Friday, June 1, 2012

"Searching for Arthur" and a Winner

The winner
of
The Most Important Catch 
 by
Jaclyn M. Hawkes
is
Danyelle Ferguson





AND

My dear friend and mentor, Donna Hosie, has her debut novel coming out today, Searching for Arthur. I've already downloaded my copy. 

Here's what it's about:
 
Legend tells of King Arthur, mortally wounded at the hand of the traitorous Mordred in the final battle of Camlann. Before he was taken to the magical Vale of Avalon, Arthur declared that one day he would return, when the kingdom of Logres was once more in need of his leadership.

That day has now come.

It is hard to make friends when you’re constantly on the move. Seventeen-year-old Natasha Roth’s father is a diplomat, and so her mother – who is paranoid about terrorists – has moved Natasha and her brother, Arthur, to their eighteenth house in seventeen years: Avalon Cottage, deep in the heart of a Welsh forest.

Yet the terrorists are closer than they realize.

While out running, Natasha falls into a hidden tomb and awakens the legendary knights of Camelot: young warriors who have been in an enchanted sleep for a thousand years. All have been waiting patiently for the return of Arthur from the mysterious land of Avalon.

And now the knights are awake, they intend to reclaim their king.

When Arthur goes missing, Natasha joins forces with his girlfriend, “Slurpy” Samantha, in order to look for him. Natasha believes Samantha has fewer brain cells than an amoeba; Samantha believes Natasha is a freak. Retracing Natasha’s original steps to the hidden tomb, they bicker their way into a Welsh mountain and beyond, to the realm of Logres where the Knights of the Round Table are rallying once more.

Natasha falls in love with Sir Bedivere, the most loyal of knights to Arthur. He may be in dire need of a 21st Century razor, but he still possesses a set of lime-green eyes that can melt the soul. Yet just as Natasha starts to find confidence in this mystical land, Samantha deserts her. People who play by the rules are of no use to “Slurpy”. Samantha will take her own path to Arthur, aided and abetted by the dark arts which she willingly absorbs from a hot young stranger called Mordred.

A race across magical yet deadly lands is on. Natasha battles dwarf-riders, dragons, and eventually “Slurpy” to reach Camelot, where Arthur is held captive by the barbarian Saxon, Balvidore.

Natasha’s woes become numerous. What will happen to her and Arthur when the knights realise the eighteen-year-old boy they thought was their king, is in fact a math student with appalling taste in girls? Can two people with a one thousand year age gap really have a relationship? And for the love of all things holy, how is a girl supposed to ride bareback in a pair of skinny jeans?

28 comments:

  1. Wow, talk about a generation gap. lol

    This sounds like an AWESOME story. :D

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  2. Three Cheers to Danyelle for winning and to Donna for a wonderful sounding novel.

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  3. Wow, that's an imagination in overdrive. Sounds like a fun read.

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  4. That sounds awesome! I love the cover :)

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  5. Congrats to Danyelle!

    And especially to your friend Donna. Her book sounds fantastic. Anything involving Camelot has always fascinated me. This is definitely on my to-read list.

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  6. Congratulations, Danyelle and Donna!

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  7. Sounds awesome! I love the contrast images on the cover.

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  8. Super awesome wicked! Thank you for your support, Donna. You are an amazing friend.

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  9. Tight jeans and lime green eyes...sounds like cool characters.

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  10. Congrats to the winner! And a big high-five to Donna Hosie for the release of her debut book. It sounds like a fantastic story, and the cover is compelling.

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  11. Best line in the blurb: What will happen to her and Arthur when the knights realise the eighteen-year-old boy they thought was their king, is in fact a math student with appalling taste in girls?

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  12. Searching for Arthur sounds right up my alley~ thanks for featuring it!

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  13. Love the vibe I get with this story! Fun, fun, fun! And congrats to Danyelle! ;)

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  14. Congrats to Danyelle!

    Searching for Arthur sounds like a fun book. And I really like the cover.

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  15. Yeah! Thank you, Donna! I'm so excited to read it. Is there any info you need from me?

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  16. Congrats to Donna on her release and Danyelle on her prize.

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  17. Congrats to Donna on her release! Sounds like a great read.

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  18. Congratulations, Donna! Your book sounds fantastic! :)

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  19. This sounds super interesting to me. I've always been a huge Arthur fan--having lived in England growing up. I'm definitely checking this one out. Thanks for the review.

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  20. Congratulations Danyelle & Donna!

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  21. Donna's book sounds fascinating. Being a bit Welsh in my roots, and a lover of Tennyson, I naturally gravitate towards Arthurian legend. Must see if i can track down this book in Canada.

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  22. Sounds like Natasha fell through a wormhole. Sounds like a fun book!

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  23. Thank you so much for the lovely comments everyone.

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