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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

BLOG TOUR: The Emerald Key by Mark Frederickson and Melora Pineda - SPOTLIGHT + GIVEAWAY!

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're playing host to a blog tour via I Am a Reader that stars a rather curious book.  It's a fantasy adventure that from the cover, promises to prove your Mother's adage of "reading a book won't kill you"...wrong.  *gulp*  I don't know about you, but...yeah, as a reader, I'm a smidge worried, but also INTRIGUED!  It's on my reading schedule in the coming weeks, but today we're shining the spotlight on it for all those looking for their next trip through the pages.  Ready or not, here comes...


The Emerald Key
Mark Frederickson & Melora Pineda

Penny and Laci are headed for a mundane summer vacation until a mysterious journal unlocks a portal to another world and they find themselves face to face with a baby dragon. In an attempt to send their new acquisition back to its home, the girls, along with two neighborhood friends, get sucked through to a mythical world. In this land, they must battle foes seen and unseen, pushing them to both their physical and mental limits. If they fail to stop the powers they’ve unleashed, it could not only destroy this strange world, but also annihilate their own.

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Praise for The Emerald Key...

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“In The Emerald Key, authors Mark Frederickson and Melora Pineda take readers on a fast-paced journey sure to enthrall not only middle-grade readers but their parents, as well. Laci and Penny will appeal to anyone looking for strong, resourceful female characters and the side characters are well-developed and hilarious, too (my favorite might be Buzz!).” - Author Julie Gardner

“If you like fantasy and want adventure, this book is for you! It is entertaining for adults as well as middle-grade students…Just when you think there's nothing new anyone could offer in a fantasy, these two authors prove you wrong. They have created a very believable new world fraught with danger and excitement at every turn. I couldn't put it down.” - Dani B

“I love the vivid characters and the way you can picture all the action…I would recommend this book for any age and it is a book that grandparents can buy for their grand kids and know that it is an exciting story and a safe read.” - Amazon Customer

“A real page turner, loved it. This book is funny and an adventure story for both young and old readers. I'm looking forward to the next book!” - MJP


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Image result for ereaderTraveling through a portal wasn’t as fun as it had sounded. First of all, it was pitch-black; the can’t see your hand in front of your face kind of black, and it was cold and windy. That combination of darkness, wind, and chill made it extremely disorienting to Laci. Then began the really fun part: the pressure. Not the kind of pressure felt when taking a test; this was physical pressure. It felt like her whole body, except for her head and feet, were stuck inside a tube. Glancing at her friends, she thought they looked like four giant Pixie Stix with heads and feet floating through a dark, cold tornado. This is portal travel, she thought. This stinks.





About the authors...


Mark Frederickson was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated UC Santa Barbara with a degree in film and has worked in the film industry for years. He has written several screenplays and had a show optioned by MTV. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Rebecca and his daughter Sara. This is his first novel, and hopefully not his last.

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After Melora Pineda graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, she worked in the television industry for several years before becoming a library volunteer at her daughters’ school. Her passion for both reading and entertainment inspired her to write. This is her first novel. She currently lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, daughter, and a pet bunny and a fish. Oh…never mind, the fish died.


    $25 Blog Tour giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 10/30/16

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author.


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Special thanks to Kathy at I Am a Reader for the chance to bring this promotion to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, or the author, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now, so be on the lookout for it at a virtual retailer of your choosing.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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