Goddess Fish: “The Purple Girl” by Audrey Kane Book Blast

By Ruth on February 19, 2014 in book, giveaway, promo

The Purple Girl Blast



The Purple Girl

by Audrey Kane and illustrated by Tory and Norman Tabor




Purple Girl Book CoverBLURB:


CAUTION! Violet lives within the pages of this book. And her purple spreads to everything she touches…


Violet lives behind garden walls. Is she magical? Is she the devil’s child—or simply cursed? When the lonely thirteen-year-old embarks on a dangerous journey to find the one boy that dared to befriend her, she travels at night…in the dark…to keep people from seeing her purple skin. But no one is more surprised than Violet when she unlocks her mysterious gift.





This is how the story was told to me.

When the midwife brought me into the world, she let out a scream. Hands trembling, she swaddled me in a white blanket, leaving only a small opening so I could breathe. She refused to let my mother see me until my father appeared and stood by her side. Purple mist seeped through the white blanket, staining the midwife’s fingers.

“God help us all. This baby is cursed!” the midwife cried, thrusting me into my father’s arms. She grabbed a rag and tried to scrub the stains off her hands.

As my father unwrapped me, the color drained from his face. My mother, weak from the delivery, reached toward him…or perhaps to me.

“What’s wrong?” After a moment, he held me up.

My mother wailed when she saw her purple baby.

My father turned away from her and laid me in the cradle, far from my mother, his fingers shaking as he bundled me in the plum-colored blanket. He remained silent, wiping his purple stained palms on his pants. The stains wouldn’t stay on him forever… only a few moments…but he didn’t know that then.

“Oh, Samuel,” my mother sobbed. “How did this happen?”

My father gazed into my eyes, and when he finally spoke, his voice broke.

“We’ll call her Violet.” He stroked a tuft of my lavender hair and sank to his knees.



Audrey KaneAUTHOR Bio and Links:


As a writer, and also a designer of tapestries with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia, it is only natural for Audrey to weave visual stories. When she is not designing tapestries, she is busy conjuring up characters that find themselves in extraordinary situations. Between carpools and design work, she is plotting, scheming, writing, and revising. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, their three children, and her unruly dog, Rascals. Audrey’s favorite time to write is in the early morning while her family sleeps. With Rascals sprawled out snoring beside her, it only takes one oversized cup of coffee to get her mind moving.

Audrey is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. She loves traveling, museums, and blackberry-apple pie. Actually, she loves all kinds of pie. And she especially loves her family. They have put up with Violet and Waxy for a long time. You can visit her at: www.audreykane.com.

website: www.audreykane.com


facebook: www.facebook.com/audreykaneauthor


buy link:  amzn.com/0991028317

Audrey will be awarding a $20 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $15 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn host.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:



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43-year-old single mother of an active 14-year-old girl Born in Tacoma, WA; lives in Yelm, WA Entertainment Writer Available For Interviews and Reviews Substitute Teacher


  1. Beth February 20, 2014 Reply

    This sounds like an interesting book! Purple is one of my favorite colors. 🙂 What’s the suggested age range? #BB100

  2. Meeghan February 20, 2014 Reply

    Great blog…about books! You definitely must keep busy with all your reading.

  3. Audrey Kane February 20, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for having me today! I’m happy to be here.

  4. Goddess Fish Promotions February 20, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for hosting!

  5. Courtney February 20, 2014 Reply

    The description made me think of Savvy by Ingrid Law. I can’t wait to read this one 🙂

    • Audrey Kane February 20, 2014 Reply

      Hope you will enjoy it, Courtney! And thanks for visiting.

  6. bn100 February 20, 2014 Reply

    Interesting book

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  7. Natasha February 20, 2014 Reply

    Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  8. Audrey Kane February 20, 2014 Reply

    It was great being here today! Thank you for hosting me. And thank you to your readers for stopping by. I really enjoyed meeting everyone!
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  9. Dorothy Teel February 21, 2014 Reply

    I believe that myself and my granddaughter would love to read this book about The Purple Girl

    by Audrey Kane it would be interesting to find out if Violet finds her friend and what happens to her during her night travels and what she does in the day time and why she is purple

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