Saturday, December 7, 2013

Blog Tour, Dream Cast & Giveaway: The Dreamstone by Mikey Brooks

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour of:
Book Two in The Dream Keeper Chronicles
A thrilling fantasy-adventure series for middle-grade readers!

Don't forget to check out the GIVEAWAY
at the bottom of this page for a chance
to win one of over 30 prizes! 


My Dream Cast
What author hasn’t dreamed of their book being turned into a movie? I certainly have! As writers we dream, and what’s fun about dreaming is we can cast any actor we want. I have three main characters in my books so I’ll focus just on them.

Gladamyr—the Dream Keeper, is a reformed nightmare trying to save the world of Dreams from the return of the most evil nightmare to ever exist: Mares. Gladamyr is a shape shifter and can pretty much shift into whatever thing he wants. He prefers to look like a human—except he has purple skin and hair. While I wrote the first book I always imagined Nicholas Cage as him. However, since I have had the opportunity to listen to the audiobook of The Dream Keeper, I have to cast Anthony Bianco, professional actor and narrator of the audiobook, as the role of Gladamyr. He is much younger, better looking, and has Gladamyr’s voice down perfectly.

Parker is a 14-year-old gamer who is struggling to stay popular. Right now he’s got it made but when fate teams him up with the biggest loser in school to save the world, his priorities gets turned upside down. Parker was actually a real person I knew. I took everything about Parker from the main source. If I chose an actor, probably Gabriel Basso would do a good job. He certainly has the looks and the mannerisms for him.

Kaelyn has been tagged the biggest loser in junior high by a band of mean girls set on destroying her image. In reality, Kaelyn is the coolest kid in the school; just nobody knows it. That is until she gets teamed up with Parker to save the world from nightmares. Kaelyn is a conglomerate of two women I admire: my wife and my sister. She is smart, beautiful, and probably the bravest in the book. I think Elle Fanning would make a perfect Kaelyn. She has the strong charisma that is needed, but she can also seem small at the same time. 

So there is my dream cast. What out Hollywood here I come!!

I am excited to announce the release of
Book Two in the Dream Keeper Chronicles:

When Parker’s mom is dreamnapped by the wicked Mab, it is up to him and Kaelyn to save her. However when they return to Dreams, they discover Mab isn’t their only problem. Gladamyr has lost his powers and the only way to get them back is to become what he fears the most—a nightmare.

“The Dreamstone, by Mikey Brooks, is a wild stallion of a story: fast, thrilling, and unpredictable. I was hooked in chapter one. If he can snare the attention of an old reader like me, he’ll have kids sneaking this one into class underneath their text books…If this one isn’t a kid-pleaser, I don’t know what is.” –Michelle Isenhoff, author of the Divided Decade Trilogy and the Taylor Davis Series.

This is far out good and entertaining. It will become a pre-teen to young adult and the young of heart’s favorite. The tale is clean, wholesome and riveting. It is must have in every home and school library” –Anna del C. Dye, author of The Silent Warrior Trilogy.

“This really is a cracking novel. Action-packed and spellbinding!”—Cas Peace, author of The Artisans of Albia series.

"If you like the Percy Jackson, Fablehaven, or the Harry Potter series, you'll love this!" –An Amazon Reviewer.


Mikey Brooks is a small child masquerading as an adult. On occasion you’ll catch him dancing the funky chicken, singing like a banshee, and pretending to have never grown up. He is the author/illustrator of several books including the best-selling ABC ADVENTURES: MAGICAL CREATURES and BEAN’S DRAGONS as well as the middle-grade fantasy-adventure series THE DREAM KEEPER CHRONICLES. His art can be seen in many forms from picture books to full room murals. He loves to daydream with his three daughters and explore the worlds that only the imagination of children can create. Mikey has a BS degree in English from Utah State University and works full-time as a freelance illustrator and cover designer. As a member of the Emblazoners, he is one of many authors devoted to ‘writing stories on the hearts of children’. He is also one of the hosts of the Authors’ Think Tank Podcast. You can find more about him and his books at:
Now Available in Audiobook!


Hardback: $19.95, Paperback: $12.99, EBook: $2.99.

10 winners will receive a gift bag with numerous signed books marks, 
collector cards, wrists bands, and a handmade dream key necklace.

Paperback Books:

Can You Survive? Treasure Island, by Blake Hoena

The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer, by Lisa Cole Orchard

Color of Freedom, by Michelle Athearn Isenhoff

Explorer X-Alpha, by Lm Preston

Gangsterland, by Ansha Kotyk

Cycles, by Lois Brown

Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon’s Fury, by L.R.W Lee

Princess Kandake, by Stephanie Jefferson

Weight of the Crown, by Stephanie Jefferson
Arrow of the Mist, by Christina Mercer
Cassidy Jones, by Elise Stokes
The Seventh Attendant, by Elise Stokes
Curse at Zala Manor, by BBH McChiller
The Curse of the Double Digits, by Lynn Kelley
Into the Forest and Down the Tower, by Ann T. Bugg
Off to Camp and Discovering Art, by Ann T. Bugg
Agency, by Shantal Hiatt
Psyched, by Juli Caldwell
Ragesong, by J.R. Simmons

Secret Sisters Club, by Monique Bucheger
Trouble Blows West, by Monique Bucheger
The Alien Mind, by Virginia Jennings
The Last Time Keepers, by Sharon Ledwith
Frogs & Toads, by Stacy Lynn Carroll
Nexus Point, by Jaleta Clegg
Warrior Beautiful, by Wendy Knight
Shahira and the Flying Elfs, by Anna del C Dye (PDF)

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1 comment:

  1. This was a lot of fun to do. Thanks for featuring me and my book on your blog.