***UPDATE (Dec. 6, 2013) *** Sign-ups for the Princess Madeline Book Blast are OPEN; but the sign-ups for the Princess Madeline and the Dragon Blog Tour are closed (tour full).
We are pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the “The Princess Madeline Trilogy” and a Blog Tour for the soon-to-be-released third book in the series, “Princess Madeline and the Dragon”. These books, authored by Kirstin Pulioff, are considered to be upper middle grade books or young adult novellas.
The Book Blast will take place from December 18th to 20th, 2013. I will provide you with all the HTML for a Book Blast post that will be very similar to this post, but will include additional purchasing information, and a code for a shared Rafflecopter giveaway (Open WW). You will be able to edit the post to suit your personal style, but you must post between 12:00 am (EST), December 18 and 11:59 pm, December 20, 2013. In exchange for posting a Book Blast post for the Princess Madeline Trilogy Book Blast, you will earn a spot (Twitter or Facebook or Goodreads) on a shared Rafflecopter giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash.
The Blog Tour will take place from January 13th to 26th, 2013. The Blog tour will include a shared Rafflecopter for a $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash, open worldwide. Electronic copies of the book (mobi, epub or pdf) will be provided to all blog tour hosts. We are looking primarily for review posts, but we will allow a limited number of author interviews, guests posts, or book spotlights.
* At the conclusion of the tour, all those who posted as part of the blog tour will be entered into a draw for a chance to win 1 of 3 $5 Amazon gift cards (or PayPal cash). Please consider this a “thank you” for taking part in the tour. *
About the Books
Title: The Escape of Princess Madeline (Princess Madeline Trilogy, Book #1) Author: Kirstin Pulioff Publication Date: November 4, 2012 Publisher: Caliburn Books Number of pages: 138 Recommended age: 10+
Summary: 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 full of twists and turns as she tries to find her freedom and answers to her questions about life and love.
Title: The Battle for Princess Madeline (Princess Madeline Trilogy, Book #2) Author: Kirstin Pulioff Publication Date: May 21, 2013 Publisher: Caliburn Books Number of pages: 159 Recommended age: 10+
Summary: 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.
Title: Princess Madeline and the Dragon (Princess Madeline Trilogy, Book #3) Author: Kirstin Pulioff Publication Date: December, 2013 Publisher: Caliburn Books Number of pages: 135 Recommended age: 10+
Summary: After a season of battle and rebuilding, the Kingdom of Soron is exhausted. With the return of the exiled wizards, the Spring Faire, and her upcoming wedding, Princess Madeline is looking forward to a peaceful season of celebration. When the mysterious green dragon reappears, threatening the kingdom and the king, Princess Madeline and Prince Braden won’t rest for long. Faced with this incredible new danger, Princess Madeline and Prince Braden must find a way to lead their kingdom and secure their future. Can they find the answers hidden within their mother’s cryptic messages from the past, or will the dragon destroy everything they hold dear? Follow Princess Madeline as she embarks on a dangerous new adventure to save her kingdom and her family.
My Thoughts: I have read the first two books in the series and my daughter has read the first book. We will be reviewing them on our site in conjunction with the Blast and Tour. In the meantime, I fully stand behind these books – they feature a strong female character, are action-packed and tension-filled, and have a touch of young love. I am REALLY looking forward to reading Book 3!! ~ Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews
Book 1: “This book has been by the the best written book that I have ever read. This way this author uses language to describe exactly what is going on is amazing. I find myself at a loss for words, the writing is so eloquent, I was instantly drawn into this book. I was disappointed that this story wasn’t longer, but that didn’t at all take away from the story.” ~ 5 Star Review, Step Into Fiction, Amazon
Book 1: “An inspiring thought provoking, and wonderfully written fairy tale by an author who transports us to a time in our imagination where everything is magical and possibilities are real.” ~ 5 Star Review, kathyls, Amazon
Book 2: “Fairy tales are filled with knights and princesses and castles and a special magical feel that takes the reader far, far, away into another world, another place, another time. The Battle for Princess Madeline fits the bill to a tee! Author Kirstin Pulioff has created a special feel to the tale of Princess Madeline with her own special talent for using words to paint pictures in our minds.” ~ 5 Star Review, Dii, Amazon
Book 2: “The story is well developed and easy to follow. The vivid scenes will transport young readers into the magical world of fairy tales with thrilling characters that have come to life. Another splendid read for young readers! I can hardly wait for a new book, Princess Madeline and the Dragon. ” ~ 5 Star Review, Mrs. D., Amazon
About the Author: Kirstin Pulioff
Kirstin 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 Oregon, and enjoys being a stay at home mom. When she’s not writing, she is busy with her kids and church.
For more information about Kirstin and her books, please visit http://www.kirstinpulioff.com/
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