Stewart, M.J.: Two Degrees From Zero

February 20, 2014


AuthorPicTwo Degrees From Zero

by M.J. Stewart


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Two friends face danger in the cold Colorado mountains.

M.J. Stewart has written an entertaining adventure story featuring two young teens who are easy to like and easy to relate to. Derek is struggling with very serious issues and his best friend Janae is right there with him the whole way. Even with terrible blizzards, abandonment, dangerous tough guys after Derek, and an almost-step-dad that he doesn’t like or trust, Derek, along with Janae, takes on the tough job of doing what needs to be done.

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“You know we’re missing an ultimate powder rush, because we have to ride in this goofy sleigh,” Derek said to Janae.

“Here you go,” Janae said. “Ruining this amazing experience because of your grumpiness.”

“Not grumpy on the slopes today,” Derek said. “Thomas spent lots of bucks on this trip, but I wish he’d stop acting like my dad, or really my Fake Dad.”

“Be nicer to your mom’s friend.”

“Easy for you to say,” Derek retorted. “Want to do the rails with me tomorrow?”

“Maybe. You were so full of yourself ripping through the pow,” Janae teased. “You’re a hucker, and you’ll try whatever trick you see another guy doing. You charge fast, fly through the air, and sometimes you even land upright.”

“I’m not a hucker. Wish I could lay down some cool tricks like the pros do,” Derek said.

“I saw you rolling down the windows a couple of times,” Janae said. “I’ll stick to the jumps.”

“Guess you’ll do anything to catch your balance. I like my cool Burton board I got at the rental shop. Except the left strap gave me trouble,” Derek complained.

“So that’s your excuse for not landing tricks,” Janae said.

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Author Bio

AuthorPicM.J. Stewart is a Colorado author and lives in Colorado Springs. Her love for the outdoors has provided many exciting adventures and includes downhill skiing, biking, hiking, camping, and nature photography.

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The author will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one (1) randomly drawn commenter during the tour. I encourage you to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found by clicking on the banner below.




  • Mary Preston February 21, 2014 at 6:37 am

    I don’t know what a “hucker” is.


    • Martha Lancaster February 26, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      A hucker is a term used by snowboarders. When they go wildly over a jump and sometimes they land upright and sometimes they don’t. Go for the big jump high in the air.

  • bn100 February 20, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Sounds fun

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  • Natasha February 20, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  • Eva Millien February 20, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Sounds like an exciting book. Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

    • Martha Lancaster February 20, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Yes, Derek is always two degrees from getting himself in big trouble again.

  • Rita Wray February 20, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Love the sound of the book.

    • Martha Lancaster February 20, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. I had fun writing this one.

  • Goddess Fish Promotions February 20, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Thanks for hosting!

  • Martha Lancaster February 20, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Thanks for hosting. M.J. Stewart

    • Patricia RoomWithBooks February 20, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      It’s my pleasure. Best of luck with Two Degrees From Zero!