Friday, August 12, 2016

Blog Tour: Missing




Have you ever had to sacrifice something to bring back something or someone you love? Peggy McAloon is here today to talk about the second book in her Lessons from Fiori series, Missing. Elle's brother has been kidnapped. Will she be able to save him?

About the Book


Kidnapping. Monsters. Magic.


Elle's desperate to find her kidnapped brother. She teams up with the winged warriors from the dimension of Fiori to save him, but JJ isn't the only one in danger. What will Elle sacrifice to bring her brother home? Can she fulfill the ancient prophecy and restore the magic of the Bronze Pendant?
 

You will love this Coming of Age, action-packed fantasy for middle-grade readers. Elle Burton's goal is to rescue her brother. What she discovers is pure evil. The author provides a female role model who strives to overcome her flaws and inspire kids everywhere.
 
"Missing" blends the magic of a fairytale with the contemporary realities of the world today's youth inhabit. You will discover a new world order through the journey of a young girl who exhibits both compassion and jaw-dropping courage in her quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Find yourself caught in the ultimate struggle between good and evil. "Missing" is the second book in the "Lessons from Fiori" series.


About the Author


Peggy M. McAloon is on a mission to inspire kids everywhere to stand up to abuse and bullying. Her “Lessons from Fiori Series” about a young girl from Wisconsin, provides a strong female role model who isn’t afraid to show compassion or hack into a con man’s computer if the need arises. Peggy’s courageous battle with depression, abuse, and a traumatic brain injury has enabled her to identify with both children and adults who have suffered from abuse and bullying.

She’s a retired trainer and speaker in the field of commercial credit. Her first book, “The Art of Business Credit Investigation” was featured in Inc. Magazine. She’s been interviewed by the Associated Press and appeared on news shows in her efforts to protect our water resources.

FACEBOOK PARENTING RESOURCES: http://on.fb.me/23JOcTe 
Twitter: @peggymcaloon

Giveaway

 

There are seventeen prizes with seventeen winners! Peggy is generously giving away 5 signed copies of the first book in her series, Elle Burton, 10 signed copies of her new release, Missing, and 2 replicas of Elle's necklace.


 Excerpt


The scream lodged in Jimmy’s throat as his body shifted and his feet began to slide out from under him.
He didn’t slide far, but it made his stomach turn over like it did when the car went over a hill too fast.
His dark eyes popped open just as his feet slipped farther down the corrugated metal roof on the back side of one of the older white-board buildings at the county fair.
He realized his mistake immediately. He’d wished himself back to the fairground’s main building, but he was thinking about the mini donuts when he made his wish.
“Lie back to slow the momentum!”
Jimmy glanced around as he continued to slide down the steep roof. He didn’t see anyone to connect the warning to, but he tried to shift himself back as far as he could. His arms swung in a wide arch above his bushy red hair.
He scrambled to regain his footing as he slid down the roof toward the edge. He could see the crowd of people scattered throughout the fairgrounds from his vantage point. Just as he was about to topple over the edge, his feet found purchase. He loudly expelled the huge breath he’d been holding since the moment his feet hit the roof.
“Hey, kid! Get down from there right now, or I’ll get someone to escort you out of here.” A food vendor stood with hands on his hips as he glared up at him.
“Yes, sir! Sorry about that,” Jimmy stammered. “I lost someone and thought maybe I could see them from up here.”
“No one’s allowed up there!” The man spat on the ground.
Jimmy sat down on the edge of the roof, judging the distance to the grass below. There was no problem jumping to the ground from the branches of the old willow tree down at Wolske Bay, and this wasn’t any higher. He swung his legs over the edge of the roof. He used his arms to push himself off the edge.
“You stupid kids take too many risks!” The angry vendor stomped away
Jimmy’s feet hit the ground. He rubbed his eyes vigorously with his knuckles as he thought about what happened only moments ago.
Was it all a dream? He’d eaten a bunch of garbage at the fair. Maybe it was all some weird hallucination because of the mix of hot dogs, cheese curds, cotton candy, and mini donuts. Was there anything else?
He shuddered in spite of himself. An adventure in another dimension was all too bizarre to be real.
Jimmy swatted at a pesky butterfly that kept trying to land on his shoulder and rubbed his head again. He had so many unanswered questions he didn’t know where to start. He took a deep breath to calm himself and tried to remember what happened when he jumped into the fountain.
That’s it! Where was the guy with the lion’s hair? Jimmy glanced around the fairgrounds. He’d be here if it all truly happened. They’d left Fiori together, hadn’t they?
Again he swatted at the butterfly flitting around in front of his face. “Go away you stupid bug!”
“Hey, buddy, I’m right here.”
Jimmy continued to look from left to right. He raised his arm to swat at the butterfly again.
“Whoa, you’re gonna hurt me if you keep swatting at me like that! Give an old guy a break here, buddy.”
Jimmy stood completely still. He looked at the butterfly more carefully.
“Bernstein, how’d you get to be a butterfly?”




Sale

 The first book in the series, Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals has been reduced by Amazon. The softcover is at 56% off, or $6.11 for the 276-page book. Double check the price before purchasing, though, since Amazon can change the price at any time. Missing is also free on Kindle Unlimited. 
 

 Tour Schedule

August 8
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Introduction

August 9
Laurel's Leaves-Author Interview
So You Want to Write Christian Fantasy?-Character Interview with Amadeus

August 10

August 11
Peggy's Hope 4U-Character Interview

August 12

August 13
Bookish Orchestrations-Giveaway Winner