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The F.I.G. Mysteries by Barbara Casey - Book Tour + Giveaway




Series Details:



Book Title:  The F.I.G. Mysteries by Barbara Casey

Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17)

Genre:  Mystery, Fantasy

Publisher:  Gauthier Publications (Hungry Goat Press)

Release dates:   The Cadence of Gypsies (2011); The Wish Rider (2016); The Clock Flower (2018); The Nightjar's Promise (2020)

Tour dates: May 25 to June 5, 2020

Content Rating:  PG. There are some themes that deal with the
Jewish Holocaust and some frightening scenes appropriate for young adult
and adult readers.






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Book Details:



Book Title: The Cadence of Gypsies (The F.I.G. Mysteries) by Barbara Casey

Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17), 200 pages

Genre:  Mystery, Fantasy

Publisher:  Gauthier Publications (Hungry Goat Press)

Release date:   The Cadence of Gypsies (2011)

Tour dates: May 25 to June 5, 2020

Content Rating:  PG. There are some themes that deal with the
Jewish Holocaust and some frightening scenes appropriate for young adult
and adult readers.




Book Description:


Three high-spirited 17 

year olds, with intelligent quotients in the genius range, accompany 
their teacher and mentor, Carolina Lovel, to Frascati, Italy, a few 
weeks before they are to graduate from Wood Rose Orphanage and Academy 
for Young Women. Carolina's purpose in planning the trip is to remove 
her gifted, creative students from the Wood Rose campus located in 
Raleigh, North Carolina, so they can't cause any more problems 
("expressions of creativity") for the headmaster, faculty, and other 
students – which they do with regularity. Carolina also wants to visit 
the Villa Mondragone where the Voynich Manuscript, the most mysterious 
document in the world, was first discovered and search how it is related
to a paper written in the same script she received on her 18th birthday
when she was told that she was adopted – a search that will fill in all
of the missing pieces of her past and help each of her students to 
discover something meaningful within themselves.


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Book Details:

Book Title: The Wish Rider (The F.I.G. Mysteries) by Barbara Casey

Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17), 220 pages

Genre:  Mystery, Fantasy

Publisher:  Gauthier Publications (Hungry Goat Press)

Release date:   The Wish Rider (2016)

Tour dates: May 25 to June 5, 2020

Content Rating:  PG. There are some themes that deal with the
Jewish Holocaust and some frightening scenes appropriate for young adult
and adult readers.



Book Description:




Seventeen-year-old Dara Roux and her two best friends, Mackenzie 
Yarborough and Jennifer Torres, the three collectively referred to as 
the FIGs (Females of Intellectual Genius) because each has an 
intelligence quotient in the genius range, have just returned from 
Frascati, Italy. It was there that their much loved teacher and mentor, 
Carolina Lovel, discovered that her birth parents were gypsies, and that
she had a connection to the Voynich Manuscript, the most mysterious 
document in the world. Now, with graduation from Wood Rose Orphanage and
Academy for Young Women behind them, Dara asks Mackenzie, Jennifer, and
Carolina to help her locate her birth mother when she learns that she 
might be living in New York City. All the young women have to work with 
are five addresses, and when Mackenzie prepares a grid showing the 
location of all five addresses, four of the locations form a square with
the fifth in the middle—which is also Grand Central Terminal. Relying 
on Dara’s gift for speaking and understanding foreign languages, the 
black and white images that stir musical cadences in Jennifer’s mind, 
and Mackenzie’s mathematical calculations that normally provide 
numerical solutions and answers to life’s most difficult questions but 
now keep showing the number “61”, the determined young women tirelessly 
go from one address to another in search of Dara’s mother. Their 
determination turns to desperation, however, and they ignore caution and
the dissonant chords Jennifer frantically scribbles on her eight-stave 
musical paper as they pursue one final address—the one located in the 
middle of Mackenzie’s grid. Encountering a dark hidden society and sub 
culture more dangerous and terrifying than they could have imagined, it 
is there that Dara learns why she was abandoned as a seven year old in a
candy store all those years ago.




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Book Details:

Book Title: The Clock Flower (The F.I.G. Mysteries) by Barbara Casey

Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17), 180 pages

Genre:  Mystery, Fantasy

Publisher:  Gauthier Publications (Hungry Goat Press)

Release date:   The Clock Flower (2018)

Tour dates: May 25 to June 5, 2020

Content Rating:  PG. There are some themes that deal with the
Jewish Holocaust and some frightening scenes appropriate for young adult
and adult readers.




Book Description:




The three FIGs—Females of Intellectual Genius—as they are called, 
have graduated from Wood Rose Orphanage and Academy for Young Women 
after returning from New York City where Dara learned why her mother 
abandoned her all those years ago, and they are now attending 
universities where they can further their special talents. This means 
they will be separated from each other and from Carolina, their 
much-loved mentor and teacher who is “one of them,” for the first time 
in their young lives. They vow to try living apart for one semester, in 
the so-called real world that doesn’t include the orphanage; but if 
things don’t work out, they will come up with another plan—a plan where 
they can be together once again. Dara is invited through Yale University
to take part in an exciting archeological project in China. Jennifer, 
once again visualizing black and white images and the unusual sounds of 
another cadence that seem to be connected to Mackenzie, is engrossed in 
creating her next symphony at Juilliard. Mackenzie, because of her 
genius at problem-solving, is personally chosen by a US Senator to get 
involved in a mysterious, secret research project involving immortality 
that is being conducted in a small village in China—not too far from 
where Dara is involved with the archeological site. Once there, however,
she finds herself facing a terrifying death from the blood-dripping 
teeth of an ancient evil dragon. Her best friends, the FIGs and 
Carolina, rely on their own unique genius and special talents to save 
her as she discovers the truth of her birth parents.



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Book Details:


Book TitleThe Nightjar's Promise (Book 4 of The F.I.G. Mysteries) by Barbara Casey

Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  130 pages

Genre:  Mystery, Fantasy

Publisher:  Gauthier Publications (Hungry Goat Press)

Release date:   April, 2020

Format available for review:  print, gifted Kindle, PDF

Will send Print Books to: USA and Canada

Tour dates: May 4 to May 22, 2020

Content Rating:  PG. There are some themes that deal with the
Jewish Holocaust and some frightening scenes appropriate for young adult
and adult readers.




Book Description:



Jennifer Torres, one of the three FIGs (Females of Intellectual Genius)
who is a genius in both music and art, is the last to leave the closed
rehearsal for her upcoming performance over Thanksgiving break at
Carnegie Hall when she hears something in the darkened Hall. Recognizing
the tilt of the woman’s head and the slight limp of the man as they
hurry out an exit door, she realizes it is her parents who were
supposedly killed in a terrible car accident when she was 15 years old.
Devastated and feeling betrayed, she sends a text to Carolina and the
other two FIGs—THURGOOD. It is the code word they all agreed to use if
ever one of them got into trouble or something happened that was too
difficult to handle. They would all meet back at Carolina’s bungalow at
Wood Rose Orphanage and Academy for Young Women to figure it out.



As soon as they receive the text, because of their genius, Dara starts
thinking of words in ancient Hebrew, German, and Yiddish, while
Mackenzie’s visions of unique math formulae keep bringing up the date
October 11, 1943. That is the date during World War II when the
Nazis—the Kunstschutz—looted the paintings of targeted wealthy Jewish
families and hid them away under Hitler’s orders. And as Carolina waits
for the FIGs to return to Wood Rose, she hears warnings from Lyuba, her
gypsy mother, to watch for the nightjar, the ancient name for the
whip-poor-will.



As they search for “The Nightjar’s Promise” and the truth surrounding
it, Carolina and the FIGs come face to face with evil that threatens to
destroy not only their genius, but their very lives.

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Author Barbara Casey

Meet the Author:

Originally from Carrollton, Illinois, author/agent/publisher Barbara
Casey attended the University of North Carolina, N.C. State University,
and N.C. Wesleyan College where she received a BA degree, summa cum
laude, with a double major in English and history. In 1978 she left her
position as Director of Public Relations and Vice President of
Development at North Carolina Wesleyan College to write full time and
develop her own manuscript evaluation and editorial service. In 1995 she
established the Barbara Casey Agency and since that time has
represented authors from the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and
Japan. In 2014, she became a partner with Strategic Media Books, an
independent nonfiction publisher of true crime, where she oversees
acquisitions, day-to-day operations, and book production.



Ms. Casey has written over a dozen award-winning books of fiction and
nonfiction for both young adults and adults. The awards include the
National Association of University Women Literary Award, the Sir Walter
Raleigh Literary Award, the Independent Publisher Book Award, the Dana
Award for Outstanding Novel, the IP Best Book for Regional Fiction,
among others. Two of her nonfiction books have been optioned for major
films, one of which is under contract.



Her award-winning articles, short stories, and poetry for adults have
appeared in both national and international publications including the
North Carolina Christian Advocate Magazine, The New East Magazine, the
Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer, the Rocky Mount (N.C.) Sunday
Telegram, Dog Fancy, ByLine, The Christian Record, Skirt! Magazine, and
True Story. A thirty-minute television special which Ms. Casey wrote and
coordinated was broadcast on WRAL, Channel 5, in Raleigh, North
Carolina. She also received special recognition for her editorial work
on the English translations of Albanian children’s stories. Her
award-winning science fiction short stories for adults are featured in
The Cosmic Unicorn and CrossTime science fiction anthologies. Ms.
Casey's essays and other works appear in The Chrysalis Reader, the
international literary journal of the Swedenborg Foundation, 221
One-Minute Monologues from Literature (Smith and Kraus Publishers), and A
Cup of Comfort (Adams Media Corporation).



Ms. Casey is a former director of BookFest of the Palm Beaches, Florida,
where she served as guest author and panelist. She has served as judge
for the Pathfinder Literary Awards in Palm Beach and Martin Counties,
Florida, and was the Florida Regional Advisor for the Society of
Children's Book Writers and Illustrators from 1991 through 2003. In 2018
Ms. Casey received the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime
Achievement Award and Top Professional Award for her extensive
experience and notable accomplishments in the field of publishing and
other areas. She makes her home on the top of a mountain in northwest
Georgia with her husband and three cats who adopted her, Homer, Reese,
and Earl Gray - Reese’s best friend.



Connect with the author:  Website~ Goodreads ~ Facebook



Tour Schedule:



May 25 – KC Beanie Boos Collection – series spotlight

May 26 – Nighttime Reading Center – series spotlight / giveaway

May 26 - Sefina Hawke's Books – series spotlight

May 27 – T's Stuff – series spotlight / author interview / giveaway

May 27 - Book Corner News and Reviews – series spotlight / giveaway

May 28 – Locks, Hooks and Books – series spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 28 - Library of Clean Reads – series spotlight / giveaway

May 29 – Jazzy Book Reviews – series spotlight / giveaway

May 29 - La libreria di Beppe – series spotlight / giveaway

June 1 – My Reading Journeys – series spotlight / giveaway

June 2 – Bookworm for Kids – series spotlight / author interview / giveaway

June 2 - @momfluenster – series spotlight / giveaway

June 2 - Stephanie Jane – series spotlight / giveaway

June 3 – Splashes of Joy – series spotlight / author interview / giveaway

June 4 – Celticlady's Reviews – series spotlight / giveaway

June 4 - Blooming with Books – series spotlight / giveaway

June 5 – Writer with Wanderlust – series spotlight / guest post / giveaway

June 5 - Books for Books – series spotlight




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2 comments:

  1. Jasmine, thank you very much for your interest in The F.I.G. Mystery Series and for hosting me. I wish you and your bloggers my very best. ~Barbara

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