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The Lights of Time is going on a blog tour with Rachel's Random Resources. If you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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The Lights of Time by Paul Ian Cross

Genre: Upper MG / YA Science fiction

Blog Tour Dates: 27th November - 4th December 2018

Publication Date: 27th November 2018

First book in a brand-new series of 5 books

Estimated Page Count - 180

Formats Available - Mobi, Epub or PDF (available to all) or Paperbacks (for UK only)

Potential Trigger Warnings - The Hunters (the antagonists) are quite violent, yet these scenes are limited and there is no graphic violence

Type of Post Available - Reviews, guest posts, Q&As or extracts

Engella Rhys is alone, adrift and on the run. Pursued by a secret agency, known only as the Hunters, she must stay ahead to stay alive.

As she travels through space-time using dangerously experimental technology, she only has one wish: to be reunited with her lost parents. After a close shave with a Hunter on the streets of New Shanghai, Engella escapes to find herself on a deserted beach. When she meets a kind stranger, who offers her food and shelter, Engella feels safe and protected for the first time in years.

But who is this woman? And why did their paths cross at the most convenient of times?

Engella soon discovers their lives are intertwined in more ways than she could ever imagine.

About Paul Ian Cross

Paul Ian Cross is a multi-award-winning children’s author and scientist from London, UK.


Paul works in clinical research (developing new medicines) and he’s also involved in science communication; presenting science to non-scientists. He enjoys his science career but he also has a real passion for writing stories! He likes introducing children to the wonders of science, especially reluctant readers. By introducing science creatively, he aims to spark their interest; allowing them to gain confidence with their reading. As a previous reluctant reader himself, he understands how hard it can be. But it’s all about making reading fun and interesting!


Paul’s nephew Hayden influenced his decision to become a writer. He loved seeing Hayden’s reaction when his sister Michelle first read one of Paul’s stories to him!


In his spare time, Paul likes to visit new and exciting places. One of his favourite places is Scotland, especially the Isle of Skye.


Paul’s debut picture book, Praxx and the Ringing Robot, won second prize in the ‘Picture Books 5 and Younger’ category at the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2017. The book trailer also won first place in the ‘book trailer’ category at the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards later that year.


Paul’s second book, Planet Scrabbage and the Vegerons, won an honourable mention in both the ‘Picture Books 6 and Over’ and ‘Health’ categories at the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2018.


And that brings us to now... Paul is currently working on several new books. Paul’s debut upper middle grade novel will be published in 2018. The Lights of Time is the first novel in a brand-new series: The Chronicles of Engella Rhys.


Paul hopes you enjoy reading his stories as much as he enjoyed writing them!

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Publication Day Premium Package Schedule

Capacity per day as shown. Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

27th November

  1. Lacy ace Book Reviews - Review

  2. Jess Bookish Life - Review

  3. Chrikaru Reads - Promo

  4. Jessica Rachow - Review

  5. WWBB - Q&A

  6. Jazzy Book Reviews - Extract

  7. What Emma Read Next

28th November

  1. This Is My Bookshelf - Review

  2. Dancrossbookblog

  3. Bookworm for Kids​ - Review

29th November

  1. ashleysgotbookcitement - Review

  2. Read, Write, Inspire

  3. Emma the Little Bookworm - Q&A

30th November

  1. Mai's Musings - Review

  2. It Takes a Woman - Review

  3. Red's Midnight Readers - Review

1st December

  1. Booksaremycwtches - Review

  2. Odd Socks and Lollipops - Review

  3. Literary Flits - Extract

2nd December

  1. On The Shelf Reviews - Review

  2. Whispering Stories - Review

  3. Novel Kicks - Review

3rd December

  1.  Chrikaru Reads - Review

  2. Writing from the Heart - Review

  3. Books and Me - Review

​4th December

  1. donnasbookblog - Review

  2. Zooloo Book Blog - Review

  3. BookLoverWorm - Review

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