First, let me start with a cover reveal. Last post, I put up a sketch of Lionel, but now, here is the final cover.
I am getting pretty excited as my book launch approaches. I have never done a full fledged launch and I have to admit that I am learning a lot and enjoying it immensely. In case you missed my earlier post, I am launching Lionel’s Christmas Adventure: Lionel Learns the True Meaning of Christmas on Tuesday November 13th, coinciding with a blog tour. The complete tour schedule can be seen here. It is the third book in the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series.
Lionel Learns the True Meaning of Christmas follows Lionel through the Christmas season. If you’ve read Lionel before, you can imagine what kind of things might happen to him. Lionel has a lot of great things going on his life. He has Skip, his new best friend, school is out, and Christmas is right around the corner. The problem is Lionel desperately wants a sled, not just any sled either. He wants the new Turbo 5000, but it doesn’t look promising for Lionel. He asked his mom for one and she couldn’t stop laughing, probably not a great sign.
As you might imagine, Lionel uses his magical Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot to wish for what he wants and the results are…Well, you have to wait and read the book to see. Make sure to pick it up on Tuesday November 13th to read about Lionel and the usual cast of characters, plus a few surprises.
I had a great time writing this book and I hope that you, the reader, have fun reading it. I struggled a bit with what Lionel might want for Christmas, but settled on a sled. Lionel’s Christmas Adventure is set in the late 1960’s and I thought that a sled would have been high on many a young boys Christmas lists back then. I also tried to make the book appeal to girls as well as boys this time. I think that girls will enjoy Lionel, but to date, it has certainly been more of a “boy” series. Lionel is loads of fun to write. He is that loveable loser that everyone has known or can relate to. Often, he has the “prize” in his sights, but his big heart usually causes him to miss it. I hope you enjoy reading about Lionel as much as I have enjoyed writing about him.
Now here is the new trailer for the book also. This is the first time I’ve ever worked on a trailer, and I found it to be quite an enjoyable experience thanks in large part to Laura at LLPix Photography.
I would like to thank my wonderful and supportive blog parter Sher. Without her, I don’t think Lionel’s Christmas Adventure would have been ready for this holiday season, and I know it would not have been as good. Thanks for everything, Sher! Thanks everyone for stopping by and be sure to stop back for the launch of Lionel’s Christmas Adventure. I am planning on giving away Amazon gift cards for you to use this holiday season and Lionel and I will be making a tour through the blogosphere. For a list of dates click here. Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter below to enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card and a 3-pack of the Lionel’s Grand Adventure ebooks. Please leave a comment telling us, in honor of Lionel, what your favorite Christmas present ever was. a Rafflecopter giveaway