Gilbert, AZ (PRWEB) November 02, 2012
Dime Novel Publishing is excited to announce the second book in the popular fantasy middle-reader chapter series, Marmalade. The title, "Forget Me Knot," is targeted at 7-10 year olds but has wide appeal to older age groups and even adults.
Set in the enchanted land of Marmalade, the book follows the story's four main characters (Rebecca and twin Dillon, Bortux and Ogre, and Gertrude the former witch) as they collide in a whirlwind adventure featuring skeleton armies, crazy wizards, angry dragons, and a seemingly selfish king. The story also introduces numerous twists, characters, and subplots that clearly hint at future books within the series. The book is once again illustrated by Breanne Zill.
“Building on the success of the first book in the series, this second book extends the adventure while addressing and exploring important issues like responsibility, friendship, and telling the truth,” says Jason Thibeault, founder of Dime Novel Publishing and author of the Marmalade series. “We have tried to make the book challenging enough for more sophisticated readers while keeping the language approachable for graduating readers. Fast paced, exciting, and fun, this is a great follow-on book.”
The first book in the series, Gertrude's Broken Wand, received numerous five-star ratings on many of the leading e-book stores including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Below is a synopsis of Forget Me Knot, the second book in the Marmalade series:
Six weeks ago, Rebecca and her twin-brother Dillon fell into the enchanted land of Here while on a school field trip. While Rebecca landed on the kingdom’s witch and broke her wand, her brother landed in the midst of the Dragon Army and was heralded as their long-lost king. Rebecca fixed the witch’s broken wand, gave the land a name (Marmalade), and saved everyone from disappearing forever. But there was still the curse: everyday was Halloween. With the old witch Gertrude as her teacher, Rebecca quickly learned the ins-and-outs of being the kingdom’s witch. In fact, she learned so fast that Gertrude felt she was ready to try and lift the curse. That’s when the strange flower appeared in Gertrude’s garden. It smelled too good. It had wonderful, sweet fruit. It spoke to her. In fact, its voice was so melodic and enchanting that Gertrude felt compelled to eat the fruit. And that’s when everything went wrong. No longer able to remember anything, Gertrude sits in her vegetable garden every day without a care in the world. But Rebecca knows that she needs what Gertrude can teach her…especially if she is ever going to get home. Setting off on a quest with Bortux the Ogre and the now forgetful witch that will finally cross paths with her brother Dillon, Rebecca is determined to find the cure to Gertrude’s amnesia and lift the curse once-and-for all.
The third book in the series, Bloodstone, is already underway and will be published sometime in mid-2013.
Teacher’s materials, including as a discussion guide, will be available from the Dime Novel Publishing website in November, 2012.
Forget Me Knot (978-1-935893-30-1) retails for $1.59 in electronic format and is available exclusively through Amazon as part of the Amazon KDP Select Program. A print version will be available from Amazon in mid November with a suggested retail price of $7.99.
Jason is available for readings, speaking events, and other author-related activities around the Marmalade series. Teaching/reading aids are available from the Dime Novel Publishing website and discounted copies are available to educators upon request.
About Dime Novel Publishing
Dime Novel Publishing was founded to bring the Dime Novel to the e-book generation. The focus is to publish unique, serialized books for young adult, children, and teen readers. All books are made available electronically and in print. Dime Novel Publishing also offers a suite of publishing services. Dime Novel Publishing authors retain up to 70% of book royalties. For more information, contact Dime Novel Publishing at http://www.dimenovelpublishing.com.