Friday, July 18, 2014

Boulton Quest Series - Young Adult Fiction

About the Books

Brothers, Bullies and Bad Guys
Book 1 in the Boulton Quest Series

Title: Brothers, Bullies and Bad Guys (Boulton Quest Series, Book 1) | Author: N.D. Richman | Publication Date: April 10, 2013 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 201 | Recommended Ages: 9+

Summary: Honourable Mention, 2013 Hollywood Book Festival Awards *
One troubled, the other trouble
One regrets, the other hates
One builds, the other destroys
Their parents are kidnapped in a home invasion and Christopher and Michael must unite or die in their quest to find them. Adventure turns to mystery when the brothers follow a hunch leading them over the Pacific Coast Mountains, across the ocean, and to a fortified island where they fight for their lives with tragic results.

Samantha Morley's Review (age 13)
Brothers, Bullies and Bad Guys
I have to admit, from a girl’s perspective, I was a bit wary of this book, though there was no reason for me to be! It was absolutely delightful and I couldn't put it down until I finished it. It's the exciting journey of two brothers who are searching for their parents. Along the way they find many friends as well as enemies. Chris, the older brother, just wants to protect his younger brother, Michael, who doesn't turn out to be the little brother Chris envisioned him to be. As their journey takes them further and further from home's sweet caress, their bond grows stronger and they learn to enjoy each other’s company. Ladies, don't worry! There is some slight romance in this book, suitable for us hopeless romantics. I thoroughly enjoyed this little piece of perfection and I can't wait to read more from its exceptionally talented author.

Buzz About “Brothers, Bullies and Bad Guys”

“The author has linked the sub-plots along with the main plot very well, making the story flow. The characters are smart and they will impress readers with how they overcome obstacles with a lot of skill. The theme will interest children and all the adventure and mystery will give them a lot of excitement while reading. The other characters also lend good support to Christopher and Michael and make the plot interesting. An enjoyable story and very effortless story telling that makes it an engaging read.” ~ 5 Star Review, Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

“There’s quite a lot to like about this book, starting with the unpredictable nature of the adventure plot. It unfolds in a cinematic way that’s interesting, and the misadventures of the brothers are good for a laugh. The second part I really enjoyed was the characters of Chris and Michael. Their bravery and skill should hopefully empower young people to read more books, develop more skills, and be nice to their peers.  The writing, throughout the thriller portions of the book, was very effective.~ AIA Reviewers, Amazon

“As a story to get teenage boys reading, and to keep them reading, this book does a great job.” ~ Jayem, Amazon

Sinners, Survivors and Saints:
Book 2 in the Boulton Quest Series

Title: Sinners, Survivors and Saints (Boulton Quest Series, Book 2 | Author: N.D. Richman | Publication Date: April 22, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 160 | Recommended Ages: 9+

Summary:  Christopher and Michael become multi-millionaires and their greed endangers Katherine’s life. While Christopher, Michael and Thomas are racing to rescue her, Robert Cain’s army steals the mysterious machine and his frightening intentions become clear. Can Michael beat his inner demons? Will Katherine lose the will to survive? In this exciting sequel to Brothers, Bullies and Bad the future becomes clear, and it seems things can only get worse.

Samantha Morley's Review (age 13)
Sinners, Survivors and Saints
This second installment of the Boulton Quest Series starts off with Michael swearing that he will have his revenge on the death of his adoptive mother. Things are going well, besides the fact that Michael is still having weird dreams. Chris, Michael, Katherine and her brother, Thomas, are working on a way to give Mr. Cain what he deserves. They think it has something to do with a certain machine the boys’ parents had been working on that Mr. Cain has an interest in. As the story progresses, the kids find themselves searching for their friend Katherine who was captured after storming out of the house from an argument with her mother. Really interesting story, still flabbergasted with all that knowledge on computers and hacking. A good read, but I preferred book one.

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About the Author:
N.D. Richman

ND Richman

Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and getting into trouble:  What a great way to grow up!  One of my favourite memories is sitting on the handlebars of my brother’s bike, my dog on my lap, as he careened down the steep mountain trails above our home in Kamloops, BC. My brother and I had caves, tree forts, frog filled ponds, and cactus patches to play in, and sling shots for protection. Somehow I survived my childhood and proudly moved on to fatherhood. My children, Christopher, Michael, Thomas, and Katherine, kindly donated their names, characters, and ideas to the Boulton Quest series of books.

Disclaimer: Samantha received a free digital copy of Book 1 and 2 for her honest review.

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