Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex by Carole P. Roman - Book Tour + Giveaway

Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex

by Carole P. Roman


GENRE: YA  adventure



Templeton Academy- the superhero high school is finally open!

The prestigious academy is recruiting the best of the best to enroll in its student body.

The school is as mysterious as it is exclusive.

Grady Whill thinks there is nothing special about him to make the grade.

However, his best friend, Aarush Patel has been selected and thinks Grady has the right stuff.

Even school bully Elwood Bledsoe is attending.

If Grady is fortunate enough to be picked, his guardian has forbidden him to attend.

Will a family secret prevent Grady from becoming the superhero he was destined to be?



There Whill Be Blood

A barely cooled lump of lava hardened under my feet. One of my sneakers was stuck between two small rocks in the solidifying mess. I stared at my foot in disbelief. Instinct told me I should be a human torch, my legs nothing more than toasted stumps. I glanced up, my heart beating wildly. We were trapped on the side of the mountain facing our school, separated by a burning sea of molten rocks. 

The world around me steamed, the lava staining the sky burnt orange. Trees swallowed by molten rock looked like skeletal hands emerging from a grave that glowed beneath the blackened crust. I saw heat waves shimmering from the earth but felt none of its intensity. I pulled fiercely, feeling my ankle twist. Aarush steadied me as I nearly toppled over. He was shirtless, his back slick with sweat and covered with scrapes. His fingers worked feverishly to free my foot.

Overhead two helicopter-sized pterodactyls circled the craggy summit. The wind from their leathery wings buffeted the two of us. I think the air they circulated stopped the patches of lava from cooking us alive, but what do I know?

“We better get moving, Grady. Leave your sneaker. We are risking getting burned by staying too long in one spot.” The ever-practical Aarush reasoned as he pulled the velcro releasing my foot. I wobbled, then fell to one knee.

“Do you think they’re real?” I hollered to my friend over the noise, pointing upward. 


Author Interview

1. Can you describe your dream home?
I built my dream home with my husband close to thirty years ago. I had a wish list and ticked off each thing. It's a post-modern colonial that looks like it has been here for 200 years. I have an excellent library, a jewel box of a dining room, and a living room with a 17thcentury fireplace mantle from a French mansion.
  I filled it with antiques and artwork and I walk through the house loving every corner of it.

2. If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?
I make a marvelous chicken soup. It will change your life.

3. Tell us about the absolute BEST fan letter you have received.
When a mother wrote that one of my books helped her daughter get through a trying time. It was an Oh Susannah book. She wrote that it helped her as well as her child deal with an issue.

4. Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book; where would you most likely want to go?
There’s no place like home.

5. Who designed the book cover for the book you are touring?
Leerart. We placed an inquiry on 99 Designs, and they won. I love the cover.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children's books. Whether it's pirates, princesses, spies, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children of all ages.

Her best-selling book, The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids: 800+ Jokes! has reached number one on Amazon in March of 2020 and has remained in the top 200 books since then.

She published Mindfulness for Kids with J. Robin Albertson-Wren.

Carole has co-authored two self-help books. Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing with Julie A. Gerber, and Marketing Indieworld with both Julie A. Gerber and Angela Hausman.

Roman is the CEO of a global transportation company, as well as a practicing medium.

She also writes adult fiction under the name Brit Lunden and has created an anthology of the mythical town of Bulwark, Georgia with a group of indie authors.

Writing is her passion and one of her favorite pastimes. Roman reinvents herself frequently, and her family calls her the 'mother of reinvention.' She resides on Long Island, near her children and grandchildren.






Buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B4T6PWPH/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i3



One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.

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  1. Great interview, I enjoyed the excerpt and Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex sounds like an entertaining read that the kids will really enjoy!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a terrific day!

  2. This sounds like an interesting read.

  3. Thank you for sharing the author's interview, bio and book details, I have enjoyed reading this post and I am looking forward to reading Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex with my grandchildren

  4. This sounds like a really great YA adventure book.


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