Book Promotion: Painted Red by Doug Parks

Today’s book promotion comes from Doug Parks and his book called Painted Red. If you like Fantasy novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

painted red

Book: Painted Red
Author: Doug Parks
Young Adult, Fantasy

Publisher: Self Published
Format: ebook
Release Date:

Addison Hollow lives in an incredible world where art is brought to life through a powerful skill called Forming, but he soon learns that in the hands of twisted, dark imaginations, art can become an instrument of death.

Forming is by no means an easy task and most can only Form relatively simple things. Addison, however, is gifted. He can Form just about anything, much to his dismay. His talent makes him different when all he wants is to be normal, to Form normal things and blend in with his teenage peers. But when he’s framed for the murder of his best friend Gabriel, Addison finds that his gift might be the only thing that can save the city of Davin and, more importantly, himself. With the help of his friends Jay, an aspiring street artist, and Melody, a makeup savant, Addison embarks on a journey that spans across all of Davin as he discovers the troubling reason behind Gabriel’s death. Armed with his brush and a blank canvas, Addison fights to survive as he becomes entangled in a frenzied race to stop Gabriel’s killer before he destroys the city with his horrifying art.

The Author:

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
I wrote the kind of book that I would have enjoyed reading when I was in middle and high school. I have had two parents write to me to say that their kids, neither of whom liked to read, got ahold of my book and started waking up early just to read it before school. This kind of stuff makes my day!

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I love art and enjoy creating cartoons on my sketchpad. While in high school I got thinking it would be cool if there was a world where you could make your art come to life. I played around creating this world while in high school, then last year wrote the story.

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
hot chocolate

Anything else that you would like to add?
I am currently a college sophomore at SUNY Geneseo. I love basketball, science, and cats. I am in the process of developing the sequel to Painted Red.


I want to thank Doug Parks for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Painted Red!


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