Friday, December 13, 2013

"Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl" by Aidyl Ewoh: Blog Tour

About the Book:

Cave Secrets of the PterodactylTraveling with her parents brings Lydia, daughter of explorer and
singer Buddy Davis, plenty of adventure and mystery - from hidden clues in bookstores to cave paintings deep underground. 

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About the Author:

Whether she’s building life-sized models of dinosaurs with her adopted family, trying her hand at cooking at a private retreat, or living in a barn, author Aidyl Ewoh (aka Lydia Howe) seems to have adventures follow her wherever she goes. Check out her book, Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl and find out more about her at her BlogFacebook, and Twitter

I keep a pitcher of water in my office and regularly refill it when I'm writing. 

Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl is divided into two different parts. I call one of them Plot A, and that's the story the main character, Lydia Davis, is telling. The second I call Plot B, and there's a section of Plot B at the end of every chapter. That is the adventure Lydia is 'writing'. Check out an excerpt from Plot A here: 

Chapter Three: Old as the Dinosaurs

“Yeppers, and this is my bookstore.” Pulling to a stop in front of a cute, little, old building, Miss Copper pointed with one hand as she turned off the engine with the other. “You might find it fun looking through the books today.”
Eeek! Now this was the kind of life I enjoyed—looking through books!
“Oh, and I don’t know if you kids like detective stories or not . . .” Unlocking the door to the bookstore, Miss Copper turned mainly to CJ and me.
“Yes, ma’am, we do!” Isaac was about as excited as I was.
“Well, I have a little mystery that you can help me solve if you want to.”
“Of course we do!” Annie didn’t want to be left out.
“Alright then, let’s sit down over here and I’ll tell you what’s going on, and then you kids can amuse yourselves while your mom and I chat.” Miss Copper didn’t say anything else until we were all sitting down.
“It’s like this,” she began to make eye contact with each of us in turn. “I bought this bookstore several months ago because
the previous owner is very elderly and wasn’t able to take care of it any more. His daughter, who was the one selling it, told me she thought she remembered that her dad had several old and rather expensive books, but she didn’t know where they were. Her dad doesn’t have a very good memory anymore, so she wasn’t able to ask him. I’ve looked for the books a little bit as I’ve been working here, but since I didn’t have any clue as to where they’d be, or even if they were here at all, I haven’t spent too much time on it.” Her eyes glowing with anticipation, she leaned closer to us. But she didn’t say anything.
“Well, what happened?” I asked, finally. “Last week I got a letter.” “A letter?” CJ looked as puzzled as I felt. “Yes. A letter. It was from the lady who sold me the book-store. The owner’s daughter. She said she had been going through some of her dad’s stuff, and she had found a note about the books.”
Miss Copper pulled a rather wrinkled envelope from her pocket. “Here, I’ll read what the note said:
The books are safe now. 
I don’t have to worry about them being stolen, because I’ve hidden them. 
Manuscripts that are almost as old as the dinosaurs (ha!) need to be taken care of. 
I still can’t believe I got such a good bargain on them.”
“Is that all it said?” I asked when Miss Copper was done reading it. That didn’t seem to be much of a clue to me.

For a chance to read an excerpt from Plot B and get the answer to the True or False question, check out THIS blog, tomorrow!

The winner of this giveaway will receive Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl and a $5 Wal-Mart gift card. *US ONLY* 

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  1. Beautiful picture of you, Lydia!
    I am going to say.... True?

    Rebecca R.

    1. Aww, thanks Rebecca! My little brother took it and was then like "I should be a photographer!" :)

    2. He is a photographer. And did a great job. :-)

    3. I'll have to tell him you said that! It will make his day!

    4. Yes, I agree - great job! :)


  2. I'll go with true. You seem to be an adventurous person and Alaska is full of adventure. I remember reading some of Jack London's books about the Yukon while in Junior High. It was always fascinating. My email address:

    1. Humm... Good reasoning again. I like it when you explain your answer. ;)

  3. I'm going to say true, just because I know I'd love to write a book about Alaska one day! I really enjoy stories about snow! ;)

    And my email address is: liannetaimenlore(at)gmail(dot)com.

  4. Hey, I an Susan, my email is sknaus9@Gmail. I imagine that the answer is true because Alaska would be a great setting for a book! I heard it called one of the last frontiers. this would be perfect for Lydia's love of adventure and beauty. It also sounds wild and dangerous and would offer a lot of scope for the imagination! :) I'd love to visit someday!

    1. Aww! Thanks for commenting, Susan! I'm so glad to see you on here. ;) Humm... seems like you have a good point for the true or false answer... I guess you'll just have to find out tomorrow! :)

    2. Bummer! I hate waiting! :) Wow, even if your answer was false originally, all the comments have been so positive about Alaska that it might make you change your mind! :)

  5. I'm very excited about "Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl". It's the kind of book that both my brother and I would like!

    Alaska sounds like a fascinating subject --- I'd say TRUE!

    1. Thanks, Tarissa! =) And thanks for following me now! Er, I mean my twitter. And liking my Facebook. :)

  6. I just 'liked' Aidyl Ewoh on Facebook. :-)

  7. I just 'liked' Creation Quest on Facebook. :-)

  8. Following along on Twitter too! @pixel_berry_pie


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