Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Three Lost Kids and the Death of the Sugar Fairy Book Tour and Giveaway!

Now, I'm in school to be a teacher, and I love finding good books for kids, especially when I find them rather unexpectedly. Kimberly's series is not only great, it contains life lessons for kids (which I am a huge fan of). The latest release, Death of The Sugar Fairy is book 4 in the series, and I can't wait to read future books. Come along for the ride and check out The Three Lost Kids!

About The Three Lost Kids
The first three books in this series (Lexie World, Bella World and Maddie World) were inspired by Kimberly's three little girls of the same name, who discovered their own worlds where they had magical powers and wanted their mom to write about it!

This special edition trilogy includes full color illustrations and each book is told from the first person perspective of that little girl's world. The paperback editions of these books are 7x10 full color with a coloring book in the back of each. They also include discussion questions to get kids and parents talking about the important themes in each book, such as caring for the planet, emotional maturity and handling bullies.

In The Death of the Sugar Fairy, the Three Lost Kids start a whole new series of chapter books, told from all three kids' point of view. Moving forward, the series will not include illustrations, but will include the same fantastic stories that have made the special edition trilogy so popular.

 About The Three Lost Kids & The Death of The Sugar Fairy

Halloween is here and Lexie, Bella and Maddie couldn't be happier. But why does everything feel so different? Fewer houses are decorated and fewer kids are out trick-or-treating. Still, that's not going to stop the three girls from eating as much candy as they can before their parents can stop them, even if that means fighting each other for it.

When they finally discover a haunted house worthy of their favorite holiday, they forget their parents' warnings and go in alone, only to discover that the house really is haunted, and not only that, but they've been transported to a whole different world!

A dying Sugar Fairy in one of the abandoned rooms send them on a quest to find her Sugar Baby and the magic Sugar Flower in order to save her and Halloween. If they fail, Halloween will be gone forever, and they'll never return to their family.

But with Sugar Bug attacks, the Cavity Caves where they must face their deepest fears, and giant gummy bears armed with candy cane swords, the girls aren't sure they'll make it.

Their only chance is to work together, using each of their strengths to help each other. Can they stop fighting over candy long enough? Or will they be trapped in the dying Sugar Land forever?

Now, Kimberly's doing a HUGE giveaway for the month of October to celebrate her new release. Which means that you can win some awesome prizes! 

A $25 Gift Certificate to Amazon.com and signed paperback copies of all 4 Lost Kids books (Lexie World, Bella World, Maddie World, and The Death of the Sugar Fairy) and a Three Lost Kids bookmark

RUNNER-UP to two winners:
Signed copy of The Death of the Sugar Fairy and Three Lost Kids bookmarks

Sound cool? Well, go ahead and enter, what do you have to lose?!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Want your own copy of the book? How about the series? Well, here's where you can get your very own copy!

Ebook                                       Paperback

Lexie                              Bella                          Maddie

Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children's fantasy chapter books Lexie World, and Bella World, all on Amazon.

She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they're humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

For a list of her books, check out: http://Amazon.com/author/kimberlykinrade
For a fun fan experience, join the team at I.P.I. at http://IPIAcademy.com
For kids and parents of young kids, join the Lost Kids at http://ThreeLostKids.com

·         Website  http://KimberlyKinrade.com
·        Twitter: @KimberlyKinrade
·        IPI Twitter: @IPIAcademy
·        Facebook: /KimberlyKinrade
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Don't want to just take my word for it? Well then go and check out all the other stops on this massive hop and see what everyone else has to say! 

10/2  Mallory Heart Reviews
10/3  Saving U Green

10/3   Books, Books, and More Books
10/4  Thriftymommasbrainfood 
10/4  Genuine Jenn
10/5  Confessions Of A Reader
10/5  Stressed Rach
10/9   Sweet Southern Home
10/10  Simply Infatuated
10/11  Living, Learning, and Loving Life
10/11  Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf
10/12  GoingCrazy!!WannaGo??!!
10/15  Mommy and 4 Peas in a Pod
10/15  My Cozie Corner
10/15  The Insane Writings of a Crazed Writer

10/16  Geo Librarian
10/16  Mortality Bites
10/17  Andi's Chapter Books
10/18   Inside BJ's Head
10/19  Bibliophilia, Please
10/23  Thrice the mischief, 3 times the love
10/24   Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile
10/25  Reviews By Molly

10/26  My Book Chatter
10/29  Jenn's Review Blog
10/29   Identity Discovery 
10/30  Sharing Links and Wisdom
10/30  Stuffed Shelves
10/30   A Chick Who Read
10/31  Second Bookshelf on the Right
10/31   Rea's Reading and Reviews

10/31  Genuine Jenn  Guest Post  
10/31  Just Another Rabid Reader 

10/31  The Story Of A Girl
10/31  Le Vanity Victorienne

10/31  SnifferWalk 
1031  Soliloquy

Healing Notes Super Book Blast

Well, still waiting out Sandy a bit here, so hopefully my Internet won't quit out on me again. And for everyone else in Sandy's way, keep safe! Now, on to the blast...

Healing Notes
by Maggie Jaimeson


Forgiving yourself is the first step, but helping others forgive may be just too hard.

Rachel Cullen grew up in Scotland with a fiddle in her hand from the age of four. She couldn't imagine life as anything but a musician. When her husband brought her to America she was immediately embraced by the Celtic and Bluegrass communities. But after her divorce, Rachel's life is a mess.

A year of trying to prove to herself that she's woman enough for any man, and then a vicious rape while on tour with the band, leaves Rachel reeling. When she meets Noel Kershaw, an English teacher who is poetry in motion, she is definitely attracted. But he has a young child and he's suffering from his own divorce. The last thing Rachel needs in life is more baggage.

First, Rachel must reconcile who she is, what she wants, and how to get there. Maybe then she'll know how to be a part of the family she's always wanted.



As she reached for the handle, the door opened and a little girl rushed out, maybe six or seven years old, with beautiful long blond hair caught up in a blue denim bow.  She ran to a light blue sedan next to Rachel’s and giggled as she skipped through puddles circling the car. Rachel couldn’t help but smile at the child’s carefree innocence.

After three circles, the girl stopped at the back end of the car, cocked her head and waved two fingers at her. “Hi.”

“Um, hi.” Rachel raised her hand and waved back. “Did you forget somebody? Your mommy maybe?”

“Claire, I told you to stay close.”

At the sound of the tenor voice beside her, Rachel started.  A man three to four inches taller than her had stepped out. In one hand he held several colorful ribbons attached to a bright pink, heart-shaped helium balloon that read Happy Birthday. He looked toward the car where the child was still giggling.

The little girl raced back. Skidding to a stop in front of Rachel, they bumped and Rachel teetered slightly toward the wall.

“Careful there.” A weathered hand reached toward her and wrapped around her elbow. His touch was softer than she expected, but her knees still locked, ready to spring if she needed to move fast. He held her up with one hand. Deep brown eyes, emphasized by his full head of short, wavy blonde hair, looked at her then turned toward the girl.”

“Apologize, Claire. You almost knocked her over.”

“I’m sorry.” A small hand lifted to touch her other arm.

“That’s okay. Really.  I should have been paying more attention.” Rachel smiled and pointed to the balloon. “Latha breith.”

“Excuse me?”

“Oh, I…” She had lapsed into Gaelic.  Something she hadn’t done in public since Kavan left her almost three years ago. “I said ‘Happy Birthday.’” 


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Maggie Jaimeson writes romantic women’s fiction and romantic suspense with a near future twist. She describes herself as a wife, a step-mother, a sister, a daughter, a teacher and an IT administrator. By day she is “geek girl” – helping colleges to keep up with 21st century technology and provide distance learning options for students in rural areas. By night Maggie turns her thoughts to worlds she can control – worlds where bad guys get their comeuppance, women triumph over tragedy, and love can conquer all.

HEALING NOTES is the second book in the Sweetwater Canyon Series of four books.  The final two books will be available in 2013.

Website: http://maggiejaimeson.com
Blog: http://maggiemeandering.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maggie-Jaimeson/118916694787820
Twitter: @maggiejaimeson

 Also, be sure to stop by November 8th for my review. Thanks for reading and stay safe everyone!