Today I have a guest post for you by Alethea Kontis, the author of ENCHANTED and HERO. If you’ve been by my blog at all, you’ll know I love fairy tales and fairy tale retellings, so I’m excited to be on this tour! The post is about Soteria. The tour is hosted by Prism Book Tours, and you can check out all the stops here.
Author: Alethea Kontis
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Harcourt Books
Series? Woodcutter Sisters #2
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fairy Tales
Page Count: 304
Rough and tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she’s the only one of her sisters without any magic—until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction? And, as she wonders grumpily, “Did romance have to be part of the adventure?” As in ENCHANTED, readers will revel in the fragments of fairy tales that embellish this action-packed story of adventure and, yes, romance. (summary from goodreads)
by author Alethea Kontis
MY AWESOME SISTER
(or: Princess Alethea Has a Lot to Live Up To)
My little sister, Soteria, always asks me who she is in the Woodcutter stories, but it’s hard to say. She and I were so close growing up–if I am every single one of my characters, then she is always my sister in every scene. The dynamics between the sisters–that’s Soteria and me, in just about every possible incarnation. We laughed, we fought, we wrote and directed our own plays, we have a secret language and remember obscure things few other people do. We are never allowed to be on the same team when playing Cranium because of the unfair advantage.
Soteria is an award-nominated jewelry designer whose necklaces and earrings have appeared in Vogue magazine and on the red carpet. She was always destined to be an artist. Just like I was always the writer.
Fairy Tale Gift Bundle: Signed copies of both Enchantment and Hero by Alethea Kontis plus swag!
*giveaway is tour-wide
About the author:
New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, a goddess, a force of nature, and a mess. She’s known for screwing up the alphabet, scolding vampire hunters, turning garden gnomes into mad scientists, and making sense out of fairy tales.
Alethea is the co-author of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter Companion, and penned the AlphaOops series of picture books. Her short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in a myriad of anthologies and magazines. She has done multiple collaborations with Eisner winning artist J.K. Lee, includingThe Wonderland Alphabet and Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome. Her debut YA fairy tale novel, Enchanted, won the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award in 2012 and was nominated for both the Andre Norton Award and the Audie Award in 2013.
Born in Burlington, Vermont, Alethea now lives in Northern Virginia with her Fairy Godfamily. She makes the best baklava you’ve ever tasted and sleeps with a teddy bear named Charlie.