The Seraphim’s Song By Barbara Casey Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! {Ends 8/1/22}

Jul 5, 2022 | 3 comments

Book Details:

THE SERAPHIM’S SONG – Book 5, The F.I.G. Mysteries by Barbara Casey
Category: YA Fiction (Ages 13-17), 213 pages
Genre: Mystery, Fantasy
Publisher: Gauthier Publications (Hungry Goat Press)
Release date: April 2022
Formats Available for Review: print-softback (USA and Canada), e-book (Gifted Kindle, PDF)
Tour dates: July 5 to July 25, 2022
Content Rating: G. THE SERAPHIM’S SONG is suitable for all readers – adult and young adult.

Book Description:

Many changes have taken place at Wood Rose Orphanage and Academy for Young Women while Carolina and Larry were on their honeymoon in Frascati, Italy, on the Granchelli farm. The newlyweds have been given a larger bungalow; Ms. Alcott, niece of the founder of Wood Rose, and Mrs. Ball, assistant to the headmaster, have moved into a bungalow together; and Jimmy Bob, caretaker and night watchman at Wood Rose has moved from his family home down the road a bit into a small bungalow on the orphanage property with his hound dog Tick, as well as his new cat and her litter of kittens.

Summer is coming to an end and the F.I.G.s will soon return to the universities to complete their special projects. They are starting to feel anxious, and the coping mechanisms they have used their entire lives are starting to work overtime. Dara’s thoughts turn to an unknown language, possibly from another world; Mackenzie focuses on the relationship of math to music; and Jennifer keeps hearing the note of B flat minor and is drawing dark swirls on her canvas board.

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Review By LAWonder10:

In this fifth book of the F.I.G. Mystery series, the beloved teacher, Caroline, is facing increasing danger, again. Warning sare there, but will the FIGs be able to use their unique gifts to decipher the messges in time?

This can be read a a “stand alone” but is so much more enjoyabe if the boos in the previos series have ben read.

This series is about some very difficult, gifted girls, all sent, at varying times of their lives, to live in Willow Ros Orphanage and Academy for Girls.. Because of their unique gifts and mischievousness, they bonded and became their own club.

The characters are very beliveable and feel real. The scenes are portrayed well. The Title and Book Cover are very eye catching and chosen well. 

This  is a recommended series for Middle Grade, YA and adults. Iyt is fll of mystery and intrigue. It nvolve specially gifted individuals, gypsies and orphans.

This earns a Four Stars rating. 

TThis book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.


Guest Post:


Throughout The F.I.G. Mysteries, one of the on-going themes is how Dara, Mackenzie, and Jennifer, the three orphans with intelligence quotients in the genius range, manage to keep themselves entertained and motivated at the Wood Rose Orphanage and Academy for Young Women. It is the responsibility of newly-hired Carolina Lovel to keep the F.I.G.s under control. It isn’t easy; the F.I.G.s’ idea of entertainment and motivation keeps the campus and everyone associated with the orphanage in turmoil—especially the headmaster, Dr. Harcourt:

Even though Dr. Harcourt hadn’t revealed his reason for summoning Carolina, it never even occurred to her that it was anything but something her girls had done. Last month, they had wrapped Dr. Harcourt’s pristine office in aluminum foil.

Everything—pens, sheets of paper, curtains, desk, rugs, telephone—was covered in silver. Even the paperclips piled in the black-veined onyx bowl, a gift from another graduating class, were each individually wrapped. Nothing had escaped.

Punishment had been light, considering it was their latest “creative expression” as it was referred to around campus, in a long line of inappropriate, disruptive behavior they had subjected Dr. Harcourt to over the years, probably because he realized they would
be graduating soon, leaving Wood Rose, and he wouldn’t have to be concerned with them any longer. They were ordered to unwrap
everything and then confined to their dorm rooms for two weeks otherthan going to the cafeteria for meals, or the chapel for Sunday
services, which was pretty much their usual routine anyway.

The month before that, it had been the discovery of unauthorized reading material—or, moreex plicitly, magazines revealing male nudes—in the FIGs’ rooms. Contraband of this nature was totally unacceptable, stringently opposed to the morals and teachings at Wood Rose, and an extreme violation of the rules. For
that, they had been assigned kitchen duty for two weeks – washing dishes and cleaning up the dining room after each meal. The symbolism in this punishment had not gone unnoticed by the FIGs or Carolina.

There had been many other expressions of creativity over the years at the place where the FIGs called home, deeds that had been dutifully recorded in the historical archives at Wood Rose, but lately these expressions seemed to have taken on what most of the faculty and staff considered a more menacing tone of a sexual nature.

Creative acts of mischief serve as a release mechanism to these three young women who intimidate the faculty, are avoided by staff whenever and wherever possible, and are simply considered “weird” by the other
orphan/residents at Wood Rose. It is Carolina Lovel, the sensitive young woman hired to keep the F.I.G.s on a “short leash”, that keeps potential disasters from happening at Wood Rose.

Through the months and years living at Wood Rose, Dara, Mackenzie, and Jennifer – the three females of intellectual genius – continue to seek the answers as to why they are so different, how did the three of them wind up
at the same orphanage, but most important of all – why? As they find the answers to their questions, the raw emotion of discovery makes them stronger as young women. They are more able to accept who they are in a society that chooses not to accept them, and move toward the greater sense of what their purpose in life is. Even with this new-found knowledge
and maturity, however, the need to express themselves creatively never leaves, much to the chagrin of Headmaster Harcourt.

LuAnn, I appreciate your interest in The F.I.G. Mysteries. Thank you for hosting me. All my best to you and your bloggers. ~Barbara

Meet the Author:

Barbara Casey is the author of several award-winning novels and book-length works of nonfiction for both adults and young adults, and numerous articles, poems, and short stories. Several of her books have been optioned for major films and television series.

In addition to her own writing, Barbara is an editorial consultant and president of the Barbara Casey Agency. Established in 1995, she represents authors throughout the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Japan.

In 2018 Barbara received the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and Top Professional Award for her extensive experience and notable accomplishments in the field of publishing and other areas.

Barbara lives on a mountain in Georgia with three cats who adopted her: Homer, a Southern coon cat; Reese, a black cat; and Earl Gray, a gray cat and Reese’s best friend.

Connect with the author:  Barbara Casey Author ~ Barbara Casey Agency ~ Goodreads

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July 5 – Rockin” Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
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July 6 – Kam’s Place – book spotlight
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July 11 –Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
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July 13 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 14 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
July 15 – Books for Books – book review
July 18 – Laura McHale Holland, Author, Dreamer, Storyteller – book review
July 19 – Mystery Review Crew – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 20 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 20 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
July 21 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
July 22 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
July 25 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway


Giveaway Details:

Enter to win a signed copy of THE SERAPHIM’S SONG (Book 5 – THE F.I.G Mysteries) (one winner/USA only) (ends Aug 1)


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  1. Nancy

    Looks great


      Thank you, Nancy. I hope you get a chance to read the series. These females of intellectual genius (the F.I.G.s) have gone through so much to get to where they are in The Seraphim’s Song. What started out as an attempt to locate their birth parents developed into learning why they are so different from everyone else. Their journey has been filled with danger and mystery, but slowly and surely they are finding the answers to their questions. Thank you so much for commenting.


    Lu Ann, thank you so much for your review. I sincerely appreciate your kind remarks and continued interest in the F.I.G.s. All my best to you and your bloggers. ~Barbara

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