Thursday, February 21, 2013

{Book Spotlight} Keeper of the Black Stones (Stone Ends) by P.T. McHugh

Hey everyone!

I am excited to bring you guys this new book. It's called keeper of the Black Stones and looks like it is going to be a good book. So, check it out and tell me what you think. Have an enchanting day everyone.

About the Book

Keeper of the Black Stones (Stone Ends)
by P.T. McHugh

Pages: 369
Publisher: Glass House Press
Expected Publish Date: February 26th 2013

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Book Description

Awkward in his own skin, shy around girls and worried about anything and everything, Jason Evans is just like a million other teenage boys in high school, with one very large exception: he has been given a gift that allows him to jump through time. A set of stones has fallen into his lap that gives him access to any place - and any time - that he chooses. But along with that gift comes the responsibility of stopping the man who is using those very stones to travel through time and change history for his own purposes. A man who is now holding Jasons grandfather hostage, and threatening the worlds very existence. Jumping through time with his best friend and body guard, Jason must enter the world of Medieval England, learn its customs, navigate unimaginable danger, and help Henry VII win the Battle of Bosworth, in the name of finding his grandfather, rescuing a beautiful girl from the clutches of a corrupt church, and destroying the one man who pledges to turn history inside out.


Magical instruments that allow time travel. The fate of the world, and time itself. A madman seeking to use it all for his own evil purposes.

And one fourteen-year-old boy, who must gather his friends, jump to Medieval England, and set things right, if he’s to save the world. Will Jason Evans learn what he needs to know in time? Will he be able to stop his nemesis, and save the world?

Or will he fail, and take the world – and all its residents – with him?

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About the Author
P.T. McHugh

P.T. McHugh didn't start out as a storyteller. He was, however, born into a family of that encouraged imagination. He became a fan of history in school and then went to college to become a construction engineer, to build a world of straight lines, angles, and equations.

He was just as surprised as everyone else when he realized that he believed in magic, and might just know the secret of how to jump through time. Since then, he's been researching the possibility and learning everything he can about history. Just in case the opportunity arises.

P.T. was born and raised in New Hampshire and currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Bob, daring to dream of alternate worlds and cheering for his beloved New England Patriots.

Guest Post by P.T. McHugh

Which is my favorite character and why?

Ironically, my favorite character in the book wasn’t even in the first version of the manuscript – the one that was signed to Glass House. When the publisher, editor, and I met face to face, though, I was given a list of ‘notes.’ Top on the list: create a prominent female character to round out the story, and give both boys and girls someone to follow in the story. 

“So you mean I have to write the entire story all over again?” I asked.  

“Yes,” was my curt response. (A helpful hint to all of you aspiring writers out there – when you feel like your story is done, you might have to take a deep breath and realize that you might have to write it all again. 

I argued a bit, because I thought this should be a book for boys, but eventually I realized that my editor knew what she was talking about. And I started writing Tatiana. When I was done, I realized that she was a combination of my wife and my two daughters – tough, sure minded, willful, and stronger than I could hope to ever be.  I have no doubt that the boys reading the story will fall in love with her, and the girls will cheer for her.  She says things that I could only dream of saying, and of course does things that are far beyond my reach.  She was an absolute kick to write, and quickly became one of the characters I looked forward to in every scene.

Where will she go in the future? I’m not sure even I know the answer to that – Tatiana has a mind of her own, and a way of dictating her scenes for herself. She doesn’t always listen to what I think, and she almost never does what I think she will. No matter what she does, though, I’m sure it’ll shock and delight all of us, myself and my editor included.


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