Friday, June 19, 2020

Friday's Great Read



Title: Bad Fairy

Series: A Bad Fairy Adventure (Book One)

Author: Elaine Kaye

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Genre: Fantasy Middle Grade

Length: 66 pages

Age Range: 8-12



BLURB: Thistle Greenbud is not a bad fairy. She simply doesn't like rules, and it's just her luck that her homework is to create a new rule for the fairy handbook. But first, she has more important things to do. Like figure out how to get back at Dusty and Moss for playing tricks on her.

Before she can carry out her plan, though, disaster strikes and she finds herself working alongside the very fairies she wanted revenge on. Can they work together and trust each other, or will things go from bad to worse?

 

BUY LINKS:

Amazon / Barnes & Noble

 

EXCERPT:

As we watch the boys, the wind picks up, making the fern lay flat, exposing us. We gasp and make a dash for the closest tree. Behind it, we huddle together.

“Boogles! A branch just hit me,” Weedy says.

The sky turns black. Wind swirls dust and leaves, and spits pebbles at us. This is not good. We have to get going now or else our payback will get blown away.

“Let’s go!” I scream and lead the group from behind the tree, but the wind makes it hard for us to move forward.

Rose and Lilly grab hands as they run, screaming, toward the creek. Lacey stumbles over a fallen twig, landing flat and hitting her face hard on the ground. When she doesn’t move, I race to her as sand and pine needles prick my skin.

I help Lacey to her feet. Luckily, she only has a few cuts on her face. A tiny bit of blood streaks down her forehead. She looks at me. Fear is bright in her eyes. She needs help. We all need help. I peer toward the creek. The boys are still there, frantically trying to lift the bag full of stones.

Shouting a warning and waving my arms, I hurry to the creek, trying to get their attention. Finally, Dusty sees me. He looks as if he’s been caught with his hand in the pixie jar.

I point to the sky and wave them to come our way. Rain starts to fall. Dusty pulls Moss from the creek. Fat drops of water pelt my head and wings as I wait for the boys to reach me.

“It must be a twisty!” Dusty screams. “We better find shelter.”

 

GIVEAWAY:

3 Signed Paperback Picture Books –

Pea Soup Disaster, Doctor Mom, The Missing Alphabet

 

 

Eligibility: International

Number of Winners: One

Giveaway Ends: July 1, 2020 12:00am Eastern Standard Time

LINK: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/76132e0220/?

 


 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Elaine Kaye is the author of A Gregory Green Adventure series. She first created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup, thus inspiring the story Pea Soup DisasterBad Fairy is her middle grade debut and the first of A Bad Fairy Adventure series.

Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher’s assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home. She is a grandmother of three boys.

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 AND....

Happy Birthday Weekend, Christine.

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41 comments:

  1. It sounds like fun - and we all need that. Congratulations to Elaine.
    And a very happy celebratory weekend to Christine.

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    1. Thank you for your comment! Fun and fairies is what we need right now. :)

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  2. Sounds like a great book, I love children's stories. Good luck to the author for the launch, hugs, Valerie
    And happy birthday dear Christine!

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    1. Thank you, Valerie-Jael! I love children's stories, too. :)

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    2. I agree. There are some classic children's stories that will always be my favorites.
      Hugs

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  3. An excellent review Sandra and I'm sure many children will love this book.

    Yvonne.

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  4. Hi Sandra - have a lovely weekend yourself. Elaine's Bad Fairy books are going to turn into a fun series for her fans. Take care and Happy Birthday to Christine - all the best to the both of you - Hilary

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    1. Hi, Hilary. I sure hope so. Book Two is being edited by my daughter before I submit it to my publisher for consideration. :) Thank you!

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    2. It is going to be a great series. Hope you had a lovely weekend.
      Cheers,

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  5. Wow, I want to be a kid again. These are the types of stories I miss. Congratulations to Elaine, because the book sounds wonderful. Happy birthday to Christine and have a great weekend, dear Sandra.

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    1. Thank you so much! And you don't have to be a kid again. Indulge your inner child. :D

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    2. Thank you so much! And you don't have to be a kid again. Indulge your inner child. :D

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    3. It does wonderful, doesn't it?
      Hope your weekend was as special as you.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this, Sandra:) Its sounds like a fun adventure!

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  7. It sounds lovely -- and I love the cover, too!

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  8. I like the title of the book and the cover. Congrats. Enjoy your Solstice weekend.

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    1. I love the word solstice.
      The title and the cover are great, aren't they?

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  9. Sorry for stopping in a day late. Thank you for hosting my mom! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Hi, Sandra. Thank you so much for sharing Bad Fairy on your blog. I appreciate your support and kindness. Enjoy your weekend. :)

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  11. Bad Fairy sounds like such a cute book! Congrats to Elaine on this fun new series!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Heather and for supporting Elaine.
      YOU have a safe, productive week.

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  12. Elaine Kay writes clever books, doesn't she? Nice.

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  13. Hope your weekend was grand, and I need to pass this on to my granddaughter who's turning 9 next month. Thanks so very much! Hugs, RO

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