Friday, May 15, 2015

Book Spotlight ~ New MG-Teen Fiction Series!


Today I am announcing a NEW Kids series due out Fall 2015. I will be posting a review at a later date but I wanted to let you know about J Scott Savages new series so you can put it on your calendar - it should make a great birthday or holiday gift for your MG/Teen who likes a little Sci-Fi, a little intrigue and a whole lotta action!

Mysteries of Cove
book 1: Fires of Invention
by: J Scott Savage

About the book:
STEAMPUNK! Plus Dragons!
Trenton Colman is a creative thirteen-year-old boy with a knack for all things mechanical. But his talents are viewed with suspicion in Cove, a steam-powered city built inside a mountain. In Cove, creativity is a crime and "invention" is a curse word. Kallista Babbage is a repair technician and daughter of the notorious Leo Babbage, whose father died in an explosion-an event the leaders of Cove point to as an example of the danger of creativity.

Working together, Trenton and Kallista learn that Leo Babbage was developing a secret project before he perished. Following clues he left behind, they begin to assemble a strange machine that is unlikely anything they've ever seen before. They soon discover that what they are building may threaten every truth their city is founded on-and quite possibly their very lives.

Who wrote it?
J. Scott Savage is the author of the Farworld middle grade fantasy series and the Case File 13 middle grade monster series. He has been writing and publishing books for over ten years. He has visited over 400 elementary schools, dozens of writers conferences, and taught many writing classes. He has four children and lives with his wife Jennifer and their Border Collie, Pepper, in a windy valley of the Rocky Mountains.

Why'd he write it & Where'd he get the idea?
Like many of my books, the inspiration for my new series Fires of Invention came from the collision of two ideas. The first time the story occurred to me was while I was watching the musical Wicked with my wife. The moment I walked into the theater and saw the huge mechanical dragon above the stage, I thought, Wow! I have to write a story about that! A few weeks later, I was talking with my nephew, who is probably the most creative kid I know, but whose inventiveness often gets him into trouble, and I thought, What if a kid who had the talents of my nephew lived in a world where creativity was against the law? What if the kids were building . . . a steam-powered dragon? Bam! I had my story.

Powered by great feedback from my agent, Michael Bourret, my good friend and author James Dashner, my publisher, Chris Schoebinger, and the song “Warriors” by Imagine Dragons, I wrote the entire first draft of the first volume in the series, Mysteries of Cove in four weeks. This book is unlike anything I have ever written. There are elements of City of Ember, Dragon Riders, and Hugo in it all mashed up together in a world I fell in love with from the moment I started writing.

I think what’s most exciting to me about this book is that it’s about giving yourself the freedom to imagine. To take chances. Too often we limit ourselves by only trying things we’re confident we can succeed at when what we need to do is give ourselves permission to fail. Often it is when we attempt things with no idea of how we can possibly pull them off that we achieve our greatest successes.

Other books/series by Mr Savage:
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Learn more about J Scott Savage's books (2 series so far!), ideas and stay in contact for future releases at: www.jscottsavage.com and you can also follow him on Instagram: jscottsavageFacebook and Twitter. =D

Disclaimer: I am working together with Shadow Mountain & J Scott Savage to announce the future release of Mysteries of Covebook 1: Fires of Invention this fall. I was not offered any $$$ to spotlight this book however I will receive a copy of the book to do the review this summer.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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    1. You are so welcome. I'm looking forward to reading your book :)

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