Welcome one and all!
It is with great pleasure that I present to you a truly thrilling tale of adventure, steampunky-aesthetics, and re-imagined fairy-tale.
My slot in the “The Yellow Hoods” Virtual Book Tour features book details, 2 lists of a musically inclined nature, and a rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win all four (4) books in The Yellow Hoods series!
Finally, you can read all about the book in my review. Just click on the link~
The Yellow Hoods Series:
As the Yellow Hoods series starts, we see a pastoral world on the brink of a great change. Steam-based and other technologies are emerging, hence the genre “Emergent Steam Punk”. But this is written in the tradition of hard science fiction– you will find no gratuitous gears here. In the series, Adam Dreece masterfully weaves together familiar elements from fairy tales with realistic characters, bringing them to life. Here we meet the Nikolas Klaus: a kind of fusion of Santa Claus and Nikola Tesla and his granddaughter, young Tee who evokes Little Red Riding Hood but with the force of personality of a Katniss (Hunger Games) or Buffy (aka the Vampire Slayer). You may laugh and you may cry, but I guarantee you will enjoy the ride.
Someone is on the hunt for the steam engine plans, and believes that master inventor, Nikolas Klaus, has them. Thought dead by most, and forgotten by many, the quiet grandfather has been living for years in the sleepy mountain town of Minette, keeping his inventions mostly to himself and watching his granddaughter grow up.
Twelve-year-old Tee, and her two best friends, Elly and Richy, come together as the heroic Yellow Hoods in the face of life threatening danger. Whose side are the Cochon brothers on, and will they tip the balance? Will Nikolas’ ties to one of the secret societies cost him Tee’s life?
In an act of desperation, inventor Maxwell Watt sends his teenage son to Nikolas Klaus with the secret plans for his steam engine. The Fare, a nefarious secret society, learns of the game-changing invention and accelerate their timeline to neutralize Klaus and reclaim control over the kingdoms.
While wars spark to the south, children in Mineau have started to go missing–again. Captain Archambault suspects the return of the Ginger Lady. With the help of the Yellow Hoods and their friends, the search is on to find the missing children before it is too late.
What is the secret that ties the Yellow Hoods to the Ginger Lady? Who are the Red Hoods really?
More than a hundred years ago, a king declared that all geniuses, scientists and inventors were abominations, save for those willing to become his Conventioneers. His edict spread like wildfire through the kingdoms, and drove the hunted into the arms of the secret societies, the Tub and the Fare.
Decades later, having taken control of the remains of the crushed Fare, a young Marcus Pieman follows up on rumors of a homeless, teenage Abominator in his city. When the scared Nikolas Klaus looked up at Marcus for the first time, a tremendous bond was forged.
A betrayal leads Tee to a showdown with her greatest foe. Who breaks and who lays bleeding in the middle of nowhere?
And Mounira learns the truth about the once great inventor, Christophe Creangle.
YOU CAN FIND & PURCHASE ALL BOOKS IN THE SERIES HERE:
(For Each Individual Book)
Book 1 – Along Came A Wolf: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon.ca | B&N
Book 2 – Breadcrumb Trail: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon.ca | B&N
Book 3 – All The King’s Men: Goodreads | Amazon
Now I turn it over to our guest author…
3 Bands that Inspire me, but not for their music
They were highly skilled musicians who made music that sounded simple, yet no matter how much other bands tried to copy them, they couldn’t. For me they represent the genius it takes to weave something simple.
The Bare Naked Ladies
This great Canadian band not only achieved stardom, but then in true Canadian fashion, worked to help other bands achieve greatness. BNL had to bust down doors to get where they did, and then they invited others through those busted down doors. One day, if I become famous, I want to follow their example. While I’m getting there, I’ll continue to share what I learn.
Some would argue that what I said about the Police should be said about the Beatles, but I’m actually not a big fan of their music. However, I can’t refute their timeless nature and appeal, seeing generation after generation become fans and recognize them as a great band. Whenever I catch their music on, I listen for what makes it constantly rise above so much other music and try to take inspiration from it.
Albums I listened to A LOT when writing book 3
Elysion – Someplace Better [LISTEN HERE]
Elysion – Silent Scream [LISTEN HERE]
Evanescence – Evanescence [LISTEN HERE]
Evanescence – The Open Door [LISTEN HERE]
Assassin’s Creed 3 [LISTEN HERE]
Jesus Jones – Doubt [LISTEN HERE]
We Are The Fallen – Tear the World Down [LISTEN HERE]
Enaid – Avalon – a Celtic Legend [LISTEN HERE]
Sabaton – Heroes [LISTEN HERE]
Sabaton – Coat of Arms [LISTEN HERE]
Adam Dreece burst onto the young adult fiction scene in 2014. His debut novel, Along Came a Wolf, hit the shelves in April, launching what is now the bestselling series The Yellow Hoods. Book Two, Breadcrumb Trail, quickly followed in September, locking in Dreece’s status as a force to be reckoned with. Now Book Three, All the King’s-Men, is about to be released and is expected to take its place on the Amazon and Calgary Herald Best Seller Lists, alongside its predecessors.
For twenty-five years Adam had written stories and set them aside, including a memoir covering his battle with terrible scar pain and then being hit with severe asthma. He’d always given the priority and focus to his technical career. In January 2015, he became a full time author.
Adam’s a devoted husband and father of three great kids. Though driven, he ensures there is always time for his family, fans, and fellow authors. With his tween daughter as his muse and the first to hear the rough drafts, it’s no surprise that he’s a huge proponent of strong female characters, something very clear in The Yellow Hoods.
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