Monday, July 11, 2022

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Harley James and the Peril of the Pirate's Curse (Harley James Adventures #2) by Leah Cupps

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Harley James and the Peril of the Pirate's Curse by Leah Cupps. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Harley James and the Peril of the Pirate's Curse
Series: Harley James Adventures #2
Author: Leah Cupps
Publisher: Vision Forty Press
Publication Date: June 15th 2022
Print Length: 141 pages
Genre: Middle Grade Mystery Adventure
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Will Harley find the magic pearl before Port Royal is destroyed?

Harley James, explorer and amateur cryptologist, has just arrived in Port Royal, Jamaica—home to the Caribbean’s famous sunken pirate city. Her latest mission? Prevent a mysterious, mythical blue pearl from being discovered and prevent city’s total destruction.

No sweat for an adventurer like Harley, right?

But just when Harley thinks she’s on the right track, everything she believes is turned upside-down. Her friends become enemies; her enemies become friends; and Harley isn’t sure who to trust—including the ghost who’s started following her around.

With time running out, Harley must rely on her codebreaking expertise to discover the truth, solve the riddles, and save the city from certain disaster!

(The eBook is on sale for $0.99.)

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EXCERPT:
Standing next to Dad was the captain of the ship, Tom. He was really tall—six foot something—and had teeth that lit up against his dark skin when he grinned.

I looked back toward the city of Port Royal, with all its boats and bustle. From where I stood, it was only about two inches tall on the horizon. Definitely far enough away that we weren’t going to crash into a wharf, especially with Captain Tom at the helm. Except for the fact that he was now standing next to me on the deck.

“Wait a minute,” I said, glancing at Tom. “If you’re here, who’s driving this thing?”

It’s bad enough being seasick, but being seasick on an out-of-control ship? That’s even worse, I thought.

“Oh, we’ll be fine for a bit,” Tom said. “This ship, she can almost steer herself.”

I clutched my stomach, not because I didn’t believe him but because another wave hit up against the ship, sending my guts into a nosedive.

Tom laughed. “You worried about your tummy? I have some tricks that may help. Walk with me.”

Dad nodded to me, signaling it was okay to follow. Dad is very overprotective of me, to the point where I get completely annoyed. Granted, I’m only eleven years old, but I am very capable of taking care of myself. In fact, last year, I saved the world from an army of Mayan zombies by stealing back a magical statue from a super bad guy.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Leah Cupps is an author, designer and entrepreneur. She came up with the idea for Harley James with her oldest daughter Savannah. Savannah had taken an interest in Mayan history and so the two of them worked together to come up with the idea for the first Harley James book; the Mystery of the Mayan Kings.

Leah lives in Indiana with her husband and three children. She is also the cofounder of Vision Forty Press, a small family owned publishing company.

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GIVEAWAY:
Leah Cupps will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility over this giveaway.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

105 comments:

  1. I love the cover and think the book sounds interesting.

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  2. I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, Harley James and the Peril of the Pirate's Curse sounds like an awesome story to share with my grandchildren as do the other titles from this series. Thank you for sharing the author's bio and book details

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  3. My son would love this book. Thank you

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  4. Great excerpt, Harley James and the Peril of the Pirate's Curse sounds like an awesome book to share with the kids! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a fantastic day!

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  5. Code Breaking - a favorite theme of mine! Thanks for hosting!

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  6. Super hot here, time to grab my book and get some iced tea.

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  7. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  8. This book sounds like a fun read. My grandchildren would love it.

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  9. We always enjoy reading books by authors who are new to us!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  10. Cute book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  11. Sounds like a great read!

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  12. Do you like to people watch?

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  13. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  14. Sounds like a great book for the younger ones.

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  15. I have some nephews who would love this book!
    Would be a good gift for them.

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  16. Who were some of your favorite authors when you were a child?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  17. When did you realize you wanted writing to be your career?

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  18. David HollingsworthJuly 13, 2022 at 8:47 PM

    Happy Wednesday!

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  19. Do you write when you're on vacation?

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  20. best of luck with the book, it sounds amazing

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  21. David HollingsworthJuly 15, 2022 at 1:52 AM

    Happy Friday!

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  22. this book sounds supercool and unique

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  23. What is your favorite book to re-read?

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  24. I just love your cover and I would love to read your book.

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  25. David HollingsworthJuly 18, 2022 at 8:08 PM

    Happy Monday!

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  26. I love it sounds like a fun read and the cover is awesome

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  27. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  28. What time did you get up this morning?

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  29. thanks this sounds like an interesting read

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  30. Middle schoolers will enjoy this interesting mystery adventure book.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  31. David HollingsworthJuly 19, 2022 at 9:47 PM

    Happy Tuesday!

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  32. Do you write more or read more?

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  33. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

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  34. how long have you been writing

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  35. David HollingsworthJuly 20, 2022 at 9:31 PM

    Happy Wednesday!

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  36. hope you are enjoying the summer

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  37. David HollingsworthJuly 21, 2022 at 8:41 PM

    I hope you're beating the summer heat.

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  38. What author do you most admire?

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  39. David HollingsworthJuly 22, 2022 at 7:55 PM

    Happy Friday!

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  40. was it hard to design the cover

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  41. This sounds like a book my nephew would enjoy reading.

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  42. How do you decide on a title?

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  43. sucha great cover, the kids would love this

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  44. Hi! Does your daughter also want to be an author??

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  45. I hope you have a great night

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  46. David HollingsworthJuly 24, 2022 at 8:09 PM

    Happy Sunday!

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  47. Hope you had a nice weekend.

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  48. Have you read Err by Stephen King?

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  49. sounds like a great book for the kids to enjoy

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  50. I think I would have a hard time putting this book down after starting to read it.

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  51. Harley James and the Peril of the Pirate's Curse sounds like an exciting tale for middle graders.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  52. What is your favorite type of candy?

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  53. David HollingsworthJuly 25, 2022 at 9:47 PM

    Hope you're able to withstand the heat.

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  54. Are you working on another book?

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  55. how long have you been writing

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  56. What caused you to start writing?

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  57. David HollingsworthJuly 26, 2022 at 9:35 PM

    Happy Tuesday!

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  58. Happy to find a new to me author, I need more summer reads.

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  59. this would be a fun summer read for the kids

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  60. When you were a child, who were some of your favorite authors?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  61. David HollingsworthJuly 27, 2022 at 9:45 PM

    Have a good night.

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  62. What is your favourite breakfast treat?

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  63. Do you make writing notes on your phone when you're out and about?

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  64. this sounds like a wonderful book

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  65. looks like a fun one

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  66. A pirate' curse would be something that should be avoided.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  67. David HollingsworthJuly 28, 2022 at 8:35 PM

    Happy Thursday!

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  68. My randkids wouls enjoy this book

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  69. Are you glad or sad when a book is finished?

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  70. My grandchildren will enjoy this book. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  71. thanks the giveaway has been fun

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  72. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover.

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  73. Thank you for a chance to win!

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  74. Looks like a fun book for kids.

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  75. David HollingsworthJuly 29, 2022 at 6:04 PM

    Happy Friday!

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