Blog Tour/International Giveaway for The Gardenia Curse by C.M. Savage! (HURRY! ends 11/28/16)

November 28, 2016

RBR-button-smallRockin’ Book Reviews is pleased to be a part of this Blog Tour/Giveaway for the middle grade fantasy The Gardenia Curse by C.M. Savage, presented by BeachBoundbooks . The tour will run November 7 – November 28, 2016.

About the Book

the-gardenia-curseTitle: The Gardenia Curse | Author: C.M. Savage |

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy | Number
of Pages:

158 | Release Date: October 26, 2015

Book Description: Thirteen-year-old Eva Thomas finds herself in a life threatening mystery when her dreams become real. Night after night, she is transported to Dreamland, where an evil being, the Shadow, wants her dead. Can Eva save herself and
her dreams before it’s too late? Exhausted from troubled sleep, Eva stumbles through her days in a  new town where her grandmother is known as an eccentric and in a new school where a bully has  decided Eva needs to be put in her place.
Eva is left feeling alone and uncertain until she meets Alice, a quirky classmate with non-stop questions about Eva’s family. Is Alice a friend or is she after something more?
In Dreamland, Eva is constantly on the run from the Shadow, even after she meets Herman, her dream-guide. Will Herman be able to protect Eva from the Shadow and shed some light on why the Shadow wants her dead? Or are Eva’s dreams destined to remain a nightmare?
Mystery, evil and a touch of romance – all in a night’s dream.

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What others are saying…
“In The Gardenia Curse, Eva’s adventure unfolds like a gardenia blossom, a little at a time, getting more intriguing with each pedal that unfurls until finally the full thing is
open to enjoy.”
– Amazon Review

“The Gardenia Curse is an exciting middle grade fantasy that easily captivates readers with it’s imaginative plot and interesting characters.” – BeachBoundBooks

The author really captures your mind and heart. I am looking forward to the authors second book to see what happens next!” – Amazon Review


Eva is miserable! Not only does she have to adjust to a new, school, students threatening to make her life miserable, a small town, her parents divorce, her mother’s new interests, living with a grandmother she doesn’t know, but now living nightmares are taking over her dreams and she cannot explain it…Someone/something wants her dead!

This is a unique, yet interesting book for older elementary age or younger YA. It is a multi-genre tale of exaggerated dilemmas of growing up and facing new situations associated with puberty. Between her exhaustion, nightmares and “daymares”, it seems all is lost. How can she possibly survive?

The characters are very familiar and real. The scenes portrayed well so all is very easily visualized. Youth who have gone -or are going – through bullying, divorce, moving to a new area or just dealing with puberty will be sure to relate to and enjoy reading this young teenage girls account.

*This book was gifted me but I am not required to give a positive review. Thus, this is my honest review.
This deems a Four and a Half Stars rating.

About the Author

C. M. Savage began writing at a young age. She used a typewriter and crayons to write and illustrate her first book when she was in second grade and continued to write off and on through college. After traveling, she enjoyed working with birds of prey, mammals and endangered Hawaiian birds. She is a second degree black belt in Taekwondo, enjoys crafting and having fun with her family. She recently moved back to Bend, Oregon with her husband and two daughters.

The Gardenia Curse is her debut novel. She is now
working on the sequel.

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Blog Tour Prize Pack Giveaway
Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal
cash prize(winner’s choice), a copy of The Gardenia Curse, and a Book Flower.
Giveaway ends: November 28, 11:59 pm, 2016
Open to: Internationally.
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

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  • Stacie @ BeachBoundBooks November 28, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks for the great review. I so glad you liked The Gardenia Curse.

  • C. M. Savage November 28, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you for your review and for sharing my book with your readers! I’m so glad you enjoyed The Gardenia Curse.

    • LAWonder10 December 22, 2016 at 7:27 am

      It was my pleasure! Sorry about the slow response.
      Lu Ann