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Release Day Blitz: The Artisans by Julie Reece

May 12th, 2015 Bridget Posted in Giveaway 1 Comment »

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I am so excited that The Artisans by Julie Reece releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by author Julie Reece, be sure to check out all the details below and make sure to read my full review of The Artisans here!

This blitz also includes a giveaway for 3 eBooks of The Artisans (International)! So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

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Julie_Reece_Image_3-253x300About Julie

Born in Ohio, I lived next to my grandfather’s horse farm until the fourth grade. Summers were about riding, fishing and make-believe, while winter brought sledding and ice-skating on frozen ponds. Most of life was magical, but not all.

I struggled with multiple learning disabilities, did not excel in school. I spent much of my time looking out windows and daydreaming. In the fourth grade (with the help of one very nice teacher) I fought dyslexia for my right to read, like a prince fights a dragon in order to free the princess locked in a tower, and I won.

Afterwards, I read like a fiend. I invented stories where I could be the princess… or a gifted heroine from another world who kicked bad guy butt to win the heart of a charismatic hero. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? Later, I moved to Florida where I continued to fantasize about superpowers and monsters, fabricating stories (my mother called it lying) and sharing them with my friends.

Then I thought I’d write one down…

Hooked, I’ve been writing ever since. I write historical, contemporary, urban fantasy, adventure, and young adult romances. I love strong heroines, sweeping tales of mystery and epic adventure… which must include a really hot guy. My writing is proof you can work hard to overcome any obstacle. Don’t give up. I say, if you write, write on!

You can visit Julie around the web here: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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The Artisans

Available May 12, 2015 from Month9Books

About this Book:

They say death can be beautiful. But after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Raven Weathersby gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands.

To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day.

Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad’s drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.

But Raven’s stepdad’s drying out and in no condition to attend the meeting with Maddox. So Raven volunteers to take his place and offers to repay the debt in order to keep the only father she’s ever known out of jail, or worse.

Gideon Maddox agrees, outlining an outrageous demand: Raven must live in his home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries’ clothing line, signing over her creative rights.

Her handsome young captor is arrogant and infuriating to the nth degree, and Raven can’t imagine working for him, let alone sharing the same space for more than five minutes.But nothing is ever as it seems. Is Gideon Maddox the monster the world believes him to be? And can he stand to let the young seamstress see him as he really is?

Praise for THE ARTISANS“The Artisans has all the elements I love – spooky intrigue, strong friendships, and a romantic tension to be savored.”  ~ Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy.

“Read The Artisans in the middle of the night with a flashlight if you dare. The perfect blend of romance and horror with a strong female lead kept me reading through the night.”~ L.S. Murphy author of PIXELATED Bloomsbury Spark and REAPERJ. Taylor Publishing

“Wowza!!!! That book was so freakin’ good! Intense, insane, freaky at parts and sooooo good! I haven’t had emotions like this about a book in a long time!”~ Mindy Blogger @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads

“The first thing I thought when I finished this book was ‘dang, I would love to see this as a movie’. The Artisans has such an awesome and haunting concept to it plus I just adore all of the characters.”~Jena Blogger @ Shortie Says

“The Artisans was a unique modern day retelling of Beauty and the Beast filled with mystery, romance and wonderful characters. From the first page I was completely lost in the wonderful setting that Reece created.”~Bridget Blogger @ Dark Faerie Tales

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Giveaway: The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

April 27th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 33 Comments »

Melissa de la CruzWe have an exciting giveaway today! The Isle of the Lost is a new novel about the little known teenage children of Disney’s most infamous villains from bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz. This novel is the prequel to “Descendants,” the upcoming live-action adventure comedy film premiering on Disney Channel this summer!

A HUGE thank you to Disney Publishing for this giveaway! One lucky reader will win a copy of The Isle of the Lost, a branded tank top, water bottle, temporary tattoos & a GadgetGrip smartphone home button sticker. This contest is US only!

About Melissa:

Melissa de la Cruz is the author of many best-selling novels, including all the books in the Blue Bloods series: Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Revelations, The Van Alen Legacy, Keys to the Repository, Misguided Angel, Bloody Valentine, Lost in Time, and Gates of Paradise. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and daughter.

You can visit Melissa around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Learn more at the DisneyDescendants.com

View the Movie Trailer at JustJaredJr

Want to read more from Melissa de la Cruz?

Blue BloodsMasqueradeRevelationsThe Van Alen LegacyMisguided AngelLost in TimeGates of ParadiseThe Au PairsSkinny-DippingSun-KissedCrazy HotWitches of East EndSerpent's KissWinds of SalemThe AshleysJealous?Birthday ViciousLip Gloss JungleWolf PactBlue Bloods: The Graphic NovelAngels on Sunset BoulevardAngels LieGirl Stays in the PictureFrozenStolenThe Ring and The CrownVampires of ManhattanIsle of the Lost

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This giveaway is provided by Disney Publishing!

One lucky reader will win a copy of The Isle of the Lost, a branded tank top, water bottle, temporary tattoos & a GadgetGrip smartphone home button sticker!
(US only)

The Isle of the Lost

Available May 5, 2015 from Disney Publishing

About this Book:

Evil tree. Bad Apple?

Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon to the Isle of the Lost–a dark and dreary place protected by a force field that makes it impossible for them to leave. Stripped of their magical powers, the villains now live in total isolation, forgotten by the world.

Mal learns from her mother, Maleficent, that the key to true darkness, the Dragon’s Eye, is located inside her scepter in the forbidden fortress on the far side of the island. The eye is cursed, and whoever retrieves it will be knocked into a deep sleep for a thousand years. But Mal has a plan to capture it. She’ll just need a little help from her “friends.” In their quest for the Dragon’s Eye, these four kids begin to realize that just because you come from an evil family tree, being good ain’t so bad.

Isle of the Lost is the spell-binding prequel to Disney Descendants, A Disney Channel Original Movie Event this summer!

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Giveaway & Event: Keep YA Weird Twitter Chat!

March 11th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 4 Comments »

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) by tweeting your favorite weird YA authors! At 7:00 p.m. EST, on Twitter, join five awesome authors and declare your love for all things different! The authors are:

To celebrate this wonderful event, we are hosting a giveaway for the 6 books featured above! The giveaway also includes a fun Keep YA Weird Tote Bag and buttons.

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Win the 6 Books featured below! (Not too sure about Grasshopper Jungle though…), a Keep YA Weird Tote Bag & Buttons!!

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Giveaway: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

February 6th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 61 Comments »

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We love Patricia Briggs here at Dark Faerie Tales! She has a new novel in her Alpha & Omega series coming out soon, Dead Heat. I’ve been waiting three years for this novel. :D Dead Heat is the fourth novel in the Alpha & Omega series and will be released on March 3, 2015 from Ace/Penguin. Want to know our thoughts on Dead Heat? Read Steph’s early review here.

One lucky reader will win a copy of Dead Heat! This giveaway is provided by Penguin Books!

About Patricia:

Patricia Briggs, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson series, lives in Washington State with her husband, children, and a small herd of horses. She has written 17 novels to date. Briggs began her career writing traditional fantasy novels, the first of which was published by Ace Books in 1993, and shifted gears in 2006 to write urban fantasy. In Fall 2010, Patricia made another foray into traditional fantasy, when Ace published a revised version of her very first book, Masques (2010), and its never-before-published sequel, Wolfsbane (2010), both of which debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list for Mass Market Fiction.

In 2006, Ace Books published Moon Called, the first book in her #1 New York Times bestselling—and signature series—about Mercy Thompson. The non-stop adventure left readers wanting more and word of this exciting new urban fantasy series about a shape-shifting mechanic spread quickly. Blood Bound (2007), the second book in the series, debuted at #12 on the New York Times bestsellers list. After the incredible success of Iron Kissed (2008), which landed at #1 on the New York Times list, the Mercy Thompson saga continued to win the hearts of readers and grew in popularity with the release of each book. Bone Crossed (2009), the fourth book in the series and first to be published in hardcover, debuted at #3 on the New York Times Hardcover bestsellers list, where it stayed for four weeks. The most recent hardcover, Silver Borne (2010), debuted at #1 on the New York Times Hardcover bestsellers list and stayed on the printed list for a total of three weeks!

Briggs also writes the Alpha and Omega series, which are set in the same world as the Mercy Thompson novels. What began as the novella “Alpha and Omega” in an anthology called On the Prowl (2007), was then expanded into a full new series. The subsequent books were Cry Wolf (2008) and Hunting Ground (2009), both New York Times bestsellers. The third book of the Alpha and Omega series is Fair Game (2012) and debuted at #4 on the New York Times bestsellers list.

You can visit Patricia around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Patricia Briggs?

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This contest is provided by Penguin Books!

One lucky reader will win a copy of Dead Heat
(US only)

Dead Heat

Available March 3, 2015 from Ace/Penguin

About this Book:

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way…

Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to heat up—and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire.

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Giveaway: Beautiful Beloved by Christina Lauren

January 30th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Fifty Shades of Sensuality, Giveaway 14 Comments »

Christina-Lauren-author-photo-bwDark Faerie Tales is celebrating the announcement of the 50 Shades of Sensuality event with an awesome giveaway of Christina Lauren books! Beautiful Beloved is their newest novella in the Beautiful Bastards series. It will be released no February 2, 2015 from Pocket Star books!

We have two separate giveaways! Two lucky readers will win an eBook copy of Beautiful Beloved! Two lucky winners will also receive a set of Sweet Filthy Boy & Dirty Rowdy Thing (Wild Season series) in paperback! A HUGE thank you to Simon & Schuster for today’s giveaway!! This giveaway is US/Canada only.

About Christina Lauren:

Yes, there are two of us! Lauren (on the left) and Christina (on the right).

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced eight New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 24 languages.

Lauren Billings (but everyone calls her Lo) has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and before she made writing her full-time job, would spend her days doing nerdy research-type things wearing a lab coat and goggles. She is silly Mommy to two littles, wife to one mountain biking homebrewing scientist, bestie to a shoe-stealer, and an unabashed lover of YA and romance.

Christina Hobbs (but you’ll always hear Lo call her PQ) used to spend her days in a junior high counseling office surrounded by teenagers. These days you’ll probably find her on tumblr. She is married and absolutely not old enough to be the mom of a 14 year old (right??), thinks she’s the luckiest person in the world to write books with her best friend, and is an unapologetic lover of boy bands and glitter. She also likes to steal Lo’s shoes.

You can follow their shenanigans at:

@lolashoes (Lauren) & @seeCwrite (Christina) on Twitter. On Tumblr! where we post kissing gifs and writerly stuff and Wattpad for short stories and sneak peeks!

Website | Blog | Facebook

Want to read more from Christina Lauren?

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This contest is provided by Simon & Schuster

Two lucky readers will win an eBook copy of Beautiful Beloved!

Two lucky winners will also receive a set of Sweet Filthy Boy & Dirty Rowdy Thing (Wild Season series) in paperback!

Beautiful Beloved

Available February 2, 2015 from Pocket Star/Simon & Schuster

About this Book:

The seventh work in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling series that started with the Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player novels. Featuring all the Beautiful characters…plus one tiny new addition to the group.

In Beautiful Stranger, finance whiz Sara Dillon met the irresistibly sexy Brit, Max Stella, at a New York City club. Through the series we’ve watched them learn to balance commitment with their less than private brand of playfulness. In Beautiful Beloved, Max and Sara take it to the next step. But the question is: Will they be able to find a balance between the wild sexcapades they aren’t ready to retire, and the demands of parenthood that come along with their new Beautiful bundle of joy? Parenthood: it’s not for the weak of heart.

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Sweet Filthy Boy

Available May 13, 2014 from Gallery Books

About this Book:

One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him.

But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play.

When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and their temporary masquerade adventures begin to feel real, Mia will have to decide if she belongs in the life she left because it was all wrong, or in the strange new one that seems worlds away.

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Dirty Rowdy Thing

Available November 4, 2014 from Gallery Books

About this Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player, Book Two of the brand-new Wild Seasons series that started with Sweet Filthy Boy—a story of friends, love, and lust.

Despite their rowdy hookups, Harlow and Finn don’t even like each other…which would explain why their marriage lasted only twelve hours. He needs to be in charge and takes whatever he wants. She lives by the Want-something-done? Do-it-yourself mantra. Maybe she’s too similar to the rugged fisherman—or just what he needs.

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