Wednesday, October 25, 2017

2 Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk giveaway tour. Sponsored by MM Allen and Deborah Wynne @TCBRbookreview





Written by M. M. Allen
Highly praised classic fairy tale Wishapick, Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk written by author M. M. Allen; and a CD of Wishapick Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk soundtrack composed by the talented Deborah Wynne. Moonbeam Gold Medal Award and 5 Star Readers Favorite.
Darkness -utter blackness. Was this why his mother had refused to let Jack unlock his father’s old trunk? It had been two years since his dad had died, and all Jack could think about was examining whatever treasures were stored inside the beloved trunk. But when he finally lifted the lid, he didn’t just fall in-he fell through it into a pit of rattlesnakes!
Trying to recall his mother’s stories about the Breath of All Good Things – anything to help him out of his dangerous predicament – Jack wished he had paid attention rather than mock the tales as childish myths… and that he’d waited to enter the trunk with his sister, Lilly. They could at least face this together.
“… a breathy and fantastical storytelling style, imaginations will flourish and the tale will be enjoyed by kids ages 8-12 who enjoy the genre of fantasy.”—The Children’s Book Review
Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk is available on Amazon.
Ages 8-13 | CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2015 | 978-1508437178

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

About M. M. Allen

M.M. Allen author of the acclaimed children’s picture book Let’s Play Ball is the mother of two adult children and aunt to twenty-three nieces and nephews, including ten great-nieces and great-nephews. MM is a former teacher. She has also worked extensively in marketing and communications with varied businesses, including Walt Disney’s Buena Vista records, as well as several non-profits. MM lives in a picturesque northern California town where she enjoys writing, tending to her rose garden, and caring for her West Highland terriers, Pip & Peaches.

About Deborah Wynne

MM Allen collaborated with composer Deborah Wynne, who created a companion CD of songs to accompany the novel. Wynne’s primary interests lie in choral singing, and song composition. Her musical projects include the 2013 album Strands of Gold and 2007 musical Moment of Truth. For many years, Deborah sang with the well-known a cappella ensemble, Quire of Voices. She also sang with the female quartet, Champagne. She continues as an active singer and composer in Santa Barbara, California, where she lives with her husband and their sheltie Gracie.



TOUR SCHEDULE


The Children's Book Review
10/23
Nonperfect Parenting
10/24
To Read, or Not To Read
10/25
A Dream Within A Dream
10/26
icefairy's Treasure Chest
10/27
Word Spelunking
10/30
Jrsbookreviews
10/31
Crafty Moms Share
11/1
Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom
11/2
The Fairview Review
11/3
LitPick Student Book Reviews
11/6


WISHAPICK TICKETY BOO AND THE BLACK TRUNK, an acclaimed Middle Grade Fantasy, awaits its MUSICAL DEBUT.
Enter this giveaway in Celebration of Children’s Musical Theater with MM Allen and Deborah Wynne.
Root for Jack! He enters the land of Wishapick through his father’s trunk, and meets his foe O’Sirus. Jack’s thought; Courage I need some!
Listen to the Song: King O’Sirus and Queen Sanctuary
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One (1) winner receives the grand prize:
  • An autographed copy of Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk
  • A CD of the Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk soundtrack
  • An Echo Dot
Value: $73.77
One (1) winner receives:
  • An autographed copy of Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk
  • A CD of the Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk soundtrack
Giveaway open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older.
Prizes provided by M. M. Allen and Deborah Wynne.



*I worked in partnership with The Children’s Book Review, M. M. Allen and Deborah Wynne.

0 Book Blast: THE PAINTER’S APPRENTICE BY @lauramorelliphd @hfvbt

THE PAINTER’S APPRENTICE
BY LAURA MORELLI

Publication Date: November 15, 2017
The Scriptorium
eBook; 482 Pages
Series: The Gondola Maker, Book Two
Genre: Fiction/Historical


Star-crossed lovers with a costly secret. As the plague grips Venice, more than a quarantine divides them…
Venice, 1510. Maria Bartolini wants nothing more than to carry on her father’s legacy as a master gilder. Instead, her father has sent her away from the only home she’s ever known to train as an apprentice to Master Trevisan, a renowned painter.
Maria arranges to leave the painter’s workshop to return to her family workshop and to a secret lover waiting for her back home. But the encroaching Black Death foils her plans…
When the painter’s servants uncover the real reason why Maria has been sent away to train with Master Trevisan, they threaten to reveal a secret that could tear down her family and the future of their trade. She is forced to buy the servants’ silence, but as their greed steadily grows, Maria resorts to more desperate measures. She questions whether her heart’s desire is worth risking her family, her trade, and her future, but Maria’s sacrifices may amount to nothing if the plague arrives on her father’s doorstep and steals away everything she’s ever loved…
From the author of the award-winning The Gondola Maker comes a rich tale of Renaissance Venice, a heroine with a lust for life, and love against all odds.

AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING ERETAILERS:

Pre-Order Promotion

Author Laura Morelli is offering a set of great bonuses exclusively to her readers! If you like to delve deeper into the “story behind the story,” you’ll want to take advantage of Laura’s pre-order package, which takes readers behind the scenes of The Painter’s Apprentice with videos, pictures, commentary about Renaissance Venice, and other exclusive content.
Learn more here: http://lauramorelli.com/preorder-tpa/

Praise for The Gondola Maker

“I’m a big fan of Venice, so I appreciate Laura Morelli’s special knowledge of the city, the period, and the process of gondola-making. An especially compelling story.” -Frances Mayes, author, Under the Tuscan Sun
“Laura Morelli has done her research, or perhaps she was an Italian carpenter in another life. One can literally smell and feel the grain of finely turned wood in her hands.” -Pamela Sheldon Johns, author, Italian Food Artisans
“Sixteenth-century Venice is the star of Morelli’s well-crafted historical novel about Luca Vianello, the eldest son of the city’s most renowned gondola builder.” -Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review
“The heir to a gondola empire rejects his birthright but comes full circle in this fascinating glimpse into late-Renaissance Venice by art-historian-turned-novelist Morelli (Made in Italy).” -Kirkus Indie Book of the Month
“The Gondola Maker is historical fiction at its best.” -Midwest Book Review

About the Author

Laura Morelli holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University, where she was a Bass Writing Fellow and Mellon
Doctoral Fellow. She authored a column for National Geographic Traveler called “The Genuine Article” and contributes pieces about authentic travel to national magazines and newspapers. Laura has been featured on CNN Radio, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg, The Frommers Travel Show, and in USA TODAY, Departures, House & Garden Magazine, Traditional Home, the Denver Post, Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, and other media. Recently her art history lesson, “What’s the difference between art and craft?” was produced and distributed by TED-Ed.
Laura has taught college-level art history at Trinity College in Rome, as well as at Northeastern University, Merrimack College, St. Joseph College, and the College of Coastal Georgia. Laura has lived in five countries, including four years in Italy and four years in France.
Laura Morelli is the author of the guidebook series that includes Made in Italy, Made in France, and Made in the Southwest, all published by Rizzoli / Universe. The Gondola Maker, a historical coming-of-age story about the heir to a gondola boatyard in 16th-century Venice, is her first work of fiction.
For more information, please visit Laura Morelli’s website. You can also find her on FacebookTwitter, and Goodreads.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

0 The Tides Between by Elizabeth Jane Corbett Book Blast

THE TIDES BETWEEN
BY ELIZABETH JANE CORBETT

Publication Date: October 20, 2017
Odyssey Books
Paperback; 300 Pages
Genre: Fiction/Young Adult/Historical


She fancied herself part of a timeless chain without beginning or end, linked only by the silver strong words of its tellers.
In the year 1841, on the eve of her departure from London, Bride’s mother demands she forget her dead father and prepare for a sensible, adult life in Port Phillip. Desperate to save her childhood, fifteen-year-old Bridie is determined to smuggle a notebook filled with her father’s fairytales to the far side of the world.
When Rhys Bevan, a soft-voiced young storyteller and fellow traveller realises Bridie is hiding something, a magical friendship is born. But Rhys has his own secrets and the words written in Bridie’s notebook carry a dark double meaning.
As they inch towards their destination, Rhys’s past returns to haunt him. Bridie grapples with the implications of her dad’s final message. The pair take refuge in fairytales, little expecting the trouble it will cause.

ODYSSEY BOOKS | AMAZON | IBOOKS | KOBO

About the Author

When Elizabeth Jane Corbett isn’t writing, she works as a librarian, teaches Welsh at the Melbourne Celtic Club, writes reviews and articles for the Historical Novel Society and blogs at elizabethjanecorbett.com. In 2009, her short-story, Beyond the Blackout Curtain, won the Bristol Short Story Prize. Another, Silent Night, was short listed for the Allan Marshall Short Story Award. An early draft of her debut novel, The Tides Between, was shortlisted for a HarperCollins Varuna manuscript development award.
Elizabeth lives with her husband, Andrew, in a renovated timber cottage in Melbourne’s inner-north. She likes red shoes, dark chocolate, commuter cycling, and reading quirky, character driven novels set once-upon-a-time in lands far, far away.
For more information, please visit Elizabeth Jane Corbett’s website. You can also connect with her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pinterest, and Goodreads.

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