Monday, January 23, 2012

Interview and Giveaway with A.K. Taylor and Fantasy Book Neiko's Five Land Adventure

Theresa K is the winner of the tribal gift! Thank you everyone for participating.

Listen to the interview with A. K. Taylor  on Stories From Unknown Authors 

Author is offering a FREE copy of Neiko’s Five Land Adventure, leave a comment telling us what you find most interesting about Native Americans. Be sure you leave your EMAIL ADDRESS, so she can send it to you. Please let me know if you prefer mobi, pdf, or epub, and then it’s on its way!

Also, the IBC is having this scavenger hunt. Go to the IBC blog ( Find the items on the site for more chances to win that KINDLE with everyone’s books on it. BTW, while you’re there, sign up for the IBC newsletter for 5 bonus entries! #competitionissteep The IBC seems to have a kindle fetish or something.

 Ask them, “Who is their favorite character?” If you do, then you get a chance to win the tribal gift, but you must do that TODAY (Jan 24). You must visit all three stops! Say the bold message by their link for extra credit and extra chances for the gift. Those IBC people call it a gift basket—same thing. This is limited to US only. Everyone gets an ebook. The winner will be announced later.

Sponsor links:

Renee Hand Children’s Book Reviewer (

  Did you think Bloodhawk was hot?!

CC Cole ( How is Shevata today?

Paper Mustang ( Neiko loves horses, especially mustangs

The tribe is a special list on twitter where Neiko’s biggest fans are listed. Here's what you do: 1) like the fanpage on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow the blog 2) @ or DM her and say you want to be part of the tribe. That’s it!

Reminders:  1) Leave a comment with your email for a free ebook. Please let me know what format (mobi, epub, or pdf) 2) visit the other authors during the tour #theyneedlovetoo 3) don’t forget about the TRIBAL GIFT and the KINDLE

Neiko’s Five Land Adventure by A.K. Taylor  
Two Harbors Press
ISBN-10: 1936198851
ISBN-13: 978-1936198856
Ages Young Adult
352 Pages
Fiction     Fantasy    

A.K. Taylor is a YA fantasy/science fiction adventure writer who has been writing since age 16. Taylor also draws her characters and designs her covers and illustrations which she also began at 16. Taylor has also written a nonfiction piece about self promotion.

Reviewer: Renee Hand
Neiko’s Five Land Adventure is an interesting fantasy about strength, courage and the will to always fight for what you believe in.
Amanda Katherine Hawk is no ordinary teenager. In fact, there is nothing ordinary about her at all. She lives a double life that no one suspects. To her friends at school and even to her parents, she is just a high school senior ready to get out and go to college, playing in the band, hanging out with friends and going to church. However, the other life she leads is in no way that simple. 
She is Captain Neiko Kidd, the commanding officer of the Desert Storm Falcons, an organization of woodland warriors. She is friends with most of the other Indian tribes who were on the same side. There biggest enemy was with the Crackedskulls, a band of bloodthirsty savages ruled by Raven and his son, Bloodhawk, who are half bird. What makes things worse is Bloodhawk’s obsession to have Neiko as his wife. Many attempts had been made to capture her, but each one failed. Neiko is a target that is hard to defeat.
Becoming more powerful within the Desert Storm Falcons, being promoted to Admiral, Neiko was becoming almost invincible. But Raven finds a mole in the tight knit group who would gladly betray her so Raven and Bloodhawk could defeat the seven tribes and rule everything.
But to find Neiko’s weakness was going to be tough, but then it was remembered that Neiko still liked to play with toys—plastic toy Egyptian pharaohs, to be more precise. She had created her own world with her toy soldiers. Being well versed in dark magic, Raven put a spell on Neiko’s favorite toy, Ramses. But just like all magic, it can backfire. It does when several of Neiko’s toys grow and become real, kidnapping her and taking her into her own imaginary world with their own take over agenda. What will happen to Neiko during her travels in finding salvation?

This story has many different twists and turns that will capture the reader’s attention. Children who love reading fantasy will love the adventure and the world A.K. Taylor creates using powerful Egyptian Pharoahs, half bird creatures, and battles.  What is most interesting is how she created a world for an ordinary teenager with Indian background to fight in, learn from, and come into her own.


  1. Hi Neiko said ‘Olleh’. “Who is your favorite character?” Also do you think BloodHawk was HOT?

    Joannie jscddmj [at] aol [dot] com

  2. Hi Neiko said ‘Olleh’. “Who is your favorite character?” Also do you think BloodHawk was HOT?

    eileen at booksrusonline dot com

  3. Hello, Neiko says "olleh". Who is your favorite character, and do you think Bloodhawk was hot?

    elfinfaerie at msn dot com

  4. Thank you Renee for you review today, it certainly helped me understand more about this very intriguing story. I of course hopped over from the Tribal Gathering to enjoy the post and your take on what sounds like a fun read. I have been instructed to share some code with you as I am sure by now you are more than aware, but the interest is genuine LOL - Neiko says "olleh". Who is your favorite character, and do you think Bloodhawk was hot? I am applying to the tribe for adoption and look forward to joining in on the adventure.

  5. Hello, Neiko says "olleh". Who is your favorite character, and do you think Bloodhawk was hot?
    Karen in Breezy Point
    kmartin at uslink dot net

  6. Hi Renee,

    What a great review and break down on Neiko's Five Land Adventure. I'm over here visiting since Neiko sent me and everyone else who visits.

    Neiko says; "olleh"!She also wants to know who is your favorite character? And do you think Bloodhawk was hot? I'm looking towards Neiko's nation as a chosen nation, in other words I choose to be accepted in to her people.

    Teresa K.

  7. Hello Renee,

    What a great review and breakdown of Neiko's Five Land Adventure.

    Neiko sent myself and everyone else who visits today over. She also said to say; "olleh". She also wanted to know who is your favorite character and did you think Bloodhawk was hot?
    I can't wait to get back to her page so I can become a chosen member of her Nation.

    Take care,

    Teresa K.

  8. Hi. Neiko says "olleh".
    Who is your favorite character?
    Do you think Bloodhawk was hot?

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  9. Hi. Neiko ays "Olleh" and says to ask "Who is your favorite character?" and "Do you think Bloodhawk was hot?"

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  10. Hiya! Neiko says 'olleh'. Who is your favorite character? Do you think Bloodhawk was hot?!


  11. Thank you, everyone, for visiting and commenting on this post. I could do without the bird parts of his body of course, but the words and pictures of his well formed chest sounds yummy. So, there are parts of him I do find hot. Thank you again for stopping by.

  12. Hi. Neiko says "olleh".
    Who is your favorite character?
    Do you think Bloodhawk was hot???

    brandyzbooks at yahoo dot com

  13. Hi :) Nice to meet you :) Neiko said to tell you "Olleh" And I'd love to know who your favorite character is? By the way, Did you think BloodHawk was hot? I cannot wait to hear your answers <3

    stacey jo

    bakinstuff at yahoo