Book Tours: Starter Day Party The Madrona Heroes Register


I’m hosting a starter day party for YA superhero fantasy “The Madrona Heroes Register”. The tour runs from December 2nd to February 2nd, and I’ll be reviewing the book on December 14th. Meanwhile, stay tuned for the other tour stops!

Tour Schedule

December 2nd: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

December 4th: Book Excerpt @ Endazzled Reading

December 6th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

December 8th:  Book Excerpt @ Forever Book Lover

December 10th: Author Interview @ Runaway Pen

December 12th: Book Excerpt @ Hollow Readers

December 14th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

December 16th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

December 18th: Author Interview @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

December 20th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

December 22nd: Book Review @ Endazzled Reading

December 24th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

December 26th: Book Excerpt @ Bookaholic Ramblings

December 28th: Book Review @ Forever Book Lover

December 30th:  Book Excerpt @ The Book Daily

January 2nd:  Book Excerpt @ The Book Gazette

January 4th: Author Interview @ Michael SciFan

January 6th: Book Review, Spotlight and Excerpt @ Readers Writers Connect

January 8th: Book Excerpt @ The Reading Guru

January 10th: Book Excerpt @ Editor Charlene

January 11th: Book Review @ Misinterpreted & Unrepresented

January 14th: Book Review, Excerpt and Interview @ Darlene’s Book Reviews

January 16th: Book Excerpt @ 365 Days of Reading

January 18th: Author Interview @ The Book Daily

January 20th: Book Excerpt @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

January 22nd:  Book Review @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

January 24th: Book Review and Excerpt @ My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews

January 26th: Author Interview @ Editor Charlene

January 27th: Book Review @ Books, Books and More Books

January 30th: Author Interview @ Hollow Readers

January 31st: Book Review @ Sweet Southern Home

February 2nd: Book Review @ Bookaholic Ramblings

The Madrona Heroes Register

18670060Title: The Madrona Heroes Register

Author: Hillel Cooperman

Genre: YA Superhero Fantasy

Someone in ten-year-old Binny Jordan’s family has a super power – and it’s not her. Binny’s seven-year-old sister Cassie can turn herself invisible and now a strange man is keenly interested in what Cassie can do. Binny’s parents seem more distracted than ever, and her older brother Zach is hiding something of his own. Binny needs to find a way to protect her sister, but she’s never felt more alone.

Author Bio

Hillel Cooperman has pretended to be a superhero since he was a small child. He conceived of the story of the Madrona Heroes in the summer of 2012 on a trip abroad with his family. By winter, he had started writing in earnest. He lives in the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle with his three children, their three cats, and thousands of Lego bricks. His superpower is procrastination. The Madrona Heroes Register is his first novel.



Twitter: @madronaheroes

 Available in four parts from Amazon (for Kindle): Part One  |  Part Two   |  Part Three  | Part Four

Book Review: Shadow on the Wall and Giveaway

Shadow-final-coverTitle: Shadow on the Wall
Author: Pavarti K. Tyler
Genre: Fantasy, Suspense
Publication Date: May 1st
Publisher: Fighting Monkey Press
Rating: 4,5
Goodreads | Author Website | Amazon

Recai Osman: Muslim, philosopher, billionaire and Superhero?
Controversial and daring, Shadow on the Wall details the transformation of Recai Osman from complicated man to Superhero. Forced to witness the cruelty of the Morality Police in his home city of Elih, Turkey, Recai is called upon by the power of the desert to be the vehicle of change. Does he have the strength to answer Allah’s call or will his dark past and self doubt stand in his way?
Pulling on his faith in Allah, the friendship of a Jewish father-figure and a deeply held belief that his people deserve better, Recai Osman must become The SandStorm.
In the tradition of books by Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, Shadow on the Wall tackles issues of religion, gender, corruption and the basic human condition. Beautiful and challenging, this is not a book to miss.

Shadow on the Wall is perhaps my favorite book of the entire year. Why? It offers diversity, strong and likeable characters with distinct backgrounds and voices, a view into a culture we not so often see as the focus of a fantasy story, great storystelling and a lot more.

The story starts with Recai Osman, owner of a multi-million dollar corporation in the style of Bruce Wayne. What’s special about Recai is that he doesn’t live in the middle of New York city, Manhatten or even the English country side. He lives in Turkey. Not a lot of novels take place in the Arabian world, or in Turkey, and that along added something original and intriguing to the book. I was eager to read more about the culture, habits and people living in Turkey and the surrounding countries.

Unfortunately Recai’s life takes a turn for the worst when he finds himself thrown into the desert and left to die. He’s saved by Hasad, who hides Recai out of fear that the communist regime, the RTK, could be looking for him. You can see the RTK as a radical police force, who punishes people severely whenever they break the law, but who often break the law themselves.

After an assault on Hasad’s daughter, Recai swears he will avenge her. When he finally returns to his home and becomes a victim of the RTK himself, he decides that enough is enough. In true superhero style, he takes on a secret name “The Sandstorm” and starts to fight injustice.

What I really liked about the book is its focus on women’s right. We all know that in the middle east and Turkey, women tends to have less rights than men. They can’t divorce someone when they want to, they’re not allowed to take care of their children when the husband divorces them, and a lot more. These are sometimes very controversial topics, mostly because these aren’t just laws – they’re religious laws. I liked how the author touched these topics in the book. There were some violent and even cruel things done to women that were mentioned in this book, and I have to applaud the author for her bravery for talking about this.

Pavarti Tyler has made her very own Batman: Recai Osman, a man who fights against tyranny and violence. But not only has she made her very own superhero, set in a world where not everyone is equal, she has also made him an interesting and intriguing person, with doubts as much as everyone else. The way Recai grows throughout the novel is amazing. He starts out a bit naive, focusing mostly on his work, but he quickly changes and sees the world for what it truly is.

If you’re interested in reading something new and exciting, something that will keep you reading until the very end, then Shadow on the Wall is an excellent choice. It’s not for the faint of hard, but the fact that it touches controversial topics without exaggerated and with an extraordinary integrity makes it all the more worthy to read. You will not be disappointed.


Pavarti Tyler was nice enough to give a paperback copy of one of her previous novels, Midnight’s Children to one lucky winner. The contest is international.

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