Friday, June 19, 2015

Water Princess, Fire Prince Cover Reveal

The talented young author Kendra E. Ardnek is publishing another book!  This time it's Water Princess, Fire Prince, the first to be published of the Rizkaland Legends.

Book Description:
When the Lady Dragon does come,
Hold fast, do not fear, do not run.
Your Water Princess will fight,
Fire Prince will set all to right.
Each shall come from a Fall,
Their union will save you all.

Despite the fact that she's on track for competing in the Olympics, and he's practically raised his younger brothers since they lost their mom in a car accident, Clara Mandras and Andrew Stevenson are pretty much normal teens. They have normal hopes, normal dreams, and they live in a normal world.

All this is torn away from them when they are thrust into another world and declared Water Princess and Fire Prince. With no experience ruling a country, meeting each other for the first time, and being expected to fight the Lady Dragon – an evil sorceress plaguing the world of Rizkaland – Clara and Andrew are underprepared and inexperienced. Unless they learn to work together despite their standing opposition, Rizkaland's hope will be lost.

What is to come will change their lives forever.

About Kendra:
Kendra E. Ardnek loves fairy tales and twisting them in new and exciting ways.  She's been practicing her skills on her dozen plus cousins and siblings for years, "Finish your story, Kendra", is frequently heard at family gatherings.  Her sole life goal has always been to grow up and be an author of fantasy and children's tales that also glorify God and his Word. You can read more about her on her blog,

TADA!  The cover....

Available for kindle preorder:  $2.99 the 19th and 20th ONLY (at which point the price will go up to its official price of 3.99)

Add it on Goodreads:

Part 1’s first chapter:

Part 2’s first chapter:

Blog button for the upcoming tour:

Miss Melody Muffin

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Under the Willow Cover Reveal

Today I'm helping in John Boswell's cover reveal.  John is a delightful, very smart little hedgehog who is the pet of author Jack Lewis Baillot.  John has decided to venture into the wide world of writing a book and publishing it.

Book blurb:
There is a willow that grows by the river and under the willow there lives a family of mice. Nothing exciting ever happens to them, until the day a brother and a sister leave the willow to have an adventure. Sometimes adventures are fun, and sometimes they are scary, but usually they are both.

Their adventure has a lot of both.

Aaaand now the cover!

Under the Willow will be published on September 4th.

Visit John's Blog
John's Goodreads

Miss Melody Muffin

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Quote Queste: June 2015

Here I am with June's QQ!  Thanks to all of you who participated in last month's QQ.  It's so much fun to read your scenes!!

1. Take the quote below and write a short scene based on it.  It can be a scene for a story you're currently writing, one you plan on writing in the future, or you can make up characters solely for this challenge.
2.  Post your scene on your blog, with the banner from the top of my post and a link to my blog.
3. Come back to my blog and leave a link to your post in the comments so the other participants and I can read your scene.
4. Have fun!

Miss Melody Muffin

Monday, June 1, 2015

Five Magic Spindles Contest and Cover Reveal

I've been waiting for this day for months, because today everyone finds out which fairytale has been chosen for Rooglewood Press's next contest.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading the stories in Five Glass Slippers and I'm eagerly looking forward to the release of Five Enchanted Roses.  Ever since last year I've been wondering and speculating about which fairy tale they'd choose for the third round.

Well, readers, are you ready to find out?

Rooglewood Press is delighted to introduce their third fairy tale novella contest—

Five Magic Spindles
a collection of “Sleeping Beauty” stories

The challenge is to write a retelling of the beloved fairy tale in any genre or setting you like. Make certain your story is recognizably “Sleeping Beauty,” but have fun with it as well. Make it yours!

Rooglewood Press will be selecting five winners to be published in the Five Magic Spindles collection, which will be packaged up with the phenomenal cover you see here. Maybe your name will be one of the five listed?

All the contest rules and information (how to enter, story details, deadline etc.) may be found on the Rooglewood Press website. Just click HERE and you will go right to the page.

Rooglewood Press’s first collection, Five Glass Slippers is available for purchase, and our second collection, Five Enchanted Roses is scheduled to launch on July 27, and is currently available for pre-order. Be certain to get a copy of each and see what previous winners did with their wonderful retellings.

Cover Illustration Credit:
This cover illustration was rendered by Julia Popova, “ForestGirl.” You can find out more about this gifted artist on her website:

Please share this button and link to your sidebars and spread the word about this contest!

How excited are all of you about this new contest?  Are there any of you who plan on entering it?

Miss Melody Muffin