Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop Mar 26- Apr 2: Grimm Chronicles Vol. 2 Book Spotlight

 photo volume2_zpsd88750e1.jpgHi there everyone, Paul here today to kick off the Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer, The Book Rat, and A Backwards Story. I am thrilled to feature Ken Brosky, author (along with Isabella Fontaine) of The Grimm Chronicles, Volume Two. I read The Grimm Chronicles, Volume One and loved it. You can read my review here. So, as you can imagine I’m excited to have them here today for an interview. Well, let’s get to it, but before we do, here’s the blurb:

200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world.


Now the characters of the Grimms’ stories walk among us. With every day that passes, they grow more evil. They are the Corrupted, and only a hero can stop them. For 18-year-old Alice Goodenough, that means taking precious time off from her summer vacation. In addition to volunteering at the local library, Alice must stop the Corrupted who are now actively hunting her down. With the help of her magic pen and her trusty rabbit friend, the world has suddenly gotten a lot more complex.

The Corrupted are everywhere, and only Alice can see them for what they truly are. 

Sounds great right (it is!). Now onto the interview.
Why did you write this book (as opposed to another)?
We wanted to write a series that features a female hero going on a familiar, yet unconventional journey. It hasn’t completely monopolized my time. I’ve been toying around with a few short stories, and will have one published this year in Midwestern Gothic, a literary journal. I’d also like to get back to another science-fiction story this summer. I’ll have a little extra time to get it done.

But this series has started to really mean a lot. People are reacting positively to it, sales are incredible, and the messages are resonating. Alice is more than just a beat-em-up hero. She has to be smart. She has to know how to use her weapon–the magic pen–or she won’t be successful. Knowledge is power.

Knowledge is power, I like that! And in Alice’s case truer words have never been spoken. Okay, sorry for the interruption, back to the interview.

Why would I want to read your story? (What makes your book unique or interesting?)
Dragons, magicians, smoke monsters, creepy orphanages, nightmares, magic and a talking rabbit. Isn’t that enough?

What are your main character’s greatest hopes, biggest fears, or both?
Alice’s greatest hope is that she can maintain some semblance of her old life while still carrying the mantle of the hero. It’s going to get tough at times, but as she quickly learns, quitting isn’t really an option.

Her biggest fear is the loss of a loved one. We’re trying to ground the story as best we can, and that means keeping in mind that Alice is still a human being, and the monsters hiding all around her know this. And they’re more than happy to exploit it.

What would you like readers to know about your book?
We worked really hard on it!

What other books have you written for children (or are writing)?
OK, here’s the next series … a Young Adult science-fiction series about a planet called Earth 4? See, the thing is, humans have been burning through Earth 3’s resources and now they’re on Earth 4. But what happened to the original earth? No one knows. So it’s up to a team of explorers to go aheadand find Earth 1. But when they do, they find a terrible discovery. And an ancient enemy is hot on their heels …

Ken Brosky received his MFA degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In addition to writing this young adult series, he also writes literary fiction. His most recent short story will be published in Midwestern Gothic.

Now, you probably dying to know how to follow Ken, so here ya go.
                             Facebook              Email:Fontainepen@gmail.com


Here is the link to purchase The Grimm Chronicles, or you can click on any of the book’s titles in the post or the cover image. http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Brosky/e/B0062AE9EK/ref=sr_tc_2_rm?qid=1356040149&sr=8-2-ent 

Make sure to  enter the Sunshine Syndicate tour and huge giveaway, stop by the Kindle Fire Giveaway hosted by Four Littles Media, Sher A. Hart, and others.  We’re also participating in a multi-author giveaway giving you another chance to win a Kindle Fire. Don’t forget the Starseed Book Blast and Giveaway, the Matt Archer: Blade’s Edge giveaway, and the Ixeos Blog Tour. Be sure to leave me a comment letting me know what you think the scariest fairy tale character is.
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  1. I think the scariest fairy tale character would have to be the witch from Hansel and Gretel. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Scariest would be Maleficient from Sleeping Beauty!
    gagaslab at gmail dot com

  3. brrr….I think the witch from Hansel & Gretel too!

  4. The scariest must be Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland.

  5. The witch from sleeping beauty

  6. The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland always gave me the creeps!

    • Hi Darlene,
      Great to see you! I hope all is well. The Chesire Cat, that’s a good one. I am not sure I ever thought if it as scarey, but it is indeed creepy which can be scarey! Thanks so much for stopping by & sharing.


  7. I am still quite terrified of Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty) and all because of the line, “Now, shall you deal with ME, O Prince… and all the powers of HELL!” (followed by the most evil laugh an evil being can evily muster up). That scared the life out of me when I was little!! I think I had nightmare for about 17 years.

    Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway.

    Shelly H.

    • Hi Shelly,
      You’re welcome and good luck. That is very, very scary. Thanks for sharing. I’m not sure if you’ll find Alice and her adventures with the corrupted as scarey, but they are close.


  8. The Queen from Snow White always scared me.

  9. stepmother from Cinderella

  10. evil stepmother and stepsisters from cinderella

  11. The Evil Queen from “Snow White.”
    I love fairy tales. I actually wrote a paper for my Literary Non-Fiction class about the resurgence of fairy tales in popular culture. This was last year when the two movies based on “Snow White” came out along with the tv show “Once Upon a Time…” and then “Cinder” came out. It was quite an explosion of fairy tales in mediums. I concluded that because of the rough economic times, people were grasping for something to escape to. In fairy tales, the impossible happens. The disenfranchised become the heroes and heroines. They rise to power and usually become a King or Queen. We are still clinging to the American dream and through the use of fairy tales we get to live that dream. As far as my favorite fairy tale goes, I love “Beauty and the Beast.” I love it so much that I have thought seriously about naming my first daughter Belle. In books, I love retellings of fairy tales like “Cinder” and “Ella Enchanted.” In TV, the show “Beauty and the Beast” on the CW is one of my favorites and in movies, I loved “Mirror, Mirror,” “Beastly” and “The Wizard of Oz.” Also, a big fan of the musical “Wicked.”
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  12. Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland.

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Rafflecopter name – Rose Lennart

  13. I really loathe the sea witch in Little Mermaid. She is just creepy and I always fast forward scenes with her in it!

  14. The witch from Hansel and Gretel is very scary to me.

  15. The Queen from Snow White

  16. All the wicked witches!!! lol


  17. The witch from Hansel and Gretel.

  18. The Little Mermaid’s Sea Witch.

  19. Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty

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