Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Goddess Girls #4: Artemis the Brave celebration with oodles of giveaways on our blog tour!

Here's an update of the blog tour to celebrate Artemis the Brave, the newest release in the Goddess Girls series for ages 8-12. Co-author Joan Holub & I are giving away fabulous Artemis the Brave Swag Bags this month and in January!

* Artemis's puppy! An 8 1/2 inch plush dog named Amby--short for ambrosia, food of the gods! (Yomiko)
* Nail polishes
* Bangle bracelets (mudd)
* Goddess Girls bookmark
* Autographed copy of Artemis the Brave

Giveaways are hosted by these very kind, cool blogs. Please visit them during the specified dates to enter:

Each of these blogs is giving away a set of the Artemis the Brave goodies pictured above:
in the hammock
- December 5-15
MundieKids - December 7-14
A Girl, Books and Other Things
- December 14-January 1
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer - January 21 (interview & giveaway)

For book-only giveaways:
The Children's Book Review - December 1-31
Tales of Whimsy - January
A Girl, Books and Other Things - January 17 (interview & giveaway)
Poisoned Rationality - January 19 (guest post & giveaway)
Lost for Words - January 25 (guest post & giveaway)
Ashley's Bookshelf - January 27 (interview & giveaway)

Many thanks to these blog goddesses for spreading the word about Goddess Girls!
Cynsations (Cynthia Leitich Smith)
, inthehammock, TeenBookScene, Dragonfly77 (D. Fowler), Little Willow, readergirlz, readertotz, MundieKids
More buzz coming soon at: A Girl, Books and Other Things, Poisoned Rationality, Lost for Words, Ashley's Bookshelf, I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

“…a clever take on Greek deities…” ~ Booklist

“…an enchanting mythological world with middle-school woes compounded by life as a deity…” ~ School Library Journal

Series scoop:
Join the class at Mount Olympus Academy with
Goddess Girls, a new series that puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths!

Aladdin paperbacks, ages 8 ~ 12.
Athena the Brain Finding out she’s a goddess and being sent to Mount Olympus brings Athena new friends, a weird dad, and the meanest girl in mythology—Medusa!
Persephone the Phony Hiding her feelings works fine for Persephone until she meets a guy she can be herself with—Hades, the bad-boy of the Underworld.
Aphrodite the Beauty Sure Aphrodite is beautiful, but it’s not always easy being the goddessgirl of love.
NEW! Artemis the Brave She may be the goddess of the hunt, but that doesn’t mean Artemis always feels brave. (Dec. 2010)
Athena the Wise Zeus says Heracles has to do twelve tasks or he'll get kicked out of MOA! Although she's not sure it's wise, Athena agrees to help out. (April 5, 2011)
Aphrodite the Diva Isis claims she's the goddess of love? Ha! But to keep the title all to herself, Aphrodite has to find the perfect match for Pygmalion, the most annoying boy ever. (July/August 2011)

Be sure to 'follow' because we have amazing giveaways coming for Goddess Girls #5 Athena the Wise; and #6 Aphrodite the Diva. We look forward to seeing you!

~ Joan and Suzanne


Jinky said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. I did enjoy GG: Aphrodite.. but my 4yo just didn't have the attention span right now but I'll try again.

Been on hiatus but hoping to write my review by week's end.

BTW, wonderful for 8 books!! How exciting.

Thanks for a sweet read.


Suzanne Williams said...

Hi Jinky,

Goddess Girls is aimed at ages 8 - 12, so four is a bit on the young side. Your daughter must be precocious! Maybe try her again at six or seven. Love your site, btw.

Jolene Hueber said...

Went to the B&N to buy birthday books for Madeline. She runs to me one minute later.
"Mommy, the next Goddess Girls book arrived at the library and it has doggies! Can we buy it?"
Me, "Of course!"
(I know she's ten, but for some reason I can't break her from calling the bookstore "library.")

P.S. On a completely different note... I was saddened to see four more shelves lost to TOYS in the bookstore.

Suzanne Williams said...

Hi Jolene,
Cute about your daughter calling the bookstore "library." When I worked as an elementary school librarian I would occasionally have students offer to pay me--usually with a handful of pennies--for a book they wanted to checkout. I guess the concept of reading books for free seemed just too good to be true! :-)

I share your dismay at toys taking up book space in book stores, but if toys attract kids to books, then I suppose that's a good thing. (We just don't want the toys to replace books!)