Hello, and thanks for coming to my BOWLER BOOK BIRTHDAY PARTY PALOOZA!!! Sit down, everyone, make yourselves comfy, and listen to my speech… or um, my welcome. Yes, my warm welcome for the guest of honor, Michael J. Bowler.
Today a very close, very wonderful friend of mine is releasing a YA HORROR THRILLING WORK OF FICTION!! Spinner, by Michael J Bowler features a diverse cast of heroic high school kids, a slew of nasty cats, some devious and calculating adults and EVIL I can’t describe or I will most certainly have nightmares!! Now, maybe you are thinking, “I’m a romance reader” and under normal circumstances, so am I… but Spinner is a refreshingly chilling change in pace that kept my heart pounding and my fingers turning the pages!!! (YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT.)
SO, in honor of our guest Michael Bowler…
and his AMAZING NEW RELEASE SPINNER…
THE AMAZON LINK to SPINNER is on my comments!!!! 🙂
I’M HAVING A RELEASE DAY PARTY!!! PARTY ON!!! WOOT!!!
Let’s start with some cupcakes… of course I will stay with my theme. BOOK CUPCAKES! See the tiny books I stuck on them?
And BOOK-ISH balloons…
and of course we must have coffee, tea, and cocoa – I bought some special mugs for the occasion…
(Michael- of course you can have a mug of almond milk)
Now, to let you all know how much I adored Spinner, I will now read aloud my FIVE STAR review. You can find it on Goodreads and Amazon (soon) if you would like to re-read it. FIVE STARS- did you hear that part??
I’m a romance reader, and definitely not what you would call a huge horror fan, but as you know, there’s an EXCEPTION to every rule. Michael J Bowler’s FIVE STAR YA thriller, Spinner, is this exception to my romance novel obsession.
I have to ask myself why—why could I not put Spinner down, when I normally would never pick up a YA horror novel? So here’s my main reason: where I’m a romance reader, I’m an action movie lover! No, strangely, I don’t want to watch a love story unfold on the big screen; I want to be thrilled, challenged, made to think, and concentrate very hard, through every moment of a movie. This is exactly what Spinner caused me to do as I read each and every gripping page. And thus, I view Bowler’s exciting, un-put-down-able work of YA horror as interactive as I do a thrilling action movie. Just give me some popcorn and a soda and a copy of Spinner and I’m good to go!! That’s entertainment!!
Now on a more serious note, to thoroughly enjoy a novel, I also need to buy what the author is selling. In other words, I must believe in what he is trying to get across, and thus, I need the language to be right. Bowler, having had a great deal of experience with special education teens as a high school teacher, hits the nail on the head with his character dialogue. In addition, I need the relationships to be intense and to genuinely matter to me, and again, Bowler delivers. I wanted—no, I needed—to know whether there would be acceptance and forgiveness and yes, even love, between his tightly knit cast of characters. I found these two essential aspects of a book I can embrace—believability and a feeling that I actually care what happens to the characters—to be alive and well, and thriving, in Michael J. Bowler’s Spinner.
And finally, because I have read Bowler’s Children of the Knight series and FELL IN LOVE with each of the five books (even experiencing a mini-depression when I concluded the final one), I gained an insight about myself and what I’m looking for, particularly when I read a YA novel. I want to learn something. I want to be somehow enlightened, and even end up a more well-informed and compassionate individual for having read the work of fiction. If this also concerns you, I’d suggest you read Spinner by Michael J Bowler. You will emerge on the other side of the novel a more educated, empathetic, and tuned-in (to society) person.
I can see you are all spellbound by my amazing review of Spinner, but honestly, and you all know me well enough to know I’m a straight shootin’ type of gal, if you want to be truly spellbound you must read SPINNER!!
Okay, now everybody, get up. It’s time for a GROUP HUG in support of my dear friend and his amazing book.
GOOD LUCK MICHAEL AND YOUNGDUDES!!