Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sign of the Green Dragon ..… Revealed


I’d excited and thrilled to be a part of author C. Lee McKenzie’s cover reveal for her upcoming release, SIGN OF THE GREEN DRAGON.

Doesn’t the cover just grab you and transport you to a magical place where you want to learn more? Here’s a synopsis of this fascinating new middle grade novel.

This hasn’t been the best year for Sam, and it just got worse. Right when he thought he’d found a permanent home, his finicky guardian tells him he’s shipping Sam off to private school. This means Sam won’t bat for his team, and if he doesn’t, Haggarty Elementary won’t win the baseball championship again this year. His two teammates, Joey and Roger, are determined to stash him in their secret cave—at least until he brings in the winning run.
While the boys explore the hideout, an earthquake crumbles a wall, revealing a hidden room—and it’s not empty. A dragon-carved chest opens to reveal a human skeleton, its hand-bones clutching a note with a crudely drawn map. At the top of the map is scribbled, 1859.
Sam, Joey and Roger learn about a treasure lying in wait, if only they can locate something called the Dragon Twin, reveal the truth about an old murder, and return a person named Mei Ling to her ancestors in China.
The boys are up for the challenge. But how? They only have the map showing the way to an old mining town, and some strange symbols they can’t understand. None of them can make sense of the note. Who’s Mei Ling? And what the heck is a Dragon Twin?
With time running out before he’s sent packing, Sam and his friends set out on an adventure that has much higher stakes than any baseball championship—one that gets them into trouble with a modern crime, pits them against ancient Chinese dragons, and reveals the true meaning of treasure for each of them.

SIGN OF THE GREEN DRAGON doesn’t release until August, but you can mark it ‘Want to Read’ at Goodreads and pre-order it now at Smashwords, Barnesand Noble, and Kobo. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author C. Lee McKenzie
C. Lee McKenzie is a 4 and 5 star reviewed author. Her greatest passion is writing for young readers. Sign of the Green Dragon is her third Middle Grade novel. Alligators Overhead and the sequel, The Great Time Lock Disaster were her first two. She has traditionally published four young adult novels: Sliding on the Edge, The Princess of Las Pulgas, Double Negative and Sudden Secrets.

For more on the author and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. You’ll be seeing Lee’s upcoming release all over blogdom this month. Be sure to check it out and place your pre-order early. Are you a fan of dragons? Have you ever or would you like to participate in a treasure hunt?

17 comments:

  1. Ooooh.
    I loved Double Negative, and have a huge weakness for dragons. Mystical, magical and dangerous.

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    1. Hi and thanks so much for this comment. Glad you enjoyed DN. That book turned me into an advocate for literacy!

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  2. Hi Mason and Lee - this sounds a wonderful read ... which will regale children with plenty of creative thoughts and give them something to think about - me too probably... good luck to you Lee - and thanks for highlighting Mason - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi, Hilary. Let's hope this adventure is entertaining. I'd like to be fun for readers.

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    1. I was really happy when the designer gave me his ideas. Thanks, Alex.

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  4. congrats to C,Lee! I love me anything dragon related!

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    1. Maybe you can get it into the movies, DEZ!

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  5. Oh, that is a great cover! And I admire authors who can create those whole new worlds. It's quite a skill. Thanks, Mason.

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    1. Great to find your comment, Margot. Thank you it.

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  6. Congrats to C. Lee. Sounds like a great book!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. I hope people enjoy it.

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  7. Love the cover. It's not a genre I usually read (have never read any of the Harry Potter books) but this one sounds intriguing for all ages and I'm adding it to my list.
    Ann

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    1. Thanks for adding to you list. I'm hoping the story will find readers.

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  8. Nice cover! It's sounds like a great adventure story.

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  9. Thanks so much for being a part of this cover reveal! I always appreciate bloggers like you who share their sites for authors.

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