Monday, March 17, 2014

Blog Tour + Giveaway -- Luminescence by Braden Bell

Blog Tour -- Luminescence
by Braden Bell

Luminescence blog tour

I have reviewed this series in the past. It is a huge favorite of my son's--and me, too. I love the originality of the storyline, the relationships between the kids and their mentors/parents/each other, and the arc of development from one book to the next. This series is brilliant and a must-read for ALL fans of MG fantasy and adventure.

About Braden:
Braden Bell earned  a Ph.D. in educational theatre from New York University. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in theatre arts and child drama from Brigham Young University. He and his family live on a quiet, wooded lot in Tennessee, where he teaches theatre and music at a private middle school--the world described in The Kindling and Penumbras (whether his evenings and weekends are spent fighting evil is something he cannot disclose). An experienced performer, Braden enjoys singing, acting, reading, gardening, and long walks with the dog.

Braden is available for school assemblies, classroom visits, and book clubs in person or via Skype.
  • Website: HERE
  • Blog: HERE
  • Twitter: @bradenbellcom

 The Series

The Kindling:

All thirteen-year-old Connor Dell wants to do is pass pre-algebra, play lacrosse, and possibly kiss Melanie Stephens, but when a run-in with the school bully ignites strange powers inside him, Connor's normal teenage life goes up in flames. Now he'll need his new powers to defeat the Darkness that's coming for him. Fast-paced and original, this book's guaranteed to keep you guessing!


Conner, Lexa, and Melanie are back! Just when they think life is normal again, a dangerous shadow creature begins to hunt them. The trio must develop their powers in order to conquer this new peril and protect their school. Filled with action and even more magic, this book continues the exciting adventure in the Middle School Magic series.


Determined to rescue their favorite teacher, Conner, Lexa, and Melanie confront their worst fears and use their powers in unexpected ways to defeat Lady Nightwing, the treacherous Darkhand leader. But when the trio makes a terrible choice to save Dr. Timberi, their powers may not be enough to keep everyone alive. A thrilling conclusion to the Middle School Magic series!

The Giveaway

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Braden is wonderfully approachable online, and I know he'd be happy to do any interviews or guest posts for your blogs. I adore him almost as much as his books!



Vicki Rocho said...

I'm a sucker for magic...and I'm always looking for fiction to lure my son away from the encyclopedias and car manuals. On the list they go!

Braden Bell said...

Thank you, so much Shannon! I'm so appreciative of your kindness over the years! One of the best things about this series was that I got to become your friend.

Old Kitty said...

What a stunning looking series! And sounds utterly thrilling! All the best Braden - and thank you Shannon and son for introducing! Take care
x said...

What a great sounding series. Might be hard to put this one down. Your review brought it to life for me. A definite must read in the future.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome your son likes it too. Sounds like a great series.

Rosi said...

This sounds like a series my grandson would really like. Thanks for telling me about it.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I am seriously behind the eight ball on Braden's series. And considering he's a fellow member of Project Mayhem, shame on me!

Putting his books on the short list for TBR right now!

Carolyn V said...

Hooray! We were just looking for a new series for my son! Thanks for the recommendation. It's for sure going on the list. ;)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Sounds like a super series! Congratulations,Brandon!

timetraveltimestwo said...

I never heard of the Luminescence series. Thanks for highlighting.

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