The Trouble with Toads – Blog Tour & Book Blast by Danyelle Leafty


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trouble with toadsThe Trouble with Toads

Once upon a time a young girl wanted revenge. But first, she wanted to be beautiful.

Twelve-year-old Bettony has read enough stories that begin with ‘Once upon a time’ to know what happens to the ugly stepsisters at the end, and she’s determined to escape that fate by any means necessary—even by magic.

Unfortunately, when it comes to magic, there is no place for regret, refunds, or exchanges. Even if you accidentally turn your older sister into a toad.

If Bettony wants her Happily Ever After to end well, she’s going to have to find a way to turn her sister back into a person before their mother finds out she’s been dabbling with magic and grounds her for life.

Tracking down the family magic turns out to be surprisingly easy. Now, if only it came with directions . . .

THE TROUBLE WITH TOADS (45,000 words) is the first book in a new upper MG series The Secret Stepsister Society. The second book will be released Summer 2013.



danyelleAuthor Danyelle Leafty

Danyelle Leafty writes upper MG and YA fantasy, and is the author of THE FAIRY GODMOTHER DILEMMA series. Danyelle has always loved fairy tales, and prefers stories where someone gets eaten, or at the very least, transmogrified. Much of her inspiration has come from fairy tales, because as G.K. Chesterton so aptly states, “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

In her spare time, she collects dragons, talking frogs, and fairy godmothers. She also collects books, and one day hopes to make a house out of them. She enjoys learning languages, fiddling with her harp, and perfecting the fine art of mothering. (It’s a lot like trying to herd chickens during a lightning storm while a goat stampede is going on.)

One of her heroes is Albert Einstein, particularly for the following quote: “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The most important thing is not to stop questioning.”

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Tour Schedule

June 10th

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Interview

Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Interview

Write Away Bliss – Interview

Writer’s Alley~aka SA Larsen – Guest Post

Three Blank Pages – Review


June 12th

Best Kids’ Reads – Review

Sher A Hart: Written Art – Review

Just Trying to Let it Be – Spotlight

Taking Time for Mommy – Interview

YA Asylum – Tens List


June 13th

Bookworm Lisa – Review

Peace from Pieces – Interview

Mungai and the Goa Constrictor – Spotlight

Dizneeee’s World of Books – Review


June 17th

I Love to Read and Review Books 🙂 – Review


June 18th

Literary Time Out – Review

Word Paintings Unlimited – Spotlight

Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews – Character Interview

A Chick Reading – Review

Amethyst Daydreams – Review


June 20th

Tressa’s Wishful Endings – Review

The Cherry on Top – Review

Because Reading is Better than Read Life – Review

Books for Kids – Review


June 21st

My Book a Day – Review

Spiced Latte Reads – Review

alwaysjoart – Review