#Blog Tour #Max and the Spice Thieves (The Secrets of the Twighlight Djinn#1) by John Peragine #Top 10 List of the author’s favourite writers #Middle Grade Fantasy @Xpresso Book Tours

Today I’m delighted to participate the blog tour for Maxand the Spice Thieves, a  new middle grade fantasy story from John Peragine.

Book details:

Max and the Spice Thieves
by John Peragine
(Secrets of the Twilight Djinn #1)
Publication date: April 20th 2021
Genres: Fantasy


When his mother goes missing, Max Daybreaker’s world is turned upside down. Luckily, a crew of Spice Pirates, led by the mysterious Captain Cinn, help Max on his dangerous mission across the three seas.

Along the way, an unlikely alliance aids in his search—a teenage warrior queen, a three-eyed seer, and an assassin spy.

Their journey takes them through treacherous lands while facing shapeshifting bears, an ancient witch, harpies, and the nightmarish Djinn, who will stop at nothing to enslave the world.

With every new challenge, Max unlocks the secrets of his unsettling past. Powers awaken within, forcing him to question everything he knows.

Is Max who he thinks he is? Only time and destiny will tell…


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Max and the Spice Thieves is an extremely imaginative book, full of unexpected twists and turns. Naturally, I wanted to know who inspired John to become a writer of YA/Middle grade fantasy books and which writers influenced him the most. Let’s find out!

Top 10 List: Favourite Authors

1 Neil Gaiman

2 Jim Butcher

3 JRR Tolkien

4 Mercedes Lackey

5 Stephen King

6 Dean Koontz

7 Dan Brown

8 Anne Rice

9 Karl Edward Wagner

10 Robert Louis Stevenson

Thank you to John for this wonderful list!


John Peragine is an author of over fourteen books. The Secrets of the Twilight Djinn series was written as a bedtime story for his son Max to cope with medical issues he was facing as a little boy. John is a full-time ghostwriter who lives with his son, wife, and a menagerie of animals on his vineyard overlooking the Mississippi River.

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If you would like to find out what other bloggers thought of John Peragine’s book, here is the full blog tour schedule:
April 12th
The Bouncing Tigger Reads >> Guest post
Living in a Bookworld >> Excerpt
The Avid Reader >> Interview
From the TBR Pile >> Excerpt
I Smell Sheep >> Top 10 List
Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored >> Excerpt
BookHounds YA  >> Interview
April 13th
Literary Gold >> Excerpt
Reading Tonic >> Top 10 List
TLC Book Nook >> Review
Jazzy Book Reviews >> Excerpt
Write. Read. Live.  >> Excerpt
Books+Coffee=Happiness  >> Top 10 List
Wishful Endings >> Interview
April 14th
The Book View  >> Excerpt
breen.rb >> Review
What Is That Book About >> Excerpt
Westveil Publishing >> Review
Lady Hawkeye >> Excerpt
Books a Plenty Book Reviews >> Review
April 15th
Rants N Scribbles >> Guest post
Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author >> Excerpt
Iron Canuck Reviews & More >> Excerpt
Candlelight Reading >> Excerpt
Jessica Belmont >> Review
Books, Tea, Healthy Me  >> Review
April 16th
Quiet Fury Books >> Guest post
Bookworm for Kids >> Review
Books By Maeve >> Interview
Smokin’ Hot Reads Book Blog >> Excerpt
Hurn Publications >> Excerpt

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