It’s my pleasure to be participating in author Sarah Renée’s Pump Up Your Book Virtual Blog Tour for her middle grade fantasy/adventure Saderia Series.
In my opinion, Sarah is an awesome author as she is only 17 years old and is pursuing her dream. She has loved writing from an early age. She has been writing short stories since the age of 4, and at the age of 10, she came up with the idea for THE TIGER PRINCESS. She wrote the novel when she was 12.
Sarah is fascinated with wild animals and the wild world outside her home, and has an obvious great love of tigers. She enjoys spending time with her cats, reading, drawing, and playing her violin when she is not writing. In her free time, she is constantly daydreaming about her many characters, creating new ones, and coming up with interesting adventure story ideas.
For more on Sarah and her writing, visit her website at www.thetigerprincess.com or her blog at http://www.thetigerprincess.com/blogsnews.html! You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.
Here’s a brief synopsis of the 5 books comprising the Saderia Series.
The Tiger Princess (Book 1)
Nobody knows how the fire started, but it ignited quickly. Too quickly.
In ten years, the truth has never been discovered...
Saderia is a curious 10-year-old tiger Princess. Her Aunt Cia and Uncle Jash have taken over the duties of Queen and King and have raised Saderia since her parents disappeared in a mysterious fire. Saderia’s aunt and uncle don’t understand the sassy, adventurous tiger, which she resents.
At night, though, Saderia is haunted by dark nightmares about the fire - eerie, cryptic dreams that push her to start investigating her parents’ disappearance. As she uncovers strange clues, she soon becomes desperate to know the truth. Could her parents have been murdered? On a quest to uncover the truth about her parents’ disappearance, she soon realizes her forest has many other mysteries when she discovers a dangerous, ancient royal secret regarding her oldest ancestors - a secret that will change not only her life, but the lives of everyone around her.
Saderia doesn’t know who or what to trust, but she is desperate to uncover the secrets of the past. She will do whatever it takes to find the truth.
* The Tiger Princess on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Princess-Sarah-Renee/dp/0615321267/
* E-book on Amazon: The Tiger Princess: http://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Princess-Saderia-Book-ebook/dp/B004W3L5DM/
* The Tiger Princess on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tiger-princess-sarah-renee/1101714708
* Apple iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-tiger-princess/id550857596
* Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Tiger-Princess/book-Tb58TUekdEa9sW71mGM4pQ/page1.html
Dash (Book 2)
Dash is a dark lion with a dark secret. Living as an orphan in the cold, winter forest, he strives to hide that secret from the other young animals that have come to resent him. But when he meets the animal that has haunted his past, he isn’t sure what to do.
Meanwhile, Saderia finally gets her wish to go to school. She hopes to meet a friend, but she gets slightly more than she bargained for when she meets a fun-loving cheetah, a bullying panther, three prissy girls, prejudiced teachers, and a strange assistant principal who seems to enjoy making Saderia’s life more difficult. But there is no one as strange as the dark lion that sits in the back, and hides his face from her.
Saderia starts having Dreams again, but even though she knows what they are, she still doesn’t understand them. At the same time, she struggles to accept the prophecy she learned about in her ancestor’s tomb. But why do her Dreams and her instinct always direct her toward the dark lion who seems to fear her?
As the two animals get to know each other, Saderia wonders if Dash is hiding something, while Dash realizes that it is much harder to keep secrets from friends.
* Dash on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dash-Sarah-Ren%C3%A9e/dp/1451582250/
* E-book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dash-Saderia-Book-2-ebook/dp/B0055F5P0U/
* Dash on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dash-sarah-ren-e/1103524592
Hunted Home (Book 3)
Dingo is a kind-hearted but bitter canine living in a brutal society in a merciless desert. Hated and tortured by his brother and the cruel dingoes that control his pack, Dingo’s only thought is of survival. Yet memories of his slain sister plague him as he desperately tries to stay alive.
While Dingo tries to overcome the cruelty in the desert, Saderia faces her own problems at home in the forest. When a new foe begins terrorizing the forest, she and Dash must face the fact that their only hope for survival may mean leaving the forest. Forever. Faced with a choice between life and death, Saderia and Dash embark on a life-changing journey to save the kingdom.
With miles of unforgiving desert to cross, Saderia must be strong. But when she and Dash wind up lost, who will save them? As Dingo struggles to escape the cruelty of his brother, Saderia and Dash struggle to survive. When the three animals cross paths, no one is sure what to think.
In the end, Saderia must fight her way home, while Dingo must decide which is more important—saving the tiger that reminds him so much of his sister…or his own survival?
* Hunted Home on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hunted-Home-Sarah-Renee/dp/1463541597/
* E-book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hunted-Home-Saderia-Book-ebook/dp/B004W3L5EG/
* Hunted Home on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hunted-home-sarah-renee/1102959712
Enchanted Home (Book 4)
A young animal was framed by the Emperor himself.
Living as an outlaw, he struggles to uncover the real story…
Jeb is a kind but fearful creature living in an underground Spring with dangerous outlaws. With only his parents and a mysterious outlaw named Secka to protect him, Jeb struggles to uncover the truth about the fire he was framed for. When strange creatures invade their home, though, he is forced to focus on driving them out. But as he learns more about the creatures and the fire, he wonders who the real enemy is.
Meanwhile, Saderia finds herself in a strange forest. Disasters plague the forest and weird plants cover the land. On top of everything else, an unknown enemy is sabotaging the royal family. While trying to cope, Saderia begins to doubt herself. After leaving Dingo behind in the desert, she starts to lose faith in her Dream sense. But is Dingo truly gone? And when her best friend finds himself seconds away from death, will she be able to trust her instincts to save him?
While Saderia and Dash struggle to save the kingdom, Jeb searches for the truth. When their paths meet, they have even more questions. Will they uncover the secret of the forest or die trying?
* Enchanted Home on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Enchanted-Home-Sarah-Renee/dp/1477453369/
* E-book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Enchanted-Home-Saderia-Book-ebook/dp/B0088OXYLM/
* Enchanted Home on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/enchanted-home-sarah-renee/1111100374
Rock Bottom (Book 5)
At long last, Saderia returns to her home. But with a missing Queen and an entire forest to rebuild, her homecoming is tainted with worry. Soon, she is forced to leave on a desperate quest to find her mother before it’s too late.
Saderia’s forest is not the only land in trouble, though. A cruel tyrant named Rock has taken control of the dingo pack, creating turmoil in the desert. As Saderia searches for her mother, she stumbles upon hundreds of outcasts in the desert. With legions of enemies thirsting for their blood, the outcasts are desperate for help. But will helping the exiled dingoes mean dragging the forest into war?
While Saderia struggles to help the outcasts, Dash finds himself dreaming of an eerie clearing. A mysterious enemy from the past begins visiting him under the guise of helping him. But whose side is he really on? And when war breaks out, whose side will Dash choose?
As the threat of war looms on the horizon, Saderia tries to do what’s right, Dash plots in the shadows to win the war, and Dingo struggles to find a way to save the outcasts.
Battles are waged, dangerous plots are formed, enemies become allies...and in the end, nothing is the same...
* Rock Bottom on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Bottom-Saderia-Series-Volume/dp/1484840321/
* E-book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Bottom-Saderia-Book-ebook/dp/B00CMHGYPY/
* Rock Bottom on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rock-bottom-sarah-renee/1115238474
Book 1 review at This Little Book of Mine
Interview at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection
Guest post at Bookingly Yours
Book 1 review at YAdult Review
First chapter reveal for Book 1 at CelticLady’s Reviews
Interview at Between the Covers
Series spotlight at Literal Exposure
Book 1 spotlight at Classic Children’s Books
Book 1 review at Classic Children’s Books
Interview at Pump Up Your Book
Guest post at The Crypto-Capers Review
Interview at Blogcritics
Guest post and giveaway at The Busy Mom’s Daily
Book 2 spotlight at Paperback Writer
Book 2 review at This Little Book of Mine
Interview at Examiner
First chapter reveal for Book 2 at CelticLady’s Reviews
Book 1 review at Cheryl’s Book Nook
Book 2 review at Cheryl’s Book Nook
Guest post at Literarily Speaking
Guest post at 4 the Love of Books
Series spotlight at 4 the Love of Books
Series spotlight at The Children’s and Teen’s Book Connection
Book tour highlights at The Book Rack
Thanks everyone for stopping by today. What are your thoughts on young authors finding their way into the published world?