Monday 7 January 2013

Blog Tour - Provex City

Book Description: Fifteen-year-old Oliver Grain begins his school year fighting off bullies, learning about the boy who committed suicide in his room, and trying to understand why his history teacher, Mr. Gordon, has taken such a personal interest in him.

Do you believe in ghosts? Do you believe you can make bullies simply disappear? Do you believe you can walk through walls?

Mr. Gordon tells Oliver: "When you truly believe anything is possible, you will be able to open doors where there were only walls." And one of those doors leads Oliver to Provex City, which puts him in far greater danger than he can possibly fathom.

Author Bio: Pierce lives in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and two ultra-protective Chiweenies. Provex City is his debut novel and the first book in the young adult fantasy Lorne Family Vault Series.

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Guest Post:
Birth of the Lorne Family Vault

The Lorne Family Vault series was born in December of 2008. I accompanied my sister and her boyfriend to a hospital in Los Angeles. He was going into a long awaited surgery and I wanted to be there to lend moral support. My sister and I were in the waiting room for much of the day, praying the surgery would go well. And it did.

It's in the moments you least expect that inspiration strikes. On that fateful day, sitting anxiously in the waiting room for more hours than I care to remember, I envisioned the Lorne Family Vault series in fast forward. I had begun working on a young adult book a few months before, with ideas to make it into a series. I was in the middle of the third chapter at that point. But on that morning in the hospital, I decided the story wasn't working.

I started bouncing ideas off my sister. It definitely took our minds off the surgery that was in progress a few floors away. But unexpectedly, the ideas really began to flow. I didn't bring a notebook to write anything down, but the ideas were so vivid I could see the story unfolding like a movie. Luckily, I remembered nearly everything we discussed that day. Kafka Lorne and the rest of the Lorne family had been born, the planes of higher awareness were created, and Oliver’s adventure was just beginning.

A few days after the successful surgery, I scrapped the chapters I'd written and began a new manuscript titled Shroud Lifted, which, after completion, I renamed Provex City
  •   Three winners will receive a paperback of Provex City and a $15 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
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Tour Schedule:
1/3 Candace's Book Blog ~ Tour Kick Off with Interview
1/4 The Bookie Nook ~ Review
1/4 ReaWrite ~ Interview

1/7 Nazish Reads ~ Review & Giveaway
1/7 Becky's Barmy Book Blog ~ Top Ten or Guest Post
1/10 Pages of Forbidden Love ~ Review 
1/10 Tabitha's Book Blog ~ Excerpt
1/11 Donnie Darko Girl ~ Review 
1/11 Ivy Book Bindings ~ Excerpt


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a unique place for inspiration, but it served two purposes!

Unknown said...

Thank you for being a stop on my blog tour. I appreciate the support. :)

Julie Flanders said...

Provex City is a great book! I am so looking forward to reading SUSY Asylum.

Candace said...

Thanks for hosting a tour stop Becky! For some reason the images aren't showing, I'm not sure if it's my browser, but wanted to give you a heads up.

rjtmisti said...

This looks really interesting! :D I really want to read it now XD

barmybex said...

Thanks everyone, no problem.

Candace - I think it's your browser. It's fine on my computer, in 3 different browsers. :D

Nick Wilford said...

Interesting to read about the beginning of Provex City. We do need distraction at those times, and it's great when the ideas are flowing like that!

T said...

I'd be curious to know what some of those original ideas were that you bounced off your sis to see how much of it ended up in the final version of Provex City... nevertheless, it's very cool to learn about the origins of an awesome story. Thanks for sharing & thanks to Becky for hosting!