Saturday, May 7, 2011

Juniper Berry Book Tour stops here with a book giveaway

Juniper BerryThe Juniper Berry Book Tour kicked off this week and I'm excited to announce that today is the day it stops right here at Lori Calabrese Writes!

Juniper Berry has been dubbed a modern-day fairy tale of terror, temptation, and ways in which it is our choices that make us who we are. Sound like a tempting, book? Well, take it from me, it is!

Juniper Berry is an 11-year old girl, but her life is far from average. She's an only child whose parents happen to be very famous. Think Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie famous. She calls home a mansion, but the gates that keep out adoring fans also seem to imprison Juniper. All Juniper longs for is the companionship and support of her parents like days of old, but lately, she feels very distant from them. Things get interesting as Juniper follows her parents into the woods one night and watches them as they push against the trunk of a tree and disappear. Juniper is determined to find out why her parents keep going to the tree and what she eventually finds is an underworld led by a sinister creature with his eyes sight on stealing souls.When given the opportunity to fulfill her dreams, will Juniper also fall prey to the overlord or will Juniper stay focused on her original mission--being a family once again?

This is one of those books I just couldn't put down and M.P. Kozlowsky has created a world very Tim Burton-esque, which young readers will enjoy diving into. Juniper is an intriguing character who is fearless, determined, and strong, making her someone a reader will cheer on until she achieves her goal of reuniting her family. Certainly, temptation is everywhere we go in life, but not falling into that temptation is the real challenge and Kozlowsly reminds us of that in this dark, mysterious tale.

Don't take my word for it, watch the book trailer...

Giveaway Details: Enter to win a hardcover copy of the book with a signed book plate!
To enter giveaway, please follow this blog and leave a comment below, telling me one of your biggest temptations. Chocolate, candy, shopping, shoes, anyone?
**UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. A big congratulations to our winner, Ricki and thanks so much to everyone who entered!

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Giveaway closes at midnight on Sunday, May 15 and is available to US and Canada Only.

Juniper Berry Writing Contest: To celebrate the release of M.P. Kozlowsky’s debut novel Juniper Berry, Walden Pond Press is also inviting all writers aged 9-14 to write his or her own tale of terror and temptation in at least 500 words. One grand prize winner will receive an iPad and a library of Walden Pond Press eBook, paperback and hardcover novels and his or her story published online at Author M.P. Kozlowsky will select the winner. To learn more:

Be sure to visit other stops on the blog tour to learn more about the book and M.P. Kozlowsky...

Juniper Berry Blog Tour: Part I

Monday, May 2nd – Review at There’s a Book &  Review & Interview at Alison’s Bookmarks
Tuesday, May 3rd – Guest Post at My Friend Amy
Wednesday, May 4th – Review and Giveaway at Reading Vacation
Thursday, May 5th – Interview at Literary Asylum
Friday May 6th – Guest Post at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Saturday May 7th – Review and Giveaway at National Examiner
Sunday May 8th – Interview at National Examiner
Monday, May 9th – Review, Guest Post and Giveaway at The Book Smugglers

Additional Information:
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Walden Pond Press (April 26, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0061998699
ISBN-13: 978-0061998690
Source of review copy: Publisher


  1. My biggest temptation is book!
    I follow on GFC and Twitter.

  2. My biggest temptation is a good book with a big piece of chocolate.
    GFC follower.
    kr_moreau at doglover dot com

  3. Books would have to be mine too. I have to turn them into rewards: you can sit down and read after you've cleaned the kitchen, started laundry, etc.

    GFC and e-mail follower.

  4. I agree, my biggest temptation is a book, especially one I have been dying to read and is a great price. I guess that explains my rather large library.

    I follow via GFC, Facebook, and email :)


  5. I'm loving it, guys. Keep 'em coming! =)

  6. Potato chips is my guilty obsession!!
    I follow on GFC and subscribe to Book Bugz

    mk261274 at gmail dot com

  7. Clerance racks and garage sales are my downfall! I can't pass up a good deal! thanks! wilsondev(at) GFC - Devony

  8. Chocolate will outdo any other temptation anytime.

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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