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Welcome Yamazing Racers!

Hello, and thanks for visiting my site! I’m so thrilled to be part of the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes, a blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors, and prize packs that include ARCs, swag, and more! If you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, please click here to start from the beginning and read the complete rules. I’m offering my own wondrous giveaway here, too, so scroll down to the bottom to find out more. The Book of Wonders is a race against time and so it feels fitting that I am a part of this amazing race!


Published January 17 2012

Find the Magic

Magic, Djinn, Ogres, and Sorcerers. Thirteen-year-old Zardi loves to hear stories
about fantastical beings, long banned from the kingdom of Arribitha. But anyone
caught whispering of their powers will feel the rage of the sultan—a terrifying
usurper who, even with his eyes closed, can see all.

When her own beloved sister is captured by the evil ruler, Zardi knows that she
must go to any lengths to rescue her. Along with her best friend, Ridhan—a
silver-haired, violet-eyed boy of mysterious origins—and an unlikely crew of
sailors led by the infamous Captain Sinbad, Zardi ventures forth into strange
and wondrous territory with a seemingly impossible mission: to bring magic back
to Arribitha and defeat the sultan once and for all.

Book of Wonders Giveaway!

Want to win a parcel of wonders, which includes a signed book, a book of wonders pendant, bookmark and bookplate? Watch my trailer here and let me know how many days Zardi has to save her sister and then click on the image of the book above to read the first chapter of The Book of Wonders for free – pick an interesting word from the first chapter and let me know it. Place your answers here on my website.  I will pick  a winnner from all the answers and announce winners on Jan 28th. Enjoy!

You might also like to check out my blog tour, there’s lots of fun stuff, interviews, readings and more chances to win prizes…

Ready for your next stop? Here it is AC Gaughen. Have fun on the rest of your quest!



  1. She has ninety days to save her sister.
    Also, I like the word djinnis. 🙂

    Comment by Kathryn on January 19, 2012 at 5:22 am
  2. Zardi has ninety days to save her sister.

    I pick the word dragon.

    Comment by Grace on January 19, 2012 at 8:08 am
  3. 90 days to find her sister, and I love the word “scarpering.” I don’t believe I’ve ever come across it before:)

    Comment by Tammy on January 19, 2012 at 5:27 pm
  4. 90 days. I rather liked the word gallantly, but then I spied mutinous and loved it more.

    Comment by Heather on January 20, 2012 at 12:21 am
  5. Wow love that trailer! Zardi has 90 days to save her sister.

    My word is Thuban. I love the name and I also love all the big words Rhidan uses. But Thuban won me over.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


    Comment by Emilia S. on January 20, 2012 at 3:24 am
  6. Awesome trailer! Zardi has 90 days to find her sister. As for a word I liked in the first chapter of your book, Kadrijt stood out to me. I like the look of it…though I admit I’m unsure how to pronounce it!

    I look forward to reading your book! Thanks for taking part in the race, and for this giveaway!


    Comment by Baggins on January 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm
  7. Zardi has 90 days yo save her sister and my favorite word was amulet because i like the way it sounds lol like the word jewel.

    Comment by Margie M. on January 20, 2012 at 11:19 pm
  8. 90 Days, and I pick the word “tresses” because I’ve always liked it.

    Congrats on your debut!

    Comment by Lisa Asanuma on January 21, 2012 at 6:13 pm
  9. The trailer was very intense and I was immediately sucked into it. Zardi has 90 days to save her sister. I liked the word charlatan, even though it sounds kind of noble for a fraud.

    Comment by Eliza on January 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm
  10. Zardi has 90 days to save her sister and my favorite word from the first chapter was dragon because who doesn’t love dragons.

    Comment by jay on January 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm
  11. 90 days.

    Mutinous is such a scrumptious word.

    Comment by Arwen on January 21, 2012 at 11:24 pm
  12. Zardi has 90 days to save her sister. A word I found interesting from the first chapter was Kadrijt. Looks like a cool word and a good name for caves.

    Comment by Amy Fournier on January 21, 2012 at 11:52 pm
  13. Cool trailer. I love The Find the Magic tagline. For my answer to your question, Zardi has 90 days to save her sister!

    My favorite word is vizier. It’s my first time to hear that word.

    Now on to more reading. I read the 1st chapter and I just have to read more. Great, interesting story. Awesome cover as well. 🙂 Wishing all the best for your book!

    Comment by Sarah on January 22, 2012 at 1:36 pm
  14. Zardi has 90 day find and save her sister. My word that caught my attention was vizier, it sounds cool.

    Thanks for the giveaway! 😉

    Comment by Jennifer on January 22, 2012 at 2:23 pm
  15. Love the trailer for The Book of Wonders! Zardi as ninty days to save her sister. I’ve always been kind of fond of the word “ingenius”.

    Thanks so much for the great giveaway (cannot wait to read your book). =)

    Comment by Orchid on January 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm
  16. Zardi has 90 days to save her sister. I liked the word Arribitha! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

    Chapter by Chapter

    Comment by MaryAnn on January 22, 2012 at 10:58 pm
  17. 90days and my pick is “charlatan”.
    – Jessica @ Book Sake

    Comment by Jessica @ Book Sake on January 23, 2012 at 2:31 am
  18. she had 90 days to find her sister and I chose the word talisman (so many great books have a talisman in them!).

    Thanks for the YAmazing giveaway offer! I’m truly looking forward to reading the Book of Wonders!
    Wishing you the best of Luck!

    Comment by Lynne on January 23, 2012 at 6:40 am
  19. Hi all,

    Thank you so much for entering and hope you enjoyed the YAMAZING RACE! I’m delighted to say that after putting all the names in a hat Jessica is the winner – I will contact her directly. Do drop by again as there will be other chances to win or visit these blogs for a chance to win!

    Comment by Jasmine Richards on January 28, 2012 at 10:18 am


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