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Thursday, January 7, 2021

A Curse of Mayhem by Sunayna Prasad - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Sunayna Prasad and her new book, “A Curse of Mayhem”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Sunayna and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

A Curse of Mayhem

by Sunayna Prasad

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GENRE: Middle Grade Fantasy

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BLURB:

History, like magic, has a habit of repeating itself.

It’s been six months since thirteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy left magic behind for good. Or so she thought…

Then the enchanted objects that protected her disappear. Now a skeleton named Errol has cursed her with magical powers that keep getting her in trouble. Suddenly strange things are happening with disastrous effects, and if Alyssa can’t remove the magic, she will lose everything she holds dear.

In order to get rid of her unwanted wizardry, Alyssa will have to boost her bravery and confidence and determine who Errol really is. But every time Alyssa uses an enchantment, Errol is one step closer to getting his flesh back and becoming alive, and he will do anything to achieve his goals…even if it means destroying Alyssa’s happiness.

Originally published in 2016 as “Wizardry Goes Wild” and “The Unruly Curse” in 2019, “A Curse of Mayhem” is book two in the exciting and suspenseful “Magical Missions” series.

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EXCERPT ONE:

Lilac-colored smoke poured in through the slight opening under Alyssa’s bedroom window. Alyssa leaped back. She swore the window had been closed when she’d come in here a few minutes ago.

The gas clouded into her room, blocking her sight. It washed onto her, causing her to squint and lean back. She coughed, rubbed her eyes, and opened them. The smoke faded. Someone must’ve pulled a prank, and not just any kind—one that involved…wizardry.

Alyssa’s breathing sped up. She shut the window and gazed at the huge yard and long driveway. No one was outside—not even Alex, her godfather and legal guardian.

Perhaps the trespasser had escaped or had hidden somewhere—maybe behind the tree on the lawn or somewhere else on the property.

Alyssa hurried out, brushing ash from her muted purple shirt. She entered the ground floor and opened the front door. “Hello?!”

There was no answer.

“Whoever set that smoke off, it wasn’t funny!”

The silence continued.

Despite the freezing air this autumn evening, Alyssa stepped onto the front porch. A piece of paper appeared out of nowhere, making her jump. She picked it up, anyway.

Welcome back to magic.

Her chest tightened. She hadn’t encountered a single instance of wizardry in six months! Plus, she had two objects that were supposed to protect her from such encounters.

She dashed back up to her room and opened the closet door. Tape hung from a shoebox, and the items that she had left in there…were missing.

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GUEST POST:

Inventing and Developing Magical Creatures 

What's a fantasy without magic or enchanted creatures? We've all read books or watched movies and TV shows with magical beasts.

With the exceptions of wizards (which is gender-neutral in my books), all the enchanted animals are original creations from me. I don't include dragons, unicorns, or any other mythical creature often used in other stories.


Why, you might ask? Because mahiny people have claimed them to be clichéd. However, that doesn't mean I would discourage writers from using them. Cliches can sell.

But I discovered this nearly a decade ago, when I first studied the writing craft and how to produce publishable content. That is why I made up my own magical creatures.

In book 1, I created enchanted animals based on Australian wildlife since much of the story is set in Fiji. While I focused a lot on the mystical creatures in book 1, I kind of had to give that element less attention in book 2.

However, in book 3, there will be more emphasis on the enchanted creatures.

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AUTHOR BIO:

Sunayna Prasad enjoys writing fantasy books for children, as well as cooking, creating artwork, watching online videos, and blogging. She has also written The Frights of Fiji, formerly titled as From Frights to Flaws. She is passionate about modern life, fantasy, and world-building. Aside from her website, she also has a blog about different creative and entertaining topics, including fiction and writing, called “Sunayna Prasad’s Blog”.

Sunayna has graduated from college in May 2017. She lives in Long Island, NY.

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CONNECT WITH SUNAYNA:

Website:

https://www.sunaynaprasadbooks.com

Website:

https://www.magicalmissionsworld.com

Blog:

https://sunaynaprasadblogs.com

Email:

Sunayna.Prasad@yahoo.com

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Sunayna-Prasad-468868846787369

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/SunaynaPrasad

BookBub Book Page:

https://www.bookbub.com/books/a-curse-of-mayhem-alyssa-mccarthy-s-magical-missions-2-by-sunayna-prasad

Goodreads Author Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5002639.Sunayna_Prasad

Goodreads Book Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53407142-a-curse-of-mayhem

Amazon Author Page:

https://amzn.to/322LU6H

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BOOK BUY LINKS:

Amazon Kindle eBook:

https://amzn.to/2KZFT6N

Amazon Paperback:

https://amzn.to/35hNMLE

Amazon Audiobook:

https://amzn.to/3pWvd7M

Apple Books eBook:

https://books.apple.com/us/book/a-curse-of-mayhem/id1471013292

Barnes and Noble NOOK eBook:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-curse-of-mayhem-sunayna-prasad/1136458117

Kobo eBook:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-curse-of-mayhem

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Sunayna will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

7 comments:

  1. Sunayna ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

    P.S. ~ I love that my legal name, Alyssa, is the name of your main character!! She sounds like such a cool kid!! It's truly exciting to see my name in a book, especially since most people could rarely ever spell it or pronounce it. Not to mention I was always one of the few kids who could never find personalized notepads, pens, pencils, keychains, or even those cute little bike size license plates that all my friends had... Thanks for the name love :)

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    1. I can relate. My name is highly unique and unusual in my area too. People could rarely pronounce or spell my name too. I also could never find it on any products. I still can't.

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  2. Sounds like a good book, thanks for sharing!

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