Book Has Been Nominated For Several Literary Awards and Is First Novel In The Carlousia Book Series
Brasleton, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/29/2012 -- Critically acclaimed author E.G. Carter, author of the new hit young adult fiction novel, Carlousia, The Passing of the Guard is kicking off his spring book tour with two book signings in the Atlanta area. On Friday, March 30th from 4 pm to 6 pm, he will be appearing at the Hall Book Exchange located at 1854 Thompson Bridge Road Gainesville, GA 30501. On Saturday, March 31st, he will be signing copies of Carlousia, The Passing of the Guard at the Barnes & Noble in The Forum - 5141 Peachtree Parkway Norcross, GA 30092 from 12 pm to 4 pm. Carlousia, The Passing of the Guard is the first novel in the new teen fantasy Carlousia series by Carter. The book has received rave reviews and is being viewed as one of the breakout books of the year as the next big hit book series for young adults. Carlousia, The Passing of the Guard, has been selected for the second round of the coveted Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. The book teaches the basic concepts of character, honesty, loyalty, and friendship, while holding the readers attention in a twist and turns adventure.
“I am very honored and happy to be kicking off my spring book tour for Carlousia, The Passing of the Guard in Gainesville and Norcross.” Carter stated, “I am humbled by the reviews and positive response that Carlousia, The Passing of the Guard has earned since its release. I believe that the concepts in this adventure story, of friendship, honor, and loyalty resonate with readers of all ages. I look forward to talking with readers, who come out and join the adventure Carlousia provides, at these signings.”
In Carlousia, readers meet Eddie Caskett. Eddie is filled with relief. The worries of moving into a new neighborhood, making friends, and starting a new school have been weighing him down. But after spending just a few minutes with the kids of Drayton Woods, Eddie realizes that the adventurous summer he was hoping for might just happen after all. Eddie hopes all the fun he anticipates will ease the pain of knowing his grandfather is dying.
With his last bit of strength before he passes away, Eddie's grandfather whispers that he has left something for Eddie in his barn—and that the tall tales he has been telling Eddie for years are true. With the help of a magic bracelet he finds inside a secret hole in the barn, Eddie and his two new friends, Dan and Scotty, enter a portal where they are suddenly thrust into roles guarding the world of Carlousia. With one slip or miscalculation, they realize the balance of time and a legacy will be gone, and evil will destroy Carlousia and their homes back in Drayton Woods. Now the boys must conquer fear, outwit predators, unfold betrayal, and overthrow evil in a world different from their own—all while pretending everything is normal at home.
The book is an extraordinary adventure with three boys taking a wild, coming-of-age journey that intertwines risk, honor, loyalty, and the kind of danger that unfortunately may lead to unimaginable loss of one of their own.
E.G. Carter’s own story is as thrilling and captivating as Carlousia itself. He suffers from dyslexia yet has never let it keep him down, earning his B.S. from the University of Georgia; he is a successful sales executive, entrepreneur and storyteller. He wrote Carlousia, The Passing of the Guard to triumph over dyslexia, to show his two sons, and young adults that nothing is impossible.
Additional information and reviews on Carlousia, The Passing of the Guard may be obtained at www.carlousia.com