Thursday, March 7, 2013

Virtual Review Tour: Chinese Heritage Tale Tour by Camille Picott

Congratulations to the winners on this tour:

Grand Prize: Shadow Kohler
1s Place Winners: Amanda Rauch and Victoria Brinius.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual REVIEW ONLY Tour for Chinese Heritage Tales, Raggedy Chan (novelette) and Nine-Tail Fox (novella) by Camille Picott, a Middle Grade Fantasy available now from Pixiu Press. The tour will run May 6 - 17, 2013 and the books are available in ePub, mobi and PDF format. Either book can be read, or both.

Camille will be awarding an autographed Raggedy Chan bookmark to every commenter; a Chinese Heritage Tale illustration signed by the author and illustrator to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour, and a grand prize of a Limited Edition Raggedy Chan Doll to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. A choice of a Raggedy Chan doll or signed Chinese Heritage Tale print will be awarded to a randomly drawn host. (ALL ITEMS US ONLY)

Raggedy Chan (novelette)

Emma Chan-McDougal receives a special gift from her Auntie Gracie: a rag doll named Raggedy Chan. But Raggedy Chan is no ordinary doll. She is a beautiful Chinese princess who lives in a jasper palace on the enchanted isle of Kunlun. The peace of her island home is threatened when Drought Fury steals Winged Dragon, bringer of rain. Without Winged Dragon, Kunlun will wither and die.

To save her stricken homeland, Raggedy Chan sets forth alone. Her quest leads her to America, where she meets people who distrust her because she’s different. Can Raggedy Chan adapt to the strange ways of this new land and rescue her beloved dragon?

In this modern fairy tale, Chinese-American author Camille Picott draws on her heritage to weave a story of magic, adventure, and sacrifice.

Nine-Tail Fox (novella)

When fifth-grade Emma Chan-McDougal is ridiculed by her classmates for being part Chinese, she's devastated. To ease Emma's wounded self-esteem, her aunt, a Chinese immigrant, spins the mythical tale of a brave little Nine-Tail Fox named Ainu who lives in San Francisco.

In a parallel animal world that comes to life when humans slumber, Ainu Nine-Tail and her mother face off against Chih Yu, an ancient demon who feeds on hatred. As the last of their clan, the Nine-Tails are honor-bound by a family oath to defend the Chinese animals from the demon. When Chih Yu kills her mother and leads an angry mob against Chinatown, Ainu is left to complete the task alone. Raw with grief and only partially trained for battle, Ainu must reach deep inside herself to find the wisdom and courage to save her people.

Will the journey of Ainu Nine-Tail help Emma find the strength to confront the school bullies and win back her confidence?

In this modern Chinese fable, Chinese-American author Camille Picott draws on her heritage to weave a story of courage, truth, and adventure.

May 6:  Andi's Middle Grade and Chapter Books
May 6:  STOP 2 Promo The Dan O'Brien Project
May 7:  Books in the Hall
May 8:  Voicu Mihnea Simandan
May 9:  Journey of a Bookseller
May 10:  Long and Short Reviews
May 13:  It's Raining Books
May 14:  TeacherWriter
May 15:  Deal Sharing Aunt
May 16:  Straight from the Library
May 17:  Shelley's Book Case