Friday, May 31, 2013

Daily Kindle Bargain - King of the Marshmallows by Lydia Ondrusek

Stretch! (King of the Marshmallows) by Lydia Ondrusek is available on Kindle for just 99 cents.


Meet Mr. Yee's niece Zoe – she swings a mean bo staff, but doesn't usually use it in the kind of battles she fights. Zoe's spent a lot of time on her own because of her parents' professions, and has gotten used to taking care of herself. Now that she's one of the Marshmallows, though, she also has friends to take care of – to help, to teach, and to defend. Even Tim comes to trust her, both as friend and teacher.

But is there any good way to help and teach someone your age who's not your friend; who may not be, may never be, anybody's friend? When you're used to making your own rules, how far will you (or can you) go for a good cause? Once you accept a responsibility, what do you do if it conflicts with other responsibilities? Coping with life can require you to make some big stretches.

But even when she stretches herself to find a solution, Zoe realizes, a lot of where you go depends on where you've been in the past, on who you are in the very heart of you, and on who you come from. 

Sometimes where you get to is someplace you never thought you'd go.

Reviews for the Series:

"I love how this series is progressing with each story featuring a new kid but bringing in those from past stories in significant ways...Looking forward to the next story!"
--Susan P. Sipal, 5-star review on Amazon

"King of The Marshmallows is an uplifting story...well written and compelling."
--Reading Vacation

About the Author:

Lydia Ondrusek is a long-married mother of two attempting to write her way out of a paper bag. She writes poetry and fiction about whatever comes to heart. “King of the Marshmallows” is her first middle-grade short fiction series, and will be complete in six monthly stand-alone episodes. Find more of her work in GUD MagazineApex Magazine, and various other venues on and off the net.

Her website is, and she spends far too much time on Twitter, where she is known as @littlefluffycat.

Click here to download Stretch! (King of the Marshmallows) to your Kindle.

For the UK version, click here.