Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BLOG TOUR: The Battle for Princess Madeline by Kirstin Pulioff

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The Battle for Princess MadelineThe Battle for Princess Madeline
by Kirstin Pulioff
156 pages
Published May 29, 2013

The Kingdom of Soron bustled with activity as preparations for the Fall Festival began. Lively merchants, hardworking farmers, and musicians eagerly awaited this event of harvest and joy. This year’s festival was even more important, as they celebrated Princess Madeline’s betrothal to her knight champion, Daniel. 

Celebration quickly turns to disaster as Prince Paulsen returns with curious demands, either Princess Madeline will be his, or no ones. Rejection turns to obsession and battle is declared.

In a tense struggle to decide her future, Princess Madeline must choose where to put her trust… in the king’s tried and true plan, the wizard’s cryptic messages and maps, or her own sense of bravery. Follow Princess Madeline on this adventure as she battles evil in an attempt to create a future of love and magic.

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The Studies Continue…

“Princess Madeline?” her professor asked to no response.  “Princess Madeline,” he yelled, whipping his willow branch on top of her desk, shaking his head in frustration.  “Please pay attention.  In the ancient days of the dragons, Lord Hawthorne created what is called Hawthorne’s Theory, a series of complex battle arrangements designed to startle the enemy and keep them off guard.”  Her professor continued talking and pointing to various diagrams and outlines on the wall.
Princess Madeline could barely keep her eyes open.  She was waging a personal battle between fighting off sleep during the day and fighting off her nightmares at night. Her eyelids grew heavier the longer Professor Warren spoke.  The low steady tone of his voice, the long lectures on lords, kings and history, even the bland beige robe he was wearing lulled her to sleep.  It wasn’t Professor Warren’s fault.  He was doing the best he could under the circumstances.  It was his charge to teach while managing the thin compromise between King Theodore and Princess Madeline.
Earlier that summer, King Theodore had reminded Madeline of her royal duty and pressured her to marry.  Outraged by his plan, she devised her own- defying the king and running away, determined to make a stand for her freedom.  After being captured, beaten, and narrowly escaping, she quickly realized that her true place was at home.  Princess Madeline returned and new compromises were reached.  Every day since, she and her father performed a calculated dance, each giving in a little, and each taking a turn leading, still trying to figure out some of the quirks of their arrangement. 
“… and that is why his theory is greatly regarded as a fool’s notion in the battlefield.”  Professor Warren turned around and squinted, rubbing his eyes with his forefingers. 
“Princess Madeline,” he yelled again.  “Please pay attention.”
Jumping at the sound of his voice, she opened her eyes quickly, reluctantly leaving the sunshine and birds in her dreams.
“Princess,” he said wearily, “could you please explain Hawthorne’s theory to me?” Crossing his arms, he waited for a response.
Madeline looked down at her notes.  Brushing a few loose strands of her brown hair out of the way, she smiled.  Her papers were full of sketches of herself and Daniel, rather impressive ones too for only a few hours of work.  She quickly scanned the rest of her notes, feeling the Professor’s eyes on her, and hearing the tap-tap of his shoes.

Happy Birthday Kirstin on May 27th!!

Kirstin PulioffKirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart.   Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Forest Management.  Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in North Plains, Oregon, and enjoys being a stay at home mom.  When she’s not writing, she is busy with her kids, church and the family business.

Madeline's story begins...

The Escape of Princess Madeline
The Escape of Princess Madeline
by Kirstin Pulioff
ebook, 66 pages
Published November 5th 2012 by Malachite Quills Publishing


The Kingdom of Soron is known for many things, its rolling landscape, haunting history, fiery sunsets, and its beautiful princess. Princess Madeline woke on her sixteenth birthday to realize that her future had been planned out, a life full of privilege, royalty, and boredom... a life with a husband and knight champion that she did not choose. Using her charm, strength and stubbornness, she defies the King at every turn, determined to keep her freedom on her terms.

Freedom quickly turns to disaster as she finds herself seized by a group of wandering bandits. With the kingdom in turmoil over her capture- her Knight Champion eager to prove himself, a group of dedicated suitors determined to win her hand, and a group of exiled wizards join forces in the hunt to rescue her. Follow Princess Madeline in this adventure to find freedom and love.

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The Tour:

5/27 – LAUNCH!  
-          I Am aReader, Not a Writer
5/29 - Geo Librarian - Review
-          Novels,News & Notes
5/30 – Dee’s Reads – Review
-          Tressa’sWishful Endings
5/31 – Green Mountain Couple – Review

6/2 – JoJo’s Corner - Review
6/3 – Mel’s Shelves – Review
6/4 – Books for Kids – Review
-          TheBookish Daydreamer
6/5 – Books for Kids – Review
6/7 –  Mel’sShelves  - Review

6/9 – Wonderings of One Person - Review
6/10 – Cassandra Lost In Books – Review
-          Jessie’sBook Place
6/11 – Backing Books – Review
6/12 – Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile - Review
6/13 – Fluttereal Flight Review
-          MySeryneti
6/14 – Grand Finale Blast!

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