Saturday, June 29, 2019

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Einstein's Compass by Grace Blair and Laren Bright

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Einstein's Compass by Grace Blair and Laren Bright. This blog tour was organized by Lola's Blog Tours. Read on for more information about the book, an excerpt, a guest post, and a tour wide giveaway with 13 prizes! Check out the other stops on the tour for more excerpts, guest posts, interviews, reviews, and more. Enjoy!
Einstein's Compass coverTitle: Einstein's Compass
Authors: Grace Blair, Laren Bright
Genre: Time Travel Adventure/ Historical Fiction/ Science Fiction
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: January 1, 2019
What if young Albert Einstein had a magical compass that inspired his theories of relativity?

In Einstein's Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure, a young Albert is given a supernatural compass that allows him to travel through time and space, and find wisdom in other dimensions, including the lost city of Atlantis. But evil forces seek the power of the compass, including a monstrous, shape-shifting dragon from a different age. Can the compass protect Albert from such villainy?

Albert dangled a brass object on a silver chain, Johann’s eyes grew large. “Wow, what is that?”

“It’s a compass. My father gave it to me. Have you ever seen one before?”

Albert closed his eyes and held his precious gift to his chest. “Oh, I love my compass, and I love my Papa, who gave it to me.” The compass tingled against Albert’s chest. From inside the compass, a shimmer of light burst then radiated out about ten inches all around Albert’s hand. Albert felt the unexpected warmth and opened his eyes to find a rainbow projecting from the gems. Above the compass floated a three-dimensional number 33. Johann, struck with wonder, squealed, “Look at that!”

In a dank underground cavern deep below Basel Germany’s the Black Forest, Raka stirred. The instant the number 33 had appeared above Albert’s compass, the power emanating from the device had awakened him from his centuries of slumber. Not since the fall of Jerusalem had the twelve-foot angel of darkness smelled such power. “The Shamir Stone! It’s been so long...”
Listen to a sample of the audiobook here.
Einstein’s Compass was a finalist for the 13th annual NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS. See all the finalists here.

Einstein’s Compass is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction: Young Adult category of the 2019 International Book Awards. See all finalists.

"Under Grace Blair and Laren Bright's hands, Einstein's Compass is more than just another time travel story, but one of soul searching, enlightenment, and classic struggles between good and evil. During this journey, young Albert embraces the threat of death and world-changing perspectives. Indeed, Albert will change the world, one day. But the roots of his knowledge and endeavors take a different turn in a riveting fantasy about soul-searching and growth which will keep young adult readers engrossed to the end." ~Midwest Book Reviews Diane Donovan, Senior Editor

"I was impressed with how the authors managed to incorporate the known information on the lost continent of Atlantis, Light Workers, souls, reincarnation, time travel and the early years of Albert Einstein before he became famous, into a mesmerizing work of fiction readers will have difficulty putting down." Doug Simpson, Author of "We Lived In Atlantis"

"I recommend Einstein's Compass as historical fan-fiction, the magic, and fantasy built on top of the factual world of Albert Einstein. Although it is intended for a Young Adult audience, it is well suited to adults who enjoy fictionalized history with a wide-ranging epic theme and a Harry Potter-esque plot." Jacqui Murray, Author of Ask a Tech Teacher

"The extended combination of history and magic was an unexpected mix, which pulled me in from the beginning, captivating me all the way to the surprising ending. This novel takes you from the early childhood of Einstein, which includes an illness that may have contributed to his perspective on the world around him as he grew older. It is refreshing to find a combination of history, religion, and folklore told in such a compelling manner with just the right amounts of magic and suspense.Rox Burkey, Author of The Enigma Series

"Albert Einstein was fascinated with time and space from an early age, but what inspired him? Receiving a magical compass from his father, Albert sets off on a journey to learn more than math and science offered to understand even time and space. Unfortunately, an ancient evil from the days of Atlantis also seeks his compass and will stop at nothing to have it. Can the Agents of Light protect Albert from the shape-shifting dragon and help him achieve his destiny, or will he fall prey to the dangers of his day and lose the powerful device before he completes his mission? The combination of science with the supernatural is a winner, and the good vs. evil fight is interesting, making this a good book for YA readers.InD'Tale Magazine, Sarah E Bradley

"Einstein's Compass exhibits a solid writing style and dutifully hits Einstein's developmental and educational milestones while weaving in an imaginative backstory and unique antagonists' perspectives. The what if of Albert Einstein developing his landmark scientific theories through the aid of spiritualism and time travel, all the while battling an immortal dragon-person from Atlantis, is certainly a unique concept.Booklife Magazine a division of Publisher's Weekly
Grace Blair
Grace Allison Blair is an award-winning self-help and motivational author, and podcast host, who has assisted thousands to find their spiritual wisdom to solve everyday challenges.

Throughout her adult life, Grace became a serious student of the spiritual. She found that, often, psychological principles and practices were incomplete, but could be filled out by adding the missing spiritual component. Her approach was always to see practical applications for what she uncovered in the mystical. It was through immersing herself in this field of study and experience that she came up with her idea for her book, Einstein’s Compass.

Grace is a successful award-winning author, modern mystic, wellness consultant, business development advisor, marketing coach, and workshop facilitator. She has faced many life challenges, including a life-threatening disease, and used what she encountered as a stimulus to gain greater happiness and fulfillment.

- Which time period would you love to travel back in time to and why?
The time period I would like to visit is Atlantis 25,000 BC. before the destruction.

As I write in Einstein's Compass, Atlantis was an advanced technological society who harnessed energy to run our planet. The people were high spiritual beings who lived for hundreds of years without disease.

If you want to know more about Atlantis read, "We Lived in Atlantis" by Doug Simpson. He writes books based on the Sleeping Prophet, Edgar Cayce. I used Mr. Simpson's book for the Atlantis in Einstein's Compass. The Atlantis in Einstien's Compass is real.

- What is Albert Einstein best known for? 
Albert Einstein: Inventions and Discoveries. As a physicist, Einstein had many discoveries, but he is perhaps best known for his theory of relativity and the equation E=MC2, which foreshadowed the development of atomic power and the atomic bomb.

- What did Einstein say about time? 
Albert Einstein, in his theory of special relativity, determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and he showed that the speed of light within a vacuum is the same no matter the speed at which an observer travels.

- Why was Albert Einstein significant? 
He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory. Einstein published more than 300 scientific papers along with over 150 non-scientific works.

- Who thought first of time travel? 
Time travel is a widely-recognized concept in philosophy and fiction. The idea of a time machine was popularized by H. G. Wells' 1895 novel The Time Machine. It is uncertain if time travel to the past is physically possible.

- How did Atlantis get its name? 
We first read of ‘Atlantis’ in the writings of the philosopher Plato many hundreds of years ago. He retells a story of a Greek conversation in their Senate on the subject of an ancient paradise or idyllic land and ‘Atlantis’ was mentioned as real history, long before Egypt. This is not the only time it is mentioned if you consider variations of the name as it was changed by many people and much time. ‘Aztlan’ was known to the Mayas and Aztecs. We also have an old Indian carving of the destruction of a large island in the Atlantic Ocean. Even the name of the ocean reflects the name Atlantis as well as places like the Azores, Antilles, etc.

- Where was Atlantis located; how big was it?
There is a map of 13 locations for Atlantis that oddly form what has been called a ‘World Grid.’ It simply means there is a pattern to these most ancient sites. What exists there are mysteries; some strange thing that goes against a normal view of history. A few are very famous sites like the Great Pyramid, Stonehenge and Easter Island. Others are lesser known, yet remain as oddities to researchers. These 13 sites were really Cradles of Civilization, which means the human race emerged from them…in a prehistoric pattern. India, England, Australia, Zimbabwe, Sahara Desert, Russia, Easter Island, South America, Brazil and a few other spots show evidence of an early civilization that was not primitive. My view is unusual because I stand back and see a connection between these positions and the strange mysteries that exist there.

Atlantis was as big as the entire planet; a global grid, in my expert opinion. Atlantis was the origin of the INDIAN civilizations. After a great war which sank a large island in the Atlantic Ocean and their power source, survivors fled to other Atlantean colonies that were already established around the globe. Asian races have their legendary Lemuria (Mu) in the Pacific Ocean. I believe that Atlantis took over the planet after Lemuria’s time was over in the Pacific, yet Atlantis gave its Japanese outpost to what was left of the Lemurians or Asian peoples.
- Who were the people of Atlantis?
WE were and are the people of Atlantis. In my opinion, Atlantis explains the ancient mysteries between the Egyptians and Incas. Atlantis was where we came from and should be thought of as real history. To account for incredible constructions like (impossible) titanic pyramids or the giant statues on Easter Island or massive fortresses in the Andes Mountains…many have assumed ALIENS with advanced technology were responsible. Life out there surely exists, but I believe it is a mistake to believe aliens helped prehistoric (primitive) humans build the wonders of the past. That view contradicts an even more incredible possibility IF TRUE: Our HUMAN ancestors could have built a utopia or EDEN here long, long ago…and we are just not giving the early humans the credit they deserve.
This is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Einstein’s Compass. These are the prizes you can win:
- 1 signed Einstein’s Compass hat (US Only)
- 1 compass (US Only)
- 5 e-copies of Einstein’s Compass (International)
- 5 audiobook copies of Einstein’s Compass (International)
- 1 Amazon gift card $10 (International)
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