First there was Escape From the Forbidden Planet (click for my review), next there is Return to Cardamom! The sequel to Julie Grasso’s wonderful confection of elves that talk to trees and fix illnesses with thought power will be published on July 17th – and you can enter the Goodreads Giveaway to win an advance review copy below.
Return to Cardamom
Life is sweet for Caramel and things are finally getting back to normal. Well, as normal as it can be for a telepathic elf who can train trees and control computers, but she soon finds life on Cardamom is not all cupcakes and apple cider.
A saboteur is hiding in the rainforest canopy, and the elves’ precious cardamom export has been wiped out. Caramel is certain it’s another trick of Alexander222 and her Aunt Isabel, but no one will believe her, and the clock is ticking. She must expose the saboteur in time to save the crop or the Elves of Cardamom will lose their livelihood. Caramel won’t rest until her theory is proven. While she is on the hunt, she makes a shocking discovery, one that will change everything.
If you missed book 1, Escape From The Forbidden Planet (links to Amazon), it will be free on Amazon June 6-8.
Book Blurb: Caramel Cinnamon thought the worst day of her life was the day her grandparents, the King and Queen of the Elves of Cardamom went missing. She was wrong! The day she spills sticky toffee syrup onto her father’s computer, that’s when her worst nightmare begins. She finds herself marooned on a forbidden planet, sent there by an evil clone with a very sticky secret. Caramel is desperate to escape. If she doesn’t she will lose her dreams of returning to Cardamom to become a healer like her Mum. Luckily, she has a secret of her own and the lives of her family and friends depend on it!
About Julie Grasso
With a background in paediatric nursing, Julie Anne Grasso spent many years literally wrapping children in cotton wool. Every day she witnessed great courage and resilience from the tiny people she cared for, which inspired her to write stories about a little girl elf just like them.
She is a huge science fiction fan, citing Anne McCaffrey, Jasper Fforde, Douglas Addams and Frank Herbert as her favourites. She also loves Forensics so has every Kathy Reichs and Patricia Cornwell on her bookshelves.
When she’s not writing, Julie likes to spend time with her husband and toddler Gigi, reading, and watching nerdy sci fi series like Doctor Who, Eureka and Warehouse 13 and Fringe.
Julie is currently working on a middle grade detective story, called “Franky Dupont And The Mystery At Enderby Manor.” She loves the film noir style of writing, and has been working on some great illustrations with her illustrator, so we will see what happens.
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