How would the Portals authors change the world? #giveaway

Hi! Welcome to another stop on the Portals virtual book tour. I had fun with these authors by posing a question to them. If they could alter Earth in one way, what would it be? Check out their answers below, but not before you click on the tour button to find out where the rest of the tour will take them. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway!




Michael Siciliano:

I have been fortunate in that no one in my family has suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease. There are more deadly diseases out there, but none of them rob a person of who they are at their core–their memories. If I could change one thing, Alzheimer’s Disease would vanish, never to return to anyone, ever.

Over five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s. Every 67 seconds someone in America develops it, and it is the 6th leading cause of death.


Havva Murat:

I’d like to decrease the effects of gravity. I’ve had thousands of dreams about being able to float. 


Echo Shea:

That reading be celebrated in every culture. It would be a priority that everyone could read and have access to books. I can only imagine it would make the world a better place. Before doctors can cure cancer or AIDS they need to know how to read and have infinite resources at their fingertips. I can’t say enough how important this is. Not only would it make the world better as a whole economically, it would enrich the lives of those that didn’t have or appreciate such opportunities before. Most importantly, it would set free imaginations and ideas—it would be the domino to topple hate and ignorance. I can wish nothing better on the world than the freedom and ability to read. It’s like wishing that every person could live a thousand lives.


Anna Simpson:

Because the theme is fantasy, I’m picking a fantastical answer of add magic. I would like to think that most of us would enjoy a good wand of oak and unicorn hair. Not a Harry Potter world; we would still have some gadgets, but microwaves would be out if we could just warm something up with a wave of a wand. And I’m hoping food would be less scarce, so the third world countries and our homeless would be better off.

It would create trouble of sorts too, but somehow I think the human race could manage it. After all, if we went back in time far enough some of our gadgets today would be considered magical.

Maybe, a bright and shiny magical world is only a matter of time.


Christy Thomas:

I’d add an “Undo” button. The “undo” button comes in handy while writing, especially when I hit delete and I mean to hit copy. Wouldn’t it be nice anytime Mother Nature wipes out an entire town with a tornado, or people do stupid stuff like go to war? Imagine pushing a button and the damage is magically undone.


Laurie Treacy:

 I wouldn’t have so many buildings and roadways. I would have more greenery, more bodies of water, more nature and open spaces, oh, and some portals to other worlds.


And now for the lovely. Isn’t it pretty?



Genre: Fantasy Anthology (mixed sub genres)
Publisher:  Roane Publishing

Release Date: June 5, 2014
Keywords: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery, Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Short Stories, Picture Prompt

No matter what world you call home, or what your station in life, there are just some paths that weren’t meant to be tread.

Maronda’s Quest by Christy Thomas

Mexmur, the Huntress by Anna Simpson

Entrance of Lost Souls by Echo Shea

Where Once were Hearts by Havva Murat

Ordinary World by Laurie Treacy

The Lunatic Queen by Michael Siciliano


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