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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Zimmah Chronicles Blog Tour, Excerpt and Giveaway

Welcome to my tour stop for the Zimmah Chronicles by Scott King! This is a middle grade fantasy series. The tour runs December 1-11with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

CvsB New CoverCupcakes vs. Brownies
Zimmah the djinn isn't evil. He simply thinks the world would be more fun if everything was made of desserts. So when ten-year-old Karim Jacobs makes a wish to fix his parent's marriage it's not Zimmah's fault that he twists the wish. He couldn't help himself. Candypunk airships and cupcake castles are cool! Of course Karim isn't happy about his wish going astray, specially when running into fantastical creatures like gummy-grizzly-bears and rock candy beasts; and although he desperately wants to go home, he finds himself in the middle of a war between the Cupcake Kingdom and Brownie Kingdom. With his parents lives in danger, its up to him to stop Zimmah and restore the world to normal.  

Excerpt (Cupcakes vs. Brownies)
The gum whipped around, trapping the peep.
Karim sat up. Shreds of pink gum dangled from the back of his hoodie and arms, but he moved freely, rotating to his knees. Muffled chirps rang from the peep inside the wad of gum. Karim dug into it. It felt tacky but didn’t stick to his skin. He created a tunnel and pulled out the peep. It quivered, sitting in his palm.
“Sorry about that, little guy.” With a single finger, Karim stroked the back of the peep’s neck. The peep cooed and nuzzled its head against Karim’s pointer finger.
The ground shook.
The peep let out a series of chirps and skipped out of Karim’s hand. Faster than Karim would’ve thought possible, it beelined away from the caramel river and toward the forest.
The trees, both pine and those with leaves, glistened with a plastic texture and looked molded from marzipan. Caramel-coated apples sprinkled with peanuts grew on the trees closest to the river. Deeper into the forest, Karim spotted trees with lemon drops and others with sugared orange slices. Wildflower-shaped fruit tarts sprouted from the ground under the trees. A dusting of powered sugar plastered everything, giving the forest a wintry feel.
From behind him, Karim heard the sound of rustling branches. He pivoted to see a ferocious gummy grizzly bear with a rider on its back. Light shined through the bear’s red translucent body and with each step its gelatinous mass wiggled the rider left and right. At full speed, the van-sized bear bounded out of the forest, trampling onto the retreating purple peep. The peep made a wet, squishing sound that caused the bear to halt. It lifted its paw to see mushed marshmallow.
“You killed it!” Karim yelled.
Three more bears with riders sprang from the woods. Each rider wore armor, designating them as soldiers. The armor resembled a medieval knight's. The pearly plates covering their chest, arms and legs were forged not of metal but of hardened icing, like the kind found on a stale black and white cookie.
An elderly Latina woman sat on the lead bear. She should’ve been covered in wrinkles, but she was so pudgy that her skin was taut on her chubby cheeks. Her grey hair ran down her right shoulder in a braid, and her armor matched the others except it was a royal blue. A golden insignia of a cupcake was stamped on her chest. With one hand she held the bear’s reins. With the other she clutched a nonpareil candy shield made of dark chocolate and lined with white spheres the size of golf balls.
“Madam Loope?” Karim tilted his head confused.
“It’s Colonel Loope.” She hefted her shield and threw it. It twirled, smashing against Karim’s temple.
Everything went black.


MvsU Cover AmazonMermaids vs. Unicorns
Zimmah the wicked djinn thought he was so smart. He thought nothing could stop him, let alone a mere child. That was until he met Whitney, a devilish girl who used his own powers against him. A wish gone wrong sends Zimmah, Whitney, and Karim to The Otherworld, a magical land where Mermaids and Unicorns are caught in an epic war. All Whitney wants is to save her sick mother, all Karim wants is to get home, and all Zimmah wants is revenge on the children who have tricked him.

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GvsD Cover ebook coverGenie vs. Djinn
The chaotic magic of hundreds of djinn are destroying San Francisco. Dinosaurs. Butterfly volcanos. Buildings made of jello– If someone can wish it, it’s happening. Unable to access his own powers, Zimmah the former djinn, must rely on Karim and Whitney’s help.
Standing in their way is Alkema, Zimmah’s murderous father, an almost omnipotent ifrit who enjoys watching the suffering of others. If not stopped he will not only destroy the city, but plunge the entire world into total madness.

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Scott KingAbout the Author:
Scott King is a writer and photographer. He was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Ocean City, Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree in film from Towson University, and his M.F.A. in film from American University.
“DAD! A Documentary Graphic Novel,” King’s first book was published in Fall ’09. He is also the creator and writer of “Holiday Wars” and he is known for his board game photography, specifically his annual calendar that highlights tabletop and hobby games.
$25 Amazon gift card (INT)
Ends December 16th
Prizing is provided by the author, must be 13 or older to enter and have parental permission if under 17. Void where prohibited by law.

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

  2. Great giveaway! I love finding out about other authors and books. Thanks. kat8762@aol.com