Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Inside the mind of a Bibliophile: Benjamin McTish and the Wizards of Coranim by June...

Here's a great inside review for book two…The Wizards of Coranim…enjoy!

Inside the mind of a Bibliophile: Benjamin McTish and the Wizards of Coranim by June...: I must admit upfront, I actually gave up this book halfway. But a dialog with the lovely (and she is lovely, you'll learn more later) ...

Monday, May 26, 2014


Today I received an email from Nicola in the UK, explaining that she really enjoyed Benjamin McTish and the Door Through the Grandfather Tree and was wondering when book two, Benjamin McTish and The Wizards of Coranim would be available on Amazon, as she has not seen it yet.

Well after I got over the fact that I had such a devout fan across the pond, I wrote her immediately and explained what I'm about to share with you.  I  figure other people are wondering the same, and since I'm very behind on that original release date here's the update status on Book Two.

I've just finished with hopefully the last proof, I will receive the copy this week and if all goes well we will be up and running and available on Amazon next week.  If there is a glitch, and the only one I can think may be possible is the inside map…having issues with that in a few ways…really hoping to keep it in, however, if I can't get this square this week I'm going to take it out and the book release should stay right on track for the following week.  The map is on the back cover, so at least you'll be able to look it over and get a better view and understanding of Coranim.  I think I'll include it here today just for fun.

It will take another week to get the ebook version set up in all the formats and venues for ebooks, so keep that in mind.

I'm beginning a new three day tour with Mel over at Girls Heart Books in a month I believe, so will keep you up to date on that as well.  We are revisiting several reviewers of the first book to review this second book.  I also have two or three coming from some reviewers from another tour I did, those should begin fairly soon.

Having said all this, I'm off to begin Chapter One of Book Three, Benjamin McTish and the Hidden Caverns of Bristonbel.

Thx for all your support and I hope you all enjoy this new book as much as I did writing it…it's really bumped up a notch in action and excitement, so I can't wait to hear what you think.

Monday, May 19, 2014


Welcome to Pressed Leaf Publishing, 
we're bringing you a YA tour from 
Goddess Fish Promotions.
The Eye-Dancers, by Michael S. Fedison.
This sounds like a really good read, just the beginning
chapter presented below grabs my attention…I think I'll
get my own copy and continue.  Mr. Fedison is presenting
a GIVEAWAY of a 25 GC to a random commenter. 
 So be sure to leave a comment to enter your name, 
and follow along with the tour to enter again.
Although you know us, we like you to leave a
 comment just so we know you were here.
Enjoy the rest of the tour!
Thx for stopping by, PLP.


Seventh-grader Mitchell Brant and three of his classmates inexplicably wake up at the back edge of a softball field to the sounds of a game, the cheering of the crowd. None of them remembers coming here. And as they soon learn, “here” is like no place they’ve ever seen. Cars resemble antiques from the 1950s. There are no cell phones, no PCs. Even the spelling of words is slightly off.

A compulsive liar, constantly telling fantastic stories to garner attention and approval, Mitchell can only wish this were just one more of his tall tales. But it isn’t. It’s all too real. Together, as they confront unexpected and life-threatening dangers, Mitchell and his friends must overcome their bickering and insecurities to learn what happened, where they are, and how to get back home.

The answers can be found only in the mysterious little girl with the blue, hypnotic eyes. The one they had each dreamed of three nights in a row before arriving here. She is their only hope. And, as they eventually discover, they are her only hope.

 And time is running out.



(Opening of the book)

 Peering out his bedroom window, his eyes flattened into squinting slits, Mitchell Brant saw her. 
“No,” he said.  “It can’t be her.  It can’t be.” 
But it was.  She had come again. 
He looked away, at the night-shadows on the floor, at the sheets jumbled and strewn on his bed.  Maybe she wasn’t really out there.  Maybe it was just an illusion, some odd distortion of the light.

He looked out the window. 

She was still there. 

He felt the fine hairs at the nape of his neck stand up.  Gooseflesh, cold against the stifling humidity filtering in through the open window, speckled his forearms. 

The girl was standing under the streetlamp, looking straight in at him—the same way she had last night and the night before.  She was just a child, probably no more than seven years old—his sister’s age.  What was she doing out in the street, alone, well past midnight?  Was she a runaway?  And why had she come three nights in a row?

He tried to look away again, but he couldn’t.  It was as though the girl had cast a spell over him.  “What’s with you?” he said to himself.  “Just go back to sleep.”  Instead, he stood up.  She had raised her right arm above her head, waving at him frantically.

“Help me.”  The voice filtered in through the window.  “Why don’t you . . .?”  The girl’s voice.  And yet, there was something different about it, something off.  It sounded hollow, as if it had originated from a dark place, a secret place, cold like the grave.  


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Michael S. Fedison was born in Rochester, New York, and now lives with his wife, Sarah, and regal cat, Luke, in the green hills of central Vermont. Michael has been writing creatively for as long as he can remember, and has had short fiction published in several literary magazines, including Iconoclast and The Written Word. He works as a full-time technical writer and also is a freelance proofreader and copy editor.

Michael has been a lover of imaginative stories his entire life. He enjoys any story that takes you by the hand, lifts you up, and transports you to another place, a new and creative way of looking at the world around us.

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