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Wednesday 22 July 2015

☀ Soaked - A.J. Cosmo

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Soaked, a middle-grade fiction book by (, Thought Bubble Publishing, 132 pages).

You can read the first six pages on Amazon. Soaked is FREE with Kindle Unlimited. Here you will find the book's synopsis, an excerpt and a Q&A with Author A.J. Cosmo.   The cover pictured on this page is the latest version, released just a few days ago!

Author A.J. Cosmo will be awarding a $75 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner 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, guest posts, reviews and Q&As; also the more comments you leave the higher your chances of being a winner.

Synopsis | Teaser | About the Author | Author Q&A | Giveaway & Tour Stops


What a way to start summer… I should have never stood up to that bully Jacob. It was just a water balloon thrown to save my friend’s behind during recess. Now we’re on a bus heading home and everyone gets the same text: “$500 gift card and full immunity to the kid that brings me Aiden- Jacob.” I’m Aiden by the way, and the entire fourth grade is staring at me. Hopefully, with my friend’s help, we can get off at the next stop, three miles from my house, and make it home before the entire neighborhood finds us.

Soaked is the first middle-grade novel by author/illustrator A.J. Cosmo. Filled with humor and suspense, this surprising page turner is a tale of friendship, courage, and standing up for what’s right. For 3rd-5th grade readers.

Teaser: Excerpt

We ran into the woods and weaved through the trees. Ben grabbed my hand and pulled me into one of the crusty drainpipes that marked where future homes would be put. We waited there for the patrol to run past.

"You left him," Ben said.

"You left him? How about we left him?" I said.

"It was your idea to make a break for it. Your plan, you're blame," Ben growled.

We stopped, looked out of the pipe, and waited for the sound of the rallying kids to come near.

"I'm sorry," I said as I looked down at the dirt.

Feet stomped by overhead and we dropped our voices.

Ben shook his head. "They're not after me," Ben whispered. "I could walk out right now and no one would care."

"Don't say that," I said. I couldn’t help but feel a bit betrayed. "What makes you think they wouldn't bother you?"

"I nearly got soaked back there." He pulled out his cell phone. He looked at his phone as if it was the most precious thing in the world. And you know what? To him, it was. I knew that if something happened to it that it would take at least three grades before he would be able to get a new one.

"Is it okay?" I asked, not caring about the phone at all.

He tapped the phone. Then he shook it, pawed it, and pleaded with it.

It didn't work.

Soaked - available NOW!

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About the Author

A.J. Cosmo is the author and illustrator of over forty children’s books including the best-selling “The Monster That Ate My Socks”.

His stories are crafted to help parents teach their children simple everyday lessons in an easy to understand manner. By artfully marrying beautiful illustrations and language, children are challenged to explore his magical worlds. Written for the transitional reader, A.J.'s stories allow your child to develop and master a new level of reading.

He lives and works in Los Angeles, loves reading and video games, and is hard at work finishing the Monsters A to Z series. “Soaked” is A.J.’s first middle-grade novel.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow Soaked's tour at:

July 6: Yeah Books!
July 7: Queen of All She Reads
July 8: Rogues Angels
July 9: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
July 10: Undercover Book Reviews - review
July 13: Independent Authors
July 14: Natural Bri - Pursuits of Life - review only
July 15: Unabridged Andra's
July 16: Books in the Hall
July 17: Straight from the Library
July 20: The Reading Addict - review
July 21: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
July 22: Room With Books - review only
July 22: BooksChatter
July 23: The Write To Read
July 24: Long and Short Reviews YA


Ben said...

Sounds like a good read! Thank you for sharing your book!

Unknown said...

Love the cover! Great interview and excerpt! This sounds like an amazing book! Thank you for sharing!

Patrick Siu said...

Sounds intriguing and entertaining, will have to read soon. Thanks for the giveaway.