Win a $25 GC: The Frights of Fiji by Sunayna Prasad


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Sunayna Prasad will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Character Interview with protagonist, Alyssa McCarthy


When you discovered magic, both the good and bad, what stood out to you the most?

For the good magic, I am amazed at the magical technology and well as conjuring food out of thin air. The technology is practically ahead of my time and the food creation is a miracle.
As for the bad, I don’t like the ability to put somebody under a spell to become loyal to an evil wizard.

Which potion would you wish you could have?

Definitely the chronocurrent one. It keeps people from becoming jetlagged.

If you were to have a magical creature sidekick, which would it be?

Definitely a marshakeet, which is a half rainbow lorikeet and half kangaroo creature the size of a horse. It can show loyalty, care, and communicate with an ankle band.

Have you gone to magic shows when you were little?

Yes, at least a few times. However, once I got older, I lost interest in them.

Did you ever believe in Santa Claus and/or the tooth fairy?

Ha, ha, yes. I used to get excited at Christmas and when I lost baby teeth. My parents used to tell me about Santa and the tooth fairy many times.

Did you like to watch any movies or TV shows about magic?

Yeah, I used to love watching fantasy cartoons all the time. Unfortunately, though, my uncle got rid of his TV and does not allow me or my cousin to watch any.

Would you ever read a fantasy novel?

Possibly. I haven’t read them in a long time. But trying one or two would be nice.

A world of magic and adventure awaits…

Sent to live with her strict, aloof, and uncaring uncle after her parents are killed in a car accident, twelve-year-old orphan Alyssa McCarthy longs for the life she used to have—one filled with fun and love. Then one stormy night, a message appears in the raindrops on the window that will change everything.

"Your life will never be the same again, as magic will interfere."

Before long, Alyssa is kidnapped by Master Beau, a banished sorcerer with a mysterious connection to her who can only regain his power by weakening hers. Suddenly hurled into a world of wizardry filled with fantastical beasts and marvelous technology beyond her wildest imagination, Alyssa must defeat Master Beau if she ever wants to get home again. But Master Beau will stop at nothing, including using Alyssa’s friends, to ensure he is triumphant.

Originally titled "From Frights to Flaws", this story is the exciting and enchanting first book in the "Magical Missions" series.

Enjoy an Excerpt

The raindrops darkened into black, looking as if ink fell from the sky. Alyssa leaned closer to them. She squinted to determine the shapes they formed on the kitchen window… letters.

No! That couldn’t happen. Yet, a message spelled out as more pigments plopped onto the glass. Alyssa gasped at what it said.

Your life will never be the same again, Alyssa McCarthy, as magic will interfere.

What? Magic didn’t exist—at least that’d been what others had told her when she was little. No one on Orion Street could possess enchanted abilities.

Alyssa had lived here since she’d lost her parents in that car crash five years ago. She’d only been seven then. How would she tell her uncle, Bruce, about this? He’d consider her crazy. He’d already toughened up his attitude and rules. So he might consider it an excuse to escape this house.

Although Alyssa’s parents had designated her godfather as the first priority guardian, Uncle Bruce forbade her to try and contact him. He’d hidden the phone number and other information about him.

Since Alyssa’s aunt, Laura, had died three years ago, Uncle Bruce had required fun to be earned. And that took more effort than Alyssa could often accomplish.

Turning around, she spotted her babysitter, Mrs. Hutchinson, examining the kitchen floor. Alyssa’s eleven-year-old cousin, Hailey, watched the progress. Hailey had mopped the floor. Would she earn a break now? Ever since her uncle, Bruce, had hired Mrs. Hutchinson, Mrs. Hutchinson had admired the way Hailey had done her chores more than Alyssa.

“Hailey, you can take a break until your next chore,” said Mrs. Hutchinson. “Alyssa, get back to work. You’ve been staring at the rain for too long.”

“Okay.” Alyssa turned back—only to see the message gone and the rain back to its normal transparency.

“What did I say?” asked Mrs. Hutchinson.

Alyssa sighed. “Fine, I’ll finish washing the dishes.”

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, sunaynaprasadbooks.com, 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

Thanks for hosting!
Great post - I enjoyed reading it!
Rita Wray said…
Sounds like a great book.
James Robert said…
Congrats on this tour and thank for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.
Bernie Wallace said…
How many books have you written so far?