Monday, December 7, 2020

Book Tour/Giveaway - It Came From the Science Lab!!! by T. Melissa Madian

It Came From the Science Lab!!! by T. Melissa Madian 


GENRE: Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction 


 BLURB: It was business as usual at the Acme Science Lab, until one day a massive explosion sent the scientists fleeing for safety. But out of the smoke and chemicals emerged an amazing new creature... Bartholomew Blob! With the lab destroyed, Bartholomew leaves the comforts of the only home he has ever known in search of new friends and a place to live. As he travels through golden fields his body changes color with every emotion he feels. Life can be lonely for a blob, but Bartholomew discovers there's kindness and love to be found in every adventure. 


 Excerpt: Smoke and chemicals mixed, and strange sounds came from the now empty lab. Sounds like… gurgling and burping? The door of the lab smashed open and out came… … a small, roundish shape! It was midnight black and had the size and form of an upside-down cereal bowl. It slithered instead of rolled. It looked like melted dark chocolate but had a perfume like smell. Suddenly, two roundish holes opened and turned pale blue. It had eyes! It could see! What in the world could this creature be? Why… it’s Bartholomew Blob!


From The Author:

Topic: Top 5 books I loved as a kid

I have been reading since I was about 3 years old; my parents said I would read anything I could get my little hands on! Reading was a wonderful way to escape into my imagination while building my vocabulary. I still have some of my favourite children’s books on my bookshelf, if only for nostalgic purposes. My top 5 books that I loved as a kid, in no particular order, are:

1.    The Encyclopedia Brown series. I would ask my school’s librarian every week for any new books in this series. I love a good mystery and solving problems, and Encyclopedia Brown was a kid detective that, instead of selling lemonade, would sell his detective services to solve mysteries in the neighbourhood. At the end of each case, the reader is given the opportunity to solve the mystery, before checking the solution explanation in the back of the book.

2.    Choose Your Own Adventure series. These were so much fun to read, as you could go back and revisit possible scenarios throughout each book. Plus, it was one of the few book series where you could actually die, which was a great (and safe!) way to expose kids to consequences of actions.

3.    Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. It’s a classic for a reason! This story was so masterfully told that I loved being immersed in the world of Wilber and Charlotte.

4.    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. I read and reread this book so many times the binding disintegrated. Roald Dahl had such a subversive way of poking fun at the fallacies of humanity wrapped in a seemingly innocent storyline. I actually enjoyed pretty much all of Roald Dahl’s books, but Charlie was definitely my favourite.

5.    Dracula by Bram Stoker. Another classic! This is still, hands-down, my favourite horror novel. It’s suspenseful, terrifying, and engrossing. Read the full, non-abridged version – it’s worth every riveting word.

I hope you enjoyed my list! Feel free to mention any of your faves in the Comments section.


AUTHOR BIO: T. Melissa Madian is the Chief Fabulous Officer at TMM Enablement Services Inc. As a mechanical engineer, she loves taking the science of what is possible and imagining stories around the impossible. She is a storyteller, mom to a precocious cat, and auntie to her human nephew. She hopes that this book serves as a reminder to people – adults and children – that even the weirdest and most unusual creature just wants and deserves to be loved. 












INDIGO CHAPTERS Paperback edition 

INDIGO CHAPTERS Hardcover edition


Melissa Madian will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. 

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