Cover Reveal of The Swift by Alex Banks

 The Swift

Comes out June 2nd
The Swift Final Cover Front in RGB

How far would you go to save the ones you love?

“The night twelve-year-old Pete planned to shoot the winning goal in the championship hockey game was the same night his dad was lost at sea. Now, eight months later, his mom still cries all the time, his beloved grandfather, stricken with Alzheimer’s, can’t even remember him, and they’re about to lose their crappy old house to the bank. To make matters worse, his twin brother Henry blames Pete for all of it. After all, they were a family of fishermen—if Pete had gone to help on the boat instead of to the game, their dad might still be alive.

While searching the attic for stuff they can sell, Pete finds a battle-torn ship-in-a-bottle. When he and Henry show the bottle to their grandpa, the three of them are transported back in time—on board the very ship that’s going down.

Battling pirates and the raging sea, the boys must learn to work together to help their grandpa save his past. If they don’t, they won’t have a future to return to.”

Amazon – Paperback

Do you like time travel tales? If you could travel back in time and change something in your past, what would it be?

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26 Responses to Cover Reveal of The Swift by Alex Banks

  1. Lynn, you might have pasted some wonky code here – the book cover and its description show up fine in my feed reader, but disappear when I click through. Email me if you’d like me to take a look at that for you.

    But yes, the book sounds really cool–obviously, I love time travel! As for what I’d go back and change? Nothing major–I’d just want to not do some unkind things I did when I was young and stupid. 🙂

  2. Yvette Carol says:

    What a fab cover! I love it. Looks like a book kids could really get lost in. My youngest and I were just talking about time travel yesterday actually, saying how much we’d love a time machine. I think it’s an ageless fascination.

    • Yvette – I agree that time travel seems to be an ageless fascination (haha – punny one). Am working on a time travel tale now, too. I’m looking forward to reading The Swift. Definitely sounds like a book kids will love.

  3. Not only is the cover super but I love the sound of the story too…a very exciting SF adventure story! I’d have to say that I love time travel tales since I write them myself. 😉

    • Teresa – I know, I love the cover, too. Mikey Brooks designed this cover. Isn’t he super talented. I love the cover he designed for Legend of Monster Island.

      I’ve only read one of your time travel stories, the one in the Out of Time anthology, and I love it. Such a great twist! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Steve Attkisson says:

    The art work is superb. The story looks like a winner.

  5. Cool sounding story! There’s lots of things I’d like to time travel back to and fix. But one thing I regret is cutting short a backpacking trip around Australia. Always wish I’d done that before I came home.

  6. I’m a fan of time travel stories! Not sure what I’d go back for though. Probably a time when I get to spend more time with those I love and miss. 🙂

    • Coleen – It’s hard to answer a question like that, huh? I like your answer, though. We definitely miss our loved ones even more once they’re gone and then wish we’d spent more time with them.

  7. Love time travel. Plan to do it one of these days, but in the meantime, I’ll have to settle for reading books like these! 🙂

  8. Fantastic cover! Man oh man! Time travel is very cool. I will travel through time in Heaven. I’ll chat with Jesus, Moses, Joseph, etc. 🙂 I have time travel book idea. This one sounds great. You are always helping others. What can WE do for you? P.S. I’ll send your pages today. (Told you I’d forget.) xoxoxo

    • Robyn, you’ll have to tell me what your time travel book idea is. Sounds like you’ve got it planned out well for when you get to Heaven. We’ll have all the time in the world then!

      You’ve done plenty for me. You’re always helping others, but you must not expect anything in return and so you’ve forgotten how many of us you’ve helped. You are awesomesauce and bodacious! XOXO

  9. Yvette Carol says:

    Time travel is one of my favourite subjects! Have you read Teresa Robeson’s anthology, Out of Time? It’s awesome. Hey, I like the new digs, Lynn. You’ve prettied the place up nice 🙂

  10. FABULOUS cover! And a great story. Congrats, Alex! I’m with Coleen, I’d just want to spend more time with my mom!

    • Lynn Kelley says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Suzanne! I love the movie Peggy Sue Got Married and the parts when she interacted with her grandparents when she went back to her past and they were still alive. I think that’s one of the aspects about the idea of time travel that appeals to so many of us! I also got a kick out of the part where Peggy Sue saw her younger sister and made a big fuss over her and how she realized how precious those times were when they both lived under the same roof in their parents home. I could relate to that! 🙂

  11. This book sounds great! It drew me right in. 🙂 I love time travel books and I am sure there are many things I would go back and change if I could. Of course- I would have to give this a lot of time before undoing anything or who knows what would happen. Maybe it would be safest to time travel back to some favorite days with my grandparents.

  12. What a cool cover, and an awesome sounding story! Can’t wait to read it – you know how I love time travel! And thanks also to other commenters. You’ve given me a few new authors to try!

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