Monday, June 8, 2015

Creighton Hill Blog Tour + Giveaway!

Hey, everyone! Lot's of cover reveals and blog tour posts lately! It's so exciting to see what everyone is working on and help them introduce their "babies" to the world. ;) Today I get to participate in the blog tour for Creighton Hill, the beginning of a new fantasy trilogy by my good author friend, Morgan Elizabeth Huneke! I also have a character spotlight for the book coming up on Thursday, but today I'm sharing my review of the book. First, however, a bit about the story.

About the Book

“No one can mysteriously disappear leaving no trace. It isn’t realistic.”
“You’re right, Emily,” her grandfather said thoughtfully. “It isn’t realistic. However, a good many things happen in this world that are not realistic, things supernatural.”

Emily, Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna have grown up on their grandfather’s tales of ancestors who mysteriously disappeared from Creighton Hill, the plantation home that has been in their family for centuries. When Grampa’s death forces them to move into Creighton Hill, the truth about the supposed disappearances is the first thing on their minds. Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna’s, that is. As for Emily, why must they keep at their supernatural hogwash?

Could it be that their family really does just have an unusual history of early deaths? Most people seem to think so. But Grampa’s research has uncovered something different.

When mysterious writing matching descriptions found in ancient accounts begins appearing to the children, they know something’s up. They must find out what really happened to their ancestors, and work together to discover the reason behind the mysterious writings.

Creighton Hill is the first book of the Time Captives trilogy, a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom.

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My Review

I almost never read children's or middle grade fiction, but I've enjoyed Morgan's book, so when I had an opportunity to beta read Creighton Hill, I was very interested. I very much enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next books in the trilogy. I loved how Morgan combined a bit of history with the fantasy, since those are my two favorite genres. I actually enjoyed this story more than The Chronicles of Narnia. *ducks for cover from flying objects and gasps of horror* Seriously though, I recommend Creighton Hill to anyone looking for a good adventure story, especially younger readers. I know I would have loved it as a child.

About the Author

Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics. She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment.

You can connect with Morgan on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Across the Stars Free on Kindle

To celebrate Across the Stars’s second anniversary, and Creighton Hill’s release, Across the Stars is free on Kindle June 8th-12th! Check it out on Amazon!


Join in the excitement of Time Captives and enter to win a special prize! The first prize winner will receive a signed copy of Creighton Hill as well as a signed copy of Across the Stars, for its anniversary. Second prize is a signed copy of Creighton Hill. The third prize winner will receive an eCopy of Creighton Hill in the eBook format of his/her choice. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Tour Schedule

Monday, June 8th

·        Tour Introduction at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
·        Book Review at Author Jaye L. Knight
·        Character Interview at Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections ~ Joey Hubbard
·        Author Interview at Maddy’s Digital Diary

Tuesday, June 9th

·        Book Review at Spell Out Loud
·        Author Interview at Bring Your Own Books
·        Character Interview at Knitted by God’s Plan ~ Emily Hubbard
·        Creighton Hill Inspirations at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke

Wednesday, June 10th

·        Book Review at The Overactive Imagination
·        Character Interview at Bring Your Own Books ~ Abigail Hubbard
·        Guest Post at The Destiny of One ~ Historical Research for Fantasy Worldbuilding
·        Surprise Post at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke

Thursday, June 11th
·        Book Review at O’ Scarlett Reviews
·        Author Interview at Inklings Press
·        Character Spotlight at Author Jaye L. Knight ~ Camthalion
·        Time Captives Trivia at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke

Friday, June 12th

·        Book Review at Bring Your Own Books
·        Character Spotlight at Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections ~ George
·        Guest Post at Girls Living for God’s Glory ~ Keeping God in Christian Fantasy
·        Across the Stars to Time Captives: A Writing Journey at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke

Saturday, June 13th

·        Book Review at Maddy’s Digital Diary
·        Author Interview at Knitted by God’s Plan
·        Guest Post at Inklings Press ~ Pinterest as a Time Captives Writing Tool
·        Tour Conclusion at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke

Monday, June 15th


  1. Thanks for reviewing Creighton Hill! I'm so glad you like it!

  2. I would have to say what intrigues me the most about this story is the whole timetravel/fantasy/history combo. It kind of reminds me (just from what I know of the book) of both the Narnia series and the Dreamhouse Kings series; both of which I Loved!

    1. I love that combo too, which is part of why I wrote it that way. :) I haven't read the Dreamhouse Kings series, so I don't know how it compares, but it definitely has Narnian influence. I hope you can read it and that you like it!

  3. I like that the story has elements of faith and fantasy.

  4. "What interests you most about Time Captives?"

    Um...all of it? ;)
    Mystery, faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom. and now elves. What's not to like?! :D

  5. Time travel plus fantasy? This sounds amaIng!!

  6. what interests me most about Time Captives?
    Everything! a Grandpa who just disappears, five kinds trying to find the answers, Mysteries that crossover time. That sound like my kind of book! I just love books with time travel mysteries

  7. what intrigues me in wanting to read this story is that is has mystery in it. I like reading book with some mystery in it like Wayne Thomas Batson's Isle of Swords and Isle of Fire. Also the fact that this book is a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom make me want to read it all the more.