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Friday, December 27, 2019

Rockstar Book Tours presents... THE MONSTER HYPOTHESIS by Romily Bernard - EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!

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I am thrilled to be hosting a stop on Rockstar Book Tours promotion for THE MONSTER HYPOTHESIS by Romily Bernard! First, we'll read all about it, then I've got a special excerpt for you, and finally, your chance to enter the giveaway for a finished copy of the book!  Ready?  Set?  Here we go!

 Romily Bernard

Pub. Date: December 10, 2019
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 304
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Welcome to Bohring-home to 453 people, 2,053 alligators, and one monster curse.

Correction: home to 454 people, now that Kick Winter is living in the swamp Hollows with her Grandma Missouri, the town (fake) psychic. Bohring is anything but boring for Kick who has already blown a hole through the kitchen floor, befriended a chicken-eating gator, and discovered that the town's hundred-year curse is upon them.

It's the Bohring curse and all the kids are about to become monsters-or so the legend goes. People are worried-except for Kick. She knows there's a scientific explanation for everything, especially curses and monsters. But Kick is the new kid in school and she's determined to make a name for herself . . . by pretending to be psychic.

According to her calculations: one teeny-tiny life + (fake) psychic skills = popularity. But when kids start disappearing and glowing creatures start showing up, Kick's theory quickly evaporates in a puff of foul-smelling swamp gas. Can Kick use her (real) science smarts to prove the curse is a hoax? Or is it just-maybe-sort of-somehow possible the curse is here?

Author Romily Bernard weaves a fast-paced middle-grade mystery filled with humor and scientific intrigue, set in a perfectly eerie Southern town.

*** EXCERPT ***

Crickets chirped in the long grass as Kick ran toward school. I’m going to be late, she thought, pushing herself faster. I’m going to have to walk into class, and everyone’s going to stare at me.

It was not a time to linger, but even so, she still snatched

glances at the swamp around her. It was just a swamp. No horrible smells. No growling. Nothing. That had to be a good sign, right?


And Kick knew it when she careened around the last corner, heading for the schoolyard. Everyone was outside—teachers, students, parents, the mayor—and everyone was talking all at once.

Or rather, shouting at once.

Miss Cleo—who owned the Curl Up and Dye and was known for her temper—kept shaking her fist at Mayor Burr, upper arms jiggling like broken-open cans of biscuit dough. Mr. Myer, on the other hand, kept his fists low, gripping his rust-stained apron. Only . . . was it rust? Because Kick suddenly wasn’t so sure.

About Romily:

Romily Bernard graduated from Georgia State University with a literature degree. Since then, she's worked as a riding instructor, cell-phone salesperson, personal assistant, horse groomer and exercise rider, accounting assistant, and, during a very dark time, customer service representative. . . . She's also, of course, now a YA novelist.

So don't let anyone tell you a BA degree will keep you unemployed.

Romily currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and Find Me is her debut novel. It placed first in the 2011 YA Unpublished Maggie Awards (given by Georgia Romance Writers) and won the Golden Heart Award for YA Romance from the Romance Writers of America in 2012.

Giveaway Details:
3 winners will receive a hardcover of THE MONSTER HYPOTHESIS, US only.

Special thanks to Rockstar Book Tours for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun...


Week One:

Popthebutterfly Reads

Mythical Books

Sometimes Leelynn Reads

Lifestyle of Me


Week Two:
Ogitchida Kwe's Book Blog

For the Love of KidLit

Little Red Reads

Life Within The Pages

Book Briefs

Week Three:
Adventures Thru Wonderland



Paper safari

Nay's Pink Bookshelf

Week Four:
She Just Loves Books

Hurn Publications

Two Chicks on Books

Character Madness

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Week Five:
Two Points of Interest

Fyrekatz Blog

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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