JIMMY STONE’S GHOST TOWN

About the author:

 

Scott Neumyer currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter. He is a writer, publicist, and photographer who has over ten years experience in online PR & marketing. He also worked three years as a Media Buyer for a major national film distributor. Scott has appeared in Wanted Undead or Alive: Vampire Hunters and Other Kick-Ass Enemies of Evil (Citadel Press August 2010). He has also been published online and in print in presitigious magazines such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Pindeldyboz, and Hobart Pulp. Find him online at www.scottwrites.com and www.whoisjimmystone.com. You can reach him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/scottneumyer and Facebook at www.facebook.com/scott.neumyer

WHAT IS IT?

For Jimmy Stone, life in “Boredsylvania” has been pretty tough. His mom’s died, his dad’s completely checked out, and he spends his days running from the Coogan Boys, the local bullies. It isn’t long, however, before “Boredsylvania” gets a lot more exciting. With his new friend, David and his dog, Trex, by his side, Jimmy discovers that the woods beyond his backyard hold the key to a world he could never even imagine. Soon, he ends up in Ghost Town, where he’s greeted by his ghost guide, Gasp, and receives an ominous prophecy.

“Seven things you must find.
One thing for each day.
Seven things you must find.
Or else they all will pay!

Suddenly Ghost Town becomes as scary as it sounds, and Jimmy Stone realizes that he’s in way over his head.

JIMMY STONE’S GHOST TOWN is available now on Amazon.com (http://amzn.to/jimmystone) where readers can download the novel for the Amazon Kindle, as well as on all available Kindle apps on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and many other mobile devices. It is also available to download on B&N’s nook (http://bit.ly/jimmystonebn), as well as in many other formats on Smashwords.com (http://bit.ly/jimmystoneonsmashwords).

To view a Teaser Trailer, readers can visit www.whoisjimmystone.com.

THE READ

Jimmy Stone’s first adventure reads like the beginning of a new supernatural odyssey for a juvenile urchin. Sporting a slightly foul mouth and a loner attitude, Stone sets out to explore the prophecy of Ghost Town. Thus we begin the setup to what’s logically going to be a seven book series, as we come to learn and love with another kid hero. We’ve been here before, but something catches me offguard with this Young Adult opus. I actually give a damn about Stone and I can’t tear myself away from the my Kindle.

THE AFTERMATH

Jimmy has a dog and a drunk dad to keep him company in his scary home. Venturing outside, he has to contend with a bully and a weird new friend. This friend takes Jimmy into a fascinating new world called Ghost Town where excitement and new thrills wait around every corner. While 40,000 words is a quick jaunt, Neumyer offers up a rich experience as we get to follow Jimmy into the unknown. When Jimmy meets Gasp, the second half of the book begins in earnest. But, there’s no resolution.

I can understand how important it is to setup a franchise in the modern literary age, but whatever happened to at least providing the illusion of a done-in-one tale? Neumyer has chosen to balance both aspects of the YA world, by offering up the start of a hopefully length series. Not shying away from reality, the world of Jimmy Stone remains realistic and enjoyable to read. Most of the readers at AV are above the YA range, so I remind you that the Young Adult label shouldn’t scare you off. As it stands, I still get way too many e-mails detailing the carnal nature of Harry Potter.

Break away from your preconceived expectations and take a chance on something new. It is time to discover Jimmy Stone.

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

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