I was excited to be contacted by Victoria Simcox recently. Victoria is the author of the Young Adult series of books that begins with The Magic Warble. I reviewed The Magic Warble and really enjoyed this magical/fantasy world. If you missed my review you can find it here.
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.
Victoria is generously offering Jera’s Jamboree readers a giveaway of the second book in the series, The Black Shard. As before, there are illustrations (1-2 pictures per chapter).
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 2330 KB
Print Length: 268 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1937293149
Publisher: Two Harbors Press (30 Sep 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
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.
The Black Shard Kindle edition retails at a very reasonable price (as does The Magic Warble!)
The Magic Warble:
To enter the giveaway, please either follow Victoria on her blog, like The Black Shard Facebook page or follow her on Twitter. Don’t forget to comment to let Victoria know what you have done! The giveaway is for three e-book copies and is open Internationally. Entries close at midnight on 11th July 2012.