Friday, August 23, 2013

2013 Back To School M/M Blog Hop



Welcome back to school! Aren't you excited? Well, this post is here to cheer you up, especially with a GIVEAWAY that follows. :D

I want to introduce you to these boys in my stories. They're all special. In my first story, Dreamcatcher, Jordan and Jamie get to defeat a warlock that pretends to be their coach. The strong feeling between the boys helps them beat the bad guy and save each other. In the second story, A Granted Wish, Kyle and Aiden find love in each other, but being young and only high school students, all they can do is dream--or rather, it's Kyle who is dreaming and he drags Aiden into it.

I never experienced such an adventure when I was still at school. But I did, and still do, love the city where I spent my childhood. It's called Jayapura, the capital city of Papua, a province in Indonesia. If you look at the picture, my house was somewhere on the slope of the hill there. Isn't that gorgeous? My house was on the hill but from the window I could see the sea. My school was near the beach and I could go there during the break. :)

How about you? What do/did you love about your school or being a student? Please share with us all to grab the chance to get the e-books of Dreamcatcher and A Granted Wish. Come on. Don't be shy! :D


DREAMCATCHER

Pages: 16 / Words: 3700
Publisher: Prizm Books
Genre: Prizm Pinch, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Paranormal/Horror, Historical, Drama
Age Rating: Young Adult


BLURB:

When kids at his school begin to fall asleep and never wake up, Jordan Sullivan remembers the story his parents told him when he was a kid, a story involving his great-great-grandfather, a certain warlock, and a dreamcatcher.


When his best friend Jamie falls victim to the nightmare, Jordan’s only hope is to use his dreamcatcher-- and prepare to face the consequences.

EXCERPT:

“You refused it the first time we gave it to you, Jordan.” His father looks slightly amused as Jordan turns red. “But I can see why you're suddenly interested in it.”

“You think it won't work?”
His father sighs. “It's just an old wives' tale, Jordan. You really believe you can help your friends with that?”

Jordan remembers clearly the story that his grandpa told him when he was little, about his great-great-grandfather, Zachary Sullivan. He remembers how thrilled Jordan had been to hear how young Zach had managed to banish a strong, wicked warlock who had been terrorizing their village by killing the children. Jordan loves that story. Even though his father says it’s just a myth, Jordan kind of thinks of Zachary as his hero. The only problem is — he doesn’t know how the dreamcatcher works.

“Where do dreamcatchers originate from, dad?”

“It's from the Native American culture. They say it catches negative dreams while letting through positive ones. That's all I know about it.”

Jordan sighs disappointedly. “Where is it? Can I see it, Dad?”

His father looks at Jordan for a long moment. “Sure. It's in the attic.”


 

A GRANTED WISH

Pages: 5 / Words: 1800
Publisher: Alfie Dog Fiction
Age Rating: Young Adult


BLURB: 

Being told over and over that he is too young to have a girlfriend, or a boyfriend as the case may be, 15-year-old Kyle sends a wish to whoever up there is willing to grant it.

EXCERPT:

Kyle inches slowly, creeps in, and, stealing a quick glance towards the boy sitting next to him, he smiles. He looks down; can feel their fingers entwined together underneath their school bags. He loves seeing the blush on the other boy's face, feel the slight tremor running through his hand–though from excitement or fear he knows not. They are inside the school bus after all.

He swallows his disappointment when Aiden pulls his hand back. Right. He tries not to show his feeling, looks up and sees the boy’s shy smile toward him, making him feel warm all over.










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29 comments:

  1. Thanks for hop and giveaway.
    cvsimpkins@msn.com

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  2. I loved discovering new books and subjects!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. Just hopping through to say howdy to my fellow authors! =)

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  4. Thanks for the hop.

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  5. I loved returning to school for my PhD, and studying things that had interested me all my life--at age 50.
    urb
    brendurbanist@gmail.com

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    1. That's so great! Good luck with your study. My ex boss started her PhD when she was almost 60.

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  6. thanks for doing the hop

    mfierydrgn@aol.com

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    1. Hi! I'm sorry it took me so long but you just won my stories. Congratulations! :)

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  7. Thanks for participating in my blog hop!

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    1. Thank you so much for organizing, Allison. :D Can't wait to join again.

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  8. I love going back to school...to me it's an adventure.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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    1. I have to say me too!

      Thank you for visiting!

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  9. I loved books and teachers who were interested in making their subjects come alive. I must confess, if I had grown up in Jayapura, I would have played hooky from school alot!
    Thanks for the blog hop!

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    1. I should have played hooky more. :D

      Thank you for visiting. I loved books and teachers like that, too!

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  10. It's great to discover a new author. I'm enjoying the Hop.


    ShirleyAnn@speakman40.freeserve.co.uk

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  11. I love these hops! I always love to branch out and discover new authors. The story, 'Granted Wish' sounds so dreamy. :) To be able to bring someone into your dreamscape and discover new and wonderful love and not be inhibited or embarrassed! I think I need to head to bed now!! Hugs!

    Jim Evans
    lakeviewfella@yahoo.com

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    1. :) Thank you! Hope you'll enjoy the story.

      Thank you for coming by. *hugs*

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  12. It's been great to learn more about you and your work, Iyana. Thanks so much for being part of the hop!

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Carolyn. :D

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  13. Lordy, being in school was so many years ago but I guessed what I loved the most was making friends and now, 40 years later, I am still friends with a lot of them. Caught up with them here on facebook. Thanks for the giveaway. These books sound really good. lacombejc@suddenlink.net

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    1. Oh, thank you! :) And thanks for coming by. By the way, it's not recent for me about being in school, either. :)

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  14. I love scenery photos and it's gorgeous. Thanks for participating and offering the giveaways.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sin Chan. I wish you luck with the giveaways. :)

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