Wouldn’t it be great if we could all get as many fantasy books as we could read, for free? Maybe it’s impossible to get enough fantasy. I’ve sure never found my limit. I started with Tolkien, Piers Anthony’s Xanth, Terry Brooks’ Shannara, Andre Norton’s Witchworld, and many others before I ever heard of the young adult genre. If you’re starting to think I’m older than you, you’re probably right.
One day, when my youngest son was in middle school, I decided I should start writing. Better late than never, right? Write. So I write fantasy for teens, middle grade and YA. As practice for my novels, I also write short stories. The first story I wrote that won 1st place in a contest was about the Easter bunny. I’ll share that with you a little before Easter this year.
I had a comment under my last post that said I won a short story contest in which I killed Santa Clause. I actually took 3rd place, with a nice leather writing journal as prize. If you’re young enough to believe in Santa, please accept my apologies. If you’re not so young, please don’t tell on me! I would never kill the real Santa, but for a chance at winning a contest–well, I confess.
If you’d like to read the story, click here. It’s only 499 words, very short. I figure I owe the fantasy faeries some recompense, so here it is, in the form of a poem.
It’s January, cold and dark,
And I killed Santa on a lark.
Maybe it was a story, pretend,
Still, I’d better make amend.
By giving away a book or two,
Faerie fantasies for you!
Gently used or terribly worn,
Too much love has left some torn.
These are books you’ll love to read,
to find out where the fun will lead
When you’re done, come back for more;
I guarantee, I’ve plenty in store!
This Young Adult Faeries and Fantasy Hop is hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer, and co-hosted by Velvet from VB32reads. If you’ve already read the books pictured, please enter anyway, I have tons of YA fantasy books from which you can choose. The ones above just came to mind because they feature faeries. The hop winner gets to choose 2 of my used fantasy paperbacks or one of my hardbacks, if US, or $10 Book Depository book if International.
I still have the Breaking Dawn and Inkspell hardbacks, along with this oversize and very thick complete Chronicles of Narnia paperback. It has all 7 Narnia books included in one volume, so it counts as a hardback.
So here you go, the Rafflecopter entry form with 1 mandatory entry and 2 optional entries, for a total of 3. Fill it out according to the instructions, and you’re entered, simple as 1,2, 3!
Before you go, you may want to enter my 400 follower giveaway, the same Rafflecopter form used for the New Year’s Hop, which never triggered the big prize, a medium priority box of books and chocolate. The entry form is in my last post, with just over 10 followers left to go at the time of this writing. There’s only 1 mandatory entry which you already completed if you’re a follower. You might as well try for chocolate to go with your books.
May your darkest chocolate fantasy come true! If you don’t see the post below, click here. When you’re done, of course, take your pick of all the links below and go hopping. I said it once before and I’ll say it again: Hoppy New Year!
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