I am super-excited to be coordinating a Book Review Blitz on behalf of my buddy, author Julie Anne Grasso, for her brand-new middle grade mystery, “Frankie Dupont And The Mystery Of Enderby Manor”, the first book in a planned mystery series for tweens (blitz ends September 1, 2014).
You will be provided with an electronic copy of the book (pdf, mobi, epub). You will have from July 25th to September 1, 2014) to post a review to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website. Posting to Amazon is mandatory. Once you post your review to one or more of these sites, you will have the opportunity to enter a draw for a $50 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash) using the Rafflecopter widget below.
NOTE: Reviews must be at least 3 sentences. We understand that some of you may not enjoy the book – ALL REVIEWS are welcome but we do expect honest, fair, and thoughtful reviews of the book. Regardless of whether you like the book or not, please tell us why – constructive feedback is always helpful to an author.
*At the conclusion of the Book Review Blitz, I will be posting excerpts from the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads and will be including links back to your post if you posted a review of the book on your website. *
About the Book
Title: Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor | Author: Julie Anne Grasso | Illustrators: David Blackwell & Samantha Yallope | Publication Date: July 10, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 75 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12
Summary: When his cousin Kat disappears from Enderby Manor, Frankie Dupont jumps on the scene, only to find bumbling Inspector Cluesome beat him to it. Cluesome thinks Kat simply wandered off. Frankie isn’t buying it.
He follows the evidence to conniving concierge, a six fingered chef, a talking parrot, and a shifty dwarf. Quite frankly, none of them are making any sense until Frankie discovers, Kat’s time is running out.
An exciting new illustrated mystery series for ages 8-12.
Early Buzz About the Book
“In a perfect mystery story for children, Frankie’s investigation and Kat’s disappearance make for an exciting and engaging read for children. The simple theme, endearing characters and the interesting happenings create a heart-warming mystery that will keep kids glued to the story. The illustrations in the book give the characters a personality and help in giving life and movement to the scenes. The varied characters that Frankie runs into while on his investigative mission are all colorful and have been well portrayed. It is definitely a book that kids will enjoy. What a great story.” ~ 5 Star Mamta Madhavan, Readers’ Favorite
“This Frankie Dupont mystery is very clever and has clues that won’t seem to add up until the end of the book, making it a suspenseful read for children. This book would be great for higher thinking skills discussions in the classroom. Even after finishing the story, I found myself thinking about how it all worked together and realized how a few more clues added to the solution. Well developed characters! Engaging! Fun!” ~ 5 Star Review, Carolyn W., Amazon
“Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor is an excellent read. It’s bursting with suspense, has several quirky and interesting characters and a unique comic style, likely to impress young readers. I didn’t want to put this book down and look forward to more Frankie Dupont adventures.” ~ 5 Star Review, Jody, Amazon
About the Author: Julie Anne Grasso
With a background in paediatric nursing, Julie Anne Grasso spent many years literally wrapping children in cotton wool. Every day she witnessed great courage and resilience from the tiny people she cared for, which inspired her to write stories to encourage and entertain them.
She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband Danny and their little girl, Giselle.
BONUS: FREE BOOK OFFER
Get Julie Anne Grasso’s first book, the science fiction adventure for tweens, “Escape From the Forbidden Planet” for FREE on Amazon July 25 to 29, 2014. Just click on the cover below!
Before you sign up, please remember that I have a three strike policy. If you sign up for a Book Review Blitz and I send you a copy of the book, you are expected to follow through and post reviews (minimum the mandatory option as described below). Unless you provide me with an explanation, failing to post in three blitzes will result in your ineligibility to receive free copies of books through Mother Daughter Book Review’s Promotional Services.
Step 1: Sign-up for this blogger opportunity using the Google Doc Form below
Step 2: Receive and read a copy of the book
Once you sign up to participate in this Book Review Blitz, you will receive a Dropbox invitation to grab an electronic copy of the book you requested for review. If you do not receive this email within 3 days of signing up, please send me an email to let me know: renee(@)motherdaughterbookreviews(.)com and be sure to remove the brackets in the email address. I will send you an email reminder to post your review 14 days, 7 days, and 1 day before the blitz ends.
Step 3: Post your review of the book to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website
Once you finish reading the book, you may post your review to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website. Posting your review to Amazon is mandatory and posting to Goodreads and/or your website is optional. Posting to all three will earn you an extra 5 entries into the giveaway. Posting to Amazon U.S. is preferred, but if this is not possible, you may post to your home country’s Amazon site. The deadline for posting your review is September 1, 2014 (i.e., the Rafflecopter widget will be closed for entries).
Here are the links to the book on Amazon and Goodreads:
Step 4: Enter the giveaway for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash).
Once your review is posted publicly on Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website, you can enter the giveaway below, making sure to add your links as requested. You can find the link to this blitz in the menu above under “Current Blitzes”. Good luck and thanks so much!