Jo Ann Arnold - Prince Etcheon and the Secret of the Ancient

Saturday, June 18, 2011

19. Prince Etcheon and the Secret of the Ancient by Jo Ann Arnold (2008)
Length: 320 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 10 June 2011
Finished: 18 June 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Jo Ann for sending me a copy to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 20 April 2011
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and Jo Ann Arnold is a new author for me.

Etcheon tries to live with the grief of his Granna Fela's passing, however the day after she is buried, Etcheon is visited by a stranger who claims that Etcheon is being followed by evil. Etcheon is shocked to learn that he is descended from royalty and that his Granna Fela was not his grandmother.

Now, Etcheon goes on a quest to discover his history; aided by special animals and a girl from a different realm who agrees to be his tutor, he searches for a way to save his parents and his kingdom from a horrible evil. He will learn about love, loyalty and friendship along the way.

I enjoyed this book very much. There are wonderful characterizations and themes throughout. I give it an A+!

A+! - (96-100%)

May you read well and often

Blog Tour For It Came From ‘70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now by Connie Corcoran Wilson From July 11, 2011 to July 25, 2011 - Come Join Us!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Connie Corcoran Wilson will be touring the blogosphere to promote her non-fiction book It Came From the ‘70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Premier Virtual Author Book Tours and will last from July 11, to July 25, 2011!

It Came From the ‘70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now Blog Tour Information: 

Meet Connie Corcoran Wilson

Connie (Corcoran) Wilson (MS + 30) graduated from the University of Iowa and Western Illinois University, with additional study at Northern Illinois, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. She taught writing at six Iowa/Illinois colleges and has written for five newspapers and seven blogs, including Associated Content (now owned by Yahoo) which named her its 2008 Content Producer of the Year. She is an active, voting member of HWA (Horror Writers Association). Her stories and interviews with writers like David Morrell, Joe Hill, Kurt Vonnegut, Frederik Pohl and Anne Perry have appeared online and in numerous journals. 

Her work has won prizes from Whim’s Place Flash Fiction, Writer’s Digest (Screenplay) and she will have 12 books out by the end of the year. Connie reviewed film and books for the Quad City Times (Davenport, Iowa) for 12 years and wrote humor columns and conducted interviews for the (Moline, Illinois) Daily Dispatch and now blogs for 7 blogs, including television reviews and political reporting for Yahoo.

Connie lives in East Moline, Illinois with husband Craig and cat Lucy, and in Chicago, Illinois, where her son, Scott and daughter-in-law Jessica and their two-year-old twins Elise and Ava reside. Her daughter, Stacey, recently graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, as a Music Business graduate.

Connect and Socialize with Connie!

About It Came From the ‘70’s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now:

It Came From the ’70s is the book movie lovers old and new have been searching for. The 1970s represented a fertile decade that produced such films as: Alien, Dirty Harry, Apocalypse Now, The Exorcist, Chinatown, The French Connection, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Godfather (Parts I and II), Star Wars, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and many, many more. Featured in these pages are over 75 photos, major casts, a multitude of reviews, “Best of/Worst of” lists, and trivia for both the film buff and the uninitiated. 

It Came From the ’70s is a slice of film history, painstakingly documented by noted author and journalist Connie Corcoran Wilson. The original reviews found here could not be replicated today. Consider them tiny time capsules capturing the zeitgeist of a decade.

It Came From the 70’s has won both the E-Lit award and also a Silver Feather from the IWPA/NWPA (Illinois Women’s Press Association, National Women’s Press Association).

“This book is a wonderful and inclusive chronicle of the 1970’s.” - Mick Garris (American filmmaker/screenwriter/director)

“Once upon a time in a decade far, far away, people thrilled to movies that became legends. Grab a copy of Connie Corcoran Wilson’s great new movie review book, IT CAME FROM THE ’70s, and travel back to that time! Read Connie Corcoran Wilson’s IT CAME FROM THE ’70s. I wager you’ll be glad you did!” - C. Dean Andersson, Writer

“This is a terrific read. It’s full of interesting information about classic films, down to casting choices and anecdotes about actors and directors - in addition, there’s some wonderful critiquing of movies we’ve come to love, but the point of view here is unique. Connie Corcoran Wilson provides that uniqueness with her own brand of wit and style. If you grew up in the 70s or loved the movies that sprung from this decade, don’t miss out! Pick up a copy of this today!” - Benjamin K. Ethridge, Writer

“The sly comments done by author Connie Corcoran Wilson will have you reading and wanting more. If you enjoy movies from the ’70s as much as I do, you’ve got to have this one!!! - Reviewer

Purchase your copy from Amazon!

It Came From From the ‘70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now Book Publicity Tour:

Monday, July 11th - Book Review at Under my Apple Tree
Tuesday, July 12th - Book Review at Dan’s Journal
Wednesday, July 13th - Book Review at She Treads Softly
Wednesday, July 13th - Book Review at 5 Minutes For Books
Thursday, July 14th - Guest Post at She Treads Softly
Friday, July 15th - Book Review at Reading, Reading and Life
Friday, July 15th - Interview at Reading, Reading and Life
Sunday, July 17th - Guest Post at 5 Minutes For Books
Monday, July 18th - Interview at To Read or Not to Read
Tuesday, July 19th - Book Review at To Read or Not to Read
Tuesday, July 19th - Book Review at Satisfaction For Insatiable Readers
Wednesday, July 20th  - Interview at Satisfaction For Insatiable Readers
Wednesday, July 20th - Book Review at Books, Books the Magical Fruit
Thursday, July 21st - Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Friday, July 22nd - Book Release at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Monday, July 25th - Book Review at Babbling About Books and More

May you read well and often