Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The One with the Behind the Mist Giveaway

I do love a good giveaway :)
(PS - The 2Peas Gardeners' Digest March 2013 Blog Hop giveaway is still open 'til Thursday!)
My mother-in-law, M.J. Evans, is the next J.K. Rowling, FYI. She's a very talented author of middle grade (ages 8-12) and young adult (ages 12 and up) books. In celebration of her soon-to-be-published fantasy book, North Mystic, I want to do a giveaway of the first book in her middle-grade geared Mist trilogy.

"What begins as a simple, yet strong, bond between and boy and his horse becomes a enduring partnership that sustains Nick and Jazz through their thrilling journey into the land behind the mist: Celestia, a kingdom beyond this world, ruled and protected by great and noble horses who have attained the vaulted status of unicorn. While at first Nick appears to be the only human in this world, he learns the truth behind a battle that is threatening to tear Celestia apart. With the guidance of the Council of the Twelve Ancients and their leader Urijah, Nick and Jazz must face off against the forces of evil to save not only the kingdom, but also a lonely, forsaken prisoner held captive in the darkness. 

"This is the first book of my mother’s middle-grade fantasy trilogy, The Mist Trilogy. I was able to read early drafts of this book so it was extremely fun to see the changes she made and to get to hold the actual book in my hands. The story, while being the first in a trilogy, stands as an exciting tale all on its own, while simultaneously introducing the reader to the developing mythology within the saga. 

"Behind the Mist would definitely appeal to fans of fantasy such as C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. On the surface, the story is a fun adventure, but deeper levels hold meaning and teach a moral tale. It would be a great book for parents to read to their children to teach them important lessons while helping them gain a love of reading. Plus, it is just a great book to read on your own."

Book 2 of the trilogy, Mists of Darkness, has also been published and is a great continuation of the story from Behind the Mist
So, all you have to do to win a personally inscribed by the author copy of Behind the Mist is leave a comment below. I'll choose a winner Easter morning! Good luck!

14 comments:

stacie d said...

This sounds like the perfect series for my middle school students and my son. They are always looking for new books to be hooked on! Thanks for a chance.

Pam said...

Sounds intriguing ! if the kids don't want to read it maybe I will !

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sounds really good!!!

wendipooh13 said...

oh how cool!!!! right now I have a 9 and 11 year old readers who are both into the Harry Potter series and I know they both would LOVE a great series book. very fun!!!

Chris said...

My mom rules!

Margie said...

My kids are huge HP fans-I bet they'd love this!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Wow, I had no idea your mom-in-law was an author! I would love this for my 7th grade son. He's an avid reader, and loves fantasy/fiction.

Diana Waite said...

this looks like something my kids and I can enjoy! Thanks for a chance to win!! :)

Chad Staten said...

You know, Chris... although the damage to my car was repaired after your mom backed into it in your driveway, I was emotionally scarred. After all these years, the scene replays itself over and over again in my mind. I was downstairs with You or Nick or Andy. "Chad, I hit your car," came the voice over the intercom. We just laughed. We thought she was joking -- but she WASN'T -- and when we went upstairs, she was GONE! Only the healing balm of the gift of reading can repair the rift in my soul! I yearn to know what happens Behind the Mist. And it would be a heckuva lot of fun to have a book signed by an author that is one of my favorite people. If I am selected, I promise to read it with my 12-year-old! And I'm a little slow -- I just realized Margie wasn't saying her kids were Hewlett-Packard fans. ;)

Brian said...

This is about my reading level, I'm interested!!

Jill said...

This book has been on my "to read" list for a while now! I would love to have my very own copy!

Chad Staten said...

Chris -- who won?

cory - falling star lane said...

boy am i sorry i missed this chance!!! i would love to read these books - someday!!
:)

cory - falling star lane said...

boy am i sorry i missed this chance!!! i would love to read these books - someday!!
:)