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Dragon Defender by J.A. Blackburn

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January 16, 2014 by FPP

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About the Book

Title: Dragon Defender (Dragon Defense League, Book #1)

Author: J.A. Blackburn

Publication Date: October 19, 2013

Publisher: Pip & Grey

Number of pages: 242

Recommended age: 10+

Summary (Amazon):

For over a thousand years dragons have existed in secret . . .

Peter Clark can build a robot from scratch and pick a lock in two minutes or less. But he can’t figure out why his mother left or why his grandma refuses to talk about her. When Uncle Dominick shows up on Peter’s twelfth birthday with a letter that hints at answers and an incredible story about dragons, Peter follows him, determined to find out the truth about his mother’s disappearance.

What he finds is a reality far different from what he ever could have imagined – where dragons live in hiding, hunted by poachers for their magical parts, and a small group of men and women work tirelessly to protect them. These are the Dragon Defenders. Peter’s uncle is one. So was his mother. Now it’s Peter’s turn.

* Finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association 2013 Literary Contest *

 

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More Buzz About the Book

“We read an advance copy of this book on kindle earlier this year and our 5th grade son read it twice and is anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. Great adventure, really kept our interest reading it together at night. This was one of the kids books I most enjoyed reading myself as well. The characters and the plot are well developed, and appealing to a wide range of kids (both genders). The writing is sophisticated but easy to understand, not ‘dumbed down’ like many kids books. The subject of dragons was so well crafted that it’s easy believe that dragons just might exist, after all.” ~ 5 Star Review, Leigh A., Amazon

“Reminiscent of the Fablehaven series (with just the right touch of Harry P.) this middle grade book is both an adventure and a pleasure…Fast-paced and full of wonder, this book takes middle grade readers on a vivid journey from the southwestern U.S. to Mexico; where jungles, ancient ruins and local folklore add to the enchantment that Peter finds when he discovers that dragons are in fact, real. As a former elementary school teacher, my strong feeling is that kids will eat this book whole, and then turn to searching for dragon eggs in their own backyards!” ~ 5 Star Review, Grace W., Amazon

“Dragon Defender was an absorbing action packed read! The author pulls you in from the first page and I’m not sorry to say I read it all in the first day. I’m 33 but still! This is a fun book for a chapter a night with your 5 year old (my son is loving it so far) or for yourself. The characters are well developed so you feel like you’re really there, and the dragon is so believable. I’d venture so far as to say I had to remind myself that dragons don’t really exist…. or do they?” ~ 5 Star Review, MGC, Amazon

 

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About the Author: J.A. Blackburn

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J. A. Blackburn lives in Seattle, Washington in a small white house overlooking the sea with her husband, Jason, her son, Camden, and their dog, Bella. Dragon Defender is her first novel.

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Dragon Defender Blog Tour Schedule (2014)

January 6

Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch & Review)

Victoria Simcox (Interview)

January 7

The Dragyn’s Lair (Dual Reviews)

Cherry Mischievous (Guest Post)

January 8

Reading and Sharing (Book Review)

January 9

Brooke Blogs (Review)

Carpinello’s Writing Pages (Author Interview)

January 10

The World of ContestPatti (Author Interview)

Bound 4 Escape (Review)

January 11

Deal Sharing Aunt (Review)

January 12

Mythical Books (Guest Post)

Book Room Reviews (Review)

January 13

The Hippie Bookworm (Review)

Books Direct (Author Interview)

January 14

BeachBoundBooks (Review)

January 15

A Year of Jubilee Reviews (Review)

January 16

Reviews By Karen (Review)

Stitch Says (Author Interview)

January 17

We are the Noisy DinoFamily (Review)

Musings by Jay Faulkner (Guest Post)

January 18

Kay LaLone I Love Books (Review)

January 19

Lakshmi Gosyne (Guest Post & Review)

January 20

Sher A. Hart: Written Art (Review)

WS Momma Readers Nook (Guest Post/Excerpt)

January 21

Mel’s Shelves (Review)

January 22

Cassandra Lost in Books (Review)

Word Magic: Articles & Tips for Authors (Review)

January 23

Tales of a Bookworm (Review)

January 24

Dawn’s Disaster (Review)

Identity Discovery (Guest Post)

January 25

Jemima Pett, Princelings Author (Review)

January 26

When I Grow Up I Wanna Write a Kids Book (Review)

Heart of a Philanthropist (Review)

 

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Contest runs: January 6th to January 31, 11:59 pm, 2014

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Guest post by Kirstin Pulioff

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January 15, 2014 by FPP

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The Bookmarks of Life… 

“Today is a stepping stone for tomorrow. The bigger the stone you climb up today, the higher up you’ll be tomorrow.” – Lorrin L. Lee

Life is marked by the different experiences and adventures that we encounter. These are often described as stepping stones, turning points, and my favorite “bookmarks of life,” and impact everything, from social, political, business, to creative pursuits.

Part of the fun is taking a look back and recognizing the patterns, finding the truth about what made something so important. Sometimes I am surprised by what I have forgotten and what ends up leaving a lasting impression.

I thought it would be fun to share some of the bookmarks of my life- some of the books that have influences my life and inspired my writing.

Bookmark 1- My first book hording experience

My love of reading began with a special club- the babysitter’s club. Ann Martin found a way to incorporate relatable characters, normal activities, and deeper issues in this series. This was the first series that I horded, the first series that I chose to read on my own, the first books I spent went broke buying, and most importantly, the first books that I connected with at a deeper level.

Bookmark 2- Discovering the power of words

After procrastinating on a book report, I hastily grabbed a short book at the library hoping for a simple quick read to fill the requirements. Little did I know that grabbing The Little Prince would fulfill much more than just a book report. This was the first book that made me ‘think.’ Most books come with a lesson attached and some moral or growth portrayed through the character, but this was the first in which philosophical ideas were presented, challenging the way I thought and looked at the world. This book taught me about the power of words.

Bookmark 3 – Discovering preference

Libraries, I found, were a favorite place to explore. Through the long rows of books, I began to understand that there were books for everyone, in any genres. It was through this exploration, that I discovered my preference for traditional fantasy. My favorites quickly became David Eddings and the Belgariad series (my second book obsession). This series expended the love I already had for books and introduced me to the traditional epic fantasy and hero’s quest.

Bookmark 4 – When the books started to speak to me

There was a turning point in my life, where books ceased to be a passive activity and became an active part of me. It was no longer just for entertainment and escape (although there are plenty of those moments still) but also became a way of expression, creation, and intellectual stimulation. Orson Scott Card’s Speaker of the Dead series is the perfect example of this for me. It was fascinating to me to watch the seamless way that Card portrayed the scenes but also tackled a deeper issue. And while very calculated in his words, still left room to imagine and imply.

Ultimately, the books I have read, and these moments have influenced my life and my writing, giving me plenty of growing opportunities and practical application. I have taken the lessons learned and applied them to my writing career, and my middle grade fantasy, The Princess Madeline series. Full of magic, adventure, and dynamic characters, The Escape of Princess Madeline, The Battle for Princess Madeline, and Princess Madeline and the Dragon, offer a coming of age fairytale rich in the tradition of fantasy with a modern touch.

Thank you Jay for letting me guest post today. If you or any of your readers want to learn more about me or my books, I would love to hear from you! You can find me at www.kirstinpulioff.com.


Princess Madeline and the Dragon by Kirstin Pulioff

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January 14, 2014 by FPP

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About the Book

Title: Princess Madeline and the Dragon (Princess Madeline Trilogy, Book #3)

Author: Kirstin Pulioff

Publication Date: November 26, 2013

Publisher: Caliburn Books

Number of pages: 135

Recommended age: 10+

 

Summary

After a season of battle and rebuilding, the Kingdom of Soron is exhausted. With the return of the exiled wizards, the Spring Faire, and her upcoming wedding, Princess Madeline is looking forward to a peaceful season of celebration. When the mysterious green dragon reappears, threatening the kingdom and the king, Princess Madeline and Prince Braden won’t rest for long. Faced with this incredible new danger, Princess Madeline and Prince Braden must find a way to lead their kingdom and secure their future. Can they find the answers hidden within their mother’s cryptic messages from the past, or will the dragon destroy everything they hold dear? Follow Princess Madeline as she embarks on a dangerous new adventure to save her kingdom and her family.

 

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More Buzz About The Book

“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

“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

“Princess Madeline and the Dragon is an exciting and thoroughly satisfying final chapter in this fantasy/adventure series. As she did with books one and two, the author has created a fantasy world in a rich medieval setting that we can believe in–and want to visit, over and over…Along with adventure, a sweet romance, and a theme that centers on the power of love, you may find a surprise or two! If your tween or teen loves princesses, brave heroes and fairytales of daring-do, they shouldn’t miss this one!” ~ 5 Star Review, Ally S., Goodreads

 

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About the Author: Kirstin Pulioff

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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 Oregon, and enjoys being a stay at home mom. When she’s not writing, she is busy with her kids and church.

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Princess Madeline and the Dragon Blog Tour Schedule (2014)

January 13

Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch & Review)

January 14

Victoria Simcox’s Blog (Author Interview)

JoJo’s Corner (Review)

January 15

Musings by Jay Faulkner (Guest Post)

Mel’s Shelves (Review)

January 16

Bound 4 Escape (Review)

Dawn’s Disaster (Guest Post)

January 17

Cassandra Lost in Books (Review)

WS Momma Readers Nook (Review)

January 18

A TiffyFit’s Reading Corner (Review)

Jemima Pett, Author (Review)

January 19

Books Direct (Author Interview)

My Devotional Thoughts (Review)

January 20

Amanda’s Books and More (Review)

For the Love of Books (Review)

January 21

BeachBoundBooks (Review)

When I Grow Up I Wanna Write a Kids Book (Review)

January 22

Stitch Says (Author Interview)

Barbara Ann Mojica’s Blog (Review)

January 23

Fiona Ingram (Review and Author Interview)

Brooke Blogs (Review)

January 24

We are the DinoFamily (Review)

Sher A Hart: Written Art (Review)

January 25

Becki Gylberte, children’s author (Review)

Reading and Sharing (Review and Guest Post)

January 26

Heart of a Philanthropist (Review)

Dalene’s Book Reviews (Review)

 

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Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)

Contest runs: January 13th to January 31st, 11:59 pm, 2014

Open: 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 the author, Kirstin Pulioff 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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MERCEDES YARDLEY ANNOUNCES TRILOGY, NAMELESS IS BOOK ONE OF ‘THE BONE ANGEL’

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January 13, 2014 by FPP

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HUMOR, HORROR, LOVE, BLOOD, TERROR, LOSS. These are a few of the things readers can expect when they pick up award-winning author Mercedes M. Yardley‘s debut novel, NAMELESS: The Darkness Comes.

NAMELESS, the first of the “Bone Angel” trilogy, follows demon-seer Luna “the Lunatic” Masterson, flame-haired motorcycle-riding Reed Taylor, and a mouthy demon of some authority quite literally through Hell. “They’re some of my favorite characters I’ve ever written,” Yardley says. “They’re snarky, lonely, and brave.”

Why a trilogy? “I was brainstorming ideas for the sequel, thinking that it would just be two books, but I realized that things were set up beautifully for a trilogy. The characters were rich and deep enough that there was plenty there to mine. I wanted to see how everything panned out.”

When asked what spurred her to write the story, Yardley said, “I wrote NAMELESS for my oldest friend. She was going through a bit of a rough patch and I would write a chapter and send it every night. Then we’d call each other and talk about it. It was so much fun!” Now, Ragnarok Publications is pleased to be able to share NAMELESS: The Darkness Comes and the rest of “The Bone Angel” trilogy with readers everywhere.

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Nameless: The Darkness Comes is scheduled for a January 2014 release. Contact Melanie Meadors for review copies or to schedule interviews with Mercedes M. Yardley.


Lobo’s Howliday Book Blast

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December 16, 2013 by FPP

About the Book ~ *New Release*

Lobo's Howliday by C.L. MurphyTitle: Lobo’s Howliday (The Adventures of Lovable Lobo)

Author: C.L. Murphy

Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2013

Publisher: Independent – Peanut Butter Prose

Number of pages: 32

Recommended age: 3+

 

 

 

Summary

It’s almost Christmas and Santa finds himself in quite the predicament due to unintended consequences as a result of trying something new. Lobo, and his raven sidekick, Roxy, travel to the North Pole to help the jolly ole’ one and are guided by the Arctic animals. The colors of the season delight along the way and make for a howling good holiday. Can you howl Ho Ho Ho?

 

Book Trailer

 

The Early Buzz

“This book has been by far the best written book that I have ever read. The way this author uses language to describe exactly what is going on is amazing. I find myself at a loss for words, the writing is so eloquent. I was instantly drawn into this book. I was disappointed that this story wasn’t longer, but that didn’t at all take away from the story.” ~ 5 Star Review, Jack Magnus, Readers Favorite

 

Purchase

Available for 99 cents!

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About the Author: C.L. Murphy

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While new to the children’s book writing and illustrating scene, C.L. has been doodling her way through life since she won a school wide poster contest in the third grade. She’s had the pleasure of working as an artist in residence, creating cartoons and painting murals with the children at local elementary schools. She adores the wonder and curiosity of young children. For years, she filed picture book ideas away, until the reality of the empty nest syndrome sunk in and she decided to bring her favorite one to fruition.

She based the character, Lovable Lobo, on something very dear to her heart, a real wolf that she’s raised for the last 13 years. She’s felt the need to protect him his entire life, primarily due to the preconceived notions that wolves are to be feared.

She lives amongst the wildlife in an enchanted forest in the beautiful Oregon wilderness. She has always appreciated nature and animals have always played a major role in her life. She was that little girl who brought home the strays asking “Can we please keep it?” At an early age she realized her connection with animals by training a wild bluejay to appear on command to take food from her hand.

Check out her book series and discover that you, too, will find Lobo lovable.

Book Website | Author Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

 

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Contest runs: December 16, 2013 to January 14, 2014, 11:59 pm, 2013

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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 the author, C.L. Murphy 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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Icarus Fall: Book 2 of the Project Horizon series

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December 16, 2013 by FPP

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Print Length: 230 pages
Publisher: Battle King Press (12 Nov 2013)
Language: English
ASIN: B00GMMU84S

Nine months since the events of Phoenix Splinter and Keith is still reeling from the loss of his family and the world as he knew it. Although in hiding, Keith must come to terms with events and choose a side. He is a weapon in high demand and some will stop at nothing to obtain him. A new group comes forward, promising Keith the answers he has been looking for. But, can he trust them?

Icarus Fall, from Battle King Press, is the sequel to the successful Phoenix Splinter, book one of the Project Horizon series, in which we were introduced to nineteen-year-old Keith Groenewald, an escaped experiment from Area Fifty-One with telekinetic abilities.

battlekingBRANLI CAIDRYN is a science fiction author originally from southern California and living in Washington. His debut novel Phoenix Splinter is the first book in the Project Horizon series.

He is a self described “social nomad extraordinaire” and likes to think of himself as riding through life on the back of an elephant in a colorful howdah—yes, laptop included.

Branli enjoys science fiction for its ability to present the scientifically feasible as a beautiful work of art. Whether a story takes place hundreds or even thousands of years into the future, the human condition remains a central item.

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Musings of a hideous mind

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December 14, 2013 by FPP

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“Entering a Hideous Mind is free… leaving can be murder.”

US: http://amzn.com/B00H9P98Z2
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00H9P98Z2

Entering a Hideous Mind is free… leaving can be murder…

In this collection of dark and disturbingly imaginative tales we are introduced to the further hideous musings of Alex Laybourne’s mind.
From a twisted family secret that leads to dark sexual obsession and murder, to the crowning of a new ‘Hunter’ and an out of body experience with an explosive difference, these tales are design to get under the skin as well as into the mind.

Haunting and terrifying, the musings of this hideous mind will remain leave you sleeping with the light on and looking over your shoulder at every step.

alexlBorn and raised in the coastal English town Lowestoft, it should come as no surprise (to those that have the misfortune of knowing this place) that I became a horror writer.

From an early age I was sent to schools which were at least 30 minutes’ drive away and so spent most of my free time alone, as the friends I did have lived too far away for me to be able to hang out with them in the weekends or holidays.

I have been a writer as long as I can remember and have always had a vivid imagination. To this very day I find it all too easy to just drift away into my own mind and explore the world I create; where the conditions always seem to be just perfect for the cultivation of ideas, plots, scenes, characters and lines of dialogue.

I am married and have four wonderful children; James, Logan, Ashleigh and Damon. My biggest dream for them is that they grow up, and spend their lives doing what makes them happy, whatever that is.

For people who buy my work, I hope that they enjoy what they read and that I can create something that takes them away from reality for a short time. For me, the greatest compliment I can receive is not based on rankings but by knowing that people enjoy what I produce, that they buy my work with pleasure and never once feel as though their money would have been better spent elsewhere.

Links

Blog: http://www.alexlaybourne.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alex-Laybourne/212049612180183

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vanplank


The Coloublind Chameleon

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December 13, 2013 by FPP

About the Book

The Colourful Chameleon by Laura Kantor and Sarah Ray

Title: The Coloublind Chameleon

Author: Laura Kantor

Illustrator: Sarah Ray

Publication Date: November 19, 2013

Publisher: Independent – Squidgy Face Books

Number of pages: 32

Recommended age: 2 to 7

 

 

Summary

Once there was a very special chameleon…

The Colourblind Chameleon is the debut title from up and coming author/illustrator duo Laura Kantor and Sarah Ray.

This is a colourful and imaginative tale of a chameleon who doesn’t fit in with the rest. He realises that it’s not just good to be different… it’s a lot more fun!

Delight in the rhyming verses, vibrant colours and hilarious drawings as you are taken on a wonderful journey with a special little chameleon (wearing fabulous pants).

 

The Early Buzz

“This is a lovely book for children ….. Fun and bright, educational and with an underlying message……. It great that it teaches children about a chameleon changing colour and it also teaches children that it’s OK to be different ! I love it ! The illustrations are fabulous too…… Funny and colourful.” ~ 5 Star Review, diamondlil, Amazon

“An excellent debut. Engaging story with captivating illustrations. Good to see a childrens story with a real positive message.” ~ 5 Star Review, Lucy, Goodreads

 

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About the Author: Laura Kantor

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Laura Kantor up in Coventry, England, but has spent the last few years living overseas in Canada, Australia and now Singapore. In her free time she loves to travel, bake and write (of course). With a job in marketing, project management and a love for writing lists, Laura decided to self publish her own stories, and set up Squidgy Face Books in 2013 (www.squidgyfacebooks.com), teaming up with Sarah Ray who was the perfect illustrator to bring her stories to life. A year of very late nights and extremely long weekends later and their first release, The Colourblind Chameleon is ready to bring some colour and fun to squidgy faces around the world.

 

About the Illustrator: Sarah Ray

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Sarah Ray, the illustrator of The Colourblind Chameleon grew up in the Herefordshire countryside where she gathered lots of inspiration for her drawings. Animals feature frequently in her work and she enjoys giving them human attributes.

This is Sarah’s first children’s book, after working with a variety of clients on commissioned illustration. She also has her own range of award winning greeting’s cards which she sells across the UK, http:// www.sarahray.co.uk

 

 

Squidgy Face Books

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Tumbleweed Christmas Book Blast

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December 11, 2013 by FPP

About the Book Title: Tumbleweed Christmas Author: Beverly Stowe McClure Publication Date: July 20, 2013 (original pub. date – August …
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Dragon Defender Book Blast

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December 8, 2013 by FPP

About the Book

Dragon Defender by J.A. BlackburnTitle: Dragon Defender (Dragon Defense League, Book #1)

Author: J.A. Blackburn

Publication Date: October 19, 2013

Publisher: Pip & Grey

Number of pages: 242

Recommended age: 10+

 

 

 

Summary (Amazon):

For over a thousand years dragons have existed in secret . . .

Peter Clark can build a robot from scratch and pick a lock in two minutes or less. But he can’t figure out why his mother left or why his grandma refuses to talk about her. When Uncle Dominick shows up on Peter’s twelfth birthday with a letter that hints at answers and an incredible story about dragons, Peter follows him, determined to find out the truth about his mother’s disappearance.

What he finds is a reality far different from what he ever could have imagined – where dragons live in hiding, hunted by poachers for their magical parts, and a small group of men and women work tirelessly to protect them. These are the Dragon Defenders. Peter’s uncle is one. So was his mother. Now it’s Peter’s turn.

* Finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association 2013 Literary Contest *

 

Purchase

Amazon (Print) | Amazon (Kindle)

 

The Buzz

“We read an advance copy of this book on kindle earlier this year and our 5th grade son read it twice and is anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. Great adventure, really kept our interest reading it together at night. This was one of the kids books I most enjoyed reading myself as well. The characters and the plot are well developed, and appealing to a wide range of kids (both genders). The writing is sophisticated but easy to understand, not ‘dumbed down’ like many kids books. The subject of dragons was so well crafted that it’s easy believe that dragons just might exist, after all.” ~ 5 Star Review, Leigh A., Amazon

“Reminiscent of the Fablehaven series (with just the right touch of Harry P.) this middle grade book is both an adventure and a pleasure…Fast-paced and full of wonder, this book takes middle grade readers on a vivid journey from the southwestern U.S. to Mexico; where jungles, ancient ruins and local folklore add to the enchantment that Peter finds when he discovers that dragons are in fact, real. As a former elementary school teacher, my strong feeling is that kids will eat this book whole, and then turn to searching for dragon eggs in their own backyards!” ~ 5 Star Review, Grace W., Amazon

“Dragon Defender was an absorbing action packed read! The author pulls you in from the first page and I’m not sorry to say I read it all in the first day. I’m 33 but still! This is a fun book for a chapter a night with your 5 year old (my son is loving it so far) or for yourself. The characters are well developed so you feel like you’re really there, and the dragon is so believable. I’d venture so far as to say I had to remind myself that dragons don’t really exist…. or do they?” ~ 5 Star Review, MGC, Amazon

 

About the Author: J.A. Blackburn

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J. A. Blackburn lives in Seattle, Washington in a small white house overlooking the sea with her husband, Jason, her son, Camden, and their dog, Bella. Dragon Defender is her first novel.

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