Friday, March 3, 2017

Tour Guest Post/Giveaway!! The Last Shadow Gate, by Michael W. Garza

Welcome to the blog tour for 
The Last Shadow Gate,
sponsored by
YA Bound Book Tours!!

For my stop, I'm featuring a 
Guest Post by the author!!
There's also a tour-wide giveaway!!

The Last Shadow Gate
(The Shadow Gate Chronicles, Book 1)
Michael W. Garza
Kindle Edition, 264 pages
NeverHaven Press
March 3, 2017
Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction

Summer vacation was never supposed to be like this.

It was bad enough Naomi had to be shipped off to her dad's home for the summer and deal with her half-brother Gavin, but when the siblings are forced to spend their break with their great-grandmother in upstate New York, everything changes. An investigation into the strange disappearance of their great-grandfather forces them to retrace his footsteps. They discover a gateway between worlds and encounter extraordinary creatures in a land where the people are desperate to escape the coming of a shade lord. To survive their adventure, Naomi and Gavin must settle their differences and find the elusive shadow gate that will take them home again.

*Grab a copy today and begin your search for the Shadow Gate*


Book 1: The Last Shadow Gate
Book 2: A Veil of Shadows (Coming 2017)
Book 3: The Shadow of War (Coming 2018)


"If this book had been around when I was a kid, I’d have held it right up there with The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings.”
- Sunshine Somerville, Author of THE KOTA SERIES

"You won't want to miss out on the thrilling yet perilous world beyond the shadow gates!"
- J. Cornell Michel, Author of JORDAN'S BRAINS

*If you love fast-paced, YA Fantasy, THE LAST SHADOW GATE is the book for you.*

Guest Post From the Author

For this guest post, I asked Michael Garza the following question: Which of your characters do you most identify with, and why?

Here's his answer:

For The Last Shadow Gate I identify with both Naomi and Gavin. They were inspired by my kids, so the attachment to the characters was there from the moment I started writing the series. This is the only book (series of books) that I’ve included my children in, so the entire experience has been a special one for me. I can see the fear in the main characters' eyes in certain situations because I’ve seen that same fear in my children’s eyes throughout their lives. I think I will have a difficult time when I finish the last book in the series. Putting these characters away for good will tug on my heart strings pretty hard.


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Michael W. Garza often finds himself wondering where his inspiration will come from next and in what form his imagination will bring it to life. The outcomes regularly surprise him and it’s always his ambition to amaze those curious enough to follow him and take in those results. He hopes everyone will find something that frightens, surprises, or simply astonishes them.

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  1. I actually like this type of adventure stories! I'll have a look on Goodreads as well, but love your post. Makes me want to read it! Well done!

    1. Hi, Mareli!

      When I was notified about the tour for this novel, I signed up right away!! I LOVE that cover, and the plot sounds SO AWESOME!! I want to read it VERY badly myself!!

      Thanks so much for the compliment and the lovely comment!! <3 :)

  2. What a wonderful guest post! I've spoken with this lovely author; and although I wasn't able to read and review this one, I have added this book to my reading list. I love the cover of The Last Shadow Gate - such gorgeous colors! And it really does sound like a wonderful and adventurous read! Awesome trailers and giveaway, too! Thank you so much, Maria! *SMOOSH* <3 <3 <3

    1. Hi, Michele!

      Yes, isn't it? I thought it was SO sweet, how he actually got inspired by his own kids to create the main characters in this story!

      I, too, LOVE this cover!! I've also added this book to my Goodreads shelves. Glad you also liked the trailers and, of course, that giveaway is SO FABULOUS!! You're very welcome for it, too!! <3 :)

      Thank you for such a wonderful, sweet comment!! *SMOOSHES* HUGS to you & Mckenzie!!! <3 <3 :) :)


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