Saturday, April 23, 2016

Review Tour: Cryptogram Chaos: A Virtual Reality Adventure by Linda Covella

Congratulations to Shadow K., winner of the tour prize and to Natural Bri and HarmonyKent, the host winners.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual REVIEW ONLY Tour for Cryptogram Chaos: A Virtual Reality Adventure by Linda Covella, a 332 page Middle grade adventure available now. The tour will run every Wednesday for 4 weeks starting on June 15, and the book is available in PDF format. In addition to the files attached, the author will gift copies of the book via Amazon for any host who need mobi format. Additionally, a print copy is available to US reviewers.

Linda Covella will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn host. Because this is a review tour, GFP will award a randomly drawn host a $5 Amazon GC.
What if you were 8, or 11, or 14, and you could race cars at 150 mph, bungee jump, fly, eat all the ice cream and candy you wanted, or become powerful avatars such as Robobug, Kulshedra the dragon, and Altai, the gryphon avatar?

All this and more is possible in the ultimate virtual reality game The Cryptogram Connection created by 14-year-old computer whiz Cody Reynolds and his two classmates, Nicole Nash and Kerry McCorkle. To advance to different levels in the game, players must solve cryptograms, or secret codes. (Readers also get to solve the cryptograms.)

They create their game to be used with the latest VR technology developed by local game manufacturer NuVision Games–a headset with biosensors that transmit signals to the brain, fooling it into tasting, hearing, feeling, seeing, and smelling what was programmed into the game. The games are as close to reality as reality itself.

The game becomes every kids’ virtual dream, and Cody, Nicole, and Kerry, besides becoming national celebrities, make more money than they ever imagined. But The Cryptogram Connection turns into “cryptogram chaos” when an evil presence inhabits Zazar, the laser avatar and the most powerful, and takes control of the game. It’s up to the three partners to enter the game and fight Zazar to save the gamers from virtual—and real—disaster.
June 15: The Reading Addict
June 22: Deal Sharing Aunt
June 29: Straight from the Library
July 13: HarmonyKent
July 13: Natural Bri