Tommy And The Order Of Cosmic Champions Book Tour

I’m thrilled to be taking part in the Tommy And The Order Of Cosmic Champions Book Tour, hosted by The Children’s Book Review. Check out my review below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

Tommy And The Order Of Cosmic Champions

By Anthony J. Rapino and Anthony D. Grate

Middle Grade

392 Pages

Ages 10+

Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN-13: 9781626349667

Sometimes our greatest moments of enlightenment come from our worst mistakes.

When life supplies eleven-year-old Tommy Grant with some unfavorable circumstances intruding on his otherwise tranquil life in rural 1980s Ohio, he retreats into the spell-binding Order of Cosmic Champions. When he discovers that the largely successful animated program and toy line is holding a nationwide ”Create-A-Character” contest where applicants submit their action figure designs, Tommy knows he has to enter as surely as he knows his own name.

But when Tommy’s character design fails to win the contest, he finds his world crumbling from all sides. And there is only one way he knows to fix it. What follows is a whirlwind coming-of-age adventure of righting wrongs, overcoming perilous obstacles, confronting our inner demons, and challenging the limits of reality. In this waxing nostalgic and imaginative fantasy, readers will discover what excitement lies waiting when you take risks and conquer your fears.

Only one question remains: In the final hour when you heed the call, the courage to give your all, will you stand or fall?

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A wonderful coming of age story that dives into fantasy flawlessly. I was born in the 80s so I was pleasantly surprised by the nostalgic feeling this book gave me. You can definitely tell the authors lived through that epic era. Tommy is such a week rounded character that you can’t help but love him. This story does touch on some tough subjects – but they are common and the authors do it delicately. Always a fan of the underdog this story just… Chef’s kiss 💋! When the fantastical elements stepped in I wasn’t able to put it down. This is one that kids and adults alike will devour.

About The Authors

Anthony J. Rapino resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania with his cats Luna and Poe. When he’s not writing speculative fiction, Anthony can be found in the classroom teaching English or crouched in dark alleyways sculpting horrific autumnal creatures out of clay. His work has appeared in On Spec, Acapella Zoo, Black Ink Horror, Madhouse, Liminal Spaces, and others. His novel, Soundtrack to the End of the World, and the story collection, Greetings from Moon Hill, are both available now.

Anthony D. Grate lived through the ’80s, from ages six to sixteen, by surviving on steady doses of Masters of the Universe, Kool-Aid that he put way too much sugar in, and BarNones. Occasionally he put pencil to paper and created comic strips to entertain his friends. He dreamed of one day working for Marvel or DC. Once out of college, however, he found himself selling furniture. Life sure is funny.

After a few failed attempts to use a new thing called ”the internet” to find a nice lady to share life with, a nice lady found him. They married and soon found themselves raising four children together. Meanwhile, in his spare time, Anthony tried desperately to appease the creative spirit dwelling within him. Comic strips, websites, books, board games, interactive online games . . . you name it, he probably gave it a shot.

Nowadays, Anthony juggles the responsibilities of a husband, father, business owner, and creator pretty well—or at least he thinks so. He lives in the same quiet corner of Ohio that he always has, with no plans of changing that. The guy’s not much for change, which is probably why he still watches Masters of the Universe and eats too many BarNones. He did ditch the Kool-Aid, however.

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The Giveaway

Enter for the chance to win an exciting Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions prize pack—including an Amazon digital gift card!

Five (5) grand prize winner receives:

  • A hardcover copy of Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions
  • A $35 Amazon Digital Gift Card
  • The Novel Soundtrack on USB/Cassette
  • A View-Master w/Reel- A Mini Comic

Ten (10) winners receive:

  • A hardcover copy of Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions

Enter Giveaway Here

Huge thanks to The Children’s Book Review and authors for my gifted copy. Grab your copy below!

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Thank you all for joining me today, have a wonderful day!

3 thoughts on “Tommy And The Order Of Cosmic Champions Book Tour

  1. I’m excited about this giveaway. I’ve been looking forward to its release ever since I saw it advertised. I viewed the ad for the book on the back cover of ‘Retrofied’ magazine earlier this year!


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