Friday, April 03, 2009

Magic, Mensa and Mayhem


Magic, Mensa and Mayhem
By Karina L. Fabian
Publisher: Swimming Kangaroo
Fantasy
March 2009
$13.99 (print- US) 11.99 pounds (print – UK)
$3.99 (electronic)
978-1-934041-78-9

Available soon from Ingrams, Amazon and Kindle

Publisher's Weekly:
Religion and humor suffuse this well-imagined and densely plotted comedic mystery, based on a short story of the same title. Cursed by St. George to serve the Faerie Catholic Church, dragon detective Vern now sleuths in the mundane world. His latest (unpaid) assignment is to babysit a group of faeries attending a Mensa meeting. Vern quickly has his claws full juggling crises, from invisible brownies to two elves whose rivalry threatens to become interdimensional war. Distinctly memorable and occasionally silly supporting characters, from Brunhilde the Valkyrie to Native American trickster Coyote, steer the action. While the conclusion sticks perilously close to genre formula and the narrative is jumpy throughout, most readers will forgive the clichés (and Vern’s groan-worthy puns) and chuckle all the way through.


Magic, Mensa & Mayhem made me laugh, everything from quiet chuckles to outright snorts. A quick read and an enjoyable one. --Jody Lynn Nye, author of An Unexpected Apprentice and the Myth, Inc series

…."Wisdom of the Ages, Knowledge of Eternity, and I end up a babysitter at the Smart Humans' Convention."--Vern


1: TWEET TOUR:
(note: Mention Michelle Falsetta as the model from Brunhilde)

2: Interview with Jane Lebak:
--Interview: www.thecomingevil.blogspot.com
--Live interview on Snark Infested Waters with Taylor Kent

3: Interview with Vern on Larion Will's website:
--Guest blog on character creation on www.kidsbooksuk.blogspot.com

4: Interview about Florida and Gater Louie scenes:

5: Information and interview of Vern;

6: --Information about Magic, Mensa and Mayhem at New Book News,

7: Interview at snoringscholar.blogspot.com
--Worldbuilding post and interview on http://www.amberstults.com

10-11 EST Second Life: Meet & Greet
To get to the meeting: Click on the link that says teleport now and that will open their software and after logging and they land in my living room. We will also have the surf boards out so that after the meeting we can surf around the marina. Also just on the other side of the marina is a Christian "night club" called Grizzlies where they can dance and mingle. Or they can just hang around and chat at my place.

8: TWEET TOUR: www.twitter.com/karinafabian
--Review at www.splashdownreviews.blogspot.com

10: Interview http://unwriter1.wordpress.com/
--Talking about blog tours at http://www.sallymurphy.blogspot.com/

11: Review: www.shoutlife.com/cindysbooks

12: Plotting MM&M on Writer Wow:
--Interview on Imperfect Clarity

13: Interview with Nancy Famolari:

14: Book review; http://www.freewebs.com/brynnacurry The Fairy Ring'
--Book Review: http://bibliophilesretreat.com
--Interview on Mommyblog, Mama Bear Knows Best
Live chat 8 PM EST at Author! Author!

15: Book Signing at Minot AFB BX 10-2
--Interview at http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/
--TWEET TOUR: www.twitter.com/karinafabian -- Look for #mm&m

17: Guest post about writing funny on Ascroft, eh? www.dianneascroft.wordpress.com
--Talking about worldbuilding: Speculative Friction

18: Book Signing at Minot AFB BX 10-2
--On blog with Karen http://karenandrobyn.blogspot.com

19: Interview and Review (Up through 26th)
--ChrisChatReviews:
--ChrisChatTalksBooks:

20: interview and review http://www.frederation.wordpress.com
--Review: http://pennylockwoodehrenkranz.blogspot.com/

21: Guest column on worldbuilding: http://pennylockwoodehrenkranz.blogspot.com/
--Interview with Deb: http://debsbookreviews.blogspot.com

22: TWEET TOUR: www.twitter.com/karinafabian

23: --Interview: www.jennifersbookreviews.com

24-25: Review and interview with Cathi Hassan:

27: Vern interview on "Scribblings":

28-29: Review and interview at snoringscholar.blogspot.com

If folks register on the website,The home of DragonEye, PI, website. they get a free story ("Amateurs," an Honorable Mention in Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, 2008), and subscription to "A Dragon's Eye View," with special offers on stories and products.

YouTube video:

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36ao0_gkEjY
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Contest:
The author is having a trivia contest for people who have read Magic, Mensa and Mayhem. On April 30, she'll post 10 questions whose answers can be found in the book. She'll accept answers until May 15. The winner gets a free copy of Live and Let Fly, the next DragonEye, PI, novel. Folks can find the details on www.dragoneyepi.net



About Karina Fabian:
Although a Mensan, KARINA FABIAN lives a life of "F’s" — Family, Faith, Fiction & Fun. Winner of an EPPIE award for best sci-fi (Infinite Space, Infinite God) and a Mensa Owl for best fiction ("World Gathering: Magic, Mensa and Mayhem"), Karina’s writing takes quirky twists that amuse her — and her readers. A fan of comedy improv, she came up with Dragon Eye, PI, started after watching a film noir skit on Whose Line Is It, Anyway? and it has grown into one of her favorite worlds to write in. Learn more about Karina at www.fabianspace.com and more about Vern and Grace at www.dragoneyepi.net Karina lives with her husband and children at Minot AFB, North Dakota.
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