2022 Come What May Giveaway Hop! {Ends 5/15/22}

May 2, 2022 | Adult, Elementary, Middle Grade, Young Adult | 2 comments

Thank you MamaTheFox.com for providing this Blog Hop opportunity!

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing mothers, wives, and women, married or not! There are so many ways most of you play a definite “mother role” in the lives of children in this world.

For this “stop”, One fortuitous U.S.Can. Winner will receive one adult and two MiddleGrade/YA Print copy Books!

This first book has a unique and special story associated with it The author states; “I hope you will come to love Apollo and Ling as much as I do. As well as the hundreds of other characters who inhabit the Apolloverse”. It is written with older elementary and MidddleGrade age students but is one many older individuals will enjoy, as well!. 

Book Details:

Apollo Salvitoir: Shu Shu the Dragon by Hiram J. Bertoch

Publication Date – 2 March 2022; 265 pg.

Genre – Young Adult Action Adventure

 Themes – Coming of Age, Self-Discovery, Friendship, Dealing With Anxiety / Shyness, Finding Acceptance, Martial Arts, Asian Culture, Good vs Evil, Protecting Those Who Are Weaker

Book Description:

Two Ordinary Children, One Extraordinary Destiny!
Apollo Salvatoir is a fun and fast-paced coming-of-age saga that follows the lives of two children as they discover their destinies.
Apollo Enrico Salvatoir was born into a life of privilege and fame. A growing business empire leads his father to hand off responsibility for raising Apollo to strangers who may not have Apollo’s best interest at heart. Apollo’s best friend is a girl named Ling. Who comes from a family that is obsessed with the Salvatoirs and that has a mysterious past.
These best friends find themselves abandoned in a world that is not as safe as the one they grew up in.
Surrounded by aggressive and potentially dangerous strangers. They must now overcome prejudice and culture to survive in an unfamiliar environment. Both children must learn to master their minds and bodies while overcoming their fear.
In this expansive tale, filled with heart friendship and discovery, their destinies intertwine and eventually alter the lives of millions of innocent people

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Meet the Author:

Hiram J. Bertoch began writing in 1998. His degrees in Biology and Earth Science, have opened the door, and allowed him to write a number of articles that have been published by textbook companies, and educational resources both online and in print.

In the early 2000’s Hiram J. Bertoch wrote a series of educational storybooks that were very successful, and allowed Bertoch to hone his skills as a writer and also helped him discover that he enjoys writing stories as much as informational textbook articles.

His works have received numerous awards and recognition, and have been translated into many languages. These books and articles have been read by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Mostly in educational niches.

Bertoch worked as a middle school teacher for nine years and prior to that as an entrepreneur for 15.

He lives with his wife, children, and grandchildren in Charleston, WV.

This next book is a debut by a new author who was inspired to write this illustrated book of poetry for youth. He addresses many diverse topics youth face every day.

Book Details:

A Daydream A Day by Ivan Tu

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09SKRTBDG; ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8985666809

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ivan Tu; Large type / Large print edition (May 30, 2022); Paperback ‏ : ‎ 114 pages

Book Description:

A collection of cute drawings and inspirational poetry about growing up, defining success, and falling in love:

A Daydream a Day is a book with fifty black-and-white, cartoon-style drawings that will fully immerse readers in the daydreams of a young adult trying to make sense of life.

The collection is divided into five parts-on a continuum from being lost, to facing inner demons, and finding life direction. Each drawing and poem compel readers to consider life, extracting simple but profound truths through visual art: pursue your dreams, stay humble, and never give up.

Along the way, readers will encounter a vast expanse of cartoon characters-a skydiver; a big, furry bear; and a boy catching feelings. In addition, the collection serves as a reference and inspiration for digital artists in search of new ideas on brush/pen, background, and shading techniques.

Ivan Tu’s collection is perfect for young adults searching for happiness in a confusing and competitive world. Ivan discovered how to be happy in the act of creation, and hopes his words and drawings leave a smile on your face too.

Buy Link: Amazon

Meet the Author:

Ivan Tu is the author and digital illustrator of A Daydream a Day, a collection of poems and drawings.
Ivan was born and raised in California, US. His journey as an artist started in 2020 during the start of the pandemic. Stuck at home, Ivan found his creative freedom through pen and paper. He wanted to create artwork that radiates positive energy.
Currently, he is improving his art skills by taking classes at community college. He works in Sales in the semiconductor industry, and teaches piano on the side. However, his dream is to become a full-time artist and writer.
Ivan hopes his story will inspire others to dream big and define what makes them happy.

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This third book is a motivating book of poetry for today’s women. It is cleverly divided into seasons and addresses various topics. This is graciously donated by PR by the Books Publicity.

Book Details:

Nature‘s Olympics by Janet Ruth Heller

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Resource Publications (November 11, 2021)

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 98 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1666730734; ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1666730739

Book Description:

Nature’s Olympics offers concise poems about the natural world. Approaching nature through her perspective as a Jewish feminist in the Midwest, Janet Ruth Heller describes plants, trees, animals, and birds both in the wilderness and in cities.
Nature inspires, comforts, excites, and surprises people no matter where they live. Nature also reminds humans of past experiences and ties people together.
The poems here use many forms including haiku, tanka, sonnets and free verse. Organized by the seasons, the poems give readers insight into human life.
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Meet the Author:

Janet Ruth Heller has spent decades as a college professor and is President of the Michigan College English Association. She has a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago and has taught literature, creative writing, women’s studies, linguistics, and composition at eight colleges and universities, including Michigan State University, Albion College, Western Michigan University, and the University of Chicago. She is also a founder and former editor of Primavera, an award-winning literary magazine, and a past president of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature.
Her four published books of poetry include Nature’s Olympics (Wipf and Stock, 2021), Exodus (WordTech Editions, 2014), Folk Concert: Changing Times (Anaphora Literary Press, 2012), and Traffic Stop (Finishing Line Press, 2011). Her plays have been performed at Triton College in Illinois as part of the Tritonysia Play Festival (2017) and the Fenton Village Players One-Act Play Festival in Fenton, Michigan (2011). Her fiction picture book about bullying, How the Moon Regained Her Shape (Arbordale, 2006; 6th edition 2018), has received many awards, including a Children’s Choices selection (2007), a Benjamin Franklin Award (2007), a Book Sense Pick (2006), and a Gold Medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards (2007). She has also published The Passover Surprise (Fictive Press, 2015, 2016), a middle-grade fiction chapter book for children. Beyond writing, Heller is a founder of the Rape Crisis Center in Madison, Wisconsin. She also co-founded the Professional Instructors Organization union at
Western Michigan University, served on the women’s advisory board for the public television station WGVU in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is the past president of the Ladies’ Library Association in Kalamazoo, a charitable nonprofit organization devoted to literacy, education, the arts, and culture.

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Giveaway Details:

ONE lucky Winner will receive a
print copy of ALL THREE above books!
​ (U.S./Can. Only)

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  1. NANCY

    Wonderful covers

  2. Nancy

    Sounds fantastic. Love the new feel of your site.

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