Wednesday, June 26, 2013

RBTL Blog Tour Presents: The Secret Seeker Society & the Beast of Bladenboro

Title: The Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro

Author: J. L. Hickey

Genre: YA/Fantasy/Paranormal

Publisher: Self Published

Release Date: Dec 31 2012

Edition/Formats Available In: Ebook


Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro follows the young protagonists Hunter Glenn, and Eliza Lynn through an adventure ripe with adversity, paranormal monsters, secret societies, and most haunting of all, a life without their parents.
It all happened one fall afternoon when they learned that their parent’s plane had gone down overseas, never to be seen again.
The book follows the siblings as they are dropped off at their new guardian’s home, an ancient and creepy mansion known only as the Belmonte Estate. Here they unravel the secrets of their parent’s true identities, the origin of the mysterious Mansion, and their inheritance into an ancient secret society of monster hunters known as Seekers

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About the Author

J.L. was born in Saginaw, Michigan where he has a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing through Saginaw Valley State University. He has written and is currently self publishing two novels, the first entitled The Deity Chronicles: Origins was released in 2008.
His recent release, The Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro was released 12/31/12 and has garnered a decent amount of momentum in its initial release.
You can follow J.L. Hickey's works at
He also dabbles in literary short fiction, and poetry.
When J.L. is not writing, he heads up a local paranormal investigation group in his home town.

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 "The taxicab weathered its way through a thick storm down the country road. Raindrops the size of quarters fell onto the windows as Hunter peered out the passenger side lost in a daze of melancholy. The rhythmic splashes created natural harmonic sounds—their father would say it was Mother Nature’s way of creating natural musical harmony. Lightning streaked through the dark pale sky, briefly illuminating the overcast roadway, the thunder making Elly jump slightly. She never did like storms…
The ominous weather was fitting for the siblings’ current mood. Despite its treachery for the cabdriver, who tried his best to safely navigate through the intense rain and howling winds. Hunter and Elly welcomed the raging storm; if anything, it was a small distraction from the current dark reality that summed up their lives.
“Well,” the cabdriver spoke once again, trying to break the awkward silence, “not sure where it is you two are going. These directions they gave me sure aren’t taking us down the beaten path. I don’t think there’s a paved road for miles down this way.”
Hunter didn’t reply to the friendly gesture. Elly also ignored him, quietly humming an old tune her mother used to sing her to sleep, making it apparent she wasn’t interested in any type of conversation with the strange man. It had been a long drive already, and the only thing keeping the cabdriver awake was his trusty coffee mug filled to the brim with the bitterest coffee imaginable."

My review:

This book is  a first in a series. It follows orphaned siblings to their new residents. Which just happens to be creepy. Through this Hunter and Elly are angry and still grieving over their loss.  As much as they are hurt by the events in their life they are not prepared for what lies inside of the their new guardians house. 

It is a place where adventures could happen and do happen when Hunter hears something at night.  

My take is that it is a good read. There were times when I thought something more needed to be added but that was just my opinion. 

Reading a book meant for kids took me back to when I was a kid and the books that I really enjoyed. This is a story that I can see all kids wanting to read because it has the story line of friendship, and the bonds of that friendship

I am actually looking forward to reading the next book

1 comment:

  1. This weekend only, Saturday, June 29th, and Sunday 30th, I will be giving out free copies of Wergild and Secret Seekers Society! Just hop onto amazon and download it free of charge!

    Please help me spread the word!

    Thanks for the review!