Today, I will be reviewing Vacation to Graceland on behalf of Online Book Club, and it was OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day on May 18th!
About the Book
A man, his mother, his sister, his granny, his niece, and his nephew make a trip to Memphis Tennessee for a family reunion. During the course of the trip, the family encounter a series of circumstances that mold the trip into an unforgettable experience. Through the arguing and internal bickering within the group, they come together and strengthen the blood bond they share with each other. Reflecting on each and every situation encountered, the man realizes the trip is an overall social, emotional, and educational journey.
I didn't dislike this book, I just wish there had been more substance to it.
The thing is, the book is really short, and the vagueness of a lot of the important details left something to be desired. I enjoy reading powerful and meaningful stories with intricate storylines and a lot of moving parts, and this story was basically the exact opposite. It is about a road trip, a family reunion, and then getting home.
I actually found Crissy to be my favorite character in the story, in that the author spent less time and energy trying to make her circumstances humorous and ridiculous. It was nice just getting a chance to see someone who wasn't quite as over-the-top as the rest of the cast.
That isn't to say I didn't enjoy reading the story, and the fact that it was short and humorous really helped bring it together. I just wish there had been more of...well...everything. It was a good story and I will give it a 4 out of 5 star rating. People who like to read funny stories without a lot of substance will enjoy checking this one out.
Check it out on Online Book Club!
It's officially available now, and it is incredibly exciting that Raven's Peak is available for sale in audio format!
I sort of stumbled onto the OnlineBookClub website about two years ago and didn't really know what it was all about. I decided to try out some of their services, starting with reviews, and have ended up working with them quite a bit to promote some of my books.
Here is a list of all of the various promotional options I've compiled over running all of my campaigns, and hopefully some of them will come in handy for you (or at least the ones that you end up using).
I'll be taking questions for the next couple of weeks about anything: upcoming projects, my newest book, or any other topics. I will make a short video to post on youtube answering the questions, as well!
Time to start reviewing some of those services I mentioned last week. Several of the promotions haven't gone out yet, so you'll still need to wait for those, but there are other ones I can mention and tell you how well/poorly they did.
This is a continuation of my campaign information, and if you want to check out the first post I made about this, you can find the link below to part 1.
I'm back at it, launching another Kindle Scout campaign! This book kicks off a series of stories about Arthur that take place before the events of Raven's Peak and the World on Fire series.