Book Review and Excerpt-Evan Burl and the Falling-Justin Blaney | Miki's Hope

Book Review and Excerpt-Evan Burl and the Falling-Justin Blaney

Monday, August 26, 2013

I really can not wait till the next book in this series comes out!! For an Author who didn't want to be a writer he does one marvelous job at writing a fantasy about good and evil. Of course it is kind of difficult to ascertain who is really good and who will turn evil while reading this--- You all know how I feel about ebooks-well-guess who read this one straight through! I think that this book would be a great read for your teens, young adults and YOU.

About the Book (from Amazon)

Discover #1 bestselling novel, Evan Burl and the Falling
My father abandoned me when I was an infant.
My friends have turned against me.
My uncle beats me.
The most powerful men in the world want me dead.
They all have one thing in common.
They think I'm turning into a monster.

I'm starting to worry they're right.

An excerpt from Evan Burl and the Falling (from Amazon)

I found myself in a kingdom of stars and clouds. Endless. Deadly. And blue as blood.

Stretching without blemish from one side of the world to the other, the sky was perfect but for one single black speck.

If anyone was watching, they might have wondered whether I was merely napping on a pillow of thin air.

But it was nothing so pleasant.

This was a falling.

For what felt like hours, the whole world seemed frozen below me. Except for the wind, everything was silent. It seemed as if I could stay up there forever. It was beautiful really, whenever I managed for a few moments together to ignore the fact that I was hurtling toward the ground at about 214 miles-per-hour.

I didn't really even feel sick to my stomach.

Until the last thirty seconds.

First, the rolling mountains and hills, which always seemed so solid and unshakable, lumbered toward me like hulking bullies begging for a fight.

Then houses and barns. They popped out of the ground, like grasping hands from a fresh grave. Pulling me down. Into the earth, where I belong.

Ten seconds later, what seemed like a bit of lint stuck to my eyelash transformed into a living human. Then more. Dozens, hundreds of people. Working, eating, anything but looking up to see me plummeting through the sky like a shooting star.

Another ten seconds--far too soon--and the whole world was rushing up at a speed that turned my stomach to acid.

It was the last hundred feet that really tested what I was made of.

Gasping one last lung full of air, I realized in that moment that I was far less brave and far more foolish than I could possibly have imagined.

And right before the end, I closed my eyes.

Because no one can watch a falling.

This book can be purchased at Amazon or you can go to the authors webpage where there is a $250.00 giveaway and free copies of this book. (which is how I received this book) While you are signing up for the $250.00 you can also follow him on Twitter, Facebook etc!

About the Author (from Amazon)

#1 bestselling author, Justin Blaney, was born in Los Angeles and began his writing career in Mrs. King's English class at the age of 6, but after a tragic accident involving a manual pencil sharpener he suddenly declared that writing was "not his thing."

Instead, he moved one state north to make his fortune in the organic meats industry.

After being named the Sausage Baron of Springfield, Justin grew tired of farming fame and moved yet another state north where he can venture into the meat department at Whole Foods without being pestered for the secret to one of his famous recipes.

Since then, Justin founded several companies, earned an MBA, began producing films, went parasailing, rode an elevator to the top of the Space Needle and decided to give writing one last shot, the result of which is a book about a shut-in named Evan Burl who never takes a bath. Evan Burl and the Falling, the first novel in a series that has very little to do with hygiene, reached #1 bestselling status in the suspense, fantasy and teen genres.

Justin lives with his wife and three daughters in Issaquah, a suburb of Bellevue which is a suburb of Seattle. You can find out more about Justin's exciting adventures by executing a search on the world wide internets or by visiting his "online web page" at and enter to win a $250 GC and a free copy of this ebook!

I received a free ebook-not for review-just cause I entered to win! But I loved the book so much I decided to review it!! 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.


Lexie Lane said...

I feel like I need to read the entire thing now! Very intriguing!

Czjai said...

Wow, you read an e-book in its entirety! This must be a really good read, then. :)

ReviewsSheRote said...

Wow that small passage really draws you in!!!

Christy Maurer said...

That sounds so great! I'm going to be doing this one for a review too! Can't wait!

Maria said...

It sounds so interesting! Going to Amazon to check it out. Thank you!!

mystylespot said...

This book sounds awesome! Will def be checking it out! Thank you so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

looks like a very interesting book!

Unknown said...

From what little bit I just read it seems like a fast read. It is just not my genre.

jheylo said...

Sounds like a very nice book with lots of moral lessons in it.

A Laid-Back Life in Ormond Beach said...

I have not tried reading an ebook yet. For some reason, I prefer a hard copy. But maybe someday, I will try it.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a good book, funny thing is I want to read it because he did not want to be a writer. I love it when people fall into things that they do not expect to be doing.

Rebecca said...

ok i'm hooked must read this one

Chubskulit Rose said...

Sounds exciting. I get migraine when I stare at my PC a lot do ebook wouldn't be a good option for me. I still prefer the printed ones.

Trendy Cyndie said...

Looks like a good book and the author is sweet on your eyes, too

Nova said...

his book turns out to be good and interesting, sometimes, we do need to try our best and take some risk for we don't know what would be the outcome if we don't try at all.

Shela said...

The book sounds familiar to me, i have a niece who loves reading books

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

This book sounds really great! Super intriguing and leaving me want to know more. Thank you for the heads up about Evan Burl and the Falling.

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