Blog Tour + Giveaway: The Frights of Fiji

Title: The Flights of Fiji (Magical Missions, Book 1) | Author: Sunayna Prasad | Genre: Middle Grade Fiction, 128 pages | Publisher: Amazon KDP | Release date: October 2018

Description: A world of magic and adventure awaits…

Sent to live with her strict, aloof, and uncaring uncle after her parents are killed in a car accident, twelve-year-old orphan Alyssa McCarthy longs for the life she used to have—one filled with fun and love. Then one stormy night, a message appears in the raindrops on the window that will change everything.

“Your life will never be the same again, as magic will interfere.”

Before long, Alyssa is kidnapped by Master Beau, a banished sorcerer with a mysterious connection to her who can only regain his power by weakening hers. Suddenly hurled into a world of wizardry filled with fantastical beasts and marvelous technology beyond her wildest imagination, Alyssa must defeat Master Beau if she ever wants to get home again. But Master Beau will stop at nothing, including using Alyssa’s friends, to ensure he is triumphant.

My Thoughts: Alyssa McCarthy has a fairly mundane life — school, study and chores — until mysterious messages begin to appear and the incredible events they warn her about come true. When a marble statue helps her convince her family and friends that magic is real, she begins an adventure that will change her life forever.

A contemporary, fantasy-adventure, The Flights of Fiji takes place between modern day America and a mystical world set in tropical Fiji. Surviving a a freak storm is the first of many struggles Alyssa will face in a dangerous cat-and-mouse chase through parallel worlds. Evil sorcerers, enchanted technology and tween dynamics blend together in this upper middle grade fantasy.

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Meet the Author:

Sunayna Prasad enjoys writing fantasy books for children, as well as cooking, creating artwork, watching online videos, and blogging. She has also written The Frights of Fiji, formerly titled as From Frights to Flaws. She is passionate about modern life, fantasy, and world-building. Aside from her website, she also has a blog about different creative and entertaining topics, including fiction and writing, called “Sunayna Prasad’s Blog”.
Sunayna has graduated from college in May 2017. She lives in Long Island, NY.

Connect with the Author:   website ~ twitter 

Tour Schedule:

May 4 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
May 4 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway
May 5 – Splashes of Joy – book review of The Frights of Fiji
May 5 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
May 6 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
May 6 – Rosco’s Reading Room – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 7 – Rockin Book Reviews – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway
May 7 – Books and Zebras – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway
May 8 – T’s Stuff – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 8 – Karma Readz – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway
May 8 – Books and Zebras – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway
May 11 – Rockin Book Reviews – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / guest post / giveaway
May 11 – Gwendalyn’s Books – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway
May 11 – Ingo Sparkles Books & More – book review of The Frights of Fiji
May 11 – Karma Readz – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway
May 12 – She Just Loves Books – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway
May 12 – Splashes of Joy – book review of A Curse of Mayhem
May 12 – Gwendalyn’s Books – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway
May 13 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway
May 13 – The avid reader – book spotlight / giveaway
May 14 – Bookworm for Kids – book spotlight / giveaway
May 14 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway
May 15 – Bookish Quest – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway
May 18 – michellemengsbookblog – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway
May 18 – Ingo Sparkles Books & More – book review of A Curse of Mayhem
May 19 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway
May 19 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
May 20 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 20 – She Just Loves Books – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway
May 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway
May 21 – Books for Books – book spotlight
May 22 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway
May 25 – michellemengsbookblog – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway
May 26 – Bookish Quest – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / author interview / giveaway
May 26 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
May 27 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / author interview / giveaway
May 28 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway
May 29 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway


Enter the Giveaway

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Storeybook Reviews Giveaway + Review

So pleased with the “5 paws up” rating for Arabella and the Magic Pencil from Storeybook Reviews.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book is magical and will draw young children into a world of make-believe.

Storeybook reviews

Plus, there’s a giveaway! Visit Storeybook Reviews and enter to WIN a copy of Arabella and the Magic Pencil. Hurry, the contest ends on April 18th!

🌟 As seen on Mommynificent and the Sunday Post! 🌟

Book Review: Arabella and the Magic Pencil by Stephanie Ward & Shaney Hyde

This is such a lovely picture book and one which I’m sure all children would love! – The Strawberry Post

And that’s just one line from this thoughtful, insightful and wonderful review on The Strawberry Post! The full review can be found via the link below. I highly recommend following reviewer Cat as she does a fabulous job of sharing her thoughts on culture, lifestyle, writing, wellbeing and more. Enjoy!

Book review: Arabella and the Magic Pencil by Stephanie Ward & Shaney Hyde

Booking Around the World – King’s Library Tower

Kicking off a new photo feature on #BookLoversDay with a classic stack of books at the British Library

The nearly impossible to photograph King’s Library Tower at the British Library

I love to travel and I love writing books which is why the name of this blog is Writer with Wanderlust. Whenever I’m in a new place, I seem to be looking for a bookstore (and a coffeeshop or restaurant, but that’s another blog!). I’ve found some amazing places and bought lots of children’s books in languages I can’t read. So, my new feature, Booking Around the World, will highlight wonderful books, bookshops and bookish images that I have discovered on my travels.

Since I currently live in London, it’s fitting to start with a classic image from the British Library. The King’s Library Tower sits smack in the middle of the British Library. It spans six stories and is covered with glass making for a stunning spectacle from any angle. The books contained inside are actually the collection of King George III and include over 65,000 bound copies.

I’d highly recommend popping in the British Library for a peek of the King’s Library Tower when in London.

British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
https://www.bl.uk/

Event: #ukpbchat on Twitter

Don’t miss #ukpbchat at 8pm (BST), Thursday July 4th on Twitter!

July’s #ukpbchat features a number of debut picture book authors talking about their paths to publication including…
*James Nicholson* @JamesNAuthor
*Rashmi Sirdeshpande* @RashmiWriting
*Julie Ballard* @JulieBallard3
*Catherine Emmett* @Emmett_Cath
*Stephanie Ward* @StephMWard <– That’s me!

Hosted by @FatherReading & @CatherineWard0 and moderated by @emilyanndavison.

Looking forward to chatting with you!