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THIS LITTLE PRESIDENT #BookBlast & #Giveaway

 

The Book

 

This Little President by Joan Holub
Illustrated by Daniel Roode
Genre: kid lit

 

 

About This Little President:

A board book primer on presidents

Learn about the US presidents with this bright and playful board book! Highlighting ten of the most memorable presidents — and featuring all forty-four on the last page — parents and little leaders-in-training alike will love sharing this fun primer full of age-appropriate facts, leadership skills, and White House history.

Leading our country.
Helping you and me.
Keeping all fifty states safe,
happy, and free.

Little presidents have a great big job.

See more at Little Simon

Source: Info in the About This Little President was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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Meet The Author

 

About Joan Holub:

Joan Holub is the author of 140+ books for children including the Mini Myths series of 8 board books: Be Careful, Icarus!, Brush Your Hair, Medusa!, Make A Wish Midas! Joan also authored the acclaimed picture books Little Red Writing, The Knights Before Christmas, and Mighty Dads, a New York Times bestseller. Joan also co-authors (with Suzanne Williams) three series: Goddess Girls (ages 8-12, Greek mythology with a middle school twist), Grimmtastic Girls (for ages 8-12, fairy tale adventure with a middle school twist), and Heroes in Training (ages 6-11, Greek mythology adventure chapter books).

www.joanholub.com | twitter | facebook | facebook (goddess girls) | pinterest | google+ | goodreads

 

Meet The Illustrator

 

About Daniel Roode:

Daniel Roode is an illustrator and designer who draws inspiration from his French heritage, mid-century modern design, pop art, and nature. Daniel creates the bulk of his art digitally, an appropriate medium for his clean yet tactile aesthetic that has a distinct joie de vivre. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with his amazing wife Laura and their two funny cats.

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Giveaway

 

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Giveaway ends: January 26, 11:59 pm, 2016

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Joan Holub and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

 

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13/01/2016 Posted by | book blast | , , , , , | Leave a comment

SELAH’S SWEET DREAM #BookBlast & #Giveaway

 

The Book

 

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Selah’s Sweet Dream by Susan Count
Genre: kid lit

 

 

About Selah’s Sweet Dream:

Twelve-Year-Old SELAH (Say-la) aspires to be an equestrian superstar. That would require a horse.

HER DILEMMA: Grandpa wants nothing to do with horses.

THEN: Selah sees buzzards circling the grasslands behind Grandpa’s farm. They are stalking a horse trapped in wire and Selah is its only hope.

DANGEROUS: The horse is wild and defiant – jeopardizing Selah’s dreams.

FOILED: The legal owner searched for the horse for two years and wants it back.

BUT: Selah is confident that God will provide her heart’s desire.

MEMORIES: Grandpa shows Selah a video, from long ago, of a phenomenal equestrian. Selah declares that she wants to be like her and Grandpa explains the rider was her grandmother.

HOPE: A world renowned horse trainer offers to train Sweet Dream and Selah.

FOILED AGAIN: Her parents could ruin everything unless Sweet Dream’s unruly behavior ruins it first.

LOST: Selah’s opportunity to mirror the equestrian talent of her renowned grandmother evaporates when the horse causes mayhem at the trainer’s facility.

NEVER GIVE UP: Will Selah gather her courage and face up to the trainer to save her aspirations?

Source: Info in the About Selah’s Sweet Dream was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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The Early Buzz About the Book

“An engaging horse tale with a lot of heart… The story also has plenty of suspenseful passages to keep readers engaged.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

“Never a dull moment…” ~ 5 Star Review, Readers’ Favorite

“A delightful read for anyone who enjoys a wholesome page turner!” ~ Cathymar, Amazon

“I loved this book! The author is a master story-teller and also taught me a great deal about horses in the book and clearly demonstrated how devoted one person can be to her horse.” ~ S. Baggett, Amazon

This story details hopes, determination, family values and best of all, a magnificent horse with a good bloodline … A perfect book for horse lovers and all thing ‘horse!’ ” ~ D. Fisher, Amazon

 

Meet The Author

 

About Susan Count:

As a young girl, I was captivated by The Black Stallion series. Ownership of a real horse was beyond my grasp, so I consumed horse books. I am still a devoted student of equine training techniques of all disciplines and an avid equestrian. Now caretaker of three equine blessings, I consider them a gift of His unmerited favor.

The only thing more fun than riding horses is writing stories about them.

Pinterest fulfills my desire to have a horse of every color. Ride along: https://www.pinterest.com/susancount

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Giveaway

 

** Book Blast Giveaway **

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Giveaway ends: December 31, 11:59 pm, 2015

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Susan Count and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

 

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18/12/2015 Posted by | book blast | , , , , | Leave a comment

ARTHURIAN LEGEND #BookBlast & #Giveaway

 

The Books

 

Young Knights Of The Round Table: The King’s Ransom by Cheryl Carpinello
Genre: medieval fantasy YA

 

 

About Young Knights Of The Round Table: The King’s Ransom:

Answer the hero’s call to Adventure with the Young Knights of the Round Table on their Quest.

Three friends. Three quests. Three mysterious predictions.

In medieval Wales, eleven-year-old Prince Gavin, thirteen-year-old orphan Philip, and fifteen-year-old blacksmith’s apprentice Bryan are brought together in friendship by one they call the Wild Man. When an advisor to the king is killed and a jewelled medallion is stolen from the king’s treasury, the Wild Man is accused of the theft and murder. Filled with disbelief at the arrest of the Wild Man, the three friends embark upon a knight’s quest to save their friend’s life. To succeed, the three must confront their fears and insecurities, and one of them will have to disclose the biggest secret of all. Join Gavin, Philip, and Bryan on their quest and share the adventures that await them in the land of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Source: Info in the About Young Knights Of The Round Table: The King’s Ransom was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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Awards

2014 Gold Award Winner for Juvenile Fiction from Global eBook Awards.
2013 EVVY Finalist & EVVY Merit Award for Juvenile/Young Adult, Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc.
2013 Ariana Cover Finalist
2012 Silver Award Recipient for YA Fiction, Children’s Literary Classics & CLC’s 2012 Seal of Approval
2012 Finalist E-Book Children from USA 2012 Best Book Awards

 

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Guinevere: On The Eve Of Legend by Cheryl Carpinello
Genre: medieval fantasy YA

 

 

About Guinevere: On The Eve Of Legend :

Finalist Pre-Teen Literature: Dan Poynter’s 2011 Global Ebook Awards

At the dawn of Camelot, one young girl is about to take her place beside the greatest king in England’s history.

She is a mere child of twelve. But in these medieval days, this is the age when childish things must be put away and greater responsibilities accepted–all in preparation for a betrothal of marriage. For young Lady Guinevere, on the advent of her thirteenth Birth Day, the whole idea is quite unbearable. After all, what could be better than spending her youth playing with her best friend Cedwyn, roaming the grounds around the castle looking for mythical creatures or hunting rabbits? However, the wizard Merlyn–her teacher and friend–knows that destiny has a way of catching up with a person. His arrival sets in motion a series of events that will lead Guinevere to her destiny whether she is ready for it or not.

Source: Info in the About Guinevere: On The Eve Of Legend was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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Excerpts From Reviews

The King’s Ransom:

“Cheryl Carpinello’s middle grade adventure novel, featuring a visit from King Arthur and a few of his knights, is a wonderful introduction ~ to King Arthur, and to the lives of knights and others in a castle.”

“I do wish the story had been a little longer, but as this book is aimed at a younger reader with a shorter attention span, I can understand why it was not.”

“It’s a great story about loyalty, friendship and overcoming obstacles.”

“This was a delightful rollercoaster of a read, taking us on a journey with each of the characters. There were moments of great sadness, where I felt so wholeheartedly for the characters and their situations.”

Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend:

I read this book to my son and daughter and they both loved it. It was a fast-paced book with a lot of excitement.”

“Will appeal to middle school aged readers, especially girls but boys too, who can relate to the idea of wanting independence yet struggling with the obligations that come with it.”

“Wizards, unicorns, and dragons are a few of the mythical creatures you will encounter in this enchanting book.”

“It is interesting and filled with enough Arthurian legend to keep young readers entertained. The questions at the end are great for comprehension and give the readers a chance to discuss their own take on the story.”

 

Meet The Author

 

Cheryl Carpinello Author

About Cheryl Carpinello:

I am a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those young-at-heart to read more through my Quest Books set in these worlds.

Also please visit my other sites: Carpinello’s Writing Pages where I interview children’s/MG/Tween/YA authors; my home website Beyond Today Educator, and The Quest Books where I’ve teamed up with Fiona Ingram from South Africa and Wendy Leighton-Porter of Abu Dhabi to enable readers to find our Ancient and Medieval quest books in one place.

www.beyondtodayeducator.com | blog | twitter | facebook | facebook author page | google+ | amazon | book buzzer | pinterest | instagram | goodreads

 

Giveaway

 

** Book Blast Giveaway **

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Giveaway ends: December 24, 11:59 pm, 2015

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Cheryl Carpinello and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

 

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11/12/2015 Posted by | book blast | , , , , | Leave a comment

HESTIA THE INVISIBLE #BookBlast & #Giveaway

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The Book

 

Hestia The Invisible by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Book 18 in the Goddess Girls series
Genre: kid lit

 

 

About Hestia The Invisible:

Set at Mount Olympus Academy where Zeus is principal, the Goddess Girls series (ages 8-12) puts a middle school spin on Greek mythology. Hestia, the 12-year-old goddess of the hearth, struggles to create a symbol or logo for herself in Crafts-ology class and realizes she wants to make herself more visible. Because most MOA students don’t even seem to notice she’s around!

Source: Info in the About Hestia The Invisible was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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Goddess Girls Boxed Sets

 

Goddess Girls boxed set books 1-4 Holub Williams
Goddess Girls Boxed Set: Books 1-4 (Charm Bracelet Inside!):

The Goddess Girls at Mount Olympus Academy—Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, and Artemis—give ancient Greek myths present-day personality! This deluxe box set includes the first four volumes of the popular series, along with a coordinating charm bracelet, and is ideal for new and old fans alike. Athena the Brain, Persephone the Phony, Aphrodite the Beauty, and Artemis the Brave.

(Buy Links for Set 1 – 4)

 

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Goddess Girls Boxed Set: The Glittering Collection Books 5-8 (Charm Bracelet Inside!):

Join Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, and Artemis as they navigate the halls of Mount Olympus Academy—where friendships and adventures abound! This boxed set comes complete with a rhinestone “G” charm bracelet and includes Athena the Wise, Aphrodite the Diva, Artemis the Loyal, and Medusa the Mean.

(Buy Links for Set 5 – 8)

 

Goddess Girls boxed set books 9-12 Holub Williams
Goddess Girls Boxed Set: A Charming Collection Books 9-12 (Charm Bracelet Inside!):

Continue the mega amazing Goddess Girls adventures with Pandora the Curious, Pheme the Gossip, Persephone the Daring, and Cassandra the Lucky!

(Buy Links for Set 9 – 12)

 

Meet The Authors

 

About Joan & Suzanne:

Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams are co-authors of three series: “Goddess Girls” (for ages 8-12, Greek mythology with a middle school twist), “Grimmtastic Girls” (for ages 8-12, fairy tale adventure with a middle school twist), and “Heroes in Training” (ages 6-11, Greek mythology adventure chapter books).

 

About Joan Holub:

Joan Holub is also the author of 140+ books for children including the acclaimed picture books Little Red Writing, The Knights Before Christmas, and the New York Times bestseller Mighty Dads, as well as This Little President, a board book for toddlers (January 2016).

www.joanholub.com | twitter | facebook | facebook (goddess girls) | pinterest | google+ | goodreads

 

About Suzanne Williams:

Suzanne Williams is also the author of over 40 books for children. A former elementary school librarian, she lives near Seattle. Her picture book Library Lil (illustrated by Steven Kellogg) won the New Mexico children’s choice award in 2000 and was on several other state award lists. Other series include Fairy Blossoms and Princess Power.

www.suzanne-williams.com | blog | facebook | goodreads

 

Giveaway

 

** Book Blast Giveaway **

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Giveaway ends: December 22, 11:59 pm, 2015

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Joan Holub and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

 

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09/12/2015 Posted by | book blast | , , , , , | Leave a comment

GOO AND SPOT #BookBlast & #Giveaway

 

The Book

 

Goo And Spot In The Do Not Wiggle Riddle by Elsa Takaoka
Illustrated by Catherine Toennisson
Book 1 in the Goo And Spot series
Genre: kid lit

 

 

About Goo And Spot In The Do Not Wiggle Riddle:

4.4 out of 5 stars with over 100 customer reviews. Two time #1 Amazon Best Seller in Manners. Illustratated by former DreamWorks Big Idea storyboardist Catherine Toennisson.

Funny, silly and sweet, Goo and Spot teaches the importance of good listening skills. This amusing riddle educates without sounding like lessons and lectures. Instead, it has a fun and imaginative style. This book about Goo and Spot’s amazing and colorful adventures will definitely hit a child’s funny bone, with a valuable lesson learned along the way!

Source: Info in the About Goo And Spot In The Do Not Wiggle Riddle was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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The Buzz About the Book

How cute and clever was this book. It was like Dr. Seuss has found a friend.” ~ Grafixsus, Amazon

This would be the perfect book to read to a group of wriggly kindergartners. ” ~ Anon, Anon, Amazon

Both the text and the illustrations are rich and dynamic and evoke in both adults and children alike a desire to interact with the text and the images both creatively and consistently.” ~ Margot V., Amazon

The story makes my sons giggle with glee and they gave me a big hug at the ending. Thumbs up!” ~ Torres, Amazon

The words come to life to young readers through the bright and fresh artwork making this a wonderful rhyming book that kids will want to read over and over!” ~ April M., Amazon

 

The Other Book In The GOO AND SPOT Series:

 

Book 2: GOO AND SPOT INT HE GREAT ZOO ESCAPE

 

A *NEW* “Goo And Spot” Book Coming Soon!!


 

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Meet The Author

 

About Elsa Takaoka:

Budding author Elsa Takaoka puts her pen to paper and creates a fun and heart-warming story. Spinning words with natural creativity, Elsa discovered her love of language at a very early age. She then pursued a career in Speech Language Pathology and English as a Second Language until the birth of her first daughter. Reading to her own little girls sparked her whimsical journey through children’s literature. Her dream to write and publish a picture book was achieved with Goo and Spot and The Do Not Wiggle Riddle, the first in the Goo and Spot book series.

Currently, Elsa lives in Fukuoka, Japan with her sources of inspiration- her loving husband and their two adorable little girls.

elsatakaoka.com | www.picturestoryebook.com | blog | twitter | facebook | facebook author page | pinterest | google+ | google+ author page | amazon | goodreads

 

Meet The Illustrator

 

About Catherine Toennisson:

I love to create stories.

My skills in the Animation field lie mostly in storyboarding and concept, although I also enjoy animating. I often take up freelance work for sequential art, and digital painting.

In my spare time I like to make dolls, jewelry, and paint with watercolor, or acrylics.

I love to watch cartoons, films, and go hiking, or swimming when I’m away from my tablet. But I’m never without a sketchbook, and the sense to capture the world around me.

www.painteddeer.com | twitter | pinterest | google+ | goodreads

 

Giveaway

 

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Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Giveaway ends: December 20, 11:59 pm, 2015

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Elsa Takaoka and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

 

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07/12/2015 Posted by | book blast | , , , , , | Leave a comment

LIONEL’S CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE #BookBlast & #Giveaway

 

The Book

 

LIONEL'S CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE: Lionel Learns The True Meaning Of Christmas by Paul Hewlett

Lionel’s Christmas Adventure by Paul Hewlett
Illustrated by Pat Sauber
Book 2 of the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series
Genre: kid lit

 

 

About Lionel’s Christmas Adventure:

Have you ever wanted something you couldn’t have? Meet Lionel, a loveable bully-magnet who desperately wants a new sled and will do anything to get it.This fun Christmas book follows Lionel from Larrystown to the North Pole. His magical Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot is back and is as unpredictable as ever. Whether Lionel’s sledding, ice skating, or in a life-sized gingerbread village, it takes him on some grand adventures. Filled with great Christmas imagery, this book is perfect for young readers and family story time.

Source: Info in the About Lionel’s Christmas Adventure was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

 

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The Buzz About the Book

I loved reading about Lionel and his adventure. And I love a good Christmas story. I got both in this one amazing book! ” ~ Susan S., Amazon

Lionel’s Christmas Adventure is a classic, reminds me of Charlie Brown in fact it would be super cute as a cartoon for kids during the holidays. Must Read!” ~ Lovely Reader, Amazon

A great story for children with a sprinkling of magic… A book that will encourage children to think about what is really valuable in life. ~ Diane, Amazon

The story is a great read, not just for the holiday, but all year as well.” ~ Mysunshine510, Amazon

Lionel’s character and thoughts are perfect for teaching younger ones the true spirit of the holidays, and ways that we as community members can give back to others and it doesn’t cost us anything but some time and kindness. Join Lionel in spreading some Christmas cheer!” ~ Charlie A., Amazon

 

Other Books In The Lionel’s Grand Adventure Series:
 

Book 3: LIONEL TURNS THE OTHER CHEEK

Soon!

 

Meet The Author

 

About Paul Hewlett:

Paul R. Hewlett is the author of the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series. Lionel Goes to Camp is the third book in the series. In addition to writing the Lionel’s Grand Adventure books, Paul does freelance writing and co-authors a children’s/middle grade/young adult blog called Sher A. Hart: Written Art. You can learn more about Paul at paulrhewlett.weebly.com

website | blog | twitter | facebook | facebook author page | google+ | pinterest | amazon | goodreads

 

Meet The Illustrator

 

About Pat Sauber:

Pat Sauber is a graphic designer with a mastery of Adobe CC (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign), Quark XPress and WACOM illustration. I also have experience in Maya and traditional art theory.

-Graphic Designer at ADventure Marketing Solutions
-Certificate in business practicum from Disney University.
-Internship with Walt Disney World
-Phi Theta Cappa member.
-Lester A. Klinefelter Developmental Education scholarship recipient.
-IVCC Philosophy department scholarship recipient.

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Giveaway

 

** Book Blast Giveaway **

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Giveaway ends: December 18, 11:59 pm, 2015

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Paul Hewlett and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

 

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05/12/2015 Posted by | book blast | , , , , , | Leave a comment

PRINCESS MADELINE #BookBlast & #Giveaway

 

The Books

 

The Escape Of Princess Madeline by Kirstin Pulioff

Book 1 of the Princess Madeline series

Genre: kid lit

 

 

About The Escape Of Princess Madeline:

Madeline, princess of Soron, awakens on her sixteenth birthday to find that her father has already made preparations for her betrothal. When she disappears unexpectedly, her suitors and knight champion rush to the rescue. But all is not as it seems, and the errant princess’s flight has put the kingdom at stake…

Can Madeline find freedom or does it come with too high a price?

Follow Princess Madeline in this adventure full of twists and turns as she tries to find her freedom and answers to her questions about life and love.

Source: Info in the About The Escape Of Princess Madeline was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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The Battle For Princess Madeline by Kirstin Pulioff

Book 2 of the Princess Madeline series

Genre: kid lit

 

 

About The Battle For Princess Madeline:

Princess Madeline rejected Prince Paulsen’s advances, but he’s not about to take it lying down. In the middle of Soron’s festival preparations, when his obsession jeopardizes the kingdom, mysterious figures from the kingdom’s past arrive. Can Madeline risk accepting their help or will their information about a family secret be too much for her to handle?

Source: Info in the About The Battle For Princess Madeline was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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Princess Madeline And The Dragon by Kirstin Pulioff

Book 3 of the Princess Madeline series

Genre: kid lit

 

 

About Princess Madeline And The Dragon:

Princess Madeline is ready to celebrate. With the foundation of her future in place, it seems nothing can hurt her. Then the return of a mysterious green dragon threatens her kingdom and king. Will this challenge prove to be too much for Princess Madeline and Prince Braden or will they find the answers they seek hidden in cryptic messages from the past?

Can Madeline save her kingdom from the dragon or is the real danger something else?

Source: Info in the About Princess Madeline And The Dragon was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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The Buzz About the Books

Book 1: “Well-written, fast-paced, and entirely appropriate for its target audience (middle grade fantasy), this short but succinct novel (novella? It was maybe a little between a novella and a novel) tells a delightful tale of a naive princess who learns the real meaning of freedom. Kirsten gives her characters a sufficient amount of depth to make them genuinely likeable, and she leaves room for much, much more to come.” ~ 5 Star Review, Ally, Amazon

Book 1: “An inspiring thought provoking, and wonderfully written fairy tale by an author who transports us to a time in our imagination where everything is magical and possibilities are real.” ~ 5 Star Review, kathyls, Amazon

Book 2: “Fairy tales are filled with knights and princesses and castles and a special magical feel that takes the reader far, far, away into another world, another place, another time. The Battle for Princess Madeline fits the bill to a tee! Author Kirstin Pulioff has created a special feel to the tale of Princess Madeline with her own special talent for using words to paint pictures in our minds.” ~ 5 Star Review, Dii, Amazon

Book 2: “The story is well developed and easy to follow. The vivid scenes will transport young readers into the magical world of fairy tales with thrilling characters that have come to life. Another splendid read for young readers! I can hardly wait for a new book, Princess Madeline and the Dragon. ” ~ 5 Star Review, Mrs. D., Amazon

Book 3: “The story is engaging on many levels, as is Pulioff’s writing, but on this occasion I was mostly drawn into the action and the mystery as how to prevent the worst from happening. This is great entertainment and should do well across a wider age range.” ~ 5 Star Review,ChristophFischerBooks, Amazon

Book 3: “Kirstin Pulioff has saved the best for last. ‘Princess Madeline and the Dragon’ is the final instalment in the ‘Princess Madeline Trilogy’. I thought the first two books were finely wrought stories, but this novel surpasses its predecessors. Prophesies, family tragedies, magic and – of course – dragons, combine to produce a tale that is an instant classic. Written with a great deal of charm, ‘Princess Madeline and the Dragon’ will not disappoint Ms Pulioff’s young fans. I look forward to seeing where next her imagination will take this natural storyteller. ” ~ 5 Star Review, Diogenes, Amazon

 

Meet The Author

 

About Kirstin Pulioff:

Kirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart. Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Forest Management. Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in the foothills of Colorado. When she’s not writing an adventure, she’s busy living one.

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Giveaway

 

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Contest ends: December 17, 11:59 pm, 2015

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FAMILY SECRET #BookBlast & #Giveaway

 

The Book

 

Family Secret by Kay LaLone
Genre: kid lit

 

 

About Family Secret:

On the road to solving his mother’s murder, sixteen-year-old Thomas Patrick Henry discovers a secret his father has kept from him for years. Tom thought Dad’s secret put him in danger, Mom’s secret is far worse. Magic. Witches. Ancient Book of Spells. Magical Amulet. Ghosts. Demons. Tom never thought these things existed until he is face to face with them. There is nothing else to do but destroy the demons before someone else Tom love dies. He already lost his mom and a close friend because this secret was kept from him. No one else will die. No one else will be possessed. Tom faces his demons. A mother’s love gives Tom the strength to slay his demons.

Source: Info in the About Family Secret was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

Buy Link(s):
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The Early Buzz About the Book

“Once I opened this book, I couldn’t put it down until I came to the very satisfying ending. Family Secret is definitely a book I’ll read again and again. I highly recommend Family Secret for teens who love the paranormal, especially boys looking for a good adventure.” ~ Kathleen S., Amazon

The world building was really well done and very immersive. The plot kept me guessing and was wrapped up very well.” ~ Melissa, Goodreads

 

Meet The Author

 

About Kay LaLone:

I’m Kay LaLone, author of Ghostly Clues, my first MG novel. Family Secret is my first YA novel. Both published by MuseItUp. I live in Michigan with my husband and teenage son (two older sons and a daughter-in-law and my first grandbaby live nearby) and two dogs. I love to get up every morning and write about ghosts, the paranormal, and things that go bump in the night. I write PB, MG and YA novels. No matter the books I write, I want my readers to feel like they have met a new friend. I’m an avid reader of just about any type of book (mystery, paranormal, and ghost stories are my favorites). I do reviews and post them on my website and blog. I love to collect old books, antiques, and collectibles. You can find many of my antiques and collectibles selling on ebay and at fleamarkets.

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Giveaway

 

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Giveaway ends: December 15, 11:59 pm, 2015

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Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Kay LaLone and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

 

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EGYPTIAN LEGEND #BookBlast & #Giveaway

 

The Books

 

Sons Of The Sphinx by Cheryl Carpinello
Genre: urban fantasy YA

 

 

About Sons Of The Sphinx:

Armed with what she considers her grandmother’s curse, 15-year-old Rosa agrees to help the ghost of King Tut find his lost queen Hesena. Though Hesena’s ba inhabits part of Rosa, finding the whole spirit of Hesena so that she and Tut can be together for the first time in over 3000 years proves to be a harder task than Rosa first thinks. Thrust back into Ancient Egypt with Tut, Rosa discovers that finding Hesena is not all she must do. She must keep out of the reach of the living Horemheb – who crosses mortal boundaries using Seth’s evil magic – if she is to stay alive to make it back home.

Source: Info in the About Sons Of The Sphinx was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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Awards:

2015 Readers’ Favorite Finalist YA
2015 IAN Book of the Year Finalist YA
2015 CAL Book Award Finalist YA Fiction
2014 Literary Classics Silver Medal for PreTeen/Tween
2014 Literary Classics Seal of Approval

 

Tutankhamen Speaks (The Quest Books Companion to Sons Of The Sphinx) by Cheryl Carpinello

 

 

About Tutankhamen Speaks (The Quest Books Companion to Sons Of The Sphinx):

2014 EVVY Finalist & Merit Award for Historical Fiction from Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc.

Long ago the old texts of ancient Egypt alluded to scrolls in which King Tut spoke to the people from beyond the tomb. Many archeologists put this down to an incorrect translation of the ancient Egyptian texts. Others swore to the accuracy of the translation. None of that mattered because the scrolls in question could not be found. Scholars labeled it a hoax, something that never existed. It was ludicrous to imagine someone speaking from the grave. They were wrong on both accounts.

Source: Info in the About Tutankhamen Speaks (The Quest Books Companion to Sons Of The Sphinx) was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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The Buzz About the Books

Sons of the Sphinx:

Sons of the Sphinx is a time-travel thriller featuring a race against time with the stakes being King Tut being separated from his beloved Queen Ankhesenamun for all of eternity as well as the history books forever portraying King Tut’s family as traitors to the people of Egypt. I recommend this exciting story to children ages 11 and older who enjoy reading stories about ancient Egypt or who are just looking for their next great adventure.” ~ Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews

“The author has done a marvelous job of negotiating the disputed points of this era and woven them into a seamless time travel historical adventure for middle grade, teen readers and adults. Her characters are well-developed and manage to appear authentic in both the ancient and modern time periods.” ~ Amazon, Barbara Ann Mojica

“I am a fan of historical fiction and I really enjoyed Sons of the Sphinx. It is a well written tale that gives readers a glimpse of ancient Egypt and the lives of Pharaohs who reigned thousands of years ago. The author does a wonderful job of filling in details, where historians are uncertain, that add to the believability of this captivating story.” ~ Amazon, Stacie T.

Carpinello is masterful in her descriptions of ancient Egypt and makes this time travel fantasy very enjoyable indeed. Sons of the Sphinx is highly recommended.~ Jack Magnus, Readers’ Favorite

Full of adventure, self-discovery, and packed with historical facts, this novel is a perfect read for any girl who’s going through puberty. If I were still there in my life, I would have given it 5 stars for sure!~ Amazon, Erika G.

Sons of the Sphinx is an engaging work of fiction that incorporates many fascinating historical facts that are skillfully intertwined within the pages of a truly terrific read. Sons of the Sphinx comes highly recommended and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.” ~ Literary Classics Book Reviews

Tutankhamen Speaks:

“A delightful way to bring history to children. The author, Cheryl Carpinello, reveals the young ruler’s feelings. The same feelings any of us may have had. We are also shown an interesting way of life peaking anyone’s curiosity to read on. Highly recommend for any age.” ~ Sharon, Amazon

Young adult author Cheryl Carpinello has created an imaginative yet historical retelling of King Tut’s full life story in her new novel Tutankhamen Speaks.~ Tyler T., Amazon

 

Meet The Author

 

About Cheryl Carpinello:

I am a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those young-at-heart to read more through my Quest Books set in these worlds.

Also please visit my other sites: Carpinello’s Writing Pages where I interview children’s/MG/Tween/YA authors; my home website Beyond Today Educator, and The Quest Books where I’ve teamed up with Fiona Ingram from South Africa and Wendy Leighton-Porter of Abu Dhabi to enable readers to find our Ancient and Medieval quest books in one place.

www.beyondtodayeducator.com | blog | twitter | facebook | facebook author page | google+ | amazon | book buzzer | pinterest | goodreads

 

Giveaway

 

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Giveaway ends: December 12, 11:59 pm, 2015

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Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Cheryl Carpinello and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

 

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MICE & SPIDERS & WEBS … OH MY! #BookBlast & #Giveaway

 

The Book

 

Mice & Spiders & Webs … Oh My! by S. Cannon
Illustrated by Kalpart
Genre: kid lit

 

 

About Mice & Spiders & Webs … Oh My!:

Is your child a good listener? Rosemary is a little girl who is worried about returning to school after her teacher warns the class that they would soon have some mice, spiders, and webs in the classroom. Could Rosemary have misunderstood something? How can mice and spiders and webs belong at school? Full of “Computer Speak,” this story introduces young readers to basic computer terms in a delightful way! See if your child can discover the mystery of the misunderstood words, and learn about the fun of computers with Rosemary.

Source: Info in the About Mice & Spiders & Webs … Oh My! was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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Please note that 50% of the cost of Sherrill Cannon’s books go to the following two organizations: http://sbpra.com/curejm and http://sbpra.com/imbullyfree. Here are Ms. Cannon’s other books:

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece deals with perspective, perception and self-esteem as a child fingerpaints artwork in class, and later discovers it as part of the town’s Art Contest.

 

 

Manner-Man is a Superhero who helps children cope with bullies, and teaches them how to look within themselves for their own superhero.

 

Gimme-Jimmy is about how a bully learns to share. His “New Polite Rule” helps him learn to make friends.

 

The Magic Word helps Elisabeth learn the magic word “please”, and to use it every day. Please and Thank you are words that everyone needs to use!

 

 

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, helps parents cope with whining, disguised as a fun story. Peter is a rabbit who whines all the time, and might have to join the Whimper-Whineys.

 

 

Santa’s Birthday Gift includes Santa in the Christmas story. (After reading a story of the nativity to her granddaughter, she was asked “But where’s Santa?”)

 

 

 

The Buzz About the Book

Mice & Spiders & Webs… Oh My! features a wonderful rhyming tale with an important underlying message about “being a good listener”. As an added bonus, the book also features bright and kid-friendly illustrations with cameo appearances of characters and covers from previous books. I highly recommend this (and other books by Sherrill S. Cannon) for children ages 4 to 8 years.” ~ Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews

I adored this fun story and know it will become a fast favorite among readers.~ Stacie @ BeachBoundBooks

“This book is educational, while entertaining too, and is a great teaching tool on being a good Listener.” ~ Lu Ann, Rockin’ Book Reviews

“This is a very fun book for both children and adults. It carries an important message, but at the same time introduces computer terminology that perhaps not every child will be familiar with.” ~ Crsytal @ Castle View Academy

 

Meet The Author

 

Sherrill Cannon

About S. Cannon:

Sherrill S. Cannon is a former teacher and a grandmother of ten, who is also an Award-Winning Best-Selling Author! Her multi-cultural books have received thirty-six 2011-15 National and International awards. Most of her books try to teach something, like good manners and consideration for others. All of her books are part of two fundraisers, one to help find a cure for Juvenile Myositis, an incurable children’s disease at http://sbpra.com/curejm/ and another for the anti-bullying campaign at imbullyfree.org at http://sbpra.com/imbullyfree 50% of the cost of her books on these sites will go directly to each organization!

Sherrill is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children, She is a resident of New Hope, PA and travels with her husband of 55 years throughout North America in their RV, sharing her books along the way!

sherrillscannon.wordpress.com | sbpra website | curejm website | twitter | facebook | facebook author page | google+ | youtube | pinterest | goodreads

 

Meet The Illustrator

 

Kalpart

About Kalpart:

Kalpart is a team of illustrators and has illustrated more than 100 published books. Kalpart creates beautiful artwork and illustrations for children books, along with the services like caricatures, cartoons, Ad poster design, Cover and book design.

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Giveaway

 

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Giveaway ends: December 9, 11:59 pm, 2015

Open to: Internationally

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Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Sherrill S. Cannon and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

 

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