Saturday, February 29, 2020

Sybrina's Blue Unicorn Book Store - Unicorn Sleep Masks



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Unicorn Sleep Masks



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Friday, February 28, 2020

Pump Up Your Book Blog Tour - Amiranda by John P Adamos






AMIRANDA: PRINCESS AMIRANDA AND THE TALE OF THE DECIDUOUS FOREST

By John P. Adamo

Juvenile/Tweens



An instant classic tale portraying the life of “Amiranda,”an innocent
and brave princess, who unwittingly sets out on a quest that will
ultimately determine the fate of her entire kingdom.



From her castle window, Amiranda would gaze at the beautiful
countryside below-always watching carefully, always observing
everything. Gradually the princess realizes that she knows very little
of the small kingdom over which she would one day reign.



Nevertheless,
Amiranda would never disobey her father’s wishes, especially the one to
never enter the mysterious dark forest, which borders their kingdom.
That is, until one day when she would have no other choice.



Amiranda will take a journey that will lead her on a wild adventure,
where the decisions she makes will determine the fate of many lives-the
lives of her animal friends, her family members, those who dwell in her
kingdom, and her very own life as well. Travel along on this trip where
Princess Amiranda hopes to find the missing piece in her existence and
ends up trying to achieve the impossible….





Amazon → https://amzn.to/2FxWgRu

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The concept of “Amiranda: Princess Amiranda and the Tale of the Deciduous Forest” 
by John Adamo

     It seems that almost every young girl dreams of being a princess one day... to live in the lap of luxury, to have everything and anything anyone could ever want at their leisure, and to have helpers take care of everyday menial tasks such as cooking, cleaning and other household chores. That is almost everyone, except for Amiranda.  
     Amiranda is a young princess who is bound to a life of noble aristocracy to which one day she will be head of her kingdom… a kingdom she doesn’t really know much of.  After all, Amiranda is not like other children who can go out and play with others, do what they want to at their own leisure, or make choices to what they feel is best for them (right or wrong)… as that is all her parent’s strict and decisive doing.  Amiranda’s entire destiny is pre-determined… which is, after all, the biggest part of being a noble.         
     In writing “Amiranda,” I wanted to tell the tale of a young girl who ventures out into the world on her own for the very first time… and for the first time in her life has to make numerous decisions that will not only determine her own fate, but the fate of other ones she so desperately loves.  She has no idea what the outside world is like, how people are like, or what true evil is like.  That is where the “Deciduous Forest” comes in… a mystical place where anything can happen… and where goodness lives high on the tips of the leaves just beneath the sunlight and evil lurks deep within the dark shadows hidden from plain sight.  
     I chose the word “deciduous” for numerous reasons… most obvious being that the tale is based on the numerous difficult “decisions” Amiranda must face.  The other is because as season’s change, leaves change, the outside appearance of the world changes, and life inevitably changes. The direct translation of the word “deciduous” is “falling off at maturity,” and this is what Amiranda represents… a young girl who is destined to be a princess, but first must find her own true way in the process of becoming her own true self.  
     Lastly, the butterfly at the beginning of the novel is so much like Amiranda herself… not realizing its own true inner beauty, very humble and very na├»ve as to not flaunt its own magnificence before others.  Throughout the novel I wanted to paint the image of “Amiranda” as the personification of everything that is wholesome, light and pure; who in turn must face the hostility of evilness that hides deep within the outside world, yet still remain determined and unchanged by outside dark forces which inevitably and ultimately try hard to dissuade her (and perhaps even destroy her).  Amiranda is destined to be a princess, the best ruler ever for her kingdom; if only she listens to her parents and stays out of the mysterious dark forest she unwittingly has to enter.





Originally from Newport Beach, California, C. R. Stewart has twenty
years of experience writing fiction, nonfiction, and movie screenplays.
His areas of expertise also includes film and media production, global
strategy, and international marketing.

Britfield & The Lost Crown was conceived as an idea
over 10 years ago while I was enduring a boring finance seminar. It
started as a sketch of a hot air balloon with a young boy and girl
trapped inside. From this simple drawing sprang the entire concept and
story for Britfield.”

C.R. Stewart received a Bachelor of Arts in British Literature and
European History from Brown University; did post- graduate work at
Harvard University; earned an MBA from Boston College; and is pursuing a
Master of Science in Advanced Management and a PhD in Strategy.

Now based in San Diego, C.R. Stewart is a strong supporter of
education and the arts. He enjoys world travel, reading, riding,
swimming, sailing, tennis, and is currently on a National School Book
Tour with Britfield & The Lost Crown speaking to students on the importance of creativity!

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Unicorn Reader - Unicorn Writer Collection - Reading and Writing Is Fun For Young Unicorns

Unicorn Reader - Unicorn Writer 

Tees and Notebook Collection

 What is a Unicorn Reader? 

It is someone who relishes reading anything that sends the mind soaring to new realms.  It is someone who dives so deeply  into their books that they imagine themselves the main character of every fantasy they read - whether they’re flying with dragons, riding unicorn steeds or sailing through the cosmos in gleaming quantum ships.  Are you a unicorn reader?


Reading Is Fun For Young Unicorns

Tee Shirt

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Or Maybe You're A Unicorn Writer...

Unicorn Writers are just like unicorn readers except they're the ones making the supreme effort to put their thoughts into physical form.  Here's something for you unicorn writers out there who don't mind who knows that you are an author.



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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Unicorn Book Feature - The Last Battle by C S Lewis


Sybrina's Unicorn Book Pick

Unicorns!  How we love them. . .Luckily for all of us unicorn lovers there are hundreds of unicorn books available for all age groups.  I have gathered information about as many as I can find and have placed them here for you on my blog.

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 Today's Unicorn Book Feature is



The Last Battle

Book 7 - Chronicles of Narnia

 By C. S. Lewis

(Illustrated)

Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full color ebook device, and in rich black and white on all other devices.
Narnia . . . where lies breed fear . . . where loyalty is tested . . . where all hope seems lost
During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge—not an invader from without but an enemy from within. Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destruction of all they hold dear in this, the magnificent ending to The Chronicles of Narnia.
The Last Battle is the seventh and final book in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years. A complete stand-alone read, but if you want to relive the adventures and find out how it began, pick up The Magician’s Nephew, the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sybrina's Blue Unicorn Book Store - Unicorn Snow Globe



Sybrina's Blue Unicorn Book & Gift Store

Unicorn Snow Globe



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Monday, February 24, 2020

Journey To Osm - The Blue Unicorn's Tale Reader Review - New Realms

Journey To Osm - The Blue Unicorn's Tale

 Reader Review






Valerie Padrnos


This was a magical tale. The author was able to transport me to a new realm and I fell in love. There is a great deal of detail in this story that fully let's you imagine this other world vividly in your mind. I often felt like I was watching a movie while I was reading. I also loved the underdog tones throughout the book. Everyone wants to rally behind a hero that nobody believes in and thinks will fail. I often found myself reading late into the night, just to see what would unfold next and how everything was going to play out. In the end I was very satisfied and thrilled to have read the story. I feel the author did a marvelous job with character development and storyline. I look forward to reading more from this author.



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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Unicorn Reader - Unicorn Writer Collection - You Dare Disturb A Unicorn Reading

Unicorn Reader - Unicorn Writer 

Tees and Notebook Collection

 What is a Unicorn Reader? 

It is someone who relishes reading anything that sends the mind soaring to new realms.  It is someone who dives so deeply  into their books that they imagine themselves the main character of every fantasy they read - whether they’re flying with dragons, riding unicorn steeds or sailing through the cosmos in gleaming quantum ships.  Are you a unicorn reader?


You Dare Disturb A Unicorn Reading?

Tee Shirt

 This tee shirt is available from Sybrina Publishing on Amazon in many 
sizes, styles and colors for men, women and kids.


Or Maybe You're A Unicorn Writer...

Unicorn Writers are just like unicorn readers except they're the ones making the supreme effort to put their thoughts into physical form.  Here's something for you unicorn writers out there who don't mind who knows that you are an author.



This tee shirt is available from Sybrina Publishing on Amazon in many 

sizes, styles and colors for men, women and kids.


Get The Matching Notebook, Too


This Unicorn Writers was designed with you in mind. 100 sheets - 200 pages, 8 1/2" x 11" Blank Lined Unicorn Reader / Unicorn Writer Blank Notebook & Journal gives you lots of room to write your thoughts. Unicorn Writer Journals make great gifts for all unicorn lovers.





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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Unicorn Book Feature - Sapphire by Elayne Griffith


Sybrina's Unicorn Book Pick

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You can also find many more for all ages at Sybrina's Blue Unicorn Book Store.

 Today's Unicorn Book Feature is



Sapphire

 By Elayne Griffith

A cursed world, and a dark unicorn with an even darker secret

Sixteen is supposed to be a special day for most young girls, but Shawna’s sweet sixteen turns into a night of terror. After she overhears her parents having a strange and chilling conversation about “things” coming for her, she plans to run away, but before she can monstrous creatures come scratching at the door. In her last desperate moments, a powerful black unicorn comes to her aid, taking her away to a fantastical realm of magic, danger, and mystery.

She wakes to find herself at the mercy of a sassy old witch, a quirky fairy who’s allergic to her own fairy dust, a fierce unicorn unlike the kind found in fairy tales, and a world of beauty and nightmares; a world, she discovers, that is not only her own, but is unraveling from an ancient curse. The truth of the curse, and of the shattered sapphires, will take Shawna and her companions on a thrilling adventure through the dreamscapes of the five Shielded Realms. But within the last realm, the unicorn is hiding a dark, and terrible secret.

Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6ERzktM3k4&feature=youtu.be

I sincerely thank you for reading, reviewing, and sharing this book. Without you this dream would not be a reality.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Authors XP - Kindle Reader Paperback Book GiveAway


Authors XP

Social Media Follow  Giveaway

Chance to Win a Kindle Reader 

And Some Paperback Books

Event Ends  2/23/2020



 



Authors Participating: 
A. J. Charalambides, StorytellerDeb, Sheri Queen, Sarah Hudson, Debrah Martin, Victoria Williams, Sybrina Durant, Effie Kammenou, Sarah Hudson and more.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Goddess Fish Promotions - The Eye Of Ra by Ben Gartner




The Eye of Ra
by Ben Gartner

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GENRE:   Middle Grade

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BLURB:

Exploring a mysterious cave in the mountains behind their house, John and his sister Sarah are shocked to discover they’ve time traveled to ancient Egypt!

Now they must work together to find a way back home from an ancient civilization of golden desert sand and a towering new pyramid, without parents to save them. The adventures abound—cobras, scorpions, a tomb robber, and more! The two kids have to trust each other, make friends who can help, and survive the challenges thrown at them . . . or be stuck in ancient Egypt forever.

For readers graduating from the Magic Treehouse series and ready for intense action, dive into this middle grade novel rich with meticulous historical detail.


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EXCERPT:

As soon as her finger finished following the line of the eye, a bright flash illuminated the chamber for nothing more than the blip of a nanosecond, as if an electric bulb had exploded and gone out. John blinked back a sudden headache, wondering if he’d imagined the burst.

“Did you see that? So cool!” Sarah exclaimed.

John’s heart was in his throat. “Can we get outta here now?”

“So cool,” Sarah repeated, shaking her head. “I wish I had my phone to take a picture of this. Dad will love it!”

John tugged on Sarah’s shirt. “Can we please go now, Sarah? Please?” He could feel sweat on his forehead.

“Yes, fine,” Sarah said, pulling her arm away from his tugging. “This is a dead end, anyway. Let’s go.”

She marched off back to the corner and around it, John close behind. John could feel his chest loosening with every step, could almost taste the mountain air again. He plodded along behind her in the tunnel without looking up.

As soon as they were out of the cave, John smashed into the back of Sarah, who’d stopped suddenly.

“What the—” she muttered.

John didn’t smell the fresh mountain air. When he looked around his sister, expecting to see the scree slope and forest and the way back to the trail, instead he dropped his flashlight and his jaw at the same time.

He’d never seen anything like it.


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A Word From The AUTHOR


Why middle grade?

To see the world through a child’s eyes is to see beyond the physical and imagine what could be. A playground slide becomes a waterfall off a cliff. A wagon becomes a rocket ship. A box becomes a portal to another world. I enjoyed the Calvin & Hobbes strip for exactly this reason. Calvin is a classic character and someone for whom my own middle grader has a bit of hero-worship. Heck, so do I! He’s Spaceman Spiff, a dinosaur, he travels through time with his best friend Hobbes, he even has a Transmogrifier that can turn him into…anything. That endless possibility is “why” middle grade.



However, that enormity of imagination doesn’t mean that kids can be easily fooled. In fact, they have a keen sense of character. But they are, typically, more open to fantastical possibilities than adults. For example, in soliciting beta reader feedback on THE EYE OF RA, I had several adults question the mechanism of time travel and the rules of this particular universe in regards to traveling through time (e.g. understanding the language the ancient Egyptians spoke). Yes, this came from a genuine curiosity which I respect and appreciate, but not a single one of the kids who reviewed it had such a question. I mean, adults try to put their own world-view and scientific understanding around how something like time travel might actually work. Whereas kids (and especially middle graders) are much more likely to accept it as a magical force that is un-explainable, so don’t get bogged down in the details about the how since that’s not the point of the story! Roll with it! It’s not so much a suspension of disbelief as it is more just a belief that things are possible outside of what we think we know. No limits. I love that.



Middle grade kids are also at a time of burgeoning possibilities where their own personality is forming more concretely than in any previous era of their lives. They are allowed to swing from one preference to another as they try out and test the world around them. The Walt Whitman quote comes to mind: “Do I contradict myself?Very well then I contradict myself,I am large, I contain multitudes.”



In many ways, I envy this time of life when you’re getting your sea legs on what it is to be human and the possibilities are endless.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Ben Gartner is the author of adventure books for middle graders and thrillers for adults. His writing for both audiences shares an ability to grab readers by their neurons for a thrilling ride, maybe even teaching them something in the meantime. Ben can be found living and writing near the mountains with his wife and two boys.


WEBSITE

SOCIAL

EBOOKS
All available for pre-order except Amazon, which will be available on publication date.

PRINT BOOKS

Will be available February 1, 2020 via Amazon and IngramSpark distributors.

The book is only $2.99.


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ENTER RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

Ben Gartner will be awarding a $30 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.