Saturday, June 16, 2012

A World Apart by David Brown + Cute Pirate


This week we are celebrating the launch of A World Apart (The Elencheran Chronicles) by David M. Brown! This is the second book in his Elencheran Chronicles. The first is Fezariu's Epiphany .Although the books both take place in Elenchra, the novels are stand alone books. This week's party includes pirate posts, a treasure hunt, and, of course, a big giveaway. Today, I'm going to share a bit about my favorite little pirate, give you the book info, and then the giveaway will be at the end of the post.

Pirate Princess Elizabeth
Last year when we started asking Elizabeth what she wanted to be for Halloween her answer was "Pirate." She was just going to turn three and was (and still is) known to change her mind at the last minute so I didn't go looking for pirate costumes right away. Every once in a while we would ask her again and her answer was always "Pirate." As Halloween approached and she stuck with her answer, we started to look for a pirate costume thinking it would be pretty easy to find. Boy, were we wrong! Now I'm sure that some moms would just whip up a pirate costume from things around the house but I'm not one of those creative moms so it was off to the major stores. We hit up Target and Meijer and had absolutely no luck. Elizabeth is a very petite three so even when we did find pirate costumes they were going to be way too big on her. I finally found this awesome pirate costume at Wal-Mart but someone had taken the hats off all of the small costumes. Yep, I had to snag a hat off one of the larger sizes because Halloween was coming up fast and I was running out of options.

This is the ONLY picture we got of her in the outfit for all of Halloween! Little stinker is sometimes quite the ham for the camera and other times she absolutely refuses to get her picture taken. I ended up pinning the skirt up with paper clips because otherwise she would have tripped over it. I thought about cutting it but I'm so glad that I didn't because she can still wear it now that she is getting close to four. The skirt and the hat actually didn't make it out trick or treating but the pirate shirt still looked super cute with just the black pants. I love that she continues to use this costume now to play dress up. We put our cute pirate princess on our Christmas card even though it was totally the wrong holiday.

Somehow I doubt the pirates in A World Apart are nearly as cute as my little pirate!

Now for the book...

Demetrius makes his first mistake when he lets his best friend Halcyon marry Eleyna, the love of his life, without saying a word. On the day of the wedding, he walks away from the Elencheran town of Dove's Meadow and joins the army.

He makes his second mistake when the pirate Black Iris tricks him into letting dozens of men, women and children die in a fire. Demetrius is imprisoned in grief and disgrace.

But he can atone. The Black Iris is dead. The Ivory Rose has risen to the top of the pirates and is leading brutal raids on the coast. If Demetrius can capture and kill her, he'll win his pardon.

And then Demetrius discovers the Ivory Rose is Eleyna. He must decide which will be his third mistake: losing his last chance at a pardon, or destroying the one woman he's ever loved.







Come celebrate A World Apart with a giveaway sponsored by Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dave and the Book Bloggers' Collaborative. Be sure to visit the Argggh-some Launch Party headquarters to find the list of blogs with clues for the treasure run. I'll give you one hint - see if you can find another picture my cute pirate princess on the blog for a clue. I am not responsible for selecting the winner or presenting the prize. If you are viewing this post via email or a feed reader you will need to visit the blog to see the Rafflecopter entry form.

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