Thursday, August 20, 2020

Blog Tour: Review & Excerpt of Wrong Side of the Grave by Bryna Butler

Author: Bryna Butler
Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 4 hours 40 minutes
Publisher: Swancrest Publishing2015
Genre: Paranormal Mystery; YA
Series: Mothman Mysteries, Book 1
Release date: Sep. 22, 2015

Synopsis: When Eric Jansen takes a seat behind his drums, every girl in the place takes notice - not that he's surprised. He's had decades to practice. Still, there's that other thing....
He's an alien. Offworlder. Take me to your leader, fall from the sky, space-invading, phoning home, UFO jockey. A swipe of the tattoo on his arm will reveal his true form, which locals call Mothman, a winged creature formed of ashen gray skin and glowing red eyes. Eric is one of the last of his dwindling, offworld species.

So when the recently deceased of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, start walking and talking, the Men in Black mark Eric as suspect number one. It'll be up to Eric and his inner circle to solve the mystery before the black suits lock him up and throw away the key.

A fun listen, Wrong Side of the Grave is a fast-action teen sci-fi mystery with a paranormal

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My thoughts:

The Wrong Side of the Grave is the frost book in the Mothman Mysteries series.  I thought this was an interesting premise.  It's a Ya paranormal that I think would be appropriate for upper middle school.  It reminded me a bit of Men in Black.  Where aliens are real and living among us, but the average person isn't aware.  I also liked the explanation behind vampires and Eric's identity.  I thought his suit was really cool.  

As for the mystery, it was engaging and surprising.  I think younger readers will be completely engaged in the story. They will also be eager to spend time with Eric and his friend Bridge.  They were great characters and their banter was fun.  The ship's computer was hilarious.   I listened to the audiobook and I would definitely recommend that platform.  I will be reviewing the second book, Wrong Side of the Storm, late next week. So make sure to come back.  

About the Author: Bryna Butler

Bryna Butler is a journalism-trained writer having authored hundreds of articles and financial publications before taking the leap into fiction in 2011. Her first book, Of Sun & Moon, skyrocketed to number one on Kindle top free charts in multiple categories in the U.S. and U.K. when the title went to free status in 2014 and again held #1 Teen Romantic Mystery on the Kindle Free charts in the U.S. in February 2020. The book was also featured in The Morganville Vampires web series. Butler’s work is free of profanity and mature content making them safe reads for pre-teen as well as teen readers. In her latest series, the Mothman Mysteries, she creates an unexpected and delightful twist on the urban legend from her youth, the winged Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
Butler’s love of storytelling leads her heart to many fandoms. You will often find her online gushing about the latest movie/TV show/book or fondly reminiscing about the time she met Charlaine Harris and didn’t faint.

About the Narrator: James Fouhey

Michael Mola is a writer, editor, producer, director, voice over artist, and narrator with over 50 titles to his credit. Michael voiced Wrong Side of the Storm, the latest installment in the Mothman Mysteries series.

1 comment:

BrynaButler said...

Thank you for joining the tour. Loving that you’re a Duey fan. You’ll see a different “side” of him in Storm.