“Return to Cardamom” by Julie Ann Grosso Author Interview/Book Tour

By Ruth on July 28, 2013 in author interview, blog tour, book

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About Return to Cardamom

Return to Cardamom by Julie Anne Grasso

Title: Return to Cardamom (Caramel Cardamom Trilogy, Book #2)

Author: Julie Anne Grasso

Publisher: Independent

Publication Date: July 17, 2013

Pages: 136

Recommended Age: 9+

Return to Cardamom CoverSummary: 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.

Purchase the book:

Amazon U.S.

Amazon U.K.

Amazon Canada

Escape from the forbidden CoverThe Buzz About Book 1: Escape From the Forbidden Planet


Escape from the Forbidden Planet by Julie Anne Grasso“Julie Anne Grasso has created an action-packed story featuring a range of interesting and imaginative characters (i.e., elves, the Alexanders, and other creatures), intergalactic travel, advanced medical and scientific technology, and complex environmental and conservation issues. Escape From the Forbidden Planet contains an intricate plot which slowly unfolds until you’re hooked and you are left on the edge of your proverbial seat wondering what will happen next.” ~ Mother Daughter Book Reviews, 5 Stars


“It’s part geeky, part science, and part fun, all brought together to become this awesome book called Escape From The Forbidden Planet. I would recommend this book to reading age kids and adults who like sci-fi kids books. Definitely something different. I really enjoyed reading it!” ~ Michael S., Amazon, 5 Stars

Julie Anne Grasso is an Australian author with a background in paediatric nursing. She 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. Add in some very funky technology, her love of science fiction and desire to impart great values through her little girl elf named Caramel and there you have it, the Adventures of Caramel Cardamom Trilogy was the result.


Julie Grasso AuthorAbout the Author:

Julie lives in Melbourne with her husband Danny and their little elf Giselle. Most days she can be found sipping chai lattes, chasing a toddler, and dreaming up wonderful worlds that often involve consumption of cupcakes.


“I loved this book. Super great series for middle graders. I loved Caramel. She has a great attitude and determination. I really admired how she was focused on getting home, saving her family but also made the best of being stuck on an alien planet. Definitely a book with great role models for kids. I really hope there is more to come where this came from. Kids need books like this with catchy stories, solid characters who have good values that they can relate to.” ~ Unorthodox Mama, Goodreads, 5 Stars.

Book Website: http://www.julieannegrassobooks.com/

Author Blog: WhenIgrowupIwannawriteakidsbook

Facebook page: Julie Anne Grasso Books

Twitter: @Jujuberry37

Goodreads Author: Julie Anne Grasso

Quick Fun Author Interview:

1. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

The nurse in my would like to say toilet paper and hand wipes, but instead I will say, iPad with Kindle App, Caramel cupcake and Chai latte, bliss….


2. If you could choose only one time period (i.e., past, present, or future) and place to live, when and where would you live and why?

I think I would go to ancient Egypt, who wouldn’t want to see how the pyramids were built?


3. If you were a superhero what would your name be, what would be your super-power, and what would be your kryptonite?

I would be super hand sanitizer girl, my family would agree with this whole heartedly. I use it a lot. My super-power would be healing and my kryptonite would be caramel.



  • Sport to Play?  Swimming
  • Sport to Watch? Formula 1 Grand Prix,  Not technically a sport lol
  • Dessert? Salted Caramel Macaroons
  • Season? Summer
  • Time of Day? 5 am before the world awakes

Follow the entire tour here.  Also, be sure to check out the $50 giveaway there, too!




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  1. Thanks so much for taking part in the Return to Cardamom Blog Tour. Don’t forget to tell your followers that they can win a $50 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash in the giveaway. I love Julie’s answer about the super-power! LOL
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  2. Julie Grasso July 28, 2013 Reply

    Thanks so much Ruth for taking the time for me. Sending my best wishes to you and your family.
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