Brain to Books Tour Michelle Murray

Fast Facts:

Author: Michelle Murray
Genre: YA fantasy, poetry
Book:
The dream Walker from the land of Mystica Series
The dream Walker Returns from the land of Mystica Series
Ichra’s Quest
Rainbows and Dreams: A collection of Poetry

Bio

I am a working mother of two young men. I started writing in high school. When not writing, I enjoy reading, doing crafts, painting, and going for walks.

Author accomplishments

I recently won Poet of the year. Several of my poems have won awards and been published in various anthologies.

Book blurb for the Dream Walker Series:

Miranda is an average college student until the dreams come. Follow her and her dreams on her quest to save The white wizards from their stone prisons. Each book follows a different quest to free a different white wizard.

Book Blurb for Ichra’s Quest

Ichra has turned 14 and must find his magic stone in the Ice Caves. Travel with him as he travels the dangers of the Ice Caves.

Review for Dream Walker:

4.0 out of 5 stars The Dream Walker. February 23, 2015
By Pennie Mae Cartawick. Author of the Sherlock Holmes book series TOP
500 REVIEWER Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
When it comes to a world of fantasy and magic where sword and sorcery takes hold, this is where it all starts. In this epic YA adventure, a dark wizard conjures up a black spell to trap his fellow wizards inside stones. A young boy Mortimer who lives in the land of Mystica finds one of these stones in a river and hides it, keeping  it for himself. Because he didn’t follow suit and turn it over to the Goddess as law requires, he in turn releases a dark wizard named ‘Midnight‘ whom is bent on power and ruling the land. A favorite place to be for children as they plummet into the pages of ‘The Dream Walker’, a well deserved mystical journey. A place in time from another world that envelopes dragons, wizards, and fairytale belief where strange powers corrupt to ignite a kingdom of good Vs evil. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the next installment in the ‘Land of Mystica Series’. I was given a copy for evaluation and an unbiased review.

Review for Dream Walker Returns:

5.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs up! November 29, 2014
By Maggie
Format:Kindle Edition
Author Michelle Murray writes a fun and magic filled story in The Dream Walker Returns. I don’t usually  read adventure stories but I finished the whole book in one sitting! It’s complete with magical creatures, a love story, betrayal, magic and a lovable heroine. Miranda had to go back once again to Mystica after saving it in The Dream Walker. Evil threatens to take over the land and she is called to save it a second time. The  dream walker is tasked to heed the call of a person with a good heart needing help and she comes only every couple of thousand years. Miranda finds the assistance she needs from unlikely allies as she struggles with the huge responsibility of saving a magical world and its people.Recommended for teenagers and anyone who loves fantasy adventure.

Review for Ichras Quest:

Mar 21, 2015 Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: author, short-story, review, fantasy
Thanks to Michelle Lee Murray for giving me this book to review. When the Ice people turn 14 they go on a quest to find a magical stone, and it is now Ichra’s turn. But there are many perils in the ice caves including ice quakes and unusual  creatures. Will he be able to find his stone and make his way home? Ichra’s Quest is an enjoyable short story set in the same world as The Dream Walker Series. Ichra wants to prove himself but also wants to see the rest of the world and have adventures like hi Thanks to Michelle Lee Murray for giving me this book to review. When the Ice people turn 14 they go on a quest to find a magical stone, and it is now Ichra’s turn. But there are many perils in the ice caves including ice quakes and unusual creatures. Will he be able to find his stone and make his way home? Ichra’s Quest is an enjoyable short story set in the same world as The Dream Walker Series. Ichra wants to prove himself but also wants to see the rest of the world and have adventures like his father. A sweet story that I would recommend to those who have read the rest of the Land of Mystica series.

Review for Rainbows and Dreams:

5.0 out of 5 stars A vivid word word tapestry April 2, 2015
By Diane Paxton
Format:Kindle Edition
Rainbows and Dreams is an eclectic and evocative collection of poetry that is uplifting, thoughtful, insightful,  and plaintive. In her straightforward style Michelle Murray weaves a rich tapestry of words that will resonate with readers of her work. Loss, hope, heroes, warriors, fair maidens, dreams, and all the colors of the rainbow are packed into these verses. These verses will nourish your heart and soul. Highly  recommended.

Book expert Dream Walker:

Miranda found herself standing in the middle of a field with knee-high grass and flowers of different colors. The flowers were bright and colorful in shades of purple, blue and green that Miranda had never seen before. The field was all around her, with nothing else to see. No people, no animals, no signs of water, nothing was around her except the tall grass for what seemed like miles and miles. Miranda looked up and saw two suns in the sky; she thought maybe she was  dreaming again. But, she could feel the grass, and the heat from the suns. Before she could even move to start walking, an arrow shot through the air. It struck a black wolf-like creature that had been ready to attack her from the grass. Miranda had not even seen or heard the creature. Miranda could now see the large fangs and claws as the creature fell right next to her.

Review for Dream Walker Returns:

The Darkness was a living thing. It waited. It had all the time in the world. Yet, it was starting to get restless. It wanted to  be out in the world again. It wanted to be slithering into cracks, covering all light, dousing sparks of hope and   happiness. It grew on misery and pain. It knew little of the changes of the world, and cared less. Wizards, kings, and people they all came and went. The dragons were older, and less prone to its wanderings. The Darkness only knew of two  things, to grow and feed. To do this, it needed to slither and strengthen. It needed to be in the world again. It had been  here since the beginning. It would be here until the end, if even just a small amount like it was now. The Darkness had never been this small for this long. It itched to grow. It yearned to hear the screams and feel the pains of the humans as it worked its path through the world.
As if in answer to its thoughts, the Darkness heard a  spell. The spell attached him to a wizard. It was not the entrance or  introduction to the world it was hoping for, but it was a start. That was all the Darkness needed, a start. A way to get into the world once more.

Review for Ichra’s Quest:

Ichra was about to go on his Ice Quest. He was small, even for an Ice Person. He was barely two feet tall! No matter how much he ate, he just did not grow. He did not let his small size stop him, though. He explored the Ice Caves, played games of hide and seek with his fellow Ice People, and helped carve out more passageways in the Ice Caves. He was the only son of parents who doted on him. His father had taken his magic “seeking” stone to aid the King in his quest to find and kill the remnant of Midnight’s army.

Excerpt from Rainbows and Dreams:

Escape Drift Drift Away

Fly Fly Fly away
In the puffy white clouds
Of the sky Blow Blow away
Glide Glide Glide away
On the wings
Of butterflies
Huff Huff away
Soar Soar Soar away
With the noisy engines
Of a commercial plane
Sigh Sigh away
Fall Fall Fall away
From the snowy top
Of Mt. Everest
Cry Cry away
Write Write Write away
Sorrows and pain
To get through another day

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