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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Did I Notice Your Book Blogfest



Ninja Captain, Alex Cavanaugh, and Ciara Knight came up with a really cool idea:  inundate the blogosphere with awesome books, and then see if we can get the authors to notice that we promoted their books.

What book did I notice?  The Carousel Ghost, by Andrea Pelleschi.



When I saw the title, I knew I had to read it!  I'm like a little kid, and I love riding carousels.  So if you add a ghost to it, that's even better!

Here's the book description from Amazon: 

Fourteen-year-old Kate's traditional first day at Wildwood Lake Park couldn't get any worse. Besides problems with her best friend and the obnoxious, but cute, boy from school named Tommy, there's the new haunted carousel ride. When Kate goes for a spin, she finds herself transported back in time and into the body of a ghost named Isabelle, circa 1928. Isabelle's husband carved the horse, and the rumor is that he also murdered Isabelle.




Back in the present, Kate teams up with Tommy to solve the mystery of how Isabelle died, even if it means more terrifying rides on the carousel. As the investigation goes on, Kate finds herself growing closer to Isabelle than she is with Meghan. So when the carousel is slated to be dismantled for the park museum, Kate hurries to solve the mystery before Isabelle is doomed to wander the park--and Kate's dreams--forever.


Here's my review:

5.0 out of 5 stars Well-paced Mystery October 6, 2012


By Sherry Ellis VINE™ VOICE

Rumor has it that the carousel at Wildwood Lake Park is haunted by Isabelle, the murdered wife of the man who made the carousel horses. When fourteen-year-old Kate takes a ride on the carousel "war horse," she finds herself transported into the body of Isabelle and taken back to the year 1928. There, she discovers the truth of what really happened.



Carousel Ghost is an intriguing mystery which will compel readers to keep "turning the pages" to learn about the ghost and find out what really happened to her. There's also a sweet side story of a friendship between Kate and a cute boy named Tommy. The book is well-written with believable characters and a well-paced plot. It's a perfect read for kids ages ten and up.    


Doesn't that sound like a good read?  You have to check it out!

If you want to follow Andrea, here's her website  and her Twitter page.

Now to go and see if I can make her notice.  Wish me luck!



90 comments:

  1. ooo what a great story! and the picture is beautifully spooky!

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  2. Sounds cool! Good luck getting the author to notice. I'm hoping mine does as well!
    http://libbyheily.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't think she's noticed yet :( but hopefully she'll see it in her sales!

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  3. Hi Sherry - sounds like a great read .. I love carousels too ... so interesting - cheers Hilary

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  4. A ghost in a carousel that is an original idea, sounds good and nice promo idea too.

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    1. I think this blogfest is a fabulous idea. That's why I had to do it!

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  5. That's a very interesting story. Whenever I see a carousel, especially the old ones with lots of carvings, there's always an air of mystery to it.

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    1. I love old carousel horses. I wish those horses could talk and tell you about the people who have ridden them.

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  6. Perfect timing with a ghost story! So nice to meet you through the blog fest :-) Write on!

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  7. Sounds like an interesting book. Cool cover. Thanks for sharing about it.

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    1. It is a really good book. I'm happy to spread the word about it!

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  8. I loved this one. Really appreciated your choosing this one to post today!

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    1. It's a book that's a little different from a lot I've seen featured.

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  9. The one thing I don't remember about being ten was reading a story with ghosts in it. Maybe if I'd been introduced then they wouldn't frighten me now?

    Thanks for the recommendation and the visit today, nice to meet you via the blog hop!

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  10. This sounds like a great story! I like the mix of ghosts+carousel+body transportation...

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  11. Oh, interesting premise. I love carosels and the idea of a haunted one is cool.

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  12. This might get my vote for best cover in DINYB, and I've loved most of them. Just great! And the story sounds spooky, which is definitely my thing. :-)

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  13. Carousels and ghost - two creeptastic things. Sounds great.

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  14. This sounds intriguing. I love reading about time travel.

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  15. This sounds wonderful. I know the perfect person who would love it as a gift.

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  16. this sounds amazing---what a creative idea!!

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  17. And yet another YA to pass on to readers I know. Maybe even a gift to a voracious reader I know.

    Lots of YA books out here in the blogfest.

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    1. I noticed a lot of them, too! It's great to know about them.

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  18. That sounds really good. And look at all these comments.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I love these comments! I hope they result in a sales spike for Andrea!

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  19. That sounds like a great story! Plus the cover is cool.

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    1. LOL! I'm glad I wasn't the one riding it!

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  21. Oo, I love that cover. Very original! :)

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  22. What a wonderful concept for a book. Like you, I love carousels. I also love anything at the amusement park. I like the cover art too.

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  23. Ohh, the cover and title both rock!

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  24. I love the carousel too. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Wow, this sounds like a great story and I just love love the cover! Thanks for highlighting this one, going to add this to my list for sure. (I like riding carousels too (: )

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    1. I don't think I'll ever stop liking carousels - even when I'm 92 years old. LOL!

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  26. What an intriguing story. I'd love to read The Carousal Ghost too. Sounds lika a mytery that needs to be solved by reading!

    Nas

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  27. I love carousals, too, and the cover image for the book you are featuring is wonderful. I'm really enjoying this blogfest.

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    1. I enjoyed reading all the selections from the blogfest, too. What a great idea it was!

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  28. It does sound like a great read.

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  29. Cool cover. Has a rustic feel.
    Thanks for participating in our blogfest!

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    1. Thanks for cohosting this! It was a fantastic idea, and I'm glad I was a part of it!

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  30. I love the phrase, "a haunted carousel ride."

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  31. That cover is so intriguing! I love the premise. Thanks for participating!

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    1. Thanks for coming up with this blogfest! It was a fantastic idea!

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  32. What's freaky is I was writing about carousels in my WIP yesterday. Thanks, Sherry.

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    1. Cool! I hope your book gets published. I'd love to read it!

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  33. Looks like a ghost story and a little time travel all mixed together, which could make a very good read. Thanks.

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  34. This sounds awesome! I'm definitely adding it to my list :)

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  35. Wow, this sounds pretty intense! Nice pick!

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  36. I love the cover! Sounds like a fun mystery, too.

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  37. It most certainly sounds like a great read. I also like the cover.

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  38. Ohhh. Intriguing. Happy blog hopping!!

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  39. That does sound like a good book! My kids love riding the carousel :)

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  40. Carousel does sound like an interesting read. Haunted equipment and time travel. Cool stuff.

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  41. Another new author and new book. This is what makes these Blogfests so much fun.

    And seeing you are a childrens author, I run a Childrens Author series every December just in time for the holidays. Just reply at my blog and we'll set it up.

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  42. Some of those carousel horses are pretty creepy so I can see where the idea for this book came from. Another one for the to-read list! :-)

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    1. Yeah, I guess some can be creepy. I had never really thought of that.

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