Tom has always been fascinated by volcanoes. So this summer Mum takes him, his sister Anna and his best friend Kevin for a holiday close to a dormant one in France. It’s their first holiday away since Tom’s dad died two years ago.
They explore the area and make friends with a scientist studying a cave system nearby. Everything is peaceful and fun – until one morning the volcano comes to life again
Caiti designed this super new cover for me.
Here’s a 4 star review. It’s short but to the point!
“An adventure story for children. Well written and entertaining.” Sam Ray
This book is available FREE from Smashwords here.
Three more books in this exciting series coming very soon. They’ll be 99 cents each.
Escape the Volcano will be hitting Smashwords tomorrow. This ebook has been a family affair. I wrote it, Benj scanned the out of print dead-tree version which I updated, and Caiti has done me a fantastic new cover, as you can see here.
It’s the first in the Escape series that did very well for me back in Ireland, despite little marketing and pushing by the publishers. The two main characters are eleven year old Tom Donoghue and his irrepressible friend, Kevin, one of life’s optimists and jokers. Tom’s Mum and little sister Anna play significant roles, and so does Alan, who they meet up with in this first adventure. (Tom’s dad is a no-show in the stories. I had to kill him off a few years previously since I needed an incomplete family for the series! It’s very hard to write interesting stories about perfect, happy families – sad but true.) This little crowd turned out to be great fun to write about and I enjoyed creating various adventures for them. They go on to encounter avalanches, floods and twisters in the next books.
It’ll be free on Smashwords, but you’ll have to pay for the rest of the stories in the series, probably 99 cents each, which I think is a fair deal.
So, please do check my Smashwords page out in the next day or two and get yourelf a free copy to enjoy. And let me know what you think of it.