Monday, October 3, 2022

Book Tour & Giveaway: Nothing Interesting Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmont by Nick Brooks

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the NOTHING INTERESTING EVER HAPPENS TO ETHAN FAIRMONT by Nick Brooks Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:


Author: Nick Brooks

Pub. Date: October 4, 2022

Publisher: Union Square Kids

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 205

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD,

Something cool happening in Ferrous City? Not a chance.

Until one day . . . when self-proclaimed genius inventor Ethan Fairmont runs into an abandoned car factory to avoid a local bully and accidentally stumbles across his ex-best friend Kareem, new kid Juan Carlos, and an extraterrestrial visitor. Cheese (the alien) is stuck on Earth in need of some serious repairs, spicy snacks—and absolute, total secrecy. That’s easier said than done when mysterious agents descend on Ferrous City to search for Cheese. With time running out and their family and friends in potential danger, can Ethan, Kareem, and Juan Carlos pull off an intergalactic rescue before they’re all found out?
E.T. meets Stranger Things in the kickoff to Nick Brooks’s middle-grade series that weaves contemporary issues of racial profiling, industrial community struggles, and everyday life in a fast-paced out-of-this-world adventure.


“An inventive story with a lot of heart.” — Kirkus Reviews


Peek between the pages...

   “Handy-Bot, online,” the machine said. “Dirt detected. Now cleaning.”

   The robot zoomed around the room on its wheels, scrubbing and cleaning.

   I grinned. “Trial thirty-two seems to be a success!”

   Handy-Bot beeped and turned to look at me.

   “Cleaning you next,” the machine said.

   “Oh, no. Oh, no-no-no-no-no!”

   I’d committed the ultimate unthinkable. The cardinal sin of science. The gravest of goofs.

   I’d spoken too soon.

   Nugget squeaked in dismay.

   Handy-Bot raised both arms. The winking red light on its head lasered in on me. “Dirt detected. Eliminating.” The robot rumbled across the floor toward me.

   “Power off,” I said.

   But Handy-Bot kept coming. It avoided a pile of clothes near its wheels and then rolled over one of my plant-powered lamps.

   “Handy-Bot, off!” I shouted. “Handy-Bot quit! Handy-Bot halt! Freeze!”

   The robot didn’t listen. I ran around and hid on the opposite side of the bed so I wouldn’t be cleaned out of existence by my own creation.

   Handy-Bot rounded the end of the bed. I jumped over the bed and fell face-first onto a pile of dirty towels, sending my Piggy Pack flying. Gross.

   I peeked over the bed. Handy-Bot had stopped and was trying to vacuum something. I let out a sigh of relief. At least I had time to think now.

   An indignant squeak came from on top of the bed. My eyes nearly fell off my face.


   The guinea pig scampered around over rumpled sheets and lumpy pillows, dodging and ducking as Handy-Bot tried to vacuum it up.


   Handy-Bot held up its suction-tube arm. There, on the end, sat Nugget, the vacuum tube stuck on his butt.

   I’d had enough. No one cleaned my guinea pig. Not even me.

   “Handy-Bot,” I yelled. I grabbed a ruler off my desk and a pillow off my bed. My sword and shield. “HANDY-BOT. Stop cleaning that pig’s butt!”

   I charged. “AHHH!”

   I tackled Handy-Bot with a thud and used the ruler to flip the backdoor power switch I had installed on this model.

   Nugget popped out with a plop.

   “That was a close one, right, Nu—”

   “Ethan Edgar Fairmont! You know I’m trying to sleep! Have you lost your mind?”

   Mom stood midway up the stairs of the attic. She looked angry.

About Nick Brooks:

Nick Brooks is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. His short film Hoop Dreamin’ earned him the George Lucas Scholar Award and was a finalist in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Film Fest. His short film Bee won the James Bridges and Jack Larson Award for Writing and Directing and premiered at the American Black Film Festival. In 2016, Nick created and launched his children’s books series, The Adventures of Yani. The series gained national attention and is currently used at schools across the country. This is his debut middle-grade novel. Nick currently lives in Los Angeles, California; he’s originally from Washington, DC.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of NOTHING INTERESTING EVER HAPPENS TO ETHAN FAIRMONT, US Only.

Ends October 11th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:


A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post


Fall Between the Pages

TikTok Review/IG Post


Ya Books Central




Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post

Week Two:


Blog Write. Read. Live

Excerpt/IG Post



Review/IG Post


The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post


A Blue Box Full of Books

Review/IG Post



IG Review

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