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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The World's Greatest Adventure Machine Blog Tour (guest post & two giveaways)

Welcome to Day #3 of The World's Greatest Adventure Machine Blog Tour!

To celebrate the release of The World's Greatest Adventure Machine by Frank L. Cole (8/8/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Frank and 10 chances to win a copy of Adventure Machine, as well as theme park tickets in the Grand Prize Giveaway!

An adventure novel about four lucky kids and a mysterious, but thrilling ride for fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Jurassic Park! CastleCorp and the famous Castleton brothers are unveiling the World’s Greatest Adventure Machine! The roller coaster is an experience like no other, and four lucky kids have won the chance to be the first to ride it. There’s Trevor, whose latest stunt got him in trouble at school again. There’s Devin, whose father is pushing him to be the next Internet sensation. Nika’s wealthy grandfather isn’t too pleased about her participation. And Cameron, he’ll be the first to tell you, is a certified genius. The whole world is watching. But as the kids set off on their journey, they begin to realize that there is perhaps more to their fellow contest winners than meets the eye. And the Adventure Machine? It might just have a mind of its own. Join the contestants on their wild ride if you dare. Your adventure starts now!

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Favorite Theme Park Memory
by Frank L. Cole

My favorite memory would have to be the time Heidi (my wife) and I just decided out of the blue to take a weeklong trip to Disney World when we were still newlyweds. That was over 16 years ago, but I still consider it one of my favorite vacations of all time. We were young and excited and this was a big trip to plan when we rarely did anything crazy. I had expected the park to be swarmed with guests, because it was early May, but the place was all but empty. I’ve never seen The Magic Kingdom so barren of people. It felt as though they had opened everything just for us. We walked onto every ride without waiting more than a couple of minutes at the most. They even allowed us to stay on and ride again if we wanted because there was no one in line. We spent a lot of money on food and treats and souvenirs. Money well spent! We had enough time to slowly wander Main Street and The Living World at The Epcot Center and learn about things we never would have had the place been packed. It truly was magical seeing the characters walking around and having time to take pictures with them. I’ve since been back to Disney Parks seven or eight times over the years and they have always been beyond packed. It’s still amazing and I love the environment there, but we’ve constantly been rushed and I compare every experience I have to that first one when Heidi and I strolled alone through The Magic Kingdom. Nothing ever lives up to it.

FRANK L. COLE lives with his wife and three children out west. When not writing books, Frank enjoys going to the movies and traveling. The World’s Greatest Adventure Machine is Frank’s ninth published book and his second with Delacorte Press. His first was The Afterlife Academy. You can learn more about his writing at or find @franklcole on Twitter. 
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Blog Tour Schedule:
August 14th — BookhoundsYA August 15th — Good Choice Reading
August 16th— Word Spelunking August 17th — Life Naturally
August 18th — A Dream Within a Dream August 21st— Reading Teen
August 22nd — Crossroad Reviews August 23rd — Novel Novice August 24th — YA and Kids Books Central August 25th — Once Upon a Twilight

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Lisa Maucione said...

That's a great Magic Kingdom memory. I can't picture the park with so few people. This sounds like a book that will appeal to many of my students. I will have to check it out.

Danielle H. said...

This book sounds so unique and therefore fun to read. The imaginative idea here intrigues me and I'm excited to read it.

Lauren said...

My kids would like this book since they like adventures.

John Smith said...

It looks very fun and adventurous!

Slowsly said...

Sounds like an interesting cast of characters. I like the title. Looking forward to reading it.

Lynnette said...

This does sound like a very different sort of adventure book! It should appeal to my middle graders.

Jillyn said...

This sounds like a lovely bit of adventure :)

Dan Denman said...

The book cover is colorful and fun! I think that I will like the characters and this fun adventure!