Friday, January 26, 2018

Blurb Blitz: Jack Gregson & The Forgotten Portal by Peter Wilson"

Jack Gregson & The Forgotten Portal
by Peter Wilson


GENRE:    Young Adult



Winner of the Bronze medal in the 2017 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards in the Pre-Teen
Fiction-Mystery category.

Something has changed at Gregson Manor. An evil force from the family's past has returned to
upheave their lives. Jack and his cousins explore the family secrets as they are pulled through a
portal into a universe of endless worlds and possibilities. Together, they race to escape and destroy
the evil Theorden and his followers who strive to unlock the power of the Forgotten Portal and wreak
havoc on Gregson Manor and the World.


Excerpt Two:

They continued down the mud track until reaching a junction where three paths met and the Warden
statue stood before them.

“The Monk,” David said as they looked up at it. Over the years the three of them had named all
twenty-three statues of Gregson manor, based purely on what the person looked like. While they knew
each represented important Gregson family members from different generations, that hadn’t stopped
them inventing some of the more childish names such as The Fat Dwarf, Big Butt Betty and Jack’s
personal favorite The Constipated General.

The Monk stood on a small pedestal, the total height of the statue being around two meters. He had
bare feet, with long flowing robes closed by a rope tied around his waist. His hands were pressed
together at chest height as if praying and his shaved head was bowed with eyes closed.

“What do we do now? There’s no blue emerald here that I can see.” Rosie asked, examining the statue
from all angles.

“Don’t know, that nutty woman didn’t say.” David replied, referring to the curator. “She did tell us to the
bring the book though, maybe that will tell us something.”
Rosie pulled it out, then dropped the bag to the ground and sat on it. She went to the contents page
and read down the list until she came to the chapter on the Rear Garden.

She started to read:
The Rear Gardens are situated at the rear of the Gregson Manor…

“Whoever wrote this really spells things out, don’t they? Does it mention that the grass is green and the
trees point upwards in a tree like fashion?” David asked sarcastically. “It’s like it’s written by a moron,
for morons.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Peter Wilson has been writing for years. He started with short stories (many of them just 55 words long).
The storylines and genres he chooses to write in are fantasy, horror & fast paced thrillers, as that
is what he enjoys reading.

A number of years ago Peter sat down to write another short story, based on a prompt given in an
online writing competition. As the word count rose, he realized that it wasn’t so short and it had turned
into a novel: Jack Gregson & the Forgotten Portal, which recently won a Moonbeam award. He’s
currently working on the sequel to the book, in what he plans to be a trilogy.

Peter lives in Sydney Australia. When he’s not writing, he works in the digital world, creating content for
games, music and movie companies.

Buy links:



Peter Wilson will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner
via rafflecopter during the tour.


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  3. Who is your favorite author of all time? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(dot)com