Kevin Gerard middle grade fantasy giveaway

Hi! Kevin Gerard here —  Actually, it’s Sher. I’m filling in for Kevin. Many thanks to Kathy at IamaReader for hosting this Spooktacular Hop.



We have a choice of 2 books for tweens and/or teens, 1 paperback of each title to a U.S. winner and 3 ebooks of each title available internationally,  a total of 8 books.

Even though Diego’s Dragon is middle grade, adults may enjoy it as much as I did.


About the Books

Title: Conor and the Crossworlds, Book 1: Breaking the Barrier | Author: Kevin Gerard | Publication Date: January 15, 2010 | Publisher: Crying Cougar Press | Pages: 262 | Recommended Ages: 8+

conor&crossworlds1Summary: A Boy, a Mystical Creature, and the Journey of a Lifetime… Conor: an innocent ten year-old boy, not unlike other boys anywhere… Purugama: immense, powerful, magical, a towering champion of the crossworlds… A young boy subconsciously calls forth the power of the crossworlds creators. They send the mystical beast, Purugama, to accompany him on a fantastic journey. After revealing a number of possible futures to his young companion, Purugama prepares to return him to his home. His plans are interrupted when Drazian, Purugama’s mortal enemy, faces the immense cougar in a ferocious battle. The prize? Conor’s life, or death, depending on the ultimate outcome… Breaking the Barrier introduces Conor Jameson in the first of five epic fantasy adventures in the Conor and the Crossworlds series. As the journey continues, Conor’s battles against the Circle of Evil’s warriors become increasingly dangerous. Follow his amazing exploits as he becomes one of the champions of the crossworlds, finally fulfilling the oracle’s prediction of reincarnation as first warrior and consort to the Lady of the Light…



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Title: Diego’s Dragon, Book 1: Spirits of the Sun | Author: Kevin Gerard | Publication Date: September 30, 2011 | Publisher: Crying Cougar Press | Pages: 186 | Recommended Ages: 8+

Diego's Dragon Book 1 Spirits of the Sun by Kevin GerardSummary: An eleven-year-old Latino boy wins a district-wide writing contest for sixth graders. When an author visits his school to award his prize, Diego Ramirez has no idea how much his life is about to change. Nathan Sullivan hands Diego his statue, a handsome, glistening black dragon. He shakes his hand and leaves him to his friends. The students crowd around Diego, asking for permission to hold it.

After hearing the name Magnifico spoken aloud by family and friends, Diego awards it to his new dragon. If he only knew how fitting the name was, he might have known what lay ahead. Magnifico is the leader of the Sol Dragones, dragons that live within the magical fires of the sun. Nathan Sullivan is the earth’s connection to the mysterious creatures. It is his task to find Magnifico’s guide.

As Magnifico comes to life he becomes quite mischievous, playing tricks on Diego to embarrass him. As he discovers his bloodline, however, Diego assumes greater control over his dragon and his destiny. In the climactic journey, he frees his people and suffers a terrible loss by guiding Magnifico to their goal.


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About the Author: Kevin Gerard

Kevin Gerard
Kevin Gerard lives in San Diego, California, with two feline friends, Jesse the WonderCat and Little Man. When not writing or teaching statistics at Cal State San Marcos, he enjoys walking the grounds at the San Diego Zoo, hitting the waves at Cardiff State Beach, and hanging with his brother, nieces and nephews at the local Pizza Port. He also enjoys playing Halo on the internet; look for him in the rocket games as one of the characters from Diego’s Dragon or Conor and the Crossworlds.


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  1. I’d like the book about dragons! 🙂 If I wanted my friends to read a book I really like, I just tell them that I liked the book and they should give it a shot. 😛

  2. My son would love the dragon one

  3. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love to win the story with talking magical cats! To get my friends to read a book, I just tell them about how awesome it is and a little teaser! My blog follower ID is my e-mail.

  4. Definitely dragons! I usually get an extra copy of books I really like…..I just give the friend my extra copy, and tell them to read it. I’m usually pretty good at matching people with books they’ll like.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  5. Thanks for the comments!

    Both stories are adventures I’d like to take. The flying cougar is from a childhood memory – I dreamed him up when I was about 10 years old. Took me 34 years to begin writing his story.

    Magnifico the dragon gives Diego everything he can take in the first book. He’s got to make sure his new friend has the right stuff to be his “guide.”

  6. I love stories about dragons, I also think cats are a mysterious and intriguing species. I can’t choose between books, they are all wonderful.

    • Magnifico is an awesome dragon because he’s not the nicest guy in the world, even to Diego. When his sweet side emerges, though, it’s very touching.

      I love all of the big cats. There are five of them, all huge, all magical, all can talk, and they have the greatest personalities. My favorite is Surmitang, the Sumatran tiger. Indonesia was a British province, so he’s very proper and speaks quite eloquently – and he thinks he’s the most handsome of all the champions.

      Good luck!

    • I promise you’ll be happy with either one. The relationships between Conor and Purugama and Diego and Magnifico are priceless.

      Good luck!

  7. I had a read through both blurbs and either sounds awesome! I love cats AND dragons so I don’t really have definite preference.

  8. I would love stories like this. I am a big fantasy-reading fan! Now if I read a book and wanted others to try it out, in mosts cases, I would just loan it to them. Though there are times I would buy it for them if I loved it enough!

  9. Dragons for sure. I can barely stand the murderous felines that are normal sized. I can’t imagine surviving giant magical ones. Honestly, I completely lie to them about what happens in the story and hope they get hooked after they start.

  10. Michelle Willms: Both adventures sounds like something I’d love to devour, but both my children are more into dragons right now, so I’d choose the book about a magnificent flying dragon. Whenever I refer a book to someone, I tell them the reasons I find the book compelling. I try to be balanced in my discussions, but if a book is really good, I might gush a bit. It’s important to express how the author transported the reader into another world. That’s such an important part of writing.

  11. Hi Michelle,

    Check out the reviews for Diego’s Dragon on Amazon. If you do get a copy and you like it, feel free to gush – please 🙂

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