Reviewed by Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite
A fantasy adventure with a Western twist, when I saw the premise of Planet Land: The Adventures of Cub and Nash, I just knew I had to read this book. In this, the second volume in the Hidden Earth Series by author Janet Beasley, we find ourselves following our heroes, the titular Cub and Nash, as they navigate a world in the Wild, Wild West, but not quite the same as we're used to. The real adventure begins when a large hole appears in the dirt wall of the room that a group of friends are hiding out in to avoid being kissed by a girl at the Copper Junction Function, revealing a secret land that's been long forgotten, and Cub and Nash go through it!
This was a delightful book for the young adult reader. Mixing the realms of fantasy and Western is no easy feat, and I have to give mad props to author Janet Beasley for being able to do this so effectively. She is also skilled at developing fun characters that are completely relatable in Cub and Nash, and her world creating skills, especially for a young adult novel, are second to none. I thoroughly enjoyed Planet Land: The Adventures of Cub and Nash, and recommend this book to any reader, young adult or not, who would enjoy a fun, faced-paced and adventurous read that creatively combines Western and fantasy successfully. I certainly hope that author Janet Beasley is working on the next installment of this series, because this book was simply great!
About Hidden Earth Series Volume 2, Planet Land
The Adventures of Cub and Nash
Pick up where Maycly the Trilogy left off with Volume 2 in the Hidden Earth series: Planet Land ~ The Adventures of Cub and Nash. It’s a fast-paced, rootin’-tootin’ adventure that will have you laughing, crying, and cheering all the way – no matter your age. Jump into this enchanted YA fantasy western adventure where cowboys ain’t always nice, horses ain’t quite what you’re used to, and time is all higgledy-piggledy. The wild-west action starts at the Copper Junction Function. A group of country boys heads for their underground clubhouse to help their friend avoid being kissed by a girl. But a large hole magically explodes in the dirt wall of their hideout and reveals a secret land that has long been forgotten. From there, the race is on, and it’s up to Cub and Nash to do their part for the sake of Good.
Where to find Hidden Earth Series Volume 2, Planet Land
The Adventures of Cub and Nash
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About author Janet Beasley
Janet Beasley, author of The Hidden Earth Series (a six-volume series), is successfully carving her niche in the YA fantasy genre. Even the young at heart are enjoying the escape her writing style presents. Her long-term goals include landing The Hidden Earth Series with Scholastic and on Accelerated Reader lists, as well as bringing it to the big screen and/or developing a TV series of adventures. Janet is not afraid to dream big. . .OK, ginormous!
Janet's debut novel, Volume 1 Maycly the Trilogy, raised to the top 3 positions in its genre on Amazon, and even landed ahead of the Hunger Games. Maycly the Trilogy is being considered for classroom applications and being placed on national reader lists such as Macaroni Kid and YALSA.
The remaining four novels in the series are currently underway. Look for Volume 3 Planet Water: Draugar of the Abyss to release in 2014. For more information on the upcoming novels visit the Upcoming Novels page right here on the Hidden Earth Series website.
By appearing for book signings, speaking engagements, and facilitating for both local and out of state events via Skype, audiences are perking up when they hear this author’s name…and it’s not just for her fantasy novels.
Volume 1 Maycly the Trilogy expands by leaps and bounds with two companion books (a full-color illustration book and a cookbook), as well as an online memorabilia shop, handcrafted jewelry made by Janet's 82 year old dad, and amazingly enough, gourmet dog treats.
As CEO of JLB Creatives Publishing (JLBCP) Janet is enjoying combining her skills as an author, facilitator, and event planner. She is a key part to producing #JLBCP events ~ and her themed events for authors break the mold! Janet is elated that her company, JLBCP, will serve in the role of publisher for the Pickford Community Library ~ Young Writers Workshop anthologies and novellas.
Janet is one whom media pros have found to be quite a treat. She is not camera shy and enjoys speaking to large groups. She has been interviewed through podcasts regarding her authorship on programs such as Judyth Piazza's Student Operated Press, and J Blair Brown's Livin' the Dream. Janet will also be speaking at the Florida Authors and Publishers Association fall convention in 2014. She and her husband have appeared in TV commercials, spread ads, and international conferences, and have done several radio spots as characters or themselves.
Janet is multi-talented when it comes to her creativity. She excels in technical theater, multi-media, audio-visual, has developed a training center and its curriculum for AV technicians. She has produced and directed theatrical productions and served as a theater lighting and special effects technician. She has written fiction, non-fiction, stage plays, and an autobiography. She has crafted award-winning poetry, and been published in trade specific magazines. Janet enjoys the outdoors by kayaking and hiking with her husband, and photographing nature. She also loves animals, spending time with family, and baking cupcakes.
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Be sure to pick up the entire Hidden Earth Series and be on the lookout for Planet Water coming soon!
Volume One, MAYCLY The Trilogy, Book One: Two Altered Worlds
Volume One, MAYCLY The Trilogy, Book Two: The Battle of Trust and Treachery
Volume One, MAYCLY The Trilogy, Book Three: The Queen
Volume Two, PLANET LAND: The Adventures of Cub and Nash
Volume Three, PLANET WATER: Draugar of the Abyss (Coming Soon)
In addition, two companion books are also available to accompany the MAYCLY trilogy: a full-color illustration book The Chukkons Say, “Ye Need ta Be a-Seein’ Maycly” and a cookbook “More Than Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup”
Find out more about Hidden Earth, author Janet Beasley and other great JLB Creatives books and authors at our website JLBCreatives.com