Joshua and the Arrow Realm (Lightning Road #2)
by Donna Galanti
Publication Date: August 30, 2016
Publisher: Tantrum Books
Joshua never thought he’d return to the world of Nostos so soon. But, when King Apollo needs his help in the Arrow Realm, Joshua’s will and powers will be tested in order to save him.
With his loyalties divided between our world and theirs, Joshua wonders whether he alone can restore magic to the twelve powerless Olympian heirs, or whether he is being tricked into making the one mistake that might cost them all.
JOSHUA AND THE ARROW REALM is the exciting follow up to JOSHUA THE LIGHTNING ROAD which the Midwest Book Review called, “a heart-pounding thrill ride.”
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
Stay away from the window, don’t go outside when it’s storming and whatever you do, do not touch the orb.
Twelve-year-old Joshua Cooper’s grandpa has always warned him about the dangers of lightning. But Joshua never put much stock in his grandpa’s rumblings as anything more than the ravings of an old man with a vast imagination. Then one night, when Joshua and his best friend are home alone during a frightful storm, Joshua learns his grandpa was right. A bolt of lightning strikes his house and whisks away his best friend—possibly forever.
To get him back, Joshua must travel the Lightning Road to a dark place that steals children for energy. But getting back home and saving his friend won’t be easy, as Joshua must face the terrifying Child Collector and fend off ferocious and unnatural beasts intent on destroying him.
In this world, Joshua possesses powers he never knew he had, and soon, Joshua’s mission becomes more than a search for his friend. He means to send all the stolen children home—and doing so becomes the battle of his life.
Donna is the author of the Joshua and the Lightning Road series and the Element Trilogy. She is a contributing editor to International Thriller Writers the Big Thrill magazine and blogs at www.project-middle-grade-mayhem.blogs…, a cooperative of published middle grade authors. Visit her at www.donnagalanti.com and www.ElementTrilogy.com. Donna wanted to be a writer ever since she wrote a murder mystery screenplay at seven and acted it out with the neighborhood kids. She attended an English school housed in a magical castle, where her wild imagination was held back only by her itchy uniform (bowler hat and tie included!). There she fell in love with the worlds of C.S. Lewis and Roald Dahl, and wrote her first fantasy about Dodo birds, wizards, and a flying ship (and has been writing fantasy ever since). She’s lived in other exotic locations, including her family-owned campground in New Hampshire and in Hawaii where she served as a U.S. Navy photographer. She now lives with her family and two crazy cats in an old farmhouse and dreams of returning one day to a castle.
PLEASE WELCOME DONNA TO BOOKHOUNDS ya
1. What is on your nightstand?
Noise machine, my current work-in-progress printed out to read, two piles of books that include a mix of biography, self-help, and none fiction. Also two stuffed cat toys!
2. What author would you totally fan?
Dean Koontz! I gobbled up many of his books when I discovered him nearly thirty years ago. I am friends with his biographer, so that fuels it on. I am also fascinated by his writing habits, creative output, and how his life has fed into his stories.
3. What makes you cringe?
I have misophonia so some noises drive me crazy like the sounds of animals licking themselves, the clip-clip- clip of nail clippers, and my poor husband munching on his Cheerios! I have to remove myself from the room or I go bonkers.
4. Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I’ve done both for different books but I always have at least a synopsis even if not heavily plotted. My ideal book to write is one that has an outline but where the magic of organic discovery takes place. That being said, I always know the end and often write an end scene first!
5. Is there a word you love to use?
Spew! I am conscious of it now in my writing as my one friend pointed it out. Apparently, I also say a lot “You know what I’m saying?” I guess we all have those catch phrases we don’t realize we use a lot, you know what I’m saying?
Here is a photo of my cat Star. He really is like a shooting star! He jumps over my computer and knocks books off when I’m not paying attention to him. He also helps me keep my butt in the chair to write!
Giveaway Information: Contest ends September 16, 2016
- One (1) winner will receive a scrabble tile book cover charm (US ONLY)
- Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Joshua and the Lightning Road AND Joshua and the Arrow Realm by Donna Galanti (INT)