People that feel bullied just need to toughen up. That’s what Margo Rios used to think.
Margo is pretty, popular and unsympathetic to just how intense bullying can get.
As a counterfeiting plot sweeps through the city of Oak View however, life for Margo changes dramatically.
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Book Title: Mind Over Bullies: A Mob Forms by D.K. Smith
Category: YA Fiction, 378 pages
Genre: Thriller / Mystery
Publisher: Khamicom Publishing
Release date: August 2015
Available for review in: Print, ebook (PDF)
Will send books: Internationally
Tour dates: Aug 17 to 28
Content Rating: PG + M
People that feel bullied just need to toughen up. That’s what Margo Rios used to think. Margo is pretty, popular and unsympathetic to just how intense bullying can get. As a counterfeiting plot sweeps through the city of Oak View however, life for Margo changes dramatically.
With the mystery unfolding, an unlikely group of heroes emerges. Bullied teens love them, the police hate them and bullies fear them. Together they will try to get to the bottom of the counterfeiting mystery while ingeniously teaching a few bullies a lesson or two along the way… that is, if the police don’t catch them first.
“Mind Over Bullies: A MOB Forms” follows the lives of several teens chronicling the emotional and psychological changes they experience as a result of their encounters with bullying. The lives of the characters play out while an elaborate counterfeiting mystery unfolds making for a fast paced, action-packed read.
Preview the book here:
Read the first three chapters! http://tiny.cc/MOBPreview
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“Seeing people rave about a movie after it’s over and even having intense feelings about a well-developed movie myself left me with a desire to tell stories and take people on mental journeys. I knew I would never have a career in film, so writing was the next best thing for me.” – D.K. Smith
Meet the author:
A 38 year old native of Los Angeles, Mr. Smith began his writing career after getting news that he would soon become an uncle. Wanting to create stories and characters for his expected niece, he created the children’s book series “Sock n Boots Adventures.” The two characters (three year old Sock and five year old Boots) began to make names for themselves, generating downloads in countries around the world.
When asked about his motivation to tackle the subject of bullying in a 108,000 word novel Smith said, “One day I came across a story in the news about a young girl that jumped in front of a subway train after weeks of bullying. As I investigated further, I was shocked at the number of similar stories I encountered. Bullycide, the news was calling it. I thought, wow, what if these young people had been shown that the pain of bullying can be handled without hurting themselves or someone else.”
Ultimately it was thoughts of his now four nieces and three nephews dealing with bullying as they get older that weighed heavily on the decision for Smith to write the story about bullying. “I recognize that the characters and situations in the book may not represent every bullying situation and that realistically the book won’t change the world, but I do sincerely hope that it sends a subtle message about there being life after bullying. We’ll just have to see how the public receives it,” Smith said.
A lover of mystery and espionage stories, Smith is a fan of everything James Bond. A favorite scenario is to see a character in an impossible situation get out of it at the last second or have the odds against them and see he or she turn the tables. Acting on the love of espionage and mystery, Smith has a new novel in the works centering on a James Bond-type character of his own creation.
Connect with the author: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter
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