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The Persnickety Princess by Falcon Storm

Here’s aPersnickety Princess cover fun title for you called The Persnickety Princess and it’s by Falcon Storm. Dig that name, huh?

It’s a story of a Princess who’s the pickiest person you’ve ever met (or not met).  She wants to be rescued by a charming prince, but to be brutally honest, who’d want to rescue someone so persnickety?

Not only is she the pickiest and rudest person you’ve met, she employs a witch who is not worth her weight in cauldrons.  What’s up with that?

Hilarity ensues as we watch the Persnickety Princess foil her own attempts to attract Prince Charming. And gets dirty in the process.

Fortunately, Princess Unconventional Librarian NEVER gets her crown dirty.

Princess Unconventional Librarian

About the Book – About the Author – Prizes!!!

About the book: High up in the tallest tower of the purplest castle in the Kingdom by the Sea, Princess Lavender awaits rescue. Desperate as she may be, only the most dashing, well dressed, properly mannered prince will do. Oh, and he must stand exactly four and three-quarters inches taller than her. A princess has got to have standards, after all.

When, finally, one such prince comes to her castle—not to rescue her, but her younger sister—Lavender refuses to be ignored. Instead of waiting for the next suitor to come along, she devises a plan to put herself in danger, thus forcing the upstart prince to forget her sister and rescue her instead.

Well accustomed to getting her way, there is only one thing, unfortunately, that this princess can’t control—her luck. When her plans go awry, putting her in very real danger, will she allow the prince to rescue her as he sees fit? Will he even want to try?

And will anyone be able to find a way to rescue Lavender from her persnickety ways once and for all? Find out in this comedic tale of princes, dragons, and dreams that just may come true.

The Persnickety Princess is a lower grade chapter book intended for kids 6 to 9 years old (although kids of all ages are sure to enjoy it! Pick up your copy through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords or Kobo Books.

Falcon StormAbout the author: I was born in the frozen wasteland of Alaska with the unfortunate stigma of being both a daydreamer and left-handed. Starting from an early age, I’ve filled my life with stories of every sort from my father’s hunting trips to the Holy Trilogy (read: Star Wars). In the fourth grade, I became more interested in telling stories of my own than listening to those of others. Doctors—being doctors—attempted to medicate them out of me, but the best cure has always been a pen, a notebook, and my crazy, unrestrained imagination. I continue to whittle away at these stories in my endless search for the one that will finally bring me back to reality. All the while, I secretly hope such a story will never come along. I hear “reality” is far too boring. Connect with Falcon on his website, Facebook, GoodReads, or Twitter.

About the prizes: Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win (1) a $25 Amazon gift card, (2) a $50 Amazon gift card, or (3) a Princess Prize Pack, which includes a plush purple dragon, necklace with lavender pendant, The Fairy Godmother’s Guide to Being a Princess, tiara and wand party set, and a DVD of The Princess Bride.

Here’s what you need to do…

  1. Enter the Rafflecopter contest
  2. Leave a comment on my blog.

That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win the $50 gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found here. The other two prizes (including the awesome Princess Prize Pack) will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Persnickety Princess tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!

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Adult Fiction Books

Torn Together by Emlyn Chand Giveaway (for you) and Eye Candy (for me)

So Wow. My bud Emlyn Chand (she let’s me call her Em), wrote a book called Torn Together.  It’s a love story, of sorts that will make you laugh, cry, and smash up things.

Torn Tour Badge

What’s that? What’s all the smashing things up bit? Well, I’d tell you, but then I’d be a SPOILER and I hate that, so I won’t tell you that bit.  What I will tell you, however, is that our heroine, Daly (pronounced tally) is a young woman struggling to figure out her life: her boyfriend dumps her, she’s struggling to get a portfolio together for an art school application, and her mom is as distant as a stranger.

Lucky for us Daly meets a young Indian fellow named Kashi Malhotra.  Chand describes Kashi as a man with buttery, sandy skin. Kashi has a sense of humor and a positive outlook on life that benefits Daly.  Here’s how I pictured Kashi in my mind’s eye:

RaviPatel

This is Ravi Patel.  Thanks to IMDB for introducing me to him.  Our Kashi would have longer hair which would bring out his curls, but I imagine his face to be friendly like this guy.

I had to chose this guy here:

Sunil Malhotrra

Simply because his last name is Malhotra.  He ain’t to hard on the eyes, either.  You’re welcome for the eye candy.

While we’re on the subject of India, lets talk about its food, huh? Much Indian food is consumed in Torn Together and my mouth watered the whole time.  One of the yummy meals featured is palak paneer.

palak paneer

Palak Paneer contains dairy, so it’s not something I can eat, but although I consider myself a gourmand, I’ve not tasted it, but anything that has curry in it is OK with me! I especially love my naan; which I eat with honey in the morning with my coffee.

So now I’ve filled your eyes and your belly, let’s fill your wallet, eh? Read below for how that’s gonna happen:

 

 

About the Book – About the Author – Prizes!!!

About the book: Life, love, and an unforgettable trip to India–readers call “Torn Together” an emotional roller coaster ride. What’s all the fuss about? Grab your mother, daughter, sister, or closest friend, and get reading. Make sure to keep a box of Kleenex handy! Get Torn Together through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo Books.

About the author: Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). When she’s not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children’s book series and is beginning to dabble in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. Visit EmlynChand.com for more info. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky! Connect with Emlyn on her website, Facebook, GoodReads, or Twitter.

About the prizes: Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards or an autographed copy of Torn Together! Here’s what you need to do…

  1. Enter the Rafflecopter contest
  2. Leave a comment on my blog.

That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win the first gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found here. The other two prizes will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Torn Together tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!

 

 
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Books Children Reviews

Honey the Hero by Emlyn Chand

As you know, I love  kids’ books. I also love books about animals.  A perfect combination is a book for kids about animals! Know what’s even more perfect? Animals who talk and have feelings.  I love it.  Can’t get enough of it.

 

So I was thrilled when my bestie Emlyn Chand of Novel Publicity begged asked me to review her kids’ book Honey the Hero.  Honey is a little birdie who wants to be a superhero.  What’s not to love about that?Here’s what the buzz is saying:

Let me tell you about Honey. She’s a curious little parakeet living in the Australian Outback. One day she happens upon a family watching a show about a superhero on a great big TV screen. Since she can already fly, all she needs to do is create a costume to conceal her true identity—bammo—now she’s a superhero too!

Well, let’s just say, her first attempts at saving the day go horribly wrong. Disheartened, the poor baby bird decides to give up on her dream. But, uh-oh, now someone actually needs Honey’s help. Can she pull it together and save the day at last?

 

Kids and superhero wanting to be parents can relate to Honey’s desire to help. Honey’s ego is as tall as the trees and her heart is as big as the ocean and this book is as good as something real good. Like chocolate covered bacon; prolly.

I had so much fun reading Honey the Hero, I wanted to join in the fun.  So I made some cards to go with.

Honey, helping the helpless gecko.

and the helpless bird

friend to the friendless

Honey, hero to all.

And you know what? There are more bird books coming! Can’t wait!

I give this delightful parvum opus 4 paws!