Thursday, May 30, 2013

Review & Giveaway- The Escape for Princess Madeline

On Tour with Prism Book Tours...

Madeline's story begins...

The Escape of Princess MadelineThe Escape of Princess Madeline

by Kirstin Pulioff

ebook, 66 pages

Published November 5th 2012 by Malachite Quills Publishing


The Kingdom of Soron is known for many things, its rolling landscape, haunting history, fiery sunsets, and its beautiful princess. Princess Madeline woke on her sixteenth birthday to realize that her future had been planned out, a life full of privilege, royalty, and boredom... a life with a husband and knight champion that she did not choose. Using her charm, strength and stubbornness, she defies the King at every turn, determined to keep her freedom on her terms.

Freedom quickly turns to disaster as she finds herself seized by a group of wandering bandits. With the kingdom in turmoil over her capture- her Knight Champion eager to prove himself, a group of dedicated suitors determined to win her hand, and a group of exiled wizards join forces in the hunt to rescue her. Follow Princess Madeline in this adventure to find freedom and love.

Rating: 4/5 stars :star :star :star :star
After reading the blurb of this book-- I instantly wanted to read it. It had all the elements of what I like in shorter stories. It's a fantasy, with a young princess who is rebellious against her father's (the King) demand for her to marry. Feeling cornered; she finally decides her only option is to run away from the palace. Madeline is an interesting heroine. I like how she's written as a 16 year old. Sometimes 16 year old girls are too maturely written. Don't get me wrong-- I love to read mature heroines AND immature ones! I was very mature at 16. Some girls aren't. I know it's a difficult thing to write well while being consistent. Madeline is obviously a sheltered girl who literally lives the life "of a princess" and it shows. But she's endearing. I love that. She isn't annoying, nor is she a spoiled brat. She wants to live her own life! And I don't blame her.  I also liked how the story easily wraps you in. I love Daniel. I hope he can rescue her! I won't say more because I don't want to spoil anything! And since this is a short story-- this is as long as my review can be without giving stuff away!
I will be reading the next one. It's a great short story fantasy. I highly recommend it. Go to amazon NOW because it's free! ^_^

Happy Birthday Kirstin on May 27th!!

Kirstin PulioffKirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart.   Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Forest Management.  Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in North Plains, Oregon, and enjoys being a stay at home mom.  When she’s not writing, she is busy with her kids, church and the family business.

Now Available:

156 pages
Published May 29, 2013

The Kingdom of Soron bustled with activity as preparations for the Fall Festival began. Lively merchants, hardworking farmers, and musicians eagerly awaited this event of harvest and joy. This year’s festival was even more important, as they celebrated Princess Madeline’s betrothal to her knight champion, Daniel. 

Celebration quickly turns to disaster as Prince Paulsen returns with curious demands, either Princess Madeline will be his, or no ones. Rejection turns to obsession and battle is declared.

In a tense struggle to decide her future, Princess Madeline must choose where to put her trust… in the king’s tried and true plan, the wizard’s cryptic messages and maps, or her own sense of bravery. Follow Princess Madeline on this adventure as she battles evil in an attempt to create a future of love and magic.

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Tour-Wide Giveaway:

International Giveaway. Must be 13 to enter. See below Rafflecopter for more details. Available to WIN:

* Autographed set of both: The Escape of Princess Madeline & The Battle for Princess Madeline

* Autographed copy of The Escape of Princess Madeline

* Autographed copy of The Battle for Princess Madeline

* 5 eCopies of The Battle for Princess Madeline

* $25 Amazon Gift Card

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The Tour:

5/27 – LAUNCH!  
-          I Am aReader, Not a Writer
5/29 - Geo Librarian - Review
-          Novels,News & Notes
5/30 – Dee’s Reads – Review
-          Tressa’sWishful Endings
5/31 – Green Mountain Couple – Review

6/2 – JoJo’s Corner - Review
6/3 – Mel’s Shelves – Review
6/4 – Books for Kids – Review
-          TheBookish Daydreamer
6/5 – Books for Kids – Review
6/7 –  Mel’sShelves  - Review

6/9 – Wonderings of One Person - Review
6/10 – Cassandra Lost In Books – Review
-          Jessie’sBook Place
6/11 – Backing Books – Review
6/12 – Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile - Review
6/13 – Fluttereal Flight Review
-          MySeryneti
6/14 – Grand Finale Blast!

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(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.