April 1, 2013

Twisted Tales Blog Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway

With a Kiss (Twisted Tales #1)
Author: Stephanie Fowers
Genre: YA Paranormal (Faeries)
Release Date: April 2013

Buy Link: Amazon


There are seven rules of the faery kingdom that Halley Starr must never break:

    1. No trespassing sacred faery territory
    2. Don't ever say thank you
    3. Using a faery’s given name is a no-no
    4. Never break a promise to a faery
    5. Faery music is forbidden
    6. Resist all faery food
    7. And never, never fall in love with a faery

    But Halley is cursed. Yeah. No joke. She can barely survive Omak High with that shard of ice in her heart. How could she possibly be a proper godmother and stop Rumpelstiltskin from taking the heir of the faery kingdom? And let’s be honest, there is no way she’ll go with Goldilocks (some hot faery guy) who won’t bother telling Halley his name or that she looks like she’s talking to herself when he’s around. Not a chance.

    And really, who can blame her?

    If Halley wants her heart back again, she can’t worry about the rules…

At Midnight (Twisted Tales #2)
Author: Stephanie Fowers
Genre: YA Paranormal (Faeries)
Release Date: April 2013

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Stop the clock from striking twelve

    Who is Bridgette anyway?

    1. Loser of Omak High
    2. Girl who rubs her fingers raw working fast food
    3. Victim of the evil stepmother who runs the group home
    4. Not-so-proud owner of a hearth where fire-starting goblins live
    5. Asylum wannabe with occasional schizophrenic episodes

    Not even Bridgette knows. Not that she can do anything about it. Besides, her godmother is supposed to save her, not the other way around! But Halley Starr is a little busy fighting Rumpelstiltskin flunkies and his beanstalk, so her godmother sends some rude faery guy to help Bridgette instead. It’s up to him to make sure she gets that true love’s kiss that will undo the banishment curse, except he seriously knows nothing about love or faery hunters, red riding hood, spindles…or high school!

    Excuse me?

    Even if he did, how is Bridgette supposed to find true love if everyone she loves disappears?


As the Sun Sets (Twisted Tales #3)
Author: Stephanie Fowers
Genre: YA Paranormal (Faeries)
Release Date: April 2013

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Will it be happily ever after or the end?

    Daphne’s sister and stepsister are in big BIG trouble!

    1. It’s the third and final day
    2. Rumpelstiltskin plans to suck their powers dry
    3. The queen wants them dead
    4. The wolves switched sides
    5. The world is about to end
    6. And did they seriously expect to keep this all from Daphne?

    Oh yeah, A LOT of trouble! Daphne Starr pricks her finger on a spindle and it awakens the power that was always within her. That’s a big time no no! Now Rumpelstiltskin and some evil queen are after her. Even more annoying, the biggest player at Omak High is a shapeshifter and he goes beast on her, dragging her into a beanstalk and getting them stuck in a time-warp. He won’t stop asking her to marry him to get to her powers. I mean, give up already! Sure, it’s cool when she scores matching boots with the weirdo cat, and some cute faery guy accidentally tags along for the ride, but…

    Enough is enough already!

    Halley and Bridgette had better get her out of this—especially since she only has until the battery runs out of her cell phone before she loses…to a beast.


“Top 10 Favorite or Influential Books and Why”

This is a great question, but also a hard one because there are so many books that have influenced my writing. But first of all, I have to admit that I’m a victim of the educational system. Yeah, a weird thing to say, but let me explain myself. My teachers made me read all these classics with these ultra-deep meanings, and look what happened to me because of it? Though I’m happy about it, I’m definitely a schizo-writer—my narration is modern, but then I throw in all these olden-day words that everyone has to look up . . . and I can NEVER resist throwing in all these twists and deeper meanings into these otherwise, bubblegum-style books. Needless to say, the novels that have inspired me are an eclectic collection indeed.
So first for the classics:
1-Ivanhoe: I fell in love with Robin Hood and the Black Knight in this one. And then of course, there was that love triangle with Ivanhoe, Rebecca and Rowena. If I EVER write a screenplay for this one, I’m definitely emphasizing the bad-boy love Brian de Bois-Guilbert had for Rebecca).

2-Lorna Doone:
I just have a passion for Scotland. I don’t know if it’s because my ancestors are from there and we have our very own clan or if it’s the guys in kilts, but this was the perfect story for me. Think about it—love story, adventure story, takes place in Scotland. Oh yeah, the best book ever!

Now for the more recent books:
3-World War Z: Really! I just love zombies. But what I also appreciated from this book was the real voice that came from it. Each character seemed like they came from a different author, they were so varied. That’s something I’d like to perfect in my own writing.
4-Hunger Games: I couldn’t put the books down—thankfully they were all out when I read them or I would’ve died with anticipation. I thought Suzanne Collins did an excellent job with her action/ adventure. I was on the edge of my seat and terrified of what was going to happen next.

5-On Little Wings (a modern day To Kill a Mockingbird—that’s the only way I can describe it): It won Amazon’s best breakthrough YA novel last year, and yeah, I discovered it FIRST (well, in my mind). It was rich in description—something I only wish I was more adept at. It took place by the sea in an eastern town where I was immediately sucked into the story. It was about an aunt and her niece, so how could I not be touched? And of course, the love story was so sweet. It was about first love, and losing love, and finding it again. I was so teary-eyed reading it.

6-Uglies Series. I was fascinated, and even better, it spurned lots of arguments with my friends—some who hated the main character, some who loved her—which just goes to show you can’t please everyone, writers! It gave me the idea of putting all of my trilogies out at the same time because though I liked this series, I don’t know how faithful I would’ve been in reading all of them if the books weren’t all available to me at once.

7-Paranormalcy Series. Initially I was annoyed that there was another faery book out with my same kind of narrative style (just because hers came out first and I hate being second), BUT Kiersten White (the author) immediately won me over with her quirky narrative voice and awesome romance. I was also happy to note that we went different directions where plot was concerned (a relief). It was a nice easy read and super fun. It also made me hopeful that my books might also find a similar audience.

8-All Creatures Great and Small: This book inspired me to be a veterinarian . . . which uh, didn’t really happen, but I can dream, right? The way he describes animals is genius, and the Yorkshire countryside, and the creepiness of the old creaky house. Yeah, I think everyone should know about James Herriot. He’s an amazing author.

9-DragonLance Series: Strangely enough, this made a HUGE impact on my writing. I picked up a book from the series in the fifth grade because my older brother was reading it and I wanted to be cool like him, and I FELT like I lived it. I didn’t understand trilogies at the time, so I read the second one in the second series out of order and I cried and cried and cried when I thought Tasselhoff died. My brother dried my tears and told me there were more books. My world exploded after that. That’s when I became a real bona fide closet nerd.

10-Regency romance books: Must there be a specific one—they’re kind of all Jane Austen knockoffs? And oh, how I love them—and Bonnet movies, too (but that’s a different story altogether)! I know it’s hard to admit, but they made up my childhood (I wonder if that’s the reason for all of my Victorian ideals?). Though many of these books are cookie-cutter, I actually don’t care—they do romance well and when these novels are done right, they get me every time. I’ll sit down intent only reading the first chapter . . . and a whole afternoon later, I’m thinking, “Hey, where was I for the last four hours? Am I in London or Bath or . . . ?” They are living proof to me that we are genre readers. Someday I’m going to write one of these ‘bonnet’ books (probably with a crazy twist though, it is me we’re talking about).

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your most influential and favorite books with us today Stephanie!

Stephanie Fowers loves bringing stories to life, and depending on her latest madcap ideas will do it through written word, song, and/ or film. She absolutely adores Bollywood and bonnet movies; i.e., BBC (which she supposes includes non-bonnet movies Sherlock and Dr. Who). Presently, she lives in Salt Lake where she's living the life of the starving artist. Stephanie plans to share more of her novels, films, and even a musical in the near future. May the adventures begin.

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  1. Hi Steph (great name by the way),
    Thank you for hospitality on your blog! I'm looking through your other posts and you have some interesting information on here. I see that you're a writer too! Good luck with all your writing endeavors and thank you again!

    1. Hey Stephanie (ditto on the great name!) - Thank you for your compliments on my blog and for the support for my writing! :)

  2. Great giveaway! I love your blog and have been following it for a while now! :)

    1. Thanks for following and your nice compliment Alicia! :)

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! This is an awesome blog! I've been following for like three or four months!

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