Monday, November 17, 2014

Bookmarked Bargains Promotion - November 2014!

Happy eBook promotions! We over at Indie Author Hub are excited to announce our third Bookmarked Bargains event! With 60+ eBooks and 45+ authors, this is our biggest event yet. Each book is heavily discounted or free! We're offering a giveaway for a Readers Party Pack, valued at $160. Come check it out by clicking here!

Also, my latest book, Discern (Katon, 1) has been nominated for an award! I'm so excited. :-) It's a people's choice award and I'd forever love you if you came and voted for it here on Goodreads. (You need to sign in to Goodreads to see the "Vote for this book" button.)

Please consider voting for other books on the list as this award celebrates clean and good books of every genre! :-)

Have fun with that Bookmarked Bargains promotion! :-)

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Announcing the FIRST EVER Andrea Pearson Book Sale! :-)

We're redoing book covers for three of the Kilenya Series books and need to move out old stock. To make this easier for everyone, we've decided to do a sale on any and all of my print books, along with my Kilenya Series charms. Yay for sales! :-)

These prices are better than what you'd get at a book signing, so if you've been thinking about buying the books, now's the time to do it. :-) Plus, I'll be signing and personalizing everything. :-)

What you'll need to do:

  1. Read below, then decide what you want
  2. Send me an email (telling me which option you want, who to sign the books to, and where to ship them),
  3. Pay the PayPal invoice that I'll send OR let me know if you want to pay by credit/debit card over the phone (both will include the cost for shipping and handling), then, 
  4. Wait for the books to arrive. :-)

Here is a list of the books and merchandise that are available for this sale:

Kilenya Series:
The Key of Kilenya (Kilenya, 1)
The Ember Gods (Kilenya, 2)
August Fortress (Kilenya, 3)
Rise of Keitus (Kilenya, 4)
Eyes of the Sun (Kilenya, 5)
The Golden symbol (Kilenya, 6)

Other Kilenya Books:
Samara, A Kilenya Romance (one of my best selling eBooks, now in print!)
Kilenya and Grail Bestiary Volume I: Creatures of Grail and Kilenya (illustrated monster book)

Kilenya Merchandise:
Key of Kilenya Charm
Ember God Charm
Key of Ayunli charm (from the cover of Eyes of the Sun. Click here to see that cover.)
COMING SOON (and available for this sale, as you'll see below):
Charms for August Fortress, Rise of Keitus, and The Golden Symbol

Katon University Series:
Discern, (Katon, 1)

And here are the uber-awesome-and-amazing options:

Buy two print books (any of my full-length books) at $12 each and get one book free.

If you buy the whole Kilenya Series, you're looking at $48 for six books. That's pretty awesome. :-) The books don't only have to be in my Kilenya Series, though, so if you have The Key of Kilenya in print already, you could buy the other five plus Discern, Katon University Book One. Or any other combination of my print books, including more than one copy of a certain book. :-)

Samara, A Kilenya Romance and the Kilenya Monster book aren't full-length books so they won't count for this option.

Buy the whole Kilenya Series at $12 per book and get all three currently-available Kilenya Series charms (pictures below) for free, along with the Kilenya monster book and Samara, A Kilenya Romance.

The sampler option! Buy The Key of Kilenya (Kilenya, 1), Discern (Katon, 1), and Samara, A Kilenya Romance (the first Kilenya Romance) for $25.

Buy all six Kilenya Series charms for $20 (regularly $5 each)! (We've got the charms for Key of Kilenya, Ember Gods, and Eyes of the Sun finished and are nearing completion on the other three.)

Buy one full-length print book for $14 and get it signed and personalized. :-)

Don't see something that fits what you want? Email me and we can work something out!

Now that you've seen the options, here's how to put in your order:

Send me an email (ap @ andreapearsonbooks . com) including the following with a subject line of BOOK SALE:

  1. Tell me which of the above options you want, including the titles of the books and how many of each
  2. Tell me who to sign the books to and where to ship them
  3. Give me your PayPal email address so I can invoice you OR tell me if you want to pay by credit/debit card over the phone (you'll need to give me your phone number) 
  4. know that you'll need to pay for shipping and handling (if you are a family member or close friend and if you know where my mom lives, we can arrange to have you pick up the books there instead of having me ship them. Unfortunately, I will not be able to deliver books or meet anywhere else.)

Stock is low on a couple of the books, and depending on how many orders we get, you may have to wait for us to order more. But don't worry! If you get your order in now, you'll still be eligible for the deal listed here that you requested. :-)

Here are the changes we're making to the book covers:

Rise of Keitus:
Back when we first put the cover together, we couldn't find a real piece of wood that we liked enough for the background, so James Curwen created one using textures and layers and PhotoShop brushes. Neither of us has ever loved it, so we've constantly been on the lookout for something else. Well, we've found that something else and over the next few days, we will be putting together a new cover. :-) Yay!

Eyes of the Sun:
We, uh... forgot to put "Kilenya Series Book Five" on it, even after seeing the proof. :-) Ha ha. Yeah... :-) Hey! Don't hate - those books will be worth billions some day. :-)

The Golden Symbol:
Is getting a complete face lift. And, after looking at these pictures, you'll see why:

'Nuff said. :-)

(And if 'nuff wasn't said, that first cover really ... just didn't match the rest of the series. And you can't even tell it's a door behind the symbol, can you? The new cover features a background picture taken from the same place as the background picture in The Key of Kilenya, which is a nice way to tie off the series. For those who are interested in knowing, that forest is located in the Hoh National Rainforest in Washington state. It's a BEAUTIFUL place! My husband and I went there for our honeymoon. :-))

Here are the finished and completed charms:

I'm still in love with them. :-) Especially that Ember Gods one. :-) And as already stated, we're nearing completion on the rest of the Kilenya Series charms.

Please help me spread the word about this book sale! Share this blog post with friends, family, dogs, neighbors, enemies... pretty much everyone. :-) 

And thanks for your support and friendship!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

For the Fun of It: Author Promotion

Hello, all!

It's time for another Clean eBooks Author Promotion! Yay!

This promotion runs from Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:00pm MST until Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:59pm MST. Enjoy these fantastic, clean eBooks, which include my latest release! :-)

Discern, Katon University Book One

Andrea Pearson
Kindle, Nook, Smashwords
Paranormal Romance

Nicole Williams is an Arete—a fourth child with magical abilities—yet no matter how hard she tries, she can’t Channel her power. In fact, she seems to be the only student at Katon University who fails at magic.

That doesn’t stop magic from finding her. It starts with magical currents and possessed books before moving quickly to cursed spiders and freaky shadows. Nicole turns to her best friend for help, along with fellow student Austin Young, who is considered by all a magical rarity. He also happens to be the hottest guy on campus and just might be interested in her.

Nicole soon finds herself competing to be included on a university-led expedition to Arches National Park. She is determined to show everyone, but mostly herself, that she does belong. Yet, to qualify for the trip, she must produce at least a speck of Wind magic, and that appears to be impossible.

As the competition progresses, Nicole wonders if she’s making the right choice—especially when she learns that the strange fossils they’ll be studying in Arches might not be as dead as everyone thinks.

Prejudice Meets Pride

Rachael Anderson
Kindle, Nook
Contemporary Romance

After years of pinching pennies and struggling to get through art school, Emma Makie’s hard work finally pays off with the offer of a dream job. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to make a cross-country move to Colorado Springs to take temporary custody of her two nieces. She has no money, no job prospects, and no idea how to be a mother to two little girls, but she isn’t about to let that stop her. Nor is she about to accept the help of Kevin Grantham, her handsome neighbor, who seems to think she’s incapable of doing anything on her own.

Prejudice Meets Pride is the story of a guy who thinks he has it all figured out and a girl who isn't afraid to show him that he doesn't. It’s about learning what it means to trust, figuring out how to give and to take, and realizing that not everyone gets to pick the person they fall in love with. Sometimes, love picks them.

Your Eyes Don't Lie

Rachel Branton
Kindle, Nook
Contemporary Romance

Sometimes Surviving Isn't Enough . . .

Years of living on the street and fending for herself have made Makay Greyson tough and resourceful, if a bit disillusioned. She's come a long way from sleeping in parks and scavenging for food. Her entire focus is on providing a better life for her young brother, one without fear of loss and

That certainly doesn't leave time for Harrison Matthews, who from their first meeting sends fire through her veins and upsets all her carefully laid plans.

Makay has done things she isn't proud of to survive, and those choices now threaten the small amount of security she's created-and any chance of a future with Harrison. They've been raised in two very different worlds, and the secrets they both hide can only lead to disaster.  There is only one chance to make it right, and one misstep could be fatal.

Your Eyes Don't Lie is a story about facing fears, sacrificing for those you love, and about a girl who thinks she isn't worth loving and a guy who knows she is.

A Fantasy Christmas

Cindy C Bennett, Stephanie Fowers, and Sherry Gammon
Kindle, Nook, Smashwords
Paranormal Romance

A Fantasy Christmas is an exciting collection of romantic stories by best selling authors Cindy C Bennett, Stephanie Fowers, and Sherry Gammon. You'll find Elves, Greek gods and witches!

Halfling by Cindy C Bennett
Banished from the South Pole, Kara tries to carve out a new life among the elves of the North. It’s not easy with a secret to protect—a secret she's cursed with by the unusual circumstances of her heritage: half-elf, half-fairy. In the North, she’s assigned to work with Seb on a special project. He's the most gorgeous elf she’s ever seen - and the orneriest.
As if being banished wasn’t punishment enough.

Aphrodite by Stephanie Fowers
Nothing is simple for Aphrodite’s daughter, especially love.
Scorned by society in regency England, Affry longs for romance. Upon encountering a dashing nobleman at her aunty's Christmas' ball, Affry gets caught in a lovely intrigue with disastrous results. Worse, she wins the interest of the gods. Now the furies of the underworld and Hades himself are after her.

Loving Marigold by Sherry Gammon
Young Marigold Yarrow has a secret. She’s also in love with Jack Mahoney. In the middle of her ninth grade year, Jack's family up and moves to Port Fare, New York, leaving the small town of Sugar Maple, West Virginia - and Marigold - far behind.
Nine years later Jack and Marigold meet again but this time it could be magic that tears Jack and Marigold apart.

Ride to Raton

Marsha Ward
Kindle, Nook, Smashwords

Thinking he's been treated unjustly by his father, James Owen leaves the family homestead to make a new life for himself.

The turbulent world of post-Civil War Colorado Territory is fraught with danger and prejudice that increase his bitter loneliness as personal setbacks threaten to break him. Then James's journey brings him into contact with another wayfarer, beautiful young Amparo Garc├ęs, who has come from Santa Fe to Colorado to marry a stranger. Through a twist of fate, their futures are changed forever when their lives are merged in a marriage of convenience. James and Amparo undertake a hazardous horseback trek over Raton Pass to Santa Fe, battling their personal demons, a challenging language barrier, and winter's raging storms.

"Ride to Raton is a pure western, complete with bad guys and broken hearts and even a dog. The sequel to The Man from Shenandoah features James Owen, the younger brother. Marsha Ward writes a fantastic romance against a vivid southwestern backdrop. James begins this book as a hurt young man, but by the end of the book, I really could see him grow up and become a man. Made tougher by circumstances he has no control over, James realizes that the love he thought he had lost was nothing compared to what Amparo shows him. Amparo is a young Hispanic lady, forced to leave her home in Santa Fe to marry a stranger in Colorado. She bravely faces her uncertain future, relying on her faith to get her through. She is sweet, loving and she provides a great contrast to James's rough exterior. With an ending that surprised even me, Ride to Raton is not your usual romance. However, I do recommend it for western lovers—even the cover is wonderful! Marsha Ward once again shows us her gift for old fashioned storytelling!" ~Jen Hill, Roundtable Reviews

The Husband Maker

Karey White
Kindle, Nook
Contemporary Romance

Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she's dated since high school has gone on to marry the next girl they date. Not two or three girls down the road. The very next one.
Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed?

When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she's not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle's wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?

Life, Love, and The Pursuit of  Free Throws

Janette Rallison
Teen Comedy

Josie loves hottie Ethan Lancaster, the captain of the basketball team, but she never can do or say the right thing in front of him. So how can it be fair that Ethan is only interested in her best friend, Cami, when Cami isn’t even trying for his affection? Or is she?

Cami dreams of winning her basketball team’s coveted MVP award, and earning the chance to take the court during a special halftime demonstration with WNBA star Rebecca Lobo, but her best friend, Josie, is a better player. So how can it be fair that Josie is a shoo-in for the honor if she is barely interested in basketball in the first place and isn’t even trying to be the best? Or is she?

Told from two points of view, this novel of freshman life, love, and the pursuit of free throws displays the same delightful humor as Janette Rallison's other comedies.

My Forever: A Triple Treat Romance Box Set

Annette Lyon, Karey White, Cami Checketts
Kindle, Nook
Contemporary Romance

A Portrait for Toni  by Amazon bestselling author Annette Lyon 
Toni has no idea what she’d do without her best friend, Carter. Who else would she be able to vent to about her parents, her job at the dance studio, or her latest relationship woes? That is, until he starts questioning Toni, saying he thinks she has an eating disorder. Then she starts dating Clint, and somehow that puts a deeper wedge between her and Carter. When she’s hospitalized after an on-stage collapse, and Carter stupidly starts in with advice about food and weight, she sends him away. One night after a performance, Toni tries to mend the hurt between them. Instead of finding Carter, she stumbles onto proof that he has feelings for her that go way beyond those of a friend. Toni is left with the very real prospect of losing Carter forever, unless somehow she can return his feelings—but that’s impossible. Isn’t it?

My Own Mr. Darcy by USA Today bestselling author Karey White 
After being dragged to the 2005 movie Pride and Prejudice by her mother, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth’s life changes when Matthew Macfadyen’s Mr. Darcy appears on the screen. Lizzie makes a promise to herself that she will settle for nothing less than her own Mr. Darcy. During the six intervening years, she finds all of her suitors lacking—they just aren’t Mr. Darcy enough. Coerced by her roommate, Elizabeth agrees to give the next interested guy ten dates before she dumps him. She starts dating Chad, but she believes her dream comes true in the form of wealthy bookstore owner Matt Dawson, who looks and acts like her Mr. Darcy. But as Elizabeth simultaneously dates a regular guy and the dazzling Mr. Dawson, she’s forced to re-evaluate what it was she loved about Mr. Darcy in the first place.

The Broken Path by Amazon bestselling author Cami Checketts 
Injured in a debilitating accident at age six, Ethan Searle believes women eye him with a mixture of pity and disdain. He’s tried love before. He won’t again. He meets his match in a precocious two-year old who loves him despite his disability, even while her mother seems bothered by everything about Ethan. Autumn Reader escaped her abusive marriage with her beautiful daughter and a stack of fear. She can’t make the mistake of trusting a man again. Autumn’s daughter becomes enraptured by Ethan. Despite Autumn’s best intentions, she finds herself following her daughter’s example. When her ex-husband reappears, threatening everyone she loves if she won’t submit to his demands, Autumn has to learn to trust or lose her chance at real love.

Still Time

Maria Hoagland
Kindle, Nook, Smashwords
LDS Women's Fiction

Thrust into the chaos of her mother-in-law’s hoarding and forgetfulness, LDS church member Alyssa Johnston wishes she could retreat to a simpler time when her kids were small and almost anything could be fixed with a hug. But reassurance and a quick distraction no longer erase the pain of a missionary son who is struggling, a young teen who is bullied, or a daughter who is distant. As Aly’s own life and relationship with her husband plunge out of control, she wonders if her faith will be enough to keep her family—or herself—from falling apart.

Still Time is a deeply moving story about a woman’s faithful journey into the next phase of her life. You will laugh with Aly, feel her sorrow, and see yourself in Maria Hoagland’s realistic, heartfelt portrayal of a woman’s struggle to keep her family safe and hold back time as long as she can.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Four New Releases!!!

Yay! I'm so excited to announce that I've just released FOUR eBooks! (With print soon to follow.)

First, Discern, Katon University Book One! I'm really excited about this book. The feedback I've received on it has been really, really great. I used around 150 beta readers, five proofreaders, a few author friends, and my usual editor, and the responses were overwhelmingly positive. :-) You'll LOVE this book!

Discern, Katon University Book One

Download for $3.99: Kindle, Nook, Smashwords

Nicole Williams is an Arete—a fourth child with magical abilities—yet no matter how hard she tries, she can’t Channel her power. In fact, she seems to be the only student at Katon University who fails at magic.

That doesn't stop magic from finding her. It starts with possessed books and cursed spiders before moving quickly to freaky shadows and enchanted toys. Nicole turns to her best friend for help, along with fellow student Austin Young, who is considered by all a magical rarity. He also happens to be the hottest guy on campus and just might be interested in her.

Nicole soon finds herself competing to be included on a university-led expedition to Arches National Park. She is determined to show everyone, but mostly herself, that she does belong. Yet, to qualify for the trip, she must produce at least a speck of Wind magic, and that appears to be impossible.

As the competition progresses, Nicole wonders if she’s making the right choice—especially when she learns that the strange fossils they’ll be studying in Arches might not be as dead as everyone thinks.

What others have said about Discern so far:

"I LOVED it! It hooked me right from the start and I had a hard time putting it down. Why do kids think they should eat and have clean clothes anyway?"

"I loved the plot line and characters - it was definitely a page-turner!"

"I really liked the magic system. It's very creative, especially what happens when they overuse their powers. It was seriously cool."

"Wow! I honestly couldn't put it down, I loved it so much. I was angry when I had to go to work and stop reading."

From an author friend: "You absolutely have a winner! It was very compelling and a joy to read."

Many thanks to Glenn Pearson of Pearson Photography for taking the picture of the girl, and thanks to Emily for being the model! Thanks to James Curwen for sprucing up the background and for giving me feedback and pointers while putting the whole thing together.

ALSO released as part of the Katon University series! Or, actually, re-released. :-) These three novellas were published two years ago. When I realized I wanted to write full-length books, I unpublished them. I've gone through and fixed them to match Discern, and here they are. :-)

The Focus

Download for $0.99 on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords


When Nicole, a talented cellist, goes to Ohio to sharpen her skills with wind magic, she has no idea her studies are about to collide with terrifying creatures and people from another dimension.

Based off one of HP Lovecraft’s popular stories.

What others have said about it:

"Very intense, with a hint of Edgar Allen Poe."

"A real page turner. Wonderful descriptions and very fast moving."

The Manor

Download for $0.99 from Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords


Austin receives a photograph in the mail and quickly discovers something about it isn’t quite right: every time he looks at it, there are changes.

And the changes aren't good.

What others have said so far:

"I was hooked by the description alone and wasn't let down when I read it. Well done!"

The Angel

Download for $0.99 on Kindle, Nook, or Smashwords


Lizzie doesn't know the old whistle she found in a deserted trapper's cabin is possessed. She blows on it, accidentally calling back the spirit of a dead goddess consumed by the desire to snare the person who called her.

When the goddess arrives in the form of a statue, the stillness of Lizzie's mountain retreat is destroyed.

What others have said:

"Oh, my gosh... I'm freaking myself out while reading a novella I wrote about a possessed statue that comes during bad weather. And it's raining and stormy outside right now. And the possessed statue is creeping up on my main character.

*Andrea puts head under blanket*"

Hey - I have an opinion too. :-)

If you've already read any of these stories, please help me out by posting an honest review! Getting a new series off the ground is pretty difficult, and without reviews, it's nearly impossible. Your comments don't need to be long. Just sincere, from the heart, and posted on Amazon, Nook, or Goodreads. All of them, if possible. :-)

I'm so super excited about this series. It's going to be a blast to write and a blast to read! I can't wait to start a new journey with my readers!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bookmarked Bargains Promotion! May 22-24, 2014

Yay for awesome eBook sales! Dozens of books (sixty-one!) for $.99 or free and the chance to win the fun prizes listed above. Go to Bookmarked Bargains to find the books you'd like to purchase and to enter to win. 

Here are the other participating authors. Happy reading!

Imperfect Love, Rebecca Talley
Wild Hearts, Heather Tullis
Fallen Angel, Lisa Swinton
The Daisy Chain, Heather Moore
Sweet Confections, Danyelle Ferguson 
A Portrait for Toni, Annette Lyon
My Own Mr. Darcy, Karey White
Home Matters, Julie N. Ford
Silver Linings, Kaylee Baldwin
Third Times the Charm, Heather Moore

Discovering Sophie, Cindy Roland Anderson
The Making of a Queen (Ariana Book 1), Rachel Ann Nunes
Prank Wars, Stephanie Fowers
Mr. Wrong, Alivia Anderson
Intercession, Vicki Budge

Amazon, Sunset, Marie Higgins
Loyalty’s Web, Joyce DiPastena
The Man from Shenandoah, Marsha Ward
Intertwine, Nichole Van
Illuminations of the Heart, Joyce DiPastena
Spinster’s Folly, Marsha Ward
Tell me No Lies, Rachel Branton
Spy Noon (Spy Another Day prequel), Jordan McCollum
A Change of Plans, Donna K. Weaver
Fourth of July, Cami Checketts
Homecoming Identity, Heather Justesen
I, Spy (Spy Another Day #1), Jordan McCollum
To Sleep No More, Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
The Colony, Cami Checketts

There, Their, They're: A no-tears guide to grammar from the word nerd, 2nd edition, Annette Lyon   
Homeschool Lifestyles from Homeschool Moms, Valerie Steimle
The 2012 Book Bloggers' Cookbook, Christy Dorrity
Of One Heart: Being Single in the LDS World, Valerie Steimle

Nourish and Strength, Maria Hoagland
Wall of Faith, J Loyd Morgan
Intercession, Vicki Budge
Family Size, Maria Hoagland

Just Like Elizabeth Taylor, Lu Ann Staheli          
Worth It (an LDS love story), Taryn Taylor
The Princess Sisters, Stacy Lynn Carroll
Frogs and Toads, Stacy Lynn Carroll
Confessions of 16-year-old Virgin-Lips, Cindy Hogan
Samara: A Kilenya Romance, Andrea Pearson
Tides across the Sea, Lu Ann Staheli
Gravediggers, Cindy Hogan

Heroes of the Highest Order (1-3), Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
The Secret Sisters Club (A Ginnie West Adventure), Monique Bucheger
The Stone of Valhalla, Mikey Brooks
The Key of Kilenya, Andrea Pearson
Simply West of Heaven: A Ginnie West Adventure, Monique bucheger
The Dream Keeper, Mikey Brooks

The Waxing Moon, author J Loyd Morgan
Blue Dragon (Dragonbound Series book one), Rebecca Shelley
Nexus Point, the Fall of the Altairan Empire Book 1, Jaleta Clegg
Soul Windows, Jaleta Clegg
DragonBound IV: Red Dragon, Rebecca Shelley

Inevitable, Tamara Heiner
Twisted Tales Trilogy, Stephanie Fowers
The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain,  Anna del C.
Awakening: Book One of the Geis, Christy Dorrity
Fateful, Cheri Schmidt
The Silent Warrior Trilogy, Anna del C.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Our Bookmarked Bargains Event!

It's almost here! I can't wait!

Every single book I've ever written will be discounted hugely. Some will be free, some will be 80% off, some will be 80% off the first day and will go to 25% off the last day. The event will be on the Bookmarked Bargains Website and goes live May 22 at 12:00am!! Two of my books will be listed in that promotion. (Samara, The Key of Kilenya.) The rest of my books can be found here from May 22 through May 29.


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Indie Author Hub Conference!

Yay for AWESOME author conferences!

Indie Author Hub is sponsoring a super awesome, super huge, Indie author conference this June! I'll be on a panel or two and am in charge of a book cover contest we're holding in conjunction with the conference.

If you don't have your book cover already added to the contest, come check out the judges and rules here! To see the covers already submitted, click here. And yay for feedback and prizes and marketing and cool badges! :-)

I'm so, so very excited! Here's our flyer, with all the information you'll want on the conference. :-) If you have any questions, feel free to ask by emailing me or posting a comment below. :-)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Mikey Brooks' Latest Release!

Welcome to The Stone of Valhalla Blog Tour!
A middle-grade fantasy-adventure by Mikey Brooks.

Don’t forget to check out the GIVEAWAY at the bottom this post
for a chance to WIN a $25 Amazon Gift card and other great prizes!


Aaron was chosen to save their world, but it might come at the cost of losing his own.

Breaking into an old lady’s basement was supposed to reward 13-year-old Aaron with new friends. Instead he finds an enchanted amulet that transports him to another world—one at war with magic. Before he knows it, he is accused of witchcraft and invited to a bonfire—where he’s the main attraction. If that’s not bad enough, a goblin army shows up and toasts the town...literally. The good news: Aaron escapes being charbroiled. The bad news: the goblins are after him. They want his amulet and will stop at nothing to get it. Battling to find his way home, Aaron teams up with a not-so-magical-wizard and learns it’s his fate to destroy the amulet and save this new world. But is he willing to sacrifice his own?

Check out what these talented authors are saying about it:

The Stone of Valhalla is one of those books that only comes along once in a great while. Brooks doesn't just create a world, he puts you inside of it, allowing you to experience the wonder in a way that only he can. His characters are likable and fun. His twists leave you asking ‘Why?’ Treat yourself to an exciting adventure through a beautiful new land. Make new friends and be a part of the magic. This is a book that you will not be able to put down!”
—J.R. Simmons, author of Ragesong: Awakening.

 The Stone of Valhalla drew me in from the get-go. Aaron’s journey is reminiscent of Dorothy’s trek in The Wizard of Oz. Magic, sword fights, danger, and more danger, sprinkled with humor and unexpected twists. This is one of the ‘best’ fantasy adventures I’ve ever experienced!”
—BBH McChiller, author of The Monster Moon Series.

The Stone of Valhalla is a riveting mystery revealing true friendship, loyalty and sacrifice. Brooks engages the curiosity of middle graders and older sleuths alike, until the very end. Fantastic!”
—L.R.W. Lee, author of The Andy Smithson series.

Excerpt From: Chapter Two: The Penalty of Witchcraft

Aaron thought he’d been transported to some kind of renaissance fair. People milled about in the street, all dressed like they belonged on the set of some medieval movie. Most of their faces were stained with dirt, and they wore soiled clothing. Large, wooden buildings, held together by plaster, loomed overhead and all around him. Some had signs announcing specific trades and goods. The sweet smell of bread came from one shop, clearly a bakery. A rotund man stood out front, arguing with an old man who had a silvery- white beard and a long, purple cloak. He was telling the baker that the rolls he had purchased tasted ‘day-old’ and he required a reimbursement.
Several passersby gave Aaron odd glances. One little girl with a group of women dressed like nuns pointed at him and giggled. He thought he heard her call him a buffoon, but she was quickly shushed by one of the women and pulled into a shop.
This is so unreal.
Aaron couldn’t figure out what had happened.
How did I get here? Who are these people?
Aaron waited for someone to jump out and yell, “Surprise, you’re on camera!”
It never happened.
The seconds drew on like hours, and Aaron stood unmoving like a statue in the middle of the dirt road. The sweet smell from the bakery was drowned by the stench of a sweaty mule pulling a cart packed full with what had to be manure. The wind blew and the wafting smell of poo filled Aaron’s nose. He coughed and tried to cover the reek with his shirt.
“Witchcraft! Witchcraft, I say!”
Aaron turned around to see a middle-aged woman with only three teeth shouting hysterically. She pointed directly at him. He looked over his shoulder to ensure no green-skinned, broom-commandeering, warty-faced lady in black stood beside him. There wasn’t anyone there. The noise on the street stopped dead except for the woman. She grabbed a small wooden crate from a cart filled with fresh flowers and stood on it. “Fetch the constable! Don’t let him get away, or he’ll set a curse on our town.”
Five large men formed a group behind the woman and advanced toward Aaron. He didn’t know what to do.

Where to Find The Stone of Valhalla:

Exclusive price for the eBook release is just $2.99! (List Price: $4.99)
And only $9.99 for the paperback! (List Price: $12.99)
On April 12th 2014 the price will return to the List Price

Another special offer:

During The Stone of Valhalla Blog Tour
Mikey’s other great middle-grade eBooks will also be set to the low price of just $0.99!
The Dream Keeper:
Kindle | Nook | Kobo
The Dreamstone:
Kindle | Nook | Kobo

You’re Invited to PARTY!!

The online launch party will take place on Thursday, April 10th at 4pm (MST). The party will run for 2 hours and you’re invited to drop by anytime. The longer you stay the more chances you have of winning prizes! We have slew of eBooks to giveaway, as well as a Stone of Valhalla necklace AND a $25 Amazon gift card! It is hosted by LovingtheBookLaunchParty on Facebook. Just follow this link to join the event:

What’s that? Another Party!

That’s right! If you’re local to Utah you don’t want to miss this kickin’ party. We are having a launch party to celebrate the release of this awesome new book. Of course there will be plenty of giveaways there too, but what’s even better are the guest authors! Just check out these fabulous names: J. Scott Savage, Chad Morris, Lisa Mangum, Jenni James, Ali Cross, and many more. The Launch Party is: Friday, April 11th from 6-9pm at The Viridian Center in West Jordan, Utah. Follow this link for a map:

About Mikey Brooks:

Mikey is a small child masquerading as an adult. On occasion you’ll catch him dancing the funky chicken, singing like a banshee, and pretending to have never grown up. He is the author/illustrator of several books including the best-selling ABC Adventures: Magical Creatures and Bean’s Dragons as well as the middle-grade fantasy-adventure series The Dream Keeper Chronicles. His art can be seen in many forms from picture books to full room murals. He loves to daydream with his three daughters and explore the worlds that only the imagination of children can create. Mikey has a BS degree in English from Utah State University and works fulltime as a freelance illustrator, cover designer, and author. As a member of the Emblazoners, he is one of many authors devoted to ‘writing stories on the hearts of children’. He is also one of the hosts of the Authors’ Think Tank Podcast. You can find more about him and his books at:

The Giveaways!

Enter the giveaway below to be entered to win one of the following prizes:

$25 Amazon Gift Card
The Stone of Valhalla Necklace
Autographed Paperback of The Stone of Valhalla
Autographed 11x17 Poster
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