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Crimson

& the Battle of
Lonely Mountain

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About the Book

For Boys & Girls
Ages 5 - 10

This is the story of a young dragon’s adventures as he discovers his hidden courage. Crimson the dragon’s special gift is the ability to shed precious rubies. When Princess Penelope wanders into his cave looking for love, Crimson gives her a magical necklace. But the necklace attracts the unwanted attention of a greedy local dragon and a conflict ensues that threatens the whole village.

Crimson learns he has a fearsome power that he uses and regrets. Will Crimson accept that he caused harm to do good? Will the nasty dragons and their thieving ways force Crimson to stay confined to his cave or will he, despite his mother’s warning, emerge from the cave to help save the Princess and restore harmony to the Kingdom?

Will the lonely dragon and the Princess both achieve their heart’s desires to restore peace? Will Crimson help her reach her true love? Will Love conquer evil in the end?



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About the Illustrator
Jillana Marshall

Jillana Marshall has been a freelance illustrator, and exhibiting gallery artist since she received her B.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1980. She lives and works out of Big Bear Lake, California. See her other works at www.JillanaMarshallart.com.



About the Author
Valerie Pike

Valerie Pike is a Creative Writing Award Winner of Art Tales Adult Fiction 2013. She was born in the Southern United States and now lives in California. She enjoys writing children's books, teaching yoga and designing yoga clothes. You can follow her for her other products at www.theYogaBerries.com.



Recipes

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Events 2017

Come by to get Valerie to sign your copy of her children's chapter book!
She will also be selling her Crimson Tea a delicious herbal tea with a trio of floral notes and a dash of pomegranate creates an enchanting brew. Ingredients: Chamomile, rose petals, lavender buds, hibiscus, lemon peel and natural pomegranate. Great for kids and tea parties and is the perfect way to unwind and relax. My book, posters and tea will make great Christmas gifts.

Green Smasher the Gold Hoarder Poster
$10.00

Green Smasher the Gold Hoarder poster 19" wide and 13" high. Painted in acrylic by artist Jilliana Marshall of Big Bear, California. Character from the story Crimson and the Battle of Lonely Mountain by award winning Author Valerie Pike.

Valerie Pike's book, Crimson and the Battle of Lonely Mountain is sold at the following locations...
Abednego Book Shoppe
2682 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93003

All Things Tea Gifts & Tea Room
Tea Liteful
300 Lantana Street #37
Camarillo, CA 93010

Bank of Books
748 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001

Mrs. Fig's Bookworm Bookstore
Las Posas Plaza
93 Daily Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010

Seth's Games and Anime
2379 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93003


Crimson Tea with Natural Pomegranate made by the Mountain Witch Tea Company in Big Bear Lake, California.
Crimson's Tea is a delicious herbal tea and is the perfect way to unwind and relax. A trio of floral notes and a dash of pomegranate creates an enchanting brew. Chamomile, rose petals, lavender buds, hibiscus, lemon peel and natural pomegranate. My book, posters and tea will make great Christmas gifts.
Valerie Pike's Crimson Tea with Natural Pomegranate is sold at the following locations...
All Things Tea Gifts & Tea Room
Tea Liteful
300 Lantana Street #37
Camarillo, CA 93010

Caraba Coffee
9493 Telephone Road
Ventura, CA 93004

Heritage Honey Company
2031 E. Thompson Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001

Website: www.HeritageHoney.org
Phone: 805.641.0408
Main Street Meats & Real Food Market
3049 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93003

Phone: 805.643.0318



Book Signings
Come and Meet the Author, Valerie Pike

January 7th, 2017 | Saturday at 5:30 PM
Heritage Tea and Honey Tasting Book Signing

February 28th, 2017 | Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
April 1st and 2nd, 2017 | Saturday and Sunday
Arizona Renaissance Festival

March 8th through the 12th, 2017 | Wednesday through Sunday
Sedona Yoga Festival



Writing Classes
Classes held at the
Barranca Vista Center
7050 East Ralston Street
Ventura, CA 93003

To register call 805.658.4726
or visit www.cityofventura.net/prcp

Ages 8 through 16

$115.00

January 21st through February 25th, 2017
Saturday 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Class #7760

April 15th through May 20th, 2017
Saturday 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Class #7764

Quest and escape with Valerie Pike, children’s author of “Crimson and the Battle of Lonely Mountain” (receive her book in the class fee), as you draw and paint your own fantasy characters and create and storyboard an adventure for this “creative writing fun shop.”
Note No classes February 11th and May 6th



Yoga for You and Me
Classes held at the
Barranca Vista Center
7050 East Ralston Street
Ventura, CA 93003

To register call 805.658.4726
or visit www.cityofventura.net/prcp

Ages 2 months through 5 years with adult

$60.00

January 19th through February 23rd, 2017
Thursday 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Class #7661

March 16th through April 27th, 2017
Thursday 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Class #7662

May 4th through June 8th, 2017
Thursday 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Class #7663

Bring your favorite teddy bear, stuffed animal or instrument for a wonderful intro to nature and balance poses, stretches and stress-reduction meditation.
Note No class April 6th





Reviews

  • Kayleigh Jade KittyLovesTea.com
  • Valerie Pike; author of Crimson the Dragon book series has been kind enough to send me a copy of the book Crimson and the Battle of Lonely Mountain along with a unique tea blend inspired by the book. Now I’m a big fan of both tea and books but this is the first time I’ve reviewed the two together. Read More...


  • Isabel age 9, 3rd grade
  • I recommend this book because it has a strong girl character, Amethyst the dragon. I like how Crimson is kind and not selfish. I love this book!


  • Linde Clark Freelance Film Critic
  • Imaginative! Inventive! Original! A real page turner. Can't wait to read what happens next! Looking forward to the next book in the series! Great read for all ages - fun, fantastical characters! Valerie Pike is sure to walk in the footsteps of J.K. Rowling!


    Crimson and The Battle of Lonely Mountain Novel and Tea

    The perfect brew to relax, flavors as magical as the novel by Valerie Pike. Floral notes as enchanting as the writer herself. The perfect cup to sip, while reading Crimson and the Battle of Lonely Mountain Chapter book. A magical story, full of karmic philosophies, romance, intrigue and characters that take on caring, loving, motives. A story worthy of any age, teaching lessons within morals. Imagination so vivid, it is a sure bet for a fantastical motion picture.


  • Leela Elizabeth Morales age 10, 4th grade
  • My daughter Leela loved "CRIMSON AND THE BATTLE OF LONELY MOUNTAIN" because she is into dragons and castle theme books now. Crimson the dragon was very kid friendly and an easy to read book. I recommend this book for children because it's interesting and fun.


    • Charlie Graver age 8, 2nd grade
    • This book is so funny.  The names are the best!  Crimson is really cool.  One of my favorite parts is when Crimson struck Sparks Snorter with his poison.  I also liked when all the villagers yelled "Huzzah!".  Another thing I liked is when the guards drew their pole axes and the villagers ran and threw their meatballs.   Another one of my favorite characters is Amethyst because she has two heads, one a good head, one a bad head. Another great part is when Sparks Snorter stole two bags of gold.  It must have been the "Ruby Rush" then .  I would recommend this book for boys and girls ages 5-10.

Readers will delight in the adventures of Crimson and Penelope as they encounter fairies and get caught up in an epic dragon battle of greed and revenge that threatens to destroy Penelope's Kingdom. Will Crimson win at the end and restore harmony to the townspeople? Will Crimson overcome his loneliness and find a kind soul to be a friend?


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Stunningly Creative!
Crimson and the Battle of Lonely Mountain and Tea

As far as the tea, DELISH! The perfect brew to relax, flavors as magical as the novel by Valerie Pike. Floral notes as enchanting as the writer herself. The perfect cup to sip, while reading Crimson and the Battle of Lonely Mountain Chapter book. A magical story, full of karmic philosophies, romance, intrigue and characters that take on caring, loving, motives. A story worthy of any age, teaching lessons within morals. Imagination so vivid, it is a sure bet for a fantastical motion picture.
Linde Clark

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