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A Curse of Mayhem by Sunayna Prasad - Book Tour + Giveaway



Join us for this tour from May 4 to May 29, 2020!


Book Details:
Book Title:  A Curse of Mayhem (Alyssa McCarthy's Magical Missions, Book 2) by Sunayna Prasad

Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  173 pages

Genre:  Fantasy

Publisher:  Amazon KDP

Release date:   July 2019

Content Rating:  G: There is no mature language or adult content whatsoever.

Book Description:


History, like magic, has a habit of repeating itself.

It’s been six months since thirteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy left magic behind for good. Or so she thought…

Then the enchanted objects that protected her disappear. Now a skeleton 
named Errol has cursed her with magical powers that keep getting her in 
trouble. Suddenly strange things are happening with disastrous effects, 
and if Alyssa can’t remove the magic, she will lose everything she holds
dear. In order to get rid of her unwanted wizardry, Alyssa will have to
boost her bravery and confidence and determine who Errol really is. But
every time Alyssa uses an enchantment, Errol is one step closer to 
getting his flesh back and becoming alive, and he will do anything to 
achieve his goals…even if it means destroying Alyssa’s happiness.

Originally published in 2016 as “Wizardry Goes Wild” and “The Unruly 
Curse” in 2019, “A Curse of Mayhem” is book two in the exciting and 
suspenseful “Magical Missions” series.




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Book Details:


Book Title:  The Frights of Fiji (Alyssa McCarthy's Magical Missions, Book 2) by Sunayna Prasad

Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  136 pages

Genre:  Fantasy

Publisher:  Amazon KDP

Release date:   October 2018

Content Rating:  G: There is no mature language or adult content whatsoever.

Book Description:

A world of magic and adventure awaits…

Sent to live with her strict, aloof, and uncaring uncle after her
parents are killed in a car accident, twelve-year-old orphan Alyssa
McCarthy longs for the life she used to have—one filled with fun and
love. Then one stormy night, a message appears in the raindrops on the
window that will change everything.

"Your life will never be the same again, as magic will interfere."

Before long, Alyssa is kidnapped by Master Beau, a banished sorcerer
with a mysterious connection to her who can only regain his power by
weakening hers. Suddenly hurled into a world of wizardry filled with
fantastical beasts and marvelous technology beyond her wildest
imagination, Alyssa must defeat Master Beau if she ever wants to get
home again. But Master Beau will stop at nothing, including using
Alyssa’s friends, to ensure he is triumphant.

Originally titled "From Frights to Flaws", this story is the exciting
and enchanting first book in the "Magical Missions" series.

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Guest Post
Developing Protagonists and How I Did it  

Every writer develops his or her protagonist his or her own way. Some are inspired by real people, which is how I think Lewis Carroll developed the character, Alice, for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. According to a magazine, His heroine shared the same name with a real girl, also called Alice.
While many of us know that J.K. Rowling came up with the basic idea of “Harry Potter” on a delayed train, she used some of her own life experiences to build Harry.
As for my protagonist, Alyssa McCarthy, the development of her goes back further than anyone could imagine. In fact, the inspiration for the character dates back to when I was in 2nd grade, and it came from a source that nobody would have expected: An early reader book.
That was “Morris Goes to School”. After reading it, I got inspired to do my own version of that story, but with an upright polar bear named Spike. I evolved Spike into a child polar bear who went to school with human children. One of those extras was a girl with long blonde hair, who got her own spinoff in my mind, where she lived in a house in a jungle and had animal friends. The girl could talk to those creatures, too. I envisioned that creation from maybe third grade and all through fourth grade, but abandoned the idea in fifth grade. Like my MC today, her name was also Alyssa.
For the next several years, I lost interest in creative writing since everything I thought of sounded no good after. However, that changed in early eleventh grade.
While in the shower, the same idea of what I daydreamed about in fourth grade of a girl called Alyssa with long blonde hair who had a supernatural ability hit my mind. After that, I brainstormed ideas and wrote a story similar to my childhood imagination. Sadly, no one else liked it.
Fast forward to my freshman year of college and I scrapped the original idea and turned it into something more appealing. It took a while to create another tale of a girl named Alyssa with long blonde tresses, but with better ideas from me.
While she does have a few similarities to me, such as her sense of style and some food tastes, Alyssa, my current protagonist, is also quite different from me. I developed her personality with a combination of some of the Disney princesses. I also got a ton of inspiration from the “Harry Potter” series for Alyssa’s life and the events that happened to her as well as what goes on in the stories. In fact, readers have constantly compared my “Magical Missions” series to the “Harry Potter” franchise since they share a lot of similarities, but not enough to be exact.
That is the true history of how I developed my main character.

Meet the Author:

Sunayna Prasad enjoys writing fantasy books for children, as well as
cooking, creating artwork, watching online videos, and blogging. She has
also written The Frights of Fiji, formerly titled as From Frights to
Flaws. She is passionate about modern life, fantasy, and world-building.
Aside from her website, she also has a blog about different creative
and entertaining topics, including fiction and writing, called “Sunayna
Prasad’s Blog”.

Sunayna has graduated from college in May 2017. She lives in Long Island, NY.

Connect with the Author:   website ~ twitter 


Tour Schedule:

May 4 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview

May 4 - Olio by Marilyn – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway

May 5 – Splashes of Joy – book review of The Frights of Fiji

May 5 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight

May 6 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway

May 6 - Rosco's Reading Room - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

May 7 – Rockin Book Reviews – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway

May 7 - Books and Zebras - book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway

May 8 – T's Stuff – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

May 8 - Karma Readz - book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway

May 8 - Books and Zebras - book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway

May 11 – Rockin Book Reviews – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / guest post / giveaway

May 11 - Gwendalyn’s Books – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway

May 11 - Ingo Sparkles Books & More - book review of The Frights of Fiji

May 11 - Karma Readz - book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway

May 12 - She Just Loves Books - book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway

May 12 – Splashes of Joy – book review of A Curse of Mayhem

May 12 - Gwendalyn’s Books – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway

May 13 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway

May 13 - The avid reader – book spotlight / giveaway

May 14 – Bookworm for Kids – book spotlight / giveaway

May 14 - Nighttime Reading Center – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway

May 15 – Bookish Quest – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway

May 18 – michellemengsbookblog – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway

May 18 - Ingo Sparkles Books & More - book review of A Curse of Mayhem

May 19 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway

May 19 - Literary Flits - book spotlight / giveaway

May 20 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 20 - She Just Loves Books - book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway

May 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway

May 21 - Books for Books – book spotlight

May 22 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of The Frights of Fiji / giveaway

May 25 – michellemengsbookblog – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway

May 26 – Bookish Quest – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / author interview / giveaway

May 26 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway

May 27 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / author interview / giveaway

May 28 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of A Curse of Mayhem / giveaway

May 29 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway



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