11 Jun 2024




Target Age ... Children (ages 7-10 years)

Genre ... Children's Fantasy chapter book

Publication Date ... 12th June 2024

Estimated Page Count ... 200

Standalone Novel
*** An Undersea Adventure filled with Magic, Friendship, and Bravery ***

When Hannah is sucked into a vicious whirlpool in her effort to rescue kitten Leo,

she finds herself entering Neptune’s Undersea Kingdom where she

reawakens terrifying sea monsters from the depths of the sea.


The trouble is… Hannah is unable to return home until she’s overcome her

fear of the water, defeated the sea monsters, and solved the code that she

broke upon entering Neptune’s Kingdom.


With the help of her new friend, Marcie the Mermaid, will Hannah succeed?
An exciting journey into a magical, mystical kingdom beneath the waves in what I'd describe as a good old-fashioned romp of the sort that is timeless. This is the story of Hannah who, her parent's away on a business trip, gets to spend some time staying with her aunt in her cliff top house beside the sea.
Sounds idyllic, right? Well, it might be if the sea didn't hold such scary memories for Hannah. And yet, in a bid to save her new pet/her aunt's kitten {Leo} who has got into a spot of bother whilst playing at the side of a rockpool, put aside her fears she must.
What happens next is a wild roller-coaster life raft ride of a read as Hannah faces some terrifying creatures of the deep whilst, with the help of her new found friend, Marcie the Mermaid, trying to solve a mysterious secret code in order not just to rescue Leo but to save Neptune's beach.
The text split by simple black and white illustrations, Neptune's Secret Code is a fun, dramatic tale with just the right amount of peril for the age range it is targeted at {namely those aged seven to ten} and, what's more, there are some lessons to be learnt along the way which would make for some great discussions.
A fun, adventure packed read any time but, given that we are rapidly approaching the 6+ weeks summer holiday here in the UK, this would make an ideal summer read.

Genna Rowbotham started her career as a secretary and has since founded GR Typing Services, an online secretarial business. Inspired by her children, in 2017, she wrote her first story and is now the author of ten books as well as a short story published in the magazine, Brilliant Brainz. Genna has a passion for writing stories that entertain, educate and inspire young ones so they can escape the seriousness of life and enter a world of magic. She lives with her husband and lively, imaginative daughters in Derbyshire in a house full of books, magazines and all sorts of artwork from her children (empty cereal boxes are often taken from the recycle bin to reinvent something wonderful like a spy camera or a telescope). When Genna’s not writing, she loves reading, star gazing, movie nights, and exploring the great outdoors with her family. You can find out more about Gemma's books at www.gennarowbotham.co.uk

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With thanks to Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for organising a paper copy. One of several bloggers participating in the Blog Tour of this book, agree or disagree with me, all opinions are my own; no financial compensation was asked for nor given; threats of violence towards my favourite teddy bear went unheeded as did promises of chocolate.

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Kelly said...

This sounds like a cute, fun summertime read!

nightwingsraven said...

This sounds like a great story about
for instance friendship and overcoming
our fears. I will keep it in mind.