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Saturday, February 25, 2023

Blog Tour- THE BOY WHO FELL FROM THE PAST by @truantmemphis With An Excerpt & #Giveaway!

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE BOY WHO FELL FROM THE PAST by Truant D. Memphis Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:


Author: Truant D. Memphis

Pub. Date: November 1, 2022

Publisher: Tdm, Ink

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 116

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/THE-BOY-WHO-FELL-FROM-THE-PAST

A passage. This story is a passage. A chapter from my earliest adventures. A moment in time recounting the first time I traveled through time...or something like that. I may have been dimension hopping. We're still not certain. Anyway, I share this with you because it was also the first time (time, time, time...) I met Ezekiel and Jacob Trate, or any other member of the Trate family. I share this with you because it was the first time I met Frank. I share this with you because the whole deal was a portal full of fun (you'll get this joke once you start reading).


Excerpt: The Boy Who Fell from the Past

Truant crashes into the water and sinks like a rock. After he gathers his bearings and swallows a mouthful of the nastiest, filthiest water he’s ever tasted, he struggles for the surface as tiny objects whizz by. Unprepared for plunging into water, his lungs scream for oxygen while he swims toward the surface with all the strength he can muster. Before reaching the surface, he feels a sharp pain in the back of his left leg. He stops swimming and grabs at his calf muscle. Everything goes black.

Our traveler wakes on his back, head propped, choking, and for some reason his left leg throbs like mad. After several minutes he remembers what happened. At least, he remembers that of which he’s aware. The portal.

I landed in water, he thinks. Eyes creak open on a man and a boy. The man guides a rudder. The boy looms over Truant, hair blowing in the wind. It’s a small boat, unlike any Truant’s seen and moving fast. The materials are patchworked together, forming a hull with a deep well in the center. The boy appears concerned and Truant quickly realizes he’d almost drowned.

“I wasn’t sure you were going to make it.”

An attempt to reply instead chokes more of the dirty water from Truant. The taste turns his stomach. Searching for the edge of the boat, he leans over the side and vomits. When he’s finished, he sinks back down and notices the blood leaving his leg.

“Yeah, lie still. I’ll fix it for you. You weren’t breathing. Had to get the water out of you first. Don’t worry, it looks like a lot of blood but it’s not that bad.” The boy goes to work cleaning and bandaging the injured leg. When he pokes a gooey resin down into the hole, Truant passes out once more.

When Truant wakes again the boat idles, gently rocking back and forth. The man and the boy sit in front of him eating. Intently watching.

“What happened?”

“I should ask you the same thing.” The man’s voice is deep, mercury flowing over gravel.

“Sir, I don’t think you would believe me if I told you, but…” His words are broken by a coughing fit and the boy hands him a canteen.

“You shouldn’t talk too much.” The boy speaks with food in his mouth and before he can say anything else the man quietly corrects him.

“Thank you for helping me.”

Gulping down his rations to appease his father, the young fella says, “I think you swallowed a lot of that water. It’s not good for you. You’re probably going to get a real bad stomach ache.”

Instinctively looking at his belly, Truant realizes he’s wearing more clothes than when he went through the portal. He pulls at a sleeve, inspecting it, then realizes his neck is wrapped and there’s weight on his head. A hat. Who’s hat?

“My boy is a young man who travels with many hats and a grown man’s noggin. We pulled some clothes from your bag. You must stay covered in the sun. It’s not good for you.”

Self-inspection complete, Truant turns eye to his rescuers. The boy is blond with long unruly hair. His face glows with childish chub. Behind the cheeky puff lies a strong resemblance to the man and, despite his father’s quip, what looks to be a fairly normal-sized head, though apparently large enough for one of his hats to fit Truant.

The man is bulky, a bit taller than Truant and handsome but haggard, with eyes like creeping time that speak to the burdensome weariness of long suffered pain.


About Truant D. Memphis:

Truant Delighted Memphis is an author, actor, alter-ego, fictional character, adventurer, sloppy guitar player, martial artist, husband and father. He was born and raised in Texas. An orphan, at age 16 he wandered away from his foster home on foot in search of adventure. He is married to Daffodil Fields. They have two children: Daniel Trate (adopted), and a baby girl named Peaceful Dreaming Memphis (Sweet Pea for short).

Truant began his journey to save the Multiverse a little over 10 years ago. He is an agent for the all-knowing Bob, who we think is what other people call God, though we haven't confirmed that yet. Truant invites you to join him on his quest.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE BOY WHO FELL FROM THE PAST with swag, US Only.

Ends March 11th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:


Mythical Books

Guest Post/IG Post


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt/IG Post


A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post


YA Books Central

Guest Post/IG Post



IG Post


Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two:



Review/IG Post


Kim"s Book Reviews and Writing Aha's

Review/IG Post


Books With A Chance of Traveling

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post



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Review/IG Post


Read Dog Reviews

Review/IG Post

Week Three:


The Real World According To Sam

Review/IG Post


Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post

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