Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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Hannah Goodheart and the Guardian of Time by C. Michael Morrison - Book Tour + Giveaway



I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the HANNAH
GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME by C. Michael Morrison Blog Tour hosted
by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:

Title: HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME (Hannah Goodheart, #1)
Author: C. Michael Morrison
Pub. Date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Fawkes Press

Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 318


Turning thirteen can be difficult - especially when a time-traveling thief steals your necklace, and a brewing temporal conflict turns your birthday party into a mission to save the universe. 
As Hannah and her friends chase the thief across time and space, they learn her
necklace is more than a pretty piece of jewelry. Only one person can control
the powerful pendant, and they must find them before the entire universe is wiped from history.


Myth and magic collide as they race to find The Guardian of Time.


Book Trailer:




Hannah Goodheart and the Guardian of Time excerpt from ch. 1



Guest Post
My TOP 5 Favorite Books as chosen by… well, ME
Guest post by: C. Michael Morrison, author of Hannah Goodheart and the Guardian of Time

All right! Whoever decided I could only be limited to five favorite books clearly is a sick, twisted human being. Just kidding. You have to draw the line somewhere I suppose. It’s difficult though because I’m a book nerd. A bibliophile. I love books!
All kinds of books.
I love to read. I truly believe this world is a brighter place when pages turn, and people dream. So, I’ll do my best to narrow it down. With that, here’s my TOP 5…

#5 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck. Technically, this is a novella but has remained one of my favorites since I was a teenager. One of the criteria, I think, for a great book is that it sticks with you. This book, published in 1937, was required reading in my high school American Lit class and left an indelible mark on me since I first read the story of Lennie Small and his quick-witted guardian George Milton. It’s the characters and the way Steinbeck was able to flesh them out that drew me in. Steinbeck’s ability to create such vivid characters has also influenced me as a writer, which is why Of Mice and Men makes my list.
#4 The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien. I know. I know. You’re probably thinking, “Why not Lord of the Rings?” I get that question virtually every time the topic comes up. What can I say? The Hobbit was the first of the Middle Earth books by Tolkien. Everything that came after sits on the foundation of his 1937 classic about the adventures of Bilbo Baggins. In my honest opinion, I blame it on Hollywood for making Lord of the Rings first. For a generation of fans who discovered the movies before the books, there’s often a lot of misconceptions about Tolkien’s universe. Having read the books first, I really appreciate the world building that Tolkien’s The Hobbit does so very effectively. It’s his ability to create a realm so fantastic that he was able to write into it so prolifically that places The Hobbit above the rest of the Middle Earth novels on my list.
#3 The Magician’s Nephew – C.S. Lewis. Everything I said about The Hobbit applies here as well, times two. Unlike Tolkien, C.S. Lewis wrote The Magician’s Nephew last. The books were not published or written in order, but The Magician’s Nephew is a prequel origin story for The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe—indeed the entire series. We learn about the creation of Narnia and how Jadis, the White Witch, came to rule it. We answer the question of where the Wardrobe came from and how it is that it became a portal to Narnia for the Pevensie children. In my humble opinion, The Magician’s Nephew is the crown jewel of the Chronicles of Narnia and one of the most satisfying prequels ever.


#2 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens). There is a very sentimental reason this book makes my TOP 5. My grandfather, born in 1921, was blind from birth. He didn’t allow his blindness or the fact that he only had an eighth-grade education define him. He was very intelligent, wise, and led an incredibly interesting life.  Pap, as we called him, came of age during The Great Depression, and had very little. As a result, he didn’t form sentimental attachments and kept virtually nothing. That is, except for a tattered copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The copyright on his copy was 1931, and according to him, he received it as part of his payment for an odd job he did when he was around fourteen. I first saw it on a shelf at my grandparents’ home in the summer of 1981. I was ten and when I asked Pap about it, he said he had never been able to read it. I volunteered to read it to him, and so I did. Over the next several days, I read from the discolored pages of his book and became enthralled by the nineteenth century world of the Mississippi Delta and the adventures young Tom. Living in a sleepy river valley town myself, I identified with Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. The afternoon I finished reading the book, I remember looking up at my grandfather, who was uncharacteristically choking back a tear. “Can we read it again, sometime, Pap,” I asked enthusiastically. “You can read it anytime you like, ol’ buddy. It’s your book now.” And so, on that summer day in 1981, I became the conservator of this priceless relic, and forever a fan of Twain’s classic.
#1 A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle. The short and sweet of it is that I’m an author today because of this book. I was in the fifth grade and had lingered in the library at my middle school a little longer than I should have. I didn’t love reading at the time. I hadn’t read anything that really captivated me. My teacher was calling me and running out of patience. Everyone else had picked a book and returned to class. The librarian, Mr. Yoak got involved. He and my teacher put their heads together to find the “perfect book” for me to read. “I don’t know, he’s a bit of a dreamer,” my teacher said. Almost without hesitation, Mr. Yoak grabbed a copy of Madeleine L’Engles Newberry Award Winning classic and handed it to my teacher, who in turn handed it to me. I don’t think either of them knew how transformative it would be. I’ve always been a story-teller—and yes, I was and am a “dreamer.” After reading this science fiction/fantasy tale, I not only became a life-long fan of the genre, but I decided then that I wanted to tell meaningful stories set in fantastic places. I decided I wanted to be a science fiction/fantasy writer. For that reason, A Wrinkle in Time will always hold the top spot on my list of favorites.

I hope you enjoyed my list of favorite books and why I love them. I want to close by saying also, my faith is incredibly important to me, and it shapes who I am. There’s one book that transcends any list and continues to shape who I am. The Bible is the number one selling book of all time for good reason. It has it all! An unprecedented epic, it has history, poetry, self-help, biographies, autobiography, romance, intrigue, mystery, wisdom, and so much more. So that said, I couldn’t in good conscience share my list of favorite books without giving it a mention. I know for certain, three of the five authors from my list share my affinity for The Bible. Twain and Steinbeck both gleaned from the stories of The Bible to inform their own work. It’s funny, I didn’t really realize that until I sat down to share my list with you. How profound.
And so, I close with a deep desire to express my thanks to these and many other authors; the likes of Wells, Verne, Doyle, Asimov, Wolfe and Bradberry. Present day authors such as Riordan, Horowitz, Martin, Clare, and so many more come to mind. Seriously, we’d be here all day. Each has fired my imagination and welcomed me into their world through their written worlds. I salute them all!


About C. Michael Morrison:



Author of Hannah Goodheart and the Guardian of Time, C. Michael Morrison is a man of many
talents. His passion for story telling began as a boy growing up in a small
river valley town in West Virginia, where Mike cultivated an affection for
science fiction. It’s no surprise that these days, he can be found on the
Trek.fm podcast network, where Mike is co-host of Meta Treks: A Star Trek and
Philosophy podcast, as well as an occasional contributor to other shows on the network.


In addition to being a devout PEZ collector, Mike is Lead Pastor of Collin Creek Church in Plano, TX.


Mike lives in the Dallas area with his wife, Dorinda, daughter, Hannah, and their standard
poodle, Princess.




Giveaway Details:

One lucky winner will receive a HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME Book Box, US Only.


Two lucky winners will receive a HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME Swag Pack which includes a book, US Only.






Tour Schedule:

Week One:
3/9/2020
Excerpt
3/9/2020
Excerpt
3/10/2020
Guest
Post
3/10/2020
Review
3/11/2020
Review
3/11/2020
Excerpt
3/12/2020
Review
3/12/2020
Review
3/13/2020
Guest
Post
3/13/2020
Review


Week Two:
3/16/2020
Review
3/16/2020
Review
3/17/2020
Interview
3/17/2020
Review
3/18/2020
Review
3/18/2020
Guest
Post
3/19/2020
Review
3/19/2020
Excerpt
3/20/2020
Interview
3/20/2020
Review


Instagram Schedule:

Week One:
3/9/2020
Excerpt/Spotlight
3/10/2020
Spotlight
3/11/2020
Excerpt/Spotlight
3/12/2020
Review
3/13/2020
Review


Week Two:
3/16/2020
Review
3/17/2020
Review
3/18/2020
Review
3/19/2020
Spotlight
3/20/2020
Review


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