Saturday, September 29, 2018

Book Announcements and GiveAways 2018 October - The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm book


Book Announcements and GiveAways

The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm 

book for teens and older readers



Contest Over - Vicki W. won the black and white "read and color" version of The Blue Unicorn’s Journey To Osm Illustrated Book for Teens and Older Readers. 


She also received a tee shirt featuring a character of their choice from the book.   


This book is available in audio as well as soft and hardback print and all ebook formats.  There is an accompanying Coloring Book/Character Description Book and a Children’s Picture Book, too. Finally, there’s lots of unicorn bling to be scooped up from zazzle.com. 


Get them at all online book stores.  

 This contest runs from September 29th, 2018 through October 29th, 2018.  Winners will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter.  Winner’s mailing address will be requested at that time.


Book Announcements and GiveAways 2018 September - The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm book

Book Announcements and GiveAways

The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm 

book for teens and older readers

CONTEST OVER

September 2018

Carra L. won a mini version soft back of The Blue Unicorn’s Journey To Osm Illustrated Book for Teens and Older Readers. 

Winner will also receive a tee shirt featuring a character of their choice from the book.   

This book is available in audio as well as soft and hardback print and all ebook formats.  There is an accompanying Coloring Book/Character Description Book and a Children’s Picture Book, too. Finally, there’s lots of unicorn bling to be scooped up from zazzle.com. 


Get them at all online book stores.  

 This contest runs from September 1st, 2018 through September 29th, 2018.  Winners will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter.  Winner’s mailing address will be requested at that time.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Book Reviews for the Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by Emma Rose Lee









The Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm is a wonderful read. It has a layout and feel of a classic fairytale. The Illustrations are vivid and bright. I'd love to get the coloring book some day.
This is a story about a young unicorn named Blue who before birth was supposedly the Metal Horned unicorns savior. Everyone is disappointed when Blue is born as a plain unicorn without a metal horn or magic.
Blue feels set apart from the others and keeps to himself mostly aside from his best friend Ghel.
One day he is told that he will reach his destiny in the Muzika Woods. So he sets out by himself and along the way he picks up some companions.
I won't go into more detail because you should read the book for yourself. This book is for all ages, young and old alike.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Pump Up Your Book Blog Tour - Big Bad Wolf - Nancy Gray





Spine Chillers: Big Bad Wolf by Nancy Gray, Mid-Grade Horror, 112 pp.





Title: BIG BAD WOLF

Author: Nancy Gray

Publisher: Independent

Pages: 112

Genre: Middle Grade Horror




Jane is ecstatic when she gets the role of Red Riding Hood in her
school play, but she didn’t realize that they’d be using the stuffed
wolf prop as the Big Bad Wolf. That tattered old prop has always scared
her and, lately, she has been having strange dreams about it that make
it seem like it’s something more.




Jane will have to get help to save herself from the hungry spirit
that has haunted her people and her nightmares before it consumes her,
or worse, escapes the prison of the last creature it took to sate its
horrible appetite.

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Chapter
1 - Casting



            “I can’t believe it!  I got the part!” Jane hopped up and down as
she looked over the casting sheet one last time to make sure.



            Her best friend, Sophie, laughed, “I
knew you would.”



            “I didn’t think so.  I did awful at the audition.  I tripped over my own feet.”



            “Mrs. Rose knew you were nervous
because you wanted it more than everyone else.
You deserve it.”



            Jane sighed. “Are you sure that you
have to go on that trip?  I want you to
be here to at least see the play.”



            Sophie shrugged. “I know.  But, it’s been awhile since I’ve seen my
cousin.  Besides, I like spending time on
the farm.”



            “I’ll get my mom to tape the
show.  We can watch it when you get
back.”



            Sophie smiled. “That’s good.  Then at least I’ll get to see it later.  It should be pretty scary.  Well, I’d better go and you’d better
too.  You don’t want to make a bad
impression being late on the first day.
Good luck, Red Riding Hood.”



            Jane practically skipped to the
stage and lined up with the other students that were chosen for parts.  She glanced down the row and frowned.  Patrick was grinning at her with his squinty
green eyes and freckled face.



            She snapped, “What are you so smug
about, Patsy?”



            He chuckled. “Well, Janey Jane, Let
me guess, you were so excited you didn’t read the rest of the cast sheet,
right?”



            Jane looked away, embarrassed.
“Well, I didn’t want to be late.”



            He laughed harder. “I’m going to be
playing the wolf, Red.”



            She ran a hand down her face and
murmered. “I knew it was too good to be true…”



            Mrs. Rose walked up to the stage and
handed out the scripts to the row of excited students.  Everyone sat down and began to page through
their individual copies.  Patrick glanced
at Jane with an infuriating grin, but she simply rolled her eyes at him one
last time and then moved back to avoid looking in his direction again. 



            Mrs. Rose walked in front of them
and said, “First of all, congratulations on all of your parts.  Since this is a Halloween play, I chose the
rolls based on who could portray their parts in a suitably ominous way.  Remember, these are fractured fairy tales, so
nothing is supposed to end well.  And,
the common element in all of them will be the big, bad wolf.”



            Patrick stood up and gave a quick
bow.



            Jane thought, “Show off…



            Mrs. Rose continued, “The main theme
is Little Red Riding Hood, but as you can see, there will be elements from
other stories incorporated.  While she’s
going to grandma’s house, she’ll run into Snow White being chased by the
woodsman, and themes from other stories as well, as she continues to get lost
further and further in the woods.”



            A kid with round glasses and unruly
hair spoke up. “Can I play with different colors of lighting depending on the
fairy tale?  And can I use strobe
effects?”



            “Well, probably no strobe
effects.  We wouldn’t want anyone in the
audience to have a seizure.  Still, I
think different colors according to the story would be excellent.  Everyone, this is Kyle.  He just joined the club as our lead
technician.” 



A few people clapped, but Jane clapped a little
more than the others. “Thank goodness,
someone finally volunteered to be techie, instead of all the backstage work
being done by someone who didn’t get a part.
The lighting might actually be good this year.
 



Kyle was in a few of her classes, but she never
really talked to him.  He didn’t seem the
type to be interested in the Drama Club.
He was always playing with his laptop or some kind of electronic
device. 



            Patrick whispered in her direction,
“I think someone’s in love.”



            Jane whispered back, “Bite me,
Patsy.”



            Patrick said, “Maybe I will…AWOOOO!”



            Mrs. Rose tapped her foot
impatiently. “Save it for the rehearsal, Patrick.”



            They both muttered an apology and
quickly looked at the ground.



            “As you know, we don’t have a good
budget this year, so I want all of you to look for old costumes and props that
we can reuse.  The basement under the
stage is a good place to start, as well as the various trunks backstage.  I believe, if we can get it working, the stuffed
wolf would make a great prop too.  There
should even be a speaker inside of it from our last play.  Kyle, see if you can reconnect it.”



            “Okay.  It should be pretty easy.”



            “Jane, you go with Kyle and show him
the ropes.”



            She nodded. “Yes, Mrs. Rose.”





















Nancy Gray has published a number of works including her middle grade series Spine Chillers. She also published her YA fantasy series Blood Rain. Her short story “Chosen” appeared in Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Author Quest: a Penguin Special from Grosset & Dunlap. Her work also appears in various anthologies.




Nancy Gray has been writing for over ten years. Gray lives in South
Carolina with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys books, video
games, anime, manga, and horror.


Her latest book is the mid-grade horror, Spine Chillers: Big Bad Wolf.


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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Book Reviews for the Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by Momma Becky









This whimsical story is fun and entertaining, and not just for the little ones. I read it over several days with my nine year olds, reading a few chapters each evening, and we were all captivated by Blue and his adventures. Not only is the story entertaining but we learn some valuable lessons along the way. The gorgeous illustrations are eye-catching and add that extra element to this tale.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Unicorn Book Feature - The Unicorn Treasury - By Bruce Coville




Unicorn Book Feature


 The Unicorn Treasury

Stories, Poems and Unicorn Lore
Compiled and edited by Bruce Coville


Filled with the most popular legends about the mythical unicorn and including original poems and stories, this collection brings together the singular talents of Bruce Coville, Madeleine L'Engle, Jane Yolen, C. S. Lewis, Myra Cohn Livingston, and many others. A perfect companion to Coville's own bestselling Unicorn Chronicles and an ideal gift for the child who has always wondered about these glorious beasts, The Unicorn Treasury is sure to find a large and enduring audience.

Get it at Amazon.



Sunday, September 23, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Book Reviews for the Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by JDTop









I'm not generally one for unicorns, but this book was written in an inviting way and made wonderful use of fantasy. I would recommend this book for young readers interested in exploring strange new worlds. This book would definitely be welcome on my classroom shelf - a nicely written text.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Unicorn Book Feature - The Night of the Unicorn - By Jenny Nimmo

Unicorn Book Feature



The Night of the Unicorn

By Jenny Nimmo

One morning, after seeing shooting stars, Amber wakes to all sorts of discoveries. Hennie, her favourite hen, has vanished; a strange white horse has appeared and Luke Foster, the unhappy new boy at school, confides in Amber his impossible wish.

Get it at Amazon.



Thursday, September 20, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Book Reviews for the Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by Jenna











Jenna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I will give this book 5 stars! “The Blue Unicorn’s Journey to Osm” a fun, enchanting story you just want to dive into and stay lost in! Unfortunately I finished it in two short nights, even though this book is surprisingly long… It’s been so long since I’ve read something with such magical, creative elements that didn’t feel super cliché or something I’ve read a dozen times before. So rare in this genre! … Sybrina Durant has perfected the delicate balance of creating an imaginative and complex magical/alternate world that isn’t confusing or frustrating or overwhelming –especially for younger readers-- but is just complex enough to keep us totally hooked! And I like how it is written in such a way that we see multiple character/unicorn POVs, as well as a narrator to show us the bigger picture. But Durant tackles some pretty heavy themes here and like that she doesn’t dumb it down for her younger audience (some really shocking moments and some sad ones as well). A great read, one I can see being in the libraries of junior highs… might skew a bit young for the High Schoolers but the story has enough substance to appeal to a mass audience. Recommend.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Unicorn Book Feature - The Unicorn's Secret - Silver Bracelet - By Kathleen Duey

Unicorn Book Feature



The Unicorn's Secret

The Silver Bracelet

By Kathleen Duey


Heart must hide her beloved unicorn, Moonsilver, from Lord Dunraven's hunters. She and her animal friends join a troupe of traveling minstrels. Everyone thinks Moonsilver's horn is fake -- just part of the act. Then Moonsilver heals a badly injured boy right in front of the audience, and the unicorn's secret is in danger. Can Heart's mysterious silver bracelet, which makes her dream of the magical Mountains of the Moon, help her find the one place Moonsilver might be safe?

Get it at Amazon.



Monday, September 17, 2018

Instafreebie (Now ProlificWorks) Book Giveaway - Fall into Fantasy Epic Giveaway




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Fall Into Fantasy Epic Giveaway

September 1st to September 30th

Fall Into Fantasy Epic Giveaway. Escape to unknown worlds, discover fantastic magic and mystical creatures, and undertake heroic journeys and epic quests to unearth new fantasy favorites. Grab free books from September 1st through the 30th.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Book Reviews for the Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by Marcella G










Marcella Gonzales rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Is it weird that I want to live inside this book? Please? Haha. “The Blue Unicorn’s Journey to Osm” by Sybrina Durant is such an utterly charming story, one which I would have no hesitation having my children read, and even adult will like it as well. It is a “clean” fantasy suitable for most ages, but it is definitely geared toward the younger YA/ Upper MG crowd (12-18 I’d say), but it is a rare story that will transcend age groups. Sybrina Durant has a great way of writing in a believable manner that is intelligently constructed with great worldbuilding and lore, and characters we love and love to hate. Absolutely love the vibrant pictures that brighten the pages (and storyline). A well-written and tightly knit and action-packed plot will appeal to all readers, not just fans of fantasy. It has a solid universal message that everyone can understand and appreciate, and it is a lot of fun to read. I loved the ending as well, but keep reading to the last pages because there is a helpful pronunciation guide and some very cool drawings that relate to the story. This is such a cool niche here that Ms. Durant has tapped into and I would definitely love to read more like this in the future! Highly recommend.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Unicorn Book Feature - Creative Haven Unicorns Coloring Book (Adult Coloring) by Marty Noble

Unicorn Book Feature


Unicorns Coloring Book

For Adults

By Marty Noble


Unicorns have captured the imagination for centuries—now, sophisticated colorists will be enchanted by more than 30 illustrations of these legendary creatures. Set in a variety of poses against intricately embellished natural backgrounds, these mythic scenes will foster a sense of creative serenity.

Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Unicorns and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.

Get it at Amazon.


BookCave - Book GiveAway - Out Of This World

Out Of This World

FREE Science Fiction and Fantasy Ebooks!

 
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Get out of this world and lose yourself in these FREE science fiction and fantasy novels. Click on the covers of the books you want, sign up to learn a little more about the authors, and start reading. Don't forget to enter to win a $30.00 gift card while you're there. Enjoy!  Ends September 30th.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Book Reviews for the Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by Nicole



By Nicole L 

I am a huge fan of unicorns and was super exited when I found this book! "The Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm Illustrated Book" is true gem. "The Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm Illustrated Book" is a beautifully illustrated fantasy novel that pulls the reader directly into an incredible fantasy world that you don't want to leave.
The illustrations done by Dasguptarts perfectly match the story and help set the atmosphere. The love the beautiful color map provided that clearly identifies locations such as, Egada Home of the Cussers, Muzika Woods, and the Rainbow Colored Bands of Weita.
Author Sybrina Durant takes us on an adventure, following Blue, the unicorn who was was supposed to be the savior of his fellow unicorns. He was born without magic or the metal horns attributed to his tribe of unicorns. Fast forward twenty years and the adventure truly begins.
"The Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm Illustrated Book' is such an imaginative, creative tale. I truly enjoyed reading it. I hope Sybrina Durant will publish future books similar to this. "The Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm Illustrated Book" is easy to read and a true joy. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy young adult fantasy books. "The Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm Illustrated Book" is quick, fun read for all.


Get the full color illustrated hard cover book for your home library at Amazon.



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Unicorn Book Feature - The Unicorn's Secret - by Kathleen Duey

Unicorn Book Feature


The Unicorn's Secret

The Journey Home

By Kathleen Duey


Heart is convinced that the old man from Castle Avamir can help her find her family -- the only people she dares to trust with the Unicorn's secret. But the old man has been taken prisoner by Lord Dunraven. Heart's search for the truth is leading her into the most dangerous place of all: the depths of Dunraven's heavily guarded castle.

Heart's quest is nearing its end -- and what awaits her is beyond her wildest imaginings....

Get it at Amazon.