2nd Annual Young Adult Faeries & Fantasy Giveaway Hop January 8th to 14th ~ Off to Camp and Discovering Art (King Arthur) Spotlight

PhotobucketHello again everyone, Paul here. I am thrilled to kick off the Young Adult Faeries & Fantasy Giveaway Hop hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer and Gabrielle from The Mod Podge Bookshelf. Also, make sure to stop back by tomorrow for Sher’s blast about Rise of the Fire Tamer as the Rise of the Fire Tamer Blog Tour hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer stops here.  **This just in** All Middle Grade authors head on over to The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia. I was just directed to this blog and she is running an All About Middle Grade Challenge 2013. Here’s the idea: Are you a middle grade author, want your book to be spotlighted next this year during the challenge on my blog? Than this post is just for you. Here’s what she says about why she’s doing this: I have a deep love for all that is MG and want to help get the word out there about all the fabulous books and the wonderful authors that write them. Trust me when I say, it is tough to find promotional opportunities for children’s and Middle Grade books, so head on over and sign up today. And if you aren’t an MG author, please help support this initiative by sharing. Thanks, now back to our regular programming.

Now on to the Giveaway Hop. We are lucky enough to have author Ann T. Bugg return to our blog and give away one paperback copy (sorry US only) and one ebook copy (INT) of Book 3 of her wonderful middle grade fantasy series The Before Happily Ever After Series: Off to Camp and Discovering Art (King Arthur). In case you missed it the last time around I reviewed books 1 & 2 of the series. You can read them here & here.

Here is the blurb:
Valerie and Samantha are disappointed that their schedules were not allowing them to spend a week together this summer like they have done every year since they were young. Their parents are able to plan a weekend camping trip towards the end of summer. The girls are happy for the visit, but sad to think they can’t go through the mirror this year on another adventure. They discover the magic is not only within the mirror, but within themselves when they are together. Merlin the magician shows up to take them on their quest to help Arthur find his true identity and his place in Camelot.

PhotobucketAnd now for a bit about the author Ann T. Bugg:
 Ann T. Bugg is the Queen of her castle in southern Minnesota where she lives with her Knight in shining armor (who has come to her rescue more than once) and her own little Princess Valerie. The pets in her magical kingdom come in all shapes and sizes, as do all the critters that make their way out of the enchanted forest. Horseback riding, long walks with her dogs (Otter & Dottie pictured above) and embroidering are on her list of hobbies, but writing will always be her first love.

Ann also writes Women’s Fiction under the name June Kramin.
You can find Ms. Bugg here:

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  1. Hmm, tough question – I’d have to go with Beauty and the Beast! Love all interpretations of that story! Cheers and Best Wishes in 2013!

  2. Hi Sharon,
    I love Beauty and the Beast. I just watched that the other day it was on TV. Thanks for stopping by & sharing.

    Paul R. Hewlett

  3. I love Cinderella….as a child, we watched the movie on tv and I would check the book out of the school library often. It was magical to me and took me away from my world. Rhonda

    • Hi Rhonda,
      It’s hard to go wrong with Cinderella! What a timeless tale. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing. You really should check out this series it does a wonderful job of putting a modern spin on the classics. Have a great day!

      Paul R. Hewlett

  4. Thanks so much for the “pimping”! You rock πŸ™‚

    Too hard to limit my favorite fairy tale. I love the ones that are re-told with a twist – guess that’s why I write what I do! πŸ™‚ I really enjoy the mini series the 10th Kingdom. Just got into Once Upon a Time as well.

    Happy Reading!
    Ann T Bugg

    • Hi June,
      You’re welcome. I very happy to have had the opportunity to read the 1st 3 books in your series. I can’t wait for the next 2! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  5. Little Red Riding Hood. I like the original (the good ol’ twisted Grimm original) to the softened up one that we all know and love as a childrens tale, to all the different variations that are still being done to it. I like all fairy tales though so I think I just went with the first one I could think of πŸ˜€ I really love all fairy tales and am a sucker for any and all types of books and movies that touch on them.

    • Hi Shelly,
      Great to see you back here! Great comment. I agree with you about fairy tales. It’s also interesting that most of them in their original forms are a bit twisted πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by & sharing. Have a great day.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  6. My favourite fairy tale is the tale of Cinderella:) I absolutely love the tale and the movie. -Katherine

    • Thanks for stopping by & sharing Katherine. Cinderella is such a wonderful tale, I agree with you. I’m not sure what my favorite one is, but Cinderella is timeless for boys and girls.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  7. little red ridding hood
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  8. It would have to be Cinderella.

    GFC Jenny Newton

    • Hi Jenny,
      That’s another vote for Cinderella. I think that one is going to be tough to beat! Thanks so much for stopping by & sharing for favorite fairy tale with us.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  9. Rapunzel! I like everything fairy tales. The retellings, spin-offs etc.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    keizoku_luffy at yahoo dot com

    • Hi Farhana,
      Thanks for stopping by & sharing! I love Rapunzel too and well as everything fairy tales. I hope to see you back here again soon.

      Paul R. Hewlett

    • I love Peter Pan, every version of it. I love the movie w/Robin Williams, the book, you name it. Great choice! Thanks for stopping by and sharing with us.
      Paul R. Hewlett

  10. Little Red Riding Hood or Beauty and the Beast. I love them both! πŸ™‚

    • Hi Amber,
      I’m with you, I love them both. Beauty and the Beast is great and as I think about Little Red Riding Hood I feel like I should go check out all the different versions out there. What a great story that can be done some many ways, sinister, sweet, horror, etc. Thanks for stopping & sharing.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  11. Cinderella for sure because every girl dreams of being a princess some day and meeting her Prince Charming. And to be whisked away from an ordinary life to royalty. Who wouldn’t want that?

    • Hi Shannon,
      Cinderella continues to rack up the votes! You’re right about every little girl dreaming of being a princess. It is the perfect fantasy πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping and sharing.

      Paul R. Hewlett

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