Kids, wizards, witches and everybody else?

By D.M. Cherubim This book recently won a Silver Medal from Readers' Favorite, for its 5 star review.

By D.M. Cherubim
This book recently won a Silver Medal from Readers’ Favorite, for its 5 star review.

Yes. You have finally found the secret website of the most secret of all authors. I have been trying very hard to make sure no one ever finds this. If you have stumbled across this page, then, perhaps, it’s time for me to slip you the secret book. That’s full of secrets. More to come on that.

(Secret message for kids only: Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger is a book full of secrets. Point your wand here to find the secrets!

 

 

Pssst! Did Selenia’s invisible ink spell work, or can you still see the secrets above? If so, please point your wand at the red word “here” above. (Click it if your wand isn’t working.)

 

 

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Really Expensive, and Now, Really Out of Print

Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger

Grows in Value

 

Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger is out of print.

 

Yes, it’s true. All of the beta testing is in and this wonderful magic adventure is undergoing a metamorphosis. Unfortunately, for those of you who were already clamoring for a sequel, the series is getting a complete rewrite.

 

Those of you who have a paperback copy of Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger should treasure it. It probably won’t ever be back again. Not in its original form.

 

I’ve already seen a copy of it for sale on alibris.com for $163.

 

Bookbyte is selling it for $198.

 

The new series, based on some of the same characters and the same real and magical worlds, is seeking a publisher.

 

 

 

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Secrets About Scary Books Author Revealed on Famous Ape’s Blog

Secretive author D.M. Cherubim checking the latest secrets revealed about her on the famous Story Reading Ape’s blog.

Secretive author D.M. Cherubim checking the latest secrets revealed about her on the famous Story Reading Ape’s blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was trying so hard to keep everything about myself secret. But when an 800-pound gorilla demands a guest debut author blog post, what are you going to do? I was fresh out of bananas.

So please come appease the famous The Story Reading Ape by reading his blog and leaving nice, very nice, comments about the special guest post about me.

Buy Now! Holiday problems solved!

 

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High Wattage Tweens: Read For Free

 

Tween Time

 

Come visit a small pile of Tween blogs to find the best Tween-age books!

Come visit a small pile of Tween blogs to find the best Tween-age books!

 

A Monthly List of Celebrity and Undiscovered Tween Authors

 

It’s story time. For Tweens.

Every month, around this time, I’ll be posting a link to one of the best places to find celebrity Tween authors and just plain great books for anyone in that age group between Middle Grade and Young Adult.  The blog is Emblazon’s Tween the Weekends. As long as we’re talking about Tweens, we’ll probably take the time to talk Tweens too.

Tween Topic this Time?

Free ebooks for Tweens.

I know, this is an absolutely amazing concept. Come read really, truly great Tween-age books for free. This is absolutely the best idea for anyone who is on an allowance, or doesn’t even get one. Yes, this means all of you Tweens. All people stuffed into young bodies between the ages of Middle Grade and Young Adult.

The name of this gem for you? Wattpad.com. A casual search of Wattpad, a free, online place to read free books, some by bestselling authors, including D.M. Cherubim (I know you’ve heard of that author) and some by – yes, I know this is hard to believe, Tweens themselves – showed there are at least almost 180 books with the tag, “Tween.” Can you imagine reading a book your friend wrote? With typos and all? Sitting right there next to famous authors.

While you’re there, you can read half of the wonderful book with a tween-age main character, “Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger.” This book already has gotten nearly 3,000 reads in about three weeks. With no advertising. Please come by, vote on the book’s chapters if you like them, and leave comments. Don’t be shy! I love comments!

 

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New book: My BFF is terrified, I’m a ghost, and we both scared to death!

The Almost Rock Star (A Ghost Story), a hot new paranormal romance ebook with elements of the supernatural, a murder mystery, and horror fiction, now has 15 terrifying chapters posted for you to read for free on Wattpad.com.

I’m writing this morally questionable book and posting the draft chapters as each one is finished. So far, the new book chapters have been going up almost every day. In just two weeks, almost 2,000 people have come to read it.

Please come and leave comments! If you like the chapter, please vote on each chapter you like.

Wattpad is an interesting experiment for authors to gauge how much readers like and dislike certain things. You, the reader, get to join for free and you don’t have to use your name or picture to leave a comment. Yes. You get to leave anonymous comments, calling yourself PinkCupcake, GeorgeousGuy, EvilTwin, or BeiberJ.

Most ages are welcome.

While I love my happy, quiet fans, I could use some feedback. Don’t be afraid. I’m friendly. Especially to flattery.

So don’t be shy. Come tell me what you think! And while you’re at it, please take a look at, and leave votes and comments for, my oh-so-controversial debut novel about God and magic and fun wizards and witches, Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger.  You’ll be glad you did. Or at least you’ll have something interesting to talk about at the next dinner party, school board meeting, water cooler, or playground.

Come read The Almost Rock Star (A Ghost Story), a Paranormal Romance that's almost a murder mystery and a ghost story, for free. See what all the excitement is about!

Come read The Almost Rock Star (A Ghost Story), a Paranormal Romance that’s almost a murder mystery and a ghost story, for free. See what all the excitement is about!

 

“A New-Age tale of surrendering to God’s will packaged as a Hogwarts-like adventure.”                   - Kirkus Reviews

“A New-Age tale of surrendering to God’s will packaged as a Hogwarts-like adventure.”
- Kirkus Reviews

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Hot New Paranormal Romance Mystery Serialized on Wattpad

The hot new paranormal romance, The Almost Rock Star (A Ghost Story) is being serialized on Wattpad.com.

Read it while it’s still free! Here is the Wattpad.com description:

Come read The Almost Rock Star (A Ghost Story), a Paranormal Romance that's almost a murder mystery and a ghost story, for free. See what all the excitement is about!

Come read The Almost Rock Star (A Ghost Story), a Paranormal Romance that’s almost a murder mystery and a ghost story, for free. See what all the excitement is about!

Could you resist sleeping with the man you love, the soul mate you always dreamed about? What if seducing him meant his soul was lost forever?

I dropped out of high school and despite what my snooty Palm Beach parents said, I’ve been making it. I have my own cool place and my moving mop, Mambo the rescue designer dog. I’m a sort of famous rock star, like Taylor Swift in her early days, only she had supportive parents. I’m going to really make it big someday.

At least, I was before this drifter came to town.

My last song, “When You Make it” was a You-tube hit. I haven’t made a million dollars, but 5 million views is nothing to sneeze at. I have a lot of adoring fans.

And now I’m in love, not with my gorgeous hunk of an artist/chef best friend, Aja, who wants to marry me, but with this incredibly mysterious, dark, handsome guy. He’s about 27 and I’m 16, but no one really knows how old I am. I have two fake ids.

I’ve just got a few problems between me and my soul mate. There really shouldn’t be anything between us. But the drifter set off a murder mystery I need to solve. And the guy I’m in love with acts like I’m not even there.

I mean, I never was into witchcraft, but now I might try a new sort of seduction. I’m getting really good at some supernatural powers. I’ve been learning from – well, more on that later. I guess one of my biggest problems right now is this goddess who’s torturing me with burning pains until I do what she wants, which includes hurting my dark lover to be. And, well, there’s one other little problem.

This guy I’m in love with, my soul mate I always dreamed about, is, well, so alive.

And I – I have a little problem with that.

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Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger

Book Club Reading List turns book club meetings into memorable experiences. Book novelist, D.M. Cherubim, to talk about Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger at your next reading club gathering.

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Oh Boy! New Kids Book Listed in Publishers’ Weekly Indie Book Supplement

The new young adult book, Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger, an indie published book, has awed some readers, but now it’s finally getting respect from the mammoth publishing industry. Well, a teeny, tiny bit.

Normally, I couldn’t care less. However, submitting the book and getting it listed in New York-based Publishers’ Weekly was no easy feat.

Last May, with great trepidation, I submitted  the newly inked young adult book to the Old Grand Dame of Reviews. Not kidding about the old part. Publishers’ Weekly, we can assume, has been eagerly consumed with coffee most weeks since 1872. Its tagline, “The International News Magazine of Book Publishing and Bookselling,” graces about 51 issues a year.

It’s now late August. You do the math. OK, it took three and a half months! Just to get indexed!  I was calling and emailing some poor guy with an accent in New York every week. I would have called him every day except I was afraid he’d start hanging up on me and the Grand Dame would never list the book. So the bespectacled librarians and harried teachers would never find it. Even with the strongest glasses.

Well, Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger is finally listed with Publishers’ Weekly in its Select supplement for August, 2013. They really are one of the world’s largest and most respected review sites, churning out some 7,000 reviews a year. Mind-boggling. In 2008, the magazine’s erudite circulation was 25,000, according to Wikipedia.

“In 2004, the breakdown of those 25,000 readers was given as 6000 publishers; 5500 public libraries and public library systems; 3800 booksellers; 1600 authors and writers; 1500 college and university libraries; 950 print, film and broad media; and 750 literary and rights agents, among others,” Wikipedia said.

Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger, which has been getting 5 star reviews from kids, teens and adults, (and even young wizards and witches!) already has received a Silver Medal from Readers’ Favorite, one of the largest book review sites on the Internet. The Silver Medal is Readers’ Favorite’s highest review honor.

But don’t go charging off to go see the Publishers’ Weekly Select Supplement’s Mary Baker listing. You can’t see it unless you already are a subscriber, I think. So, below, you will get a exclusive look at this somewhat private listing.

And about that Publisher’ Weekly review. Mary Baker doesn’t have one. That still might happen. Excuse me. I have to go make a phone call.

Buy Now!

Yes, there it is. Three and a half months of author work making phone calls and emails instead of writing more books. Enjoy.

Yes, there it is. Three and a half months of author work making phone calls and emails instead of writing more books. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Kids’ Book Gets Nod as New Age Harry Potter

“A New-Age tale of surrendering to God’s will packaged as a Hogwarts-like adventure.”

 

- Kirkus Reviews

 

 

ROYAL PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Kirkus Reviews compares the newly released young adult book Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger to the beloved Harry Potter books, calling it “A New-Age tale of surrendering to God’s will packaged as a Hogwarts-like adventure.” The book review magazine, one of the largest review sites in the United States, added that  “…young readers may appreciate the world of spirits and strange creatures found at a magic school.”

 

The new wizards book, which has been getting 5-star reviews from kids, teens and adults, follows  Mary Baker, 10, from a miserable start in life on an adventure of self-discovery of one’s own powers and heroic capabilities in the face of adversity and challenge. Mary Baker is a uniquely American heroine who, with three new best friends and an adorable cockatoo, finds that God brings solutions to life’s insurmountable problems in sometimes unusual ways.

“A New-Age tale of surrendering to God’s will packaged as a Hogwarts-like adventure.”                   - Kirkus Reviews

“A New-Age tale of surrendering to God’s will packaged as a Hogwarts-like adventure.”
- Kirkus Reviews

 

Kirkus Reviews also said:

“In Cherubim’s debut YA novel, a young, abused girl discovers magic in her life as she inherits wealth and a position at a school for the spiritually gifted.

 

Mary Baker, who spends hours locked in a closet by her abusive mother, mourns when the kind grandfather she hardly knew dies. When Mary inherits Grandpa Hal’s haunted orchard, as well as his hidden wealth and an important stone, her mother takes the battle to court—and Mary begins a happier life in the custody of her grandfather’s friends, who run the orchard. Just as she adjusts to a better circumstances, she is whisked off to the White Light Center, a New-Age school where she learns how to communicate with spirits and surrender to God.

…The supernatural subplots bear some similarity to the Harry Potter series, but those concerned about witchcraft in Rowling’s tales might appreciate the God-centered focus here (although the magic itself is divorced from religion and dependent on crystals). The magical practice—talking to good spirits, shunning evil ones and consulting the Holy Spirits—may attract readers itching for such adventures. Author Cherubim imaginatively renders key factors in her spiritual system—surrendering to the will of God—throughout the novel, initially in Mary’s first swimming lessons and later as a deus ex avis, when some of Mary’s problems are solved, just as she has given up solving them, by her parrot.”

This new book is available worldwide on Google Books, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Scribd.com and coming soon to iBooks and other sites. Both paperback and eBook versions are available on Amazon; various eBook versions soon will be available elsewhere via Vook, a digital publishing company.

BOOK INFORMATION:

AUTHOR WEBSITE: http://DMCherubim.com (Hey, that’s right here!)

TITLE: Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger

ASIN: B00BR4LZAC

ISBN-13: 978-1482659696

 

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Kids, Tweens and Addicted Toddlers

Write It Across a Kids’ Heart…

 Beats Locking the Kids’ Hearts in a Dresser!

 

(Or Paying a Doctor $24,627.20 to Get Your Kid Out of Internet Gaming Addiction.)

On the TV show, Once Upon A Time, the evil Queen (Mayor) has been ripping out the hearts of good storybook (Storybrooke) characters and either murdering the hearts or locking them away in magic dressers to hold for later. It’s one of the most popular TV shows in the United States.

Conversely, the new website “Emblazon” is promoting Tween books that are  ”Writing Stories on the Hearts of Children” and the authors there (including me) want to write stories on the hearts of your children. Your Tweens, to be exact. Unlike the evil Queen and other evil characters in the TV show, Emblazon is harmless. Even loving. Here is what this once a month gathering is about:

 

Instead of ripping hearts out, like in the TV series Once Upon a Time, write stories on the hearts of children with Tween the Weekend.

Instead of ripping hearts out, like in the TV series Once Upon a Time, write stories on the hearts of children with Tween the Weekend., on the new website “Emblazon.”

Emblazon is a collection of authors–some indie, some traditionally published–who have each produced at least one children’s novel. Our audiences range from fifth grade to young adult, but we have a particular focus on ages 11 to 14. Some call them upper middle grade; others call them low young adult. They’re somewhere in the middle and can lean either way. We call them Tweens.

 

Me, I’ve been categorizing Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger in a completely new genre I’ve loosely named Young YA. My new genre encompasses any kid who gets a hold of a tablet or cell phone or laptop and downloads a book and reads it.  I have found this age group to include ages 5 to 105. (Mary Baker, you see, is a book that was aimed at YA, and includes four tween-aged characters (10 and 11) who overcome a difficult situation while having a blast of a magic adventure). The book also has teenage characters and is attracting teens and adults for all kinds of reasons.

I’m joining the Emblazon authors every fourth Wednesday for Tween the Weekend. Some of the authors will be giving away free books.

Meanwhile, Mommies and Daddies, watch those kids and your tablet and cell phone! I was just reading The Telegraph article about a real and present problem of kiddies and Internet gaming addiction in the U.K. Toddler Internet gaming addiction. Something I never thought of 20 years ago.

Apparently something like half of parents in the U.K. allow their babies to play with cell phones and tablets, The Telegraph said. Dr. Richard Graham, who launched Great Britain’s first technology addiction program three years ago, said he believed there are many toddler Internet addicts. Parents in the U.K. who are concerned about this kid habit are paying up to  £16,000 ($24,627.20 as of today) for a 28-day “digital detox” program designed by Dr. Graham at the Capio Nightingale Hospital in London.

I see these troubled toddlers as future tweens. Future readers of the Mary Baker books. By the time I finish the series, all these Internet gaming addicted toddlers will be tweens. Will they still be buying ebooks? Or will Dr. Graham get them playing with toys instead? As tweens, maybe they’ll be mowing the neighbor’s yard instead of reading my books. Where will all this end?

I say save your money, parents. Spend that $25,000 on our tween books. It’s a much better investment. Magic fantasy adventures for young hearts and minds beat Internet gaming detox treatments every time.

 

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Looking for a ‘Rare and Unusual’ Magic Book?

It’s Magic!

Wizards, Witches and Kids Book Now in Paperback

Better get your copy of this 'awesome' wizards book before there are none left!

Better get your copy of this ‘awesome’ wizards book before there are none left!

Were you feeling lost, looking for a new wizards and witches book, with magic spells and a lot of fun? Thought you’d read everything out there, and the summer’s only half over?

After a small seizure of magic spells at CreateSpace Publishing, which perhaps were caused by an evil wizard, “Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger” has been published in paperback by the fiercely passionate wizards at Blue Love Corp. while the bad spirits were busy elsewhere.

The new magic fantasy kids book,  scheduled for its official launch this Fall, is now back at Amazon.com and is on sale! Get it while it’s still on sale.

 

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