Traegonia: The Sunbow Prophecy Virtual Book Publicity Tour December 2011

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Join K.S. Krueger, author of the middle grade fantasy novel, Traegonia: The Sunbow Prophecy (Outskirts Press, August 2011 ), as she virtually tours the blogosphere from December 5 – 16, 2011 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!

About K.S. Krueger

KimAlthough her background has been in business, K.S. Krueger has always loved to write. She has written poetry and several children’s stories originally for her eldest daughter. Kim enjoys the idea of seeing the world through the eyes of her imagination and finds herself submerged in the worlds she creates. Imagination has never been in short supply ever since she was a child. 

Because her Traegonia series rides a fine line between fantasy and reality, it calls each reader to decide for themselves if they BELIEVE!  Kim has always believed that when you find something you truly love to do, even if you think it is just a dream, find your passion, the gift that is within you, believe in yourself and follow that dream. “Let yourself be open to the possibilities that await. You never know where they might take you.” 

Kim is a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She is a writer, businesswoman, Reiki practitioner and spiritual person. She loves animals, nature and kids. Kim has lived in the Suburbs of Chicago all her life. She is creative and always tries to foster creativity in her own children as well as in others. You can visit Kim’s website at www.WorldOfTraegonia.com.

About Traegonia: The Sunbow Prophecy

Do you believe in Fairies, Sprites, Elves or Gnomes?sunbow_card

Just because we cannot see them doesn’t mean they don’t exist….

Welcome to The World of Traegonia where mystical things really do happen. Close your eyes hold out your hand and allow the spirit of the Sunbow Prophecy to draw you into a place you have never been before. Meet a community of unknown creatures who are the protectors of the Earth. See how they bring hope to a seemingly hopeless situation, a home to those who are at risk of losing theirs and a voice to creatures who cannot speak for themselves. Watch as three young friends work together to bring about change. No matter how big or how small one is, belief and passion can change the world. Choose to see the beauty in that which is different. Put aside the fear of what you do not understand and you just may find something truly special in the gifts that others hold. What they have to share could just be the thing to change your life or maybe even the world. 

Dino, an average boy from the Midwest, has a fateful encounter with two young Traegons, in a local forest. Traegons are sixteen inch tall forest dwelling creatures that resemble a cross between a troll and a wingless dragon. Looking beyond outward appearances, Dino chooses to find out more about them and discovers friendship in this most unlikely meeting. When the home of the Traegons, becomes threatened by an unscrupulous developer, Dino and his new friends Karia and Juna, must work together to stop the destruction that looms. An ancient Traegonian Prophecy is revealed and these three friends find that their friendship is the key that sets the prophecy in motion. Follow them as the adventure unfolds and the World of Traegonia is unveiled. Learn of this incredible world within our own and you decide… is it real? 

Do you Believe?

Read an excerpt!

Prologue 

Traegons are a community of beings who live in a place known only to them as Traegonia. You will not find this place on any map, for it is everywhere and it is nowhere. In some regions of Traegonia, their land is covered with huge trees, which provide them everything necessary for their survival. They make their homes deep within the forest in caves, old hollowed-out trees, and beneath the earth. Their homes are simple; furnished with items they make themselves and those that they trade with others within their community. Occasionally, they find strange items within the boundaries of their land, which they enjoy incorporating into their home décor as well as in their personal embellishments. Everything comes from the earth and is honored and held sacred. They live simple lives, with complete respect for the land and all that surrounds them; never hoarding their natural resources and ensuring that the needs of those in their community are met. Their food consists of different types of small game, assorted insects, and that which comes forth from the earth’s surface. They work together to ensure that no one goes hungry. 

At first appearance, they can seem a bit frightening, but once you have peered into their wise and kind eyes, that speculation quickly dwindles. Standing two feet at their tallest, they have quite a grand presence. Each has their own interesting personality and developed skills, and holds their own place within the community. They live a peaceful co-existence with the earth, all of nature, and each other, free from war and hatred. They are quite intelligent and cunning though, which I suspect is how they have managed to remain hidden and undiscovered. 

Uncivilized in appearance only, they are a rare group who have much to teach, living what we might consider, ‘the old ways’. How long they have lived is a mystery, but their culture and existence gives much to be explored. Where exactly they dwell, I will never divulge, as I made a promise long ago. Though they have recently informed me that now is the time for me to share my knowledge of them with others, in the hopes that we as people, thought to be truly civilized, might benefit from their teachings. Of course, they know that we exist, they have known for a very long time, as we have not been as discrete. They worry though, about the impact of our actions upon the earth and ultimately upon ourselves. They have now given me permission to tell their story, or at least parts of it. Their kindness and willingness to share their wisdom, even at the risk of being discovered, has given me the strength to try as best as I am able to tell their story. I was quite young when I first discovered them, or maybe I should say when they discovered me…

Read the reviews!

“The author K.S. Krueger has presented the best of fictional world with a moral connectivity to the real world…

As I read the epilogue I wondered how the author would have weaved such a delicate plot of inducing moral responsibility in the readers with fictional characters that looked strange to me. The readers can also visit the website www.WorldOfTraegonia.com to get to know the fictional characters which make the reading all the more exciting and thrilling.  The story revolves around a young boy whose innocent charms adorn the plots of this novel.

It’s a sheer delight to discover that something so subtle could be the solution of all the problems on this Globe. The Sunbow has a special place in this story and a special meaning too. It’s a sheer delight to go through the adventures and excitement of the characters at every nook and corner. Every chapter takes off with a thrilling twist and makes the reader engross further in the details.  

There are several magical moments in the novel to show how three unassumingly special creatures change the fate of many. The readers will have a thrill exploring these three special characters as the story unravels. The moments which keep coming back to the mind are the ones when the dress of a character is described with incomparable grace. “His robe and hood were of a deep forest green speckled with many tiny crystals sewn onto it, which sparkled in the darkness of the room.”

The story has some funny moments to behold. A character pretends to be really sorry for his act when in fact he is not and his mischief makes you chuckle. “I let out a huge sigh and collapsed on my bed. That went well, I thought sarcastically. I think I’ll go throw up now”.

The only sore is that the reader wishes to see more of the illustrations. The fantasy which has been weaved around these amazing characters would make awesome illustrations for some of the plots. One can follow its website and the Facebook Page to view some of these characters etched out in real world which make it all the more special for a child’s world.

The book has a very special mission of dispersing the message of the importance protecting the earth and its creatures. It’s a book for the believers as well as the achievers; a creative tribute to the efforts of the mankind in this direction. The mystery lovers would love it and keep asking for more. The reader has to keep guessing till the end for the mysteries have more to them than what meets the eyes. The end is very special as it sends a chill down the spine and the whole story just flashbacks with a new meaning to it. I would leave it to the readers to understand this new meaning attached… Krueger can we have more please…”

–Sweta, Bookreviews for Booklovers by Booklovers

Watch the Trailer here!

Giveaways, Contests & Prizes!

In celebration of K.S. Krueger’s Traegonia series, she will be appearing at  Pump Up Your Book’s 1st Annual Holiday Extravaganza Facebook Party on December 16.  More than 50 books, gifts and cash awards will be given away including two e- copies of Trageonia The Sunbow Prophecy!  Visit the official party page here!

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Traegonia: The Sunbow Prophecy Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

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Monday, December 5th

Interviewed at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

Tuesday, December 6th

Guest blogging at Café of Dreams

Book spotlighted at SFC Blog: Families Matter

Wednesday, December 7th

Book excerpt featured at Between the Covers

Thursday, December 8th

Interviewed at The Crypto-Capers Review

Podcast interview at Stories From Unknown Authors 8 PM EST

Friday, December 9th

Interviewed at The Writing Mama

Monday, December 12th

Video book review at YA Books All the Way!

Interviewed at SFC Blog: Families Matter

Tuesday, December 13th

Interviewed at The Hot Author Report

Wednesday, December 14th

Guest blogging at Inkyblots

Thursday, December 15th

Book spotlighted at Books, Products and More!

Friday, December 16th

Book reviewed at Mad Moose Mama

Book reviewed and giveaway at Loves 2 Read

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K.S. Krueger’s TRAEGONIA: THE SUNBOW PROPHECY VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on December 5 2011 and end on December 16, 2011. UPDATE: This tour is now filled. Thank you!

 

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One Response to “Traegonia: The Sunbow Prophecy Virtual Book Publicity Tour December 2011”

  1. Kim Krueger says:

    Thank you for the wonderful book tour, I am looking forward to ding this again, with Traegonia the Ember Rune. Have a Very Happy Holiday and a wonderful New Year!!

    Thanks
    Kim Krueger

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