Y is for Yummy and Yuri – Blogging from A to Z

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Hi Everyone,

Adana here and we’re nearly at the end of the alphabet – Can you believe it? The last post will appear on Monday.

Today though we focus on the letter Y.

First up we have MY YUMMY CORN written and illustrated by  Surendhra Kumar Padayatchi.

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This is a story about a mouse that lived a content life in a corn field being usurped by a city dwelling mouse to enjoy the fruits of an urban living. Did the mouse settle down in the city? What happened after the mouse departed with his new acquaintance?

Pick up your copy in Kindle or paperback today.

Secondly, I’m going to cheat a little. I’d like to introduce you all to YURI SHAMNE. Yuri is an artist and puzzle maker from Russia and he has been providing picture puzzles for Debbie’s puzzle blog, Paws 4 Puzzles, on Wednesdays.

You and children can catch up on all of Yuri’s puzzles so far on this page. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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That’s all for today. Join me on Monday for the letter Z!

Adana

 

 

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T is for Tree – Picture Books from A to Z

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Hey folks, Adana here,

TODAY we reach the letter T which is dedicated to one of my favorite things the TREE. There are some lovely trees in my home in Dragon Land, but not one like this one featured in a book by Mary Ann Vitale with art by Milena Radeva.

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The Street Where the Dollar Tree Grew is a story of Lincoln, a young boy who happens to find a dollar tree in a very special garden. Strange things begin to happen when he doesn’t share his treasure with others. The child learns a great lesson about the acts of giving and receiving.

Pick up the book on Amazon in Kindle or paperback.

And check out Mary’s other books on her Amazon page.

As an added bonus today how about a little Christmas puzzle in April? This puzzle of course features a TREE. Click the picture below to download the PDF.

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That’s all for today. Come back tomorrow to go UNDER the sun and meet a UNICORN.

Adana

 

Fantasy Bookshelf – September Giveaway

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Hey folks, want some free fantasy books? Of course you do. Over on Instafreebie I’ve got together with a bunch of awesome indie authors for a fantastic September giveaway. My story in this collection is my werewolf tale, Alistair, but there are loads of others including Perfect Storm from E.A. Copen, City of Skies by Farah Cook, and Alone by Holly Hook.

Also scroll down the page for a chance to win all of Sarah J Maas Throne of Glass paperbacks! What are you waiting for – click here to get started.

But wait, there’s more. The puzzly side of me also had a new release this week. I have a puzzle in this collection of cryptic crosswords now available on Amazon. Check out the details over on my sister blog, Paws 4 Puzzles.

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Evil Tegs, Puzzling Puzzles, and Assorted April Stuff

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Whoa, we’re half way through April already. April’s a busy month for me.

This April I’ve set myself TWO challenges. I’m doing both Camp NaNoWriMo and over on my puzzle blog I’m Blogging from A to Z.  Plus tomorrow I’m going to be on Changes with Sally Ember talking all things bookish and puzzly.

Pleased to report the writing part is going well. So far each day in April I’ve completed my assigned one thousand words. I try to write them in the morning before turning on my internet. That way I don’t get distracted. Here’s a little excerpt from today’s writing. Max is reuniting with a certain evil Teg – we know that’s unlikely to go well.

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Anyway Stella knew you’d be hungry. She picked these berries just for you. Don’t they smell scrumptious? They are rich and juicy. Won’t you try one?”

“No, I’m not hungry,” lied Max.

“Stella’s sorry, did she not make it clear? If you want to leave this room and see your darling Celia you must eat. The choice is simple. Eat a berry or stay here in this room until you die.”

“You’re bluffing Stella. Gromer told me. You don’t age in the shadow world, so I would never die.”

“Oh I wouldn’t be so sure of that. Stella and her sister have some interesting ways of disposing of their guests when they are no longer useful. Interesting and painful ways … and entertaining too. It gets so boring down here, nothing like a little bit of torture to relieve the monotony.”

Max gulped.

“So what will it be? Eat a berry … or die? And certainly if you choose the second option I can make your demise particularly interesting and rather painful. Won’t that be fun … for me?”

Want to read more about the Teg? Pick up a copy of Argentum today!

Now the puzzly part. Over on my puzzle blog is L day and L of course is for Logic problems. You can download a sample from Paws 4 Logic AND all this month both the paperback and kindle versions are on sale – Just 6.99 for the paperback or $2.99 for the kindle.

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And finally there’s Changes – watch tomorrow morning when I meet with Sally Ember via Google Hangouts and Youtube. Who knows where the conversation my lead!

Happy April Folks!