Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Book Tour & #Giveaway ~ People of the Sun by Ben Gartner @BGartnerWriting ~ @GoddessFish ~ Middle Grade, Action Adventure, Time Travel, Historical Fiction


by Ben Gartner



 Middle Grade, Action Adventure, Time Travel, Historical Fiction


About the Book:

The explosive reveal about who John and Sarah really are and why they’re traveling through time, with their most gut-wrenching challenge yet.

In the time of the Aztec, a scoundrel named Cortés arrives and the kids are forced to make an extremely difficult decision: If you could change history, should you? For more twists, more danger, and more fun, read the third book in The Eye of Ra series, People of the Sun!


Read an Excerpt:


The ground shook like the end of the world.

At least, that was how it felt to John, who had never experienced an earthquake while growing up in Colorado. And they’d only lived in Maryland for a month before taking this trip to California to visit their aunt. On their second day in the steep mountains of Santa Cruz, while hiking through an old-growth redwood forest that reminded John of a fairy tale, he suddenly felt woozy. But he wasn’t sick. His legs swayed like he was dancing the hula, as if the ground beneath his feet were the roiling sea. Birds took to the sky. Their aunt’s dog, Nickel, barked and snapped at the air, her ears tucked back and tail between her legs.

“Sarah?” John looked over to his sister and held out a hand to steady himself.

She wore the same expression of bewilderment for a moment, then realization dawned across her face. “Is this an earthquake? Cool!”

Her voice rose and fell with the waves just like her knees riding the shifting earth as if it were a skateboard or a pair of skis. Dander like fireflies floated down from the trees and sparkled in the sun’s rays.

“Earthquake,” Aunt Lorraine confirmed. “Just a little one. Hold on, it’ll end in—”

The earth eased to a halt.

“There ya go, all done.” Aunt Lorraine heaved a breath. “For now.”

“For now?!” John hunched over, ready to fall flat on the ground if it got any worse.


Meet the Author:

Ben Gartner is the award-winning author of The Eye of Ra time travel adventure series for middle graders. His books take readers for a thrilling ride, maybe even teaching them something in the meantime. Ben can be found living and writing near the mountains with his wife and two boys. https://BenGartner.com

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Purchase Links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Id8pua

Local bookstore: https://indiebound.org/search/book?keys=author%3AGartner%2CBen

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/people-of-the-sun/id1578394762

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/people-of-the-sun-ben-gartner/1139909512?ean=9781734155280

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/people-of-the-sun-2

Everywhere else: https://books2read.com/people-of-the-sun-ben-gartner


Giveaway Details and Entry Form:

One randomly drawn winner will receive a $50 Amazon/BN GC.

Make sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:


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  1. Thanks for including me on your blog!

  2. Great excerpt, People of the Sun sounds like an excellent read for me to enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful day!

  3. Thank you both for visiting, Stormy and Kim!

  4. Thank you for sharing the author's bio and book details, this sounds like an awesome book and series and I am looking forward to sharing these stories with my grandchildren

  5. Thank you for stopping by today, Bea and Sherry!