Friday, September 22, 2017

WANTED: A SUPERHERO TO SAVE THE WORLD // Blog Tour, Character Interview, & Giveaway

HELLO, MY PRECIOUS DRAGON FRENS. Today, I'm positively THRILLED to be sharing with y'all a bit about Bryan Davis's latest release, a middle-grade novel, titled, Wanted: a Superhero to Save the World!


Eddie Hertz is smart, real smart. He has to be. What other twelve-year-old patrols the streets of Nirvana alone, hoping to foil the schemes of the evil Mephisto? Since Eddie is small for his age, he trusts in his Batman-style gadgets belt and acrobatic skills as well as lots of experience, like knowing how to swing across dark alleys without being seen.

Eddie has a dream, to become like Damocles, Nirvana’s great superhero. To make that dream come true, Eddie invented a device that is supposed to give him superpowers, but using it on himself is dangerous, maybe even fatal. He doesn't have the nerve to try it.

When Mephisto unleashes an earthquake machine on the city, Eddie gets a surprising teammate -- his quirky eight-year-old sister, Samantha, who comes up with an unexpected way to help Eddie in the frantic battle to prevent the biggest earthquake of all. Since Damocles has lost his ability to help in physical form, Eddie and Samantha are the only hope for Nirvana and the world.


Bryan Davis is the author of several bestselling series, including Dragons in Our Midst and the Reapers trilogy, speculative fiction for youth and adults. Bryan and his wife, Susie, work together as an author/editor team to create his imaginative tales.


Eddie, why did you decide to invent a device that could potentially give you superpowers?
Wait. Who told you about that?
Actually, I--
Did my sister tell you? She's supposed to keep it a secret.
No, not Samantha, but as a journalist, I have to keep my sources confidential.
All right. I get that.
Back to the question. Why did you invent it?
So I could protect my mother and sister. And to be like Damocles.
Ah! Nirvana's own superhero. Who wouldn't want to be like him?
Tell me about it. He's so amazing! Just a few days ago, he saved fourteen people, three cats, and a blind parakeet from a blazing building. And he caught the guy who set the fire. Nabbed him while swinging down on a line from the top of the building, carrying a cat in one hand and grabbing the guy by the collar with the other. Now that's the kind of stuff I want to do, but I need to get a lot stronger. That's why I needed the invention.
My sources also tell me that your invention didn't work. Do you know why?
Oh, it worked, just not on me.
How interesting. On whom did it work? Your sister?
That’s another secret.  And whatever you do, don't ask her. She won't stop talking till Doomsday.
All right, let's shift to another subject. Two kids, you and your sister, Samantha, saved the world from Mephisto's earthquake machine. How did you do it?
Sam and I had to find the earthquake machine and disable it. Let me tell you, it was hard, but we had a lot of help -- my mom, a guy named Milligan, and a strange old man named Gilbert, and some of the gadgets that Damocles left for me to use.
Speaking of Damocles, why didn't he help you himself? Where was he?
Now that's hard to explain. Let's just say that he had to be somewhere else. But don't worry. He didn't just take off like a coward and leave us. He would never do that.
I see. Something tells me that the reason for his absence is another secret.
Yep. I would never give away any of Damocles's secrets.
Well, since Damocles hasn’t been seen in a while, that means you and Samantha are now Nirvana's greatest heroes. How does it feel?
All right, I guess. Actually, not many people know what really happened. I kind of want to keep it that way. You know, let them think Damocles did it. So if you'll keep our secret, I'd appreciate it.
But I'm sure people want to help your family. After all, the earthquakes did a lot of damage to your apartment building. Trust me, your mother will love to get their help.
All right. You can let people know. I'll just have to keep Sam's head from getting bigger or from making her superhero name longer than it already is.
Her superhero name?
Yeah, right now it's Princess Queenie Unicorn Iris Ponyrider Buttercup Olive Lover Rosey Is Posey.

No, it's not! You got it wrong again!

No, I didn't! That's the name you first told me when--

That's all the time I have today, Eddie. Thank you for the interview!


Bryan is generously hosting not one, but two giveaways!

The first giveaway's winner will receive:
  • Any book by Bryan Davis (winner's choice)
  • Wanted: a Superhero to Save the World t-shirt
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The second giveaway is for the grand prize:
  • Any book by Bryan Davis (winner's choice)
  • Wanted: a Superhero to Save the World t-shirt
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  • Any completed series by Bryan Davis (winner's choice) OR a $50 Amazon gift card

If you've read Bryan's blog tour introduction, then you'll know a teensy bit more about how this giveaway works. Know that the number I am bestowing upon you is: twelve.

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Winners will be announced on Bryan's blog by September twenty-seventh.



Special thanks to Bryan Davis and Athelas Hale for putting this tour together! 😊 And, of course, to Eddie, for allowing this interrogation. 😉

Now for your turn, dear Dragon!
Have you read any of Bryan's novels?
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be? (You know I love this question. 😁)


Blog tour images provided
by Athelas Hale.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you for having me as a part of your tour, Mr. Davis! :)

  2. Bryan Davis is my faaaavorite author! I think it's so fun he's doing an MG book!

    This interview was a BLAST. I was smiling the whole way through. Thank you both, Liv and Mr. Davis, for sharing with us!

    And if I could choose a superpower it'd probably be either flying or telekinesis. Being able to bring items over to myself without having to get up is the dream. ;D Then again...I'd probably just use my telekinesis to be even more lazy than I already am, and not to save the world, but you know!

    1. I've never read any of his books before, but I've heard FANTASTIC things, so I'm ecstatic to dive in!

      Oooo, flying or telekinesis! Both sound like fantabulous superpowers! :D

      Thank you for commenting, Christine! <3

  3. Oh stars. Your interview is fantastic. xD

    1. Thanks, Sarah! The real credit goes to Bryan, though; he wrote the whole thing. XD


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