Friday, July 22, 2011

BBT: Mishap and Mayhem Blog Tour & Giveaway

Reader Girls welcomes the Mishap and Mayhem Blog Tour presented by Bewitching Book Tours today.

Blurb: For centuries magical beings have hidden in the darkness, waiting. Some good, some evil. A battle is brewing, and only twins, Grasiella and Tatiana, have the power to stop it.

It’s the summer of the year 2045, and sixteen year old Grasiella, along with her twin sister, Tatiana plan to visit their grandmother in Hawaii. They have no idea that when they arrive on the island of Kauai, they are about to be drawn into a secret, the secret, of their family’s dark origins and magical powers. On the first day of their arrival, their grandmother is accused of a horrible crime involving a faerie. Whispers have spread throughout the islands about the disappearance of a faerie named Sita Knook and her connection to a mysterious group known only as the Cinerians. Before long, Grasiella and Tatiana are doing battle with ancient races and magical beings. All the while trying to retrieve an ancient stone of power and impress a couple of local surfers, Kana’i and Kye, cousins who have some pretty exciting family secrets of their own. It’s pretty serious stuff for two girls who were planning to spend the summer at the beach getting tans, but then that’s the trouble with secrets, sometimes they just don't stay buried.

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We welcome author M. M. Shelley

The Office Ogre 
by M.M. Shelley

Working in an office is quite the experience. I’ve done the retail bit, you know, working in the mall. I’ve worked at specialty stores and a well known department store. I’ve had those awkward moments when I had to tell someone their credit card was declined. If they were with someone I would usually say something like, “For some reason our machine doesn’t seem to be working right. Do you have another card?” or “We don’t accept this type of card. That’s probably why it’s not accepting it.”

Deciding that I wanted to try working in an office I signed up with a temp agency, told them that wherever they sent me had to be flexible because I was also going to school.

After working temp jobs in a few offices I began to notice patterns. There always seemed to be an Office Socialite, either a man or a woman. The Socialite would come in first thing in the morning and share their previous night’s activities. They would also be heavily involved with whatever was going on around the office.

There was the Social Butterfly, who would flit from cubicle to cubicle checking up with everyone. Take at least five minutes, usually with a cup of coffee in hand.

There was Oscar the grouch, who you just knew by some sort of survival instinct, not to approach for any reason before 10 AM for fear of some great bodily harm. Okay, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic here … maybe.

It seemed that most people would be open with me that they would fill me in on the office gossip, maybe it was because I was the temp.

There was one such office that I did temp work that had a truly interesting employee: The Office Ogre.

He had his own office and it seemed that he would rarely be seen outside of it. I sat near his office and I would see him come in the mornings, he would sometimes grumble a hello.

There would be times that he would bark at other employees and demand that they enter his office. His most direct use of contact and frequent … email. No one wanted to receive an email. They usually entailed an audience following an assignment that had end of the day deadlines.

One morning, instead of striding by my desk with his usual hello he stopped, said that he heard I’ve done some traveling. He mentioned some of the places he’d been too and I mentioned I’d been to a few of the same places and talked about it a bit with him. He looked at me very oddly and walked away.

The agency called me that evening and said that I wouldn’t be needed back at that office. To this day I don’t quite understand what had happened and find it peculiar. There are just some people you are not meant to understand.

Thanks to, Fay-bay, for letting me share with you all today. You can find me over at my blog and on twitter @MM_Shelley and be sure to take a look at my book, Mishap & Mayhem.

Much love,
M.M. Shelley

Author Bio:      
M.M. Shelley is a storyteller, wordsmith and dreamer. MISHAP AND MAYHEM, a captivating story of faerie's and magic, is her debut novel. She has traveled the world extensively in search of the magic which is often overlooked in every day life. M.M. Shelley is a native of southern California, and a student of mythology from which she gets much inspiration

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One person who comments below will win a printed copy of Mishap and Mayhem

Contest ends July 31.             


  1. Great Giveaway!!! Can't wait to see who will win!!!!

  2. opps forgot my email!!!

  3. awesome giveaway vbarton24 at gmail dot com

  4. This one looks good. Nice.


  5. Fabulous

  6. Thanks again!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  7. I would love a print of copy of this book!


  8. Wow, I love the cover and the description sounds great :D So please count me in the giveaway :)

  9. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    You had me at Mayhem lol
    Awesome sounding book, would love to win :D

  10. Story sounds awesome!

  11. Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to read your book!

    Interesting story, I wonder what was up with him?


  12. This book sounds really really good! Thanks for the chance to win!


  13. I love books that involve twins in anyway. Mostly because I'm a twin. :)


  14. Just fabulous!! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.


  15. Can't wait to find out the secrets! Count me in.


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