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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The New Enchantress by Sunayna Prasad - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Sunayna Prasad and her new book, “The New Enchantress,” here on FAB!!  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 all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!


The New Enchantress

Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions

Book Three

by Sunayna Prasad

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GENRE: Middle Grade Fantasy

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BLURB:

Cursed by a sorcerer’s hex, Alyssa McCarthy finds herself in a fight she can’t afford to lose, or everything she knows will be lost!

After she finishes her final year of junior high, fourteen-year-old Alyssa faces an uncertain future in more ways than one when a sorcerer casts a hex that leaves her with involuntary magical powers that are too dangerous to remove.

Unable to control her newly gained abilities Alyssa’s end-of-middle-school sleepover ends in disaster when she knocks her friends unconscious when her powers go out of control. If Alyssa can’t learn to master her magic soon, she will be cursed to forget her loved ones and serve as the warlock’s slave for all of eternity.

Her only hope is to focus on controlling her emotions if she is to break the curse. However, the difficulties of adolescence, along with the perils and growing disasters she faces, make Alyssa struggle even more. From putting her friends’ lives at risk to losing their trust, she continues to fear what will become of her if she fails.

Will Alyssa be able to break the hex and become the enchantress that she was meant to be, or will she become enslaved to the sorcerer forever?

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EXCERPT ONE:

Alyssa played the video she’d made for the upcoming teen film festival. If she submitted it, she would earn five extra points to add to her 70 in math. That would allow her to drop the mandatory extra-help class for students with final scores less than a 75.

She watched the clip, experiencing watery eyes when she heard herself discussing losing her parents in a car crash when she was seven and other tragic events in her life. It concluded with how those times had shaped her into the person she was today, Friday, June 10th, 2011. She exported the project and would upload it to the festival’s site later. The deadline was not until Monday, 7 P.M. So, after this, she could focus on the end-of-middle-school sleepover that would happen today.

But the screen froze, and a small popup stated, “Cannot export file.”

“Huh?”

How could a two-month-old device encounter issues already? Alyssa had had to wait until her last birthday, in April, and needed to maintain good grades at school to get her own computer. She recalled what her godfather, Alex, had told her in February after her math substitute had informed him about her scores dropping. “Alyssa, if you don’t get your grades up in math, you might not earn that laptop.” He loved and cared for her like a daughter yet shared no blood relation to her family members. She’d lived with him since turning thirteen last year.

Her breathing caught at the popup—a new model should not have a virus already. But she told herself, I’m fourteen and am going to start high school this fall. I can fix this.

The computer turned itself off, closed itself, and crushed Alyssa’s fingers.

“Ow!” she cried.

The device slid off her lap and under her bed. She looked underneath it—without warning, dust blew onto her, covering her petite body.

She coughed as the soot settled. Then she brushed the dirt off her black shirt and its straps on her narrow shoulders, followed by her short shorts and skin. She shook bits out of her straight, pale-blonde hair, which fell a few inches below her hips.

She’d dealt with enough sorcery already, once last year in March and again this past fall. However, neither she nor anybody in her life possessed magic in their blood. From age eight until two springs ago, she’d believed that magic hadn’t existed.

She had interacted with a few magicians when dealing with supernatural situations that no one as young as she should have to experience.

She planned to find that idiot who just ruined her summer by stealing her laptop. A folded piece of paper appeared on her bed and seemed to include the word, laptop, so she read it.

Alyssa,

Your laptop is going to become a new brain-domination computer. The International Magic Control has disabled all the existing ones and has banned any magic from transforming enchanted technology into mind-managing devices. But your laptop is needed exclusively for my particular process.

Also, don’t remove your new magic powers. If you try, you might die.

Anonymous

The note vanished into thin air. Alyssa touched her forehead and breathed since wizardry shouldn’t work on standard technology. Possibilities advanced over time, but they still had numerous everlasting limits.

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GUEST POST:

Where I Find Inspiration for My Books

Many authors use their own life experiences and interpret them into their stories (although they will usually make some minor changes to them). A lot of them also base characters off of people they know. I, however, differ.

My personal life experiences rarely occur in my books. And if they do, they are very minor situations. An example would be a specific dinner served in the first installment of my book series.

As for characters they are never based off of people I know. They are usually inspired by fictional characters from other creations, or are unintentionally produced for plot convenience.

That being said, some of their traits and personalities are based off of people I know. For instance, one of my protagonist’s friend’s developments was inspired by one of my cousins when she was younger.

But just like where I find inspiration for many of my characters, fictional sources inspire much of the content in my stories.

A couple of movies inspired certain elements in my series, such as “Frozen” and “ParaNorman.” But the “Harry Potter” series was the biggest inspirational source of all. In fact, lots of reviewers have compared my books to “Harry Potter.” It was not just the content, though, but also a few characters.

It is obvious that other fictional works have inspired my stories and characters. I did not think much of what happened in my life was either interesting or relevant to my book plots. This is where I stand out. However, there are times I blend in, as well.

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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 and A Curse of Mayhem. She is passionate about modern-day life in fantasy stories, worldbuilding, and even humor. She is constantly brainstorming new ideas and using her creativity.

Sunayna graduated from college in 2017 and lives in New York.

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CONNECT WITH SUNAYNA:

Website:

https://www.sunaynaprasadbooks.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/the-new-enchantress-alyssa-mccarthy-s-magical-missions-3-by-sunayna-prasad

Goodreads Author Page:

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

Goodreads Book Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57412894-the-new-enchantress

Amazon Author Page:

https://amzn.to/322LU6H

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BOOK BUY LINKS:

Amazon US Kindle eBook:

https://amzn.to/3li33U9

Amazon US Paperback:

https://amzn.to/3FNJKvv

Amazon CA Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.ca/Enchantress-Alyssa-McCarthys-Magical-Missions-ebook/dp/B08R5L55TG

Amazon CA Paperback:

https://www.amazon.ca/Enchantress-Alyssa-McCarthys-Magical-Missions/dp/B093C51C88

Apple Books eBook:

https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-new-enchantress/id1546127220

Barnes and Noble NOOK eBook:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-new-enchantress-sunayna-prasad/1138513244

Kobo US eBook:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-new-enchantress

Kobo CA eBook:

https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/the-new-enchantress

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Sunayna will be awarding a $25 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card (Winner’s Choice!!!) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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13 comments:

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

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  2. What inspires your book plots?

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  3. This sounds like a really great book

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  4. Thank you for sharing your guest post and book details, The New Enchantress sounds like a great story and I am looking forward to sharing this book and series with my granddaughters

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  5. I would so love to read this one this summer it sounds amazing.
    heather
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  6. My granddaughter will love this - have to buy it for her.

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  7. Do you have a favorite food?

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  8. I enjoyed the guest post and the excerpt, The New Enchantress sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a sunshiny day!

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  9. Thanks for the great excerpt! The book sounds very interesting.

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