Spotlight Tour: Emma and the Minotaur by Jon Herrera

Published 08 Nov 2022
by Anca Antoci

If you've been following me for a while, you know I'm a panelist in the BBNYA competition, and I'm happy to cast the spotlight on another semi-finalist of this year's contest.

This year, the Book Bloggers' Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 50 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title.

BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner.

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Today the spotlight shines on Emma and the Minotaur by Jon Herrera

Title: Emma and the Minotaur
Author: Jon Herrera
Released: 01.01.2022
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About the book

Publisher: Self-Published

Length: 207 Pages

Genre: Fantasy

Age Category: Middle Grade (Upper)

Date Published: 8 April 2020


All stories are true.

In the forests of Saint Martin, a great power has awakened. Whispers abound of a monster who lurks in the dark as more and more of the city's residents go missing.

Emma Wilkins is eleven years old and lives on Belle Street. Early in the school year, Emma befriends a boy whose father has disappeared. Together, they embark on a mission to find him. Awaiting Emma in the shadows of Glenridge Forest is a world of magic, secrets, and creatures of legend returning from exile.

During her adventure, Emma discovers the truth behind a power greater still. One who watches and waits, preparing for the day when the world is ready for his return

Emma and the Minotaur is a modern-day fairy tale. It is a love letter to innocence, magic, and fantasy.

Author Bio

Born in El Salvador during the civil war, Jon Herrera immigrated with his family to Ontario, Canada at the age of eleven. Settling in the Niagara Region, Jon attended university, graduating with a degree in Physics and Mathematics. He has always had a keen interest in creativity in its many forms.

His writing is the result of a love for fantasy and science fiction. A long time sufferer of anxiety and depression, Jon uses his perspective and experiences to ground his work. He now lives in Western Ontario with his partner and two loving cats.