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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tour: HALF DEAD & FULLY BROKEN by Kevin Craig







Half Dead & Fully Broken, by Kevin Craig

 

Genre: young-adult, contemporary-fantasy

 

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

 

Date of Release: January 19, 2015

 

Cover Artist: Eugene Teplitsky

 

 

Find Online: Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

Description:

 

Carter Colby is the most unpopular teen at Jefferson High. This would be easier to deal with if his identical twin brother, Marcus, weren’t the hottest, most popular boy in school.

 

When Marcus is killed in a motorcycle accident, Carter discovers the one thing more painful than trying to compete with Mr. Wonderful: wearing his dead brother’s face. He felt invisible before the accident, but with Marcus dead, everybody turns away from him in mourning. How can he blame them? He can’t bear to look in the mirror.

 

When Carter begins to see Marcus’ ghost, Mr. Wonderful’s quest to save the world and spread happiness may not be over after all, even in death. Marcus knows that Justin Dewar, the boy who drove the truck that crashed into his motorbike, is struggling with the guilt of taking a life. Melanie, Marcus’ mourning girlfriend, was also hit hard by the tragedy. Marcus wants to make things right before it’s too late.

 

With Marcus’ help, Carter experiences love and friendship for the first time in his life. But is Mr. Wonderful’s helping hand enough for Carter, Melanie, and Justin - three kids fully broken by the tragedy - to save one another?




About The Author:

Kevin Craig is the author of four previous novels; Burn Baby, Burn Baby, Summer on Fire, Sebastian’s Poet, and The Reasons. He is a 4-time winner of the Muskoka Novel Marathon’s Best Novel Award. Kevin is also a playwright and has had eight 10-minute plays produced. His poetry, short stories, memoir and articles have been published internationally. Kevin was a founding member of the Ontario Writers’ Conference and a long-time member of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region (WCDR). He is represented by literary agent Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary Group.

Find Kevin Craig Online:

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Review:

HALF DEAD  & FULLY BROKEN by Kevin Craig


Carter and Marcus Colby are twins, products of a difficult [read, constant parental discord] home, in which "Mr. Wonderful" (Marcus) parents younger sibling Meagan, and Carter just reflects Marcus, more of a shadow than a foil. Early in May of their seventeenth year, Marcus determines they should ride his motorbike to the high school. Taking the wrong chance, Marcus dies, Carter suffers serious road burn. Of course, given the family of origin, Carter is mostly overlooked, because he is Marcus' mirror image. But Carter can never forget Marcus, whose spirit remains visible to him while Carter works through a series of terribly difficult choices while he fights to discover his purpose in life.
Heart wrenching, heartbreaking, ultimately hopeful, don't miss HAKF DEAD & FULLY BROKEN.

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