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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

☀ un/FAIR - Steven Harper

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for un/FAIR, a Middle Grade novel by (, Month9Books, LLC, 214 pages).

Don't miss our Guest Post by author Steven Harper.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below. Read various excerpts with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Steven Harper will be awarding a scrabble tile book cover charm (US ONLY), or one of five (5) digital copies of un/FAIR by Steven Harper (INT) to randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


Synopsis | Teaser | Author Guest Post | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

It's difficult enough to live in the neighborhood "freakazoid" house. It's even more difficult when you're autistic and neither your family nor best friend really understands you. So when Ryan November wakes up on his eleventh birthday with the unexpected ability to see the future, he braces himself for trouble.
But even his newfound power doesn't anticipate that the fair folk--undines, salamanders, gnomes, and sylphs--want him dead, dead, dead.

Ryan races to defend himself and his family against unrelenting danger from the fairy realm so he can uncover the truth about his family history--and himself. Except as Ryan's power grows, the more enticing the fairy realm becomes, forcing him to choose between order and chaos, power and family. And for an autistic boy, such choices are never cut and dry.

Teaser: Excerpt

CHAPTER ONE


Ryan November woke up on his eleventh birthday and knew he’d be able to see the future by breakfast. He rolled over.His clock said 6:56, so he couldn’t get up for four more minutes.That was all right. He didn’t mind waiting.
      Not until he saw the string.
      The string was made of liquid silver and lay piled in the exact center of a perfect square of May sunshine on his bedroom floor.It gleamed where the sunlight struck it. Ryan stared. He had never seen it before. The messy string looked out of place in the perfectly neat room. In Ryan’s room, every piece of clothing hung in the closet or lay folded in a dresser drawer. Every book sat in alphabetical order on the shelf. Every toy and video game stood arranged in rows more orderly than troops of soldiers. The squiggle of silver string on the floor made Ryan’s head itch on the inside, where he couldn’t scratch. He wanted to pick the string up and put it away.
      The clock stopped him. The little red numbers read 6:57 now—three more minutes to go, even though he wanted to examine the string very badly.
      Maybe he could find a way around the problem.Automatically, Ryan ran a flowchart in his mind. If he had written it down, it would have looked like this:
     
The chart put him at “Stay in bed,” so he lay there, trying not to scratch his head or squirm with suspense, until at last the numbers flicked to 8:00. Ryan pushed the blankets aside and hurried over to pick up the string, still squiggled across the floor. The moment he touched it, the string moved on its own. It jumped into his hand like a little snake. He felt a cold, tingly sensation, and the string was gone. Instead, there was a perfect circle of raised skin around the palm of his left hand.

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About the Author

Steven Harper/Piziks is the author of multiple fantasy and science fiction novels written for adults, notably the Clockwork Empire and Silent Empire series for Roc as Steven Harper and movie novelizations and tie ins for Pocket Books as Steven Piziks (IDENTITY, THE EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING, GHOST WHISPERER: THE PLAUGE ROOM).

He’s also the father of an autistic son.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

Enter to win a scrabble tile book cover charm (US ONLY), or one of five (5) digital copies of un/FAIR by Steven Harper (INT).
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Sep 5 – Rockin’ Book Reviews
Sep 5 – Writer’s Alley
Sep 6 – Books,Dreams,Life
Sep 6 – Chapter by Chapter
Sep 7 – The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
Sep 8 – The Avid Reader
Sep 9 – Seraphina Reads
Sep 12 – Don’t Judge, Read
Sep 12 – Christy’s Cozy Corners
Sep 13 – BooksChatter
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Sep 14 – 6 Feet Under Books
Sep 15 – Diana’s Book Reviews
Sep 15 – The Alchemy of Ink
Sep 16 – WS Momma Readers Nook

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