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Friday, February 17, 2012

Telling the Truth

As promised, Kurt Chambers, the author of Truth Teller, is on my blog today.

And he has some things to say.

But so do I. Truth Teller is a fantastic middle grade fantasy. While definitely geared toward preteens, this book is a highly engaging and enjoyable read for all ages. And I have to say that Kurt is a wonderful person. So! Without further ado, I'll let Kurt introduce himself.


Thank you so much for allowing me on your blog today, Tamara. What a journey it’s been. I remember many years ago, Tamara persuaded me to enter the first ever Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award with Truth Teller. We both entered together, and Tamara made it through to the semi finals with Branca. It was very exciting. Unfortunately, Truth Teller never made it through. That seems so long ago now, but here we are today, both published, albeit through different routes. So, for me, coming here today to show off my debut novel is even more special. Let me tell you a bit about my story.
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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 that 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. Suddenly, 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 a 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 Charlotte in dreams. They are hunted by real life monsters that attack with terrifying fury, but a far greater assassin shadows their every move.
Fleeing for their lives, they reach the safety of an ancient mountain fortress and find the shopkeeper who gave Charlotte the dome. Her hopes of returning home are dashed as she is abducted by the assassin. 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.
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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.
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 Reviews:

Dawne Dominique - Multi-published author and professional cover artist.

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 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.

Assistant Editor, Alicia Crouch

There is a lot of good humor in Truth Teller, things that actually made me laugh out loud. I especially enjoyed watching the bond of friendship between Elder and Charlotte continually strengthen until they had become like family – that’s one of my favorite concepts in fantasy, and the author did a wonderful job of bringing it to life. He has got the skill to make the reader care about his characters, the most important and most difficult task an author must undertake. I really enjoyed the story, and look forward to working on the next book in the series.



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 & Noble: Click here to sample or buy

You can connect with the author at:

Author’s Web page http://kurtchambers.net/
Author’s Blog  http://geniusborderinginsanity.blogspot.com/
Twitter  https://twitter.com/emailmanROCKS
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kurt-Chambers/296957780317055

4 comments:

Emailman said...

Thank you so much, Tamara :) What a great way to start the weekend!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Thanks for sharing, Kurt! I hope it helps!

Annie McMahon said...

I strongly recommend this book to anyone who loves MG books and Fantasy in general. I already have a copy, so I'll leave the chance for someone else to win. :)

Emailman said...

Thanks, Annie :) (((hug)))

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