Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World by P. J. Hoover (Blog Tour Guest Post & #Giveaway)

Author P. J. Hoover is stopping by today in celebration of
her newest middle grade release. Check it all out below...

Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World
(Tut: My Immortal Life #2)
by P. J. Hoover
Middle Grade Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Mythology
Hardcover & ebook, 336 Pages
February 28th 2017 by Starscape

Summary

Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World by P. J. Hoover is the second action-packed novel in a fast and funny series for young readers about the adventures of King Tut, now an immortal eighth-grader living in Washington, D.C.. This rollicking fantasy adventure begins with Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life.

Tut sets out to find his brother and protector, Gil, who has gone missing from their Washington, D.C., town house. Tut discovers that Gil is being held prisoner by the Egyptian god Apep. With the help of the Sun god, Ra, Gil managed to vanquish Apep thousands of years ago, and now the god is back for vengeance. It’s up to Tut and his friends Tia and Henry to stop Apep before he succeeds in his evil scheme to swallow the sun and plunge the world into darkness forever.

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Praise for the Book

“Hoover (Solstice) brings her interest in mythology to a middle-grade audience with this entertaining tale, which reimagines the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun as a perpetually 14-year-old immortal…The entertaining premise and fast pace keep this adventure on track, while the way Hoover reimagines the Egyptian pantheon—Isis owning a chain of funeral parlors, for instance—is pleasantly reminiscent of Rick Riordan’s work.” —Publishers Weekly 

“Being an immortal 14-year-old pharaoh isn’t all scepters and servants; there’s also the overthrowing of a homicidal cult—and finishing one’s homework…Merging the voice of an outspoken contemporary 14-year-old with centuries-old expletives (“Holy Amun!”) renders Tut both comedic and devoted to his origins…A pyramid history buffs and fantasy fans will delight in excavating.” —Kirkus Reviews 

“[R]eaders will be pulled into this adventurous story of the young boy ruler and his ordeal….it quickly becomes a fast-moving adventure with surprising twists. The ending is satisfying, with a hint that a sequel may be in the works. The author provides historical notes about the real King Tutankhamen, which may spark an interest in learning more about Egyptian History. Fans of Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series (Hyperion) will surely enjoy this title. A fine purchase for libraries where historically based adventures are in demand.” —School Library Journal 

Guest Post: Advice

What is the best piece of advice you ever received from another author?

The writing world is filled with so many great pieces of writing advice, and sometimes it feels like there is no new advice. Plot your stories first. Revise, revise, revise. Find great beta readers. There are so many to choose from. But what I’ve learned is that no matter how many times we hear the same thing, hearing it over and over makes a difference. Maybe it’s how we deliver the advice. Maybe it’s at what point in our lives we hear it. Maybe it’s who we hear it from. Whatever the case, keep your ears open and always listen for advice.

So that said, my best piece of writing advice, is to never give up. Seriously. Never. Give. Up. Sure, it’s fine to think about quitting, about making the pain of rejections and feelings of inferiority go away. We’ve all been there. We’ve all felt those feels. But the person that really succeeds in this business is the one who sticks with it.

Does this mean that we should never have to reassess? No way! Stepping back and assessing where we are in life and how we are doing in relation to our goals is critical. Maybe we even change up our game plan. Revise our path to success. Whatever we do is fine. But once that reassessment is done, it’s time to get right back out there and continue never giving up.

Who did I first hear this from? I have absolutely no clue, because I have heard it so many times, for so many years. I’ve heard it when things were going great. I’ve heard it when things were not. I’ve spoken it myself many, many times. And every time I’ve heard it, it sinks into my soul and reminds me that I have to stick with it. And so do you!

Other Books in the Series

Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life (Tut: My Immortal Life #1)
Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life
(Tut: My Immortal Life #1)
by P. J. Hoover
Middle Grade Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Mythology
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 320 Pages
September 16th 2014 by Starscape/Tor/Macmillan

Summary

Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life is a funny, fast-paced novel for young readers by P.J. Hoover which chronicles the mischievous adventures of King Tut, now an immortal eighth-grader living in Washington, D.C..

You’d think it would be great being an Egyptian demigod, but if King Tut has to sit through eighth grade one more time, he’ll mummify himself.

Granted the gift of immortality by the gods—or is it a curse?—Tut has been stuck in middle school for ages. Even worse, evil General Horemheb, the man who killed Tut’s father and whom Tut imprisoned in a tomb for three thousand years, is out and after him. The general is in league with the Cult of Set, a bunch of guys who worship one of the scariest gods of the Egyptian pantheon—Set, the god of Chaos.

The General and the Cult of Set have plans for Tut… and if Tut doesn’t find a way to keep out of their clutches, he’ll never make it to the afterworld alive.

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About the Author

Photo credit: Sam Bond Photography

P. J. (Tricia) Hoover wanted to be a Jedi, but when that didn’t work out, she became an electrical engineer instead. After a fifteen year bout designing computer chips for a living, P. J. decided to start creating worlds of her own. She’s the author of Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life, featuring a fourteen-year-old King Tut who’s stuck in middle school, and Solstice, a super-hot twist on the Hades/Persephone myth. When not writing, P. J. spends time with her husband and two kids and enjoys practicing kung fu, solving Rubik’s cubes, watching Star Trek, and playing too many video games. For more information about P. J. (Tricia) Hoover, please visit her website www.pjhoover.com


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