Saturday, May 25, 2013

Rainbows are Beautiful ~ Guest author, Kai Strand visits Write What Inspires You!

Connecting with fellow authors is my favorite part of the Internet, for without it I would never have connected with so many talented writers! Watching colleagues writing careers bloom puts a smile on my face and being part of their virtual book tours is an honor. I'm delighted to host author, Kai Strand today. Welcome Kai!

Rainbows are beautiful. The colors blend and arc gracefully. They instill a feeling of peacefulness and hope in many who observe them.

The Underworld city of Concord uses the color scheme of a rainbow to represent the over arching theme of unity in the city. Concord means peace. The main fountain in the center of town has shimmering rainbow colored water bubbling out of the top and cascading into pools. The sidewalks are paved with red cinders or blue lapis lazuli or covered in yellow Creeping Jenny or green Irish moss. And color coded sections of the city represent the function the residents play in the cooperative community, such as red for government, orange for harvest and pink for entertainment and well-being.

Visit the lush Underworld city and meet its intriguing residents in Kai Strand’s new middle grade novel BEWARE OF THE WHITE.

About the book

As is tradition, Terra learns on the Saturday past her twelfth birthday that she is a Natures Spirit. It is her legacy to serve in the peaceful underground city of Concord. Learning she is named in a prophecy and being threatened by the leader of the death tribe…that part breaks tradition.

The Trepidus are the death janitors of the Underworld, responsible for delivering fatalities with a smile and cleaning up after themselves until Blanco, recent leader of the Trepidus, decides the day of reckoning for his species is coming. He begins organizing the creatures and leads them toward an uprising. The prophecy says there is one person who can stop him. Terra.

With Spirit of Security, Frank, protecting her, Terra attempts to complete her training and discover her Spirit talents. Together, they go on a rogue investigation to learn how to defeat Blanco. In the end, it comes down to a battle of the minds. The future of Concord is at stake. Will Blanco, the older, more experienced being win? Or will Terra, the young, new Spirit earn back the peace of the city?

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About the author

Kai Strand writes fiction for kids and teens. Her debut novel, The Weaver, was a finalist in the 2012 EPIC eBook Awards. She is a (very lucky) wife and the mother of four amazing kids. The most common sound in her household is laughter. The second most common is, "Do your dishes!" She and her family hike, geocache, and canoe in beautiful Central Oregon, where they call home.

To find out more about Kai’s books, download companion documents, find links to her published short stories and discover all the places to find Kai both virtually and in person, visit her website: www.kaistrand.com. She loves to hear from readers, so feel free to send her an email or visit her facebook page, Kai Strand, Author.

To celebrate the launch of BEWARE OF THE WHITE, Kai Strand has awesome book related prize packages. Be sure to enter to win. And return again and again to claim entries as you qualify. Kai will also have Spontaneous Giveaways during her book tour. Those giveaways won’t be announced so be sure to follow Kai’s tour. Only virtual stalkers will have the opportunity at all the fun!


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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
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~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist









33 comments:

  1. Good luck with this Kai. And sorry to hear about your storm and wet, Donna. See you're looking on the bright side.

    Best,
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Loving helping writers get read with my HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers including the multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Book Promoter (http://budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo) .

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    1. Hi Carolyn,

      Thank you for stopping by and for your well wishes.

      Warmest regards,
      Donna

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  2. Such a great article. Wishing Kai great success with her new release. Thanks, Donna for letting us get to know Kai a little better, and hope you're all dried out now!

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    1. Hi Nancy,

      Thanks for dropping by to support Kai, much appreciated! Yes, we are all dried out now.

      Warmest regards,
      Donna

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    2. Great to see you, Nancy. Thanks for stopping in.

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  3. Wishing you a rainbow of success, great post!

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    1. Hi Susan,

      Thanks for visiting, we appreciate your support! Hope you are well. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

      Warm regards,
      Donna

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  4. Hi Donna, great intro to Kai's new book, BOTW. I enjoyed the colors of Concord, the underworld city, and the word play, too. Wonderful first installment. Best of success with this series!

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    1. Penelope,

      Thank you for your lovely comment for Kai. Hope you are well.

      Warm regards,
      Donna

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    2. Thank you Penelope. And thanks again for reviewing it! Your support is so appreciated. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. Hi Kai,

    Welcome to Write What Inspires You! Thank you for providing us a glimpse into the world of the Beware of the White...I'm hooked.

    Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend.

    Best wishes for your continued success!

    Warm regards,
    Donna

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me share my newest book with your readers, Donna. Your support is so appreciated. I'm glad to hear you are all dried out over there!

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  6. Blessings for the new book, sounds like a winner.

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  7. Kai is amazing. Loved her article and wish her all the luck in the world on her new book.

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  8. Congratulations on the new release, Kai. Sorry I'm late to the party. I've been away.

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    1. Hope you had a good trip, Cheryl! As you know, the party never stops, so drop in any time ;) Thanks for visiting.

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