May 28, 2013

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Win 1 of 3 copies of the eBook: The Black Shard by Victoria Simcox #Kindle #Giveaway (3 winners - US/international)

The Black Shard, Victoria Simcox’s fast-paced, intricately woven sequel to The Magic Warble, takes Kristina Kingsly and her schoolmates back to Bernovem … and into a thrilling, often dangerous adventure.

Kristina’s stay at summer horse camp is horrible to say the least, and it’s all because Hester and Davina are there as well, making her life miserable. When Hester’s cruel prank goes terribly wrong, it’s actually what sends the three girls back to the magical land of Bernovem. In Bernovem, Kristina is very excited to see her former friend, Prince Werrien. When he invites her to sail with him on his ship to his homeland Tezerel, putting it simply, Kristina can’t refuse.

Reunited with her gnome, dwarf, animal, fairy friends … and best of all, Werrien, things seem like they couldn’t get any better for Kristina. But when Werrien becomes fascinated with an unusual seeing stone, the “Black Shard”, Kristina is haunted by a ghostlike old hag. Struggling against suspicion, guilt, illness, and ultimately the one who wants to possess her soul, Kristina will see it’s in her weakest moment that she will encounter more strength than she has ever known

A little about the book; it is 267 pgs long with 1-2 pictures per chap. It's listed a middle-grade read, ages 9-13.

Chapter- 3 - Excerpt: Return to Bernovem

A light bulb suddenly lit up in Davina’s head, and she whispered in Hester’s ear, “Isn’t he trespassing on your property?”

Hester’s eyes turned into slits, and her lips pursed. “You’re not only going to be arrested for attempted murder but for trespassing as well,” she said to Werrien.

Werrien chuckled. “I hate to burst your bubble, but this is my property,” he said.

“Uh … Werrien? This is actually her family’s property,” Kristina whispered to him.

“Okay, then, if this is your property, what’s beyond those trees?” Hester said, pointing east.

“Why don’t we all go and take a look,” Werrien said calmly, yet with an irritated tone.

They all began walking east.

“See! You don’t even know. You’re gonna be so busted,” Hester said, marching behind Werrien and Kristina, more than ready to prove her point. Werrien stopped walking.

“How do you like our ranch house?” Hester said, looking snobbishly at Werrien. “It’s pretty nice, wouldn’t you say?”

Werrien, Kristina, and Davina stood at the edge of a bluff, and Hester would have marched right over it, if it weren’t for Werrien’s putting his arm out in front of her to stop her. They all looked beyond the bluff to see a beautiful palace

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Victoria was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She now lives in Western Washington with her husband, Russ and their three children, Toby, Kristina, and William. Her other family members are a Chihuahua, named Pipsy and two cats, named Frodo and Fritz. Besides being an author, Victoria is a home-schooling mother of twelve years and an elementary school art teacher of eleven years. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys managing her two older children's Celtic band. She also loves writing, reading, painting watercolors, hiking, good movies, and just simply hanging out with her family and friends. 


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