Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Having a book blast with "The Rock of Ivanore" (Amazon-giveaway)

The Rock of Ivanore

The annual Great Quest is
about to be announced in Quendel, a task that will determine the future of
Marcus and the other boys from the village who are coming of age. The wizard Zyll
commands them to find the Rock of Ivanore, but he doesn't tell them what the
Rock is exactly or where it can be found. Marcus must reach deep within himself
to develop new powers of magic and find the strength to survive the wild lands
and fierce enemies he encounters as he searches for the illusive Rock. If he
succeeds, he will live a life of honor; if he fails, he will live a life of
menial labor in shame. With more twists and turns than a labyrinth, and a story
in which nothing is as it seems, this tale of deception and discovery keeps
readers in suspense until the end.
Middle readers will
find that The Rock of Ivanore fits nicely among the traditional
fantasies they so enjoy. They will also appreciate its fresh and inventive take
on the genre.

Author Laurisa White Reyes

Laurisa White Reyes has been writing since the age of 5
when she wrote her first poem on a scrap of poster board. After earning a
degree in English at California State University at Northridge, she spent
thirteen years writing for various magazines and newspapers, working as a book
editor, and teaching creative writing. She gave up all that six years ago to follow
her lifelong dream of writing novels. Her first book, The Rock of Ivanore, will
be released in May 2012.
Besides writing, Laurisa is also a voracious reader. She
also loves musical theater, chocolate, sushi, ancient history, bearded dragons,
and rain storms.  She lives in Southern California with her husband, 5
children, 4 birds, 2 lizards, 2 turtles, 1 fish, 1 dog, and a partridge in a
pear tree.

Where can you find Laurisa?

“Magic! Swords! Mysterious cloaked figures! A good
choice for middle-grade fantasy lovers.”   

– Marissa Burt, author of Storybound

“Elementary school libraries and middle school libraries can confidently add
this book to their collections.”

– Cerulean Librarian

Giveaway Time!

$50 Amazon.com Gift Code

Open to anyone 13 or older who can legally enter & use an Amazon.com Gift Code

Ends 5/22/12

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