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March 4, 2013

Blog Tour: Grand Theft Magic by Richard Blunt – Guest Post and G!veaway

Hey all! Thanks for stopping by the blog for our Tour Stop for

Grand Theft Magic by Richard Blunt

presented by Pump Up Your Book!

We’ve got a fantastic guest post by author, Richard Blunt, where he
provides us more insight on main character, Lucas Trent.

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post for a
chance to win a Kindle Fire HD!

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After a field trip suddenly turns into a near catastrophe Lucas and the others shift into high gear to avenge their injured friend. But when an unexpected foe arrives at the scene they quickly find themselves in a life or death situation that not even their extraordinary skills can solve. Realizing that they have bitten off more than they can chew Lucas desperately starts looking for trustworthy allies, just to find out once again that things are never as easy as they appear at first.

Can they survive the battles at hand? Will they be able to tell friend from foe? Or will the epic quest they have stumbled into be too much for them to handle?

Follow Lucas Trent and his friends through an action-paced story of mysteries, secrets and deceptions and find out…

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Lucas Trent 3 – Grand Theft Magic by Richard Blunt
Publication Date: September 11, 2012
Publisher: Blunt Publishing

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About a boy

 

I always struggle a little what topic to put into my guest posts… But there is one topic that has for long been missing, and it’s time to fill that gap: So, Lucas… This is all about you…

One sentence before I start, for all those of you that are not familiar what I am talking about: Lucas Trent is the title hero of the book series by the same name. And even though I just released the third part of the series (“Lucas Trent 3 – Grand Theft Magic”) I have so far never written about him in a post. So, who is Lucas? And what makes him tick?

Lucas is by the start of “Grand Theft Magic” a 16 year old teenager. When he first appeared in my books he was a loner. No friends, no social ties other than his parents, just he and his computers. And that actually was what Lucas was all about at that time: Computers. Not about games, not about social networks or whatever, real deep computer stuff. A geek you might say, and a really good one. Envied for skills, even hated by some for the same reason, being respected only when people need something from him, he is a social outcast with a major talent. The thing about him though is that this talent is not really about computers. (And it’s not really about magic either…) His real talent is all about focus. Lucas is the kind of guy that is not easily interested in something, but when he decides to pick up a topic for real then he is all in for it and will not stop until he has grown to be the best. His problem with that though is, that being the best is a very relative term in his field of expertise. In athletics you know after 100 meters who is fastest… In computer sciences… not so much… Combined with the fact that he doesn’t have real friends to begin with this relativity makes his view on reality a little warped. What I mean by that is that instead of being constantly running around with his head held high for being the best there is, he is very convinced that he in reality is just a mediocre guy, and keeps wondering why people around him always seem to be so terribly stupid. Now you might think that this kind of “modesty” actually is a good thing, and I tend to agree. But unfortunately for Lucas as this is not modesty but a real sense of inferiority in his mind it keeps causing him problems throughout his entire life, including his journey in the story.

Now there is of course a lot more depth to the character than focus and an “inferiority complex” (sorry for that word…), but when you really look closely at what he does and how his thoughts go on those decisions you will quickly find out that most of his other traits really are just an aftereffect of those two. And this by the way is one of the real beauties that I learned while writing the story… In the story it is always about things that look easy in the beginning but are not so much in the end. With the characters this gets a symmetry, because they look quite deep and complex when you see them, but it in the end only boils down to two or three major attributes in the end. And maybe that’s even true in reality as well… Who knows?

About the Author:

Publishing under a pen name to keep his personal life separate from his writing life, Richard Blunt was raised in the heart of Europe, in a nation where English is not the native language. Like his heroes, Richard blunt is nothing more than a shadow – a specter that whispers a story for everyone to hear.

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8 Comments

  1. Anne C
    3/4/2013

    Reading YA books makes me feel like a young adult again. :D

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  2. Majuchan
    3/4/2013

    Simply because I’m a YA… I can easily relate to the characters.
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  3. Lisa Richards
    3/4/2013

    I like seeing how much the characters grow and how they respond to often life threatening circumstances
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  4. Meghan Stith
    3/4/2013

    They’re easy to read and really adventurous!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  5. Sherry J
    3/5/2013

    I like haw the characters grow,thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. Denise Z
    3/6/2013

    I enjoy how they seem to be more story driven with generally the romance as an aside :)

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  7. Hollow May
    3/6/2013

    Easy to read, I feel like I’m still in that age group…even tho I’m in my twenties, It’s almost impossible not to relate to the characters, and another reason I read YA is because…YA books are awesome!! =)

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  8. CassandraG
    3/7/2013

    They have some intriguing premises to their stories and a lot of the characters are very likeable.

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