Sunday, May 12, 2013

Children's Book Week - Giveaway Hop


 
 
Hello Hoppers! I am giving away a signed copy of my middle grade book, The Legend of Ghost Dog Island, along with a grab bag of kiddie items.


Now here's a little excerpt from the book:
 
Mama closed the door behind her. She knew once Papa got going on one of his tales, there was no stopping him.
The last traces of daylight seemed to disappear in a hurry, as if Papa had ordered it away. The glass globe of the kerosene lamp clinked. He touched a match to the wick and adjusted the flame until it filled the room with pale light and gray shadows. He motioned me to sit next to him on the worn sofa.
I hurried to his side, not knowing what spooky legend he was going to tell this time. But as scared as I’d get, I always enjoyed hearing ’em.
Mais, there’s a legend told around these parts.” That was how they always started out. He leaned down so the light from the lamp made eerie shadows across his face.
I rolled my eyes, determined not to get spooked this time.
“Folks say there’s something living out yonder,” he went on. “Legend has it the monster lures dogs to the island using evil spells. Then at the peak of the full moon, they’re turned into hollow spirits with glowing eyes.” Papa put on his eeriest sneer. “That there’s Ghost Dog Island.”
“Ghost dogs?” I pulled my knees up against my chest and wrapped my arms around ’em tight. My mind conjured up images of a huge monster with drippy fangs and dogs with bright yellow eyes. I thought about the feeling I had of something watching us. Was there really a creature out there? Did it have its eye on my best buddy? I shuddered.
IEEEOWWWOOOO-oooooooo! The howling sound echoed again across the bayou.


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Now here's how to win!!!

 
 

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5 comments:

Sharon Ledwith said...

Wishing you all the best on this Hop, big sis! Cheers and have fun!

Rita Monette, Writer said...

Same to you Sharon!!!

Daniel M said...

nothing unfortunately, another bad week - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Rita Monette, Writer said...

Sorry Daniel. Hope your weekend is better!

Rita Monette, Writer said...

I decided to pick two winners. So the winners of a signed copy of my book, plus some kiddie items are: Katrina Angele and EG Kaufman!