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Cattywampus through July 18th

The King's 100 through July 25th

Upcoming Agent Spotlight Interviews and Guest Posts w/ Debut Authors & Query Critique Giveaways

Veronica Roth Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 8/19/20

Carlisle Webber Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 9/7/20

Erin Casey Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 9/16/20

Adria Goetz and G.Z. Schmidt Guest Post and Query Critique Giveaway on 10/19/20

Amy Brewer and Dana Swift Guest Post and Query Critique Giveaway on 11/3/20

ELAINE KAYE BLOG TOUR FOR THE BAD FAIRY AND THREE BOOK GIVEAWAY

Happy Monday Everyone! Today I have author Elaine Kaye here to celebrate the release of her MG fantasy THE BAD FAIRY. It is book one in the series and sounds like a sweet story kids will enjoy. In case you don't know this about Ellen, she's follower Chrys Fey's mother. Wouldn't it be cool to share writing with your mom?



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?

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10 Things You May Not Know About Fairies:

-       They live for approximately 400 - 1,000 years.

-       Even when a fairy is 1,000 years old, they will always appear youthful.

-       When fairies reach the age of seven, they stop aging physically.

-       Also, at the age of seven, they are already adults.

-       Some fairies, though, are immortal.

-       A group of fairies is known as a troop.

-       Fairies live in another dimension known as the fairy realm that humans cannot not travel to freely, but humans with second sight can see fairies.

-       Fairies don’t want to be seen, though, so even if you have second sight it may be hard to see them, especially when they use invisibility to hide.

-       They know which herbs to use for their magical properties.

-       They can also weave magic into herbs to increase the herbs’ healing powers. 

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





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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Marvelous Middle Grade Monday (Wednesday for me this month) is hosted by Greg Pattridge. You
can find the participating blogs on his blog.

Here's what's coming up:

Wednesday, June 17th I have an agent spotlight interview with Kristina Perez and a query critique giveaway

Monday, June 22nd I have an interview with author Niki Lenz and a giveaway of her MG humorous contemporary THE STEPMOM SHAKEUP

Wednesday, July 1st I have Chrys Fey here with a guest post and an e-book giveaway of one of her books


Hope to see you on Monday!

37 comments:

  1. Congrats to Elaine and good thing she can see fairies.

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  2. Congratualations to Elaine I'm sure this book will be a success.

    Yvonne.

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  3. My little girls would love this. :)

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  4. A troop of fairies - I learned something today.
    Congratulations to Elaine!

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    1. I'm happy to teach you something new, Alex. :)

      Thank you!

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  5. This book sounds so fun! I saw another blog tour post about it recently, and now I'm even more intrigued! Thanks for the great post!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so happy that you're intrigued after seeing two posts about Bad Fairy. :)

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  6. What a delightful series! I believed in fairies as a child. I still look for fairy circles on the edge of a woods. You can't miss them. I also enjoyed the history about fairies as it added to the intrigue! Perfect summer read!

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    1. Thank you, Patricia! I also love looking for signs of fairies out in nature.

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  7. Congrats, and I loved learning more about fairies! 💜

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  8. Hi, Natalie! Thank you so very much for hosting my mom for her blog tour during MMGM. When I told my mom that, she was thrilled. :)


    P.S. Just a little thing...you spelled her name wrong in the title and post. It's Elaine, not Ellen. <3

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    1. So sorry for the mistake. And thanks for catching it. I just corrected it.

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  9. Hi Natalie! Thank you for having Bad Fairy on your blog today. I am truly honored.

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  10. Sounds like a fun magical series. I have a few kids in mind who would love the stories. Thanks for the extra background on fairies and the excerpt.

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    1. Thank you, Greg! I hope the kids you have in mind enjoy it. :)

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  11. Bad Fairy is a great story for young readers and for older ones, too. Congratulations, Elaine.

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  12. Congrats to Elaine! Love the fairy lore!

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  13. What a cute cover and surely will appeal to kids who like the Rainbow Magic series.

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  14. This book sounds like a fun read-aloud for a classroom, library, or family. The cover is delightful. Wishing Elaine all the best on her debut! Thanks for the nice giveaway. :0}

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    1. Oops! I guess I should have written, 'Wishing Elaine all the best on her debut book for this new series!' {Sorry about that . . . }.

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    2. Hi, June! Thank you so much for your comment. I truly hope it'll be a fun read-aloud. :) And you're welcome for the giveaway!

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  15. This sounds adorable! I love the cover and reading the fairy "facts"! That's so cool that Elaine and Chris can share a family love of writing.
    Thanks for a great feature, Natalie!

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  17. Bad Fairy sounds delightful. I love the cover! So beautiful and fun. I know kids will be drawn to it too. How awesome that Chrys and Elaine can share their love of writing together. :) Wishing Elaine all the best!
    ~Jess

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    1. Hi, Jess! Thank you for your comment. I'm really happy that one of my kids got the writing gene, or I'd be all alone.

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  18. These books look really cute. I love the list of facts. Thanks for the post.

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  20. Best wishes to Elaine. That's my mom's middle name. Yes diversity is muy importante I took the time to ensure there is much diversity o the Chase Manhattan series I think I did a pretty good job.

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