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Thursday 18 February 2016

☀☄ The Kid: Escape from the Past [2] - Annette Oppenlander

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Kid, a YA Historical Science Fiction novel by (, Lodestone Books, 308 pages).

This is the second book in the Escape from the Past trilogy.

Don't miss our interview with author Annette Oppenlander.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as info and trailer for the first book in the series.

Annette Oppenlander will be awarding a $25 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 (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

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


Time-traveling gamer, Max, embarks on a harrowing journey through the Wild West of 1881!

After a huge fight with his parents, Max tries to return to his love and his best friend, Bero, in medieval Germany. Instead he lands in 1881 New Mexico.

Struggling to get his bearings and coming to terms with Dr. Stuler’s evil computer game misleading him, he runs into Billy the Kid. To his amazement Billy isn’t at all the ruthless killer history made him out to be.

Trouble brews when a dying Warm Springs Apache gives Max a huge gold nugget to help his sister, Ela, escape from Fort Sumner. Shopping for supplies Max attracts the attention of ruthless bandits. Before Max can ask the Kid’s help, he and Ela are forced to embark on a journey to find his imaginary goldmine.

Teaser: Excerpt

     From my higher vantage point I noticed a dust cloud growing rapidly larger. And from it grew an apparition of terror as I’d never seen.
     Two dozen Indians galloped toward us, fanned out like the tip of an arrow. They rode bareback, their faces painted black, red and white, their long oiled hair flowing behind them. They wore leather pants with loin clothes and nothing but beads and feathers around their necks.
     “Indians,” I mumbled. I hadn’t even realized I said something except that Wade whipped around and followed my gaze.
     “Injuns, Boss,” he shouted. “Looks like Comanches.” He ripped his gun from the saddle holster, the other men following suit.
     The next moments were a blur. I felt myself slide off the donkey and race to the wagons for cover. The settlers were scrambling underneath, getting in position. The girl raced to grab the two little kids and shove them under the wagon.
     I watched in fascination. As if time had slowed to a crawl, the Indians, shrouded in a dust cloud, drew near. Their faces looked hideous with the war paint, but their cries were what made me tremble with terror. It sounded like something out of this world, eerie whoops that curdled my blood.
     I had no weapons. Even if I’d had any, my body was stiff with panic.

The Kid
Available for Pre-Order
Out on 26 Feb 2016!

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The Series: Escape from the Past

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

The Duke's Wrath [1]

When fifteen-year-old nerd and gamer Max Anderson thinks he's sneaking a preview of an unpublished video game, he doesn't realize that
  1. He's been chosen as a beta, an experimental test player.
  2. He’s playing the ultimate history game, transporting him into the actual past: anywhere and anytime.
  3. Survival is optional: to return home he must decipher the game's rules and complete its missions—if he lives long enough. To fail means to stay in the past—forever.
Now Max is trapped in medieval Germany, unprepared and clueless. It is 1471 and he quickly learns that being an outcast may cost him his head. Especially after rescuing a beautiful peasant girl from a deadly infection and thus provoking sinister wannabe Duke Ott.

Overnight he is dragged into a hornets' nest of feuding lords who will stop at nothing to bring down the conjuring stranger in their midst.

[Published 31 July 2015, 300 pages]

About the Author

Annette Oppenlander writes historical fiction for young adults. When she isn’t in front of her computer, she loves indulging her dog, Mocha, and traveling around the U.S. and Europe to discover amazing histories.

“Nearly every place holds some kind of secret, something that makes history come alive. When we scrutinize people and places closely, history is no longer a number, it turns into a story.”

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Annette Oppenlander said...

Hello, I'm really excited be here today to comment and answer your questions.

Danielle merkle said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

MomJane said...

Really enjoyed both excerpt. Sounds fascinating.

Karla S said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Annette Oppenlander said...

Thank you, Jane.

Annette Oppenlander said...

You're welcome, glad you're participating.

Annette Oppenlander said...

Thank you, Rita.

Annette Oppenlander said...

You are welcome, Danielle!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your book. It wounds wonderful.

Victoria Alexander said...

Really great teaser, I'm looking forward to reading the entire book :)

Amy Friedentag said...

Thanks for the chance!

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great read, thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

I love the sound of this one. Thank you for sharing.

Nikolina said...

Really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

Sue A. said...

It is always interesting to see if we can take our knowledge gained in present time and make use of it in the past. Sounds like a great adventure.