Friday, August 11, 2017

Introducing Poison Kiss!

Last but not least, I'm featuring Poison Kiss! Poison Kiss is a fun twist on Sleeping Beauty where true love's kiss is poisoned instead of the spinning wheel. But perhaps a spinning wheel shall save her? The hero in this story has one of my top favorite boys' names (Edmund), and also features a character who reminds me very much of the lovable Tyson from Percy Jackson--minus the peanut butter. Enjoy!

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About the Book
Everyone knows that Sleeping Beauty's curse is triggered when she pricks her finger on a spindle and that she is awakened by true love's kiss ... but what happens when the wicked fairy decides to switch things up?

Edmund didn't mean to put Auralea to sleep, but now it's up to him and the famous Puss in Boots to figure out how, exactly, a spinning wheel is supposed to awaken her.

About the Author
Kendra E. Ardnek is a homeschool graduate who picked up a pen at an early age and never put it down. The eldest of four, she makes her home in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her parents, younger siblings, giant herd of giraffes, and honor guard of nutcrackers. 

You can connect with Kendra on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Snippet From Poison Kiss

     “Ah, now you’ve done it, boy,” came a silky, unfamiliar voice, and the princess’s large, blue-gray cat bounded onto the arm of the couch.
     “You – did you just talk?” asked Edmund. First a sleeping princess, and now a talking cat?
     “I did,” said the cat, licking his paw. “My vow of silence is at its end.”
     “Are – are you a shapeshifter?”
     “Oh, dear me, no!” The cat started preening its whiskers. “I am the Great Puss of the Boots. Perhaps you’ve heard of me? I eat shapeshifters for breakfast.”
     “Um, yes,” said Edmund. He nodded towards the sleeping princess. “Do you have any idea…”
     “She’s cursed, that’s the long and short of it,” Puss explained. “And you, dear boy, were the implement of bringing it about. The dear girl shall sleep for a hundred years until she is awakened by a spinning wheel.”
     “A hundred years...”
     “She’s Sleeping Beauty, and such is her curse. Although, now that you mention it, Geneva didn’t actually specify the hundred years, so maybe you’re in luck. Quick now, there’s a spinning wheel in the closet for just this sort of emergency.”
     “A…” Edmund stared in confusion.
     “Quick boy! I’d do it myself, but I don’t have hands.”

Today's Blog Tour Stops 
Knitted By God’s Plan - Rosette Thornbriar Feature
Rachel Rossano's Words - Rachel
Light and Shadows - Puss in Boots (PK Character)
The Music of a Story - Will (TD Character)
The Flowering Vales - Twisted Dreams

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1 comment:

  1. This is the first I've heard of a Tyson-ish character . . . fascinating. Can't wait to read this book!


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