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The Secrets of Hawthorne House by @DonFiresmith | Book Tour and Autographed Book #Giveaway | #YA #MG #UrbanFantasy

The Secrets of Hawthorne House by by Donald Firesmith is on virtual book tour. The middle grade young adult urban fantasy stops ...

The Secrets of Hawthorne House by by Donald Firesmith is on virtual book tour.

The middle grade young adult urban fantasy stops at Readeropolis.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for an autographed book of Hell Holes 1: What Lurks Below and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

The Secrets of Hawthorne House 
by Donald Firesmith 
Genre: YA/MG Urban Fantasy 

Matt's life changes forever when a family of druids moves into the dilapidated Victorian mansion next door. The story of an unlikely friendship, the clash of two completely different cultures, secret magic, and a search for the lost Hawthorne treasure. 

Fifteen-year-old Matt Mitchell was having the worst summer imaginable. Matt’s misery started when a drunk driver killed his mother. Then his father moved him and his twin sister to the small town of Hawthorne in rural Indiana, as far as his grieving father could take from the ocean that Matt's mother had loved. At the new high school, three bullies are determined to make Matt miserable. And to top it off, Matt learns that the recluse who lives in the 'haunted house" next door is none other than Old Lady Hawthorne, the town’s infamous witch and murderer. Matt’s terrible summer is turning into an awful autumn when something quite unexpected happens. Old Lady Hawthorne’s niece and her three children arrive, and Matt meets Gerallt. 

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A geek by day, Donald Firesmith works as a system and software engineer helping the US Government acquire large, complex software-intensive systems. In this guise, he has authored seven technical books, written numerous software- and system-related articles and papers, and spoken at more conferences than he can possibly remember. He's also proud to have been named a Distinguished Engineer by the Association of Computing Machinery, although his pride is tempered somewhat by his fear that the term "distinguished" makes him sound like a graybeard academic rather than an active engineer whose beard is still slightly more red than gray.

By night and on weekends, his alter ego writes modern paranormal fantasy, apocalyptic science fiction, action and adventure novels and relaxes by handcrafting magic wands from various magical woods and mystical gemstones. His first foray into fiction is the book Magical Wands: A Cornucopia of Wand Lore written under the pen name Wolfrick Ignatius Feuerschmied. He lives in Crafton, Pennsylvania with his wife Becky, and his son Dane, and varying numbers of dogs, cats, and birds. 

Autographed Book of Hell Holes 1: What Lurks Below (US only) 

Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!


  1. I think the cover is great.

  2. I like the cover and think it fits the story well.

  3. The cover looks spooky and intriguing.

  4. love the cover my kind of book to read too.

  5. The cover is eye catching, just a little creepy.

  6. I like it, very mysterious and grabbed my attention.
    Stephanie Larison

  7. I really liked the cover looked a little spooky and it got my attention right away.

  8. The story and the cover intrigues me. It sounds like a great read.

  9. I always get interested in a new read! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

  10. I have always liked eerie houses so I like this cover. I have no questions for the author.

  11. Ohhh this book sounds like one that I would enjoy a lot!

  12. The cover is spooky in a good way.


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