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Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure Blog Tour

25 Aug, 2011 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Fire and Ice is happy to announce we are today’s stop on the Huber Hill and The Dead Man’s Treasure blog tour! We have an exclusive interview below with author B. K. Bostick and several giveaways to go along with the tour. Here’s a little about the book…

Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure
by B.K. Bostick
Paperback, 256 pages
Expected publication: October 28th 2011
by Bonneville Books
ISBN 1599559110
When his grandfather dies, Huber Hill is devastated—until he opens Grandpa Nick’s mysterious box. An old gold coin and directions to a hidden Spanish treasure send him and his friends off on an mind-blowing adventure, but he’s not the only one on the hunt. Filled with dangerous animals and cryptic puzzles, this book will have you on the edge of your seat until the last page

Author Interview: Tell us a little book about your book and what inspired it. My own grandpa definitely inspired the story. He would always share tales about Spanish treasure hidden up in the mountains nearby where we lived. I always imagined going on these wild adventures to find treasure. As I grew older, I realized that the real treasures were the stories my grandpa told me. I’ll always remember those days sitting at his side listening as he showed old maps, books, and artifacts. If there’s one theme to the story, it’s that relationships with friends and family are invaluable- of much more worth than any kind of money.

Where is it set? And what kind of research went into it? The story takes place in the mountain community of Carbondale, Colorado. The stories about Spanish gold in the Rockies are mostly folktales and oral histories. I read a couple of books in particular on the subject- Footprints in the Wilderness and Lost Gold of the Uintahs both by Gale Rhoades.

As a child and an adult what were your favorite books? As a child, I loved the Goosebumps series, but my all time favorite was RedWall by Brian Jacques. As an adult, I’ve grown nerdier- I love history books. My favorite for now is Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Who is your personal hero? I truly admire Lincoln. His tenacity, wit, and resilience are inspiring to me.

Any new works in progress? Right now I’m working on Huber Hill and the Brotherhood of Coronado (Oct. 2012). This is the follow up to Dead Man’s Treasure and will take place in Spain.

What has been the most rewarding part about being an author so far? There have been a few kids who have read the book so far and hearing that they enjoyed it makes all of it worthwhile.

Which fictional character do you most Identify with? I see a bit of myself in Huber in terms of the relationship he had with his Grandpa and becoming best friends with someone he never expected.

About the Author:
B.K. Bostick, author of Dead Man’s Treasure, resides among the magnificent Rocky Mountains. In addition to writing, he has spent his career in education. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Utah and his Masters in Psychology from Utah State University. He has worked as a teacher, after school program coordinator, junior high school counselor, and most recently as a teacher mentor for a University. He loves spending time with his lovely wife and two dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys eating cheetos and watching old episodes of the Twilight Zone.

The Fundraiser: Alyssa, my neighbor, was diagnosed with a Meningioma brain tumor on December 5th, 2010. The only way to get it out was through surgery. It took four surgeries to get out as much of the tumor as they could and now she’s almost finished with her radiation treatments. Alyssa is an inspiration to me. Her positive outlook and attitude while facing something so terrible is truly remarkable. Because of the inspiration she’s given me, I am trying to give back. I will be donating 100% of profits from all pre orders of Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure along with sales during the first two weeks of launch (Oct. 1-16) to Alyssa and her family. Visit http://www.treasureforalyssa.com/

The Website:
http://www.deadmanstreasure.com/

The Giveaway: Fire and Ice is giving away one ARC of Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure to our readers. Follow us on twitter @fireicephotos and tweet “I want to win an ARC of Dead Man’s Treasure from Fire and Ice” to enter… hashtag #huberhill. Giveaway ends September 8, 2011 and is open internationally.

Giveaway from the author: I’ll also be giving away a replicated gold coin/bookmark to each reader who goes to my author page on facebook and clicks the “like” button. Go to: http://www.facebook.com/bkbostickauthorpage.


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About Us

21 Aug, 2011 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Fire and Ice is a blog that reviews and highlights books, mainly from YA, and LDS fiction as well as family friendly products.

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Giveaway Winners

10 Aug, 2011 by in Uncategorized 1 comment


Congrats to Hikari Black who won an ARC of The Game of Triumphs
to Aimee who won a copy of Perfect Token
Shery L Crouse who won a $25 gift certificate for our Etsy stores
Alicia Saechao who won an ARC of Crush Control and Norejka who won a Supernaturally inspired necklace.

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Forever ARC Giveaway

04 Aug, 2011 by in Uncategorized 80 comments

Forever
by Maggie Stiefvater
Hardcover, 386 pages
Published July 12th 2011
by Scholastic Press
ISBN 0545259088

The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stievater

In Maggie Stiefvater’s SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

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Fire and Ice is giving away another advanced reading copy of Forever to our readers! To enter to win simply comment below. Giveaway ends on August 30, 2011. Open Internationally.

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Addie On The Inside ARC Giveaway

26 Jul, 2011 by in Uncategorized 21 comments

Addie on the Inside
by James Howe
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 26, 2011
by Atheneum
ISBN 141691384X

The Gang of Five is back in this third story from Paintbrush Falls. Addie Carle, the only girl in the group of friends is outspoken, opinionated, and sometimes…just a bit obnoxious.
But as seventh grade progresses, Addie’s not so sure anymore about who she is. It seems her tough exterior is just a little too tough and that doesn’t help her deal with the turmoil she feels on the inside as she faces the pains of growing up.

Told in elegant, accessible verse, ADDIE ON THE INSIDE gives readers a look at a strong, smart, and sensitive girl struggling with the box society wants to put her in. Addie confronts experiences many readers will relate to: the loss of a beloved pet, first heartbreak, teasing…but also, friendship, love, and a growing confidence in one’s self.

To enter to win an advanced reading copy of Addie on The Inside from Fire and Ice simply follow us here, tumblr , twitter, or facebook then leave a comment below. One entry per person per comment. Open to only US addresses. Ends August 26, 2011.

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Count Down To Love Blog Tour

21 Jul, 2011 by in Uncategorized 2 comments

Countdown To Love
by Julie N Ford
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 14th 2011
by Bonneville Books
ISBN 1599555166

source: Tristi Pinkston Blog Tours
5 stars

Abandoned at the altar, Kelly Grace Pickens finds herself left holding not only the bouquet but also the exorbitant bill for an A-list wedding. Homeless, a once promising singing career floundering, and her life bearing an uncanny resemblance to one of her country music ballads, she reluctantly accepts a last minute offer to appear on a reality TV show akin to the bachelor. Pitted against silicon-enhanced supermodels in four-inch heals, Kelly feels confident that she will be among the first would-be fiancés to be excused. Only, when the mysterious bachelor from New York City, Dillon Black, invites her to stay, Kelly finds herself thrust into the vortex of a game she doesn’t have the first idea how to play. Nursing her hopelessly broken heart while avoiding the foils of her fellow contestants, Kelly is oblivious to Dillon’s affections as she wades through hurt and betrayal to discover, in the end, that she has landed firmly on both feet.

Leaving behind Nashville’s Music Row for the majestic Grand Teton mountains, Count Down To Love takes readers on a journey from duplicity to sincerity as Kelly discovers that being true to oneself is the first step in finding happiness and everlasting love.

What a fun summer read! Countdown to Love is one of the few books this year that I can definitely say I would pick up and read again. Fans of the movie Sweet Home Alabama and the T.V. series the Bachelor will eat this one up. Countdown to Love opens with Kelly Pickens, a sweet Southern singer on the rise to stardom abandoned at the alter. Left with no where to live and no idea where her fiance has gone, Kelly’s not quite sure what to do with her life. In sweeps Kelly’s cousin Sissy, the producer of a popular reality show who is also left in a lurch as she’s down one female contestant. While Kelly certainly isn’t looking for love herself, she has bills to pay from a wedding that never happened so she accepts a spot on the show.

There a million laugh out loud and toe curling romantic moments in Countdown to Love. Kelly must overcome her past to be able to trust again and find out who she really is, but Dillon is just the man to help her out! Readers will enjoy all the settings and vivid descriptions of American terrain the author weaves into her storyline. I’d call Countdown to Love a must have for fans of chick lit/ Christian romance. I can’t wait to read more from this author! My fingers are crossed for a follow up novel.

Content: The main man smokes and drinks. There are a few mentions of cleavage and past sexual relationships. No violence or swearing. Overall a clean read recommended for adults.

You might also like: Austenland by Shannon Hale or Previously Engaged by Elodia Strain

About the Author: Julie N. Ford has a BA in political science and a minor in English literature from San Diego State University. In addition, she earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Alabama. Professionally, she has worked in teaching, childbirth education, and family therapy. Along with Count Down to Love, she is the author of two other women’s fiction novels due for release in 2011. Currently, she lives in Nashville with her husband, two daughters, and one very feisty fish.

In her spare time, Julie loves to ride her mountain bike, practice yoga, spend time shopping, walking and listening to music with her daughters and of course reading. Some of her favorite authors include, Daphne Du Maurier, Bronte, P.D. James, Michael Crichton, Linda Davies and Sophie Kinsella.

Where to purchase Countdown to Love

Visit the author’s website and subscribe to her blog by July 31st to be entered to win a copy of Countdown to Love. Good Luck! And thanks so much to Julie N. Ford as well as Tristi Pinkston for inviting us to be a part of the blog tour.

Reviewers and Staff Wanted

14 Jul, 2011 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

I am so excited to announce that Fire and Ice is expanding! Currently seeking book reviewers for our two sites. All positions are non pay, compensation comes in the form of access to the hottest new titles. If you are interested, click here to apply.

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