You'd have to have, like, a lentil for a soul to hate wiener dogs. ~Zuzana from The Daughter of Smoke & Bones by Laini Taylor

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

$25 Giveaway Interview THE ORPHAN AND THE THIEF by M L LeGETTE @MelissaLeGette @toobusyreading

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orphan thief  The Orphan and the Thief An adventure that will keep you and your kids spellbound.
Toad thought it’d be easy to steal from Mr. Edward P. Owl. Unfortunately for Toad, he isn’t the best of thieves. Caught in the act, he’s in more trouble than ever before. Now to save his hide, Toad must track down five rare potion ingredients for Mr. Owl. Or else.All Melena Snead wants is her family back, but after the Miggens Street Fire, that isn’t very likely. Orphaned and miserable, forced to work in an apothecary, she’s determined to find Milo, her missing brother. No matter what. When Melena finds Toad ransacking her apothecary, Toad gets a nasty shock: apothecaries don’t carry Mr. Owl’s ingredients. Luckily, Melena’s willing to help, for a price. With Melena’s pet Spit-Fire dragon and Toad’s enchanted talking beer mug, they embark on a fantastical journey, traveling the country in search of the potion ingredients. But can they gather all of them in time, what with monsters, pirates, and axe-wielding thieves? And if they do, is there an even greater danger waiting for them at the end?


[LeGette is] able to twist her unique fairy-tales to fit the imagination of children and the attention of adults. Five stars ... The Orphan and the Thief is definitely worth reading! -- Abigail / Goodreads Review 

M.L. Legette conjures up a captivating magical tale in The Orphan and the Thief. I loved this story and I could not put my Kindle down until I finished the last page. This charming story is so good that it may very well become a classic. -- Karen Dowdall, Author of Delphi Altair: Strange Beginnings  

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAM.L LeGette: Melissa Lee LeGette has been writing seriously since she was a teen. She loves an old world vibe with a magical twist, and she puts her full focus on creating believable characters--even if they happen to be a talking beer mug. Her books are targeted for children and teens, but have been enjoyed by adults of all ages. She lives in Georgia where she helps run a family farm, so her nails are a fright.


Thank you so much for having me on your blog today! I’m really thrilled that I’ve got a dog, because I just don’t think I’d feel quite as welcome without one.

1.       Do you have a secret talent?

 Hmm, not so much a secret talent. I play around with photography and post my photos online. I think other than writing, photography is where I’ve got a lot of natural talent. I call it Garden Windows Photography. I’ve fiddled with drawing, but have never had the patience to improve. I once tried out knitting – turns out not so talented there.

2.       Is there a song that really reminds you of your book?

 I’m sure there’s one out there and I just haven’t found it yet. There are songs that remind me of some of my prior books and some that remind me of works in progress, but not so much when it comes to The Orphan and the Thief. I think it’s probably because I listen to rather mournful music and Orphan is so quirky and cheerful and fun.  

3.       What was the easiest thing about writing this book?

Ooo, I’m experiencing a brain cramp. This book was actually the hardest for me to write, so far. It took me a crazy long time to figure out the plot, but you’re asking about what came easiest. The characters came easiest, especially Toad, which I was rather surprised by. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to believably write a 12 year old boy, because I’m not really around them, but once I started, he took shape almost immediately.

4.       Is there a word you love to use?

There are so many! Why only pick one? I adore ‘bombard’, ‘bamboozle’, ‘monocle’, ‘snort’, ‘snout’, ‘mischievous’, ‘poison’, and ‘bellow’ to name a few.   

5.       Any real or imaginary pets? 

Real: 1 poodle (Andy), 4 cats (Zuzu, Agnes, Truffles, and Kit)
Imaginary: 1 spit-fire dragon (Pep)

  Blog Tour Giveaway 

 $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash 

 Ends 3/27/14 

 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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