Thursday, January 30, 2014

{Guest Post/Giveaway} The Real Peter Woodcutter by Alethea Kontis

Join us on tour all week!
1/26 – Launch 
1/27 – Shadowskin by Bethany Cassel – Cremona @ Mythical Books 
1/28 – Beyond the Fortuneteller’s Tent by Kristy Tate – Amber @ Wonderings of One Person 
1/29 – Enchanted Fairy Tales by Cindy C. Bennett - Kathy @ I Am A Reader 
1/30 – Enchanted/Hero by Alethea Kontis - Bonnie @ A Backwards Story 
1/31 – The Fairytale Keeper by Andrea Cefalo – Lisa @ Bookworm Lisa 
2/1 – Grand Finale

I've previously reviewed Alethea Kontis' novella BLOOD AND WATER, her debut novel ENCHANTED, and her newest novel, HERO.

I've also interviewed author Alethea Kontis, and interviewed ENCHANTED cover designer Christine Kettner! Alethea has also written a guest post on "Families in Fiction" for the HERO Blog Tour and written a short story for last year's Splash into Summer event entitled "Well Behaved Mermaids Rarely Make Fairy Tales!"

Today, I'm DELIGHTED to have been chosen to take part in The Fantastical Tour and once again have Alethea here!

(And, super-duper secret?? Alethea is swinging back next week to take part in A Week of Rapunzel with a brand-new and awesome Fairy Tale Rant!)

~*~


New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, a goddess, a force of nature, and a mess. She’s known for screwing up the alphabet, scolding vampire hunters, turning garden gnomes into mad scientists, and making sense out of fairy tales. Alethea is the co-author of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter Companion, and penned the AlphaOops series of picture books. Her short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in a myriad of anthologies and magazines. She has done multiple collaborations with Eisner winning artist J.K. Lee, including The Wonderland Alphabet and Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome. Her debut YA fairy tale novel, Enchanted, won the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award in 2012 and was nominated for both the Andre Norton Award and the Audie Award in 2013.
Visit Alethea's websiteYouTube ChannelFacebook, and Twitter!


The Real Peter Woodcutter
by
Alethea Kontis

My maternal grandmother passed away last February. It was the first time in seven years that my siblings and I were together in the same place.

I see my little sister Soteria the most often and talk to her almost every day. I speak to my older sister Cherie less frequently, but I'm trying to remedy that. Our brother West, however, seems to enjoy falling off the planet. So traveling to Vermont in the driving snow was made extra special for all of us because we got to see him.

I made sure he didn't leave without a signed copy of ENCHANTED. Instead of defacing the title page, like I normally do, I took up almost all of the blank space on the page before that, thanking West profusely for being both my real-life brother and the inspiration for Peter Woodcutter.

The Kontis siblings!

West responded to my inscription with complete shock. He'd read ENCHANTED, but he had no idea that Peter was him. He made the mistake of saying so out loud. I was stunned speechless, but the rest of the family immediately jumped in. 

"Are you kidding me?" said Cherie. "Peter spends all his time in the woods."

"He doesn't talk much," said Soteria.

"His gift from his Fairy Godmother was a knife," said Mom, "and he uses it to carve things. Like his own bow."

"You didn't see any of that?" asked Dad. West just shook his head.

Sometimes, as authors, we can be too subtle for our own good. Sometimes, as readers, we don't see something that's right in front of our faces...especially when it's about ourselves.

My brother West was already 12 when I was born, and we lived in a little house in Vermont that backed up to the woods. We had one neighbor, the maple sugar testing factory across the street (that always seemed deserted), and a highway overpass. That's it. So for the first six years of my life I grew up in the woods (my best friend was the oak tree by the side of the road), and my brother was a large part of that.

West could climb trees and capture raccoons with an agility that would have impressed even his Abenaki ancestors. He helped my little sister and I catch toads and pick blackberries. He also invented one of the best games ever: Soteria and I would sit at the picnic table in the back yard and West would dump a bucket full of garter snakes right in between us. Then Soteria and I would try to name them all before they slithered off the table.

Whenever West gets upset about anything, he just goes back to the woods for a while.

West is also possibly the most artistically talented of us all. He kept his ability mostly to himself--he would show me his pictures of bloody vampires only because they grossed me out. He drew me a unicorn that Mom framed and hung in my bedroom for years. He designed his own dragon tattoos. After his sketching phase he moved on to found art...he'd find a turtle shell and turn it into the most imaginative dream catcher you've ever seen. Then came the carving. He made Dad a Greek Fisherman and gave me a wizard...but my most prized possession is a chunk of cedar he turned into the Beast from Beauty and the Beast for me. This level of creativity always came naturally to West. Like magic.

His current profession? Knife salesman, for a company in East Tennessee.

And yet, my brother never saw himself in my fictional brother. He saw me in Sunday, and a bit of Soteria in Saturday, and there was no doubt in his mind that Cherie was Princess Monday in the flesh. Mama and Papa were so much like Mom and Dad, it was uncanny to him. But he never saw himself in that mirror with us.

I suppose I could have taken this as an insult, or a criticism of my writing ability, but I didn't. In a way, his surprise was the biggest compliment of all. West had thought about every one of us before even considering himself.


That's so Peter. 

Thank you so much for such a great post, Alethea! 
I adored meeting your family in this small way. 
You made them come alive, and I think we all wish to be a part of your family now! The Woodcutters, too! ❤
   ~*~
O F F I C I A   I N F O:

Title: HERO
Author: Alethea Kontis
Release Date: Oct. 1, 2013
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
SUMMARY:

Rough and tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she's the only one of her sisters without any magic—until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. 

With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. 

Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction? And, as she wonders grumpily, "Did romance have to be part of the adventure?" 

As in ENCHANTED, readers will revel in the fragments of fairy tales that embellish this action-packed story of adventure and, yes, romance.
~*~
****Tour-Wide Giveaway*****


January 26 ~ February 10

There are FIVE chances to WIN!!

Winners will be drawn randomly, entries will be validated and the IP Addresses checked for shipping qualifications to award winnings in order of preference, if indicated.
See Rafflecopter entry.
Additional restrictions on Rafflecopter apply.

1 - Signed print copy of Shadowskin by Bethany Cassel plus a signed sketch of the Main Character by the author! (US Only)
2 - eCopies of both books in the Beyond series by Kristy Tate: Beyond the Fortune Teller's Tent & Beyond the Hollow! (International)
3 - eCopy of Enchanted Fairytales by Cindy C Bennett! (International)
4 - FIVE Signed paperbacks of Enchanted by Alethea Kontis plus swag! (US Only) (That's five winners. Woop!)
5 - eCopy of The Fairytale Keeper: Avenging the Queen by Andrea Cefalo! (International)


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{Review Redux} HERO by Alethea Kontis


Join us on tour all week!
1/26 – Launch 
1/27 – Shadowskin by Bethany Cassel – Cremona @ Mythical Books 
1/28 – Beyond the Fortuneteller’s Tent by Kristy Tate – Amber @ Wonderings of One Person 
1/29 – Enchanted Fairy Tales by Cindy C. Bennett - Kathy @ I Am A Reader 
1/30 – Enchanted/Hero by Alethea Kontis - Bonnie @ A Backwards Story 
1/31 – The Fairytale Keeper by Andrea Cefalo – Lisa @ Bookworm Lisa 
2/1 – Grand Finale

I've previously reviewed Alethea Kontis' novella BLOOD AND WATER, her debut novel ENCHANTED, and her newest novel, HERO.

I've also interviewed author Alethea Kontis, and interviewed ENCHANTED cover designer Christine Kettner! Alethea has also written a guest post on "Families in Fiction" for the HERO Blog Tour and written a short story for last year's Splash into Summer event entitled "Well Behaved Mermaids Rarely Make Fairy Tales!"

Today, I'm DELIGHTED to have been chosen to take part in The Fantastical Tour and once again have Alethea here!

(And, super-duper secret?? Alethea is swinging back next week to take part in A Week of Rapunzel with a brand-new and awesome Fairy Tale Rant!)

O P E N I N G   L I N E:

   SATURDAY DIED for the fifth time that morning. Her shallow breath gently stirred the dust of the practice field. She got to her feet, shook back the strands of hair that had come loose from her braid, and pushed a larger chunk behind her ear, mixing the sweat and soil there into mud. The one clean thing on her person was the thin band of blue-green fabric wrapped around the wrist of her sword arm, a remnant of the only dress Saturday had ever worn. No matter how disgusting she got, it seemed this magic bracelet was as immune to filth as Saturday was immune to injury. 
(pg. 1, US ARC edition)
This review was first posted at A Backwards Story on October 8, 2013.




You may be able to tell from all the aforementioned posts done previously with Alethea Kontis that I love her and her novels. ENCHANTED was such a great, fresh, unique fairy tale retelling. I've read it at least three times now, and I really, really like it. And you know what? HERO blows it out of the water. ENCHANTED who? It's nothing in comparison to HERO. That's saying something! It's also a completely different beast, less fairy tale and more original fantasy. There just...aren't even words. Trust me: it is so good.


Perhaps my favorite quote in the entire book!
Saturday is the next-to-youngest Woodcutter daughter, and the only normal one in the bunch. She hates being normal next to all of her gifted siblings. It doesn't matter that she can't be killed or that she has mad fighting skills; she doesn't even have a special name-day gift, only a boring, ordinary ax. She feels the least useful of them all. It isn't until Saturday falls into her own epic journey in a quest to save her brother that she discovers her own destiny and learns just what Destiny has in store for her.

Saturday is all about action, adventure, excitement. She could care less about flirting with boys or wearing the perfect ballgown. When she winds up with her own tale to tell, she's right in her element. She's also thrown-off guard, because she wasn't expecting to find herself trapped and mistaken for her trouble-making brother. She also never expected to fall in love, least of all with a guy like Peregrine. The romance builds perfectly. There's not a case of insta-love, and it wouldn't have worked if there had been. Saturday just isn't that type of girl. She works together with Peregrine to find a way out of their situation, and they don't always like one another, leading to a relationship that takes them both by surprise.

The emotions! The feels! HERO is one of those books that leaves you unable to put it down once it takes off. The imagination it took to create this world is vast, and I love that it felt like it could have been a fairy tale, even though it really wasn't one. I loved the descriptions, and really felt like I was there. I felt cold right alongside the characters as they froze. I was just as mesmerized by the sky. I had some serious feels while reading this one. Kontis also added her signature fairy tale mash-ups, which never fail to make me smile. There is so much more to Saturday than what meets the eye, and I was so sad to say goodbye to her. I'll see her again in future books, though, and that makes me so happy. I'm really excited for BELOVED now, and absolutely ready for Friday's story. If each book is getting better than the last, I can't wait to fall in love all over again!
 ~*~
C O V E R   D E S I G N:

Welllllllll Saturday wouldn't really wear a pretty dress. It wouldn't be at all practical for all she goes through in a day! So it doesn't quite make SENSE. It does, however, match ENCHANTED. There's also a surprise in the curling design around the title (that breathes fire) that's story-related. Love that addition!

And Saturday would totally know how to rock a sword!
   ~*~
O F F I C I A   I N F O:

Title: HERO
Author: Alethea Kontis
Release Date: Oct. 1, 2013
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Received: For Review (BEA Copy)
SUMMARY:

Rough and tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she's the only one of her sisters without any magic—until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. 

With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. 

Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction? And, as she wonders grumpily, "Did romance have to be part of the adventure?" 

As in ENCHANTED, readers will revel in the fragments of fairy tales that embellish this action-packed story of adventure and, yes, romance.
~*~
****Tour-Wide Giveaway*****


January 26 ~ February 10

There are FIVE chances to WIN!!

Winners will be drawn randomly, entries will be validated and the IP Addresses checked for shipping qualifications to award winnings in order of preference, if indicated.
See Rafflecopter entry.
Additional restrictions on Rafflecopter apply.

1 - Signed print copy of Shadowskin by Bethany Cassel plus a signed sketch of the Main Character by the author! (US Only)
2 - eCopies of both books in the Beyond series by Kristy Tate: Beyond the Fortune Teller's Tent & Beyond the Hollow! (International)
3 - eCopy of Enchanted Fairytales by Cindy C Bennett! (International)
4 - FIVE Signed paperbacks of Enchanted by Alethea Kontis plus swag! (US Only) (That's five winners. Woop!)
5 - eCopy of The Fairytale Keeper: Avenging the Queen by Andrea Cefalo! (International)


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{Review Redux} ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis

Join us on tour all week!
1/26 – Launch 
1/27 – Shadowskin by Bethany Cassel – Cremona @ Mythical Books 
1/28 – Beyond the Fortuneteller’s Tent by Kristy Tate – Amber @ Wonderings of One Person 
1/29 – Enchanted Fairy Tales by Cindy C. Bennett - Kathy @ I Am A Reader 
1/30 – Enchanted/Hero by Alethea Kontis - Bonnie @ A Backwards Story 
1/31 – The Fairytale Keeper by Andrea Cefalo – Lisa @ Bookworm Lisa 
2/1 – Grand Finale

I've previously reviewed Alethea Kontis' novella BLOOD AND WATER, her debut novel ENCHANTED, and her newest novel, HERO.

I've also interviewed author Alethea Kontis, and interviewed ENCHANTED cover designer Christine Kettner! Alethea has also written a guest post on "Families in Fiction" for the HERO Blog Tour and written a short story for last year's Splash into Summer event entitled "Well Behaved Mermaids Rarely Make Fairy Tales!"

Today, I'm DELIGHTED to have been chosen to take part in The Fantastical Tour and once again have Alethea here!

(And, super-duper secret?? Alethea is swinging back next week to take part in A Week of Rapunzel with a brand-new and awesome Fairy Tale Rant!)

O P E N I N G   H O O K:
Publisher's Weekly listed ENCHANTED as one of the top Great Beginnings of 2012.  Here's Why: 


My NAME IS Sunday Woodcutter, and I am doomed to a happy life.
(pg. 1, US Hardcover Edition)
This review was first posted at A Backwards Story on April 29, 2012.

Don't forget to check out my ENCHANTED designer interview with Christine Kettner, which is made of awesome. 

Whoever said "Don't judge a book by its cover" was obviously lying.  This cover made me want ENCHANTED immediately.  As soon as I saw it was a fairy tale, I wanted it even more.    I was lucky enough to be granted early access to the novel.  The first time I read it, I wasn't in the right frame of mind for a fairy tale, so I enjoyed, but didn't love ENCHANTED.  I just read the book for a second time last week, however, and was in just the right frame of mind.  I loved ENCHANTED in brand new ways the second time around and am so glad I re-read the entire thing and not just pieces.  It feels very much like a fairy tale as you read, and is easy to get swept up in (Unless you're being a cranky-pants and not in a fairy tale frame of mind, lol!).

One of my favorite things about ENCHANTED is the way Alethea Kontis mashes fairy tales together.  It's thrilling to see beloved tales twisted around in new ways, even as small asides.  I loved discovering these the most.  I also enjoyed the new take on The Princess and the Frog.  In ENCHANTED, the Sunday Woodcutter isn't a princess, but the frog is a prince.  Just kissing him won't remove the curse, however.  In the vein of true fairy tale magic, only True Love's Kiss can remove the curse.  But love isn't enough.  The frog is Crown Prince Rumbold, sworn enemy of the Woodcutter family.  Rumbold is torn apart when he becomes human and realizes that his true love can never be with him because her family won't approve.  He's desperate to prove his love and show everyone the way he's changed, but a deep, sinister magic may prevent everyone from finding a Happily Ever After if it descends upon the kingdom.

There are so many new directions Kontis takes us with ENCHANTED.  You think you know what's coming, but never quite do, especially when it comes to what becomes a passing tale.  While I wish there was deeper development between the characters over the course of a longer length of time, it felt like a traditional tale and read perfectly in that regard.  Kontis is working on Saturday's tale (Sunday's sisters are creatively named after the days of the week), and I hope Harcourt picks it up for publication.  In the meantime, Kontis has many short stories available to read, from online freebies THE UNICORN HUNTER (Snow White) and HERO WORSHIP (Little Red Riding Hood), which are both set in the universe of ENCHANTED.  Kontis has also published the short story BLOOD & WATER in the HAPPILY EVER AFTER anthology available in bookstores everywhere.  While BLOOD & WATER isn't from the world of ENCHANTED, it features the fairy tale The Little Mermaid in a dark way you've never seen before.
~*~
C O V E R   D E S I G N:

I love this cover.  LOVE!  So much that I interviewed cover designer Christine Kettner today.  Have you seen it?  You should, she's AWESOME.

I have wanted ENCHANTED since the moment I saw the cover.  It's gorgeous.  I love the swirls around the title, the banner it rests upon, the gorgeous "E," the way this font is used for the nested letters that begin each chapter.

I love the gorgeous dress the model is wearing (And I recently saw another cover [forget the title now] with the same dress and think it's from the same shoot, lol!)  I love the way she's sleeping, but doesn't look vulnerable like the model would on most YA novels.  She looks happy and at peace.  I never saw it until I was holding a finished copy (The images on the internet aren't as detailed), but I love the inclusion of the frog on the cover...and what a cute frog!  I also get to see, for the first time, the way the garden image continues on the back cover and the creamy, sophisticated nature of the spine and flaps.  When you take the jacket off, the cardboard binding mirrors this color palette beautifully.

I would pick this up at the store immediately and want to know more!!

  ~*~
O F F I C I A L   I N F O:


Title: ENCHANTED
Author: Alethea Kontis
Release Date: Out May 08, 2012
Publisher: Harcourt Children's
Received: Received for Review;
have also read my own finished copy!

SUMMARY:

It isn't easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.

When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.

The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past - and hers?
~*~
****Tour-Wide Giveaway*****


January 26 ~ February 10

There are FIVE chances to WIN!!

Winners will be drawn randomly, entries will be validated and the IP Addresses checked for shipping qualifications to award winnings in order of preference, if indicated.
See Rafflecopter entry.
Additional restrictions on Rafflecopter apply.

1 - Signed print copy of Shadowskin by Bethany Cassel plus a signed sketch of the Main Character by the author! (US Only)
2 - eCopies of both books in the Beyond series by Kristy Tate: Beyond the Fortune Teller's Tent & Beyond the Hollow! (International)
3 - eCopy of Enchanted Fairytales by Cindy C Bennett! (International)
4 - FIVE Signed paperbacks of Enchanted by Alethea Kontis plus swag! (US Only) (That's five winners. Woop!)
5 - eCopy of The Fairytale Keeper: Avenging the Queen by Andrea Cefalo! (International)




Are you a blogger and want to receive information about new tours? Go HERE.
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{Review Redux} BLOOD & WATER by Alethea Kontis

Join us on tour all week!
1/26 – Launch 
1/27 – Shadowskin by Bethany Cassel – Cremona @ Mythical Books 
1/28 – Beyond the Fortuneteller’s Tent by Kristy Tate – Amber @ Wonderings of One Person 
1/29 – Enchanted Fairy Tales by Cindy C. Bennett - Kathy @ I Am A Reader 
1/30 – Enchanted/Hero by Alethea Kontis - Bonnie @ A Backwards Story 
1/31 – The Fairytale Keeper by Andrea Cefalo – Lisa @ Bookworm Lisa 
2/1 – Grand Finale

I've previously reviewed Alethea Kontis' novella BLOOD AND WATER, her debut novel ENCHANTED, and her newest novel, HERO.

I've also interviewed author Alethea Kontis, and interviewed ENCHANTED cover designer Christine Kettner! Alethea has also written a guest post on "Families in Fiction" for the HERO Blog Tour and written a short story for last year's Splash into Summer event entitled "Well Behaved Mermaids Rarely Make Fairy Tales!"

Today, I'm DELIGHTED to have been chosen to take part in The Fantastical Tour and once again have Alethea here!

(And, super-duper secret?? Alethea is swinging back next week to take part in A Week of Rapunzel with a brand-new and awesome Fairy Tale Rant!)

O P E N I N G   H O O K:
LOVE.
Love is the reason for many a wonderful and horrible thing.
Love was the reason I lived, there in the Deep, in the warm embrace of the ocean where Mother Earth's loins spread and gave birth to the world. Her soul was my soul.
Love is the reason she came to me in the darkness,that brave sea maiden. I remember the taste of her bravery, the euphoric sweetness of her fear. It came to me on wisps of current past the scattered glows of the predators.
The other predators.
Her chest contracted and I felt the sound waves cross the water, heard them with an organ so long unused I had thought it dead.
Help me, she said. I love him.
(pgs. 141 ~ 142, HAPPILY EVER AFTER Anthology,
US paperback first edition)
This review was first posted at A Backwards Story on July 20, 2013.

Check out Alethea's Flash Fiction piece "Well Behaved Mermaids Rarely Make Fairy Tales!"


The most impressive thing about BLOOD & WATER is that it's from the sea witch's perspective. I haven't seen this done before. Much as I enjoyed Carolyn Turgeon's MERMAID in part due to the fact that the POV is shared by the often-neglected Princess, I loved that Alethea Kontis focused on the "villain" of The Little Mermaid and delved into discovering her origins and motivations. Side-Show Freaks posted an awesome article from Kontis regarding the origins of BLOOD & WATER that I highly recommend reading. Teaser: The idea stemmed from two separate words on a piece of paper, "vampire" and "mermaid." When strung together...well, what is a vampire mermaid?

The sea witch wasn't always a villain. She had the same brilliant soul as the little mermaid (in this version, they have souls), fell in love, and bargained more than she realized in the pursuit of love. The sea witch is trapped in an endless cycle of death and destruction, until the day comes when a besotted little mermaid comes asking for help, saying just the right words. The cycle begins anew, with the mermaid discovering the horrible price of her wish and all that it entails. Is the price of love too high?

Kontis flips around a well-known story in new, unexpected ways, and forces readers to think. BLOOD & WATER was written and published before her debut novel, ENCHANTED, and hints at all the potential in the author to create a fully-realized world that mixes the familiar with new ideas. It's a dark short story, but highly innovative, and I highly recommend reading it if you're a fan of The Little Mermaid or books from a "villain's" POV. BLOOD & WATER is available as part of the HAPPILY EVER AFTER anthology edited by John Klima (and featuring other Fairy Tale Greats such as Gregory Maguire, Neil Gaiman, and Jane Yolen), in Alethea Kontis' short story collection MAGIC AND MONSTERS, and is also available for 99¢ as an e-book. You can also read it as a subscriber of the Intergalactic Medicine Show.

C O V E R   D E S I G N:

...doesn't apply!


O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Title:  HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Author: edited by John Klima
Release Date: May 24, 2011
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Received: Gift
 
SUMMARY:

HAPPILY EVER AFTER is a star-studded book of fairy tales, featuring an introduction by Bill Willingham (Fables) and stories by Gregory Maguire, Susanna Clarke, Karen Joy Fowler, Charles de Lint, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Kelly Link, Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman, Patricia Briggs, and many other fantasy luminaries.
~*~
****Tour-Wide Giveaway*****


January 26 ~ February 10

There are FIVE chances to WIN!!

Winners will be drawn randomly, entries will be validated and the IP Addresses checked for shipping qualifications to award winnings in order of preference, if indicated.
See Rafflecopter entry.
Additional restrictions on Rafflecopter apply.

1 - Signed print copy of Shadowskin by Bethany Cassel plus a signed sketch of the Main Character by the author! (US Only)
2 - eCopies of both books in the Beyond series by Kristy Tate: Beyond the Fortune Teller's Tent & Beyond the Hollow! (International)
3 - eCopy of Enchanted Fairytales by Cindy C Bennett! (International)
4 - FIVE Signed paperbacks of Enchanted by Alethea Kontis plus swag! (US Only) (That's five winners. Woop!)
5 - eCopy of The Fairytale Keeper: Avenging the Queen by Andrea Cefalo! (International)




Are you a blogger and want to receive information about new tours? Go HERE.
Are you an author or publisher and would like to have us organize a tour event? Go HERE.