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This wonderful book cover by JC Clarke is currently in a ‘Cover Wars Battle’

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It is not only a Beautiful Cover but also a truly gripping tale

Very Highly Recommended

Just take a look at the teasers below along with the inspiration behind the story

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Introducing J.S. Burke #IndieBookBanter today welcomes one of our #IndieFriends an International Indie Author from the other side of the world J.S. Burke. Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and the best place for us to find out more. I’m J.S. Burke, author of the ‘Dragon Dreamer Series’ and other books. I live […]

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Introducing Maria Gibbs Welcome Maria we are so pleased to have you as our First #IndieBookBanter guest. May we say a big CONGRATULATIONS on the release of your first full length novel ‘A Boy From The Streets’. Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and the best place for us to find out more. Hello, my name […]

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2017 Book 21 ‘A Boy From The Streets’

2017 Goodreads Challenge 21

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‘A Boy From the Streets’

by Maria Gibbs

AmazonTo buy on Amazon.com click HERE

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The eBook is not released until Saturday 1st April  but there was a hiccough with the print edition which has lead to me being able to grab a copy before the official Release Tour.

Whoop Whoo!

Rose Reviews ‘A Boy From the Streets’

First let me say a big THANK YOU to Maria for asking me to read over this wonderful story pre-editing and then again for this, my 21st Book of the Goodreads reading challenge I was offered a copy to proofread. How lucky am I. This is a PHENOMENAL story. Check out the blurb and the inspiration behind the story on the following Teasers.

Blurb

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Inspiration

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I absolutely LOVE this book it packs a punch right from the start with us learning the terrible fate that befalls new-born twins sadly abandoned at birth. As if fate has not been cruel enough already, we soon discover that she has worse things in store for the boys. They are separated, one being adopted and taken off to England the other left in Brasil to become a Street Child and what a terrible life this child has.

The story is very carefully crafted, told through several different points of view. There are the harrowing events that lead up to the biological parents Leandro & Carolina having to abandon the babies, and how they barely survive living without them hoping and dreaming that one day soon they will all be re-united.

There is the underlying story of Christina & Fernando the couple who adopt one of the boys and take him to England.

Then there are the boys Jose & Pedro and how very different their lives are. It is like two different sides of a coin, and their lives are most certainly not balanced.

 It is only after many years that the boys learn of each other. At the age of 12yrs they finally meet for the first time then the balance is redressed, both experiencing very briefly the life of their sibling.

Several other important characters are introduced gradually throughout the story and readers may find it a little confusing at times but it is all necessary. It will help you to understand what these families are experiencing. Whoever said ‘life is easy’ was way off the mark, and these families go through much more than any normal family would.

Below is a little teaser from each of the boys:-

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The poverty we glimpsed shocked me but there was also a romanticism in it which drew me. Rich smells seeped through the closed windows of the car, causing my stomach to growl as though asking for a taste.

The hotel was a gilded prison. Everything I could ever want was here, yet what I really wanted was to go out and have a look around. I wasn’t an outdoorsy kind of boy, but I’d never left England before, and Brasil seemed exotic.

Pedro

My stomach hurt so much I feared that I was dying. If I don’t get some food soon, I probably will. Starvation was a horrible thing. I thought about the emaciated body of my old friend, Jonny. It wasn’t his real name, just as Pedro wasn’t mine. We were pivetinho (Brasilian slang for Street Child), we weren’t given names, didn’t have identities. We couldn’t cease to exist because we didn’t exist in the first place.

This novel will most definitely tug on your heart-strings so have your tissues to hand. Like I mentioned some may find it a little confusing at times but bare with it the author is giving us the life experiences of all involved and it is a truly moving story. As you read on you will be drawn in and simply have to keep turning the pages to find out what is happening to everyone involved.

This is a truly beautiful story and is

Very Highly Recommended

A real page-turner hence I give it a 3 Rose Rating

3 Rose Rating

Happy Reading

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2017 Book 20 ‘Dragon Lightning’

2017 Goodreads Challenge 20

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‘Dragon Lightning ~ Book 2 in The Dragon Dreamer Series’

by JS Burke

AmazonTo buy on Amazon.com click HERE

Rose Reviews ‘Dragon Lightning’

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Dragon Lightning is a stand-alone book and the second in The Dragon Dreamer series. It’s a fast-paced adventure with flying dragons, an undersea world, and unlikely friendships. This science fantasy is layered for readers age 9 to adult.

Drakor seems like a normal young ice dragon with a talent for making lightning swords. But he alone feels the changing heart of his island Volcano. It destroyed his beloved sire. Now he foresees their doom, but none will listen. As he seeks proof, the Volcano shakes him off into the frozen sea . . .

Arak was mocked as a worthless dreamer until he and Scree, a fearless undersea misfit, saved the dragons. Now dragons and octopi sail north in search of mythical ice dragons. They find Drakor and a terrifying reality. When Scree enters the abyss to check his volcano, she discovers everyone is in peril. Can this crew of unlikely friends save three realms?

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I absolutely LOVE this ‘Dragon Dreamer’ series, we have our old favourites Arak the Dragon Dreamer, Scree the shapeshifting octopus healer with her artistic mate Orm.  We also see the poor young & scared apprentice dragon healer Dorali who is most certainly coming into her own, now becoming quite the Dragon-Lady.

In this new story we are introduced to the fabled Ice Dragon, namely a young white dragon named Drakor who senses that his volcano is changing.

Chapter 1: Black Lightning

Bright red lightning crackled above the mountain, sparkling through a dark plume of smoke. The Volcano roared with a thunder beyond any storm and sharp rocks rained down on Drakor. The young dragon gripped an icy rock ledge and shrank back into a narrow mountain crevice, choking on the tick stench of sulphur.

The mountain shook violently. Drakor’s teeth rattled together like dry bones while the earthquake rumbled on and on. . He felt like an ice-fish shaken to death in the jaws of a dragon.

Suddenly, the safe ledge broke loose. The white dragon stretched his long, leathery wings and pushed against the falling rock, trying desperately to fly to safety. He was hammered by a storm of rocks.

A boulder slammed into Drakor and his mind went white. He crumpled in on himself, writhing in agony. His right wing hung limp and useless.

I really hate giving things away but if you want to know a little more scroll down to the bottom of the page where I have put a tiny, weeny spoiler.

This is a truly beautiful story and is

Very Highly Recommended

A real page-turner hence I give it a 3 Rose Rating

3 Rose Rating

Happy Reading

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**OK SMALL SPOILER ALERT **

Of course Arak and his friends rescue Drakor and they become great friends learning new skills from each other. They experience new adventures and discover new and exciting worlds with new foods and the hint of the fabled Sunset Dragons (after discovering a diamond shaped dragon scale in bronze with a scarlet sheen).

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