Indies Unlimited: “Sneak Peek” at Mungai and the Goa Constrictor


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Woo Hoo! Mungai and the Goa Constrictor is featured yet again over on the fabulous Indies Unlimited website

This time it’s a ‘sneak peek’. I feel quite privileged really. Why not come over and take a look and read all about it!

And, if the uncontrollable urge to spread the word takes hold, there are some nifty little share buttons on the page. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!

INDIES UNLIMITED SNEAK PEEK – MUNGAI AND THE GOA CONSTRICTOR

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Indies Unlimited is a wonderful resource for all Indie authors; one I highly recommend.  There are masses of things to view, including invaluable information, great books to buy and loads of sound advice.

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Indies Unlimited – Book Brief Features Mungai and the Goa Constrictor


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Mungai and the Goa Constrictor is featured over on the fabulous Indies Unlimited

I feel quite privileged really. Why not come over and take a look!

And, if the uncontrollable urge to spread the word takes hold, there are some nifty little share buttons on the page. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!

INDIES UNLIMITED BOOK BRIEF – MUNGAI AND THE GOA CONSTRICTOR

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Indies Unlimited is a wonderful site for all Indie authors; one I highly recommend.  There are masses of things to view, including invaluable information, great books to buy and loads of sound advice.

Celebrate the Spring Equinox with Mungai and the Goa Constrictor


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On 20th March, 2013, we experienced the wonder of the Spring Equinox

To celebrate this, and the significance of this passage to Mungai and the Goa Constrictor, you could WIN an Amazon Gift Card worth $25 

The Vernal Equinox

“Bravery is when you walk into a battle you are not sure of winning” – Jeffrey Fry

A great battle occurred during the Spring Equinox of the year of 2011, the year of disgruntlement. Tired of domination, deception and destruction, Mungai’s minions rose in rebellion against their oppressors and attempted to reclaim what was rightfully theirs, ours and that of future generations. They fought using every resource at the tips of their fingers, claws, hooves and paws. They fought in the jungle and they fought in the forest. They fought without fear and they fought with courage in their hearts.
The battle raged on with casualties on both sides until…

Find out who the victors are, and what becomes of our heroes, by getting your own copy of Mungai and the Goa Constrictor on Amazon.

Meet all the endearing characters – well, not all are endearing; some you wouldn’t wish to meet on a dark night, and some you may rue the day you ever met them at all. But unfortunately, if you haven’t already, you may well encounter at least one of them at some time in your life.

“Be careful who you trust, the devil was once an angel” – Unknown

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COMPETITION

To enter; answer the following three simple questions correctly and you could win a $25 Amazon Gift Card (All answers can be found in the excerpt below)

  1. Who gave the signal to commence battle?  a) Crow-Crow  b) Caw-Caw  c)  Claw-Claw
  2. What is the Oracle’s real name?  a) Forest Grump  b) Shriek  c) Edgar
  3. What did Gerald, the Oracle and Felicity hide in their clothing?  a) Feathers and bones  b) Guns  c) A goodly supply of bananas

Please leave your answers (e.g. 1a ) in the comments section with your contact details

The competition closes at midnight (EDT) on 31st March, 2013

The winner, randomly chosen, will be announced here on APRIL 1st – NO JOKE!

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An Excerpt from Mungai and the Goa Constrictor – Chapter Twenty Seven – Operation Equinox  

The reptiles, animals and birds were gathering silently in the clearing.

“Now that we’re all here,” said Caw-Caw, breaking the silence, “the time has come. We must all go to our battle stations.  Is everyone prepared?”

All the creatures nodded.

“Does everyone know what he or she must do?”  Caw-Caw continued.

They nodded again.

Then out of nowhere came a voice.  “COMMMPANY…HALT…AIMMM…oops! so sorry…‘TENNN…SHUN.   Captain Gerald Rupert Horatio-um-Peanuts (he added again very quietly) Brice-Copperbottom at your service…SIR.”

The Oracle’s, aka Edgar’s, ‘spirit sense’ had kicked in, and he was able to know where they were all assembling, and since no word had been received as was promised, he had alerted Gerald and Felicity. Suspecting they might be left out if they did not invite themselves, they had come along to ‘do their bit’.  Edgar looked surprisingly sensible, having lost the feathers and bones, and now being dressed in green and clothed like his companions.

“Um…we won’t need those,” said Caw-Caw pointing at the long sticks that made noises and killed. “But you are most welcome.”

“Don’t worry.” Gerald reassured him. “We’re not allowed to have the bits that do all the damage. These are just for show. Keeps the enemy on its toes, don’t you know!”

Caw-Caw briefly introduced the newcomers to the others, and decided they would be best placed inside the paper mill, preferably up in the rafters. They would be able to climb through the opening at the top of the mill without being seen. There, they could wait until they were needed.

“Organise that in no time,” said Gerald. “COMMMPANY…ATTT…EASE.  Private Felicity…you take the right…Gunner Edgar you take the left…I’ll take the middle.”

“Reminds me,” started Edgar, “of the time I was forced to take on a gorilla.  Big devil too!  Couldn’t escape that time!  Gerald tried to organise that, as well.  Gorilla didn’t like him all…reason I got into trouble in the first place. Called him a…”

“Yes, yes, Edgar, but we need to keep moving.  We’re running out of time.  Captain Gerald, ready your troops to take up their positions,” interrupted Caw-Caw before the rest all surrendered to boredom.

Gerald stood to attention again, and saluted. Then, without Caw-Caw seeing, they managed to hide the guns under their clothing.

“Good. Well now that’s settled, let’s go…and may good prevail,” said Caw-Caw.

The creatures had been turned into an efficient and formidable fighting force.  Together they were battling a common cause.  Even those who were natural enemies had become friends and allies, each one honoured to share in this campaign. They moved forward with pride and dignity.

Word came that Mungai and Goa hadn’t moved the lair yet, so the plan remained the same, and Duggit’s contingency plan remained unrevealed.

The creatures moved towards the lair, peeling off as they each reached their positions, until the only ones left, as they approached, were the deer and wolves.  Absolute silence was now maintained. Wilbur and Wily had come with them, ready to pass on information and progress. Akanya and Kaya were outside the lair waiting for their own signal, as were the deer.   Duggit and the other two-legs were also in position now, having made their way successfully to the undergrowth.  They too waited in total silence.

Still observing the silence, they saw dawn break, without the chorus, and Caw-Caw raised his wing.  In his claw he held a long branch which he swept in an arc from right to left in front of the rising sun.

Operation Equinox had begun.

“In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defence” – Sallust

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Author Amelia Curzon will also be appearing simultaneously on the following sites

Catalina Egan and Jolie DeMarco’s   4covert2overt in 33 days

Jo Barker’s   J R Barker 101

Charina SM’s The Book Keepers Blog

Christine Corretti’s The Chronicles of King Big Bear

Fun interviews, amazing features and yet another stunning review – come over to some great blogs and say hello!

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Woo Hoo! “Mungai” is the Main Feature This Week on The Bridge of Deaths Blog


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(recommended reading age: 9 to 90)

Probably one of the best books you and your family will read this year!

Likened to both Orwell’s Animal Farm and Kipling’s Jungle Book (though a very different tale) it is hoped Mungai and the Goa Constrictor will …… Read more at: The Bridge of Deaths on Tumblr

Last Chance to Buy Mungai and the Goa Constrictor at the Sale Price


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Today is the last day to snap up a copy of Mungai and the Goa Constrictor at the bargain price of 99 cents or 77 pence

Tomorrow Mungai and the Goa Constrictor will revert to its original price of $2.99.

Be sure to get your copy now on amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

You won’t be disappointed!

This is a classic tale for children and adults alike.

Action, adventure, humour,deceit, friendship and environmental awareness – all in one!

Read all 15 good and honest  reviews here

Children’s Book of the Week: The Adventures of the Frog Prince by J.R. Barker


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My choice for this week’s Children’s Book of the Week is the fun read, The Adventures of the Frog Prince by J.R. Barker. This is a quick and witty read which I would deem suitable for 8/9 year olds and upwards. My review is posted below.

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The Prince had problems; he was stranded in a moat and was trying to come to terms with being small, green and surprisingly springy.
He must try to find out who wants him out of the way and why, whilst avoid being eaten by things that are bigger than him.                                                 Will he ever be human again?

About the Author

Jo Barker has been writing short stories for many years as a hobby and has now finally published. At the moment she is writing children’s tales but there are plans for other books. Read more…

My Review of The Adventures of the Frog Prince

The Adventures of the Frog Prince is a story about an arrogant, irresponsible and selfish young prince who wakes one day to find himself outside his own castle, inside his own moat, and no longer inside his own body. As the title suggests, the Prince has become a frog. Unable to comprehend why this should have happened to him, though he does have a few ideas, he sets out to find those responsible for this unwelcome transformation. Realising there are quite a few royal subjects he has offended, he starts to make a mental list of names. He surmises one of these people must be a witch. But how many witches are there? And where are they hiding? And how will he be able to tell if they really are witches or not? Finding the culprit may prove even more difficult as the castle is full of guests from all across the kingdom who have tuned up with their daughters to hear who the Prince will choose to be his bride. But then, amongst these guests, he unexpectedly finds the most unlikely supporter to help him in his quest.

This is a funny and fast-moving tale written in a style which I thoroughly enjoyed.  The characters are well-developed, likeable and, in some cases, quite comical.  I particularly liked the spider with the lisp. The scenes are nicely descriptive and it is easy to visualise the backdrop. Though the ending isn’t too much of a surprise, it is good.

My only real disappointment was the lack of illustrations. This does not make the story any less of an entertaining read, but I do feel some illustrations would enhance the experience for younger readers.  As an adult, I would happily read more books from this author.

Get Your Copy on Amazon          Visit Jo’s Website

Mungai and the Goa Constrictor


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Action, adventure, humour,deceit, friendship and environmental awareness – all in one!

Wouldn’t it be perfect to get everything you want in life without lifting a single finger or claw!  Mungai thinks it would, and goes all out to get it in an heroic tale of greed, consumerism and the environment… and fermented apple juice!

Mungai and the Goa Constrictor is a children’s book best suited to ages 9 to 90. Told through the eyes of animals it tells of conspiracies and the unlikely friendships forged between the various species of the animal kingdom. It’s a story filled with action, adventure, humour, deceit, friendship, tolerance and environmental awareness.

Mungai, a plausible and resourceful creature of indeterminate origin, and with a penchant for easy living, finds a soul mate in Goa; a lisping, greedy, self-serving  Boa Constrictor. Having explained to her ‘the usefulness of the lesser species’ and his highly profitable master plan to find ways of passing through life without too much cost to himself and as little effort as possible, and at the expense of others  not as strong-minded or as clever as he is, Mungai seduces Goa into joining him in his venture.  Captivated by Mungai’s mind-set, Goa conspires with him to go in search of innocents to implement these designs.

A timeless tale for children and adults alike

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