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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

'The Gnomes of Knot-Hole Manor'

The Gnomes of Knot-Hole Manor
Book Description:
The Gnomes of Knot-Hole Manor is a fun chapter book that contains words with silent letters and words that are spelled differently but sound the same.  You will have an opportunity to go into the home of a gnome family, interact with the children, and share in their daily lives. 

Have you ever seen something out of the corner of your eye?  When you turned your head was it gone?  Could it have been a shadow?  No, there was nothing there to cast a shadow.  Maybe it was a fly or a moth.  Or................ Maybe it was a Gnome!

Do you believe in Gnomes?  Go on a camp-out with Jeff and Brenda. 

Follow them in their search for the elusive Gnomes of Knot-Hole Manor

 A link to the book:
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Adele Marie Crouch
P O Box 322
Elfrida, AZ 85610

About the author

About the Author

"Catherine's Travels" is an historic novel that takes place in Missouri during the 1800's.  Catherine and her family flee war torn Austria seeking a new life in America.  Disaster strikes and Catherine finds herself alone in the wilderness.

"Catherine's Travels Book 2 ~ Lawson's Search" After Lawson's beautiful wife, Catherine, is kidnapped he embarks on a search that will take him across the United States, over the Rocky Mountains and into the land of the Navajo.  Catherine will take a terrifying, yet rewarding journey with her husband's starch enemy.  Blue Eyes goes on a vision quest that will change his life forever.

"How The Fox Got His Color" and “Where Hummingbirds Come From” are picture books for children ages 3 - 6 years of age.  “The Dance of The Caterpillars”, a lesson in prepositions is designed for 2nd grade students. "The Gnomes of Knot-Hole Manor" is a chapter book targeting 3rd graders.  It teaches words with silent letters and words that sound the same but are spelled differently.

Adele is an artist as well as a published author.  Her books are available on the internet (Amazon and Barnes & Noble), through her web site ( ), on Kindle and on Nook.

Adele’s children’s books have become popular for English as a second language students all over the world and are on the top 10 list of ESL study material on Amazon.  Her website is filled with study material to help people study foreign languages.  It includes - vocabulary lists, MP3 files, and even has a list of the questions you need to know to pass the US citizenship exam.  All of this is free to the viewer.  See:
If you wish to contact Adele, you can email:

Hollywood Execs Finding New Sources for Ideas in Self-Published Books - Press Release - Digital Journal

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So hopefully this will help my book become a franchise!

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Andrew Losowsky: Why It's Time To Speak Up For Our Libraries

'Gypsy Blood (Carnival Cycle)'

Carnival is a part-time fortune teller and occult trouble shooter and a full-time pain in the neck. Do you have a banshee that needs a tonsillectomy?  Call Carnival. Do you need to give the yo-ho-heave-ho to some troublesome pirate-ghosts? Call Carnival. What about that mummy that thinks she’s a rap artist? Call Carnival.

You see, Carnival is a gypsy. His Poppa calls him a poshrat. That’s Rom, for half-blood. Carnival never listened to his Poppa when he was alive but these days he doesn’t have much of a choice. It serves him right for sticking his Poppa so close to his heart. What a way to treat a dead relative but that’s Carnival for you. A real spontaneous kind of guy. Like when he gives that succubus a permanent case of lockjaw. Or when he invites a full grown demon into the tub for a scrub-a-dub. Or when he falls in love with a vampire. Talk about your pain in the neck.

Gypsy Blood is an 85,000 word fast paced, funny and terrifying novel like nothing you’ve ever read before. The whole thing rolls like an avalanche of skateboards, building to a climactic battle royale between Carnival, his two-timing vampire lover, a she-demon with a mother complex, a social climbing blood god, the collective spirit of the city and a mercenary mariachi band in a rickshaw.

That’s right, I said a rickshaw.

Here’s what reviewers had to say:

“From the opening scene I was hooked. Any man that deems it acceptable to battle a succubus by tap dancing on her teeth is an interesting character. I would sum this one up as a darkly comedic, hard boiled, supernatural thrill ride with one of the most interesting characters to come along in years.” –

“Gypsies. Vampires. Ghosts. I hear those three words, and right away I'm hooked.” – Fearzone

"The genre needs new blood and Steve Vernon is quite a transfusion." – Edward Lee, author of FLESH GOTHIC and CITY INFERNAL

The book was originally published in hardcover by Five Star, in their now-defunct horror/sf/fantasy line.

It is now available through Crossroad Press – my digital publisher. I’ve attached a epub copy for review. Bold of me, I know – but I am confident enough to predict that the first chapter will either convince you that this book needs review or else convince you that I’m in serious need of medical assistance.

You can buy it at the website.

Or, buy it directly from the publisher, Crossroad Press – where it is available in Kindle, Sony, Nook, ipad, Kobo, pdf and Mobipocket format.

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