Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sign of the Green Dragon by C. Lee McKenzie Excerpt, Giveaway & FREE Book


Sign of the Green Dragon
by C. Lee McKenzie

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GENRE: Middle Grade

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BLURB:

When a wall of their cave hideout crumbles, three boys discover a skeleton, clutching a treasure map. They set off to trace the story of an old murder, but stumble into a modern crime, and confront ancient Chinese dragons.

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Excerpt One:

The earth quivered. Then, like a lightning bolt, a crack shot up through the ground. Rocks and dirt crashed down, pelting their heads and shoulders. Sam grabbed Joey’s arm and Roger’s shirt and scrambled from inside the cave, pushing them ahead.

Outside, they landed in a heap. When the earth settled into place, they rolled onto their backs, sucking air and panting.

“Okay, that’s it,” Roger said. “This is one mean mountain. And it’s trying to squash all of us. I’m going home.”

“You get no argument here,” Sam said. “I’ll get our gear.” He edged toward the cave and grabbed Joey’s backpack. Roger’s backpack straps stuck up from the pile of rocks, but Sam couldn’t find his at all. He switched on Joey’s flashlight and aimed the beam at the heap of rocks and dirt.

Inside, where a solid wall once stood, was a hole, and behind that hole was another cave. “What the ... ?” He blinked, and then looked again. “Hey! You guys got to see this!”

“No way am I going near that cave,” Roger said, and he backed away.

Sam poked his head inside to get a better look. He swung his leg over a boulder. “Wait here, then,” he said, glancing back.

Joey jumped up. “Don’t even think you’re going in there without me. I’m coming. And so’s Roger.”

“I don’t—” Roger didn’t have a chance to dodge away from Joey’s grasp.

“Move it.” Joey pushed Roger ahead of him. Roger was bigger in all directions, but Joey had the attitude that let him get his way. It also landed him in major trouble almost all the time.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

C. Lee McKenzie has a background in Linguistics and Inter-Cultural Communication. Her greatest passion is writing for young readers. Sign of the Green Dragon is her third Middle Grade novel. Alligators Overhead and the sequel, The Great Time Lock Disaster were her first two. She has traditionally published four young adult novels: Sliding on the Edge, The Princess of Las Pulgas, Double Negative and Sudden Secrets.

AUTHOR’S NOTE:

I'd like to highlight the fact that I always have a free ebook (a different one every few months) available on my website for visitors. http://cleemckenziebooks.com





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GIVEAWAY 

C. Lee McKenzie will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



27 comments:

  1. Looks like a good book I bet My sons would enjoy it Thanks for the giveaway

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    1. I hope they'll read and enjoy it, Linda. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Congrats on the blog tour, I enjoyed reading the excerpt :)

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  3. What is the best book that you have read recently? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. Actually it was Salt to Sea. Love it.

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  4. This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hi, Nikolina. I hope you have a chance to read it and let me know your thoughts.

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  5. This is a fun, exciting story with a lot of twists and turns and a big mystery to solve. The characters are typical boys on a not-so-typical adventure. I enjoyed the story.

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    1. Thank you, Beverly. So glad you enjoyed the story and took the time to tell others.

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  6. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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  7. What made you sit down and actually start something?

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    1. Like a book? If you mean a book, the answer's sheer madness.

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  8. Really great excerpt, thanks for sharing.

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  9. Skeletons. You can't say no to reading about skeletons.

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    1. Ha! I guess not. Eerie and creepy and all that. Thanks, Ken.

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  10. Loved the excerpt. And will have to read the book. I have a serious weakness for dragons. Particularly Chinese dragons.

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    1. Oh, good. They are fascinating, aren't they? Tell me what you think.

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  11. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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  12. Congrats & good luck C. Lee McKenzie on your book tour for Sign of the Green Dragon. I enjoyed reading the book excerpt and your bio. I think it is wonderful that you offer free ebooks on your website. This book sounds like a thrilling fantasy and I believe that both my granddaughter & grandson would enjoy reading it. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  13. I have not read any of your books yet, They look like books i would enjoy, thank you for the giveaway, i look forward to reading them

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  14. Do you have any writing dreams you have not yet done?

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  15. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

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