Friday, November 29, 2013

Cinderella Goes to the Potty eBook Review & Blog Tour

Disclosure:  Thanks so much to Litfuse Publicity Group and Justin Blaney for allowing me to be a part of this tour and providing me with this eBook to facilitate my review.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

I have another book to tell you about, Cinderella Goes to the Potty by Justin Blaney.  The first thing I need to tell you is that this is not a whimsical fairy tale book to help your toddler in potty training.  It really has nothing to do with toddlers or using the potty.  It's audience is more young adult and above (I would not suggest it for younger than preteen).

I know that this is only 1/6th of the novel but I must admit that I do not understand this book.  I found it to be dark and honestly, scary.  I do suppose that my humor is more of the innocent and tame variety.  This eBook starts out with Cinderella having to escape an old man and woman as well as a carnivorous potty (or one that eats people).  She manages to do so and goes on a quest to find a potty that is nice, one that doesn't eat old men, women and little girls.  She finds herself in Toilet Forrest and then I have no idea how it ends.  Did she find a nice potty?  I really am not sure.  It might be that I need the other 5/6 of the novel to really understand what happens but I can tell you that I really don't get it.

Now, the graphics are truly unique and really interesting.  I use the word interesting because again, I personally find them to be very dark but I can still recognize talent - even when it is not my personal preference.  A really cool feature in my opinion is the way that some of the graphics and words give life to the story itself - sometimes you have to turn pages sideways, read around graphics - basically keep moving in order to continue on.  I definitely think that this could be a distraction for many but I like this unique idea and use throughout this story.  Great job!

Here is an example of what I was describing.

Another positive - the author's heart and goal.  Justin Blaney is trying to spread the gospel message to children who aren't normally exposed to Christian content.  Justin, I love this - truly I do.  I just do not see the gospel within this story.  I know I might just be missing it and that is okay but I really do wish I saw it.  Maybe we can chat sometime.

Read more about this book and author below.  You can purchase your own copy here.  And check out the full blog tour (which runs until 12/1) here.

About the book
This eBook is 1/6th the full length graphic novel.  It can be read in about 5 minutes and enjoyed for years.  It is an Isfits book.  What is Isfits?  A cast of characters sampled from icons of adolescence, re-imagined.  A graphic novel, like you've never seen before. 

Cinderella scratched a new line on the wall every night when the clock struck twelve.  For 999 nights, she'd sworn to herself that she wouldn't stay long enough to see 1000.  Cinderella heard the old man and the old woman clunking up the stairs.  The clock began to chime.  Cinderella was out of time.  She had a decision to make - the kind of decision that could change her life or take it from her.

About the author
Justin Blaney is the author of the Amazon bestseller Evan Burl and the Falling which reached the #1 position in fantasy, teen and thriller categories.  His latest project is "Isfits," a series of graphically illustrated postmodern fairytales and cautionary confessions for young adults.  The stories follow the adventures of a cast of characters based on icons of adolescence placed in a darkly-humored world of blissful brokenness where they possess the power to affect cultural and personal change in the real world.  Blaney is the founder of Innovate for Jesus and Inkliss, a film production company.  He lives outside Seattle with his wife and three daughters.  Learn more about Justin at

Below you can read more about how you can partner with Justin and also be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card.  Keep reading and good luck!

Hello! I'm partnering with Justin Blaney to help him spread the word about his fun new book series, Isfits.

He's launching the series with a Kickstarter campaign---he wants to turn these fun/unique stories into full-color, hardback, glossy-paged books.

Who's Justin? Justin Blaney is a virtuoso. He does a little of everything, but one of the coolest things he does (besides writing amazing stories) is run an organization called Innovate for Jesus (resources for pastors, ministry leaders, non profits, authors, etc.). The site features people like Francis Chan, Rick Warren, Pete Wilson, Matt Chandler, Mary DeMuth, and more.

Besides the super cool graphics, what is special about Isfits? Justin is releasing his Isfits series in the general kids book market rather than as Christian releases. His hope is to spread the gospel message to children who aren't normally exposed to Christian content.

What Is Isfits?
  • Postmodern fairytales & cautionary confessions
  • A cast of characters sampled from icons of adolescence, re-imagined.
  • A completely new genre of fiction. Since that's hard to describe, let's call it a graphic novel like you've never seen before.
  • Nearly 200 original designs, optimized for inspirational display in your home, office, prison cell, igloo, or hut.
Click here for more information. If you'd like to sign up to review the first book in the series, Cinderella Goes to the Potty (It's a five-minute read! You'll love it!), email info {at} litfusegroup {dot} com (and be entered to win $100 gift card!).  And if you'd like to learn more and support Justin's Kickstarter, GO HERE.

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