Blog Tour Travel Glasses

Posted 18th March 2015 by Emma in Blog Tours, Book News / 3 Comments

Blog Tour Travel Glasses

Blog Tour Travel GlassesTravel Glasses by Chess Desalls
Series: The Call to Search Everywhen #1
on 7th May 2014
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Young Adult
Pages: 242
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Calla Winston’s mobile devices sit in a corner of her room, covered in dust. Weeks ago, she shared photos and laughs with her best online friend. Now, after having felt the sting of betrayal, she prefers being hidden and friendless. She equates privacy with security and technology with pain.
Then she meets Valcas, an otherworldly time traveler who traverses time and space with a pair of altered sunglasses. When an ethereal being knocks Calla to the ground near her family’s lakeside cottage, Valcas uses the Travel Glasses to help her escape. He offers his further protection in exchange for a promise. Intrigued by Valcas and the possibility of time travel, Calla accepts. That is until she learns that his search for her was no mere coincidence.
Calla sets off on her own, taking the Travel Glasses with her. Torn between searching for her estranged father and reuniting with the rest of her family, she tracks down the inventor of the Travel Glasses in hopes of discovering more about Valcas’ past and motivations. The Travel Glasses take Calla’s mistrust of technology to all new levels. But without them, she’ll never make it back home. With Valcas hot on her trail, Calla hopes to find what she’s looking for before he catches up.

Excerpt

When our food came, Valcas ate slowly and deliberately, mostly facing the lake. I caught him looking around behind himself several times—back in the direction of the dock.

Since Valcas remained quiet, I decided to try out Uncle Al’s advice. “Thanks for taking me out tonight. We had an odd introduction earlier today, don’t you think?”

Valcas looked at me. His lips tugged into a slight frown. Even with his sunglasses blocking his gaze, it was obvious that this was the first time during dinner that he’d really looked at me.

“Trust me, this is not a date.”

As he said this I felt a chill from the breeze coming off of the lake.

“Oh, I see.” I cleared my throat, my cheeks steaming with embarrassment. “So, you did just take pity on me for what happened at the dock?”

“I’ve been searching,” Valcas said. “You’re a runner, right?”

“What? Searching?

“Do you run?” Valcas looked behind him again and then turned to refill my water glass.

“Well, for exercise, yes.”

“Good.”

I sat there agape, wondering whether this was really the best effort he could make toward conversation. During the next few moments of uncomfortable silence I kept my mouth tightly pressed shut. So much for Uncle Al’s advice. Suddenly I felt very cold. No doubt we’d shared one of the strangest experiences of my life earlier that day. He could at least fill me in on what he knew. I was the one who’d been knocked to the ground.

I shivered and cleared my throat. “Earlier at the dock you mentioned being new to the area. Where are you visiting from?” I asked, hopeful that this approach would eventually lead to an explanation.

Valcas sat there, stony and indifferent. Frustrated, I stood up to leave. Just as I was about to make an excuse for why I had to go home, Valcas yelled.

“Calla—run!”

Giveaway

This tour was organized by Good Tales Book Tours.

About Chess Desalls

Chess Desalls is the author of the YA time travel series, The Call to Search Everywhen. She’s a longtime reader of fantasy and sci-fi novels, particularly classics and young adult fiction. Her nonfiction writing has led to academic and industry publications. She’s also a contributing editor for her local writing club’s monthly newsletter. The California Writers Club, South Bay branch, has awarded two of Chess’ stories first place for best short fiction. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys traveling and trying to stay in tune on her flute.

Emma

3 responses to “Blog Tour Travel Glasses

  1. Thanks for hosting Chess today, Emma.

    Your blog is just beautiful. I LOVE this font – you must tell me what it is. 🙂

    Laurie Starkey
    Good Tales Book Tours

    • Hi,

      Thank you so much. I have finally found a design I am happy with. The main font is called Bad Script and the heading font is Alex Brush. I believe they are both Google fonts.

      🙂

  2. Thanks so much for hosting me today., Emma. What a pretty blog!

    For anyone who’s curious and hasn’t started yet, Travel Glasses is YA fantasy filled with metafiction and other literary twistiness.

    I’d love it if you and your friends would sign up for my newsletter (http://eepurl.com/bgGzOT)! I plan to send updates on future giveaways and new releases. :o)

    Chess

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