Kids, wizards, witches and everybody else?

By D.M. Cherubim This book recently won a Silver Medal from Readers' Favorite, for its 5 star review.

By D.M. Cherubim
This book recently won a Silver Medal from Readers’ Favorite, for its 5 star review.

Yes. You have finally found the secret website of the most secret of all authors. I have been trying very hard to make sure no one ever finds this. If you have stumbled across this page, then, perhaps, it’s time for me to slip you the secret book. That’s full of secrets. More to come on that.

(Secret message for kids only: Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger is a book full of secrets. To find out more, point your wand here and say in the secret language, “(Take me to the secrets)!”

Be careful, because there’s a disappearing ink spell around here somewhere. The message above is still there? Well, sometimes some of Selenia’s spells hit the wrong places.

 

Ummm.

Have you checked your homework?

Magic Eyes from Google?

Google is working on giving you magic eyes. Your smart contact lens will take pictures, zoom, recognize faces, and check your blood sugar.

Google is working on giving you magic eyes. Your smart contact lens will take pictures, zoom, recognize faces, and check your blood sugar.

I know it’s a little early, but with technology wizards constantly catching me off guard, I thought I’d get a jump on this one.

Google will soon be selling a “smart” contact lens. It could have a camera, a glucose monitor, a zoom feature, facial recognition, and only Google knows what else.This means that before your five year old gets to high school, you might be cursing yourself for not learning how to block your kid from Amazon’s one-click buying and online porn. Because your kid will be able to do, well, let’s call it magic. Without a wand.How does it work? You blink your eyes in some sort of code. Fun!

But there’s a dark side to this, which any parent could immediate see. With his new magic eyes, he’ll be able to zoom in on the A student’s answers to the test he’s taking, even though the class pet is sitting in the front row. His magic eyes will be able to zoom from inside your house into the neighbor’s house window and get a close-up picture of them — well, you can imagine.

It’s Google’s smart contact lens. The Internet and tech giant has been filing for patents for its smart contact lens, which will be the same size as a regular contact lens. The patents indicate that Google is developing a contact with Internet access, a camera and a glucose monitor.

The smart lens will be able to help the semi-blind to see better (think Grandma) using facial recognition software. And that possible zoom feature? Just call me eagle eyes. We’ll be able to watch Miley Cyrus’ twerking from all the way in the cheap seats.

The tech experts are speculating the smart lens might be available in the next few years. You know what that means. Get ready now.

And for us kids, start asking for one of these new contact lens now. They might be expensive. Save your allowance. You might even have to mow a lawn or two.

 

Secrets About Scary Books Author Revealed on Famous Ape’s Blog

Secretive author D.M. Cherubim checking the latest secrets revealed about her on the famous Story Reading Ape's blog.

Secretive author D.M. Cherubim checking the latest secrets revealed about her on the famous Story Reading Ape’s blog

 

I was trying so hard to keep everything about myself secret. But when an 800-pound gorilla demands a guest debut author blog post, what are you going to do? I was fresh out of bananas.

So please come appease the famous The Story Reading Ape by reading his blog and leaving nice, very nice, comments about the special guest post about me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Wattage Tweens: Read For Free

Come visit a small pile of Tween blogs to find the best Tween-age books!

 

Come visit a small pile of Tween blogs to find the best Tween-age books!

 

 

It’s story time. For Tweens.

Every month, around this time, I’ll be posting a link to one of the best places to find celebrity Tween authors and just plain great books for anyone in that age group between Middle Grade and Young Adult.  The blog is Emblazon’s Tween the Weekends. As long as we’re talking about Tweens, we’ll probably take the time to talk Tweens too.

Tween Topic this Time?

Free ebooks for Tweens.

I know, this is an absolutely amazing concept. Come read really, truly great Tween-age books for free. This is absolutely the best idea for anyone who is on an allowance, or doesn’t even get one. Yes, this means all of you Tweens. All people stuffed into young bodies between the ages of Middle Grade and Young Adult.

The name of this gem for you? Wattpad.com. A casual search of Wattpad, a free, online place to read free books, some by bestselling authors, including D.M. Cherubim (I know you’ve heard of that author) and some by – yes, I know this is hard to believe, Tweens themselves – showed there are at least almost 180 books with the tag, “Tween.” Can you imagine reading a book your friend wrote? With typos and all? Sitting right there next to famous authors.

While you’re there, you can read half of the wonderful book with a tween-age main character, “Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger.” This book already has gotten nearly 3,000 reads in about three weeks. With no advertising! Please come by, vote on the book’s chapters if you like them, and leave comments. Don’t be shy! I love comments!

 

 

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Come read “Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger”. Half of the book is free to read on Wattpad. Then buy it on Amazon.com!

The Almost Rock Star (A Ghost Story) (Watty Awards 2013) The Almost Rock Star (A Ghost Story) 1, Caput Mortuum – Wattpad

 

Hot, New Paranormal Romance, The Almost Rock Star (A Ghost Story). Come read it for free on Wattpad!

The Almost Rock Star (A Ghost Story) (Watty Awards 2013) The Almost Rock Star (A Ghost Story) 1, Caput Mortuum – Wattpad.

 

A Hot, New Paranormal Romance you’ll never forget. A ghost story about a young life that ended too soon. You’ll need a moral compass before you get through with this book.

 

By an award-winning writer.

 

Come read it for free on Wattpad! Leave comments and vote, please!

 

New Kids’ Book Gets Nod as New Age Harry Potter

“A New-Age tale of surrendering to God’s will packaged as a Hogwarts-like adventure.”

 

 

- Kirkus Reviews

 

 

ROYAL PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Kirkus Reviews compares the newly released young adult book Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger to the beloved Harry Potter books, calling it “A New-Age tale of surrendering to God’s will packaged as a Hogwarts-like adventure.” The book review magazine, one of the largest review sites in the United States, added that  “…young readers may appreciate the world of spirits and strange creatures found at a magic school.”

The new wizards book, which has been getting 5-star reviews from kids, teens and adults, follows  Mary Baker, 10, from a miserable start in life on an adventure of self-discovery of one’s own powers and heroic capabilities in the face of adversity and challenge. Mary Baker is a uniquely American heroine who, with three new best friends and an adorable cockatoo, finds that God brings solutions to life’s insurmountable problems in sometimes unusual ways.

“A New-Age tale of surrendering to God’s will packaged as a Hogwarts-like adventure.” - Kirkus Reviews

“A New-Age tale of surrendering to God’s will packaged as a Hogwarts-like adventure.” – Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Reviews also said:

“In Cherubim’s debut YA novel, a young, abused girl discovers magic in her life as she inherits wealth and a position at a school for the spiritually gifted.

Mary Baker, who spends hours locked in a closet by her abusive mother, mourns when the kind grandfather she hardly knew dies. When Mary inherits Grandpa Hal’s haunted orchard, as well as his hidden wealth and an important stone, her mother takes the battle to court—and Mary begins a happier life in the custody of her grandfather’s friends, who run the orchard. Just as she adjusts to a better circumstances, she is whisked off to the White Light Center, a New-Age school where she learns how to communicate with spirits and surrender to God.

…The supernatural subplots bear some similarity to the Harry Potter series, but those concerned about witchcraft in Rowling’s tales might appreciate the God-centered focus here (although the magic itself is divorced from religion and dependent on crystals). The magical practice—talking to good spirits, shunning evil ones and consulting the Holy Spirits—may attract readers itching for such adventures. Author Cherubim imaginatively renders key factors in her spiritual system—surrendering to the will of God—throughout the novel, initially in Mary’s first swimming lessons and later as a deus ex avis, when some of Mary’s problems are solved, just as she has given up solving them, by her parrot.”

This new book is available worldwide on Google BooksAmazon.comBarnes and NobleScribd.com and coming soon to iBooks and other sites. Both paperback and eBook versions are available on Amazon; various eBook versions soon will be available elsewhere via Vook, a digital publishing company.

BOOK INFORMATION:

AUTHOR WEBSITE: http://DMCherubim.com (Hey, that’s not far from here!)

TITLE: Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger

ASIN: B00BR4LZAC

ISBN-13: 978-1482659696

Kids, Tweens and Evil Queens

Write It Across a Kids’ Heart…

 

Beats Locking the Kids’ Hearts in a Dresser!

 

(Or Paying a Doctor $24,627.20 to Get Your Kid Out of Internet Addiction)

On the TV show, Once Upon A Time, the evil Queen (Mayor) has been ripping out the hearts of good storybook (Storybrooke) characters and either killing the hearts or locking them away in magic dressers to hold for later. It’s one of the most popular TV shows in the United States today.

Instead of ripping hearts out, like in the TV series Once Upon a Time, write stories on the hearts of children with Tween the Weekend.

Instead of ripping hearts out, like in the TV series Once Upon a Time, write stories on the hearts of children with Tween the Weekend.

Now, the new website “Emblazon”  is promoting Tween books that are  “Writing Stories on the Hearts of Children.”  Some really wonderful authors want to write stories on the hearts of your children. Your Tweens, to be exact. Unlike the evil Queen and other evil characters in the TV show, Emblazon is harmless. Even loving. Here is what this once a month gathering is about:

Emblazon is a collection of authors–some indie, some traditionally published–who have each produced at least one children’s novel. Our audiences range from fifth grade to young adult, but we have a particular focus on ages 11 to 14. Some call them upper middle grade; others call them low young adult. They’re somewhere in the middle and can lean either way. We call them Tweens.

Me, I’ve been categorizing Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger in a completely new genre I’ve loosely named Young YA. My new genre encompasses any kid who gets a hold of a tablet or cell phone or laptop and downloads a book and reads it.  I have found this age group to include ages 5 to 105. (Mary Baker, you see, is a book that was aimed at YA, includes four Tween-aged characters who overcome a difficult situation while having a blast of a magic adventure) and is attracting teens and adults for all kinds of reasons.

I’m joining the Emblazon authors, some of whom  will be giving away free Tween books (yes, free), every fourth Wednesday for Tween the Weekend. Meanwhile, Mommies and Daddies, watch those kids and your tablet and cell phone! I was just reading The Telegraph article about a real and present problem of kiddies and Internet gaming addiction in the U.K. Toddler Internet gaming addiction. Something I never thought of 20 years ago.

Apparently something like half of parents in the U.K. allow their babies to play with cell phones and tablets, The Telegraph said. Dr. Richard Graham, who launched Great Britain’s first technology addiction program three years ago, said he believed there are many toddler Internet addicts. Parents in the U.K. who are concerned about this kid habit are paying up to  £16,000 ($24,627.20 as of today) for a 28-day “digital detox” program designed by Dr Graham at the Capio Nightingale Hospital in London.

I see these troubled toddlers as future Tweens. Future readers of the Mary Baker books. By the time I finish the series, all these Internet addicted toddlers will be tweens. Will they still be buying ebooks? Or will Dr. Graham get them playing with toys instead? As Tweens, maybe they’ll be mowing the neighbor’s yard instead of reading my books. Where will all this end?

I say save your money, parents. Spend that $25,000 on our Tween books. It’s a much better investment. Magic fantasy adventures for young hearts and minds beat Internet reading detox treatments every time.

 

Looking for books for those magical years? Can't decide if you're a Middle Grade, Teen or Young Adult type of Reader?

Looking for books for those magical years? Can’t decide if you’re a Middle Grade, Teen or Young Adult type of Reader?

99 Cents? It Can’t Be! Money Can’t Buy You Love!!!

99 cents for

a “A Magical Book…

 

….With a Magical Ending?”

99 pennies?  

for

Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger?

perhaps one of the best little known books ever written?

Only 99¢ for a new Fiction Book that will endear you to four best friends, a substitute parent, a whole school of magic and an adorable white cockatoo?

Why spend all of your money on moldy old expensive books? D.M. Cherubim's book is now only 99 cents.
Why spend all of your money on moldy old expensive books? D.M. Cherubim’s book is now only 99 cents.

Your heart will never forget this book.

This book, which is still in its soft launch (meaning it hasn’t had an official launch yet and is gathering early reviews) is available worldwide on Amazon.com. The U.S. Amazon.com link to buy the book is here.  This incredible sale price runs through the summer. After which it will be expensive again.

This book recently won the highest review award given by Readers' Favorite, a silver medal.
This book recently won the highest review award given by Readers’ Favorite, a Silver Medal.
Hey Wizards and Kids! Come on over to the new Wizards Books Blog, the new one:
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A Book Win by Wizards and Witches!

Wizards

Book wins Indie Book Award

 

Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger has won yet another award, this time by the IBD Award people. The Indie Book of the Day Award winner, now, for all time, on June 14, 2013, was Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger.

Fans, you are in luck! The book is on sale right now. Even though one bookseller has listed the paperback version on Amazon.com for more than $50 (well, it is a first edition), you can get an ebook version for only 99 cents.

 

A book about four friends who learn magic, an adorable cockatoo, a troubled sorceress, and an evil wizard.

A book about four friends who learn magic, an adorable cockatoo, a troubled sorceress, and an evil wizard.

I’m still stalking my elusive winner

I feel like I’m stalking.

We had this winner, you see, of my very first giveaway ever. I did the giveaway at the suggestion of a 12-year-old.

We had quite a few entrants. From all over the world. Even though we forced all of our beloved contestants to trek all over both of our blogs, fill out forms and then wait a whole month for the results. At my blog, I even hid the entry button. I’m kidding. It was just hard to find. At least that’s what quite a few people said.

Bristol born Amelia Dyer - one of the most evi...

I don’t feel quite this bad. More like Meg Ryan in the morning. This was Bristol born Amelia Dyer – one of the most evil women who ever lived!(Photo credit: brizzle born and bred)

So, Carissa Bookworm – she’s sort of my Giveaway Mentor, if you will, even though she’s only 12 – wanted to pick the winner out of a hat. Or something. So I said, “Yes, you do it.” I didn’t trust myself anyway. There were all those people who really, really wanted the book. One lady (you know who you are) entered something like 30 times. Once she even entered here while trying to get a free vampire book. I accepted her entry anyway. Mary Baker is a much safer person than a vampire, no matter how seductive he is.

So Carissa very excitedly picked our winner. I’ve been watching all of Carissa’s reactions, you know. Learning. My Giveaway Mentor’s example to me is that GIVEAWAYS ARE FUN. Really. It’s exciting to pick the winner. Not a stress-out like I was about to make it into. I was so relieved.

Then my worst fears were realized. (See, maybe I was right to stress out.) We, well, Carissa contacted the winner. After a day, Carissa contacted me with the bad news. She hasn’t emailed back! Have you heard from her? No, nothing here either.

To make a long story short, the winner didn’t respond to either of our emails.

Now, my Giveaway Mentor had an easy solution. On about day two. We’ll just pick another winner. See, all the fun is in picking the winner. Sounds like a great idea?

No, I didn’t take my Giveaway Mentor’s sound plan. No, as a former journalist used to hunting down all sorts of crazy information, I was pretty sure this was easy. And rattling around in my subconscious was all those times I entered a giveaway and never checked my junk emails to see if I won. I’m probably rich.

So, experienced person I am, I first took a trip to our winner’s possible website. The first clue: She was a somebody@…   And the “@…” was a website. Perhaps she is somehow affiliated with that website, I reasoned, while Carissa went on to more important things, like reviewing books. And not giving them as great a review as “Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger” got, I keep hoping.

And then I got the information I had suspected all along. Our winner was herself a book writer. Worse yet, she was an artist. I had even told Carissa she was probably an artist or something, and was all covered up with paint and pastels and wasn’t checking her emails. Artists are like that. You email them, and like a year later, they email back. Like that’s nothing.

I was right. Our “Jacquelynn” was an artist. So I left more emails for her on her website. Not too many. I didn’t want to seem like I was stalking her.

Two weeks later, no response. Exactly what I expected. Maybe she works in clay, too. Then you can’t touch your keyboard because it’s too messy.

I let some more days pass. Then I decided maybe Carissa was right. Then, as I stalked this poor woman some more, I discovered she was married, had children, and was both an artist and an editor, as well as a book writer. I began imaging her life. This is where I was going too far. She lives in the mountains, I pictured. On a farm or something. Maybe this poor artist writer editor Mommy Wife who feeds the cows every day was desperately needing this $50 and the book. She’s feeding the chickens, too, trying to make that pottery stuff that sells so well real fast, so she can do her art, and her husband just wants to go out in the pickup and drink at a local bar like they used to. I’m about to write a whole novel about this woman.

So I get back on this website. She lives in Missouri. Could be the Ozarks.  Since it’s a small group of artists and arty types, I hunt around the site for who seems the most responsible in the lot. I choose the poor web designer. Not for possible responsibility. Because as a web designer, I guess he’s probably on the site every day.

So, you say, this clever D.M. Cherubim author person not only has successfully stalked her giveaway winner, now she will know one of the lady’s friends. He emailed back right away, right?

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Our elusive giveaway winner might live here, in the Ozark Mountains (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wrong. It’s been another week or two. Who’s counting, now? My bleary, book marketing and I’m writing my next book too eyes can’t find any emails from anyone from the artists’ site.  I’ve decided instead of a bunch of hard working young people, I’m hunting down a group of people who actually are out in the mountain fields, drinking wine, writing and editing books and occasionally painting plein air. They’re all rich and don’t need the $50. Or the pleasure of a book that a reviewer recently described like this:

“…It’s conceptual depth that makes minds of all ages (emphasis on all ages! truly!) glitter with the long-lost prosperity of what it’s like to get beautifully lost in a book. In times where we rip and tear our way through our kindle pages against the clock, this novel brings me back to the ambient love of reading I had years ago when a sunny window and a terrific book were the greatest fruits this life had to offer…”

Perhaps I’m spending too much time marketing. Oh well, it, the $5.99 ebook version, is only 99 cents this week. Get it before I change my mind. You’ll see why at the end of this blog.

So, in the interest of proving my Giveaway Mentor wrong (she’s only 12. How can she know more than me?), I am going to reveal the website where my elusive winner claims to show up every now and again: http://ambrosia-arts.com  For her sake, I won’t say her last name, but her first name is Jacquelynn. I think. Maybe her kid entered the contest while Mommy was painting.  I just thought of that. Could someone please tell this woman to email me? About two more weeks and I’m going to ask Carissa to pick a different winner.

When you find her, here is the message: “Jacquelynn, I have spent your $50 and given your copy of “Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger” to someone else. I have to sell some more books. Then, if you ever email me, I will send you the Amazon gift card and the ebook. Unless Carissa picks a new winner.”

The Dangerous and Blessed Life of Our Latest Winner

We Have A Winner!

Meet Mrs. Johns,

A Very Interesting Mother,  

With a 

Very Interesting Life

Many of you expressed an ardent desire last week to win the author autographed copy of Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger.  Well, you have lost. I’m truly sorry. Sigh. There was only one autographed copy of Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger available for the Kid Lit Blog Hop Giveaway, a mega-giveaway hosted by 82 wonderful blogs (including this one) which ended sometime around Sunday.

By D.M. Cherubim This book recently won a Silver Medal from Readers' Favorite, for its 5 star review.

By D.M. Cherubim
This book recently won a Silver Medal from Readers’ Favorite, for its 5 star review.

But I have some very interesting news for you as a surprise consolation prize. Guess who won?  Gretta Johns! A mother of three wonderful children! A homeschooler! A wife! But those are not the only interesting things to know about our winner, Mrs. Johns. Mrs. Johns also is living the life that some, if not all, of you have dreamed about.

Just recently, Mrs. Johns and her husband leapt into their red Suburban and drove to Mexico. They went to village “M.”

“As far as risk with our work, the cartel is making its presence known more in “Village M” and asking questions to villagers about our team,” Mrs. Johns wrote in her family blog, The Johns Family Blog.  They also know what our vehicle looks like now too.  Because of this, our housing situation in “Village M” is still not secure.”

Sounds suspiciously like Mr. and Mrs. Smith, that 2005  movie with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, doesn’t it?  You remember, the bored married couple who found out they were both master assassins after being sent on the same job.

Carne Asada and Thessalonians I

She also wrote this in The Johns Family Blog:

“Oscar, Minerva & Ariana are believers in the village and they are also our points of contact in this village.  We always coordinate with them when we are coming to visit and they often have us to their home for various meals and activities.  For dinner, we made carne asada (meat), beans and rice…” and then, the next morning, she said, “We went through I Thessalonians chapters 1-3 during this time.”   In another place, she mentions “the Federali,” a high-profile reminder of the danger in the area. The Federali like to sit in the back of trucks with M-16 machine guns clearly visible.

Cartels, carne asada and Federali. It sounds like a scene out of Dan Brown’s next book, Thessalonians, in which the secret Bible code is finally demystified and some Catholic priests… Well, I suppose Mr. Brown wouldn’t want me to give away the plot.

So at this point, you must be thinking Mr. and Mrs. Johns lead one very interesting life. They do.

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Mr. and Mrs. Johns are not Mr. and Mrs. Smith. But the Kid Lit Blog Hop Winners lead a very exciting life. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But it’s not what you think. Mr. and Mrs. Johns are not Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Nor are they a couple joining up with Bruce Willis in the latest Die Hard series.

The Johns are full-time Christian missionaries.

If you’ve ever wanted to hear the nitty gritty about what it’s like to be a true missionary, out there in very dangerous areas trying to bring the Word of God to people who might hate you, you should read her blog and look at The Johns Family mission blog, www.arisegosend.com.  The stories are amazing. The pictures are amazing. What they are doing is amazing. And on top of all that, they have UNO and mole and salsa and all kinds of trendy Mexican American dishes that aren’t trendy out there in real Mexico, they’re just real food.

So after all this excitement in her real life, do you suppose Mrs. Johns was jumping up and down and screaming, “I won, I won!” when she got the “Don’t Delete This You Really Won” email? I have no idea. I wasn’t there. Here is what she emailed back:

“I look forward to reading this book as a read-aloud with our 3 children.  It is always fun to read a book that engages their imaginations, paints visual pictures and keeps them guessing the outcome and Mary Baker and the Eye of the Tiger sounds like it will do just that.”

I can only hope Mary Baker and The Eye of The Tiger will be half as interesting to her children as Mr. and Mrs. John’s real life.

P.S. Don’t miss the Playing UNO with Oscar part. Oh, and foodies beware: Mrs. Johns was served the best-sounding straight-out-of-the-water-and-onto-the-table fish and shrimp meal.  Oscar caught it. And it’s not at a destination restaurant.

Yes, We Have a Winner in the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

NEWS FLASH: Yes! We have a winner in the Kid Lit Blog Hop! The winner has an email, and I am waiting for a response before revealing the name. A hint; Someone who is not at home. The answer will come as soon as I’m given permission to release it!  – the author.

You are Too Late! It Was Children’s Book Week!

Here is the old post, if you feel you need to catch up:

And while Mary Baker is not a young children’s book, the kids like it too. Parents have told me so. So have some fairly young adults.

So in honor of Children’s Book Week, I’m offering a free copy of, you guessed it:

Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger

A book that is getting great reviews. And already won a Silver Medal from Readers’ Favorite for its highest review possible of 5 stars. One reviewer even said this is the type of book that reminds you of why you began reading in the first place.

To enter, see below.

And, while I’m at it, I found a wonderful site full of free stories, myths, legends, ghost stories and tall tales. You can read them yourself or read them to your kids every night from a tablet or cell phone. It’s called AmericanFolklore.net.

I found it because this Kid Lit Blog Hop got me thinking about favorite kid books. There’s one that comes up again and again in life. You can’t avoid it, really. I’m talking about the Uncle Remus story about Tar-Baby. It’s an often misconstrued tale that truly shouldn’t be taken any way except for what the author actually intended: a light-hearted funny tale that teaches us a little bit about life.

"Tell me where I can get a copy of that Mary Baker book now, or I'll throw you in the river!"

“Tell me where I can get a copy of that Mary Baker book now, or I’ll throw you in the river!”

Contrary to the ugly rumors you’ve heard, “Tar-Baby” is a tale about a bunny rabbit who falls into a trap carefully laid by an enemy, the fox. The bunny makes a tragic mistake that nearly costs him his life by overreacting to what he considers a rudeness of the fake person, a little guy made out of tar. The more he punches the fake person, the more stuck he gets. His enemy, the fox, who was hiding in the brush, is happy he has successfully trapped the rabbit. Thinking fast, the rabbit begins begging that the fox not throw him into the briar patch. Rabbits, the reader knows, live safely in the briar patch. No enemies can get past the thorns, especially the fox. But the fox falls for the strategy, and throws the rabbit into the briar patch. The fox gloats, thinking he has finally destroyed an elusive quarry. Then, he hears a voice calling his name. There’s the rabbit, happily combing tar out of his fur with a wood chip.

The trickster is tricked.

This story tells us so much about life. It is possible to outwit an enemy who never gives up trying to get you. It’s possible to right your life even after you have made tragic and seemingly irreversible errors. Or you’re trapped. And in the end, it’s possible for both of them, enemies, to live on; the rabbit in the safety of the briar patch and the fox out in the fields somewhere.

Tar-Baby is a famous plot. Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger is probably not a book you are familiar with; it’s new. But you’ll find the new book tells us much about life. That it’s possible to outwit an enemy who overwhelms you with superior knowledge and size and age. That when you feel most trapped in a bad life, things may suddenly change. Don’t give up hope. At the end, everyone may or may not live to meet again. And helpless ones, such as children and younger people, are usually safer in safe places (a briar patch, if you will, of family, friends, teachers or just good people) and not out there in the wild, alone where the fox prowls.

I sometimes think of rabbits when people start talking about blog hops. Then I think of rabbit stories.

If you’re intrigued enough to buy a beautiful hardcover copy of Uncle Remus, here’s somebody else’s book: Uncle Remus.

But if you really want an author signed, paperback copy, 6″x9″, of Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger, enter this blog hop giveaway.

It's time to meet the world's favorite cockatoo! Enter this week to win a free, author signed paperback copy of this fantaboulistic book, Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger.

It’s time to meet the world’s favorite cockatoo! Enter this week to win a free, author signed paperback copy of this fantaboulistic book, Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger.

The Kindle and ebook version are normally on sale for $5.99. The book is available worldwide on Amazon.com. It’s also available in paperback for a sale price of $9.03.

 

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A Giveaway for Kids

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The Kids in You

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My Mom Likes it Too!

I hid my new book from my mother.

I confess it.

She’s an avid reader. A devourer of books. She’ll read anything, anywhere, anytime.

But she’s also a critic.

“I didn’t like that one,” I’ll hear her quip about the latest James Patterson best seller.

“This one was a little slow at the start,” she’ll say about some poor famous author. I avert my eyes so the author’s name is not seared on my brain next to the brutal comment.

“I’m not sure I liked that book’s ending.” I make a mental note to avoid that one too. Or maybe I should make a point of reading it, so I have something to bring up at the next family dinner to deflect the usual: My old flames and whatever happened to s0-and-so boyfriend. “He was so nice.”

The masses are a cornucopia of opinions. So far, my book is everything from an “‘Algonquin Round Table’ of imagination and magic precisely”  to “I can’t wait for the movie” and just about everything in between. But Moms are a rigid brick and mortar wall when it comes to their own children. My Mom almost always reminds me that I shouldn’t wear those linen pants unless I’ve ironed them first.

And I really, really wasn’t expecting what happened when I finally let my Mom know my first book was out.

“I can’t put it down! Your writing is so refreshing. You know, I haven’t read any fiction from you lately.”

Yes, it’s true. I’ve been writing non-fiction on the front pages of newspapers almost every day for, well, let’s say more than a decade. I’m a big fan of the phrase, “Truth is stranger than fiction.” And yes, I haven’t written fiction since, well, I was a kid.

For Mother’s Day weekend, this book, which includes a very bad Mother, is only 99 cents for the ebook version on Amazon.com. I thought it would make Moms feel good about how they’re not that bad. Like Anna in the book.

So she’s in the middle of reading it. I just hope the ending’s ok.

English: Roses

Life never promised you a rose garden. Read Mary Baker instead. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wizards on Sale! Just Kidding. It’s a book. The book’s on sale.

Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger

Will Be On Sale For Only

99 Cents

This Weekend Only

This book has been getting great reviews, including a silver medal from Readers’ Favorite for  its highest review of 5 stars. Sylvia Heslin, for Readers’ Favorite, called the book “rare and intriguing.”

Kids and adults find the magic in Mary Baker to be compelling for all ages. It’s the kind of book you’ll never forget.

The Kindle and ebook version will return to its normal price of $5.99 after this weekend. Get it while you can. The book is available worldwide on Amazon.com. It’s also available in paperback for a sale price of $9.03 this weekend.

Ms. Edna Bicklebocker asks you to please not be quiet about the 99-cent sale of the  wonderfully good read, Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger.

Ms. Edna Bicklebocker asks you to please not be quiet about the 99-cent sale of the wonderfully good read, Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger.

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Win a Free Copy

Children’s Book Week

A Giveaway for Kids

and

The Kids in You

Enter this week to win a free, author signed paperback copy of this fantaboulistic book, Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger

Enter this week to win a free, author signed paperback copy of this fantaboulistic book, Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger

All you have to do is enter your information here. I keep names and emails private.  Winners will be notified the week of May 20.

Results of Fantabulistic Giveaway Due Out Any Minute Now, Or Any Day

A Winner Will Be Announced Soon

Somebody Will Be Getting This Incredulobulustic Book and $50 As Soon As We Find Them

We have a winner in the $50 and a copy of Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger, the startling new Kids, Young Adult and Kids at Heart book that is rocking some worlds. As soon as we locate the winner, and they give us permission, the two blogs that put this wonderful giveaway together will post the results. Stay tuned.

Balloons at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

We are searching for the winner right now. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And in case you missed this earlier:

Pre-Summer Sale 99 Cents: Get Your Beach Read Early

For Now, Costs Less Than A Cup of Coffee

This weekend, Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger, is on pre-summer sale. This means you can get it for only 99 cents. I know, money can’t buy you love. Maybe a good read for the beach, for less than the cost of a cup of coffee, can.

This insanely low price of only 99 cents probably won’t last. Grab this book while you can get it.

It’s a good read, reviewers say. It’s the best kind of book for the summer: Readers’ Favorite just gave it a silver medal, its highest review honor. It’s got some surprises. Some very lovable characters. And light in the darkest places.

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A perfect sunny day at the beach at Joss Bay, a rural beach not far from Broadstairs in Kent, England, where no doubt wise shoppers already are reading Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last Day to Win A Good Book and $50!

It’s the last day to enter the author’s giveaway of the new book Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger and a $50 Amazon.com gift card. You can use the money to buy many more copies of the book for your friends, or a cozy blanket, some tea or hot chocolate, and a good reading lamp. Or socks.

To enter (be careful, many people cannot find the apparently super secret entry button), please leave a comment or reply or hit the responses button anywhere on this blog. It’s usually a small red button. Leave a response or comment. You are then entered.

You then need to do one more little thing to enter.  Visit the girl reviewer blog by Carissa Bookworm:

http://literaryexcursionsfromagirl.weebly.com/

Just stroll on over to the responses button, and then onto Carissa's site. It's worth it!

Just stroll on over to the responses button, and then onto Carissa’s site. It’s worth it!

and just leave your comment or whatever she asks for there. It probably takes less than a minute.

I know you want the money. But you want the book too. This fantasy novel already is getting great reviews from kids, teens and adults. It has won a silver medal from Reader’ Favorite, its highest review award. The book is normally $5.99 for the eBook version, now on sale for summer: just $.99 cents. So even if you don’t win, you won anyway. Sort of. It costs less than a cup of coffee. And the satisfaction lasts longer.

A Book for All Wizards, and Now, Everybody Else

Mommies and Kids Love it Too.

 A Book Without a Genre,

an eBook Without an Age Hook

YA Fantasy, General Fiction or Just a Good Book to Read the Kids?

Some might call Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger an unusual book. It’s not just the magic in it they’re talking about.

One of the beautiful problems of the book is that it doesn’t fit easily into any genre, and now it clearly doesn’t appeal only to one targeted age group. It’s a round peg, a large one, trying to squeeze into small, square holes. Doesn’t fit well anywhere.

Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger is most often categorized into YA fantasy. This is a wide-open field that usually includes sorceresses and wizards or trolls mucking about in other worlds. Sometimes dragons show up, sometimes able, handsome warriors with magical gifts and swords.

Mary Baker, the book, has both the real world, where Mary Baker has a really terrible Mom and a pot belly step-Dad, and a fantasy world of magic creatures, spirits, powers, and surprises you won’t expect. The surprises are enough to boot the book out of fantasy and into other genres. It could almost get into general fiction, spirituality, mystery, paranormal and perhaps others.

The story lines aren’t the only unusual part of the book. Across the board, reviewers and readers are saying it’s for all ages. Kind of the Mary Poppins of YA Fantasy.

Just yesterday, when I thought the book was squarely where I thought it would land, solely in the hands and minds of young wizards, a mommy with kids spoke up:

Fantastic Adventure!

April 26, 2013

By  Danielle Marie

This review is from: Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger (Kindle Edition)

I am always on the lookout for quality children’s books. I love to read aloud to my bunch and this one was a hit.

A mystical, magical tale about little Mary Baker who was handed a rough lot in life. Through a series of events life takes an interesting turn. This book definitely has a similar feel to Harry Potter, but don’t let that turn you off. It isn’t just a remake. Mary Baker is a great character and you will fall in love with her and her adventures.

Will there be a book 2? My family hopes so!

A pleasant read for all ages.

So far, adults love the book, kids love the book, teens love the book, critics love the book, Daddies love the book.

And now Mommies and their kids love it too.

Mommy Sandwich - Week 2 my kids & me

A Mommy Sandwich (Photo credit: ~PhotograTree~)

Mr. Hedgehog’s Secret Pile of Links

 “It’s my most favorite magical book,” Mr. Hedgehog says

 

I know, I know. The button for the giveaway is impossible to find. And now, you ask, where did you hide the book? I actually want to buy a copy, not just wait for a giveaway or a free download day.

Well, the good news is that you have found the one place where all the links to buy the book are listed. Yes, you have somehow gotten past the guard at the secret gate and found Mr. Hedgehog and his secret pile of links, which he has hidden in forest of the magic school’s grounds.  (No doubt you bribed the gatekeeper. Or, you’ve already read Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger and you now know how to get through secret gates.) In any event, this is the one place where you can find all the available copies left of this magical book.

The eBook and paperback versions of Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger are available on Amazon.com, worldwide. Some of the worldwide links are listed below. Unfortunately, I don’t speak Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French, German or most languages besides English, even though I have always wanted to.  So when I tried to get you the links for, say, Amazon Japan, I found the book, but I couldn’t read a word of the listing. Except the title. And my name. If your country’s link is not below, just go to your country’s Amazon.com, search for Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger, and it will come up. I trust you can read Chinese, or whatever your home country language is. The book is in English. Well, American, to be exact. I’ve noticed there’s quite a difference.

For now, the book is only available on Amazon.com, because the eBook is listed in the Kindle Select program. In a few months, it might become available elsewhere.

Mr. Hedgehog cares where the Mary Baker books are. Here are his collection of links.

Mr. Hedgehog cares where the Mary Baker books are. Here is his collection of links.

Mr. Hedgehog’s Links for Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger

U.S. Kindle and Paperback Versions

UK Version

 Canadian version. 

Kids, Watch out for Shasta! He’s Been Casting Invisibility Spells Again!

Alberich puts on the Tarnhelm and vanishes, hi...

Invisible. Illustration by Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Notice to: Kids, Teens and Adults

From:

Author D.M. Cherubim

Re: Invisibility Problem

Date: August 16, 2013

It has come to my attention that almost none of you can find the “dang-blasted comments button” or anything resembling a reply button on this site.

The good news is that most of you have found it, despite your fears to the contrary. I have proof of this: your comments (entries) for the $50 Amazon.com gift card and the free, signed copy of the newly released Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger or a free download of the book, have been showing up in my inbox.  Just find the comments and follow them to the end, and there should be something resembling a way to reply, comments or “responses.”

Right this minute, the correct, often impossible-to-find red button, says “43 responses” on it. Hit it. Hit anything like it. Then you’re in.

I will warn you: Watch out for Shasta. At least I think that’s his name. Hi, my name is Shazma!  He’s one of those pesky little, well, somebody’s who’s been casting invisibility spells on the giveaway button. I don’t know why. I just want to get the book for myself. We are working hard at this site to remedy the problem.

Meanwhile, considering this problem with Shasta, or whatever his name is, if you can find anywhere on the site to comment, we’ll take that as an entry!

Did Justin Beiber Get A Copy?

NEWS FLASH: Even though it looks like Justin Beiber downloaded Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger on Twitter today, while it was a free YA book, it is highly unlikely. However, for the sake of putting a stop to the rumor,  here is an actual, not Photoshop doctored screenshot of the Twitter activity surrounding Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger on April 14, 2013:

I am not making this up. Maybe Beiber will become a  "Beliebaker."

I am not making this up. Maybe Beiber will become a “Beliebaker.”

For those of you who can’t read small type, from reading Mary Baker well into the wee hours of the morning, here is the regular-sized transcript version of the beiber twitter:

  1. D.M. Cherubim ‏@DMCherubim 52m#YA #books New YA books blog launched today, and a #FREE YA fantasy book Today to celebrate! YA Fantasy Books Blog: http://yafantasybooks.tumblr.com 


  1. Justin Bieber ‏@unfsel 1hi got the books from the shop from ig for free. thank yaaa i love ya

  1. D.M. Cherubim ‏@DMCherubim 14h#YA #Books Abusive home to spiritual heroine.The sometimes funny tale of Mary Baker. Laugh. Cry. Dream. #free today http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Baker-Eye-Tiger-ebook/dp/B00BR4LZAC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363913872&sr=1-1&keywords=mary+baker+and+the+eye+of+the+tiger …

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Me, I don’t even know if that’s a valid Beiber tweet or a Belieber wannabe or a publicity person paid by Beiber. But I do know this: it’s at the very least a coincidence that Justin Beiber, a YA icon, landed his tweet about getting free ebooks on Sunday, right between my two tweets about the book. Those two tweets showed up if you search “free YA books.” Coincidence? Or what?

 

 

J.K. Rowling and a RA-RA for a YA Book

Kids & Wizards

A new YA book has put thekindlebookreview.net under a spell!

Here is what they are saying today:

J.K. Rowling Fans…You’re Going to LOVE D.M. Cherubim

If you are looking for a magical escape take a look at today’s HOT NEW Release, Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger by D.M. Cherubim. “D.M. Cherubim has weaved everything into Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger perfectly, with plenty of amusing moments, an ending you won’t suspect is coming and a really evil wizard who your kids will love to boo. Add it to you bookshelf today, you won’t be disappointed.” –Pat Hatt

**FREE for a limited time ONLY!!

A Little About Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger:

Mary Baker is bullied by a mother who hates her and her mother’s boyfriend is a redneck plumber with a big gut. It’s only the mysterious happenings that keep her life fun and interesting. Like the anonymous gifts that come in the mail or the flocks of black birds that follow her. Then one day, a death and a mysterious, magical stone with symbols on it, called The Eye of the Tiger, bring her great wealth and a new life attending a school of white magic.

About the Author:

D.M. Cherubim was born in Duluth, Minnesota, a twin city on the shores of the mighty Lake Superior. Cherubim was an award-winning political, government and environmental journalist for two decades. Cherubim’s stories ranged from interviews with U.S. presidents to Disneyland tourists dressed like Mickey Mouse. In 2003, she became very ill and quit feeding the newspaper beast. In 2005, after “redlining” in a hospital bed, she had an experience of God in a bright light. When she returned to her body, she felt a new purpose for being here. Doctors at the time gave Cherubim less than three months to live. Since then, Cherubim has had a miraculous recovery. Cherubim has been working on her books from some of the most inspiring and spiritual places in the world, including southern California, Hawaii, and now, south Florida.

Some Praise for Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger:

“Magic, some religion, and gratitude to a higher power are what make the story rare and intriguing. I feel that D.M. Cherubim writes about Mary’s unfortunate abuse situation in such a straightforward manner that it genuinely grasps the reader’s attention… although the character of Mary Baker is fictional, she could be any child, anywhere in U.S.A. …I am sure “Mary Baker and the Eye of the Tiger” is a great book to read for children, preteens as well as young adults and even adults.” – Sylvia Heslin, for Readers’ Favorite.

“In a breezy writing style, Cherubim brings readers into Mary Baker’s universe where a bright cockatoo named Busby steals expensive jewelry, and there’s a magical stone, the Tiger’s Eye, that can make its owner wealthy beyond imagination.” –Michael Thal

“I throughly enjoyed reading Mary Baker and the Eye of the Tiger. There’s something about this book that is just magical. Granted, it is about magic, but it is so much more than that. This book grabs you the instant you begin reading it, and takes you for a fun ride! Read it. You won’t regret it.” –Michael Hall

Take a magical journey with Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger today.

A Silver Medal on The Tiger’s Eye?

Ohhh, the dilemma! Where will I fit a large, shiny, bright, new silver medal on the book’s cover from Readers’ Favorite, which just gave Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger 5 stars (their highest rating!) (Books that get the highest rating get this award)? Definitely not on the eye. Has anyone taken a good look at the symbols in the eye of the tiger on the cover? The meanings may or may not be revealed in the book. Symbols always have some secrets, you know.

Here are some excerpts from the review:

“Magic, some religion, and gratitude to a higher power are what make the story rare and intriguing. I feel that D.M. Cherubim writes about Mary’s unfortunate abuse situation in such a straightforward manner that it genuinely grasps the reader’s attention… although the character of Mary Baker is fictional, she could be any child, anywhere in U.S.A. …I am sure “Mary Baker and the Eye of the Tiger” is a great book to read for children, preteens as well as young adults and even adults.” – Sylvia Heslin for Readers’ Favorite.

 You can read the entire silver medal, 5-star review at Readers’ Favorite.

A free eBook and $50!

Originally posted on D. M. Cherubim:

 (NEWS FLASH! The eBook version of this book is temporarily available for sale at the I-can’t-wait-for-summer bargain price of just 99 cents.  To enter the giveaway that includes the $50, read on.)

Imagine curling up with a good book, some hot tea, a warm and cozy blanket and a perfect reading lamp. You now have this opportunity, even if you’re a kid or unemployed or otherwise financially challenged.

Carissa Bookworm (not her real name, I think) and I are having a fantabuloustic giveaway running through April for an eBook copy of Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger(by D.M. Cherubim)!  And a $50 Amazon Gift Card, so you can buy all the beautiful, collectible paperback copies of Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger you want (to go with the comfy blanket and some hot chocolate and whatever you like to read with.) The…

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A free eBook and $50!

 (NEWS FLASH! The eBook version of this book is temporarily available for sale at the I-can’t-wait-for-summer bargain price of just 99 cents.  To enter the giveaway that includes the $50, read on.)

Imagine curling up with a good book, some hot tea, a warm and cozy blanket and a perfect reading lamp. You now have this opportunity, even if you’re a kid or unemployed or otherwise financially challenged.

Carissa Bookworm (not her real name, I think) and I are having a fantabuloustic giveaway running through April for an eBook copy of Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger (by D.M. Cherubim)!  And a $50 Amazon Gift Card, so you can buy all the beautiful, collectible paperback copies of Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger you want (to go with the comfy blanket and some hot chocolate and whatever you like to read with.) The author, Cherubim, will even sign one of those copies, if you wish.

To enter, fill out this short survey below (where it says “comment.”)

Then, visit Carissa’s website (http://literaryexcursionsfromagirl.weebly.com), and fill out her free survey. Congrats, you are now entered in the giveaway!!!

 *DON’T FORGET! YOU CAN ENTER ONCE A DAY!*

*ALSO: YOU HAVE TO DO CHERUBIM’S AND CARISSA’S 

SURVEY TO BE ENTERED*

I know, I know. You have no real desire to run around two different blogs just for a really good chance to win $50 and a free eBook, currently priced at $5.99. (NEWS FLASH REPEAT! This eBook is temporarily discounted to $.99. Get it while it’s on sale! Before I come to my senses!) But think of how fun it will be to not only post your pithy comments in my comments box, but you can visit Carissa, a tween in Texas who writes seriously awesome book reviews from the perspective of a tween. Let’s face it. Kid power rocks. Now go write two comments and hope for the best.

To find the Super Secret, Impossible to Find, Right in Plain View Button to Enter, read on.

ITS THE BRIGHT RED, COMMENT OR RESPONSES BUTTON, HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

FIND IT, HIT IT, WRITE A REPLY AND

You are entered!

If you still can’t find it, leave a reply ANYWHERE on this blog, and you will be automatically entered!

(If you just buy the book, you will know how to find lost or secret things, and this won’t happen to you anymore!)

LATE BREAKING NEWS WARNING: Someone or something, who’s name sounds like Shasta, has been casting invisibility spells on the entry button. Don’t despair. Enter anywhere. 

Aaaarrrrgghhhh! Will these great reviews ever stop?

Just kidding! Pat Hatt, no relation to The Cat from The Cat in the Hat,  but a kid’s book writer extraordinaire, said some really beautiful words about the Young YA book, Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger. In fact, it’s pure poetry.

Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Everything A Book Should Have And More!, March 14, 2013

By Pat Hatt (Canadian children’s book author.)

This review is from: Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger (Kindle Edition and Paperback)

I haven’t read a children’s book of this caliber in a very long time, and that’s saying something because being a children’s picture book author myself I get asked to review many other children’s books. Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger has it all. Also don’t let the term “children” fool you, for all ages in your household will enjoy reading it from start to finish.

I’d actually relate it in a sense to Harry Potter, which obviously, millions have enjoyed no matter their age. Except unlike J.K. Rowling, D.M. Cherubim focuses on life over death throughout the story. Also to my surprise many of the spells used in this magical world are actually real ones that have been performed by many in reality, whether or not they truly work is ones own prerogative, but little witches, wizards and sorcerers will truly get a kick out of them.

Another major draw that D.M. Cherubim did a splendid job of incorporating, was many real issues that face youth, and us all, today. Yet they aren’t thrown in the readers face and are instead left for all to surmise themselves. Which is rare this day in age, as all people seem to focus on is an issue and hammer it into a childs mind. Instead here you will get issues hidden behind an entertaining, full of life read, with characters your children can relate too.

In short D.M. Cherubim has weaved everything into Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger perfectly, with plenty of amusing moments, an ending you won’t suspect is coming and a really evil wizard who your kids will love to boo. Add it to you bookshelf today, you won’t be disappointed.

 

Some people might say enough said. Don’t listen to them.

“If you are a Harry Potter fan, you will love this book.”

Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger is getting great reviews. No, really awesome reviews. Incredible, edible, really whackadaisicle reviews! Michael Hall took the time to share his thoughts in a his review on Amazon.com:

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read!, March 17, 2013

By Michael Hall

This review is from: Mary Baker: and The Eye of the Tiger (Volume 1) (Available in Paperback and for Kindle.)

I throughly enjoyed reading Mary Baker and the Eye of the Tiger. There’s something about this book that is just magical. Granted, it is about magic, but it is so much more than that.

If you are a Harry Potter fan, you will love this book. There were hateful parents, mysterious relatives, a large inheritance, a magical school, and a handful of good friends to protect the eye of the tiger stone. The best part was that this story was from the perspective of a young girl, instead of a boy, so you’re getting a completely different experience.

Busby was my favorite character! What an adorable, amazingly smart little bird. And his role in the book was incredibly important!

This book grabs you the instant you begin reading it, and takes you for a fun ride! Read it. You won’t regret it.

 

Website coming soon: DMCherubim.com

Blog Location: (You’re already here, silly. DMCherubim.wordpress.com)

Available as a Kindle Book and a Paperback.