The Howling Sands: An Excerpt

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day4 Enjoy a piece of the magic... Karen Hughes has generously provided us with an excerpt from The Howling Sands; an intense moment when Kai has been taken by the wind spirits. Kai ate his bread and cheese, while the four wind spirits argued over what to do next. North wanted take him straight to Nagara to deal with Sofia. South said that was ridiculous, he’d need the four other children – the Emerald Child, the Apiki Flower, the Warrior, and th...
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Author Article: Kalika Beginnings by Karen Hughes

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day3 Karen Hughes lets us in on her motivations for becoming, and committing to being a writer, as well as where her ideas for her Kalika Magic series stemmed. Find out about Karen's real life magical experiences that have shaped the intricate richness of her books. 😊 In primary school I was always scribbling stories when I was supposed to be doing sums. I’d gaze out the window, lost in a world of secret tunnels, dark caves, and strange and...
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Character Q and A: Indie and Kai from The Howling Sands

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day2 It's a thrill to welcome such honourable characters from the Kalika Magic series to our blog tour; the esteemed Indie and the pragmatic Kai, here together to discuss their adventures and responsibilities of being saviours. Thanks for joining us, Indie and Kai! Can you tell us a bit about yourselves? What makes you good candidates for being a part of the five children of the prophecy? Indie: Your question is so funny! Obviously I’m going ...
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Kalika Magic Quadruple #BookGiveaway

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day2 It's a QUADRUPLE #BookGiveaway! FOUR BOOKS! FOUR PRIZES! You'll definitely want a chance to WIN an extraordinary major prize of the entire Kalika Magic series (Books 1 - 4), or one of three (3) minor prizes of Emerald Child by talented author, Karen Hughes! To enter, simply tell us who you'd like to win this prize for! Simple! * Open to Australian residents only. Prizes courtesy of Karen Hughes and Kalika Magic. Enter as many times as ...
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Review: The Howling Sands by Karen Hughes

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day1 We’re thrilled to run this blog blast with Karen Hughes and her exciting middle-grade novel, The Howling Sands! We hope you get swept up in the magic with us! :) Kalika Magic: The Howling Sands, Karen Hughes (author), November 2017. Synopsis: One hundred years ago, the mysterious Veladin vanished into the earth. Now Kai, Indie, Nima and Jabar must find them, or they'll never see Shaman Yanti again. The desert sands are shifting. Time i...
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Esme’s Wish Competition and Launch Details

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day5 Wow! What a brilliant week we've had touring through the blogosphere and between realms with Elizabeth Foster and her breathtaking fantasy mystery adventure story, Esme's Wish!  Elizabeth has been very generous in sharing her writing journey, inspirations and influences, as well as even sharing a piece of the magic for us to get lost in! We were also enchanted by the works of guest bloggers, Megan Higginson and Teena Raffa-Mulligan, who provided us wi...
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Esme’s Wish: An Excerpt

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day4 If you've only heard snippets, and rave reviews, of Esme's Wish, here's even more of a taste of this powerful tale and beautiful writing; a glimpse into the fantastical world of the mystical creatures of Esperance... Esme stared ahead at the city, desperately hoping it wasn’t just a mirage. From a distance, Esperance appeared to be drifting on the lagoon’s surface, as if its hold on existence was so tenuous that it could slip back into the depths...
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It’s Like a Fantasy Come True: Interview with Elizabeth Foster

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day3 Just Write For Kids and Books On Tour are excited to have the talented debut novelist, Elizabeth Foster sharing her insights about her sensational fantasy adventure, Esme's Wish (review). Once displeased by the undesired nickname, Dizzy Lizzy, Elizabeth now regards her daydreaming as central to her writing. Glad to find out more about her and what makes her tick. Thanks, Elizabeth! Firstly, congratulations on the release of your debut fantasy nove...
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Esme’s Wish: The Winding Road to Publication by Elizabeth Foster

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day2 Elizabeth Foster generously shares her journey to publication with us today for her Esme's Wish blog tour. See how she found a publishing home that perfectly fits her book's unique crossover between age range and unobstrusive yet beguiling themes. Thanks, Elizabeth! ☺️ If you’re an aspiring author, no doubt you’ve heard some permutation of the following advice countless times: “Write something you would enjoy!” “Don’t try and pigeonhole your work ...
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GIFT Yourself with Esme’s Wish #BookGiveaway

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day1 'Gift' yourself! For your chance to WIN a signed copy, plus other goodies, of Esme's Wish by Elizabeth Foster, a remarkable fantasy mystery novel for tweens, simply like or comment on any web or social media post for the blog tour. It's that easy! *Open to Australian residents only. Prizes courtesy of Elizabeth Foster and Odyssey Books. Enter as many times as you like. Winners will be selected at random. No further correspondence will be eneter...
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