Monday, June 25, 2012

The Black Shard, by Victoria Simcox ~ A Fantastic Middle-Grade Novel Giveaway! (4 Winners)

Last month, I posted an exclusive interview with Victoria Simcox, author of The Magic Warble, and included a giveaway for the book. So, I’m thrilled to announce that the author is now offering another giveaway for the sequel: The Black Shard!

About The Black Shard:

This fast-paced, intricately woven sequel to The Magic Warble takes Kristina Kingsly and her schoolmates back to Bernovem … and into a thrilling, often dangerous adventure.

Kristina’s stay at summer horse camp is horrible to say the least, and it’s all because Hester and Davina are there as well, making her life miserable. When Hester’s cruel prank goes terribly wrong, it’s actually what sends the three girls back to the magical land of Bernovem. In Bernovem, Kristina is very excited to see her former friend, Prince Werrien. When he invites her to sail with him on his ship to his homeland Tezerel, putting it simply, Kristina can’t refuse.

Reunited with her gnome, dwarf, animal, fairy friends … and best of all, Werrien, things seem like they couldn’t get any better for Kristina. But when Werrien becomes fascinated with an unusual seeing stone, the “Black Shard,” Kristina is haunted by a ghostlike old hag. Struggling against suspicion, guilt, illness, and ultimately the one who wants to possess her soul, Kristina will see it’s in her weakest moment that she will encounter more strength than she has ever known.

The eBook version of The Black Shard sells on Amazon for just $2.99 (a great deal since many juvenile fiction ebooks run between $5.99 and $9.99).

About the Author:
Victoria was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother and a Dutch immigrant father. She now lives in Western Washington with her husband, Russ, and their three children, Toby, Kristina, and William. Her other family members are a Chihuahua named Pipsy and two cats, Frodo and Fritz. Besides being an author, Victoria is a home-schooling mother of twelve years and an elementary school art teacher of eleven years. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys managing her two older children’s Celtic band. She also loves writing, reading, painting watercolors, hiking, good movies, and just simply hanging out with her family and friends.


Book website:
Author’s blog:
The Black Shard on FB:!/pages/The-Black-Shard/264063053622412
Victoria Simcox on Twitter:


Author Victoria Simcox is generously offering to give away one print copy of The Black Shard (US residents only) and 3 ebooks (international). The Black Shard is 255 pages long (in print) with 1-2 pictures per chapter, and is a middle-grade novel (ages 9-13). To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM EDT on Monday, July 9, 2012.

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Disclaimer: No products or compensation were provided to me for this post. It includes my Amazon affiliate links.


  1. United States, no e-reader.

  2. USA, no e-reader!

  3. I live in the US. I have a very old ereader, but I do not use it very often because the text puts me to sleep. Thank you


  4. USA kindle fire

  5. 1) USA 2)I can e-read on the iPad but that won't give my students access to the book.

  6. US and no ereader

  7. USA, no e-reader yet

    Damian Jarreau

  8. i live in the USA and no I don't have an ereader

  9. I live in the USA and I have a kindle

  10. I live in the USA, and I don't have an ereader.

  11. Usa and no e readers.

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  12. Anonymous11:32 PM

    USA and a kindle

  13. I live in the United States and I have a Kindle Fire.

  14. I live in the US. I don't own an e-reader.


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