Thursday, December 1, 2011

Welcome to the Holiday Blog Hop!

Let the fun begin... The hop runs from December 15th to December 25th. Winners will be chosen after the contest has ended and the results will be posted on the website/blogs of all authors participating.

And what is Santa's big surprise?

Why... a Kindle Fire!

 How to play?

Just hop along to each author's blog and enter their contest. We're all giving away super gifts. The names of the winners at each blog will be thrown in Santa's bag, shaken, not stirred, and the final winner will be the owner of a new Kindle Fire.

In the meantime there are some super gifts to be collected as you hop along.

Five Free Copies every day until Christmas!

First five emails I receive at gummy.pirates(at) daily will receive a Kindle gift copy of my best selling comedy, adventure, mystery, Wendy and the Lost Boys. 
Drop me a line at Gummy Pirates.

Five Stars from Tiffany's Book Shelf... Review Blog
This review is from: Wendy and the Lost Boys (Fractured Fairy Tales by Silkstone) (Kindle Edition)
Wendy Darlin, real estate agent, independent woman, modern day pirate? Not really the life Wendy envisioned for herself when she promised to look after the criminal miscreant Charlie Hook. When Hook basically holds Wendy, her friend, and an investigator hostage, they have no choice but to help him recover his ill gotten treasure.

Remember the old Rocky and Bullwinkle show, how there was a segment called fractured fairy tales? That was my favorite part of the show. So, to me, it is absolutely no surprise how much I adore Barbara Silkstone's "fractured fairy tale for adults" re-imagining of Peter Pan. I found this book to be, in short, a hoot. The writing is clever, and had me doing that really unattractive giggle-snort combination many times throughout my reading. I love the way the characters embody the essence of the original classic characters, with snarky modern twists.

Be aware, this is not the Peter Pan story you want your kids reading, it is clearly intended for adult readers. Yet it appeals to the childlike part of us that loved the classic original stories. Combine that childlike love with modern politics and technology, and you get this smart, snarky, hilarious mystery. The story is richly developed and leaves you guessing until the very end. I am liking this grown up version of Peter Pan even more than the original.

Happy Holidays!
From Alice, Wendy, and Barbara          

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