Children and Community Save Magic City - Author Rocsanne Shield "Save Magic City" - Virtual Book Tour April 2011

Join Author, Rocsanne Shield on her Virtual Book Tour, starting April 1st sponsored by The YP Publishing.

Medieval times meet modern times.
How children and their community save a city.

About the Book

Save Magic City
Hurled into the time flow by a banishing spell, 13th Century Edmund lands in the USA, in 2007, in answer to Leona's fervent prayers for help to save her town.
The corporation employing the townspeople has left, the bank’s foreclosures have created whole streets of empty houses, people are leaving in droves... the town is slowly dying.
A black magician in his own time, Edmund is forbidden to do any magic if it is not for helping other people. He discovers and is fascinated by the magical powers of the Internet and wants to bring instant relief to the townspeople. But Leona, who does not trust their dependency on magic, forbids him to do so.
Leo, Leona's adoptive son, and his friends, Squirrel and Raccoon, accept the magic with enthusiasm and do their best to help the town survive.
When misfortune strikes, Leona gives her blessing for Edmund to use his magic.

Save Magic City is available for purchase at:
Barnes and Noble

About The Author

Rocsanne is the pen name of Raluca Popov, born in Romania many years ago, when communism was still the way of life in her country. She desired to escape communism and find more about a freer way of life in the West. For this, she left Romania as a tourist, and never looked back. Her education includes Geological Engineering and Construction Estimating, thus being able to find work wherever she went. During all these years she
wrote short stories, mostly about the people she met, finding them extremely interesting. But always she was sure she would write a novel someday.
After she retired, she finally found the time to transform her dream into reality, and four novels in the Historical Romance genre were written, one connected to the next through their common heroes and heroines. And here she found herself in a quandary -- where to send the banished sorcerer -- the solution to her fourth novel, in which Edmund, the bad sorcerer is banished by his enemies, and disappears in thin air.

She says that inspiration comes from the most extraordinary places. In this case it was the TV, watching an animated movie for children. Forgotten was the romance, and children, together with their parents, became the new heroes. When you read the book, please do not forget to give her your opinion of it. Rocsanne/Raluca would love to hear what you have to say.

What Readers are Saying....

"Save Magic City is a fun, fast paced novel, which I really enjoyed reading (finished it in one evening!) Rocsanne Shield has crafted a fun story about a 13th Centery guy who lands in the middle of the internet crazed 2007. I found myself reading it with a big smile on my face, and I am really curious for more books by Rocsanne. Recommended read!"

Marjolein, Marjolein Book Blog.

"Although the setting for Save the City is the USA it is equally relevant to any western country . The first thing I realised as I was reading was that not only are today's children growing up in a world ruled by multinationals, huge corporations and franchises but they know nothing else. The days of friendly local businesses and employers , of focus on community welfare and growth that I can remember is as distant to them as Edmund's medieval time. The story uses magic to bring change but the real message is that the magic lies within everyone if they're willing to work together for the good of everyone."

Cat, Tell Me a Story.

"The kids will able to learn some good like friendship, teamwork, confident, learning history of another century, as well as doing good deeds to others. Even though some where in the middle will has a slow pace, the book is worth reading and you'll find it enjoyable too. This is a wonderful book that I fully recommend for kids and teens."

Darlyn, Darlyn & Books


Anonymous said...

Looks like a great children's book,

Irene Hodgson said...

There are never enough good children's books. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Sounds very interesting!

Richard Best said...


Congratulations on the virtual tour, and I hope it's the start of great things for your book.

Richard Best
President, Writers & Editors Network

Raluca/Rocsanne said...

Thank you for your good wishes. I really hope to be successful, but it all depends on my readers... In the meantime I'll keep writing. I hope the comments will show me the new direction for the sequel. I'm a firm believer in continuing the adventure of my heroes -- maybe together, maybe individually...we'll see.

Michael Croucher said...

A very interesting way to promote your book. Good for you. I hope it does well.

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