Monday, December 16, 2013

Lobo's Howliday (Christmas story) and $100 Giveaway!

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About the Book ~ New Release

Lobo's Howliday by C.L. Murphy
Lobo's Howliday
(The Adventures of Lovable Lobo)

Author: C.L. Murphy

Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2013

Publisher: Independent - Peanut Butter Prose

Number of pages: 32

Recommended age: 3+

It's almost Christmas and Santa finds himself in quite the predicament due to unintended consequences as a result of trying something new. Lobo, and his raven sidekick, Roxy, travel to the North Pole to help the jolly ole' one and are guided by the Arctic animals. The colors of the season delight along the way and make for a howling good holiday. Can you howl Ho Ho Ho?

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The Early Buzz

"The Adventures of Lovable Lobo: Lobo's Howliday is a children's book written by C.L. Murphy. Lobo and his friend Roxy, the raven, are surprised when an owl comes to see Lobo with a special delivery. Within the bag is Arty, an Arctic mouse who has an urgent request from Santa. Santa needs Lobo's help this year, and the three of them set off for the North Pole. Along the way, they meet an Arctic fox, who lets them stay the night in his den and a polar bear who transports them across icy water. An Arctic wolf accompanies them for the rest of the journey to Santa's Village, where an Arctic hare is waiting for them. Santa has updated his method of delivering gifts on Christmas, but he's got a problem that Lobo can help him with.

"I was spellbound reading The Adventures of Lovable Lobo: Lobo's Howliday. C.L. Murphy's artwork is simply amazing. Each page is filled with images you can get lost in: lush green forests, sparkling night skies, snowy expanses, and the animals have personality and incredible appeal. If you're lacking in Christmas spirit this year, no matter what your age, spending some time with Lobo, Roxy, and Arty will soon change your attitude. Lobo's Howliday is also a great way to introduce a child to the Northern Lights, the Arctic, and the amazing animals that live there (see if you can find the Orca!). I've already recommended The Adventures of Lovable Lobo: Lobo's Howliday to friends who have children or grandchildren. It's a very special book. " ~ 5 Star Review, Jack Magnus, Readers Favorite


Available for 99 cents!


Lobo's Howliday will be available as a
FREE download
on December 18th only!

My Review

I put Amanda on my lap and read to her the story of The Adventures of Lovable Lobo: Lobo's Howliday. She loved the story and told me that every part was her favorite. What she liked most about the illustrations were the stars and Christmas trees.

I also enjoyed the illustrations. They were bright and colorful and the characters were adorable. I thought the polar bear was the cutest of all.

The story was also lots of fun to read. It had its own unique take on the traditional concept of Santa getting his presents to the kids in time for Christmas. Santa's helpers are woodland and arctic creatures. Lobo, the main character, is an adorable wolf pup. The cawing raven, his companion, is very entertaining. You will have to read the story to meet all the wonderful animals and to find out what the trouble is and how they are able to help Santa.

About the Author:

C.L. Murphy

C.L. Murphy and Lovable Lobo
C.L. Murphy and Lovable Lobo

While new to the children's book writing and illustrating scene, C.L. has been doodling her way through life since she won a school wide poster contest in the third grade. She's had the pleasure of working as an artist in residence, creating cartoons and painting murals with the children at local elementary schools. She adores the wonder and curiosity of young children. For years, she filed picture book ideas away, until the reality of the empty nest syndrome sunk in and she decided to bring her favorite one to fruition.

She based the character, Lovable Lobo, on something very dear to her heart, a real wolf that she's raised for the last 13 years. She's felt the need to protect him his entire life, primarily due to the preconceived notions that wolves are to be feared.

She lives amongst the wildlife in an enchanted forest in the beautiful Oregon wilderness. She has always appreciated nature and animals have always played a major role in her life. She was that little girl who brought home the strays asking "Can we please keep it?" At an early age she realized her connection with animals by training a wild bluejay to appear on command to take food from her hand.

Check out her book series and discover that you, too, will find Lobo lovable.

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$100 Book Blast Giveaway

Prize: $100 iTunes gift card (or PayPal cash prize) + a Wolf stuffie

Contest runs: December 16, 2013 to January 14, 2014, 11:59 pm, 2013

Open: Internationally

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