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We’re hitting the ground running for today’s Fantastic Fables thanks to Andrea Cremer’s Calla Tor. We get to go on a fun trip via Fairy Tale Speed Dating with Andrea and Calla. Andrea’s breakout hit Paranormal YA Nightshade series began with the beautifully crafted world in NIGHTSHADE and continues with the highly anticipated WOLFSBANE (available now). Thanks to Andrea, one of you who comments on this post will win a copy of the book! See details below
Calla: *with a growl* That’s an understatement.
Me: *smiles nervously* *nods* Calla is on the run from her masters, the Keepers, and her heart is divided over two pretty hot guys – one who was supposed to be her mate and the other who started out as a stranger but became much more.
Calla: *glares at me* Can we get on with this? Stop talking about my personal life!
Me: *quickly* What I’ve asked Calla to do is something I’m calling Fairy Tale Speed Dating. I’m going to name a well known fairy tale or fable and she’s going to give me the first answer of “what would you do?” that comes to her mind for each story. Ready, Calla?”
Me: Snow White.
Calla: I don’t care about the house cleaning girl and her dwarves. I’d go find out what the huntsman was up to. He gave the queen a substitute heart instead of Snow White’s. That’s pretty cool.
Me: Okay, Three Little Pigs.
Calla: Remind me of why pigs are building houses in the first place?
Calla: She has a horrible family that treat her like a scullery maid and her wish is to go a ball? I’d ask my fairy godmother for a pile of cash and a fast car.
Me: You know everyone wants to know your answer to this one – Red Riding Hood
Calla: *laughs* I’d need to hear the wolf’s side of the story before I did anything. But Red must not be that bright because even in pajamas wolves don’t look like people.
Calla: Don’t get me started on the perils of long hair. It’s such a pain.
Me: Sleeping Beauty
Calla: If a guy I didn’t know woke me up with a kiss he wouldn’t have his lips for very long.
Me: Beauty and the Beast
Calla: I think I preferred the beast to the prince. I’d ask him to change back.
Andrea Cremer spent her childhood daydreaming while roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Minnesota, but she thinks of her homeland as the “Canadian Shield” rather than the Midwest.
Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing. When she’s not writing, Andrea is a professor of history at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.”
In the little spare time she can find, Andrea stares up at trees, rescues infant rabbits from predatory cats, and invents names for pug puppies with her husband. She has an unfortunate tendency to spill things – white carpets beware!
Her debut novel, NIGHTSHADE, the first of a YA fantasy series, will be published in fall 2010 by Penguin (Philomel).
Want to read more from Andrea Cremer?
This giveaway is provided by Andrea Cremer
One winner will receive a copy of Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
Available on July 26, 2011 from Penguin/Philomel
About the Book:
When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she’s certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer—one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack—and the man—she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.
Click HERE to read an excerpt
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