Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Sound of Suffering (The Master of Perceptions Book 2) by Darin C. Brown

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Sound of Suffering (The Master of Perceptions Book 2) by Darin C. Brown. This blog tour was organized by YA Bound Book Tours. On my stop, I have some great advice from the author about bullying. There's also a tour wide giveaway. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour here for other exclusives. Enjoy!
Title: The Sound of Suffering 
Series: The Master of Perceptions #2
Author: Darin C. Brown
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release Date: February 21st 2019
Hunter Miller has a secret.

He can read and manipulate the auras that surround everyone.

Having used his talent to dethrone the reigning school bully, thirteen-year old Hunter finds himself thrust into a new quest after hearing screams in the aura of a teacher. Unable to resist this powerful siren song, he investigates—despite warnings from his family and friends. It nearly costs him everything.

Upon discovering the truth, Hunter seeks assistance in his mission to defeat his formidable adversary. As the situation escalates, the adolescent hero ultimately realizes that despite the risks, he must fight this battle alone.

In this second installment of The Master of Perceptions series, can Hunter use his extraordinary powers to rescue an innocent woman without losing himself in the process?


Like Rowling's Harry Potter, young Hunter is gaining maturity and skill in each new book of the "Master of Perceptions" series. The reader shares his increasing grasp of the unique ability to see people's auras and manipulate them, and in Book 2 Hunter has a mission. He must deal with the very adult issue of domestic abuse. The perpetrator is a policeman, and his victim is a teacher at Hunter's school. He can hear her aura screaming for help, but what can a sixth grader do against an officer of the law?

Dr. Darin Brown expertly builds the tension and leads us to understand this autistic young man's unique perspective. Imagine the power of seeing people's feelings and thoughts in their auras and also being able to manipulate the colors to affect their behavior. Hunter can already heal himself, but this skill comes at a price. It drains his energy, which can send him into the Void, if he is doesn't keep up his carbs and sugar. 

Believable - though fantastic - and engaging, I highly recommend the "Master of Perception" Series. - Amazon Customer
Title: The Sight of Demons
Series: The Master of Perceptions
Hunter Miller sees demons. The terrifying shadows engulf him and everyone he knows—yet nobody else notices their presence.

Hunter can’t escape them, so he sets out to understand them. Why do they follow him? What are they trying to tell him?

In this first installment of the Master of Perceptions series, pre-teen Hunter discovers that every sensation the demons produce—whether it be sight, sound, texture, flavor, or smell—has a different meaning. And that by breaking this code, he just might be able to harness their power.

DARIN C. BROWN spent the last twenty years saving lives as an emergency medicine physician in New Hampshire and Maine. His master’s degree in biomedical engineering and PhD in biophysics helped him conceptualize Hunter’s astounding capabilities. When he’s not writing, he directs Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, including the biannual shows on the Conway Scenic Railroad. In addition to his varied academic interests, he competes at the national level in master’s track. He currently resides in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with his wife, Dr. Sandra Brown, and their many pets.

What is your advice to someone who is being bullied?
Not everyone is a superhero, but most people do have access to resources. It’s not OK to accept harassment in any form, but it isn’t always safe to stand and fight. Self-preservation is paramount.

That said, the culture on this issue is changing. Even the word choice -- now “harassment” instead of “bullying” -- is meant to convey to the aggressor that this is illegal and unacceptable behavior, not simply harmless teasing.

Once a person is exposed, they face consequences. The first step is to bring the abuse into the light, so my advice is to tell someone about the problem. Be discreet and stay safe.
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  1. Thank you for the giveaway! Cover looks good!

  2. Very intriguing. Outstanding cover! Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. I look forward to reading this new fantasy series. The covers will attract your YA readers. Congratulations on your newest book and the series.