Feb 20 2014

The Purple Girl by Audrey Kane – Book Blast + Giveaway

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MEDIA KIT Final Cover Low Resolution The Purple Girl

The Purple Girl by Audrey Kane
Illustrated by Tory and Norman Tabor

CAUTION! Violet lives within the pages of this book. And her purple spreads to everything she touches…

Violet lives behind garden walls. Is she magical? Is she the devil’s child—or simply cursed? When the lonely thirteen-year-old embarks on a dangerous journey to find the one boy that dared to befriend her, she travels at night…in the dark…to keep people from seeing her purple skin. But no one is more surprised than Violet when she unlocks her mysterious gift.

Excerpt Two:

Frustrated, I blew out the candle and slipped the book back into its velvet cover.

“Violet, is that you?” my mother called from her bed.

I gave a little gasp. With the text in my hands and my heart pounding, I stood rooted to the spot. There was a second of silence, and then I heard the creak of her bed and the easy rhythm of her snores.

Barely breathing, I replaced the text on the shelf and then crept my way through the doorway toward the kitchen. There wasn’t much time. Dawn was ready to break. The gypsy girl would be waiting.

When I reached the side door, I hesitated. Can I do this? The garden is a pretty but also a lonely place to be caged in.

With unsteady hands, I eased open the door and slipped out.

About the Author

MEDIA KIT Author Photo Audrey KaneAs a writer, and also a designer of tapestries with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia, it is only natural for Audrey to weave visual stories. When she is not designing tapestries, she is busy conjuring up characters that find themselves in extraordinary situations. Between carpools and design work, she is plotting, scheming, writing, and revising. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, their three children, and her unruly dog, Rascals. Audrey’s favorite time to write is in the early morning while her family sleeps. With Rascals sprawled out snoring beside her, it only takes one oversized cup of coffee to get her mind moving.

Audrey is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. She loves traveling, museums, and blackberry-apple pie. Actually, she loves all kinds of pie. And she especially loves her family. They have put up with Violet and Waxy for a long time. You can visit her at: www.audreykane.com or on Facebook.


Audrey will be awarding a $20 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter. For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post. Good luck! Be sure to click the banner below to visit other stops on the tour to comment and increase your chance of winning.

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  • Kathleen Manthey

    This book sounds like a FUN read! Thank you for the excerpt and the giveaway! I really enjoyed “About The Author”. (I too, have an unruly pooch!) I’d LOVE to see some of those tapestries!

    • Audrey Kane

      What are we going to do with those unruly pooches? (And you can find those tapestries at Tapestries, Ltd.)

      • Kathleen Manthey

        thanks! and I just keep on loving mine (spoiling, my hubby says!) LOL

  • Lisa Brown

    Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

    • Audrey Kane

      And thank you for stopping by!

  • Kathy Power

    Love the sound of this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Audrey Kane

      So glad you like the sound of the book, Kathy! And I’m glad to be here.

  • Valerie Theberge

    Thanks to Audrey!!!

    • Audrey Kane

      Thanks for the comment and for stopping by to visit!

  • Audrey Kane

    Thank you for having me today, Brooke! I’m so happy to be here. And I love hearing from everyone. Good luck to all with the giveaway!

  • Goddess Fish Promos

    Thanks for hosting!

  • Molli Knowles

    oh this sounds really fun. cant wait to read it. thanks you

  • allexinnoalexys

    Nice cover.Thanks!

  • Audrey Kane

    Thanks for hosting me here today! I had a great time today. Book tours are a fabulous way to meet some great people!