Teamwork does the job

In Jack Janson and the Storm Caller, Jack is faced with a problem. A large boulder has blocked Winfred’s bed space for years, and the giant, even with his great strength cannot shift it.

But, Jack takes a close look and comes up with a masterful plan, but it will need teamwork and coordination from him, Winfred and Sarah-Jane.

Find out what happens in Jack Janson and the Storm Caller.

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The magic begins.

Jack is unloved at home and bullied at school, there is nowhere he can go to be accepted until the last day at school. Having been threatened by the school bully and growled at by his parents, he gets some good news for a change.

His gran has invited him to come and spend the summer holiday with her in Cornwall and Jack jumps at the chance. The chance to be away from all the agro of his home life is a no brainer and he soon finds himself in her wonderful cottage with its awesome garden and views over the sea.

It’s the perfect place to be and he and his gran bond over the simple things in life, like baking, her garden and as he gains in confidence, her herb garden. Then, one day, she takes him to a cave at the bottom of the garden and there, in the cold dark corner a big presence looms over him and Jack meets the giant, Winfred Storm Caller for the first time.

Awestruck, Jack soon befriends the giant and they get up to amazing adventures where Jack discovers giant magic. But that, as they say, is another story entirely.

Find out what Jack gets up to in Jack Janson and the Storm Caller now available as an ebook and paperback and is getting rave reviews on Amazon.

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Here is how you can get your copy,

Paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0954733673

eBook

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XY5WKJ2

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Another great 5 star review for Jack Janson and the Storm Caller.

I am delighted to share with you the latest Amazon 5 star review for Jack Janson and the Storm Caller.

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Andrew Steed writes,

“An enchanting read,

This is an enchanting YA book which will especially thrill a younger audience. And as an older reader, I found Jack Janson & the Storm Caller to be a quick read and very enjoyable. The Giant is a delight and I loved the relationship between Jack and his Gran. Well done Andrew!”

Here is how you can get your copy,

Paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0954733673

eBook

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XY5WKJ2

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Another 5 star review on Amazon for Jack Janson and the Storm Caller.

I am delighted to share with you the newest 5 star review on Amazon for my latest book, Jack Janson and the Storm Caller.

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Bernie says,

“The opening chapter of this book made me wonder if it was for me, but by the end of the second I could not put it down. Marsh has created totally convincing characters in a setting which is so far fetched that you just have to read on to see what happens next. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series.”

Thanks for your review Bernie, much appreciated.

Here is how you can get your copy,

Paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0954733673

eBook

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XY5WKJ2

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See my interview on North Lanarkshire Live where we talk writing, Asperger’s Syndrome and lockdown.

Last week I had a great interview with Martin Greechan from North Lanarkshire Live and we talked about all sorts of interesting things, including my writing, Asperger’s Syndrome and lockdown.

If would would like to watch the show again, please use this link, https://bit.ly/3d6bpbV

Take care and stay safe.

 

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The opening page of Jack Janson and the Storm Caller

Hi everyone, I thought I would share with you the first page of Jack Janson and the Storm Caller to give you a flavour of the book.

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Chapter 1

The Last Day At School

Jack looked over the fence at Sarah-Jane and rubbed his arm from where Lex had him pinned up against the wall at lunchtime.

“You show yourself here tomorrow and you’re dead Janson, got it?” Lex had snarled at him, his foul breath almost making him baulk. Lex’s mates hovered behind him like hyenas closing in on their prey.

Thinking back to that moment, he kicked the ball hard at the fence making next door’s cat jump and hiss back at him with a venomous glare. Jack couldn’t speak cat but was certain he knew that look. He was a marked man. ‘Just add yourself to the list,’ he thought. He had to think of something and come up with it fast.

“Jack,” his mother called from the kitchen doorway. “Come on in for dinner.”

It was Thursday so that would make it his favourite dinner, fish fingers and chips. He smiled at Sarah-Jane and gave her a quick wave, but with his body shielding his arm so that his mother couldn’t see.

“Got to go,” he mouthed and Sarah-Jane blew him a kiss.

“Coming, Mum!” He felt his face redden.

“Don’t forget to wash your hands.”

“I know the drill. I’ll be there in a minute,” he called.

“If it’s cold by the time you’ve finished messing about, don’t blame me.”

He ignored the tone of her last remark and by the time he arrived downstairs his dinner was on the table.

“So, what was the penultimate day at school like then?” her tone more neutral now.

“The usual. The teachers are stressed out of their nuts, kids are hyper and it’s a free-for-all. Standard day. A three point four I’d say. There’ll be a few teachers in the pub tomorrow lunchtime I can tell you.”

“Jack!”

“Oh come on Mum you know the score. It’s the last day before the break and the teachers are desperate to get the hell out of there. Could be up to a seven or a seven point five tomorrow. That’s a big number in anyone’s book,” he smiled back, squeezing his favourite ketchup over his chips.

Here is how you can get your copy of Jack Janson and the Storm Caller that now has 4 and 5 star reviews on Amazon.

Paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0954733673

eBook

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XY5WKJ2

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Looking back at a great 5 star review for Jack Janson and the Storm Caller on the blog tour.

The blog tour is over and gave me some great reviews and feedback from the bloggers. here is an extract from what Sharon said in her Beyond the Books blog on 25 February 2020.

“This is such a lovely book. It is enchanting and magical at the same time. Andrew Marsh has done an excellent job in producing a quality tale for across the board audiences! 5☆ for me!”

See the full review here, http://bit.ly/2PEBeq3

Here’s how you can get your copy,

Paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0954733673

eBook

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XY5WKJ2

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Jack Janson and the Storm Caller – a blog tour review

After 14 days of wonderful reviews for the blog tour of Jack Janson and the Storm Caller it’s all over. It has been a great ride full of truly heartfelt comments and reviews for my book, so a big thank you goes out to Heather Fitt, the blog tour organiser, and the 14 bloggers who took part. Well, if I’m being honest, one blogger didn’t manage to post, but they may have had not been able to for some reason.

The reviewers came from all parts of the world including the UK, the USA, Australia and the Philippines to give a rich diversity of reviewers. I think that all of them were women, which is interesting because although there are 2 strong female characters un the book, the main character, Jack Janson, is male and just a few days short of his 14th birthday.

Was it as good as I had hoped?

Yes, better. Every reviewer that gave it a star rating gave Jack Janson and the Storm Caller at least 3 star. There were:-

Three 3 stars

Five 4 stars

Three 5 stars

Two didn’t give any star rating

One blog didn’t post a review

That means that half of them gave a 4 star or better review, that is amazing and I’m really pleased with it.

Every reviewer said something positive for the book, either a character who resonated with them, the sense of how the relationships between the characters grew in the book or the story line. As a writer, to connect with such a varied audience from all parts of the world in such a manner is very satisfying.

An extract of each day’s comments is provided below:-

Day 1 – Once Upon A Time Blog – 5 stars

“Jack Janson & the Storm Caller has, in my opinion the potential to be the next big series that everyone will want to read.”

Day 2 – Between the Pages Book Club – 4 stars

“Perfect read for young adult and teenage fantasy readers. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.”

Day 3 – Shalini’s Books and Reviews – not starred

“Relationships and family were paramount in the story, and the author brought it out beautifully in the interactions with the giant.”

Day 4 – Mrs Brown’s Books – 3 stars

“…I can totally see how this would appeal to a young audience: there are plenty of genre elements that would engross many readers.”

Day 5 – Herding Cats Bog – 4 stars

“The plot, setting and characters are all well developed and this is a really enjoyable gem.  I’m looking forward to more adventures with Jack.”

Day 6 – The Twist and the Turn Blog – not starred.

“For me the authors style remained me so much of Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton they had this innate skill to write amazing fantasy and mystery books for children and young adults but speak to them as adults, and make the story’s so well crafted, that even the fantasy elements are relate-able to the reader, quite amazingly this author manages to do this with ease leaving us with a magical tale that young children, young adult readers and adults themselves can enjoys as they slowly get lost in this fantasy world.”

“I am thrilled to know that this book is going to be part of a series and this household cannot wait for the next.”

Day 7 – Anonymous Expression Blog – 5 stars

“So much happened in Andrews book that captured my imagination and won my heart that it is hard to think how he managed to fit it all in.”

Day 8 – no post.

Day 9 – Beyond the Books Blog – 5 stars

“This is such a lovely book. It is enchanting and magical at the same time. Andrew Marsh has done an excellent job in producing a quality tale for across the board audiences! 5☆ for me!”

Day 10 – Blogging With Carol – 4 stars

“I hope to read more of this series as it has great potential and could easily be a TV series.”

Day 11 – Books by Bindu – 4 stars

“But for me the main takeaway from this book was acceptance. Acceptance of strange circumstances, magic being in the world, a giant, to name but a few.”

Day 12 – Kristen Susienka Blog – 4 stars

“I think Jack Janson & the Storm Caller is a unique addition to the middle grade/YA genre. While simplistically written and told, it is also a coming-of-age story that will resonate with kids going through some of life’s most trying times.”

Day 13 – Dini Panda Reads – 3 stars

“Overall though, this was a well-paced and heart warming story about family, growing up and finding your place. It’s a good introduction to the fantasy genre for young readers and I think many will enjoy Jack Janson’s story!”

Day 14 – KBbookreviews – 3 stars

“Overall: the story is fun, engaging and full of potential! the magic is easy to grasp and understand, the characters are realistic and interesting, and the story is intriguing and well paced.”

To conclude, the blog tour was a great success, some of the reviews have been posted on Amazon which really helps raise my profile and the book’s popularity. The comments received have been honest as each blogger see’s the story and I can ask no more than that.

For anyone serious about their books, particularly an indie author like me, I can highly recommend doing a blog tour. Heather Fitt @LifeBookish has done such a wonderful job in bringing it all together and keeping me informed throughout the process that I shall definitely be using her again for the second book in the series, Jack Janson and the Pirates of Nathir due out in the spring/summer.

Here’s how you can get your copy:-

Paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0954733673

eBook

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XY5WKJ2

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On day 14 of the blog tour and it’s a comprehensive 3 star review for Jack Janson and the Storm Caller

The last day of the blog tour and it’s been a tour full of great 3, 4 and 5 star reviews and wonderful incisive comments.

Today, it’s a 3 star review from KBbookreviews and she says:-

“The story is fun, engaging and full of potential! the magic is easy to grasp and understand, the characters are realistic and interesting, and the story is intriguing and well paced.”

See the full review here:-

http://bit.ly/39d1mjr

here’s how to get your copy:-

Paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0954733673

eBook

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XY5WKJ2

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Day 13 of the blog tour and it’s an honest 3 star review.

On day 13 of the blog tour the reviewer is Dini Panda Reads and she awards Jack Janson and the Storm Caller 3 stars.

“Overall though, this was a well-paced and heartwarming story about family, growing up and finding your place. It’s a good introduction to the fantasy genre for young readers and I think many will enjoy Jack Janson’s story!”

See the full review here:-

http://bit.ly/3clXbUc

Here’s how you can get your copy:-

Paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0954733673

eBook

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XY5WKJ2

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