Saturday, March 17, 2012

Blog Tour: Review and giveaway Finding Katie by John J. Smith

Giveaway details:
 The author has kindly offered 1 copy of his book, Finding Katie, for one lucky winner.  The giveaway is for one copy of the book.  It is available for giveaway in print for Canadian and U.S. Winners or in ebook for Canadian, U.S., and international winners.  Just leave a comment with a valid address.  This will be open until March 25, 2012.  Good luck!

Author:John J. Smith
Publisher: Createspace
Date of Publication:

The very wealthy and very sheltered Preston Meadows lives his life protected from even the hint of harm. His world is safe and secure until someone kidnaps his sister, Katie. Against his parents’ wishes, Preston sets out on his own to find her. Preston works hard to blend in with the “regular” people roaming the streets of Dallas – but the real world is zany, insane, full of danger and ruthless criminals. Preston soon begins to learn more about himself and finds he has a knack for foiling certain crimes. In his adventures, during his search for his sister, he makes friends with some of the strangest people he could ever imagine. Along the way, Preston falls in love, comes face-to-face with a self-described Drug Lord, and discovers a side of himself he never knew existed, especially after the Drug Lord kidnaps his girlfriend. 

Finding Katie is a unique and well written book.  Preston has lived an extremely sheltered and privileged life.  He is a pretty much a loner with no real friends, except his sister Katie.  When he finds out that his sister has been kidnapped, he decides to leave his safe world and try to find her.  His journey takes him to a world that is completely foreign to him.  For a guy who is a virgin both literally and in the ways of the "real" world, he does pretty well for himself.  

I liked Preston.  He is courageous and really smart. I think the thing about this story that appealed to me the most is what Preston discovers about himself.  By his having to go search for his sister, he finds his true self along the way.  He also finds out that sometimes true family isn't the one that you are born into.  Finding Katie is filled with many interesting and colorful characters. There are also some real laugh out loud moments. I definitely recommend taking this journey along with Preston.  

About the author:
John writes under two names John J. Smith and pen name Jonathan Black. Why does he do this?  He has been told when a reader sees his work they have an expectation, hence the two names. He has won several awards under each name.He has been called a prolific Fiction writer. He enjoys writing romance and mainstream as John and paranormal and paranormal romance as Jonathan.Several of his novels have been converted or rewritten into screenplays; for which he has also have won several awards.John J. Smith resides in Plano, a suburb of Dallas, Texas.  John's website 


Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!

rhonda said...

Book sounds

bn100 said...

The book sounds very good. Thanks for the giveaway.


Helen said...

this book sounds really interesting and full of suspense I would love a chance to read it
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