Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Game On Blog Tour Day 2 - Plus Monsters!

Holy crap, guys! Yesterday's blog tour launch was so much bigger than I expected! Thank you so much for making the first day so brilliant!

Just want to add a quick note to say that I will do my absolute best to visit your blogs as normal, but I am having to reply to three times the amount of comments on my blog and others' than I'm used to - which is fab - but slowing me down a little lol. So if you don't see me, I promise I am reading, even if I don't have time to reply to everything, sorry!
Today on the tour you will find me here:

I will be with the amazing Leigh Covington, to answer some questions she had for me about Game On. Leigh is one of my favourite blog buddies, and was my CP when I was getting the book ready for publication!

Elizabeth Seckman is another CP of mine, and I was thrilled to have someone with such talent looking over my work! You can find out about one of the more glaring errors she spotted, plus read her fabulous review by clicking here!

And finally, Cherie Reich - who somehow made me enjoy sci-fi with her wonderful book, is giving a Game On shoutout!

Now, I know I'm not the only one releasing a book this week, which brings me to the next part of my post! Christine Rains wrote the most incredible story for the A-Z challenge this year, and now it is available for you to own! Fearless is a fantastic story about a young girl called Abby, who spends her life fighting away the monsters that haunt children's dreams. It's just brilliant, I cannot praise it enough, so go and grab yourselves a copy! You can find all the details to buy it here.

In honour of Christine's book launch, she is hosting the Childhood Monsters Bloghop!


So, let me tell you all about my childhood monster!

Well, I know many children have real, genuine monsters like the bogeyman in the closet, or the beast who lived under the bed. My childhood monster was a ghost. I'd never seen a ghost before, but I had this constant fear that one lived in my bedroom, and would ... well, I don't know what really ... but remember just being very scared of it. How did I protect myself against this monster? The way every child does, I think! I had my trusty Pound Puppy! Every night before bed, I made sure my Pound Puppy was firmly settled right up against the wall so that the ghost couldn't slither up through the gap between the wall and the bed to get me. I don't remember the point at which I stopped being afraid, but I do know that my little stuffed dog kept me safe!




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  1. Stuffed animals are great for warding off danger. Goes nicely with the theme of FEARLESS too!

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  2. What a horrid thing to be afraid of. Thank goodness for the protective power of stuffed toys. ^_^

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  3. POUND PUPPIES!! I loved them as a kid. I think I still have mine, though he has no nose or eyes.

    I love how you thought it could prevent the ghost slithering up through the gap between the wall and the bed, and didn't consider the ghost could just go around the other side! :P

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    1. I think I have mine in the attic, too!

      LOL, I know, what kind of messed up logic is this?!

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  4. I'll be popping over to Leigh's next!

    Hehehe! I had two Pound Puppies too. Love your monster story. Ghosts are tricky in sneaky up gaps and such!

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    1. Yes they are! I love this Pound Puppy trip down memory lane! :D

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  5. Ahhh. Pound Puppies. They were the best. I had one big one, one small one. Ghosts were never something I was afraid of. Of course my parents built our house, so you wouldn't expect a ghost to be living there. :)

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    1. Ah, it helps that you knew the exact history of your house! And yes, Pound Puppies were great!

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  6. Fun story!

    I was convinced that monsters lived under my bed and in the closet, but never fear--like your Pound Puppy did, my stuffed animals kept me safe!

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  7. Congratulations on your new book, Game On!! I wish you lots of success. :)

    Aren't toy dogs the best? I love that your Pound Puppy protected you from that scary ghost.

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    1. Thanks, Melissa!

      Yes, toy dogs are great!

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  8. Congratulations on all the buzz your book is receiving!

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  9. Pound Puppy to the rescue!
    Glad you had such an awesome release day.

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    1. Thanks Alex - most of the awesomeness came from your blog!

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  10. Whoop whoop! Thrilled to see all the support for your book, Kyra! :)

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  11. Congrats on the release of your book, and thank you for the kind words! They have a re-vamped Pound Puppies on The Hub Network. My kids watch it once in a while--but they really, really love My LIttle Pony.

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    1. You're very welcome!

      Oh wow, I didn't know Pound Puppies were still around!

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  12. Congrats on your book! I've heard about it a lot through the blogosphere and will have to check it out!

    I was afraid of ghosts when I was a kid, too. Any creaking noise in the house was always a ghost in my mind.

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    1. Aww, thanks Shelley!

      Yes, for me too! :D

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  13. Good luck with your book! Ghosts are something that would scare anyone, especially children!

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  14. Congrats on a successful launch tour.

    Awh that's so sweet about your pound puppy warding off the scary ghost!

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    1. Thanks!

      Hee hee, I loved my Pound Puppy!

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  15. I remember being scared of ghosts, especially after watching them on TV.

    You're everywhere. What a great start to this tour.

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    1. Ooh yeah, seeing them on the TV always made it worse!

      THanks, Medeia!

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  16. I'm so happy your first release day was awesome!

    I still have my Pound Puppies and Kitties! Now my kids play with them. So cute!

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  17. My grandma had a Pound Puppy that used to sleep at the bottom of her bed. I fell in love with and she let me take it home :-) I wish I still had it.

    As a child I was scared. A lot. I don't know what of but had a general fear of the upstairs of my house. Weird. Perhaps there was something there...

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    1. Aww, that's so sweet!

      Ooh maybe there was! I was afraid of the upstairs of my house for a while when I was little, but thankfully, it soon passed!

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  18. Ooo...I'm excited to see what Leigh and Elizabeth asked you :) On my way!

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    1. Hee hee, thanks for checking them out! :D

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  19. Hah, that's pretty nifty, that a Pound Puppy could keep the scary stuff at bay. Now the jingle's coming to mind, "Pound Puppy, Pound Puppy...wherever I go, heeeeee goes..." It was something like that, wasn't it? (And how sad, if I'm right!) :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

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    1. LOL, I can't remember the song at all, but I'm gonna have to go YouTube it to check! :D

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  20. Enjoyed your monster story. This blog hop is so much fun. And congrats on the release of your new book. Such exciting news.

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  21. I'm a bit late, but I'm off to check out your stops for the day!

    You know how most kids sleep with the door open and the landing light on? It wasn't that comforting for me as the shadow of the lampshade on my ceiling looked like a monster with spooky eyes! We're the first people who've lived in the house we're in now, so we tell the kids there can't be any ghosts. :)

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    1. LOL, shadows can be really scary!

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  22. Do you remember which Pound Puppy it was? I collected them back in the Eighties and early Nineties, and had just about all of them, even the Pound Purries and Pound Furries.

    Congratulations on your release!

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    1. Awesome! I only had one, and I don't remember his official name, but he was grey with brown patches! :D

      Thanks!

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  23. congrats on your new release and your blog tour. My oldest son had a pound puppy he slept with for comfort.

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    1. Pound Puppies were obviously super brave! :D

      Thanks for the congratulations!!

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  24. What a lovely story, Kyra! Those stuffed animals can't ever be quite supplanted, can they? Even when we grow up and leave them behind, somehow they never lose their magic. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. So true! I still have my Pound Puppy! :D

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. Isn't fame time consuming, lol. You'll manage Kyra. I'm so happy all is going well with your tour. I'm sorry I didn't get around to a shout out post for you. My brain has been mush lately.

    You had the perfect pound puppy; such a hero he was. Good luck with your own book tour. I've been reading lots of good things about the book.

    .......dhole

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    1. LOL, it sure is! Don't worry about not doing a shoutout, I know how busy things can get sometimes! :D

      Thanks, Donna!

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  26. I love that a Pound Puppy was your protection! You are too cute.

    Ghosts still scare the shiz out of me. Recently I took a Ghost Tour, down in Cape May. I don't know what I was thinking, because I wound up not being able to go to sleep afterwards! I'm such a chicken-LOL

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  27. I had pound puppies, too! Great thinking having yours protect you like that. :D

    Can't wait until you stop by my blog on your Game On tour! So excited! *Hugs*

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  28. A Pound Puppy! Now that takes me back.

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  29. Stuffed animals are the best comfort ever! And... I'm having a flash back!
    A2Z Mommy and What’s In Between

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  30. haha that is cute! I had a blankie at all times. Stuffed animals too, but the blankie had to be there.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  31. Yay for pound puppies! I had a boa constrictor stuffed animal that kept me safe in my bed.

    My monster: http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/2012/08/childhood-monster-blog-fest.html

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