Tuesday, February 01, 2011


Are you ready for a novel that will take you on a ride that you're sure never to have been on before?? Then Lou Aronica's Blue is just the read!! I thoroughly enjoyed this book - it was probably not something I would have picked up if I had not been asked to blog about it, but I am SO glad I did. It says on the back of the book, "Do not begin this novel unless you are prepared to be moved, willing to open your heart, and available to the possibility that life can bring you magic." I think that is JUST RIGHT! I cried, I laughed - you just really empathize with the characters. It is the story of Chris and Becky - Becky is the 14 year old daughter who has been through a lot in life. She is a strong character that overcomes much, but it isn't even really until she becomes a young woman that she faces some of her greatest struggles. It all weaves together with a fantasy land that Chris and Becky created when Becky was young - and a young queen, Miea, of that land. I was totally caught up in the book - and I am sure your junior high/teen readers will be as well. It is a great mix of reality and fantasy and it will appeal to many!

OH, and you must know about the upcoming contest as well!!


How often do you hear about something that sounds too good to be true? Well, I am here to offer 10 lucky winners the opportunity of a lifetime.

New York Times bestselling co-author, novelist, and former Publisher of Avon Books and Berkley Books, Lou Aronica has created a unique and exciting offer to anyone that is going to follow his upcoming book tour with Pump Up Your Book. His extensive experience in the publishing and editing fields has given him insight into an industry that continues to grow and change daily. Once again, that insight has led him to offer a contest that is truly special in so many ways. Lou will be accepting story pitches from followers of his blog tour. These story pitches must be for short stories pertaining to the fantasy world of his novel, “Blue.” This contest will allow 10 lucky people the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to have their story published in an upcoming companion anthology to “Blue.” Lou will hand pick the winners, edit their stories, include them in the anthology and give them a pro-rated share of the royalties. How can you pass up an opportunity like this?

Now for the details:

The pitch should include a synopsis of the proposed story and a sample of the submitting author’s fiction writing. Specify the expected length of the story.

The pitch needs to be submitted by April 16, 2011
Please email your submission to Lou at laronica@fictionstudio.com

All winners will be notified by email by May 27, 2011.

**I was provided a copy for review purposes by the publisher.

1 comment:

Rebecca Camarena said...

Interesting reviw and great short story contest, it's just too bad that I don't write fantasy.

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