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Merry Christmas, everyone!

We're having quite an exciting morning here on 'One Field Farm'. Santa and Amazon.com have brought us an AmAzInG gift!

NEVERDARK is now at #35 on Amazon Best Seller's for Children's Literature (ebooks)

Here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/...

Woohoo!
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Published on December 25, 2011 11:50 • 85 views • Tags: adventure, children-s, fairy, fantasy, middle-grade, tween, ya, young-adult
Wow!

Can't believe it. We're still listed on Amazon's Best Sellers for Children's Lit in ebooks, #37 and, even better, #31 for Children's Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Magic!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/...
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Published on December 28, 2011 15:16 • 103 views • Tags: amazon, best, best-sellers, fairy, fantasy, middle-grade, teen, ya, young-adult
Hidden
Hidden (Marchwood Vampire Series) by Shalini Boland


HIDDEN by Shalini Boland is a YA paranormal romance that delivers, and then some. Madison Greene is the Goth girl we all secretly (or not so secretly), want to be: tough, cool, smart. She's also dealing with some very serious issues: foster-care, borderline-abusive adults, and keeping her little bro, Ben, safe and as carefree as possible in a very dodgy environment. Now, throw in a cadre of ancient, breathtakingly beautiful vampires, and the stage is set for intrigue to ensue.

So far, we've covered some of the things you might expect in the genre but, here are some things that I think make Hidden a cut-above:

- The history of the Vampires. It's hard to detail too much without including any spoilers but, let's just say, their story, all on its own, would be enough for me to recommend this book. Boland masterfully weaves snippets of RL Turkish history and the magnificent Cappadocian caves with a new twist on traditional Vampire lore. I'm impressed, and now I need to visit Turkey.

- Alexandre. Yes, yes, he's beautiful, and powerful, and all things sexy as every good vampire hottie should be. But, he's also achingly vulnerable. He needs Maddy as much as she needs him and together, they complete each other. Again, Boland knocks the romance side of the story out of the park.

- The Intrigue. There were parts of the story where I found myself really miffed with Ms. Boland. Not because she failed to engage me, but because I really needed to put HIDDEN down to go off to take care of other RL obligations, but couldn't! WHAT is behind that cellar door? WHAT is buried under the Turkish desert? WHO is screaming and WHAT are they screaming AT??? That's just a partial list, but you get the point. Is this book a bona-fide "page-turner"? Yes, indeed it is.

So, with that, a hearty FIVE STAR recommendation from me. :o)
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Published on February 05, 2012 16:00 • 114 views • Tags: fantasy, goth, paranormal, paranormal-romance, romance, teen, vampire, vampires, ya
Lovely, Warm n'Fuzzy Weird!

Just woke up to find that Neverdark
is currently #30 on Amazon.com's List of Children's Ebooks > Fairytales, Folktales & Myths > DRAGONS.

What?

There are no dragons in Neverdark, at least, not last I checked!

There is 'The Great Rhino Beetle, Gor'. He's pretty scary. His breath is certainly stinky but I doubt it's actually ablaze.

Still, what a nice surprise. Thank you Amazon!

Neverdark by C.S. Einfeld
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Published on February 20, 2012 05:58 • 117 views • Tags: children-s, ebooks, faeries, fairy, fairytale, fantasy, fantasy-adventure, feisty-heroine, girl-power, girls, kidlit, middle-grade
Well, how cool is this?

The lovely folks at www.flurriesofwords.blogspot.com have featured Neverdark as their Book Of The Day!

What a fab surprise!

Thanks guys!
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Published on February 27, 2012 15:32 • 109 views • Tags: children-s, fairytale, fantasy, feisty-heroine, girl-power, girls, middle-grade
Just a heads-up to anyone interested:

My Giveaway for your free ecopy of Neverdark on LibraryThing ends March 2nd.

There are still 27 spots left. If you'd like to reserve your copy, please go to

http://www.librarything.com/er/giveaw...

It's about halfway down the page.

Thanks!

Neverdark by C.S. Einfeld
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Published on February 28, 2012 22:53 • 107 views • Tags: fantasy, giveaways, middle-grade, tween
Hey guys!

I'm so excited to do another Giveaway for NEVERDARK!

This time, we'll be giving away (3) Signed-by-both-myself-and-the-illustrator (aka, the hubby, Aaron), First Edition, Paperbacks.

If you'd like to enter, click here:

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...

Neverdark by C.S. Einfeld Warning! This book contains (1) very kick-butt Faerie Princess, an Evil Dark Lord, a rhino-beetle named "Gor", Dragonfly Riders, Bat Brigades and an extremely adorable, fluffy, pet firefly with anger-management issues.

From the blurb:
The Faeries of Southnut are in big trouble. Lord Darkwater is up to no good.

The White Castle of Doru is under attack by the greatest army Princess Fiera's ever seen. Lord Darkwater is poised to crush her tiny kingdom unless the king gives her up to become his wife.

Well, fffungus! She's having none of that!

The race is on for Fiera to outwit Lord Darkwater's Dragonfly Riders, Bat Brigades, and even a giant, faerie - eating Spider to save herself and, before it's too late, her whole world.
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As reviewed by HarperCollins:
NEVERDARK is a charming fairytale - adventure for children of all ages. It is a traditional tale, but it certainly doesn’t feel old-fashioned. This is in large part due to the vivacious writing and the very engaging authorial voice.
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HAPPY EASTER!!!
YAY! CHOCOLATE!!!

Please, don't let me interrupt your digestion too much, but if you need a break from all those chocolate bunny ears and tails--maybe to read a good book:

Neverdark is free on Amazon.com April 6, 7th, 8th, and 9th!!

How cool is that?!

(can't answer....mouth full...of...Cadbury....creme...egg....)

So, saunter on over and pick-up your FREE copy. We promise, you'll be glad you did.

Neverdark by C.S. Einfeld
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Published on April 06, 2012 05:32 • 181 views • Tags: faerie, faeries, fairy, fairy-tale, fantasy, fantasy-adventure, free, free-ebook, free-ebooks, girls, kick-butt, kindle-freebie, middle-grade, tween, ya
Who doesn't like Kick-Butt Faeries who save the world?

See for yourself: What's all the fuss about?

Neverdark is currently #7 in FREE KINDLE EBOOKS > CHILDREN'S AGES 9-12!

*cue happy dance on Einfeld farm*

Neverdark is free on Amazon.com April 6, 7th, 8th, and 9th!!

So, saunter on over and pick-up your FREE copy. We promise, you'll be glad you did.

Neverdark by C.S. Einfeld Warning! This book contains (1) very kick-butt Faerie Princess,
an Evil Dark Lord, a rhino-beetle named "Gor", Dragonfly Riders,
Bat Brigades and an extremely adorable, fluffy, pet firefly
with anger-management issues.


For your FREE Ebook, go to:
http://www.amazon.com/Neverdark-ebook...
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Published on April 06, 2012 10:59 • 157 views • Tags: faerie, faeries, fairy, fairy-tale, fantasy, fantasy-adventure, free, free-ebook, free-ebooks, girls, kick-butt, kindle-freebie, middle-grade, tween, ya
See for yourself.

Neverdark

Now on Amazon Best Sellers Lists:

#2 Kindle ebooks > Girls & Women
#2 Childrens ebooks > Ages 9 to 12
#13 Children's ebooks overall

and FREE this weekend!

To get your FREE ecopy, click here:
http://www.amazon.com/Neverdark-ebook...
Neverdark by C.S. Einfeld
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Published on April 07, 2012 06:22 • 117 views • Tags: faerie, faeries, fairy, fairy-tale, fantasy, fantasy-adventure, free, free-ebook, free-ebooks, girls, kick-butt, kindle-freebie, middle-grade, tween, ya