Jul 17, 2024

SAGA OF THE SELENIXIES: COLLAPSE OF THE CRYSTAL FORTRESS by Kristie Ferrugiaro Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SAGA OF THE SELENIXIES: COLLAPSE OF THE CRYSTAL FORTRESS by Kristie Ferrugiaro Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: SAGA OF THE SELENIXIES: COLLAPSE OF THE CRYSTAL FORTRESS

Author: Kristie Ferrugiaro

Pub. Date: March 11, 2024

Publisher: Inspired Girl Storybooks

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 192

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/SAGA-OF-THE-SELENIXIES 

With the Destruction of the ancient Crystal Fortress, the Selenixies were sent hurling through different worlds, losing their power and connection to one another. Dark forces are holding them back as they must complete seven trials to recharge themselves, reunite with each other, and regain trust in the Universe before it's too late.

A fantastical tale about teamwork, friendship, resilience, and the trials we all go through to see if what we want is really worth fighting for, Saga of the Selenixies illustrates that we are most powerful when we empower each other.

 

 

Excerpt:

With the destruction of the ancient Crystal Fortress,  the Selenixies were sent hurling through different worlds,  losing their power and connection to one another.  Dark forces are holding them back as they must complete  seven trials to recharge themselves, reunite with each other,  and regain trust in the Universe before it’s too late. 

Prologue

 

The sun crests over the majestic mountains that protect the land of the Mystics. The sky shines  with symphonic shades of pink and purple with a  glowing orange ball in the center. It is the most magnificent morning Mystic Neoma has enjoyed in a long time.  She stretches her arms to the air in a deep V, lifting her  head to invite the sunrise to envelop her completely. Her  platinum blonde hair cascades down her back like waves  whispering to the wind that’s gently swirling through her  long locks. She takes deep breaths in through her nose  and out through the mouth as she appreciates the beauty  of the day that is unfolding before her. She reaches up to  

touch the sky, dancing her fingertips in the air. This is the most perfect time for her daily affirmations, and with this glorious daybreak she feels her day is  going to be just as spectacular. She sets her intentions for  a magnificent day, blows kisses to the sky, and bows her  head in thanks to the Universe.  

Mystic Neoma affirms, “I am ready to take on a new  day. I am full of love. Everything that is meant to be, will be. My heart is open. I attract beautiful things. I will be  present in every moment. I am safe and secure. The Uni verse is full of endless possibilities. I am grateful for my  

blessings. I am at peace with the Universe.” Still reeling from her amazing morning routine, Mys tic Neoma sits down with her optical lens in front of  her. To the ordinary person, the optical lens looks like a  crystal ball. But to the Mystics, it is the eye of the seer.  They can see what is going on in other lands.  Mystic Neoma’s optical lens is a glowing, perfectly  round orb set on top of a sculpted base, purple in color  with shimmering specs of gold. She closes her piercingly  purple eyes and takes a deep breath. With her left hand,  she swirls across the top of the crystal ball. The Mystics  are the only ones able to harness the power of the extraordinary lens. Others have tried, but anyone who is  not a Mystic sees only a clear glass sphere.  

Every morning, each of the five Mystics takes her turn  peering in the lens to check on her designated world. The  Mystics are able to see complete visions of those worlds:  the good, the bad, and the ugly. But unfortunately, the  lens has its limits too. It can see the present perfectly, but  the future can be cloudy because the future depends on  choices that are made in the present.  

Mystic Neoma recites over the lens: 

Spin, swirl  

Star shine twirl 

Moonlight, sunrays 

Clear eye, bright days  

Glittery sparkles and purple stardust swirl in the lens. 

Slowly, Lumina comes into focus.  

Mystic Neoma smiles softly. Lumina is the land of her  beloved Selenixies. She loves the Selenixies dearly. Every  one of the Mystics does. The Selenixies are the most special and protected throughout the Universe.  

Mystic Neoma considers herself the luckiest of all  the Mystics as the guardian of the Selenixies. She enjoys  peering into their world to check on them and their daily activities. Each one of the Selenixies is very special to  her. Each of them has unique qualities and characteristics that make them so interesting.  

And Lumina, all the creatures in all the lands in all  the worlds of the Universe love Lumina: the Mystics, the  Selenixies, the Mermaids, the Goblins, the Pirate Pixies,  the Giants, and the Helios. Lumina is the most beautiful  landscape you have ever seen. It used to be a barren land,  but ever since the Goddess Selene gifted the Crystal For 

tress to Lumina, flowers bloom all year round. The colors are spectacular, with the most vivid blooms of pinks,  purples, and reds all dancing together. The kelly green  trees reach for and unfold toward the sky, their branches  endless and their brilliant leaves lush. The mountains are  sharp and regal. The river runs ever so softly and stays  crystal clear. Birds sing the most glorious of songs. The  bees create the sweetest honey. All the woodland creatures live in the most perfect balance. Everything in this  world is in perfect harmony.  

Lumina is powered by an ancient power source,  which is a grid of crystals. There are two of each crystal.  Two Moonstones, two Sunstones, two Goldstones, two  Bloodstones, and two large Selenite veins that keep everything charged. The ancient power source is part of the  spectacular Crystal Fortress, which houses the most rare  and beautiful crystals. The fortress is a place where all the  Selenixies gather to celebrate every full moon. It is the  best place in the realm to enjoy the fullness of the moon,  and the Selenixies are total moon lovers.  

The fortress serves many purposes. It houses the Ancient Scrolls that are filled with the history of the realm,  offering the Selenixies detailed information of the past.  The Scrolls discuss things that worked in the past as well  as things that were disastrous. They are almost as important as the power source.  

The Selenixies have lived in Lumina for their entire  lives. In Lumina, there is no time. They work and play  simultaneously. They emerged from the rubble as what  humans would call “teenagers” and have never aged.  There is no stress and aside from some personality differences, very little to worry about. They feel completely  safe. They don’t even realize they can leave the realm if  they want to. But why would they leave? Nothing out  there is as amazingly beautiful as Lumina. They spend  their days picking flowers and herbs, collecting nuts and  honey, and preparing for their full moon celebrations.  Each has a job that complements the others, and they all  work happily.  

The Selenixies are completely unaware, however, that  there are always others trying to get into the land of Lu mina and that there are beings out there who are jealous of their beautiful existence. They want to take it for  themselves. There are constant threats, but the Selenixies  continue to live their best lives. The ancient crystal power source has always been so strong that it is almost impenetrable, though many have tried and failed. All of the Selenixies are living in perfect harmony in this beautiful  dimension.  

But today is different.

 

 

About Kristie Ferrugiaro:


Kristie Ferrugiaro, author of Saga of the Selenixies is a teacher, a fundraiser, and an entrepreneur. She has been teaching for the better part of 20 years, at multiple grade levels primarily in elementary through middle grade. Her creative side has led her to several business endeavors all rooted in celebrating life, from balloons and party planning to gourmet and custom gift baskets to now penning books that take readers on fun and fantastical journeys! However, her most important job is being a mom to her three boys as she coined herself a certified “chaos coordinator”.

You can always find Kristie at a football or lacrosse field cheering on her boys. She enjoys creating things to make people smile and loves to be surrounded by craft supplies, especially glitter. Her love of creativity inspired her to write about a world created through her overactive imagination. She has always enjoyed writing and has participated in several creative writing classes, and she has taught creative writing as well. She always encourages students to use their imagination.

The concept for Selenixies was created out of her love of all things girly and being the mom of three rough-and-tumble boys, there are very few things that are girlie in her house. Much of the story and characters are based on real-life events and people, including her student and her boys. The good, the bad and the ugly. many of the themes associated with the Saga of the Selenixies come straight from things that the boys have faced.

Kristie has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication TV and Radio from Monmouth University. She is working on her Master's in Education as well. She resides in sunny Florida with her family.

 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of SAGA OF THE SELENIXIES: COLLAPSE OF THE CRYSTAL FORTRESS, US Only.

Ends August 6th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/8/2024

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt/IG Post

7/9/2024

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

7/10/2024

Daily Waffle

Excerpt

7/11/2024

Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt/IG Post

7/12/2024

Little Red Reads

Excerpt/IG Post

7/13/2024

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

Week Two:

7/14/2024

@darkfantasyreviews

Excerpt

7/15/2024

Comic Book Yeti

Excerpt

7/16/2024

GryffindorBookishnerd

IG Review

7/17/2024

@evergirl200

IG Review

7/18/2024

jlreadstoperpetuity

IG Post

7/19/2024

@dreaminginpages

IG Review

7/20/2024

@callistoscalling

IG Review

Week Three:

7/21/2024

Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post

7/22/2024

Kim's Book Reviews and Writing Aha's

Review/IG Post

7/23/2024

@stargirls.magical.tale

IG Review

7/24/2024

A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic/TikTok Post

7/25/2024

Dana Loves Books

Review/IG Post

7/26/2024

Lillian Estrada

IG Review

7/27/2024

The Book Critic

Review

Week Four:

7/28/2024

@enthuse_reader

IG Review/TikTok Post

7/29/2024

Books and Zebras

IG Review

7/30/2024

avainbookland

IG Review

7/31/2024

enjoyingbooksagain

IG Review

8/1/2024

Edith's Little Free Library

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic/TikTok Post

8/2/2024

nerdophiles

Review


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YOU CAN THROW A PARTY by Jan Gniffke & Rebeca J Pintos

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the YOU CAN THROW A PARTY! by Jan Gniffke & Rebeca J Pintos Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: YOU CAN THROW A PARTY!

Author: Jan Gniffke & Rebeca J Pintos (Illustrator)

Pub. Date: April 16, 2024

Publisher: Brown Books Kids

Formats:  Hardcover

Pages: 32

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N, Bookshop

You’re Worth Celebrating!

This charming and vibrant book, You Can Throw a Party! conveys the importance of believing there is value in who are you and encourages celebrating YOU each and every day. From dressing up with your cat to having a party pretending it’s on Mars, Jan Gniffke inspires children everywhere to use their imagination and creativity to celebrate with others—whether they are people from your neighborhood, teachers at your school, or people in the community you might not know yet. Love yourself and share with others that they, too, are worth celebrating just the way they are! A perfect book for social and emotional learning activities, You Can Throw a Party! includes self-esteem-building questions that encourage creativity, inclusivity, and exploring what makes each of us special.

 

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About Jan Gniffke:

Jan Gniffke is an artist and author who, like Peter Pan, has chosen to never grow up. She can often be found amongst her children’s book collection writing, painting or creating. Her furry companion Maggie, a Labradoodle rescue, is always by her side. She is known for her irresistible Monster Cookies that are highly coveted by friends and family. Jan is a wife and a mother of two grown children. Her faith and family are her foundation. She lives in Minnesota and has a heart for volunteering with nonprofit youth organizations in her community.

Website | Instagram | TikTok

 



About Rebeca J Pintos:

As a child, Rebeca J. Pintos used to paint the walls of her grandmother's house and dreamed of traveling to fantastic worlds. Since then she has not stopped painting or traveling. Since 2010, she has been working for publishers and magazines as a freelance illustrator specializing in children's literature. She also uses her drawings to collaborate with the campaigns of NGOs and international organizations. You can find her works published in various countries, mainly the United States. In order to preserve the white of the walls of her house, her grandmother taught her to sew. When she's not drawing, she sews.

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a signed finished copy of YOU CAN THROW A PARTY!, US Only.

Ends August 6th, midnight EST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/8/2024

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt/IG Post

7/9/2024

MoonShineArtSpot

Excerpt

7/10/2024

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

7/11/2024

Little Red Reads

Excerpt/IG Post

7/12/2024

Little Red Reads

Excerpt/IG Post

7/13/2024

Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two:

7/14/2024

Daily Waffle

Excerpt

7/15/2024

onemused

IG Post

7/16/2024

@pineshorelittlefreelibrary

IG Review

7/17/2024

@evergirl200

IG Review

7/18/2024

@blueeez_away

IG Review

7/19/2024

Edith's Little Free Library

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic/TikTok Post

7/20/2024

Paws.Read.Repeat

Review/IG Post

Week Three:

7/21/2024

@pineshorelittlefreelibrary

IG Review

7/22/2024

Kim's Book Reviews and Writing Aha's

Review/IG Post

7/23/2024

Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post

7/24/2024

The Momma Spot

Review

7/25/2024

Socrates is Downstairs

Review/IG Post

7/26/2024

Karma Zee Readz

Review/IG Post

7/27/2024

Kim's Book Reviews and Writing Aha's

Review/IG Post

Week Four:

7/28/2024

@dharashahauthor

IG Review/TikTok Post

7/29/2024

Oh Hey Books

IG Review

7/30/2024

A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic/TikTok Post

7/31/2024

@niks.bookshelf

IG Review

7/31/2024

GryffindorBookishnerd

IG Review

8/1/2024

One More Exclamation

Review/IG Post

8/2/2024

enjoyingbooksagain

IG Review

8/2/2024

The Book Review Crew

Review/IG Post


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SAGA OF THE SELENIXIES: COLLAPSE OF THE CRYSTAL FORTRESS by Kristie Ferrugiaro Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SAGA OF THE SELENIXIES: COLLAPSE OF THE CRYSTAL FORTRESS by Kristie Ferrugiaro Blog Tour hosted by...