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Fantastic Fables: Kelly Gay on The Three Little Pigs Fable

**Visit Tynga’s Reviews today for her Sleeping Beauty Fantastic Fable from Caridad Pineiro & a chance to win THE LOST**

Kelly Gay is here today to kick-off the last week of our Fantastic Fables event.  If you haven’t started her Charlie Madigan urban fantasy series yet, then you should.  I love everything about this series.  There’s a kick-ass heroine, a sexy Siren, Greek Mythology, and killer worldbuilding.  Charlie’s latest adventure continues with The Hour of Dust and Ashes, which is available tomorrow from Pocket Books.  Dying to read the next installment in this series? Thanks to Kelly, one of you who comments on this post will win a copy of the book!  See details below.

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Hi Everyone! When Angela asked me to take part in the Fantastic Fables event, I thought what a cool idea. I had visions of wondrous fairytales where my characters from the Charlie Madigan series all play starring roles. Well, my vision didn’t exactly pan out the way I planned. In fact, it took a wild left turn—a sudden, grab-the-oh-shit-handle, kind of turn. See, this is what happens when the Revenant, Rex, decides to come out and play. You never know what he’s gonna do or say. And he pretty much swaggered right into my brain, patted me on the shoulder, grinned a cocky grin, and said, “I got this.”  And this, if you know Rex, is not exactly a comforting statement…

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

Rex’s version

You ready for The Three Little Pigs to get Rex-i-fied? I thought so. Ah. I love the sound of applause…

First up. Main character. Wolves are predators, kick-ass and beautiful as we all know. Naturally, I’ll play the wolf. Big. Bad. Wolf. *grins*

My pack consists of Emma, wolf pup of ultimate cuteness, and Charlie (who might very well contest my place as alpha, but this is my tale so she can suck it up and deal with her role as beta, omega, theta, potato, or whatever the hell you call it).

You all know the story: Each pig builds a house, the first of straw, the second of wood, and the third of brick. The first two are blown down and the pigs run from house to house until they reach the brick one (or the wolf eats the first two pigs, depending on what version you read). But let me stop right here and say, ‘Really, piggies? Really? Straw and sticks. C’mon’.

As wolf in charge, the piggies in my tale aren’t piggies at all, but certain folks I’d like to, for different reasons, I guess you could say . . . target.

Let me introduce you to my Three Little Piggies:

1) Hank – No surprise here, right? He’s been making eyeballs at Charlie, trying to reel her in with this whole: I’m-a-big-bad-siren-warrior song and dance. Dude. Please. Whatever affects Charlie affects Em, and yeah, I might not be Daddy in the real sense of the word, but I take my responsibilities as ‘Revenant in Daddy’s body’ seriously. It’s my duty to give the siren a hard time. That’s why you get . . . straw, sucka!

And to keep up with the times and my version extraordinaire, Hank would have a house made of modeling clay, mirrors, and hair gel, and it’d reek of girly herbs and cologne. No problem to take this big boy down. (And let’s face it; no one should be prettier than me in this picture.)  One down, two to go…

2) Tennin – Grigori Tennin. Jinn tribal boss. Runs the biggest crime syndicate in Underground. He pissed me off and now he’s gonna pay. He thinks he’s the Big Shit, but he has nothing on me. I’ve been roaming and experiencing life for thousands of years. Thousands. I know ways to kill a being that would make ole GT release his bladder and eyes pop out of his bald head.

GT would have a house made of timber beams with black tar mortar, which I’d take down in a nanosecond. Like flicking lint off my sleeve, people. My beef with him runs deep, deeper than anyone knows, but in the here and now, I’d blow his house down just for being a monumental dickhead. He’s also a power hungry, psycho with an obsession to take down Charlie and everything I’m starting to hold dear. So, yeah, the boss just got fired. Gone. Adios. See ya. Two down, one to go…

3) Sian – Sian, the Timid. Sian the human/jinn hybrid with the smooth gray skin, hair that falls in a sheet of glossy white, and a body that won’t quit. I forgive her for being GT’s daughter. Not her fault. This last little piggy on my list lives in a place that, for some ungodly reason, I cannot breach. I can’t even sneak a phone call past her defenses. Girl, why won’t you take my calls? What the hell is up with that? I’m good-looking—better than good-looking, if you want to know the truth.

Sian hides behind that damn wall of hers, locked up so tight that not even an army of Adonai could break. And like that last little piggy who out-smarted the wolf, Sian thinks she’s won. But, you know, wolves are single minded when it comes to their prey and I do have a plan… This tale is far from over.

So, children, the moral of this story (which is way better than the original) is that Rex-wolf always wins and morals are for ding-dongs. In other words: Big. Bad. Wolf. *grins*

Wolf out.

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About Kelly:

I’m just your average bookworm who likes to spend an embarrassing amount of time in make-believe places.

I’ve had many jobs from construction (I can drive a backhoe, tar and shingle a roof, and frame out a house) to waiting on tables, threading film through a projector, managing horse farms, and selling men’s underwear (a talent, I tell you!).

In the writing world, I’m a 2010 double RITA finalist, a three-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, and a recipient of an NC Arts Council Fellowship grant in Literature.

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

Want to read more from Kelly Gay?

The Better Part of Darkness The Darkest Edge of Dawn The Hour of Dust & AshesDarkness Becomes Her A Beautiful Evil

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This giveaway is provided by Kelly Gay

One winner will receive a copy of The Hour of Dust and Ashes by Kelly Gay

Available on August 30, 2011 from Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books

About the Book:

To save her sister, she must stop a silent killer. . . .

Protecting Atlanta from the off-world criminals of Underground is tough enough, but now Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner, Hank, learn that the addicts of the offworld drug ash have begun taking their own lives. Ash makes humans the perfect vessels for possession, and something or someone is leading them to their deaths. Charlie is desperate to save her addicted sister, Bryn, from a similar fate. As New Year’s Eve approaches and time runs out, Charlie makes a deadly bargain with an ancient race of beings and embarks on a dangerous journey into hellish Charbydon with Hank and the Revenant Rex to save Bryn and make it back before it’s too late. Only, for one of them, coming home means facing a fate worse than death. . . .

Click HERE to read an excerpt

Pre-Order from

GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES:

1. Leave a comment for Kelly, let us know what you think of this fable, book or series.

2. +1 entries for tweeting about this contest, blogging about it, linking via your sidebar etc…(please tell me where!).

3. Giveaway is open to U.S. only.

4. Please include your email address in your comment.

5. All Fantastic Fables winners will be announced on September 7th.

6. The winner will be picked with the help of Random.org.

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39 Responses to “Fantastic Fables: Kelly Gay on The Three Little Pigs Fable

  1. Lesley DNo Gravatar
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    LOL I love Rex’s perspective on this fable. This series is awesome, and I can’t wait to read The Hour of Dust and Ashes! Thanks for the giveaway!

    +1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/lesleyboogie/status/108159974743621632

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  2. erinNo Gravatar
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    *NOT an entry* I already won this book from another blog contest :) I just wanted to tell Kelly how much I *luv, luv, luv* this series and I can’t wait to get the 3rd book! I also loved this post and wanted to say thanks soo much for giving us starved for more Charlie World a new tidbit!

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  3. AnneNo Gravatar
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    I have anxiously been waiting for book 3 in this series especially since part of it will take place on Charbydon.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  4. Rain maiden JenNo Gravatar
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    I’m new to this series, but I love a butt kicking good time. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Tweet
    https://twitter.com/RainMaidenJen/status/108204627949916161

    moc.liamtohnull@3tmnj

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  5. InnocentButlerNo Gravatar
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    I want to read this book, I thought the first in the series was great!

    tjotjoc at gmail dot com

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  6. Tanyaw1224No Gravatar
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    I honestly don’t know why I haven’t read this series yet. I’ve seen it everywhere and all likes on it. I think it sounds great and I’d love to get to know Rex better…lol. I think we all live in the fairy tale land, your not the only one ;) I love authors and how they can take us away from reality for a little while. Please count me in for this book. Thanks
    +1 tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/Tanya1224/status/108245569033609216
    Tanyaw1224(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Lenna HNo Gravatar
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    I loved this take on the 3 Little Pigs, so much attitude!!! Sign me up for the drawing, I want to win this book!

    glittergirl54 at ymail dot com

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  8. Low KeyNo Gravatar
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    Such a ridiculous amount of attitude in this fable. Thank you for the giveaway!

    moc.loanull@eikrahsditziwt

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  9. VivienNo Gravatar
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    I’m interested in reading something by Kelly Gay. I’ve read her YA so this sounds very interesting!
    +1 spread here
    http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/129366-fantastic-fables-kelly-gay-on-the-three-little-pigs-fable

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  10. SusanNo Gravatar
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    Such a great fable. Thanks for the giveaway!

    sab5723 at hotmail dot com

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  11. Van P.No Gravatar
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    Love this series, one of the best world building I have evvver read! Still need to read her YA series!

    Littopandaxpress(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Barbara ElnessNo Gravatar
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    I loved Rex’s take on the Three Little Pigs. I adore this series and I can’t wait to read The Hour of Dust and Ashes to find out what happens to Charlie and everyone next.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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  13. Jen B.No Gravatar
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    Big.Bad.Wolf…wins! Tee Hee. This faerie tales sound great. Thanks for the giveaway.
    jepebATverizonDOTnet

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  14. RachaelMNo Gravatar
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    I enjoyed the fable provided, it was an interesting to have Rex tell his version. Thanks for the giveaway.

    +1 tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/ERachaelM/status/108340179319791616

    moc.oohaynull@ylluccmleahcar

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  15. Bethany C.No Gravatar
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    I’ve only read the first book in the series but it was amazing. Definitely one of my favorite debuts ever.

    b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. AmyNo Gravatar
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    I haven’t read this series yet, but it seems to be really dark urban fantasy with a strong drug addict element to the story. Would love to read it!

    angeldream3[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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  17. Jennifer KallhoffNo Gravatar
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    This book sounds really cool! I love the cover art and I’ll added it to my Goodreads To-read list once their site stops tweeking out!

    Kalliandra2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Teresa WarnerNo Gravatar
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    This would be a new series for me! moc.loanull@914renraWt

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  19. Stephanie EcksteinNo Gravatar
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    I haven’t read this series yet, but it looks great. Rex told a great little take on the three little pigs. I’m definitely going to read this series, so I can hear more from Rex.

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    I really love this series! Charlie is a great heroine! I can’t wait for Dust and Ashes!

    melissapascarelli atgmail dotcom

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    Thanks for the fable – it was awesome. I know its weird but it reminded me of once in speech class when we had to be characters in the Three Little Pigs and we had to act out a story. So it was after the houses were blown in and I was the Wolf’s defense as to whether he was guilty or not. Fun times. Thanks for the giveaway chance! tlabunski **at>>) gmail
    tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/Pabkins/status/108592901268848640

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  22. Kelly GayNo Gravatar
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    Thanks for all the kind words, you guys! Glad you like Rex’s post! :-)

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  23. Patricia's ParticularityNo Gravatar
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    I have never read any books about detectives but this sounds absolutely amazing! Love reading books about possession! Can’t wait to read this. Plus I Love Love Love this fable – can’t go wrong with 3 Little Pigs.

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/PelicanJL/status/108597273616850946

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  24. Marg @ Clockwork ReverieNo Gravatar
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    I really adore the Charlie Madigan series (it’s so much fun to read), and I’m seriously itching for a good UF fix right about now. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/ClockworkRevery/status/108661338624098304

    gosia727(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. MLNo Gravatar
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    Haven’t had a chance to check out the series but I really enjoyed the humor of the fable. Just the right amount of snark. Love the covers of the books too-very strong. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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  26. AmyNo Gravatar
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    I cannot wait to read this book! Thanks for having it in the giveaway!

    moc.liamgnull@eilrigyelims.ssim

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  27. Mickie TNo Gravatar
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    The tension keeps rising in this series! I cannot wait to read The Hour of Dust and Ashes.

    mdturett at juno dot com

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  28. JenMNo Gravatar
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    This sounds like a great series. I have the first two books, I just haven’t gotten around to them. Sounds like Rex has got a thing for Sian…..

    jen at delux dot com

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  29. Brittany HardyNo Gravatar
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    I love the evolution of the covers. I’m way behind on the series and need to catch up, but I loved the fable. :)

    brittanynoelle at gmail dot com

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  30. donnasNo Gravatar
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    Great story and love this series. Looking forward to Dust and Ashes.

    tweet – http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/109854801348673536

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  31. Deb MoreyNo Gravatar
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    I enjoyed the first book but the series really took off for me in the second book. Can’t wait for the 3rd!

    auntiedeb(underlinespace)98(at)yahoo(dot)com
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    I really loved the fable. I wasn’t much of a three little pigs fan as a kid but this version was great!

    Poisnivyred AT gmail.com

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  33. Escape by FictionNo Gravatar
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    Hank – that’s hilarious!!

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction

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  34. Marlene BreakfieldNo Gravatar
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    I enjoyed Rex as the big, bad wolf. thanks for the giveaway.
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. joannie sparksNo Gravatar
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    Hi Kelly i have not read these books but i wrote them down. Thanks for a chance to win one. Joannie jscddmj[at]aol[dot]com

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  36. joannie sparksNo Gravatar
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    Thanks i twitter for you
    http://twitter.com/#!/joannie1956/status/110753097659322369

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    I like seeing a wolf win on occasion.

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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  38. kimyunalescaNo Gravatar
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    So fierce I super love it!

    GFC: kimyunalesca
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  39. AmandaNo Gravatar
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    Can’t wait to read this!

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