Friday, 7 December 2012

Holiday Blog Hop Giveaway Dec 7-10

Welcome to the Kids Holiday Blog Hop Giveaway Dec 7-10 

A little about us. We are a group of Middle Grade Authors ( books for kids aged 9-12) who have got together to give away some great books that we would love to share with you. Just click on the button below to find your way to the other awesome blogs. Take your time to hop around and enter each competition and you could win some great books for your kids this holiday season.

Click on the link below to hop over to our host Deana to check out the other blogs.
A little about me:
My name is Julie Anne Grasso and I am an Aussie Independently Published Author. That means I do all the hard work myself.I have a background in paediatric nursing, so I have spent many years literally wrapping children in cotton wool. Every day I witnessed great courage and resilience from the tiny people I cared for, which inspired me to write stories about a little girl elf just like them. Add in some very funky technology, my love of science fiction and my desire to impart great values through my little girl elf Caramel and there you have it, Escape From The Forbidden Planet was the result.

How did I come up with the storyline:
As a kid I broke my leg falling off a trampoline, so not as dramatic as Caramel’s accident, but I spent many hours in hospital healing. It was then that I think my interest in nursing was engaged. I hope to capture the attention of children aged 9-12 through the journey that my little girl elf Caramel takes towards realising her true potential despite her disability. I also absolutely love sticky date and chocolate cake with caramel sauce, so I managed to weave that into the very core of my story. I also wanted to keep it light and entertaining for kids but at the same time, allow them to journey with Caramel as she struggles to overcome great odds to save her family and friends from the clutches of the evil Alexanders.

Enter to Win one of two copies of "Escape From the Forbidden Planet"
  Kindle edition or Paperback, you decide: Entries are open to UK/US/CAN/AU/NZ

Just put at comment at the bottom of this blog with your email address and I will contact you via email if you are the winner.

Here is my Amazon link if you would like to check out some reveiws as well .
But wait, there is more

Grand Prize Giveaway!

As part of the Kid's Books Holiday Blog Hop we are giving away a $30 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner. To enter, just leave a comment on this blog along with your email address and you will be in the running to win. You can enter on all of the blogs – that will give you multiple chances to win!
The Giveaway starts 12/7/12 and ends 12/10/12 at midnight. I will notify the winner on 12/11/12 after noon. Good luck!

Here are all the other blogs, so be sure to hop around and enter as many as you like. Happy holidays and thanks for joining the Kids Holiday Blog Hop. Cheers Julie Anne Grasso

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  1. Sticky date and chocolate cake! Is the recipe in the book? That sounds amazing? I'd love to be entered for a copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

    kaistrand @ yahoo . com

  2. LOL thanks Kai, it isnt but I can sneek it to you. Thanks for entering my giveaway. Cheers Julie

  3. Your book looks awesome Julie. It's nice to see such a labour of love and your passion for kids come together. I teach children with disabilities in my real life, and would be very happy to share Caramel's world with them.

  4. I was born with a heart condition and was in and out of the hospital myself. I had many wonderful nurses take very good care of me over the years, including my own mother. I think it's wonderful you were able to take the experiences of the children you cared for and create this special little girl. I understand about writing books for children that encourage them to look beyond their limitations and make their dreams come true. My own motto is "Reach for the stars and make your dreams come true." It's a message I try to get across in my own books. Thanks for sharing!


  5. Thanks for the opportunity!!!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  6. Your book looks great. I'd love the chance to enter your giveaway. Have a wonderful Christmas!
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  7. thanks so much fore joining the hop! :)

  8. Thank you to my new friends for entering my giveaway. The winners are Krista and Karina, so check your inbox for an email soon. Merry Christmas and thanks for dropping by. Cheers Julie Anne Grasso