We are pleased to be coordinating a Book Review Blitz for the thrilling sci-fi adventure for middle grade or young adults, “A Pair of Docks” by Jennifer Ellis. Want more info about this terrific book? Check out my review. (Blitz ends Jan 15, 2014).
Details of This Book Review Blitz
You will be provided with an electronic copy of the book (pdf and mobi ). You will have until January 15, 2014 to post a review to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website. Posting to Amazon is mandatory. Once you post your review to one or more of these sites, you will have the opportunity to enter a draw for a $50 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash) using the Rafflecopter widget below.
* You can earn 5 extra entries if you post your review to Amazon before December 20, 2014. *
NOTE: Reviews must be at least 5 sentences specifying what you liked (or didn’t like) about the book and who you would recommend the book to if asked. We understand that some of you may not enjoy the book – ALL REVIEWS are welcome but we do expect honest, fair, and thoughtful reviews of the book. Regardless of whether you like the book or not, please tell us why – constructive and respectful feedback is always helpful to an author.
*At the conclusion of the Book Review Blitz, I will be posting excerpts from the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, and will be including links back to your post if you posted a review of the book on your website. *
About the Book
Title: A Pair of Docks (Derivatives of Displacement, Book #1) | Author: Jennifer Ellis | Publication Date: Dec. 8, 2013 | Publisher: Moonbird Press | Number of pages: 308 | Recommended age: 10+
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Abbey Sinclair likes to spend her afternoons in the physics lab learning about momentum and gravitational pull. But her practical scientific mind is put to the test when her older brother, Simon, discovers a mysterious path of stones that allows them, along with Abbey’s twin, Caleb, to travel back and forth between their world and what appears to be…the future. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones who know about the stones, and they soon realize their lives are in danger from a man known only as Mantis. Abbey, Caleb, and Simon must follow a twisting trail of clues that will lead them from their autistic neighbor, Mark, to a strange professor who claims to know the rules of the stones, and to multiple futures—some of whose inhabitants don’t want to stay put. It will take all of Abbey’s analytical skills to unravel the secrets of the stones, uncover the threads that tie the futures together, thwart Mantis’s plan, and, most importantly, keep her family alive—now and in the future. A Pair of Docks explores Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, the meaning of time, the potential for parallel universes, and the boundary between science and witchcraft. It is the first novel in the Derivatives of Displacement series.
The Buzz About the Book
“A wonderfully fun story with great character development (the kids were great!). I enjoyed this book actually more than A Wrinkle In Time (I always felt like Madeleine L’Engle didn’t really like her male characters).” ~ 5 Star Review, JRM “avid reader”, Amazon
“Let me say upfront that I stayed up nearly all night reading this book…yes, it’s that good. I was swept up with the characters and their lives and could not put the book down until I had finished it.” ~ 5 Star Review, Judith M., Goodreads
“I was drawn into the story almost immediately and found myself eagerly awaiting getting back to it every night. The writing is skillfully done and the characters come alive with dialogue that is real and natural. If you liked Harry Potter you will love this.” ~ 5 Star Review, KindledSynapse, Amazon
About the Author: Jennifer Ellis
Jennifer Ellis lives in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada with her husband, two sons and geriatric cat. She can generally be found writing, running, spending too much time on skis, and working as an environmental researcher. She writes science fiction, fantasy, and post-apocalyptic fiction for kids and adults. You can subscribe to her blog for the latest book news and industry insights at www.jenniferellis.ca.
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Before you sign up, please remember that I have a THREE STRIKE POLICY. If you sign up for a Book Review Blitz and I send you a copy of the book, you are expected to follow through and post reviews (minimum the mandatory option as described below). Unless you provide me with an explanation, failing to post in three blitzes will result in your ineligibility to receive free copies of books through Mother Daughter Book Review’s Promotional Services.
Step 1: Sign-up for this blogger opportunity using the Google Doc Form below
Step 2: Receive and read a copy of the book
Once you sign up to participate in this Book Review Blitz, you will receive a Dropbox invitation to grab an electronic copy of the book you requested for review. If you do not receive this email within 3 days of signing up, please send me an email to let me know: renee(@)motherdaughterbookreviews(.)com and be sure to remove the brackets in the email address. I will send you an email reminder to post your review 14 days, 7 days, and 1 day before the blitz ends.
Step 3: Post your review of the book to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website
Once you finish reading the book, you may post your review to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website. Posting your review to Amazon is mandatory and posting to Goodreads, and/or your website is optional. Posting to Amazon, Goodreads, and your website will earn you an extra 5 entries into the giveaway. Posting to Amazon U.S. is preferred, but if this is not possible, you may post to your home country’s Amazon site. The deadline for posting your review is January 15, 2014 (i.e., the Rafflecopter widget will be closed for entries). * You can earn 5 extra entries if you post your review to Amazon before December 20, 2014. *
Here are the links to the book on Amazon and Goodreads (also found in Rafflecopter):
Step 4: Enter the giveaway for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash).
Once your review is posted publicly on Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website, you can enter the giveaway below, making sure to add your links as requested. You can find the link to this blitz in the menu above under “Current Blitzes”. Good luck and thanks so much!
a Rafflecopter giveaway