Gail's Book Nook

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Looking in the Window: A Fun Blog Hop Featuring Mountain of Love and Danger

Thanks to Lisa Lickel, who posted about her children’s book, Matthew LaCraft, The Yankee Boy, last week at Living Our Faith Out Loud for inviting me.

She asked me the following questions about Mountain of Love and Danger, a re-telling of the fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk.

What is the name of your character? Is he/ she fictional or historic?

Jack Greenthumb is the fictitious main character in Mountain of Love and Danger.

When and where is the story set?

The story’s set in current times, but in a fantasy world called Fairwilde Kingdom.

What should we know about him/ her?

Jack’s a young guy, son of Fred Greenthumb, the owner of Greenthumb Acres. Fred supplies all of Fairwilde Kingdom with vegetables and employs quite a few people. Jack’s enjoying riding around the kingdom in his new red car, but Dad’s attacked, the farm vandalized and Jack’s true love, Gwendolyn Bante, kidnapped. Jack must face danger and suspense as he goes undercover in a criminal community. Then he has to climb up a perilous mountain, rescue Gwenie from a giant-sized man and survive a perilous descent to save her and all of Fairwilde's food supply.

What is the main conflict? What messes up his / her life?

The criminals who capture Gwenie and destroy Greenthumb Acres create havoc for Jack and mess up his life big time.

What is the personal goal of the character?

All Jack can think about is rescuing Gwenie and saving Greenthumb Acres.

Can we read more about this novel, or can you tell us more about it?

Recently released, it was in the top one hundred books in amazon’s paid kindle store last week.

Please read more about it at the following places:

Barnes and Noble

A brief excerpt here

To continue the blog hop, I nominate Miss Mae

and Shanna Hatfield


Miss Mae said...

What a creative re-telling of Jack and the Beanstalk, Gail! Love the idea of Greenthumb and Fairwilde Kingdom. And congrats on how well it's selling. :)

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Miss Mae,

Thanks so much!

Shanna Hatfield said...

What a great idea, Gail! Love it! Thanks for tagging me to continue the blog hop! Best wishes and congrats to you!

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Shanna,

Thanks for coming by. I'm so glad you're hopping with me. Congratulations on your new book also.