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Deadly Destinations: Noli Braddock’s Guide to Visiting the Otherworld

**Visit All Things Urban Fantasy today for her Deadly Destination tour with Kira Brady & enter for a chance to win Heart of Darkness**

Deadly Destinations continues today with Magnolia Braddock from Suzanne Lazear’s Innocent Darkness. Noli comes to us today with an interesting list of how not to get lured into the Otherworld (otherwise known as Faerie) and if lured then how to survive Otherworld. Innocent Darkness was just released on August 8th. Thanks to Suzanne and Flux, enter for a chance to win one of two copies of Innocent Darkness!

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Noli Braddock’s Guide to Visiting the Otherworld

The great poets and painters like to portray Faerie as some beautiful magical place. And, well, it is. Parts of it are beautiful, and it’s entirely made of magic. Sentient magic. But, one thing I don’t think people realize that that most faeries aren’t very nice. Many of them are also people-sized. Well, there are a few nice Faeries, but considering their world lives off the blood of mortal girls you should be very cautious.

Most mortals visit the Otherworld (Faerie) by two ways – accidently or by being lured.

The best ways to avoid accidently falling into or being lured into Faerie are:

1) Never make a wish in a Faerie Tree at Midsummer

2) Don’t travel to places with a large amount of Aether. “Aether,” as we call it, is actually magic leaking from the Otherworld. Sometimes those rifts are people-sized and mortals fall through. I’ve been told that some citizens of the Otherworld think mortals make tasty snacks.

3) Avoid anything that could possibly be a portal – especially Faery trees. These are usually large oak trees surrounded by an overgrowth of flowers and surrounded by a rind of toadstools.  But not always. Maybe you should just avoid any oak trees that seem like they belong in a fairytale.

4) If he’s too handsome, helpful, or nice to be true, he probably is.

If you find yourself in the Otherworld:

1) Don’t eat Faerie food. If you do, you’re not allowed to leave without difficulty.

2) Try to find the nearest portal back to the mortal realm as soon as possible.

3) Never say “thank you.” Thanking a Faery means you owe them a debt.

4) If you bargain with Faeries, word your bargains very carefully.

5) If you see someone dressed like Robin Hood, and he offers to help you – run.  Odds are it’s the High Queen’s Huntsman.

6) Don’t trust the High Queen of Faerie. Also, her word is law, so it’s best to just avoid her.

7) Curtsey when you’re thinking. Courtly manners are important there.

8)  Remember, the world—and them—operate by different rules. The sky’s a different color, time runs differently, and their games and logic don’t always make sense to us.

9) Be kind to tiny Wood Faeries, they can be helpful.

10) See #1

But really, if you ever want to return to the mortal realm, just don’t go there. Ever. Even if you go to the Otherworld and return, you’ll never be quite the same.

~Magnolia Montgomery Braddock

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About Suzanne:

Suzanne Lazear’s young adult Steampunk dark fairytale, chronicling the adventures of Noli Braddock, INNOCENT DARKNESS, Book 1 of The Aether Chronicles, will be released from Flux in August 8, 2012. Suzanne lives in Southern California with her daughter, the hubby, and a hermit crab, where she’s currently attempting to make a raygun to match her ballgown.

You can visit Suzanne around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Aether Chronicles

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This giveaway is provided by Suzanne Lazear and Flux Publishing

Two lucky winners will each win a copy of Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear

Available August 8, 2012 by Flux

About this Book:

Noli Braddock and her best friend V’s incident with a flying auto have landed them in a heap of trouble. And when Noli is sent to a spirit-squelching reform school in San Francisco, she’s sure that her rebellious adventures are over.

Meanwhile, Kevighn Silver has been ordered by the Faerie Queen to bring a mortal girl back to the Otherworld. The magic requires a blood sacrifice every seven years, and only a mortal girl who shines with the Spark—a girl like Noli—will keep the Otherworld from complete destruction.

When an ill-timed wish sends Noli tumbling into the Otherworld, she’s more homesick than ever . . . until V arrives to save her from an untimely demise. But who exactly is V? And if he helps Noli escape, who will save the realm of Faerie from utter annihilation?

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38 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Noli Braddock’s Guide to Visiting the Otherworld

  1. Lisa RichardsNo Gravatar
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    Sounds like I’d starve to death here

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  2. Jayjay AtanacioNo Gravatar
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    I think that it’s a place where you should always know what your doing.

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  3. erinf1No Gravatar
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    This book sounds fantastic! But the Otherworld doesn’t sound like a good vacation spot at all :)

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  4. EvelynNo Gravatar
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    It’s not a place I would want to visit!

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  5. Van PhamNo Gravatar
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    Doesn’t sound like a place people would want to to visit. lol.

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  6. PatNo Gravatar
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    Very complicated. You’d have to know the rules of being in the Otherworld or your human mistakes would get you stuck there.

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  7. PatNo Gravatar
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    Complicated…and lovely oh quite too in a waty

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  8. JasmynNo Gravatar
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    Otherworld sounds like a fantastic steam punk setting. I’m new to the love of steam punk and am reading all I can.

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  9. Arooj HNo Gravatar
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    The Otherworld sounds fantastic if I don’t actually have to visit there. But if I did somehow end up there, I’d probably be really freaked out.

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  10. Melissa (Books and Things)No Gravatar
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    I just know if I end up in Faerie/Otherworld, I’d get into trouble immediately. LOL

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  11. Viki S.No Gravatar
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    I think it would be very difficult to navigate the Otherworld safely.

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  12. Caty RahmNo Gravatar
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    I think it is kind of cool and I love the line “if he is too handsome, helpful, or nice to be true, than he probably is”

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  13. VivienNo Gravatar
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    The Otherworld sounds like my dreams from when I was a child. Magnificent :)

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  14. NatashaNo Gravatar
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    I think you would have to be very careful there. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. SamanthaNo Gravatar
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    It sounds interesting and original. I can’t wait to read this book!

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  16. Barbara ElnessNo Gravatar
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    I’m pretty sure I’m going to avoid visiting the Otherworld, it sounds like a pretty scary place. :D

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  17. Michelle H.No Gravatar
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    I’m not sure i could follow those rules. I’m constantly saying please, thank you, and I’m sorry. I would starve… and I can be way to trusting. I would be doomed if i were to end up there.

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  18. Mickie TNo Gravatar
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    Too bad there’s not a tourist information booth right where you accidentally land in the Otherworld – without a handy guidebook in my hand at all times, I’ve got to agree with Michelle H. I’m dooooomed… Thank you for asking. (See? I told you I was doomed!)

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  19. Rain MaidenNo Gravatar
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    Man those Faeries sound like a nasty bunch. Great post and giveaway!

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  20. Kai W.No Gravatar
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    I love the Otherworld and other dimensional doors to other world.

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  21. Lili FNo Gravatar
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    Haha it sounds like a scary place!

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  22. Readsalot81No Gravatar
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    The book sounds marvelous, as to visiting? LOL Doomed is a much nicer word than screwed. I’d be the latter. ;)

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  23. Tanyaw1224No Gravatar
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    I think I could handle the otherworld….yeah right..who am I kidding. I’d love to go but without being able to eat…I love food to much. Unless I met a handsome fae prince and then it wouldn’t matter.

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  24. SusanNo Gravatar
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    The Otherworld sounds like an interesting place. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. HollyNo Gravatar
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    It doesn’t sound like a place I’d visit, but wouldn’t mind reading about. Thanks for the chance to win! I’ve been wanting to read Innocent Darkness for awhile now.

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  26. AmyNo Gravatar
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    The Otherworld / faerie realm sounds scary. I like it :)

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  27. SariahNo Gravatar
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    Sounds interesting but I’m not sure if I would want to visit. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance.

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  28. Kelly MillsNo Gravatar
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    It sounds interesting & scary at the same time. I think I would stay away from it though. If I ended up there I would likely get myself into tons of trouble!

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  29. Eric TownsendNo Gravatar
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    Faeries in an Otherworld? It may be a dangerous place I wouldn’t want to go but it is a book that I can’t get away from!

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    Sounds like it would be nice but I don’t think I would last very long…

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    Oh my! I cannot wait to see what V does. It sounds like he is going to have torn loyalties. I love the list of 10 warnings about the Otherworld too.

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  32. Christiane C.No Gravatar
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    I love the list and I`ll be sure if I ever visit the Otherworld to follow the second list as I wouldn`t want to be stuck there forever. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. Danielle B!No Gravatar
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    I’m a huge steampunk fan so I will for sure check this book out. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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    Sounds like a fun place to visit.

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  35. TammyNo Gravatar
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    Sounds too complicated for me. I will stick to reading about it.

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  36. Jolene ANo Gravatar
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    This book sounds great but the otherworld sounds creepy :)

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    I don’t want to go anywhere near there – too many rules to remember!

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  38. S.A.No Gravatar
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    I think the Otherworld sounds mysterious and dangerous. The book sounds awesome!

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