I have recently read two novellas that were fabulous. While I don’t think a novella warrants a full review I didn’t want to not mention them either because they rocked.
“Love in my world usually ended up with someone hearing ‘I smite thee!’ as she was cursed to be some lame flower for the rest of her life.”
For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals—pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she’d been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she’s pretty much accepted that she’s a freak by mortal standards… and that she’ll never be prepared for that duty.
According to her mother, that’s a good thing.
But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return—the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death… because she’s being hunted by the very creatures she’d once trained to kill.
The daimons have found her.
Daimon is a prequel to a new series from Jennifer L. Armentrout. I absolutely fell in love with the plot in this book. Of course if you know me at all then you know I love any sort of mythology. Daimon is actually the Greek word for demon! You can get Daimon for free right now on the publisher website. Check it out and let me know what you think.
A Midsummer’s Nightmare?
Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon’s right hand, bane of many a faery queen’s existence—and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl’s death came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts.
Now Ash has granted one favor too many and someone’s come to collect, forcing the prince to a place he cannot go without Puck’s help—into the heart of the Summer Court. And Puck faces the ultimate choice—betray Ash and possibly win the girl they both love, or help his former friend turned bitter enemy pull off a deception that no true faery prankster could possibly resist.
An ebook exclusive novella from Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series.
Oh where to start. We all know I love the Iron Fey series, so very much and having this novella focusing on the voice of Puck is so heartbreaking and hilarious at the same time. We FINALLY all get to see what is going on in that mischievous head of his. Trust me you do not want to miss this. Also free for the moment on the publisher’s website.
More than any other, The Iron Court is feared and hated within the realm of the Fey. It is the destroyer of the Faery realm, a wasteland spreading throughout the Nevernever. The songs of the Iron Court are tinged with fear and desperation. Yet one can still find love and acceptance even among despair—though sometimes sacrifice is called for, and Happily Ever Afters are never guaranteed.
Hello and welcome to the most fabulous court of fey! You will read a lot of bad things about us. You will read that we are killing Winter and Summer, that we are evil, but hey! We are just trying to survive as well you puny humans. Let me ask you this, what are you reading this text on? A phone, a computer, a netbook some sort of digital wizardry? All of these things are gifts from the Iron Court! So swear your allegiance to our King Machina! Embrace the digital age and say hasta la vista to those old news Fey and their magical ways.
First of all if you haven’t heard of the fabulous trio of books from the talented New York Times Best Selling Author Julie Kagawa let me point you to my reviews for them:
Fans of this series were so unhappy that it was ending that the publishing company convinced Kagawa to continue with the series! Be on the lookout for The Iron Knight!
More about The Iron Queen
My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who’s sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I’m not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.
What you are going to win!
A huge thanks to Big Honcho Media for tapping me to be a part of this tour. I love these books all three of them and I am a huge supporter of the Iron Court. I am so happy (and jealous) to announce the prize that you guys have a chance to win. No hoops to jump through here folks, just fill out the Google form Random.org will decide the winner, one week from today and I will email the winner quietly without hoopla.
A Custom Iron Fey Skinned iPod Nano!
Now the play list below features Julie’s Iron Fey music. Except for one song that wasn’t available. (Evenstar – Crouch End Festival Chorus & The City of Prague Philharmonic (from The Lord of the Rings)) Feel free to listen to the songs before winning your Nano and filling it up with all this kick ass music and more.
” Beyond the camps, a twisted forest of glimmering steel marked the entrance into the realm of the Iron King.” ~The Iron Queen
My other Iron Court Captains and rather interesting blogging cohorts are The Mundie Moms & Galleysmith. The next stop on the tour is on the 9th features a fairly delusional Summer Court Member and all around good person The Bookish Type.
Good luck my little digital gremlins!
As you know there has been murmurings on the Twitterverse and other places for a while about the Court Blog Tour, you can visit the link and find out who reigns supreme with Iron and where those wussy little Summer and Winter supporters throw in their hats. I feel very privileged to be a part of the Iron Court because obviously that is the most superior race of fey. Each tour stop listed will have something super special to give away. So check that link and make sure you know what is up. You can also check out Grim and Meghan talking about the tour over on Julie Kagawa’s blog.
A Plea for Iron Court
Everyone always flocks to Ash and Puck and their cutesy little fey ways but no one loves Machina. As you can see above he is quite a bit hotter than even I had imagined him and since book one I have been a loyal Iron Court member. If you are getting tired of parlor tricks and icy swords you can skip on over here to the Iron Court where technology reigns supreme and we are always plugged into something.
The Iron Court hate is a bit hypocritical! Why? Because fey do not exist without humans. We in the times of old imagined the Summer and Winter Courts and therefore Ash and Puck and their brothers and sisters were born. However we live in technological times now, how can we loathe what each and every one of us reveres? We brought Machina, Iron Horse and his crew into existence so we are responsible for their creation.
How many of you are reading this on a lap top, desk top, iPod, mobile phone, tablet computer or some other wizardry of technological advancement? I say be true to yourself! Join the Iron Court for you love of everything tech and become a part of the winning team. And oh, we shall win.
Otherwise go live in Amish country and stay the heck off my gadgets! Every time you touch an Apple product a new Iron Gremlin is born.
Leave your allegiance to Machina the true Iron King in the comment field.