It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Story Magic by Laurel Gale + Giveaway (US Only)

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Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for 

Story Magic by Laurel Gale,

releasing 8/4/2020 from Jolly Fish Press/North Star Editions!

Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:

Hi, YABC! I'm Laurel Gale, and my book Story Magic will be out this August. Today, I am thrilled to share the cover with you. I love this cover, but I can't take any credit for it. Alison Mutton is the illustrator, and Jake Slavik is the cover designer, so they deserve all the praise. I can't draw—believe me, I've tried—and I think one of my favorite parts of being an author is getting to experience the privilege of having a talented artist illustrate the characters and scenes I dreamed up. When I saw this cover, I was blown away by the gorgeous details. Wow! They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I don't think I'd be hurt at all if you decided to judge Story Magic based on this cover. 

~Laurel Gale

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STORY MAGIC

Laurel Gale

Release date: 8/4/2020

About the Book

Girls are forbidden to practice story magic. Only bad things happen when they do. Everyone knows this, but that doesn’t stop twelve-year-old Kaya A’Dor from learning the basics from her older brother Hob. The trick is to sense a listener, one of the magical beings that inhabit the world, and tell it a story. If the listener is pleased and likes the story, it will allow the storyteller to work magic.

Although Kaya knows the risks, she attempts a little story magic to impress Hob. When Hob is taken prisoner in Prima, the faraway capital city, Kaya is convinced it’s her fault, either because someone discovered what she was doing or because the bad luck has found her.

Desperate to save her brother, Kaya will do anything to make it to Prima, including story magic. With each story she tells her ability to wield story magic grows and she soon begins to wonder if her brother’s imprisonment was really her fault or something else entirely. Each story brings her one step closer to finding Hob and leaving everything she’s ever known behind.
 

About the Author

Laurel Gale is the author of Dead Boy and Monster, Human, Other. She lives with her husband and their ferrets in Vancouver, Washington. You can visit Laurel online at laurelgale.com or on Twitter @laurel_gale.

Website - Goodreads - Twitter:@laurel_gale - Preorder

Giveaway Details

3 winners will each receive an ARC of STORY MAGIC. Open US Only.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book.

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Victoria Scott on Saturday, 08 February 2020 16:45

This book sounds like the kind of story my daughter will enjoy reading again and again! Thank you so much for sharing!

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This book sounds like the kind of story my daughter will enjoy reading again and again! Thank you so much for sharing!
Debra Branigan on Sunday, 16 February 2020 09:41

The cover is pretty. I think young readers of this genre will like this story. The premise is very unique. Best wishes to the author on the novel.

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The cover is pretty. I think young readers of this genre will like this story. The premise is very unique. Best wishes to the author on the novel.
Brittany Colpitts on Sunday, 16 February 2020 10:51

Reminds me of Magic Tree House covers for some reason which I loved as a kid!

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Reminds me of Magic Tree House covers for some reason which I loved as a kid!
Alex Colpitts on Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:32

Sounds like a book our local school would like to add to their library

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Sounds like a book our local school would like to add to their library :)

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