Tuesday, February 18, 2014

THE PURPLE GIRL by AUDREY KANE



Today we are proud to introduce a new tour from Goddess Fish Promotions and 
Author Audrey Kane,
 Illustrated by Tory and Norman Tabor.
A YA Fantasy about a unique 13 yr. old girl who has an adventure to find out who she truly is.  And extra news for you, the Author is gifting one random commenter with a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card…so make sure you leave a comment to enter your name…or leave a comment just because..enjoy your visit here at Pressed Leaf Publishing.


Amazon Reader ReviewBookNerd gave The Purple Girl 5 stars."I purchased this book for my daughter after glancing through it. I started reading and couldn't put it down--as an adult. This book is the type of book I encourage my daughter to read. It's engaging, meaningful, and portrays a strong, female character that any girl can relate to. This book does not disappoint. My daughter was equally delighted."




Blurb

CAUTION! Violet lives within the pages of this book. And her purple spreads to everything she touches…

Violet lives behind garden walls. Is she magical? Is she the devil’s child—or simply cursed? When the lonely thirteen-year-old embarks on a dangerous journey to find the one boy that dared to befriend her, she travels at night...in the dark...to keep people from seeing her purple skin. But no one is more surprised than Violet when she unlocks her mysterious gift.


Excerpt

Frustrated, I blew out the candle and slipped the book back into its velvet cover.
“Violet, is that you?” my mother called from her bed.
I gave a little gasp. With the text in my hands and my heart pounding, I stood rooted to the spot. There was a second of silence, and then I heard the creak of her bed and the easy rhythm of her snores.
Barely breathing, I replaced the text on the shelf and then crept my way through the doorway toward the kitchen. There wasn’t much time. Dawn was ready to break. The gypsy girl would be waiting.
When I reached the side door, I hesitated. Can I do this? The garden is a pretty but also a lonely place to be caged in.
         
 With unsteady hands, I eased open the door and slipped out.




Bio and Links

As a writer, and also a designer of tapestries with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia, it is only natural for Audrey to weave visual stories. When she is not designing tapestries, she is busy conjuring up characters that find themselves in extraordinary situations. Between carpools and design work, she is plotting, scheming, writing, and revising. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, their three children, and her unruly dog, Rascals. Audrey's favorite time to write is in the early morning while her family sleeps. With Rascals sprawled out snoring beside her, it only takes one oversized cup of coffee to get her mind moving.

Audrey is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. She loves traveling, museums, and blackberry-apple pie. Actually, she loves all kinds of pie. And she especially loves her family. They have put up with Violet and Waxy for a long time. You can visit her at: www.audreykane.com.

website: www.audreykane.com



buy link:  amzn.com/0991028317



12 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun read. I love the cover.

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    1. I'm so glad you like the cover, Gayle! I think the illustrators (Tory & Norman Taber) did an amazing job of capturing Violet and her story with their artwork. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!

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  2. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  3. This sounds like a great book. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com

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  4. Thanks for having me today! I'm happy to be here.

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    1. Thx for letting me be a part of this…looks like a really fun read!

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  6. Interesting book

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  7. I had a great time today! Thanks for hosting me. And thanks to all of your readers who stopped by!

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    1. yeah, I was happy to see some of my followers here…hope you have a good turn out on your tour!

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