Monday, October 15, 2012

BLOG TOUR: Three Lost Kids By Kimberly Kinrade



Welcome to the Three Lost Kids Blog Tour.

ABOUT THE BOOKS

About The Three Lost Kids & The Death of The Sugar Fairy

Halloween is here and Lexie, Bella and Maddie couldn't be happier. But why does everything feel so different? Fewer houses are decorated and fewer kids are out trick-or-treating. Still, that's not going to stop the three girls from eating as much candy as they can before their parents can stop them, even if that means fighting each other for it.

When they finally discover a haunted house worthy of their favorite holiday, they forget their parents' warnings and go in alone, only to discover that the house really is haunted, and not only that, but they've been transported to a whole different world!

A dying Sugar Fairy in one of the abandoned rooms send them on a quest to find her Sugar Baby and the magic Sugar Flower in order to save her and Halloween. If they fail, Halloween will be gone forever, and they'll never return to their family.

But with Sugar Bug attacks, the Cavity Caves where they must face their deepest fears, and giant gummy bears armed with candy cane swords, the girls aren't sure they'll make it.

Their only chance is to work together, using each of their strengths to help each other. Can they stop fighting over candy long enough? Or will they be trapped in the dying Sugar Land forever?

About The Three Lost Kids Special Edition Trilogy

LEXIE'S WORLD
On Amazon
(a finalist in the Global e-Books award!)

5-year-old Lexie is tired of getting in trouble for leaving her stuff and trash outside. She doesn’t mean to litter or ruin her shoes, but it’s just so hard to remember sometimes.

When she, her two big sisters and their dog TayTay find a portal to Lexie World, Lexie discovers the consequence littering has had on her special world. Garbage Goblins have taken over and are destroying the Earth!

To save Lexie World, the girls (and TayTay) must travel with their new Unicorn friend through the Waters of Waste and over the Mountain of Lost Clothes to retrieve a piece of the Mirror of Ice in order to remind the Garbage Goblins of their true form and break their curse.

On this journey, Lexie learns about courage, love and the importance of taking care of her world.

BELLA'S WORLD
On Amazon

Bella is tired of getting blamed every time her sisters lose something. It's not her fault they misplaced something important, so why does everyone assume she took it? It makes her blood boil that no one appreciates all the things she does to help and protect people. Sometimes her anger makes her do things she regrets later.

When she, her two sisters, and their dog TayTay find a watery portal to Bella World, they're surprised to discover a town ravaged by Dragon attacks. But not all is as it seems, a lesson Bella learns when they are sent to stop the Dragon.

Together, Bella and Emerald the Dragon learn to control their Dragon Fire, make amends to those they have wronged, and in the process find the appreciation and acceptance they'd sought all along.

MADDIE'S WORLD
Amazon

When a girl at school starts bullying Madelynne, she decides she doesn't want to go to school anymore. Too scared to stand up to the bully or tell the teacher, Madelynne confides in the only one who will understand, her best four-legged friend TayTay.

After an especially bad day, Madelynne hides in her room and refuses to play with anyone. In an effort to cheer her up, her sisters accidently discover the portal to Maddie World, sweeping them all into an epic adventure!

But Maddie World is suffering from some bullying of its own. The Lava Fairies and Bubble Fairies are at war, and now even once nice Fairies have been mean bullies, locking the Three Lost Kids up in the dungeon.

Madelynne and TayTay escape, but can't free the other two until the retrieve a precious necklace that once belonged to the Bubble Fairies.

To save her sisters and make peace between the two Fairy factions, Madelynne must first face her own fears and learn to stand up for herself even when she's scared, but without becoming a bully herself.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children's fantasy chapter books Lexie World, and Bella World, all on Amazon. She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they're humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

For a list of her books, check out: http://Amazon.com/author/kimberlykinrade

For a fun fan experience, join the team at I.P.I. at http://IPIAcademy.com

For kids and parents of young kids, join the Lost Kids at http://ThreeLostKids.com

ONLINE LINKS

Website http://KimberlyKinrade.com
Twitter: @KimberlyKinrade
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GUEST POST: My Top 10 YA Book Cover Choices

This is never an easy thing, picking a favorite of anything. To pick my top 10 favorite YA book covers was especially hard, because there are so many beautiful covers out there and I like many of them for different reasons. So please take this list with a grain of salt, as my list would probably change daily.

These are in no particular order, but I do love all ten of these covers for different reasons.

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev. I love the original art, the magic in it, how it's similar to a lot of YA covers, but has it's own unique elements as well.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I love the mask, the color contrast and the edgy black and white look to it with the blue. Very artsy.

Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor. Another great cover in the series. I love it for the red splashes of color and face painted mask and the black and white edge to it.

The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich. Love the girl on the cover and the font for the title. It looks like a mix of YA and epic fantasy which is awesome!

Family Magic by Patti Larsen. The blue eye is just fabulous, and the font for the title and author name works so well. Just the whole package is cool!

Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This is just an amazing cover. Simple and elegant but layered with the X-Ray like look to the foot and leg. I love the red shoe and how it pops off the page, and the title font as well.
     
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer: Yes, I love this cover. It's simple and high contrast and very symbolic, all of which I like.

 Incarceron by Catherine Fisher: First, I love keys, always have, so the key on this cover rocks. Also, I love symbolic covers and this is interesting and layered and slightly sinister looking.

 Refrain by Emlyn Chand. This book isn't coming out for awhile, but I love the cover. The guy is sexy and mysterious and the storm in the background mixed with music notes and sheets of music combined with the title is awesome. Very layered with many meanings.

 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: I love the concept for the book and the cover (especially the paperback) is very cool with a layered flap that opens to more images. I like the color scheme of black, white and red and the symbolic look to it that gives the feel of a circus.
    
But there are so many more to choose from, so don't hold me to this list forever. Which are your favorite covers?

      
      Next blog tour in November for:
  
     The Three Lost Kids & The Christmas Curse. 
     When Nov. 26th
     What Review Blitz
     Where  (Sign up here

      Blurb:  Christmas everyday sounds like the best thing ever to Bella and her sisters. But when a special Wishing Stone grants her heart's desire, The Three Lost Kids discover the curse hidden in the wish.

Now they have to stop Christmas no matter what--even if that means ending up on Santa's Naughty List.

Will the girls learn the true meaning of Christmas and find a way to break the curse? Or will they be stuck in their self-created Jingle Bells Nightmare forever?

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Look for the original Three Lost Kids Trilogy--Lexie World, Bella World and Maddie World--if you like enchanted Dragons, Fairies, and more adventures through magical worlds with great life lessons for kids!

www.ThreeLostKids.com
      GIVEAWAY

      GRANDPRIZE:
      $25 Amazon GC plus signed copy of all four books (Lexie's World, Belle's World, Maddie's World, Sugar Fairy} bookmarks and surprise swag include one of the posters and bookmark {USA/Canada Only}

      RUNNERUP to two winners:
      Signed copies of The Death of the Sugar Fairy with swag {USA/Canada Only}
  
      RUNNERUP to three winners:
 Poster of The Sugar Fairy cover and bookmarks
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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting Kimberly Today. Those are some great covers!

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting me on your site today! I really appreciate it :)

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