I’m SOOOOO proud of one of my best friends in the whole entire world: Jonathan Hal Reynolds!
Within the first twelve hours of his brand new book series ("Octobers") being released on Monday, all four books rose to the top 10 in the Fantasy-General genre on Amazon.com, even ahead of Stephen King! Holy COW!!!
I’ll tell you all about the books, but first we are going to take a trip down memory lane…
When I was a junior in high school (& Reynolds- a sophomore), we became the best of friends.
Reynolds is an energetic dreamer with a magnetic personality. You can’t help but be drawn to his bright light.
I quickly came to love him deeply, as if he were my very own brother. He was SO goofy and would constantly make me laugh until I had tears streaming down my face.
We went our separate ways during the college years- but we always remained very close…catching up at holidays and such.
Reynolds is probably the most passionate, creative person I have ever met and has an intense love for life. He cherishes his time spent on this Earth and makes the most of every single day.
He loves to experience the world first hand and has traveled to more countries than I could ever imagine. I am so structured and predictable---while Reynolds has always been carefree and spontaneous. A trait that I absolutely love about him.
Through the years, we have been a part of each others special life moments:
My wedding (scanner wasn’t working, so I had my Dad take a picture of this picture and send it to me…didn’t work out so well, eh? Ha)
and Reynolds loving on my quad babies for the first time…
and now, here we are---grown ups?!?! (gasp) And we thought we would never get old! Ha.
I always knew you would do amazing things…
Such a cool idea!
These magical books, by J.H. Reynolds & Craig Cunningham, are set in a world that is always October.
(All concept illustrations by J.R. Fleming)
When Halloween night ends, the calendars turn back to October 1st, and the enchanted wonders begin again.
These first four books go through the same October four different times, but through four different perspectives until the reader solves all the mysteries. The books are geared toward 9-12 year olds, but are enjoyed by older readers who love the fantastical--i.e., Halloween, time travel, romance, monsters, underdog heroes… you get the picture.
Anyone who likes GOONIES, SUPER 8, BACK TO THE FUTURE, TOM SAWYER AND HUCK FINN, GOOSEBUMPS, SLEEPY HOLLOW, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, HARRY POTTER, RAY BRADBURY, or STEPHEN KING will love these books!!!
The paperbacks are $5.99 each, and the ebooks are $2.99. I highly advise you guys to buy all four books since they are all part of the same story, and the reader won't solve all the mysteries until the end of the fourth book.
Amazon.com is currently running a promotional deal for the books. If the buyer puts all four paperback books into their shopping cart together and checks out, then Amazon.com will give them the fourth book for FREE! Awesome deal, right?! You end up getting four books for $18. (*psssst* Excellent Christmas gifts!)
To receive the special promotion- you must go to: www.theoctobers.com and follow the links to the Amazon.com sales pages (or Barnes and Noble if you are buying an ebook for your Nook).
FYI: I just ordered all four books for $17.97. The discount does not appear until the very end of the checkout process under: “review order summary”.
I cannot wait to curl up with a soft, comfy blanket, sip on a warm cup of coffee, and get lost in a magical world of mystery & adventure.
Dear Reynolds, Little Boy Wonder, Peter Pan…I am so proud of you. I admire you more than you will ever know. You truly are an inspiration to me and I love you to pieces. Don’t ever “grow up”. Don’t ever stop dreaming…
Can’t wait to see what you have in store next! http://www.moonsungbooks.com/
I will keep a link to these books in my sidebar, if you would like to come back and check them out. You will not be disappointed.