Surprise Cover Reveal of TALES OF ARILLAND by Alethea Kontis--which, BONUS!!, is available TODAY for Alethea's Unbirthday!!!!!

Love fairy tales and mythology?
Fans of mermaids, dragons, unicorns, and other mythical creatures?
Enjoy when a beloved classic tale is retold?
A Twist in the Tail Thursdays features all this and more!

Today is an extra-special A Twist in the Tail to share with you!

You guys know how much I love Alethea Kontis, right?

She is an AMAZING human being and her fairy-tale influenced Woodcutter Sisters series is absolutely worth a read!

Today is her Unbirthday.

Go to her blog for all of the details,

but basically, as any December/January baby knows, you don't get as many birthday gifts as other gifts. So when she was thirteen, Alethea made June 11th her official Unbirthday!

AND this year marks the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

SO Alethea decided that this year, for her Unbirthday, she would not only reveal the cover of TALES OF ARILLAND, but release the book today as well!

I feel very honored to help take part in this epic reveal!

Are you ready to see the cover???







Can we just take a minute to look at 
how good this entire series looks together???

TALES OF ARILLAND is an anthology pulling together several stories that take place in the realm of Arilland where the Woodcutter Series and the Trixter Tales are set!

For example, Woodcutter fans will embrace the backstory of Prince Rumbold from ENCHANTED in "The Cursed Prince," as well as read the original short story "Sunday" that inspired Alethea Kontis to write ENCHANTED in the first place! Plus, brand-new stories!!!!

Whether you're a fan of Alethea Kontis or just like fairy tales in general
(In which case you should instantly TBR Alethea's books!),
today is a day to rejoice!!!

Today, we get a cover, a synopsis, AND the book itself in one fell swoop!

Best of all?

The collection is only $3.99!!!! 

(For now, it is exclusive to e-book, but will be available SOON 
in paperback AND hardcover, as will TRIXTER!!!
Both will be at the printers within a few short weeks!) 

(TRIXTER came out last month 
and is also available right now for $3.99!)



Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Google Play | Kobo

(The Amazon Link is live NOW and the others will update as soon as the respective stores approve the title through! I'll update links later on! Just refresh your Shop!)

(If you buy from Amazon, buy through the above links for TALES OF ARILLAND and/or TRIXTER using Alethea's Affiliate Link!)



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New to the world of Alethea Kontis?

I've previously reviewed ENCHANTED and HERO and DEAREST,
along with my review of her novella BLOOD & WATER (Which you can now read in TALES OF ARILLAND)!

Alethea Kontis has also stopped by A Backwards Story several times to talk about her books, fairy tales, mermaids, and more because she's awesome like that! *loves her*

Here's her interview about ENCHANTED,
a flash fiction piece entitled "Well Behaved Mermaids Rarely Make Fairy Tales,"
a guest post on "Families in Fiction,"
a guest post on "The Real Peter Woodcutter,"
a guest post on "Behind the Scenes with Alethea Kontis as she reveals the missing FINAL chapter from her latest published novel DEAREST,"
and a guest post entitled "I Dedicate This Post to You!"

She's also shared two of her famous fairy tale rant videos, one about Rapunzel and one about Cinderella and how it inspired her novel ENCHANTED!


O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Author: Alethea Kontis
Release Date: June 11, 2015
Publisher: Alethea Kontis

In the fairy tale realm of Arilland, stories are told at children's bedsides--and not the stories you think you know.

TALES OF ARILLAND is a collection of fairy tales, presented in the magical topsy-turvy way that only Alethea Kontis can do. Discover the story of Bluebeard's first wife ("Blood From Stone"), what really happened to Snow White in those dark woods ("The Unicorn Hunter"), how dangerous the Little Mermaid might have been ("Blood and Water"), and just how far Little Red Riding Hood was willing to go ("Hero Worship"). Included in this collection is "Sunday," the original novelette that inspired the award-winning novel Enchanted, as well as "The Cursed Prince," the previously untold history of Prince Rumbold of Arilland…and more.

Woodcutter enthusiasts will rejoice at this opportunity to delve into the secret worlds beyond Kontis’s intricately woven fantasy novels. And if you are not a fan yet, you will be! 


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!