Madeline Cain by Emily Craven *giveaway
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Madeline Cain: Adventures In Fashion
by Emily Craven
Madeline Cain knows that after six chaotic months, the rest of her time in New York City will be smooth sailing with Kevin — her new squeeze — by her side. That is, until Madeline’s idols drop a bombshell – she needs to pick a specialisation before the year is out or risk losing the career of her dreams. The problem? She’s about as sure of her photographic passion as a hiker is of outrunning a bear.
Thus Madeline begins her search for her one true path with student-arranged assignments featuring certifiably insane children, lip-synching rockers, a dog whisperer, and… zombies? But it’s not until Madeline secures a ‘life-debt’ by saving a potential mobster from a gun-wielding cross-dresser that she sets her sights on an amazing internship opportunity.
Is her new patron really part of the mob? Can she nail this internship when all her experiments are going to hell? And how does she deal with Kevin’s obsession over her escapades?
Written as though you’re reading Madeline’s Facebook page, Adventures in Fashion will leave you giggling on the floor as Maddie posts about the second half of her Big Apple adventure.
NOTES > My Notes [Write a note]
By Madeline Cain P-hotographer. Thursday, 18th July 2012 at 16:36.
I’m not quite sure what P-Day is supposed to achieve or why a school would want to run it on photo day. When I say ‘school’ it’s really more of a day-care centre for kids whose parents are too stingy for summer school but too invested in their morning kickboxing/Botox sessions.
All I know for sure is, children are crazy. Nuts. Bonkers. And more than a little racist.
I’m not sure if they’re born with it, or if baby food is laced with crazy pills, but they’re all types of weird and have the energy of a small planet. Being a child high on life is probably the reason why I must now have afternoon naps. I used half a life’s worth of energy in the first twelve years.
Children are the perfect white noise generator, using their lungs as bellows for a sound which can only be described as chaos.
When Josh told me the day was themed I couldn’t bring myself to go pirate, so I figured ‘photographer’ would do. Josh, on the other hand, borrowed Kevin’s costume, and still came away with three phone numbers.
Everything you can think of starting with P was represented in that room. We had pirates, painters, punks, princesses, polar bears, professors, prisoner (complete with black shoe polish on the face – see, racist), President (again with the shoe polish and racism), perfect (yep, that happened), policeman (with the most epic mo I have ever seen on a man let alone a child), Pink (singer), pink (colour), pilot, a pride of lions, Pokemon and a park ranger dressed like a Canadian Mountie. Oh, and a kid who was dressed like a French ‘Poet’ and wrote like a Trucker.
Madeline Cain must figure out what type of photography she wants to specialize in before the rest of her six months is up. The thing is she isn’t sure about what she wants to do with her photography. After some student-arranged assignments she saves a would-be mobster from a gun wielding cross dresser. Then she is offered an internship that could be a life saver. What other crazy escapades could she get into.
Emily Craven has come up with a new way to entertain a reader. Madeline tells her story in a Facebook platform with her friends commenting on every new entry. This was a bit unusual at first but once you get used to the format it is quite entertaining. Madeline is your everyday girl who is a bit of a klutz and some how gets herself into unusual situations. Adventures in Fashion is a funny light-hearted story that many YA readers will love. There are many laugh out loud moments and some that are filled with drama, romance, and intrigue that will keep you sucked in till the very end. The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain: Photographer Extraordinaire and Madeline Cain: Adventures In Fashion are both funny, intriguing, and full of laugh-out-loud adventures. YA readers and many others will love Madeline and her Facebook posts making you wonder what if someone used your posts to write a book! 4 fangs.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Emily Craven was first inspired to placed pen to paper when she was 13, after she learnt her favourite author, Isobelle Carmody, began her first novel at 14. Emily finished three books while completing a Bachelor of Science (Space Science and Astrophysics and Geophysics) at the University of Adelaide. So technically, she can claim to be an astrophysicist (stars), geophysicist (rocks) and writer (crazy). She writes YA fiction, fantasy and non-fiction and teaches teenagers storytelling.
Madeline Cain will be awarding a set of red umbrella earrings (this is an international giveaway) and a $30 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour