Friday, August 21, 2015

Welcome to the Begonia House...



We've kept you in suspense this week, and today we're spilling our secret. The Morrow family is taking over the infamous Begonia House December 1st, but here's a glimpse into the mystery...

The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow
Illustrated by Roman Muradov
Chapter ?
 Lost and Found 

Fairday wasn’t sleeping well her first night at the Begonia House. Tossing and turning, she listened to the sounds of her new surroundings. The old house clanged and groaned as the wind wrestled the willow tree outside her bedroom window. Lightning cracked as the willow branches banged into one another, casting monstrous shadows along the walls. A crash of thunder jolted her upright and a flash of light lit up the room. In that instant, Fairday caught sight of a figure standing at the end of her bed. Everything went dark as she pulled the blankets up to her chin in terror.

Reaching for the flashlight that was strategically positioned beneath her pillow, she shined it all around her room. No one was there. Had she been imagining things? Fairday could’ve sworn she saw someone but supposed it might’ve been a trick of the mind. Maybe she had Muriel from Fablehaven on the brain, which she’d been reading before bed. A chill ran down her spine when Fairday noticed her door was open. She was sure her dad had closed it after saying goodnight. Fairday used all her courage to sneak over and shut the door. Leaping back into bed, she invoked the power of the flashlight, but the room proved to be devoid of intruders, except, of course, for herself.

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The Begonia House keeps its secrets. Everyone knows that. Everyone, that is, except for clever eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow, whose family has just moved in. Being the Senior Investigator in the Detective Mystery Squad, more commonly known as the DMS, she’s ready to uncover the mysteries hidden within the strange manor. As the investigation gears up and the pieces of the puzzle fall into place, the three young sleuths enter into a world where anything is possible, and the danger is most definitely real. Can they piece together the puzzle before it's too late? Or will whatever's causing trouble find Fairday and her friends first? 


Stay tuned to find out the winner of the mystery book bundle for the truth vs. lie author challenge!  

The last puzzle piece fits into place soon... ;) 

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42 comments:

  1. You are awesome at the marketing stuff! Building anticipation...

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  2. Great stuff. Thank you for sharing this wonderful excerpt.

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! Glad you enjoyed it! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  3. These pictures are amazing. I'm really excited for you. I think I'll get this for my classroom. Good luck!

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    1. Theresa- So happy you like the illustrations. Roman Muradov did a fabulous job. If you get it for your classroom we hope you enjoy it. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  4. haha some fun marketing indeed. Nice excerpt.

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  5. Sounds like it could be an interesting book! I liked the excerpt, especially when she realized the door was opened, but thought her dad had closed it. That would send shivers up myspine!

    betty

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    1. Betty- We are so glad to hear you liked the excerpt. It would definitely be scary to think someone was in your room and then notice the door was open! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  6. A mystery just waiting to be solved. Wonderful excerpt. Building tension and curiosity. What happens next? :)

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    1. Beverly- Glad you are intrigued. Fairday has a lot in store that is for sure! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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    1. Beth Ellyn Summer- Thanks! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  8. The excerpt has great voice. Very intriguing. :-)

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    1. Misha- Thanks for the compliments. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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    1. Patty- Yeah! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  10. This sounds scary... I would trust my instincts and I would not go to sleep without checking out the whole room with someone :-)... I'm not that brave....

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    1. Launna- We are with you! Trusting our instincts is very important. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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    1. Elephant's Child- We can't wait for December too! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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    1. Gloria- We love mysteries too! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  13. Seems really nice, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Blogotatti- So happy you enjoyed it! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  14. Oooh, what a fabulous teaser! More please! Can't wait for my pre-ordered copy to arrive!

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    1. Donna- Thanks for putting in a pre-order. Hope you enjoy The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow when you get it. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  15. Sounds bril. I'm eagerly awaiting this book release :)

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    1. Swlothian.com- Thanks! Hope you enjoy it. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  16. Such a great teaser! I can't wait to read the rest!!

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    1. Meradeth- Glad you enjoyed it! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  17. So excited for you! Loved the vivid images in this teaser.

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    1. Cate- Thanks! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  18. This sounds like such a good read. Congratulations.

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    1. Barbara- So glad you think it sounds like a good read. :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  19. Love this! So excited for you! Just one more reason to be excited for December ;-) Awesome post *hugs*

    Mckenzie @ A Belle's Tales

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    1. Mckenzie- Thanks! We can't wait for December. *hugs back* :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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    1. Thanks, Donna! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  21. It sounds like the creepy house plays its own role in the novel and I like the sound of it keeping its secrets for the kids to discover in time!

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    1. Olivia-Savannah- So glad you like the sound of it. :) The house does play its own role in the novel- so great job picking up on that information. ~Stephanie and Jess

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