Saturday, May 18, 2013

"The Black Shard" Giveaway


You might have missed your chance to win a copy of "The Magic Warble," but wait! More magic is coming and now is your chance to snatch some of it up...

For a limited time only, you have the chance to win a FREE copy of Victoria Simcox's illustrated, middle-grade (9-13) epic sequel to "The Magic Warble."

"The Black Shardis 255 pgs long, with 1-2 pics per chapter, which means a lot of fun illustration.

To learn more, check out this blurb:

"Kristina's stay at summer horse camp is horrible to say the least, and it's all because Hester and Davina are there as well, making her life miserable. When Hester's cruel prank goes terribly wrong, it's actually what sends the three girls back to the magical land of Bernovem. In Bernovem, Kristina is very excited to see her former friend, Prince Werrien. When he invites her to sail with him on his ship to his homeland Tezerel, putting it simply, Kristina can't refuse. Reunited with her gnome, dwarf, animal, fairy friends ... and best of all, Werrien, things seem like they couldn't get any better for Kristina. But when Werrien becomes fascinated with an unusual seeing stone, the "Black Shard," Kristina is haunted by a ghostlike old hag. Struggling against suspicion, guilt, illness, and ultimately the one who wants to possess her soul, Kristina will see it's in her weakest moment that she will encounter more strength than she has ever known."

Chapter Two Excerpt

Hester brought her horse’s speed up to a canter, and the rest ofthe girls’ horses did the same. All the girls handled the cantering fine, except for Davina, who had let go of the reins and was holding on to the front of the saddle for dear life. Her legs were flopping haphazardly at the horse’s sides, causing the horse to buck up. Then Davina lost control altogether, and her horse headed straight for a jump in the middle of the arena. Ms. Oldham, who was standing in the middle of the arena, scurried out of the horse’s way to avoid being trampled. Kristina felt compelled to help Davina, and she charged with her horse directly behind Davina’s horse. Luckily,Davina’s horse didn’t bound over the jump, but instead, when about a foot away from it, took a sharp left and headed for the arena door. The saddle slid down the horse’s left side with Davina still init. Then the horse made an abrupt stop at the arena door, causing Davina to fall to the ground.


Victoria was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She now lives in Western Washington with her husband, Russ and their three children, Toby, Kristina, and William. Her other family members are a Chihuahua, named Pipsy and two cats, named Frodo and Fritz. Besides being an author,
Victoria is a home-schooling mother of twelve years and an elementary school art teacher
of eleven years. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys managing her two older children's Celtic band. She also loves writing, reading, painting watercolors, hiking, good movies, and just simply hanging out with her family and friends.


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So why are you still staring at this screen? Don't hesitate to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway below, so you, too can share in Kristina's continued adventures. See y'all in Bernoven!

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  1. When I was pre-teen I was reading all of Enid Blyton's books.

    1. Love it! I was seriously into Caroline B. Cooney's books, especially her Time series and 'The Face on the Milk Carton.' :)

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