March 7, 2015

Blog Tour: Lucas Mackenzie and the London Midnight Ghost Show by Steve Bryant – Guest Post and Giveaway


Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Lucas Mackenzie and the London Midnight Ghost Show
by Steve Bryant

presented by Month9Books!

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Lucas Mackenzie has got the best job of any 10 year old boy. He travels from city-to-city as part of the London Midnight Ghost Show, scaring unsuspecting show-goers year round. Performing comes naturally to Lucas and the rest of the troupe, who’ve been doing it for as long as Lucas can remember.
But there’s something Lucas doesn’t know.

Like the rest of Luca’s friends, he’s dead. And for some reason, Lucas can’t remember his former life, his parents or friends. Did he go to school? Have a dog? Brothers and sisters?

If only he could recall his former life, maybe even reach out to his parents, haunt them.

When a ghost hunter determines to shut the show down, Lucas realizes the life he has might soon be over. And without a connection to his family, he will have nothing. There’s little time and Lucas has much to do. Can he win the love of Columbine, the show’s enchanting fifteen-year-old mystic? Can he outwit the forces of life and death that thwart his efforts to find his family?

Keep the lights on! Lucas Mackenzie’s coming to town.

add to goodreadsTitle: Lucas Mackenzie and the London Midnight Ghost Show
Publication date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Steve Bryant

Available for Purchase:
Chapters Indigo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | TBD | Indiebound


Habits of Highly Effective Writers


I plot, as closely as I can, according to Syd Field’s Screenplay. His three-act paradigm with all its details exactly breaks down virtually every movie you have ever loved. It’s so good that it has become fashionable lately in screenwriting circles to pooh pooh it, but the great stories adhere to it nonetheless. I love his Plot Point 1, when something happens at the end of Act I that spins the story in another direction. Bam! Ilsa walks into Rick’s.

I also applaud Field’s reliance on note cards: “The cards are an incredible method. You can arrange scenes any way you want, rearrange them, add some, omit others. It is a method that is simple, easy, and effective, and gives you maximum mobility in building your screenplay.” Or novel. I’ve been a fan of note cards ever since my first high school term paper on J.D. Salinger and can’t imagine plotting a novel or magazine article without them.


Steve Bryant

Steve Bryant is a new novelist, but a veteran author of books of card tricks. He founded a 40+ page monthly internet magazine for magicians containing news, reviews, magic tricks, humor, and fiction; and he frequently contributes biographical cover articles to the country’s two leading magic journals (his most recent article was about the séance at Hollywood’s Magic Castle).


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  1. Just checked Amazon…they say “Only 16 left in stock – order soon” for the title. After reading through this, I can see why! Hope your novel continues to sell like hotcakes, Steve. :)

    May the chapter-by-chapter gods smile upon me as I sign up for the giveaway.

  2. Mary Preston

    This sounds unique. I love that.

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