Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Blues Bones Party!



PARTY TIME IN GATLINBURG TENNESSEE!


Local author Rick Starkey will celebrate the release of his debut middle grade novel “Blues Bones” (Leap Books) on Saturday, May 28 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Make it Magic, 1120 Glades Rd. in the Arts and Crafts Community, Gatlinburg, TN.


Starkey will be at the magic shop from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. with the party kicking off at 4 p.m. There will be door prizes throughout the day along with magic tricks. The party starts at 4 p.m. with door prizes, snacks and a reading by Rick. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session about the book and anything writing.


In “Blues Bones”, set in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, thirteen-year-old Rodney Becker has found the perfect cure for stage fright. Armed with the stolen finger bones of a dead blues guitar player and a mishmash of spells from the Internet, Rodney and his best friend enter a graveyard at midnight to perform their ritual. What seems like a great idea at the time backfires into disaster! How much is Rodney willing to risk to achieve his dream of being a guitar legend?

Starkey is a graduate of Sevier County High School and the Institute of Children's Literature. His work has appeared in the popular children’s magazine, Highlights for Children.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Twist and Shout by Debbie Dadey Release day!


Mermaid Tales Book 14




 
In this sparkling Mermaid Tales adventure, Echo hurts her tail when she falls off of a sea horse—right before the big Tail Flippers competition! Will she still be able to flip her way to a trophy?

Echo loves dancing in the Trident Academy Tail Flippers. When she’s not dancing, she also loves riding sea horses, so when a classmate offers to let her ride their newest horse, Pinky, she doesn’t think twice!

But when a slithery eel darts in front of Pinky, Echo gets knocked off and hits a rock. Her entire body aches—from scales to tail—so she heads to the doctor. Dr. Weedy tells Echo that moving her tail is absolutely out of the question. Not only can Echo not swim, but even worse, she can’t compete in the Poseidon Tail Flippers team competition! And Echo’s their star flipper. Without Echo’s tricks and flips, Trident City’s team doesn’t stand a chance.

Echo’s friends find a pair of human crutches, which help her get around without the use of her tail. But that doesn’t solve the Tail Flipping problem! Will Echo find a way to help her team win from the sidelines?


Monday, May 16, 2016

Release Day! The Unmoving Sky by K.L. Hallam


There is nothing darker than the woods, until you meet your worst fear.





Jackson Bower has a lot on his mind lately. His younger brother hasn’t been the same since his mother’s death. His father’s drinking is out of control. Then there’s Jackson’s girlfriend and the grief that ties them together even as it threatens to drive them apart.

He distances himself, hoping for a little perspective at the family lodge. But when their father gets drunk and dangerous, he and his brother escape into the woods.

Night creeps in, and the rains come fast. Artie slips down a ravine. He’s wounded and the brothers seek shelter in a cave, only to find someone else already taking refuge there.

A desperate man with plans to destroy their town.

Jackson must get him and his wounded brother out of the cave and over the mountain to warn everyone in time. Without getting them both killed first.

Book Links:
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Meet the Author:





K.L. Hallam, an air force brat as a young child, who moved around to more schools than she can list, gathering the stories that would connect to her heart. She writes MG, YA, and short fiction, or anything she hasn’t tried, a member of SCBWI, a singer and songwriter, illustrator and mother of two teenagers. She lives in New York City and spends her mornings writing in a Jazz club.


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Monday, May 9, 2016

The Haunted Stepsister by Medeia Sharif




Sixth grade isn’t easy for Jesenya Moradi, especially since her father’s recent remarriage and tension with her new stepsister, Kammy. After an incident at school that nearly destroyed Kammy's life, Jess has been desperate to get on Kammy’s good side. But a fateful trip to an allegedly haunted bathroom changes both girls’ lives forever.

The rumors about the bathroom are true, and now Jess is convinced a demon's possessing Kammy. Eerie things happen whenever she's around – flying objects, flickering lights, not to mention the fact that something, or someone, is making people into its puppets.

Worse, the demon seems fixated on making Jess confess her part in ruining Kammy's reputation. Sticking to her Muslim faith, Jess enlists the help of an imam to exorcise the demon from Kammy. But can they get rid of the demon before it destroys her new family?






Medeia Sharif was born in New York City and she presently calls Miami her home. She received my master’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. After becoming a voracious reader in high school and a relentless writer dabbling in many genres in college, she found her niche writing for young people. Today she’s a MG and YA writer published through various presses. In addition to being a writer, she is a public school teacher. Her memberships include MensaALAN, and SCBWI.