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Samuel Bavli on Blog Tour for The Secret of the Sphinx,
November 1-18

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02_the-secret-of-the-sphinxThe Secret of the Sphinx: A Time-Travel Adventure to Ancient Egypt
by Samuel Bavli

Publication Date: September 6, 2016
CreateSpace/Tambora Books
eBook & Paperback; 161 Pages

Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction/Fantasy

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When Jon, a precocious and adventurous 14-year-old boy, encounters a sphinx on a class trip to the museum, little does he know that his life is about to change forever. Four and half thousand years ago, in ancient Egypt, an evil sorcerer captured Neb, the king’s magician, and imprisoned his soul in this sphinx. The sphinx now tells Jon his story and enlists Jon’s help to release Neb’s soul from its stony prison. The sphinx whisks Jon away in the dead of night to ancient Egypt, and Jon is thrown into a world of mystery, sorcery, and adventure.

Jon must overcome his fears, outwit Neb’s enemies, and battle evil forces to discover the identity of the sorcerer who imprisoned Neb’s soul in the stone sphinx, there to remain forever. But when Jon’s plan to uncover the villain unravels and everything seems hopeless, Jon has to find the strength and resolve to vanquish his crafty enemy. Does Jon have what it takes to find the evil sorcerer and uncover the secret that keeps Neb’s soul imprisoned in the sphinx?

Enter the magical world of ancient Egypt in The Secret of the Sphinx.


About the Author03_samuel-bovli

Samuel Bavli was interested in writing since he was a young boy. Language and story-telling were second nature to him. His father was a poet and professor of literature; and as a boy, Sam loved to write poems and short stories. For inspiration, he used his knowledge of history and ancient civilizations. His colorful characters were based on historical and Biblical figures, and on heroes portrayed in the myths of the Greeks, Norse, and Egyptians. Sam is currently a medical doctor, but his love of writing has never been stronger. The Secret of the Sphinx is his first novel. It is a middle grade time-travel adventure to ancient Egypt.

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Please join Janet Macreery as she tours with HF Virtual Book Tours for A Little Wicked, from October 27-November 7.

01_A Little WickedPublication Date: April 29, 2014
Outskirts Press
Paperback; 188p

Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction (Ages 9-13+)

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After her Scottish village is attacked, 12-year-old Dory must flee her home without her family. Once the granddaughter of the chief, now branded a fugitive, Dory begins a dangerous journey trekking through the Scottish wilderness and crossing the Atlantic in disguise in order to reach the distant and unfamiliar Massachusetts Bay Colony in the New World. There she must survive a crisis that is quite different from the one in Scotland but no less fatal, the Salem Witch Trials. The year is 1692 and Dory is plunged into mayhem on both sides of the ocean.

Praise for A Little Wicked

“…readers will learn a lot about resilience and Scottish identity.” – Publisher’s Weekly

“…the fast pace and suspense-filled pages will keep younger teens engrossed while providing notable history lessons. A high-stakes historical adventure full of emotional, social and political drama.” – Kirkus Reviews

“…debut novel is addicting, passionate, and fresh.” – Novel Nutritious

“A Little Wicked evokes themes of survival, rebellion, and identity just as vividly as the most popular fantasy novels for young people.” – Amazon.com Reader

“The author writes from the viewpoint of the female child character Dory, making the story highly relatable as well as understandable to young readers. Readers will gain a strong idea of customs, daily life, and government for those living in 1692 in England, Scotland, and The New World…” – Michelle Robertson for Reader Favorites

“Writing with both discipline and creative abandon, Macreery gives studious attention to detail as each carefully crafted sentence flows fluidly to the next.” – Amazon.com Reader

“…fast-paced style that kids are used to from their favorite fantasy-adventure books.The book is full of historical and cultural details, with touches of Scottish folklore leaving open the possibility of the supernatural.” – Goodreads Reader

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About the Author02_Janet Macreery Author

Janet’s parents never had to emphasize the importance of reading; they both genuinely love to read. That love of literature transferred to Janet, her sister and brother as they grew up in suburban New Jersey. College took Janet to Pennsylvania where she met her husband. Proud of her homeland and her heritage, Janet and her husband read about and travel the United States and Scotland to learn more about the history and culture of both countries and currently live in the shadow of Washington, DC in Northern Virginia.

For more information please visit Janet Macreery’s website. You can also connect with Janet Macreery on Facebook, Twitter, and Gooreads.

A Little Wicked Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, October 27
Review at Books Complete Me
Spotlight at Unshelfish

Tuesday, October 28
Review a A Bibliotaph’s Reviews

Wednesday, October 29
Spotlight at Let them Read Books

Thursday, October 30
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Monday, November 3
Review at Beth’s Book Nook
Spotlight at Historical Fiction Connection

Tuesday, November 4
Interview at Forever Ashley

Wednesday, November 5
Spotlight at The Maiden’s Court

Thursday, November 6
Review at A Book Geek

Saturday, November 8
Review at Peeking Between the Pages

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