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Book Spotlight/Giveaway: Tommy Black and the Staff of Light. Ends Dec 23rd

Jake Kerr

About the Book: For fourteen-year-old Tommy Black, nothing is worse than being raised by an overprotective grandfather in the city that never sleeps. That is until his grandfather is captured by magical creatures and Tommy has to save him with his family’s magical staff.

That wouldn’t be so bad, but the only magic he can do with the staff is weak–making light. What the heck can you do with light?

Tommy finds out as he fights golems, shadow creatures, and djinn in a journey that features a magical river, an enchanted train, and an illusionary fortress. But the worst part of all? Tommy has to save his grandfather with the help of Naomi, a girl whose talent with magic is only rivaled by her ability to hurl insults.

Pages: 400

MG/YA novel

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About the Author: After fifteen years as a music industry journalist Jake Kerr’s first published story, “The Old Equations,” was nominated for the Nebula Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America and was shortlisted for the Theodore Sturgeon and StorySouth Million Writers awards. His stories have subsequently been published in magazines across the world, broadcast in multiple podcasts, and been published in multiple anthologies and year’s best collections. Tommy Black and the Staff of Light is his first novel, and is the first volume of the Tommy Black series. 

A graduate of Kenyon College, Kerr studied fiction under Ursula K. Le Guin and Peruvian playwright Alonso Alegria. He lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and three daughters.!aboutauthor/cldx

Giveaway Rules


There will be 1 winner  

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by

Giveaway Ends Dec 23rd, 2014

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

Mandatory: Leave a comment about the review below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

Giveaway Guidelines and Disclaimer  

Winners are selected via Random and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond;

If no response, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner is chosen.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #2 – Carol L

Happy Holidays!

December 4, 2014 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , ,


  1. A Grandson and the love they have for a grand parent is a special bond that not even evil will come between them. It may be a small light of a staff but the love they share will make Tommy strong en order to save his grandad in this magical world they find themselves in

    Comment by annie page | December 4, 2014 | Reply

  2. I love the whole point to the story. I can’t wait to see how Tommy fares with rescuing his Gramps. My older grandson and daughter would enjoy this. Thanks for another giveaway chance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (t) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | December 6, 2014 | Reply

  3. Love the sound of this one for myself. I hope they rescue his Grandfather, I’m sure they will.

    Comment by sharon martin | December 22, 2014 | Reply

  4. I love that you give school supplies and books away! I do a lot of book reviews and end up donating them to hospitals etc. This book sounds very enjoyable for a young teen! If I happen to win-please give the book to a needy child!

    Comment by Michele | December 22, 2014 | Reply

  5. I love magical type books. I think I would like it.

    Comment by Debi | December 22, 2014 | Reply

  6. Definitely adding this so my kids can read it. Thanks.

    Comment by tsosmmn | December 22, 2014 | Reply

  7. Yikes, that’s a big challenge for him to save him. This sounds really neat!

    Comment by Liz Mays | December 27, 2014 | Reply

  8. Thanks Ella, My grandson and granddaughtr love these kind of books. Happy New Years.
    Carol L

    Comment by carol L | December 28, 2014 | Reply

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