Fairy Tale Blog Tour and two giveaways

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 Scroll to the end to see today's August Amazingness giveaway!

Kendra, what draws you to fairy tales? 
I grew up on Fairy Tales, my mother telling my sister and I all sorts of obscure ones as we took walks around the block. So reading, and rewriting them, is very much a chance to revisit my childhood. I love the simplicity and universality of the tales. And I love exploring tales over and over, seeing how many new ways they can be twisted, and seeing what stays the same through any incarnation.

What makes you most excited about this new release?
Mostly the fact that everyone who has read the book has loved it. Also, I have some adorable characters in this book that I can't wait to loose upon the world.

What is next for you as a writer?
I am in the process of revising and re-releasing all six of my novels with brand new covers, details on that here. Beyond that, I've been working on entries for the Rooglewood contest, which I'll probably be releasing next year if they don't win, and Worth of a King, which is a sort-of prequel to Rizkaland, delving into a chapter of the villain's backstory, back before she went evil. 

What is your favorite writing snack?

I'm not really a snack-while-I-write person. I'll keep water on my desk, most of the time, but that's usually about it, though I currently have a box of crackers on my desk that I have been snacking on today. I was hungry the last time I went shopping...

Poison Kiss 

About the Book
Everyone knows that Sleeping Beauty's curse is triggered when she pricks her finger on a spindle and that she is awakened by true love's kiss ... but what happens when the wicked fairy decides to switch things up?

Edmund didn't mean to put Auralea to sleep, but now it's up to him and the famous Puss in Boots to figure out how, exactly, a spinning wheel is supposed to awaken her.

About the Author

Kendra E. Ardnek is a homeschool graduate who picked up a pen at an early age and never put it down. The eldest of four, she makes her home in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her parents, younger siblings, giant herd of giraffes, and honor guard of nutcrackers. 

You can connect with Kendra on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Twisted Dreams

About the Book
“I, Calandra, of the Wingans, do bestow upon you, the Princess of Hanover, a gift. You have been given long life. I cannot interfere with that, but when you are sixteen years of age, you will prick your finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into an everlasting sleep.” She stepped closer so that she could be heard only by Liesel and her parents. “Then you will at last see the truth. Be wary. Be wise. Your fate rests upon yourself.”

On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Liesel Rosanna falls victim to a sleeping curse—but wakens in another world, a prisoner of war. As the bait in a trap for her fiancé, the crown prince of Hanover, Liesel longs to escape back to the fairy tale world. The world where she is only wanting a true love’s kiss to set everything to rights.

As situations quickly grow dire, Liesel must choose which story to live, which life is real. The fate of her country rests on her decision.

About the Author
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Books have always been a big part of her life, never more so than when working at the local library. Her other interests include reading, playing and teaching piano and violin, and politics. She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment as well as the Time Captives fantasy trilogy.

You can connect with Morgan on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Rosetta Thornbriar

About the Book
Once upon a time, way out west...
Back when they were young'uns, Fleur Guardstone proposed to Rosette Thornbriar with a cigar band ring. However, not long after, she disappeared back into the forest and hadn't been heard from since. However, when Fleur hears reports of smoke coming from that woods, he's determined to find out if it is, indeed, his dear Rosette. If he can get past all of the briars.

About the Author

Rachel Roden is a natural story teller, capable of weaving the most hilarious of fairy tales. She fell in love with the Lone Ranger in her teens, but ended up with a basketball referee instead. Together, she and the Ref homeschool their four children in the Piney Woods of East Texas, as well as any other odd kid who ends up in their house. She might also be the sole human who still uses math after college.

You can connect with Rachel on her blog, twitter, and Pinterest.

Monday - 7th
Knitted By God’s Plan - Intro Post + Poison Kiss Feature
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke - Twisted Dreams Feature
Reality Reflected - Morgan+Twisted Dreams - Interview+Review

Tuesday - 8th
Knitted By God’s Plan - Favorite SB Retellings
Books, Braids, and Born Again - Matthew (TD Character)
Shire Reviews - Rosette Thornbriar
Reality Reflected - Edmund(character)+Poison Kiss - Interview+Review

Wednesday - 9th
Knitted By God’s Plan - Twisted Dreams Feature
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke - Rosette Thornbriar Feature
Reflections of the Heart - Twisted Dreams
The Flowering Vales - Twisted Dreams
Reality Reflected - Rachel+Rosette Thornbriar - Interview+Review

Thursday - 10th
Knitted By God’s Plan - Other Sleepy Fairy Tales
The Page Dreamer - Poison Kiss
Dreams and Dragons - Twisted Dreams

Friday - 11th
Knitted By God’s Plan - Rosette Thornbriar Feature
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke - Poison Kiss Feature
Dreams and Dragons - Puss in Boots (PK Character)
The Music of a Story - Will (TD Character)
The Flowering Vales - Poison Kiss

Saturday - 12th
Knitted By God’s Plan - Retellings I’d Like To Write Someday
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke - Something About the SSS
Sutori no Hana - Twisted Dreams

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  1. Great interview! As an alpha reader for Worth, I can say that it's definitely awesome so far. :D And yum, crackers. Crackers are excellent writing snacks. (Kendra, if you see this- what kind?)

    1. They WERE vegetable crackers, but I proceeded to leave them on my desk that night, and had to throw away half the box the next morning because ants got into them. >.<

      Luuuukily, the box had only been a dollar, so I wasn't too upset. But this is the other reason I don't have writing snacks terribly often. My room has an ant problem.

  2. I like the part where Puss'N Boots must figure out how to work the spinning wheel. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. I don't really snack while I write, either. It's a good way to gain weight, and as a writer, we need to find ways to eat less and be more active ;) Lovely post! And these books look terribly interesting :D

  4. Hadn't heard that about Worth of a King. Amber's backstory.... can't wait.