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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Introducing Kurt Chambers and Truth Teller




Today is a special day. For the first time, I'm bringing a guest to the blog. Please everyone, welcome Kurt Chambers.

Kurt is in my YA Novel critique group on Writing.com, and has just published his first e-book, Truth Teller. Welcome to Fiction and Film, Kurt!



Thank you so much, Kate, for allowing me on your blog today as my Truth Teller Mystery Tour comes to New Zealand. This is my first stop, and it’s a real honour for me to be here.

I am delighted to announce that the first book in my children's fantasy series has finally been released. This story came into creation back in 2006 and has grown into a three book series. It's a truly delightful tale about a modern-day girl, Charlotte, who finds herself drawn into a world of fantasy.

I wrote this story especially for younger readers so they can enjoy the wonderful world of traditional fantasy. I was introduced into fantasy reading at a young age, but I always struggled with some of the classic tales. Even back then I can remember thinking, why do they have to make them so hard to read? Someone should write books like this for people like me. I never imagined I would one day write a fantasy series myself, but that's exactly what I did. I wrote these novels in a way that I would have liked them to read when I was a child.

Now, Truth Teller is ready to delight children throughout the world. My childhood dream has finally come alive. This book has been tested on my target audience and I'm pleased to say it was a massive success, not just with the children who read it, but with many adults too. I couldn't be more pleased by the excitement my story has created throughout the writing community. I longed for the day when I could release my story into the world, and now that time has come.

Here is a bit about the story.

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Ten-year-old Charlotte stumbles upon a strange shop when searching for a present. The creepy shopkeeper gives her an enchanting antique snow dome, but refuses to accept payment. All he asks is she promises to always tell the truth. She accepts his strange request.

Woken in the night, Charlotte is drawn by the globe’s eerie light and hypnotic power. With a sudden jerk, she finds herself stranded and all alone in a dark forest where she is discovered by a sword-wielding maniac. He calls himself, Elderfield, and he turns out to be a kind and brave teenage elf. He offers to take Charlotte to his family farm on a promise that he will help her find a way home.

They embark on an epic journey to find out why Charlotte has been brought to this realm and to pursue the one person who might be able to help, but none of them realise just how much is at stake. Strange things start to happen; visions come to her in dreams. They are hunted by real life monsters that attack with terrifying fury, but a far greater threat shadows their every move.

Fleeing for their lives, they reach the safety of an ancient mountain fortress and find the shopkeeper who gave Charlotte the dome. Her hopes of returning home are dashed as she is abducted by a druid assassin. Charlotte thinks she is defenceless against such a powerful foe, but in this realm, she is not the vulnerable little girl she thought she was.

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Your chance to win a free copy of Truth Teller:

As part of my blog tour, I would like offer all you blog readers a chance to win a free copy of my story. Simply read the post here, leave a comment below and share this post on Facebook or Twitter, or both if you’re feeling generous. One lucky commenter will win a free copy of Truth Teller in e-book format via virtual dice. Please mention in your comment where you’ve shared this link, and include an email address where I can send you your prize if you win. Thank you!

Truth Teller Reviews:

Dawne Dominique - Multi-published author and professional cover artist.

The Truth Teller is one of the best children's fantasy book I've read in a long while. Charlotte is so easy to picture in my mind, and the fantasy aspects are brilliant! There are underlying currents of "real life lessons" that are subtly included...ideal for parents looking for that perfect bedtime story to read to their children. I loved the entire premise of the novel and will definitely be purchasing the next ones in this series.

Kurt Chambers has captured the genre with a wonderful story that will delight many a child's (and adult's) imagination.

Annie McMahon - Editor, published author and Novel Workshop moderator.

This book has everything a bestseller should have: compelling story, endearing characters, vivid descriptions, genuine emotions, and a lot of surprising twists and turns. This is a story about a friendship that transcends race, gender, age, and even realms, between Charlotte, a ten-year-old girl, and Elderfield, a teenage elf. Beautiful and heartwarming. I strongly recommend it and have reviewed Kurt’s story on my blog, Dutch Hill News.

Ralene Burke – Writer, Editor for Wives in Bloom:

Honestly, I can’t wait until my kids are old enough to read these books. Kurt has written an amazing series that emphasizes such wonderful themes as friendship, family, hope, and faith. I’ve read Truth Teller and Wrath of Siren and, even though they are MG, enjoyed them immensely. If you’re looking for wholesome reads for your children, check out the next big thing for MG.

Truth Teller is available in all e-book formats from here:

Amazon UK: Click here to sample or buy

Amazon US: Click here to sample or buy

Smashwords: Click here to sample or buy

Goodreads: Click here to sample or buy

Shelfari: Click here to sample or buy

Barnes & Noble: Click here to sample or buy

You can connect with the author at:

Author’s Web page http://kurtchambers.net/

Author’s Blog http://geniusborderinginsanity.blogspot.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/emailmanROCKS

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kurt-Chambers/296957780317055


5 comments:

  1. Thank you, Kate :) I'm your first guest? That's even more awesome! I feel so special :)

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  2. Nice one Kurt :D .. Cant wait to read your book :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Neha :) Thanks for visiting, it's really appreciated.

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  3. From one kiwi to the other, great post, Kate!

    Kurt, I truly wish you well with Truth Teller. It sounds like a magical series :)

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    1. Thank you Wendy :) I can't wait to visit your blog later in the week!

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