Welcome to the stop on blog tour for a middle grade science-fiction/fantasy novel that features mythology, time travel, and alien worlds – HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME by C. Michael Morrison 🙂 You will find in this post details about the book and author, an excerpt, a link for a giveaway to enter, and the schedule of the blog tour. This Blog Tour is hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
Title: HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME
Author: C. Michael Morrison
Series: (Hannah Goodheart #1)
Pub. Date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Fawkes Press
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Turning thirteen can be difficult – especially when a time-traveling thief steals your necklace, and a brewing temporal conflict turns your birthday party into a mission to save the universe. As Hannah and her friends chase the thief across time and space, they learn her necklace is more than a pretty piece of jewelry. Only one person can control the powerful pendant, and they must find them before the entire universe is wiped from history.
Myth and magic collide as they race to find The Guardian of Time.
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From Chapter 10 – Strange New World
“Somebody, please tell me that whole thing a minute ago was just a bad dream,” Annie said.
“I don’t think it was,” I replied, as I tried to get my bearings.
“Hey,” Sam said. “Has anyone seen Sean?”
Annie quipped, “Dude, I can barely see you!”
“Sarcasm… at a time like this,” Lily asked, pushing up at her glasses. “Be nice Annie. Please? Just this once?”
The five of us fanned out a few feet apart and called for Sean but heard no reply.
“I smell something sweet… like lilacs,” I said, inhaling the fragrant air.
Morgan added, “I think it smells like the hot tea my Dad likes—Earl Grey.”
“Yes, bergamot… that’s it.”
A loud, but amiable, sound of a bird calling through the trees drew our eyes upward, toward the pastel violet sky above us. The canopy of trees, with their varying colored leaves and floral adornments, shimmered as the sweet-smelling breeze wafted through this unusual forest.
We all began to look around us in wonder. Lily took note of the curious foliage that surrounded us. Colors and varieties of wildflowers she had never seen crowned the bright, rust-colored blades of grass beneath our feet. Near us, a tree appeared ancient, its trunk and branches twisted and covered in thick, dark bark. The leaves that crowned the tree were large—twice the size of a hand—and in vibrant shades of turquoise, blue, and lavender. Near the tree was a tall, flowering bush with bright yellow blooms, long and pointed, protruding from bright green, leafy pods.
As Lily reached her hand out to touch one of the blooms, the entire bush seemed to recoil, as though it were somehow afraid of her. Lily quickly pulled away as I watched with awe.
“Maybe it doesn’t like the color red,” Annie sniped, referring to the color of Lily’s baby doll top.
“Be careful you guys,” I said. “I don’t think this place—wherever we may be, is anything like Texas.”
Lily continued to watch the bush as it appeared to relax. “It’s okay, pretty bush. I won’t hurt you,” she said, as she again reached for the yellow bloom, gently touching it with her hand.
Sam turned and saw her stroking the flower, as she would pet a dog or cat. “I don’t think it’s really afraid of you. It’s not like it’s aware.”
As Lily turned to respond to him, a deep voice spoke. “That would not be a correct assumption, Samuel Blake, of the planet you call Earth.”
About the Author
About C. Michael Morrison: Author of Hannah Goodheart and the Guardian of Time, C. Michael Morrison is a man of many talents. His passion for story telling began as a boy growing up in a small river valley town in West Virginia, where Mike cultivated an affection for science fiction. It’s no surprise that these days, he can be found on the Trek.fm podcast network, where Mike is co-host of Meta Treks: A Star Trek and Philosophy podcast, as well as an occasional contributor to other shows on the network.
In addition to being a devout PEZ collector, Mike is Lead Pastor of Collin Creek Church in Plano, TX.
Mike lives in the Dallas area with his wife, Dorinda, daughter, Hannah, and their standard poodle, Princess.
One lucky winner will receive a HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME Book Box, US Only.
Two lucky winners will receive a HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME Swag Pack which includes a book, US Only.
GIVEAWAY (US only) – 1 x book box and 2 x swag packs (ends 23rd March) > enter HERE
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