Wednesday, 31 August 2016


Joshua and the Arrow Realm (Lightning Road #2)
by Donna Galanti
Publication Date: August 30, 2016
Publisher: Tantrum Books

Joshua never thought he'd return to the world of Nostos so soon. But, when King Apollo needs his help in the Arrow Realm, Joshua's will and powers will be tested in order to save him.

With his loyalties divided between our world and theirs, Joshua wonders whether he alone can restore magic to the twelve powerless Olympian heirs, or whether he is being tricked into making the one mistake that might cost them all.

JOSHUA AND THE ARROW REALM is the exciting follow up to JOSHUA THE LIGHTNING ROAD which the Midwest Book Review called, "a heart-pounding thrill ride."


Stay away from the window, don’t go outside when it’s storming and whatever you do, do not touch the orb.

Twelve-year-old Joshua Cooper’s grandpa has always warned him about the dangers of lightning. But Joshua never put much stock in his grandpa’s rumblings as anything more than the ravings of an old man with a vast imagination. Then one night, when Joshua and his best friend are home alone during a frightful storm, Joshua learns his grandpa was right. A bolt of lightning strikes his house and whisks away his best friend—possibly forever.

To get him back, Joshua must travel the Lightning Road to a dark place that steals children for energy. But getting back home and saving his friend won’t be easy, as Joshua must face the terrifying Child Collector and fend off ferocious and unnatural beasts intent on destroying him.

In this world, Joshua possesses powers he never knew he had, and soon, Joshua’s mission becomes more than a search for his friend. He means to send all the stolen children home—and doing so becomes the battle of his life.


Guest Post

Dream Cast for Joshua and the Arrow Realm!

American. Thick, dirty blond hair. Big feet. Average height. Is an artist. An only child raised by his grandfather, Bo Chez. Loyal friend.

Tall girl. Leader of the Wild Childs in the Arrow Realm’s Wild Lands. Lives in tree houses with the Wild Childs, those who’ve escaped Queen Artemis’s hunt. Dresses in animal skins and uses a bow and arrow to hunt.

Thick, spiky, white hair. Stocky but muscular, with large hands and legs and a broad chest. Booming voice. Wears faded khaki pants, worn hiking boots, and cotton button down shirts. Joshua’s grandpa.

Artemis: EVA GREEN
Queen Artemis. Ruler of the Arrow Realm.  Tall and thin. Her head is covered in a crown of twisty thorns, every prickly point encrusted with blood-red jewels and tinged with gold.

Leandro:  RICHARD ARMITAGE (as Thorin Oakenshield from The Hobbit)
Dark green eyes with bits of blue. His left eye is bluer than the other. Long brown hair that hangs in ropes, with one white stripe. Has a scar across his right cheek from a fight. Smells earthy, of leather and chocolate. Speaks formally. Carries bow and arrows, a knife, and a whip. Wears a brown hooded cloak that falls to the tops of his cracked, black leather boots.

French. Tall, skinny with bright blue eyes. Wears skinny jeans that make him look skinnier. Shouts out French phrases when frustrated. Chews on twigs when nervous and his voice gets squeaky. A comedian. Wants to be an artist.

 About the Author

Donna is the author of the Joshua and the Lightning Road series and the Element Trilogy. She is a contributing editor to International Thriller Writers the Big Thrill magazine and blogs at www.project-middle-grade-mayhem.blogs..., a cooperative of published middle grade authors. Visit her at and Donna wanted to be a writer ever since she wrote a murder mystery screenplay at seven and acted it out with the neighborhood kids. She attended an English school housed in a magical castle, where her wild imagination was held back only by her itchy uniform (bowler hat and tie included!). There she fell in love with the worlds of C.S. Lewis and Roald Dahl, and wrote her first fantasy about Dodo birds, wizards, and a flying ship (and has been writing fantasy ever since). She’s lived in other exotic locations, including her family-owned campground in New Hampshire and in Hawaii where she served as a U.S. Navy photographer. She now lives with her family and two crazy cats in an old farmhouse and dreams of returning one day to a castle.

Tour Date:

Aug 29-Sept 9
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Giveaway Information:  Contest ends September 16, 2016

·         One (1) winner will receive a scrabble tile book cover charm (US ONLY)
·         Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Joshua and the Lightning Road AND Joshua and the Arrow Realm by Donna Galanti (INT)

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