Thursday, September 18, 2014

History Corner/ Giveaway: Forward to Camelot: 50th Anniversary Edition by Susan Sloate and Kevin Finn

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge, from Reading Addiction Blog Tours, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


This is the 10th anniversary re-edit of this book,
so it has a new release!

Forward to Camelot cover


Synopsis:

WHERE WERE YOU THE DAY KENNEDY WAS SAVED?

On the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination comes a new edition of the extraordinary time-travel thriller first published in 2003, now extensively revised and re-edited, and with a new Afterword from the authors.

On November 22, 1963, just hours after President Kennedy’s assassination, Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as President aboard Air Force One using JFK’s own Bible. Immediately afterward, the Bible disappeared. It has never been recovered. Today, its value would be beyond price.

In the year 2000, actress Cady Cuyler is recruited to return to 1963 for this Bible—while also discovering why her father disappeared in the same city, on the same tragic day. Finding frightening links between them will lead Cady to a far more perilous mission: to somehow prevent the President’s murder, with one unlikely ally: an ex-Marine named Lee Harvey Oswald.

Forward to Camelot: 50th Anniversary Edition brings together an unlikely trio: a gallant president, the young patriot who risks his own life to save him, and the woman who knows their future, who is desperate to save them both. 

History CAN be altered …


Review:

As a child of parents who were VERY much impacted by Kennedy's death, the assassination, and it's conspiracy theories, were a constant in my life.  The authors do a GREAT job of taking all the theories and mixing them up to a viable possibility, and then skewing the scenario and saying "what if he was saved, not shot?". What would be the domino effect? And there is the beauty of the book, as the reader takes all their personal knowledge and family history, and puts it against the changed in the scenario, and wonders what would have been different to them. So not only do you have a historical novel, you have science fiction, and science theory! If you love a book that will have you turning pages as fast as you, and asks you to think, 'what if?', this is the book for you!


About the Authors: 

SUSAN SLOATE is the author of 20 previous books, including the recent bestsellerStealing Fire and Realizing You (with Ron Doades), for which she invented a new genre: the self-help novel. The original 2003 edition of Forward to Camelot became a #6 Amazon bestseller, took honors in three literary competitions and was optioned by a Hollywood company for film production.

Susan has also written young-adult fiction and non-fiction, including the children’s biography Ray Charles: Find Another Way!, which won the silver medal in the 2007 Children’s Moonbeam Awards. Mysteries Unwrapped: The Secrets of Alcatraz led to her 2009 appearance on the TV series MysteryQuest on The History Channel. Amelia Earhart: Challenging the Skies is a perennial young-adult Amazon bestseller. She has also been a sportswriter and a screenwriter, managed two recent political campaigns and founded an author’s festival in her hometown of Mount Pleasant, SC. Check out her website for more

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After beginning his career as a television news and sports writer-producer, KEVIN FINN moved on to screenwriting and has authored more than a dozen screenplays. He is a freelance script analyst and has worked for the prestigious American Film Institute Writer’s Workshop Program. He now produces promotional trailers, independent film projects including the 2012 documentary SETTING THE STAGE: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and local content for Princeton Community Television. His next novel, Banners Over Brooklyn, will be released in 2015. Check out his website  for more.


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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting us today, and for the great review -- glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. I like that past and present are intertwined, and the story is based on a historical incident. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  3. I think the time travel factor of this book is interesting.

    Nancy
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  4. Margie--We found that the past always influences the present. In this case, though, the present gets a chance to influence the past... Nancy, our time-travel method is different from anything I've seen suggested anywhere (and I read a lot of time-travel books). Hope you'll check it out for yourself and see whether it's plausible to you!

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