Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

Today, I have the pleasure of taking part in a cover reveal that's also a scavenger hunt and giveaway! How awesome is that? Check out the cover of The Kelpie by T.J. Wooldridge.


I can't honestly say I was joking when I suggested to my best friend, Joe – Prince Joseph, eldest son of England's Crown Prince – that we could probably find something the police had missed in regards to the missing children.  After all, eleven and twelve year olds like us did that all the time on the telly and in the books we read…

            When Heather and Joe decide to be Sleuthy MacSleuths on the property abutting the castle Heather's family lives in, neither expect to discover the real reason children were going missing:

            A Kelpie.  A child-eating faerie horse had moved into the loch "next door."

            The two barely escape with their lives, but they aren't safe. Caught in a storm of faerie power, Heather, Joe, and Heather's whole family are pulled into a maze of talking cats, ghostly secrets, and powerful magick.


            With another child taken, time is running out to make things right.

To go along with sharing the simply gorgeous cover, author T.J. Wooldridge has enlisted several of her friends who have helped her in the journey of writing this novel to put together a special treat for you!
Each day of the week, search for individual components of the cover--with a bonus piece of art on Wednesday--at these blogs. Collect the right words per the instructions, and unscramble the line of poetry to be entered to win one of three prizes!


Prize 1
A handmade fused glass kelpie necklace from Stained Glass Creations and Beyond

Prize 2
A handmade necklace from Art by Stefanie of Vic Caswell's rendering of the kelpie from the cover!

Prize 3
An 11x16 poster of the cover of the Kelpie signed by T. J. Wooldridge and artist Vic Caswell
5x7 cards of all the cover aspects featured in the Scavenger Hunt
So, how do you take part in the Scavenger Hunt?  Here are the details:


Monday 3/25
Visit the Faery Castle at Kate Kaynak's blog: http://thedisgruntledbear.blogspot.com/
Scavenger Hunt Goal: first sentence, 10th word


Tuesday 3/26
 Hop over to Scotland at Stained Glass Creations and Beyond: http://stainedglasscreationsandbeyond.wordpress.com/
Scavenger Hunt Goal: first sentence, 12th word
Check out an artist rendition of Heather MacArthur's family tartan with Aimee Weinstein at tokyowriter.com
Scavenger Hunt Goal: first sentence, first word


Wednesday 3/27
 Bonus Art!
Meet Heather's dad, Michael MacArthur, at Valerie Hadden's blog: http://valeriehadden.wordpress.com/
Scavenger Hunt Goal: first sentence, 12th word


Thursday 3/28
 Cast your eyes upon the kelpie, itself, with Suzane Reynolds-Alpert at http://suzannereynoldsalpert.blogspot.com/
Scavenger Hunt Goal: 2nd sentence, 2nd word
And feel the snark of Monkey, the fey cat with Justine Graykin at http://justinegraykin.wordpress.com/
Scavenger Hunt Goal: first sentence, 3rd word


Friday 3/29:
 Meet Heather's best friend, Prince Joseph at, who's hanging out with author Darby Karchut at http://darbykarchut.blogspot.com/
Scavenger Hunt Goal: first sentence, 17th word


And finally meet Heather, herself, who's hanging out with one of Trisha's editors, Laura Ownbey at http://redpenreviews.blogspot.com/
Scavenger Hunt Goal: first sentence, first word
Collect all the words and put them together in a poetic sentence, and enter them into the rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win one of the three prizes:

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So, what do you think of the cover and blurb?

54 comments:

  1. What a cute (and kinda creepy) cover! And I really love the premise. Heather sounds like such a fun character. Congrats T.J.! :-)

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  2. Great cover art! These characters sound wonderful. I love a great mystery, too. :)

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  3. My son likes the cover, especially the Kelpie horse.

    The cover art is great. It caught my attention immediately. My son read the blurb and now wants to read the book.

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  4. Awesome cover! (And after reading Scorpio Races, Kelpies kinda freak me out a bit--in a good way, I swear!)

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    1. I really like it. I'm partial to green covers.

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  6. Ah, what an adorable cover. And I love the word 'kelpie' - it sounds so pleasing to the ear, doesn't it? :-)

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  7. Gosh, I'm usually not a huge fan of cartoon drawing covers, but I really love this one. It completely reflects the cover blurb and instantly creates a mood that I have to assume matches the book. Really well done.

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    1. I completely agree. It's pretty perfect.

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  8. Sounds like a great MG concept. I just finished The Scorpio Races and am digging stories about water horses.

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    1. Sounds like this is a book for you then, Jessie.

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  9. I want this book! Seriously, it is right up my alley...

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  10. Now that's a different cover look. Very nice.

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  11. Nice cover. My artist daughter would absolutely love to own it first for the cover and second for the subject matter. She loves anything to do with fae.

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    1. I'll definitely be getting this for my daughter's collection. I'll just break it in first. ;)

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  12. A Kelpie is a cool mythical character, and kids always like mysteries. Good luck with the book!

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  13. So that's what the fairy castle is for. I saw the post and didn't 'get it. Now it makes sense.

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  14. That's such a cute book cover and the blurb sounds really interesting.

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  15. It's such a lovely cover! I would want one of my books to look so good! :)

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  16. Such a clever idea! And the cover is so sweet! Love it!

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    1. My daughter saw the cover and said she wanted to read it and she's only 6.

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  17. Great cover - makes all the difference to how a book does!!! Shame all your lovely comps are USA limited!!!

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    1. That's what foreign rights are for. ;)

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  18. Nice cover and storyline! Of course my favourite part was the talking cat. :)

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  19. Great cover! The premise sounds great, too.

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  20. I'm trying to get the clues but was wondering about Clue #1 for Thursday. Is the blog post supposed to be about The Kelpie? If so, I only see a blog post dated 3/25. Please let me know if that is right one blog post or not.

    Thanks!

    My son would like to win some swag. :-)

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    1. Yes, it's supposed to be about The Kelpies. Maybe they haven't gotten the post up yet today. Check back in a bit. And good luck!

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  21. Is it the 1st sentence of the entire post? Or is there a specific place to start?

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    1. I'm pretty sure each post gives you instructions on how to find the word.

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  22. Sounds like fun!

    I believe I've heard of a kelpie before...

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    1. I have to admit the kelpie is new to me.

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  23. The cover looks great and I like the title. It sounds like a fun book!
    ~Jess

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  24. Hi Kelly,

    I shared this blog post on my Facebook page. I don't know how I can share it on your page on Facebook to tag you and to bring more exposure to it. If you have a chance you can check it out here.

    https://www.facebook.com/samedinamicsbookreviewblog

    Thanks!

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    1. Thanks! Hey, I left you a message on Google+. I can't find your blog url. Can you tell me what it is? I'd like to check it out.

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  25. The cover is both cute and mysterious.

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