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A is for… An Alaskan Author’s Persnickety Princess #atozchallenge Review

A is for Alaskan Authors and April Fools.. and an A-Z Blogging Challenge (#atozchallenge)

black-duckyBut what, pray tell, does this have to do with a book called The Persnickety Princess ? Gather up my friends and find out, I promise to not have any tricks, well not to many, and no fools will be made of you today because someone else has already done that, and to themselves! But first, what about the author???

Falcon Storm, is from Alaska and what better way to start my blogging A-Z challenge than with an Alaskan Author. He no longer graces Alaska with his presence but once an Alaskan, always an Alaskan. It digs into your soul and speaks throughout your actions. Falcon proves this with his debut Novella. The Persnickety Princess (Tales from Upon A. Time – Book 1)!

Good Author Hunting - Falcon Storm, Alaskan's new wonder boy

Like many Alaskan’s he takes the bull by the horns, literally and throws himself into a project. Reading about Mr. Storm you can see where his joyous and adventures heart comes into play with the book and where a few years ago he almost lost himself in a random vampire attack, the taste of terrible terror shows for the Persnickety princess as well.

The Persnickety princess is quite abrupt in her behavior. She assumes a prince is going to come and rescue her so she spends her days amassing different challenges and obstacles to allow for only the right Prince charming to get through. Now of course no good princess would let anything happen without a theme. Since the Princess’ name is Lavender of course her kingdom is color coordinated, down to the dastardly and dangerous dragon in the mountains.

 

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Little brother poofed a vamp, either that or rapture

Much like seeding a trout pond so you always have something to catch and eat, the princess makes sure there is always something to catch and overcome so one day her prince will come, because all princesses always get what they want and all princesses deserve and must have a prince, right? Well the other princess? Petuuuuuuuuuunia? (Yes, I had to add it that way cuz I can hear Princess Lavender say it like that while rolling her eyes as she watches her sister stroll off in PANTS.. omg pants, how dare  she!) She insists her sister would understand life better if she had a bit more adventure in her life! When Princess Petuuuuuuuuuunia left on the fateful day little did either of them know just how prophetic this statement would be.

Through trials and tribulations, an army of ants and even some submersion and swimming our Persnickety Princess learns the joys of being… less than persnickety. So who was the fool on April Fools Day? I would say our Princess learned from behaving like a fool she may not get everything she wants, maybe we can make her a hat, purple of course … with polka dots! Till than I hope her and ….. ohhh wait, spoilers… you will have to find out if lessons learned granted her wish…

What are you Persnickety About?

Me? I am Persnickety about Family Reads, and this one certainly qualifies… I am granting it 5 Purple Polka Dot Cupcakes which I am betting are Awesome!

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I admired the writing and story so much I wish one of my children was young enough to really get into this series. It is written in a conversational language for kids of that age which will have them giggling with glee. I am young at heart and it certainly had me giggling with glee but with abandoned delight!  How can you even resist reading a tale told by a board Upon A. Time?  I got a taste of book two and am thrilled to death Falcon is letting his festive and fantastic imagination take hold. Looking for a fun adventure? Take a gander and read this lovely book.

About the Book 

PPHigh up in the tallest tower of the purplest castle in the Kingdom by the Sea, Princess Lavender awaits rescue. Desperate as she may be, only the most dashing, well dressed, properly mannered prince will do. Oh, and he must stand exactly four and three-quarters inches taller than her. A princess has got to have standards, after all.

When, finally, one such prince comes to her castle—not to rescue her, but her younger sister—Lavender refuses to be ignored. Instead of waiting for the next suitor to come along, she devises a plan to put herself in danger, thus forcing the upstart prince to forget her sister and rescue her instead.

Well accustomed to getting her way, there is only one thing, unfortunately, that this princess can’t control—her luck. When her plans go awry, putting her in very real danger, will she allow the prince to rescue her as he sees fit? Will he even want to try?

And will anyone be able to find a way to rescue Lavender from her persnickety ways once and for all? Find out in this comedic tale of princes, dragons, and dreams that just may come true.

The Persnickety Princess is a lower grade chapter book intended for kids 6 to 9 years old (although kids of all ages are sure to enjoy it! Pick up your copy through AmazonBarnes & NobleSmashwords or Kobo Books.

Falcon Storm 

Falcon StormAbout the author: I was born in the frozen wasteland of Alaska with the unfortunate stigma of being both a daydreamer and left-handed. Starting from an early age, I’ve filled my life with stories of every sort from my father’s hunting trips to the Holy Trilogy (read: Star Wars). In the fourth grade, I became more interested in telling stories of my own than listening to those of others. Doctors—being doctors—attempted to medicate them out of me, but the best cure has always been a pen, a notebook, and my crazy, unrestrained imagination. I continue to whittle away at these stories in my endless search for the one that will finally bring me back to reality. All the while, I secretly hope such a story will never come along. I hear “reality” is far too boring.

Connect with Falcon on his website, Facebook, GoodReads, or Twitter.

Prizes!!!

About the prizes: Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win (1) a $25 Amazon gift card, (2) a $50 Amazon gift card, or (3) a Princess Prize Pack, which includes a plush purple dragon, necklace with lavender pendant, The Fairy Godmother’s Guide to Being a Princess, tiara and wand party set, and a DVD of The Princess Bride.

Here’s what you need to do…

  1. Enter the Rafflecopter contest
  2. Leave a comment on my blog.

That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win the $50 gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found here. The other two prizes (including the awesome Princess Prize Pack) will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Persnickety Princess tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!

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12 Comments

  1. Hi there! Nice to meet you. So – is it snowing up at your cabin in Alaska today or just on your blog? No snow down here in north Texas… The book sounds like a fun read, and persnickety is such a catchy word. I’m visiting from the A to Z challenge, and will be back to see what else you dish up this month! ~Tui

    • It is melting actually, but I love my snowy blog! Maybe I should start doing flower petals, except spring lasts all of three weeks. It should be more like mud slashing!

  2. Sounds like a fun story! I don’t know many Alaskan Authors. Thanks for the introduction. Good luck with A to Z!

    Jenny at Choice City Native

  3. ALASKAN POWER! Kriss, do I finally get to be Alaskan by association? Pleeeeease? Fal and I will be visiting Anchorage this summer, and I can’t wait.

    Anyway… Loved your review. I knew you’d do something totally awesome with it, and the pictures you chose cracked me up. Thanks for joining this tour and supporting Fal, and please cross-post to Amazon and GoodReads when you have a moment!

    Em <3

  4. I’m doing A to Z with characters (and world building) from my Alaskan-Authored science fiction books. Also have an OLLI class this afternoon on local Authors in Fairbanks. Any chance you could sneak in?

    • I really wish I Had seen this Sue!!! I would have LOVED TOO!

  5. I’ve got this sitting on my Kindle just waiting for me to read it! I either need to learn to live without sleep or something because I just cannot fit everything that I want to do into each day.

  6. I do love your reviews and the purple cupcakes just totally rock!!

    *~ MAJK ~*

    Twitter@Safireblade
    #AtoZchallenge

  7. I’ve actually been waiting to read this and keep putting it off but you urged me to read it next. 🙂 Thanks!

  8. Great review! I love the creativity 🙂

  9. I’m really looking forward to sitting down with my Granddaughters to read this.

  10. This is such an AWESOME review! I was really surprised and AMUSED that a few of my pictures ended up in there. Simply AMAZING! ARTFULLY done. (Can’t think of any more a’s, so ADIOS.)

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