by Anastasia Bolinder
Genre: YA Fantasy/Adventure
Release Date: November 6th 2019
Bone Bear Press
In a world that no longer believes in Skyjumps Equila discovers secrets are what keep you alive. Making enemies and lurking shadows are just the beginning.
Embark in the first book in the Skyjump trilogy.
About the Author
Known as Astarabriarart on almost all social media.
She’s an artist by day and writer by night.
With a passion for stories, animals and magic.
She works at a candy store, owns two dogs and one very crazy ferret.
Her other works include, “From The Dust” a readers favorite award winner
Ya fantasy about a wingless fairy and “The Wolf and the Crimson Maiden”
the real story behind the red ridding hood fairy tale.
Find out more about her other writings and
art at all the places below:
Deviant Art: https://www.deviantart.com/astarabriarart
Blog Tour Organized By:
The Three Hares
Scott Lauder & David Ross
5 September 2019
Depth, insights, action, and surprising twists and turns
make this quest fantasy a standout production!
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Sara Livingstone’s school trip to the Beijing Palace Museum takes a
terrifying turn when an encounter with the ancient Qingming Scroll
thrusts her a thousand years into China’s past. With secrets in the
shadows and danger around every corner, Sara must take her place in a
cosmic battle and find the courage to face an unworldly ancient magic.
Scott Lauder was born in Ayrshire, Scotland. Having taught in Greece,
Japan, and England, he now lives with his wife and four cats in the
UAE where he teaches English. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and
drinking good coffee. His other books include The Right Thing, A
Single Shot, and The Boy-King Tutankhamun.
David Scott Ross has traveled and taught throughout Asia since he
first moved there in 1987. He currently teaches in upstate NY, where
he lives with his wife and two sons. When David is not writing or
teaching, he dreams about becoming a chef, a rock star, maybe an
actor, but probably not all at once. At present, he is wrapping up two
projects: Pastimes, encounters with a Stone Age people, and Dim, a detective novel.
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Two (2) winners will receive a physical copy of Changeling of Fenlen Forest by Katherine Magyarody (INT) a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Elizabeth thinks she knows the gloomy Fenlen Forest. But when her treasured unicorn fawn, Sida, goes missing, Elizabeth tracks her into a strange land where the people think Elizabeth is a changeling, a malignant being who too closely resembles a missing girl.
If Elizabeth can find her fawn and uncover the fate of her lost double, can she stop the fear from turning into hate? To solve the deepening mystery, Elizabeth befriends a handsome, skeptical young shepherd whose stories hint at a dark secret lurking at the forest’s edge, and follows a herd of wild unicorns with the ability to unlock the past.
GUEST POST BY THE AUTHOR
Cover Love (Why you love the cover)
A spooky forest and a charging unicorn? The cover of The Changeling of Fenlen Forest is pretty awesome. But my two favourite things about the cover are a little unusual.
First, I love the texture of the cover paper. It’s matte rather than shiny, and the feel is almost velvety…like a unicorn.
Second, I love the back cover. There is a subtle three-layered border which takes inspiration from the weaving that the girls and women master within the book.
The importance of weaving as a livelihood and as a cultural craft in The Changeling of Fenlen Forest was inspired by my own cultural background. I inherited a lot of Transylvanian-Hungarian textiles from one of my great-grandmothers and as a kid I learned how to embroider using different complicated stitches. When I got older, I learned more about how weaving bound female communities together. Weaving didn’t just support local economies – the cloth produced was also used to announce different things about a person’s stage of life and their place within a certain village or region. My main character, Elizabeth, has grown up running wild with her unicorns, but as she grows older she learns to respect the work other women do with their hands, even if she’s not very good at it herself!
So, when the editor at Great Plains asked if I had any ideas or suggestions for the cover, I took picture of some of the heirloom textiles. I am thrilled that this little detail made it in!
Also, have you seen that unicorn?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Katherine Magyarody grew up in Toronto, Ontario. During graduate school, she researched the history of adolescence, taught children’s literature, and wrote fiction on the sly. Her debut short story, “Goldhawk,” is anthologized in PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2017. She currently lives in Connecticut, where she blogs about interesting and weird unicorns at https://offbeatunicorn.com/about-offbeat-unicorn/.