Today features a book blurb and excerpt from the middle grade action/adventure novel, Two Degrees from Zero: Snowboarding Adventure by M.J. Stewart.
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is a Colorado author and lives in Colorado Springs. Her love for the outdoors
has provided many exciting adventures and include downhill skiing, biking,
hiking, camping, and nature photography.
Blurb for Two Degrees from Zero:
dangerous rewind, because his Burton Hero board holds the key to an unsolved
snowboarding and surviving hazardous winter conditions in Keystone, Colorado.
snowboarding vacation by his mom’s new romance Thomas. A blizzard hits during a
sleigh ride and dinner at an isolated yurt miles from Keystone. The Clan
accepts an offer from two arrogant snowmobilers for a way home. But to The
Clan’s dismay instead of going home, they are abandoned in a creepy backwoods
trek across a white wilderness to find help while the snowmobilers are on the
loose. Just as the teens find temporary shelter in an old car, another blizzard
rages all night, leaving them hopelessly stranded. And their adventure has only
Derek and Janae must escape the frozen ravages of the
blizzard. Derek’s determination to save The Clan while outwitting the thieves
is unstoppable. And the thieves are just as determined to find Derek’s
snowboard because of the valuable information hidden on the board.
Excerpt from Two Degrees from Zero:
the form of an abandoned car hunkered in the deep snow.
look, the form reminded him of his family’s old car—the Pontiac his dad owned
as a young man. And the same metallic blue gleamed in the setting sun.
one foot. “Looky-look. Maybe our luck is changing. The miracle we needed.”
Shelter from the biting wind, relief for his swollen ankle, and a place to rest
his aching muscles.
“If we can get the doors open, we can drive home.”
car, the more his heart sank. I can’t do this, I can’t. Suddenly, his feeling
of relief turned to anger, and emotions overtook his tired, weak mind. He
stepped backward and turned from the car.
old car. I can’t get in,” Derek said. He froze in his tracks like a marble
statue a few feet away.
problem. We’re kinda desperate, and we don’t have a choice. We’ll be in trouble
tonight if we don’t have shelter,” Janae reminded him.
I’ll have nightmares about him again. I can’t,” Derek said.