Friday, March 27, 2015

THE BEARADED DUDE IN THE PUZZLE SPOTLIGHT

Fun Friday.
The title of this post sounds like fun to me.
Today, I'd like for you to meet Author Penny Estelle and her latest book.
 
 
I love this cover. It sure makes me want to meet this "Bearded Dude."
How about you?
 
 

Blurb
Many years ago, in the land of kings and knights, Dozer, a powerful wizard, casts a spell over Scartin, and changes him into a tiny toy wizard and puts him inside the box of a puzzle.
 
Centuries later, Shelly Taylor, and her two kids, Bobby and Andrea, find their lives in turmoil. They are uprooted from their home and friends and moved to a small town in Idaho.  Their parents’ marriage falls apart, and to make matters worse, for some reason the kids at their schools are shunning them.
 
Shelly, once an advertising executive, starts cleaning houses to make ends meet.  It is in one of these old homes where the ancient puzzle is found.
 
As the family works on the puzzle, strange things start to happen.  An evil presence is making its way to the Taylor house, intent on making sure that puzzle never gets put together, no matter the cost, and it’s up to Bobby and Andrea to make sure that it does!

Excerpt:


            “Bobby,” Shelly knocked as she opened his bedroom door, “it’s raining.  I have to leave early today, so I’ll drop you off at school.”

            “Okay, Mom.”  Bobby rolled over on his side covering his head with his blankets.

            “I believe your mother wants you to arise.”  Scartin’s muffled voice came to Bobby. 

            Throwing his covers off Bobby sat up in bed, scratching his head, yawning.

            “You look weary, young Bobby.”

            The boy jumped up and locked his bedroom door.  “Ya think?” he asked trying to use his best sarcasm.  More than once, during the night, thunder had crashed, rattling the windows.  “A few times the thunder had woke me up and I find Rip Van Winkle staring down at me scaring the..the..you know what out of me.”

            Scartin sat down on the chair, eyes wide with wonder.  “I think you might have been dreaming.  I didn’t see Rip here last night.”

            “Ugh,” Bobby groaned.  He pushed himself off the bed and got clothes out of his drawers.  “I was talking about you.”

            After a few minutes a smile lit up the wizard’s face and then a deep belly laugh escaped from deep inside.  “You are jesting.  Now I understand!”

            “SHHHHH!” Bobby whispered urgently waving his hands.

            Andi pounded on the bedroom door.  “Who are you talking to?”

            “Uhm…nobody.  I’m singing!”  Bobby pushed Scartin toward the closet door.  “Joey and I will be here after school to work on the puzzle.  Stay hidden.”

            Scartin was still smiling as he put up a hand to stop the closet door from shutting

            “What?” Bobby asked.

            “Rip and I don’t resemble each other very much.  He’s much shorter than I am.”

            Stunned with the realization there really was a Rip Van Winkle, Bobby stuttered, "O..okay. Dude, just stay out of sight."
 

THE BEARDED DUDE IN THE PUZZLE
eBook
March 24, 2015
Ages 10-16
Link:   http://amzn.to/1IupdYm

 
 
www.pennystales.com
www.pennyestelle.blogspot.com
http://www.amazon.com/Penny-Estelle/e/B006S62XBY
https://twitter.com/Pennystales

Congratulations, Penny.

Happy Reading

 
 


Monday, March 23, 2015

A TO Z CHALLENGE THEME REVEAL

Monday Musings!
In April I'll be doing something I've never done before: the A to Z Blogging Challenge.
A lot of other people are doing it too. It sounds like fun. We are to choose a theme if we wish to.
My theme is ANIMALS That may not surprise some of you. Yes, I love animals.
 
 
 
 
I chose animals because they are interesting, at least to me. There are so many different kinds, each one fascinating in its own way. I hope to find new animals to talk about, as well as our old favorites. I want to learn something unique about each one and maybe something special they've done. I've already run across a species of cat I'd never heard about.  (Of course I'll have cats in my post. Two have adopted me. They'll be crushed if I don't tell their stories.)
 
I have quite a few photos I'll be showing you, and perhaps I'll find others in books or magazines or on the Internet. I hope you'll come along with me on a safari through the air, the oceans and streams, as well as the jungles and mountains and the plains. Or wherever our journey takes us. Only time will tell.
 
 Click here to see all the other blogs participating in the Theme Reveal and check out what their themes are. Or check the list below (if it works.)
 
 
See you in April.
 

 

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