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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WINGS book tour by author Pete Abela

We are so pleased to welcome Pete Abela to our site today!

Pete is an author at 5 Prince Publishing and is visiting us from Australia! Let's give him a warm welcome by commenting below and following his tour!

Book Description:

Wings is a stirring, cross-generational account of the love of flying inspired by the true story of Walt, a WWII RAF pilot, and his grandson Scott who has his sights set on becoming a modern day airline pilot. Wings weaves together two tales: one set in war-torn northern England, and the other set in the modern-day Illawarra region of New South Wales. As Scott learns about the sacrifices and difficulties Walt overcame to take to the sky, he battles his own challenges in order to follow his dream. As Scott progresses, his grandfather declines – Walt loses his wife, his sight and his hearing – but throughout these difficulties is still there to offer support and encouragement. In following Scott's progress towards his dream, Walt also keeps alive the wonder of his own youth. With insights into the modern day aviation scene and life in the Royal Air Force of World War II, this is a must for anyone who has an interest in history, aviation or simply an old fashioned love story.

Author Bio:

Pete heralds from the city of Wollongong, just south of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia, where he lives with his wife and four kids. His love of reading eventually led him to take up writing, a difficult task which presents rewards and challenges in equal measure. A Painted Room is Pete’s second book, and follows his debut novel, Wings (2012).

When he’s not working, reading, writing or enjoying the company of his family, Pete likes to sneak away for a bit of exercise – either tennis, golf or a refreshing swim.

You can find more about Pete at his website and blog ( The blog contains a number of bad jokes and puns. You have been warned.

And Now for a sneak peek inside this book:


Exasperated, Scott pushed the throttle forward and dropped towards the ground. He realised he was approaching too quickly, but he hung onto the controls grimly. A splintering, tearing sound came from the speakers and a jagged line crossed the screen.
He slammed the joystick down. Without the interruption he was sure he could have made his first successful Flight Simulator landing. He got up from his chair and trudged towards the garage, his mind replaying the sequence of events, trying to work out what he’d do differently next time.
Scott squeezed into the car with his older brother and sister. Fourteen years old, he was short and slim, with an olive, babyish face yet to be shaped by puberty. He had close-cropped, dark hair, cut in the style of the character, Maverick, from his favourite movie, Top Gun.
The drive to his grandparent’s house took five minutes, leaving Scott little time to decide how to approach his next landing. When they arrived, he jumped out of the car with his siblings and followed his mother, Bronwyn, to the front door. Despite the fact she’d borne three children and was now middle-aged, she was still slim, a feature accentuated by her above average height. She rang the doorbell.
Walt opened the door quietly, and looked out at his daughter Bronwyn and her brood of teenagers. “I’m afraid your Mum is having one of her bad days today, love,” he whispered.
“Is she up for a visit?” asked Bronwyn.

To read more of this book, check out the previous part of this snippet on the blog post from Jan 27th, and read the next part on the blog post for Jan 29th.

So many great things being said about this book in the many reviews you will see during this week! Don't forget to come back and check each of them out as the tour progresses!

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