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The Dreamstone by Mikey Brooks: Book 2 of The Dream Keeper Chronicles
***I first want to apologize to author Mikey Brooks for this going up so late. My family had to move a week before we had originally planned. Then it took two weeks before my Internet was working again. I missed the whole blog tour, and for that I'm very sorry. But, I still wanted to help promote this exciting middle grade fantasy book. This would be a great gift for your kids or grand kids. It's not too late to buy this before Christmas! So please continue reading this post and learn more about The Dreamstone (book two) and book one in the series, Dream Keepers.***-Sheila
Welcome to the Official Blog Tour of:
Book Two in The Dream Keeper Chronicles
A thrilling fantasy-adventure series for middle-grade readers!
I have always been interested in
hidden worlds. Ever since I was little I used to believe that the gateways to
these worlds were closer than we thought. One day while exploring the woods
that surrounded our farm in Missouri I found the remains of an ancient house
that had been blown away in a tornado. The only thing left was a bit of the
foundation and a set of stone steps leading to an invisible door. I often
imagined as I stood there that if I just took one step forward I’d find myself
in a dreamland. A place where magic existed and adventure called.
It wasn’t hard for me to believe
in the magic of Oz because I had seen Dorothy’s house. On occasion I had found
numerous rabbit holes leading to wonderlands. I believed the woods were
magic—and they were. Even today I find a lot of my inspiration from the
mysteries hidden there.
I wanted to write something based off
the classics I had loved as a child. What if Oz and Wonderland were the same
place? They were both dreamlands after all. I also wanted a world that wasn’t
limited to just a few people to enter—I wanted everyone to visit it. The ideas
planted as a child carried on and became the inspiration for my book. I had
found the way into a hidden world. It isn’t Oz, or Wonderland, it’s Dreams.
I am excited to announce the release of
book two in middle-grade fantasy series THE DREAMSTONE. It is an action-packed
adventure with a toe in both the real world and the fantastic.
Dorothy called it Oz,
Alice called it Wonderland,
but Nightmares call it HOME.
Parker’s mom is dreamnapped by the wicked Mab, it is up to him and Kaelyn to
save her. When they return to Dreams, they discover Mab isn’t their only
problem. Gladamyr has lost his powers and the only way to get them back is to
become what he fears the most—a nightmare.
In Book 1, The Dream Keeper, Parker and Kaelyn discovered that Dreams was a real
place that everyone visits while they sleep. An evil nightmare named Fyren took
control of the gateway to that world. Parker and Kaelyn teamed up with
Gladamyr, the only dream keeper to escape capture by Fyren, and together they save
Dreams from Fyren’s rule. After the defeat of Fyren the children return to
Awake to find Mab, Fyren’s next in command, has dreamnapped Parker’s mom.
story continues in Book 2, The Dreamstone,
as the children return to Dreams to save Parker’s mom. Finding her, however, is
not their only problem. Mab has waged a war on the Crossing and has sent an army
of dragons to bring it down, nightmares have been released from prison, and
Gladamyr has lost his powers to shape-shift. Parker, Kaelyn, and Gladamyr must
once again defy all odds to set things right and save Parker’s mom before it’s
Praise of THE DREAMSTONE:
“The Dreamstone, by Mikey Brooks, is a wild stallion
of a story: fast, thrilling, and unpredictable. I was hooked in chapter one. If
he can snare the attention of an old reader like me, he’ll have kids sneaking
this one into class underneath their text books…If this one isn’t a
kid-pleaser, I don’t know what is.” –Michelle Isenhoff, author of the Divided Decade Trilogy and the Taylor Davis Series.
“This really is a cracking novel.
Action-packed and spellbinding!”—Cas Peace, author of The Artisans of Albia series. "If you like the Percy Jackson, Fablehaven, or the Harry Potter series, you'll love this!" –An Amazon Reviewer.
Mikey Brooks is a small child
masquerading as an adult. On occasion you’ll catch him dancing the funky
chicken, singing like a banshee, and pretending to have never grown up. He is
the author/illustrator of several books including the best-selling ABC
ADVENTURES: MAGICAL CREATURES and BEAN’S
DRAGONS as well as the middle-grade fantasy-adventure series THE
DREAM KEEPER CHRONICLES. His art can be seen in many forms from picture
books to full room murals. He loves to daydream with his three daughters and
explore the worlds that only the imagination of children can create. Mikey has
a BS degree in English from Utah State University and works full-time as a
freelance illustrator and cover designer. As a member of the Emblazoners,
he is one of many authors devoted to ‘writing stories on the hearts of
children’. He is also one of the hosts of the Authors’
Think Tank Podcast. You can find more about him and his books at: www.insidemikeysworld.com