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Book Review/1st Chapter Reveal-Forward to Camelot-Susan Sloate and Kevin Finn

Monday, December 2, 2013


Join Susan Sloate and Kevin Finn, authors of the thriller/suspense novel, Forward to Camelot: 50th Anniversary Edition, as they tour the blogosphere December 2 – January 31 on their first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! To see a list of the other bloggers participating in this tour click here.

I was 13 years old in 1963 and remember the day JFK was shot like it was yesterday. I was in school and they called us all into the auditorium to let us know. We were all in shock. The entire country was in shock. The one picture that still is in my mind is of his little boy saluting his Dad's grave-standing next to his Mom and sister. It was heart wrenching. Even though this novel is totally fiction there is a part of me that wishes it could really happen!

Imagine being able to time travel and change the course of history-even though you really aren't supposed to. When Cady Cuyler is "fired" from her long running acting job in a soap opera she is upset-but more about how she will be able to take care of her Mom, who has never recovered from her husbands, Cady's Dad, disappearance just before Cady was born. Given a tip about an acting job from her ex husband who is also her agent she meets with an elderly gentleman who is bound and determined to acquire the Bible owned by JFK. It just so happens that this gentleman's son has created a time machine-and after much thought-Cady agrees. Her Dad disappeared at about the same time as she will be time traveling to and she really does want to know what happened to her father. What she finds is not what she expects. I am very glad I read this novel and give it a 5 star!

About the Book: (from Amazon)



WHERE WERE YOU THE DAY KENNEDY WAS SAVED?
On the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination comes a new edition of the extraordinary time-travel thriller first published in 2003 with a new Afterword from the authors.

On November 22, 1963, just hours after President Kennedy’s assassination, Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as President aboard Air Force One using JFK’s own Bible. Immediately afterward, the Bible disappeared. It has never been recovered. Today, its value would be beyond price.

In the year 2000, actress Cady Cuyler is recruited to return to 1963 for this Bible—while also discovering why her father disappeared in the same city, on the same tragic day. Finding frightening links between them will lead Cady to a far more perilous mission: to somehow prevent the President’s murder, with one unlikely ally: an ex-Marine named Lee Harvey Oswald.

Forward to Camelot: 50th Anniversary Edition brings together an unlikely trio: a gallant president, the young patriot who risks his own life to save him, and the woman who knows their future, who is desperate to save them both.

History CAN be altered …

Read the first 4 Chapters at Amazon - click here

Purchase this book at Amazon

About the Authors: (from Amazon)

Susan Sloat



Author of STEALING FIRE (#2 Amazon bestseller and Quarter-Finalist in 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest), co-author of FORWARD TO CAMELOT: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION and REALIZING YOU. 2003 edition of FORWARD TO CAMELOT, a time-travel thriller, was a finalist in 3 book competitions: 2004 IPPY Awards, 2004 Arizona Authors Assn. Literary Competition and 2008 Beach Read Competition. It was also a #6 Amazon bestseller in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, optioned in 2005 by Fast Carrier Pictures for film. Also author of 17 published young-adult books (fiction and non-fiction, sports, biography, romance, etc), which includes Silver Medal/2007 Children's Moonbeam Awards, for RAY CHARLES: FIND ANOTHER WAY! from Bearport Publishing. MYSTERIES UNWRAPPED: THE SECRETS OF ALCATRAZ (2008, Sterling Publisher) led to author appearance on MYSTERY QUEST: ALCATRAZ, a special for The History Channel, summer 2009. Playwright of two produced plays, screenwriter (2 screen properties optioned), sportswriter (major-league baseball and power volleyball). Founded and chaired the East Cooper Authors Festival in May 2007, a program that brought together published authors with students from primary schools through high school outside Charleston, South Carolina in programs designed to excite students about reading. Inaugural program reached more than 8,000 students in one day.

Kevin Finn (from Pump Up Your Book)


After beginning his career as a television news and sports writer-producer, KEVIN FINN moved on to screenwriting and has authored more than a dozen screenplays. He is a freelance script analyst and has worked for the prestigious American Film Institute Writer’s Workshop Program. He now produces promotional trailers, independent film projects including the 2012 documentary SETTING THE STAGE: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and local content for Princeton Community Television. His next novel, Banners Over Brooklyn, will be released in 2014.

For updates and more information about Forward to Camelot: 50th Anniversary Edition, please visit http://susansloate.com




I received an e-book edition of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinions. For more information please check my Disclosure Statement. Our giveaways are in no way sponsored or promoted by Facebook.

29 comments :

susansloate said...

Thanks so much for hosting us today, and for the great review! So happy you enjoyed the book!

Annemarie said...

What a great review. I have been looking for a new book to read and always rather try on that someone recommends.

Annie said...

That sounds like an awesome book to read! I really do wonder what happened to her father, hmmm :)

Masshole Mommy said...

I think this book sounds awesome. As much as I would like to read it, my husband would LOVE to read it. He's fascinated by anything related to JFK and his assassination.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You sure left us with a hook there! I am dying to know what happened to her dad. I guess I'll have to read to find out!

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

I'm not really much of a reader but this seem to be an interesting type of book!

susansloate said...

Thanks to everyone who responded--and hope you'll check out the book's Amazon page for sample chapters and more reviews--we're so gratified that readers seem to love it and once they've started, they usually don't stop! Hope that will be the case with you, too!

AMBER EDWARDS said...

This sounds like such a fun read. Normally time travel can get confusing this one sounds like to follows more the adventure instead of the "sci-fi" behind time travel.

mail4rosey said...

Time travel is such an intriguing topic. I wonder if we'd do it if we could...so hard to say!!! Thank you for the chapter reveal!

April @Pixie Dust Savings said...

I would be interested in this book. I think Billy Graham was friends with JFK, as he is with most of the presidents. Thanks for the wonderful review!

Pam said...

This sounds like an interesting book! Thank you for sharing.

susansloate said...

Thank y'all (I live in the South) for the nice comments! I agree about time travel - I've thought hard about what I'd do if I really could choose to go back in time - honestly not sure if I would or not! But if it were to save JFK -- ? Well, since we've already done it, I think I'd have to say yes! Hope you'll get a chance to read the whole book and decide for yourselves!

Rachee said...

I love historical fiction and stories of what could have been. This book sounds like a good mix.

Jennifer Williams said...

This is perfect for my oldest son, he loves any type of book that is related to JFK.

Cynthia Landrie said...

I remember the day Kennedy was shot also. I was a bit younger, but still remember. I would love to read this book.

Chrishelle Ebner said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I do find the Kennedy's fascinating. I do enjoy historical fiction, would make a great vacation book.

Pam said...

I was 8 when President Kennedy was shot and I remember it very clearly. I love this story line. I think it would be a very interesting read.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I am intrigued by the prospect of being able to travel back in time and change the course of history. If only we could do that in real life.

susansloate said...

You're all right with your comments! There's a LOT of real history in this novel; we let the facts lead the fiction, and I think you'll read some stuff here you've never learned before ... but I assure you, it's true! We're thrilled with the responses from readers and hope you'll feel the same way when you've read it - by all means, let us know!

Katherine Bartlett said...

I don't read a lot but this looks pretty good!

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

Very intriguing book, but I don't think I will read this anytime soon.

susansloate said...

For everyone who is interested, there's a much longer sample at Amazon (link posted above), which we hope will give you a better idea of where we're going. The time travel is just a device to get us back to 1963, and from there it's all about history and adventure -- hope you'll give it a shot!

Anonymous said...

What a combination of true facts, fiction and time travel, really a fascinating book. The very best time travel I have read on the subject of saving President Kennedy.. O, if only it were true. .FORWARD TO CAMELOT is full of fast moving action and twists. This is one you don't want to miss.

Amanda Love ~ Growing Up Madison said...

This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. I like books like these that showcases history. Thanks for the review.

Teresa McCluskey said...

What a great book! This is why I love visiting your blog I can always ind something good!

Mel Cole said...

Love that it has American history mixed in the story. Must be scary news that time and it's sad to see family grieving.

Amanda McMahon said...

i'm always interested in "history" books - not sure about a sci-fi twist or not, but i think i could be interested in this one!

Patricia Woolverton said...

This book would not interest me but I can see how it may a lot of other people. You did a nice review of it.

Melanie said...

I love to come to your blog; you always have amazing books and I always end up adding every single one to my reading list on the kindle.. this is another great one; thanks for sharing, I'm sure it will keep me busy

 
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