Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Pickled Pumpkin Pie Book Blast

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Book Bl ast for the children's picture book written by Deb Troehler & illustrated by Jai me D. Buckley, Pickled Pumpkin Pie: A Thanksgiving Treat. The blast will run September 26 - September 28, 2016.

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About the Book

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Title: Pickled Pumpkin Pie: A Thanksgiving T reat | Author: Deb Troehler | Illustrator: Jaime D. B uckley | Genre: Children's Picture Book | Number of Pages: 38 | Publication Date: March 9, 2016

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Book Description: Thanksgiving is almost here and Dillon can ’ t wait to see his lovable Uncle Pete once again. Uncle Pete ’ s visits with his peculiar penchant for pickled pumpkin pie always bring an extra helping of l aughter to the dining table. Join Dad, Mom, Uncle Pete, Dillon, and their dog, Baxter, for toget herness, laughter, and a dill-icious meal. Pickled Pumpkin Pie is a read-aloud boo k for children ages 3-7.

Pickled Pumpkin Pie will be FREE on Amazon September 27 & 28


Review by BeachBoundBooks


Pickled Pumpkin Pie is a charming picture book, told in delightful rhyme, and filled with colorful and fun illustrations.

It's Thanksgiving and Uncle Pete can't wait to eat, but it 's not turkey, potatoes, or cranberries he's after. Uncle Pete is waiting for desser t and not just any dessert. He wants pickled pumpkin pie. As the scrumptious meal comes to an end Uncle Pete's excitement builds. Will he finally get his Thanksgiving wish?

Pickled Pumpkin Pie is well written, engaging, and hi ghly entertaining. The book also contains several activities and of course gi ves readers a chance to create their own pickled pumpkin pie. This is certain to become a fast holiday favorite among children and adults.

I recommend picking up a copy.

About the Author: Deb Troehler

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Deb Troehler has worn many hats over the years — teacher, fabric artist, author, illustrator, gardener, mother, and grandmother. Although each hat is unique, they are all stitched with a common thread — Deb ’ s connections to her loved ones and the world around her.

Mrs. Troehler was a special education teacher for 15 years . After leaving the classroom due to a recurrence of cancer, her family moved to West Michi gan to spend time with her husband ’ s family. To help make ends meet, Deb wrote instructional m aterial and stories for several trade magazines such as Doll Crafter, Doll R eader, and Soft Dolls and Animals. Eventually, the magic of West Michigan motivated Deb to put pen to paper and record the stories inspired by her treks up and down the sh ores of Lake Michigan. Pickled Pumpkin Pie: A Thanksgiving Treat is Deb ’ s third book for children.


About the Illustrator: Jaime D. Buckley

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Jaime Buckley is an author, illustrator, father of 12 an d the creator of wantedhero.com, which has been entertaining youth and the young at heart for over a decade.



Book Blast Giveaway


Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gif t card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice. Giveaway ends: October 10, 11:59 pm, 2016 Open to: Internationally. How to enter: Please en ter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widge t and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will t hen have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eli gible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Deb Troehler and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any a dditional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.< br />
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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Saturday Matinee







Today's Saturday matinee is:



The Jungle Book







What are you watching this weekend?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Beyond the Lines Blog Tour

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour f or the middle grade fiction Beyond the Lines by Claudia Whitsitt. The tour will run from September 6 - September 27, 2016.



About the Book


Title: Beyond the Lines | Autho r: Claudia Whitsitt | Publisher: Claudia Whitsitt Publication Date: February 27, 2016 | Genre: Middle Grade Fiction |  Number of Pages: 260




Book Description: The Dream Girls — Hattie, Crackers, and Beverly Jo — are back with the same determination and resolve they dis played in Between the Lines. This time, it's Crackers who has a dream. S he has oodles of talent, can outshoot any guy, and she wants to be the first girl on the boys' basketball team. Everybody knows she's the best player at school. The pr oblem is, the rules say: No girls allowed on the team. Ever. But the Dream Girls have chall enged old-fashioned notions before, and they're not about to give up now. Beverly Jo ro cks the world with an ingenious plan, Hattie sets the wheels in motion, and Cracke rs gives her all. For this threesome, nothing is impossible.

What others are saying...

"BEYOND THE LINES is a refreshing story of true friendshi p." - Lori (Amazon)

"A delightful story of true friendship" - David (Ama zon)

"Great characters, superlative writing and the sense o f being dropped into the mist of a Dream Girls meeting makes "Beyond The Lines" a won derful book." - DJ (Amazon)

"Beyond the lines is a beautiful story of friendship."< /em> - (Amazon)

About the Author


Claudia Whitsitt spent a lifetime teaching special educa tion and writing before becoming a full-time author. She believes in the power of f riendship, small acts of kindness, and paying it forward. Nothing makes her happier tha n spending time with her children, which includes not only the five she raised but the c ountless students who touched her life over the years.

 

Blog Tour Giveaway

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Am azon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: September 27, 11:59 pm, 2016
Open to: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Raffl ecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSA RY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be ra ndomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a n ew winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associate d with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Claudia Whitsitt a nd is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Three Blog Tour

ThreeThree by Tia Perkins "Three!" is a funny little rhyming book about what it's like to spend a day with a preschooler - from getting themselves dressed to making a big mess! With beautiful illustrations (complete with dinosaurs, trains and superheroes) and a catchy story that both parents and kids can enjoy again and again, this is a must-have for your children's book collection. amazon get it add to goodreads   Three Excerpt Praise for the Book "Tia has done it again. Great fun reading this and talking it through with little ones. The art is fun just to look at, the words are fun to read and even more fun to read aloud. If you like reading to or teaching reading to little ones, this is a great addition to any collection." "If you have raised a three-year-old or spent any amount of time with one, you'll be nodding your head in recognition as you turn the pages of this on-the-spot book by Tia Perkin. The youngster in this book is a dynamo with no let up from sun up to sun down. Up at 6:30 wanting breakfast, getting dressed by himself, making a commotion in the grocery, fighting nap time, potty then no potty, need a drink of water, want cheese, want grapes, playing pirate - and on and on and on until to mom's relief he's asleep. This is a fun little book for parent and child alike with its zany, expressive graphics and three-year-old antics." "This is the perfect follow up to Two! It's is more in depth than Two! while having the same fun rhyming story as the first one. As always, the art is top notch! Must buy for anyone who wants a fun entertaining read for their toddler."   three-tour-1

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TiaAuthor Tia Perkins Tia Perkin is a three-time Emmy-Nominated Graphic Artist turned stay-at-home mom and freelancer. Her first children's book, "Two!", was written for her now four-year-old twin sons - partially as a gift and partially as a coping mechanism for a double-helping of toddler hijinx! She is continuing on the series and has just released "Three!".

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

BOSSY FLOSSY Media Kit and Blog Tour




Book Description for Bossy Flossy:

Flossy is the bossiest girl around. She's bossy at home and she's bossy in school. She's bossy to her friends and she's bossy to her cat. Sometimes she's even bossy to her teacher! Flossy doesn't understand why no one will listen to her. One day, Flossy meets Edward, a boy who may be just as bossy as she is. Has Flossy finally met her match?



Review:

This book is an instant favorite with large colourful and bold illustrations that enhance and entice continued reading. Flossy is certainly bossy however when she meets her match the story delivers a subtle message of tolerance and acceptance. A must read for those toddlers who this age group no doubt targets however even my ten year adores this story. An all around good choice for parents and kids.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

5 stars



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Author's Bio:

Paulette Bogan admits she was bossy as a child. She is the author and illustrator ofVirgil & Owen, which was chosen as one of Bank Street Best Children's books of the Year 2016, Virgil & Owen Stick Together, which won a Mom's Choice Award Gold Medal for Picture Books, and Lulu The Big Little Chick, which won a Children's Choice Book Award. She lives in New York City with her husband, three daughters, and two dogs. They ALL think she is STILL bossy. But they've never told her to go to her room!

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

Giveaway:​

Prizes:

Win a package of 3 children’s books by Paulette Bogan: Bossy Flossy, Virgil & Owen, and Virgil & Owen Stick Together plus a $20 Amazon Gift Card (Open to USA & Can)

2 winners, giveaway ends Oct 8



Monday, August 1, 2016

Harvey Hippo Wants To Fly






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Author: Lisa Sankar-Zhu

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About the Book :

Harvey Hippo wants to fly,
But no one knows why.
No matter, he is determined to try.
But can he REALLY do it?



Author Bio

Lisa Sankar-Zhu is from the Caribbean, but lives in China where she runs her business Golden Mushroom (Henan)
Cultural Industry Company Limited.  The first book she published, an illustrated Chinese fairy tale, was presented as a state gift by the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago to the President of China, in 2013.  Currently, she is developing a few intellectual properties for the Chinese market and the rest of the world.  If you ask Lisa Sankar-Zhu what she does best, she would answer that it’s being herself, because she’s been doing it all her life and, therefore, has become pretty good at it.
 Contact: lisasankarzhu@harveyhippo.com 

Links

Currently the book is available on Amazon Kindle at:  https://www.amazon.com/Harvey-Hippo-Wants-Lisa-Sankar-Zhu-ebook/dp/B019GIT72S 

and the iBooks Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/harvey-hippo-wants-to-fly!/id1134880171?ls=1&mt=11 

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Done Growed Up Blog Tour

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the literary fiction novel, Done Growed Up written by Mary Morony. The tour will run from August 1 - August 29, 2016




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Title: Done Growed Up | Author: Mary Morony | Genre: Literary Fiction | Number of Pages: 266 Publication Date: June 8, 2016

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Book Description: When we last left the Mackey Family in the late 1950s, their lives were in turmoil. Divorce, alcoholism, racism, death, puberty - what WEREN'T they dealing with? Ethel, a black maid in a racist world - the true heart and soul of the Mackey Family, is the children’s only constant as she fights her own numerous demons. Twelve-year-old Sallee struggles to understand the world with little enlightenment from the adults around her. Her older sister Stuart, a college student New York City, finally escaped the South and drama of her family only to succumb to the terrible temptations of urban life; Gordon, a 14 year old boy feeling anger and hatred as he begins to slowly realize the harsh reality of the people and world around him; while Ginny, newly divorced mother off our, finds that she's not the spoiled princess she once was. She is overwhelmed with responsibility, feelings of abandonment, and alcoholism. Joe, Ginny’s ex, and the children’s father, revels in new-found wealth and popularity with women, yet yearns for family and simpler times.

Author Mary Morony was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, mainly by her family’s beloved black maid. Her childhood was a time of segregated schools and many places that prohibited black people. Morony’s inspiration for the Apron Strings Trilogy was her strong relationship with her maid and caretaker, who taught her more about life and love than anyone has since. Morony also uses personal life tragedies and triumphs to produce novels with real experiences and true emotion.

What readers are saying...

"Terrific read! If you haven't read it's prequel "Apron Strings," you will still enjoy...I was intrigued by the depth of soul in Morony's characters - she writes in a way where you can see what they're seeing and feel what they're feeling." - Amazon Reviewer

"I thought Mary Morony did a wonderful job of capturing what it's like to be a child going through the turbulent stages of adolescence. Her characters were very real and relatable, which made the book that much better! I highly recommend giving this a read!" - Melinda (Amazon)

"Even though this book is a sequel, it can certainly stand alone. It was a good easy read and I laughed, I cried and I couldn't wait to see what would happen next." - Amazon Reviewer

"Mary Morony really makes her characters come alive!" - Max (Amazon)

About the Author


Mary Morony’s rich characters are drawn from her childhood memories and lifelong experiences. Growing up in a household where both of her parents (and their maid!) had issues with alcohol, her parents split up in a time when divorce was a humiliating family secret.  Morony had a lot of material to work with, even as a child.

By the time Morony was 35, she had been married four times.  Divorced, widowed and the mother of four children, she has experienced more in her life than most people would in five lives.  It has been said that “A life of tragedy and pain has bred a writer full of wit and compassion” in Mary Morony.  As her characters grow and learn, she teaches lessons learned from her own experiences.

Mary Morony is an author who can write about tragedy from the inside and guides her readers through it to compassion, humor and recovery. She brings Southern charm, irreverence and wit to bear against subjects as vast as racism and as personal as alcoholism, always with a heart and soul that makes her work undeniably appealing.


Blog Tour Giveaway 


Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: August 29, 11:59 pm, 2016
Open to: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Mary Morony and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Loving Everything British Photo Contest

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Photo Conte st Blast for the author of Wicka: The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake, Christy De veaux. The blast will run July 20 - August 3, 2016.
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To celebrate her recent trip to England, to get ideas fo r her next book, Christy Deveaux is holding an British inspired contest! Simply s hare a picture of yourself with a British theme i.e. In England, in an English pub, eati ng English fare such as a fish and chips, reading a British novel, etc. - be creative!  ;

One Winner will receive a British Themed Gift Basket worth $50.
The winner will be selected at random through Random.Org.

About the Author: Christy Deveaux

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Christy Deveaux is the author of The Chronicles of Eli zabeth Blake series. Her highly anticipated first book in the series, Wicka, was just r eleased this spring (2014). Inspired by traveling across Europe solo at a very young age, and many travel adventures since, the character and story line behind Elizabeth Blake was bor n. Christy majored in political science and earned a cross-disciplinary degree from the U niversity of Western Ontario. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three children and a fish named Cow.

About the Book: Wicka: The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake

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Elizabeth Blake, a seventeen year old girl from Ann Arb or Michigan, thinks she's enrolling in an international school in the south of F rance to finish her final year of high school. Instead, she falls in love; finds out that she is a witch from an ancient family –– who weren ’ t thought to exist anymore; and discovers that her life is in danger, as the Elders believe that she is the heir to a legend they fe ar above all else.

Wicka has been compared to other fantasy paranormal tales such as Twilight, written by Stephanie Meyer and Harry Potter, written by J.K. Rowling. Young a dults and grown ups alike are sure to love this adventure filled magical romanc e. Get your copy today at bit.ly/Wicka

*Note: purchase of the book is not a requirement to ente r this free contest.

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Contest Rules


Prize: One winner will receive a British Theme d Gift Basket ($50 value)

Giveaway ends: August 3, 11:59 pm, 2016

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Entrants sho uld submit their British themed photos by completing the form below.
**Nude, semi nude, non British themed or pornographic images will be di squalified**

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Only pictures submitted between July 20 and August 3, 2016 will be eligible to win. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Random.org and will be contacted by email within 48 hours afte r the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winni ng will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This gi veaway is sponsored by the author, Christy Deveaux and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an e mail to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.


BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Photo Conte st Blast for the author of Wicka: The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake, Christy De veaux. The blast will run July 20 - August 3, 2016.
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To celebrate her recent trip to England, to get ideas fo r her next book, Christy Deveaux is holding an British inspired contest! Simply s hare a picture of yourself with a British theme i.e. In England, in an English pub, eati ng English fare such as a fish and chips, reading a British novel, etc. - be creative!  ;

One Winner will receive a British Themed Gift Basket worth $50.
The winner will be selected at random through Random.Org.

About the Author: Christy Deveaux

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Christy Deveaux is the author of The Chronicles of Eli zabeth Blake series. Her highly anticipated first book in the series, Wicka, was just r eleased this spring (2014). Inspired by traveling across Europe solo at a very young age, and many travel adventures since, the character and story line behind Elizabeth Blake was bor n. Christy majored in political science and earned a cross-disciplinary degree from the U niversity of Western Ontario. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three children and a fish named Cow.

About the Book: Wicka: The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake

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Elizabeth Blake, a seventeen year old girl from Ann Arb or Michigan, thinks she's enrolling in an international school in the south of F rance to finish her final year of high school. Instead, she falls in love; finds out that she is a witch from an ancient family –– who weren ’ t thought to exist anymore; and discovers that her life is in danger, as the Elders believe that she is the heir to a legend they fe ar above all else.

Wicka has been compared to other fantasy paranormal tales such as Twilight, written by Stephanie Meyer and Harry Potter, written by J.K. Rowling. Young a dults and grown ups alike are sure to love this adventure filled magical romanc e. Get your copy today at bit.ly/Wicka

*Note: purchase of the book is not a requirement to ente r this free contest.

Website | Facebook | Tw itter | Amazon< br />

Contest Rules


Prize: One winner will receive a British Theme d Gift Basket ($50 value)

Giveaway ends: August 3, 11:59 pm, 2016

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Entrants sho uld submit their British themed photos by completing the form below.
**Nude, semi nude, non British themed or pornographic images will be di squalified**

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Only pictures submitted between July 20 and August 3, 2016 will be eligible to win. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Random.org and will be contacted by email within 48 hours afte r the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winni ng will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This gi veaway is sponsored by the author, Christy Deveaux and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an e mail to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 18 till 31 July, you can view the complete tour schedule here.

Facebook group event
On 28 July, Paula Berinstein will do an event in the Blind Date With a Book Facebook Group. There will be giveaways, discussions and more!

Start this series for free!
You can get Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy for free at Amazon, B&N, Kobo or Smashwords!

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by Paula Berinstein
Genre: Mystery/ Detective/ Fantasy
Age category: Middle Grade

Blurb:
Amanda Lester wouldn’t be caught dead going into the family business. Her ancestor, Sherlock Holmes’s colleague Inspector G. Lestrade, is a twit. Nevertheless her parents refuse to see his flaws, and she’s going to a secret English school for the descendants of famous detectives whether she likes it or not.

When Amanda arrives at the dreaded school, she considers running away—until she and her new friends discover blood and weird pink substances in odd places. At first they’re not sure whether these oddities mean anything, but when Amanda’s father disappears and the cook is found dead with her head in a bag of sugar, they’re certain that crimes are taking place.

Now Amanda must embrace her destiny and uncover the truth. The only snag is that arch-villain Blixus Moriarty, a descendant of Holmes’s nemesis Professor James Moriarty, might be involved, and he doesn’t like nosy little girls interfering in his business.


You can find Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy on Goodreads

Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy is free now on all vendor sites! Grab your free copy here:
- Amazon
- Amazon Paperback
- Barnes & Noble
- Kobo
- Smashwords

Get the box set with the first four books in this series!
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by Paula Berinstein
Genre: Mystery/ Detective/ Fantasy
Age category: Middle Grade/ Young Adult
Release Date: July 4, 2016

Blurb:
"Sherlock Holmes meets Nancy Drew meets Harry Potter."

This set includes all four Amanda Lester, Detective books from the first year at the Legatum Continuatum Enduring School for Detectives.

Book 1, Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy
Book 2, Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis
Book 3, Amanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow Puzzle
Book 4, Amanda Lester and the Blue Peacocks' Secret

Amanda Lester wouldn’t be caught dead going into the family business. Her ancestor, Sherlock Holmes’s colleague Inspector G. Lestrade, is a twit. Nevertheless her parents refuse to see his flaws, and she’s going to a secret English school for the descendants of famous detectives whether she likes it or not.

When Amanda arrives at the dreaded school, she considers running away—until she and her new friends discover blood and weird pink substances in odd places. At first they’re not sure whether these oddities mean anything, but when Amanda’s father disappears and the cook is found dead with her head in a bag of sugar, they’re certain that crimes are taking place.

Now Amanda must embrace her destiny and uncover the truth. The only snag is that arch-villain Blixus Moriarty, a descendant of Holmes’s nemesis Professor James Moriarty, might be involved, and he doesn’t like nosy little girls interfering in his business.

Follow the exciting adventures of the girl who learned that sometimes you need to be part of something larger than yourself.


You can find Amanda Lester box set on Goodreads

You can buy the Amanda Lester box set here:
- Amazon
- Amazon UK

Paula BerinsteinAbout the Author:
Paula Berinstein is nothing like Amanda. For one thing, she’s crazy about Sherlock Holmes. For another, she’s never wanted to be a filmmaker. In addition, compared to Amanda she’s a big chicken! And she wouldn’t mind going to a secret school at all. In fact, she’s hoping that some day she’ll get to build one.

You can find and contact Paula here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Paula's blog on Goodreads
- The Writing Show podcasts
- Newsletter

Giveaway!
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy. Open International. These are the prizes you can win:
- One $40 Amazon gift card
- Two copies Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy (hardback edition)
- One copy Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (hardback)
- One Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1 Audible – Unabridged, narrator Jim Dale
- One Nancy Drew videogame from Her Interactive (winner's choice).
- One surprise book, you pick the genre. Paperback only.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

The Sockkids Say NO to Bullying Blog Tour

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour f or the children's book The Sockkids Say No to Bullying written by Michael John Sullivan a nd Illustrated by Alexandra Gold. The tour will run from July 18 - August 15, 2016

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About the Book

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Title: The Sockkids Say NO to Bullying | Authors: Michael John Sullivan and Shelley Larkin | Illustrator: Alexandra Go ld | Genre: Children's Picture Book/Social Issues | Number of Pages: 56 | Publisher: Insider's Report, Inc | Publication Date: June 7, 2016

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Book Description: The SockKids focus on educating children and adults how bullying affects us all and what we can do abou t it.

Do you know where your socks go when they go missing in the washi ng machine? Well, the SockKids know! The SockKids are a mismatched family of soc ks that sometimes time travel through the spin cycle, teaching universal less ons of love and kindness, and focusing on creating a greater awareness of the many socia l issues that children are faced with today. The SockKids help to educate and encourage children f rom 2 to 92 to find solutions in helping to make this a better world.

In this story, Sudsy and Wooly discover their human is bei ng bullied at school and team up against bullies with Ethan ’ s newest friend, Olivia. They discover bullying hurts everyone and staying silent is not an option.

More Inside! Children ’ s counselor and licensed therapist, Jamie Ross, gives adul ts and children guidelines on how to handle bullies.

Take a look inside the book...

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About the Author: Michael John Sullivan

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Michael John Sullivan is the creator of the SockKid s. Constantly searching for his socks, he wondered whether the missing foot comforter s had found another pair of feet to warm. Before his interest in socks, Sullivan star ted writing his first novel while homeless, riding a NYC subway train at night. Sullivan retur ned to his subway notes in 2007 and began writing Necessary Heartbreak: A Novel of Fai th and Forgiveness (Simon & Schuster, Gallery Books imprin t). Library Journal named Necessary Heartbreak one of the year ’ s best in 2010. His second novel, Everybody ’ s Daughter (Fiction Studio Books, 2012) was named one of the best books of 2012 by TheExaminer.com. Sullivan has writt en articles about the plight of homelessness for CNN.com, The Washington Post.c om, Beliefnet.com, the Huffington Post, and America Online ’ s Patch.com service.


Blog Tour Giveaway


Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Am azon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: August 15, 11:59 pm, 2016
Open to: Internationally
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Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSA RY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be ra ndomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a n ew winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associate d with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Michael John Sullivan a nd is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

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About the Book

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Title: The Sockkids Say NO to Bullying | Authors: Michael John Sullivan and Shelley Larkin | Illustrator: Alexandra Go ld | Genre: Children's Picture Book/Social Issues | Number of Pages: 56 | Publisher: Insider's Report, Inc | Publication Date: June 7, 2016

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Book Description: The SockKids focus on educating children and adults how bullying affects us all and what we can do abou t it.

Do you know where your socks go when they go missing in the washi ng machine? Well, the SockKids know! The SockKids are a mismatched family of soc ks that sometimes time travel through the spin cycle, teaching universal less ons of love and kindness, and focusing on creating a greater awareness of the many socia l issues that children are faced with today. The SockKids help to educate and encourage children f rom 2 to 92 to find solutions in helping to make this a better world.

In this story, Sudsy and Wooly discover their human is bei ng bullied at school and team up against bullies with Ethan ’ s newest friend, Olivia. They discover bullying hurts everyone and staying silent is not an option.

More Inside! Children ’ s counselor and licensed therapist, Jamie Ross, gives adul ts and children guidelines on how to handle bullies.

Take a look inside the book...

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About the Author: Michael John Sullivan

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Michael John Sullivan is the creator of the SockKid s. Constantly searching for his socks, he wondered whether the missing foot comforter s had found another pair of feet to warm. Before his interest in socks, Sullivan star ted writing his first novel while homeless, riding a NYC subway train at night. Sullivan retur ned to his subway notes in 2007 and began writing Necessary Heartbreak: A Novel of Fai th and Forgiveness (Simon & Schuster, Gallery Books imprin t). Library Journal named Necessary Heartbreak one of the year ’ s best in 2010. His second novel, Everybody ’ s Daughter (Fiction Studio Books, 2012) was named one of the best books of 2012 by TheExaminer.com. Sullivan has writt en articles about the plight of homelessness for CNN.com, The Washington Post.c om, Beliefnet.com, the Huffington Post, and America Online ’ s Patch.com service.


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Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Am azon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: August 15, 11:59 pm, 2016
Open to: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Raffle copter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSA RY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be ra ndomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a n ew winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associate d with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Michael John Sullivan a nd is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

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