Welcome to the December 30th guest post stop on the blog tour for A Curse of Mayhem by Sunayna Prasad, organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more excerpt spotlights, guest posts, reviews, and a giveaway! (More on that at the end of this post.)
I’ll let Sunayna Prasad take it away with the guest post first, then I’ll be back with more information about the book, the author, and that giveaway!
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Five Little-Known Facts About Me
by Sunayna Prasad
As an author, you will find much of my search results online are related to writing. But did you know I’m also talented at art, as well as cooking?
Here are 5 facts that you might not know about me:
1: I have traveled to 4 out of all 7 continents
I have traveled so much that if I list every country I’ve visited, you might get overwhelmed. The 3 continents I did not go to include Africa, Australia, and Antarctica.
2: I have a lot of unpopular opinions on movies
It is not uncommon for me to be in the minority of tastes, either in general or specific niches. Want to know some unpopular opinions I have about films? Here are a couple of examples:
- “Shrek the Third” is the absolute best of the “Shrek” franchise and has flawless slapstick humor.
- “Teacher’s Pet,” the 2004 animated film, was wonderful and would make a great Broadway show.
3: I had a very active imagination as a child
I liked to imagine my own cartoons or fan versions of them. I still do, but in a different way. Very often, when I was a little kid, I would lie about my life to sound “cool” and have highly unrealistic expectations for my desires.
4: I’ve traveled solo before
This was no walk in the park when it came to begging my parents to allow me to travel alone. I picked a place only a few hours north of where I live and which I have visited before. When I finally went, I had a blast!
5: I wrote my first full-length chapter book in 3rd grade
I am pretty young for an author at age 27. I have even been writing stories since I was little. However, it wasn’t until my late teens where I learned the craft and rules of creative writing and mid-20’s where my products’ reviews boosted from good or decent to great and amazing!
About the Book
A Curse of Mayhem
Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions Book Two
by Sunayna Prasad
Published 15 February 2020
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Page Count: 173
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History, like magic, has a habit of repeating itself
It’s been six months since thirteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy left magic behind for good. Or so she thought…
Then the enchanted objects that protected her disappear. Now a skeleton named Errol has cursed her with magical powers that keep getting her in trouble. Suddenly strange things are happening with disastrous effects, and if Alyssa can’t remove the magic, she will lose everything she holds dear.
In order to get rid of her unwanted wizardry, Alyssa will have to boost her bravery and confidence and determine who Errol really is. But every time Alyssa uses an enchantment, Errol is one step closer to getting his flesh back and becoming alive, and he will do anything to achieve his goals…even if it means destroying Alyssa’s happiness.
Originally published in 2016 as “Wizardry Goes Wild” and “The Unruly Curse” in 2019, “A Curse of Mayhem” is book two in the exciting and suspenseful “Magical Missions” series.
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Several hours had passed. It was now ninth period, the last one before school ended. Only twenty minutes remained until the bell rang.
However, thanks to the library closing because two classes had occupied it, Alyssa hadn’t gotten to hone her presentation skills. Even the teachers monitoring the hallway had forbidden her to practice there.
Today through Wednesday, the students would present on different literary elements in the last novel they’d read, Angelica: A Whale Princess. Alyssa had been assigned to discuss the themes and morals of the book.
Mr. Godfrey, the teacher, had picked students randomly to read their brief speeches today, tomorrow, or Wednesday. Alyssa had been assigned for today. So, her stomach made several knots as she watched Sydney present on the characters from the book.
Usually, Mr. Godfrey had a more easygoing attitude toward the class. On his birthday last month, he hadn’t given homework. For the first assignment of the year, he’d played a game with the class to help them prepare for a quiz.
About the Author
Sunayna Prasad enjoys writing fantasy books for children, as well as cooking, creating artwork, watching online videos, and blogging. She has also written The Frights of Fiji, formerly titled as From Frights to Flaws. She is passionate about modern life, fantasy, and world-building. Aside from her website, she also has a blog about different creative and entertaining topics, including fiction and writing, called “Sunayna Prasad’s Blog”. Sunayna has graduated from college in May 2017. She lives in Long Island, NY
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Comments on “Author Guest Post with Sunayna Prasad”
Thank you for sharing your little known facts, I would love to travel as you have. Your book sounds like an excellent story to share with my grandchildren.
Thanks for hosting!
Thank you for sharing the little known facts. The excert from A Curse of Mayhem looks interesting.
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Sounds like a great read.
I enjoyed reading the excerpt and your book sounds like it will spark a youth’s imagination! Thanks for sharing and have a happy, safe & healthy New Year!
I love the cover and look forward to reading the book.