Friday, October 26, 2012

Christmas In October - Oct. 26

A Float Down the Canal - Penny Estelle
Twelve-year old Pam Simpson gets dumped on when her mother is called into work. She has to cancel her plans with friends and a day at the mall to babysit her brother and his friend, and entertain her cousin, Candy, whom she doesn't even like. They are going to spend the day at the public pool. Much to Candy's frantic dismay, the group will be floating down the canal to get there.
Pam's day goes from the worst to the best day of her life, thanks to her prissy cousin and A Float Down the Canal.
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I am giving away a PDF copy of A Float Down the Canal

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Legend Of Koolura - Michael L. Thal

The Legend of Koolura tells the story of a sixth grade girl and how she obtained the cool powers.  She has the ability to dematerialize at will and reappear where she chooses. She can move objects with her mind and she can even defy gravity!
But will these powers be of any use in stopping a stalker intent on her destruction? The stalker is determined to retrieve Koolura’s unrealized cool powers and hurt any of her friends who get into his way. As the hour approaches for Koolura’s final confrontation with her nemesis, she may finally find vengeance to the man who killed her mother.


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I'll give away a print copy of The Legend of Koolura.
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The King's Ransom - Cheryl Carpinello
  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.

The King's Ransom 2012 Silver Award Recipient for YA Fiction from Children's Literary Classics!

I'll give away an Ebook (any format) of The King’s Ransom

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Death Sparkles - Kelly Whitley
The Death Sparkles Anthology is a collection of scary and mysterious short stories based on the writing prompt of "The diamond necklace dangled from the dead woman's hand." Proceeds go to literacy charities.
"Put together a room full of writers (even virtually), toss out a prompt, and you get a rich, astonishing mix of interpretations. We found each other online, via Savvy Authors, and the authors featured in these pages were all part of a one-year intensive writing program. Different short story assignments had different parameters. This one was simply to have the above line, intact, appear somewhere in the story."
We had such fun with our stories, we decided to collect them into an anthology, and donate the proceeds to a literacy charity. The voices in these stories are as strong and unique as the individuals who created them. They cover a range of genres, but all of them use a diamond necklace and a dead woman as the fulcrum. I love finding new-to-me writers through anthologies, and we all hope you like the range of creative voices presented in these pages.

Literal Interpretation by Kelly Whitley
Clay must recover a valuable antique before his sister calls the police, but things are not always what they seem to be at The Antiquarium…
Enjoy eight other stories in this collection as well!
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I’m giving away an ebook copy of Death Sparkles 

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  1. More fun books!
    This has been a great way to shop!
    Cheers, Kelly

  2. Wow, lots more interesting books. I like how the short stories in the anthology are all based on a writing prompt. Thanks for sharing about these books.


  3. Interesting stories.