New Fantasy Adventure Novel: Thimble Down

Thimble Down book coverBook Publicity Services is excited to announce it’s newest client Pete Prown, author of Thimble Down.
Synopsis:
Thimble Down, by Pete Prown, is a fantasy adventure novel, written to challenge and engage young adults ages 10 to 18. The book was released on August 1, 2013 and is recommended for readers who enjoy The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Wind In the Willows, Redwall, Artemis Fowl, and other timeless tales set in England, Ireland, and the British Isles.
Thimble Down is a country village where death and malice lurk the quiet lanes. When the vile, drunken Bing Rumple acquires a gem-laden treasure, violence begins to follow him everywhere. Where did Bing find such a precious jewel, and worse, is someone willing to kill to possess it? In this fast-paced adventure, the village bookmaster, Mr. Dorro, and his young companions Wyll Underfoot and Cheeryup Tunbridge are in a desperate race to find the answer—before death comes to Thimble Down.
Thimble Down is the first book in the “Chronicles of Dorro” young adult mystery series, which follows Dorro, Wyll, and Cheeryup, on their exciting, but dangerous, mystery adventures.
Thimble Down is available on AmazoniBooks, and Barnes & Noble, as well as other e-formats.

 

About the Author:
Pete Prown is a noted American writer of Young Adult fantasy books, as well as a magazine and book editor, and journalist. He’s written both fiction and non-fiction books, including THIMBLE DOWN and a series of instructional titles about guitars. Also a talented musician and recording artist, his Guitar Garden music is available on CDBaby.com and iTunes. For more information, go to http://peteprown.com/

 

To schedule an interview with Pete Prown or request a review copy of Thimble Down, please contact Kelsey McBride at info@bookpublicityservices.com

New Middle Grade Novel: The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park

The Hoop Kid from Elmdale ParkBook Publicity Services is excited to announce it’s newest client Teko Bernard, author of The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park.
The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park, by Teko Bernard, is written to delight and challenge middle schoolers, ages 8 – 13.
“Kids will enjoy reading this book,” said Teko Bernard. “We’ve combined the excitement of basketball with the fun of cartoons and applied it to a modern day David and Goliath story.”
All Bernard Jones wanted to do while staying with his grandparents for the summer in Elmdale, his father’s childhood hometown, was work on his basketball skills. When Bernard excitedly enters a team into the Annual Elmdale Park Basketball Tournament, he’s shocked to discover that the future of the park is at stake. The town of Elmdale hasn’t won the tournament in 20 years, and Victor Franco, a ruthless millionaire, is planning to shut down the annual tournament for good so that he can turn the historic Elmdale Park into a landfill for his own profit. It can all be stopped if Bernard and his team, the Elmdale Warriors, win the tournament this year. Can the courageous Bernard and his fun and wacky crew defeat their Oakdale rivals and save the historic Park?
The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park was released on October 23, 2013 and is available for sale on Amazon.
For over a decade Teko Bernard worked as a creative director and graphic designer in the sportswear and sports events industries where he developed brand identities, marketing communications and apparel graphics for nationally recognized brands and events like ESPN, X Games, NCAA and the BCS. After an exciting career in the sportswear and sports event market, Teko set out to pursue his lifelong dream of creating the original kid’s entertainment brand and cartoon property that is Elmdale Park. Elmdale Park currently produces a unique brand of middle grade chapter books & activewear. The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park is the debut book from the brand. Teko lives and operates the company from Overland Park, KS, and collaborates with a team of seasoned writers, illustrators, editors and designers who all share the same passion for kids books, cartoons, sports and outdoor recreation. When he’s not designing or developing new story concepts for Elmdale Park, Teko is usually reading, listening to music, enjoying the outdoors or being an amateur movie critic.
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To schedule an interview with Teko Bernard or request a review copy of The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park, please contact Kelsey McBride at info@bookpublicityservices.com
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New Romance Novel: The Christmas Town

The Christmas Town Book CoverBook Publicity Services is excited to announce it’s newest client Elyse Douglas, author of The Christmas Town.
The Christmas Town is a new time travel, mystery, romance novel that was released on October 11, 2013.
While traveling home for Christmas, Jackie and Megan, two young women in their 20s, encounter a huge snowstorm. After crossing a covered bridge, they suddenly find themselves stuck in the past in a small picturesque Vermont town in 1943. While struggling to return to their time, they meet two handsome soldiers whom they fall in love with. As Christmas approaches, Megan and Jackie are torn between their new lovers and their desire to return to their time. At the last moment, they must make the difficult decision and, because it is Christmas, a miracle happens.
The Christmas Town is a thrilling adventurous novel interspersed with humor and romance. It’s a great read any time of the year, but it’s an especially cozy read during the winter months around Christmas.
The Christmas Town is available in both paperback ($8.79) and kindle ($4.99) on Amazon.
Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the husband and wife writing team of Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse began writing poems and short stories at an early age, and graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s Degree in English Literature. Douglas grew up in a family of musicians, astrologers and avid readers. Some of Elyse Douglas’ novels include: “The Astrologer’s Daughter,” “Wanting Rita,” “The Christmas Diary” and “The Christmas Town.” They currently reside in New York City.
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To schedule an interview with Elyse Douglas or request a review copy of The Christmas Town, please contact Kelsey McBride at info@bookpublicityservices.com

‘An Incurable Insanity’ Explores Traditional Indian Culture Through Universally Appealing Love Story

An Incurable Insanity bookDENVER, CO (October 8, 2013) – Simi K. Rao announced today that her highly-anticipated contemporary romance novel An Incurable Insanity, published by Tate Publishing, is now available for sale.
Rao’s debut novel tells the story of Shaan and Ruhi. Shaan is a recent 27 year old aerospace masters grad, who lands the perfect job in a leading aeronautics and space exploration company in Los Angeles. At the urging of his parents’ he goes down the traditional arranged marriage route, leaving behind a lover and a complicated relationship in Los Angeles. As a result, Shaan and Ruhi’s marriage has an awkward and uncomfortable start. The begrudging spouses make a pact: Ruhi would stay with Shaan in the United States only long enough to avoid embarrassment from their family and peers. Ruhi, remaining optimistic thinks that she can use this time to try and win Shaan’s heart, but to no avail. Follow Ruhi and Shaan on a roller coaster ride as they attempt to be “friends without benefits” and expose their true selves to each other in search of love and happiness.
“An arranged Indian marriage sets the stage for an intimate look at the exasperating madness of love…. An often intoxicating… will-they-or-won’t-they tale.” – KIRKUS REVIEWS
While An Incurable Insanity provides fascinating glimpses into traditional Indian culture, it is an intriguing love story with universal appeal.
An Incurable Insanity is available for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Simi K. Rao was born in India and has been living in the United States for several years. The inspiration for An Incurable Insanity came from what she has seen transpire among and within the immigrant community. Some of the experiences included are her own; some have been garnered from friends and casual conversations with acquaintances. Simi currently resides in Denver, CO with her family.
Simi will be signing books on October 13th at the DL Parsons Theater in Northglenn, CO. The event is sponsored by the Colorado Fine Arts Association.
To schedule an interview with Simi K. Rao or request a complimentary review copy of An Incurable Insanity, please contact Book Publicity Services at info@bookpublicityservices.com
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New Contemporary Romance: An Incurable Insanity

An Incurable Insanity bookBook Publicity Services is excited to announce it’s newest client Simi K. Rao.
Simi K. Rao’s contemporary romance novel An Incurable Insanity, published by Tate Publishing, will be released on October 8, 2013.
“In Rao’s debut novel, an arranged Indian marriage sets the stage for an intimate look at the exasperating madness of love…. An often intoxicating… will-they-or-won’t-they tale.”- KIRKUS REVIEWS
Shaan is a recent 27 year old aerospace masters grad, who lands the perfect job in a leading aeronautics and space exploration company in Los Angeles. At the urging of his parents’ he goes down the traditional arranged marriage route, leaving behind a lover and a complicated relationship in Los Angeles. As a result, Shaan and Ruhi’s marriage has an awkward and uncomfortable start. The begrudging spouses make a pact: Ruhi will stay with Shaan in the United States only long enough to avoid embarrassment from their family and peers. Ruhi, remaining optimistic thinks that she can use this time to try and win Shaan’s heart, but to no avail. Follow Ruhi and Shaan on a roller coaster ride as they attempt to be “friends without benefits” and expose their true selves to each other in search of love and happiness.
While An Incurable Insanity provides fascinating glimpses into traditional Indian culture, it is an intriguing love story with universal appeal.
Simi K. Rao was born in India and has been living in the United States for several years. The inspiration for An Incurable Insanity came from what she has seen transpire among and within the immigrant community. Some of the experiences included are her own; some have been garnered from friends and casual conversations with acquaintances. For more information, visit http://simikrao.wordpress.com/.
An Incurable Insanity is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/An-Incurable-Insanity-ebook/dp/B00DRJZ31C
To schedule an interview with Simi K. Rao or request a review copy of An Incurable Insanity, please contact Book Publicity Services at info@bookpublicityservices.com

New Historical Romance Book Daughter Of Sherwood

Daughter Of SherwoodBook Publicity Services is excited to announce it’s newest client Laura Strickland.
Laura Strickland’s new Historical Romance book Daughter of Sherwood, published by The Wild Rose Press, will be released on November 1, 2013.
Raised as a scullery maid in Nottingham Castle, Wren has no idea she is the daughter of the legendary Robin Hood. When she is forced to defend herself against the unwanted advances of an influential man, she flees the castle and finds refuge in Sherwood Forest. It is then she learns a powerful secret: she has a destiny as a guardian of Sherwood, charged with the responsibility of defending its ancient magic.
Since Robin’s death many years before, his supporters have kept his legend alive. Now one of the three guardians holding the spell has died. With two young men, Sparrow and Martin, Wren must form a new bond strong enough to protect Sherwood and continue her father’s fight. Drawn equally to Martin’s warrior spirit and Sparrow’s gentle strength, she finds it nearly impossible to choose between duty and love.
Laura takes us on a journey into the world of Robin Hood’s daughter, where we experience her struggle to accept her identity and the demands of her father’s legacy. Along with Wren, we learn that what is loved in life can never be lost, and that great love is worth the price paid. For at last, when Martin is captured and held at Nottingham Castle, the path becomes clear for Wren and she finds the strength to become the woman she was born to be, the Daughter of Sherwood.
Daughter of Sherwood is book one of The Guardians of Sherwood Trilogy.
To schedule an interview with Laura Strickland or request a review copy of Daughter of Sherwood, please contact Book Publicity Services at info@bookpublicityservices.com

Children Gain Better Understanding of Cystic Fibrosis Through New Picture Book by Sherry Frith

Sticky Icky Booger BugsSticky Icky Booger Bugs, by Sherry Frith, is a picture book, published by Archway, that helps children ages 0 – 7 understand cystic fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. There are 30,000 children each year diagnosed and battling cystic fibrosis. There is no cure for this progressive disease.
Sherry wrote Sticky Icky Booger Bugs after her sons, Kory and Kevin, were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease in which mucus clogs the lungs and prevents food from being digested. She wanted to explain aspects of the disorder using words and helpful illustrations they could understand.
Sticky Icky Booger Bugs is the tale of a boy’s battle with cystic fibrosis as he attempts to avoid the hospital. The main character is Kory, who is just like any other kid. He loves recess, playing soccer, and exploring his neighborhood with his best friend. The book shows how with every puff, cough, and sneeze, Kory keeps the sticky icky booger bugs away so he can have fun every day.
Sticky Icky Booger Bugs is available for sale on Amazon.
Author Sherry Frith is the mother of three boys and the founder of Helping Hearts, a nonprofit organization. She has patents and copyrights pending in various areas and lives each day full of new ideas and grace. Sherry lives in Bakersfield, CA, with her sons—Kyle, Kevin, and Kory.
Illustrator Carol Newell Walter majored in fine arts at Wayne State University and earned a BA and teaching credentials from California State University– Bakersfield. Now retired, Carol and her husband live in Bakersfield, CA, where she continues to create all kinds of artwork.
To learn more, go to http://beatsnot.com
To schedule an interview with Sherry Frith or request a review copy of Sticky Icky Booger Bugs, please contact Book Publicity Services at info@bookpublicityservices.com
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New Psychological Thriller: A Tricky Game by Seraphima Bogomolova

Book Publicity Services is excited to announce it’s newest client Seraphima Bogomolova, author of A Tricky Game.

A Tricky Game, by Seraphima Bogomolova, is a mystery psychological thriller, published by Souliris UK Ltd, released on July 15, 2013.

In Russia, an aluminum magnate, Kazimir Stankevitch, enters into an unwritten agreement with Angela Moreaux, an enigmatic and seductively attractive woman that he secretly desires. Later that night, as she returns home from a nightclub, a shot is fired at her. At the same time, in the Ritz, her unsuspecting associate has a meeting with an elderly Swiss gentleman, Jacques Moreaux, who delivers to him a mysterious letter signed by Angela. In a game of genuine intents, secret longings and seconds agendas, the seemingly unconnected yet mysteriously intertwined events unfold on the pages of this compelling psychological novella. As the stakes in the game go higher, the young woman finds herself confronted with life choices that will challenge her on unexpected levels.

A Tricky Game is available for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

For more information, visit http://atrickygame.com/

To schedule an interview with Seraphima Bogomolova or request a review copy of A Tricky Game, please contact Kelsey McBride at info@bookpublicityservices.com

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