Saturday, March 29, 2014

Book Promo/Giveaway - Miss Mabel's School for Girls

Let's welcome Katie Cross to the blog to celebrate the release of her YA fantasy, Miss Mabel's School for Girls, which releases March 27th, 2014!

For me, writing a book involved a lot of staring at a computer screen, slapping the delete button, pulling my
hair out, and Pinterest.

Oh, yes. You heard right. Pinterest.

The power of Pinterest comes from the images. I always find photos that I want to remember and have access to, so I pin them to a board for later reference. So, I thought to myself, Hey, I'm releasing my first book, Miss Mabel's School for Girls. Why don't I give the readers something to look at in anticipation of the book?
So instead of a boring interview where I talk about how great I am, I'm here today to take you on a visual tour to give you a few ideas of what you can expect to find in this exciting new young adult fantasy novel, Miss Mabel's School for Girls.

Wrought iron fence:
There's a wrought iron fence around the outside of the ancient manor that is Miss Mabel's School for Girls much like this one. It's known for creaking in the wind.

Potions bottles:
Potion bottles hold oh-so-many possibilities. Witches love potions, and the witches in Miss Mabel's School for Girls are no exception. These particular bottles contain a variety of spices and herbs, all of which you can win during the launch giveaway March 27th-30th!

Peacock feather:
Miss Mabel loves peacock feathers. They represent beauty and vanity: her two favorite virtues.

Green mossy tree:
Miss Mabel's School is located in Letum Wood, a lush, expansive forest that hides many secrets. Some of these secrets catch up with Bianca Monroe, our sixteen-year-old heroine, in the dark of the night.

This is another view of Letum Wood as you'll expect to find it in the summer. It's lush, gorgeous, and a little on the dangerous side.

Old book photo:
A grimoire is a book filled with magical spells, a kind of magical diary passed through generations. This grimoire is available to win during the launch day giveaway! Head over to; to find out how you can participate.

Hopefully these photos gave you an idea of the exciting adventure you'll find in Miss Mabel's School for Girls! Now, get your Pinterest on and start spreading the word! Visit; to find out how to enter the giveaway and win lots of free stuff!

About the Book:

Never underestimate the power of a determined witch.

Letum Wood is a forest of fog and deadfall, home to the quietly famous Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, a place where young witches learn the art of magic.

Sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe has inherited a deadly curse. Determined to break free before it kills her, she enrolls in the respected school to confront the cunning witch who cast the curse: Miss Mabel.

Bianca finds herself faced with dark magic she didn’t expect, with lessons more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Will Bianca have the courage to save herself from the curse, or will Miss Mabel’s sinister plan be too powerful?

Miss Mabel’s School for Girls is the first novel in The Network Series, an exciting new fantasy collection. A gripping tale about the struggle to survive, it will take you to a new place and time, one you’ll never want to leave.

About the Author:
My world revolves around my husband (who is a major hottie), my Vizsla's, and the mountains.

I wear hiking boots instead of heels when I need to feel powerful, and on a bad day, I love a weightlifting workout. Actually, I love it on a good day.

I don't eat bread because my thyroid doesn't like it, although there are days I miss it. Especially ciabatta. Sweet potatoes are kind of my thing. Cookies too.

I write because I never stopped.

Visit me at


Go to; and click on the 'giveaway' tab for more information. Enter to win a potions chest, an apothecary bag of herbs and spices, an old spell book that opens to hide apothecary herbs, amazon gift cards, and more! The giveaway lasts from March 27th at 7am to March 30th at 10 pm

This post is courtesy of CBB Book Promotions


Glass said...

This sound so cute. I have to add it to my TBR list. Thank you so much for sharing. said...

This was an awesome post! I'll definitely have to check out the book.


Alexia561 said...

Very clever post! Love all the pictures, and this sounds like a great start to a new series!

Medeia Sharif said...

What a visual post, and I really got the atmosphere of the book from this.

The Bookish Manicurist said...

This sounds really interesting, it seems witches are coming back to YA!

Andrea Thompson said...

I know a lot of authors who use Pinterest boards for inspiration or to help gain interest. I really like the photos included! Thanks for sharing!

Eileen said...

I don't use Pintrest that much, but from the experience I've had with it, you can really find so many cool things on there! I love all the pictures, it really does set the mood for the whole book :) Thanks for sharing! <33

Melanie said...

Ooh this one looks gorgeous! Adding to me mental TBR :D

A Voracious Reader said...

This sounds interesting. I'll have to add it to the TBR. Now, if I can just find...a put it...

Hilda K said...

Love the pictures! Pretty, and they really set the atmosphere for the book. The peacock feather is really beautiful. Oh please do tell me where I can find the gorgeous assortments of witch bottles for my room's decoration haha. ;) I have never heard of this book before, but I'm really curious now! Thank you for sharing with us! :)

Rachel said...

Nice to have visual images for what sounds like a fun magical story. Thanks for sharing! :)

Liviania said...

I definitely should go on Pinterest more.

Allie @ Little Birdie Books said...

I'm so happy for Katie!! She's such an awesome gal and I think this book will really do well.

Nobody can resist that freaking bad-ass cover!

Heidi Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Gosh I love Pinterest and those photos make me want to read the book even more. I am hearing some great things on this one and I am itching to read it!

Candace said...

Thank you so much for sharing with your readers!

Aylee said...

I love that authors are able to get so much use out of Pinterest and use it to scrapbook ideas for their books! One of my favourite's to follow is Leigh Bardugo and she has compiled some seriously beautiful images that inspired her Grisha series. These images are all great, too! And man, am I ever a sucker for a magic boarding school :)

Christy @ Love of Books said...

I love when authors share photos that inspire their writing. I love that fence. Does that sound weird? :)

kimbacaffeinate said...

I love this post and look forward to reading this :)

Lauren D. said...

I love Pinterest, and it's so fun with authors make boards about their books so you can see the inspiration or accompanying pictures. Thanks so much for sharing these, I'm even more interested in checking this book out now!