Friday, 25 May 2012

Blog Tour - The Doorknob Society by M.J. Fletcher
I am pleased to be able to host M. J. Fletcher, author of The Doorknob Society on my blog today through Pump Up Your Book!.

Author: M.J Fletcher
Series: Doorknob Society
Genre: Young Adult
The Doorknob Society buy links: AmazonAmazon UKBarnes & Noble - Smashwords
The Impossible Engineers buy links: Amazon Amazon UKBarnes & Noble - Smashwords


Chloe Masters’s world changes in a heartbeat and all she did was touch a doorknob.

Illusions are part of Chloe’s everyday life, her father being a renowned magician, but how do you make sense of traveling through dimensions with the touch of a doorknob? There’s much for her to learn at the Paladin Academy, a school for her kind. What her kind is she would like to know.

And who better to teach her then some of the characters that go there and belong to the various Societies. She makes a select group of friends and she soon learns just how much she doesn’t know about her family and about herself.

She turns to her new friends for help when her dad disappears but she also must ask for help from a student at the Academy who is anything but a friend. He’s irritating and some say dangerous but she has no choice, she must get James Nightshade to help her.

He agrees, but there’s a price to pay and she realizes too late how much it will cost her.

About MJ Fletcher

MJ Fletcher is the creator of the comic book series Adam Zero: The Last Man of Earth published by Ronin Studios. He’s also been published in Hope: The Hero Initiative and Digital Webbing Presents. The Doorknob Society series is his first book series and he’s thrilled about it. He lives near the beach with his wife, daughter, dog and a crotchety cat.

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Twitter: @Fletch125
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Tour Schedule

May 10th – June 10th
Pure Textuality May 17th
Novels on the Run

Guest Post:

"A friend is one who walks in when others walk out"
-Walter Winchell

When I started writing The Doorknob Society, I had a clear idea of the story I wanted to tell and the characters I wanted to create. Along the way something very unexpected happened with my characters. They became, in the most interesting of ways, true friends.

I’ve been very happy with the response to the books, but the thing I find most gratifying is the level on which people have connected to the characters and their friendships. I’ve heard time and time again... I wish I was friends with them.

We all have had friendships that define us and help us become the people we are today. These characters come together at a moment in each of their lives when they have a need of not only help but friendship.

The best friendships not only help you grow but challenge you in ways you never expected. Chloe Masters has been a loner most of her life. When she finally learns what it means to have friends, she will do anything for them. From the friends who she can rely on like the brilliant crackpot Edgar Magnus, to the extremely ordinary Val Hobson, the unexpected enemy turned friend Jess Grimm. Or the friends who she can’t quite define like the upstanding Slade and the enigmatic Nightshade.

Writers care for all of their characters, even the bad ones. Each, in their own way, is special and unique but after having written and lived with these for as long as I have, I have come to one inescapable conclusion, I would like to be friends with them as well.

If you would like to become friends with these characters be sure to check out The Doorknob Society and its sequel The Impossible Engineers.

I’d like to thank Sharon for the chance to blog here today and I hope everyone enjoyed it. 

REVIEW: 4 out of 5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised by The Doorknob Society, the synopsis in itself was intriguing but once I got started I was literally pulled into the amazing fantasy world Mr. Fletcher has created.

Chloe Masters has spent most of her life traveling with her master magician father, whilst on a tour in France life as Chloe knows it is about to change; she discovers she will become a part of a unique society known as the Doorknob Society, an order of the Old Kind and can travel through parallel dimensions by touching a doorknob.

Things initially are complicated for Chloe as her father isn’t exactly forthcoming with information about their history, his expulsion from the society, where her mother who disappeared 10 years prior fits in and why there is someone after her. But attending the exclusive Paladin Academy will give her a chance to learn about her new life.

Helping her along the way is Edgar who I found hilarious, Michael Slade who was smart and dreamy and of course arrogant and infuriating James Nightshade. Each character had wonderful characteristics and was developed perfectly; I also liked how Chloe’s friendship progressed with Val.

There was so much happening with this captivating plot, Chloe’s father has gone missing, she needs to find out where her powers lie and within which of the five groups she will fit into (The Doorknob Society, Mapmakers Union, Honorable and Venerable Order of Detective Inspectors, The Impossible Engineers or the Skeleton Key Guild), she is learning about her family history and she is also in the middle of finding out about why people are disappearing and why there is tension between the societies. There was a lot going on but I never found it confusing or hard to keep up, the pacing was spot on.

As a main character feisty Chloe was amazing! I loved how kick-butt she was and stood up for everything she believed in and although it took her a little while to warm to her new friends she eventually came to trust and rely on them which I liked. We also got a great glimpse into each of the secondary characters; James Nightshade certainly has me intrigued.

The Doorknob Society had the perfect amount of mystery, suspense, action and romance. The concept was unique, the plot solid and the characters fleshed out perfectly. I also loved each of the status updates at the beginning of each chapter.

Mr. Fletcher has weaved a wonderfully engrossing story that kept me riveted, I wanted to know so much more about each of the groups and am eager to get hold of the sequel, The Impossible Engineers to learn more about the amazing world Fletcher has created.


  1. Had a good time writing the blog and thank you for the lovely review.

  2. Awesome post and review. I will be reviewing this in Aug ..i think. I am so glad you enjoyed it!

  3. This book sounds like something I would enjoy. I'll have to keep an eye out for it!

  4. Kimba, I'm looking forward to your review. Megan, I hope you enjoy it. :)

  5. For anyone who might be interested. I am doing an Amazon gift card giveaway when I reach 200 fans on Facebook. :)


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