Book Tours: Starter Day Party Magdalena Gottschalk: The Crooked Trail

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for YA fantasy “Magdalena Gottschalk: The Crooked Trail”. The tour runs from August 28 to September 28. I hope you enjoy the tour, and stay tuned for my review on September 6.

Tour Schedule

August 28th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

August 29th: Book Excerpt @ Author C.A. Milson’s Blog

August 30th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ CTRL Alt Books

September 2nd: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

September 4th: Author Interview @ The Resistance

September 5th:  Book Excerpt @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

September 6th: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

September 7th: Author Interview @ Mythical Books

September 8th: Book Excerpt @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

September 9th: Book Excerpt @ Morbid Romantic Reviews

September 10th: Book Excerpt @ T’s Stuff

September 12th: Book Review and Giveaway @ Bookish Madness

September 14th: Book Excerpt @ Books, Dreams, Life

September 16th: Author Interview @ The Single Libarian

September 18th: Book Excerpt @ Just Books

September 19th: Book Excerpt @ Lisa Queen of Random

September 20th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Nesie’s Place

September 22nd:  Book Review @ Books are Forever

September 24th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Silver Dagger Scriptorium

September 25th: Author Interview @ JB Bookworms

September 26th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

September 28th: Author Interview and Giveaway @ Majanka’s Blog

About the Book

Title: Magdalena Gottschalk: The Crooked Trail

Author: M. Gail Grant

Genre: YA Fantasy

The enchanted secret of Lily Brooke was safe and sound, until Magdalena and her thirteen-year-old friends accidentally unleashed the revengeful demons of the past. How were they supposed to know that a friendly expedition in the woods on a stress-free Saturday morning would lead to the most intense and scary moments of their lives? So many mysterious happenings have occurred ever since they found that crooked trail leading to the sacrificial cave, and hidden monstrosity of a treehouse. With the chanting voices and shrill noises that only Magdalena could hear, the friends decide there is something sinister living amongst them. Time is of the essence to save Lily Brooke and their childhood club, the Mystical Alliance of Lily Brooke, knows it is up to them to capture the demons hiding in their community and set the town free. Witches, wizards, and some black magic may just be what it takes for Magdalena and her best friends to save the day.

Author Bio

Melinda Gail resides in Canton, Georgia with her three daughters, husband of over twenty years, and two adorable fur babies.  Surrounded by the north Georgia mountains, the scenery provides for inspirational settings for her novels. Being raised in the south, she brings a little southern flair and tradition to her characters, all the while remembering the adventurous nature of middle grades to young adult age children. With a passion for the extraordinary and imagination, Melinda hopes you enter a world of fantasy as you see life through the eyes of the characters.

Writing has always been her underlying passion in life. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and a minor in Sociology, she felt understanding and studying human behavior on the individual and collective level, would apply to anything and everything chosen to do in life. Identified as being a strong writer for her age at the time, she attended a summer literary writer’s camp around age twelve. She flourished and loved every moment of the experience and it has stayed with her throughout adulthood.

The desire to write has always been an integral part of who Melinda is, and about eight months ago she decided it was time. Having always been an avid reader of topics from intense young adult fantasy and thrillers, to light hearted summer romances, she chose juvenile to young adult ages for her book. In middle school summers, she would stay up to the wee hours of the morning reading because she just couldn’t put the book down. This basic idea, not being able to put a book down, is the principal she built on while writing Magdalen Gottschalk: The Crooked Trail. It has moments of ease, moments of intensity, moments of humor, striving to offer some of her own personality in her writings. There is a time for sweetness, a time for seriousness, and always a time for kindness and life lessons. Her style isn’t made up. It is simply who she is, on paper.


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