Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hike Up Devil's Mountain by Penny Estelle

I am delighted to have Penny Estelle as my guest today to present a little about her book, "Hike Up Devil's Mountain. I will be reviewing the book soon, so please watch my facebook and other announcements for that. Welcome, Penny.

Thanks for having me here today, James. I am on a blog tour right now giving helpful tips on how  to promote your ebook for free. I will be stopping off at several blogs leaving one tip on each blog that I stop at. I hope to see you at all my stops.

But first, a short blurb from my book, "Hike Up Devil's Mountain."

Ten-year old Andy Thompson disobeys his mother and sneaks into the basement of an old abandoned house that’s due for demolition. He stumbles upon a mysterious box under an old cabinet. And his troubles begin when he looks inside.

The Crew brothers, twelve-year old Jason, and ten-year old Danny, also find their way to the basement. New to town, Jason has established himself as the school bully. A struggle ensues between Andy and Jason and the bully ends up as a toad.

Somehow, the boys must reverse the magical spell, and that means hiking up the dread mountain. This book offers a fast pace, fast action and just a few scares and surprises on the way! The lives of all three boys seem destined to change forever, if they survive…

And now for my tip of the day, and this is a good one: Start a blog. There are a few different free ones. You can try or www.wordpress.comBoth are free. Blogs are an excellent way to use a cross promotion marketing tool. You can guest blog on other author's blogs and you can have them guest blog on your blog. It's a great way to get the word out about your book to new followers. The blog I am on today,, is a good example. James took my advice many months ago and has been developing this site since that time. You can do it too!

For those of you who follow my books, I will be promoting "Billy Cooper's Awesome Nightmare" soon. Here is a short description of the book, a Short Middle Grade Time Travel Adventure Story

Billy Cooper's seventh grade class has been given a last minute, weekend assignment. They must draw a piece of paper out of a box and prepare an oral book report on the person or event they select. Billy draws the name, William Tell, whoever that is. He has a full weekend planned, but figures he'll do a ten minute search and then be able to skate right through the assignment, having plenty of time for his busy weekend.

His outlook changes when he finds himself in the fourteenth century, standing in front of William Tell's house. Billy's modern day style and lingo has William Tell thinking the lad is a bit unbalanced, but asks if he would like to go along with him and his son to the town of Altdorf. It is here Billy learns just who William Tell is and why he is a legend.

Thank you all for stopping by, and thank you, James, for having me as a guest today.

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