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Middleworld Authors J & P Voelkel Stop by on their Blog Tour!

I want to welcome Jon and Pamela Voelkel, authors of Middleworld, to the Bibliophile Support Group! Thank you for stopping by on your blog tour!

Thanks for inviting us!

First off - for those who haven't yet heard about your book, how would you describe Middleworld?

It’s a fast-paced and funny adventure set in the jungles of the ancient Maya, but it’s also a tale of teenage angst and finding your place in the world. The main characters are Max Murphy, a 14-year old city kid from Boston, and Lola, a Maya girl of about the same age. Against a background of haunted temples, raging underground rivers, and the ever-present frisson of human sacrifice, Max and Lola must work together to solve a terrible mystery - and, quite possibly, save the world from the ancient Maya Lords of Death.

Now, I personally loved Middleworld (as anyone can see if they read my review here: http://bibliophilesupportgroup.blogspot.com/2010/06/middleworld.html)! Clearly I'm not alone - Al Roker picked Middlew…

The Host

The Host is the adult (though it is quite appropriate for YA audiences, no worries) sci-fi novel by Stephenie Meyer that has received tons and tons of praise.

And let me just say - deservedly so!!!

First off - a little about The Host: Melanie Stryder is one of the few humans left on Earth that still retains her mind. There has been an invasion by an alien species called "souls" that take over the minds and bodies of the population of the planet. But when Melanie is captured and a soul, Wanderer, is inserted - she proves herself stronger than the average human and still occupies her mind - alongside Wanderer. Thing is, Wanderer might not be an "average" soul anymore than Melanie is the "average" human. Melanie's memories and human emotions seem to meld with Wanderer's until the soul cannot help but have many of the same desperate desires as Melanie - including Jared, the man Melanie loves. The man Wanderer now loves too.

This summary does little to re…

ghostgirl: Lovesick

ghostgirl: Lovesick is third in the ghostgirl series by Tonya Hurley. To read my review of the first novel, ghostgirl: http://bibliophilesupportgroup.blogspot.com/2009/06/ghostgirl.html To read my review of the second novel: http://bibliophilesupportgroup.blogspot.com/2009/06/q-with-tonya-hurley.html To read my interview with author Tonya Hurley: http://bibliophilesupportgroup.blogspot.com/2009/06/q-with-tonya-hurley.html

So, of course, if you haven't read the previous novels in this YA series - DON'T READ THIS REVIEW.

Anyway - our ghostgirl cast of Charlotte, Scarlet, Damen, Petula, the Wendys, and the ex-students of Dead Ed are back and so is Tonya Hurley's unique, blunt, not-at-all-shy, clever writing voice that jumps out at you from the awesomely designed pages.

First off we meet up with a slightly older, slightly more sophisticated Scarlet on Valentine's Day. Then we catch up with Charlotte who has managed to start up a kinda-romance with a fellow dead guy, but her …

Perchance to Dream

Perchance to Dream is the new sequel to Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev, and is the second book in the Theatre Illuminata trilogy.

Okay, right off the bat I have to scream from the rooftops (or in this case, the blog screen), "I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!"

Whew. Alright. Now that I've gotten that off my book addict chest, how about a little summary of the Perchance to Dream plot? But, WARNING! if you haven't read Eyes Like Stars - the synopsis will ruin awesome plot twists from Eyes Like Stars.

Now, Bertie and her hilarious fairy besties - Peaseblossom, Mustardseed, Cobweb, and Moth - and her ever-so-enigmatic-and-sexy kinda-boyfriend Ariel, are off in the real world for the very first time in their magical lives. Until now they've lived and flourished in the Theatre Iluminata, a place where every single play ever written is alive and every character penned is flesh and blood and ready for the stage - but a place where every one of them is trapped inside the Theatre in …

Guest Blogger: Author Sean McCartney!!!

This week, bibliophiles, we have a special guest blogger - author Sean McCartney! He'd like to tell you about his new book!!! Without further ado, here's Sean:

First off I would like to thank Angie for allowing me to talk with all of you. This is my first blog so it is quite exciting for me.

My name is Sean McCartney and I’m currently on a blog tour to promote my new young adult action adventure novel entitled THE TREASURE HUNTERS CLUB: SECRETS OF THE MAGICAL MEDALLIONS. It’s being released on July 6th, 2010 from Mountainland Publishing.

The story is about Tommy Reed and his treasure hunting friends Shannon McDougal, Jackson Miller and Chris Henderson. One day Tommy receives a rather ordinary looking medallion from his very famous treasure-hunting uncle “Diamond” Jack Reed and finds himself the object of an evil treasure collector named Manuel de la Ernesto. Now Tommy and his friends must find the secret behind the medallion before Manuel can get to them and the medallion.

When I …