story that provokes discussion and encourages children to dream about their possible future profession. The book comes with acces…