Sunday, July 18, 2010

Another book give-away


I should probably clean more. Who knows what I'd find? While going through the game room yesterday, I discovereed some ARCs (advanced reading copies) of My Fair Godmother. Yeah, I probably should have found a homes for those long ago. I'll start by giving one away here. That said, keep in mind that ARCs have typos in them. Usually the typos aren't that bad, but in My Fair Godmother . . . yowza. I think the publisher used someone who didn't actually speak English to go over them. Why else would somebody change the word Yankee to yanker? I mean, that makes no sense. When was the last time someone told you, "Go home, yanker!"

It sounds vaguely obscene.

Worst still, in the climax a snake is a snack. Yep, not many people are really afraid of snacks so it changed the whole meaning of the scene.

But who knows, if the book ever becomes a movie, maybe those typo-filled ARCs will become collector editions. (This is my attempt to make you covet one.)

Since Chrysanthemum Everstar, Fairy Godmother extraordinaire, loves to send people to fairy tales, I'll need to choose some new fairy tales for book three--assuming I ever do a book three.

So to enter to win, leave a comment about which fairy tale/myth/folk story hero you would like to see in book three. (Keeping in mind that Cinderella, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, and Robin Hood have already been used.)

Followers get double chances, so mention if you are a follower in your comment.

And may you live happily ever after!

57 comments:

Faith E. Hough said...

I think a book that had fairy godmothers AND Merlyn in it would just be ridiculously great. So
I vote for popping into a young Arthur story.
I'm a follower. :)

GirlforChrist said...

Sleeping Beauty is amazing....
but you could always do Goldilocks if you want a little twist. Thanks for doing the giveaway! :)
I'm a follower...

Anonymous said...

Wow, big decisions! :) Maybe, Peter Pan?

~Joy P.

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Anonymous said...

The big bad wolf? Does that count?

:o)

~Rosie

pat------@yahoo.com

Kristina said...

hmm, i think that you should used Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and the beast, and maybe alice in wonderland.

I'm a follower...

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Tiger Holland said...

I follow. :-) Rapunzel! Girls locked in towers always make for interesting problems.

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Janelle said...

I was thinking Rapunzel could be fun, as well as Sleeping Beauty, but since those have been recommended, I'm voting for Aladdin or something with mermaids.
And I stalk... I mean FOLLOW you!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Don't enter me because I've already read this one but I just wanted to say: I can't wait for book two :)

Rebecca Irvine said...

I think you could do a lot with Hansel and Gretel, but then Beauty and the Beast has potential too.

I am a follower!

Sara said...

Sleeping Beauty!

I'm a follower!

Sara @ The Hiding Spot
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Debbie Barr said...

I always loved the fairy tale called "The Fairies" or sometimes as "Diamonds and Toads." Basically, two sisters are granted gifts. One has flowers and gems fall from her mouth when she speaks, the other has snakes and toads fall from her mouth when she speaks. Chock full of drama, if you ask me. (And if you don't know, Gail Carson Levine re-wrote it in one of her princess tales)

Lisa said...

It would be neat to see the Big Bad Wolf in a story.

Taffy said...

Three Little Javelinas and the Coyote.

Taffy said...

Forgot to mention I'm a follower

Amber Lynae said...

A less known fairy tale is The Flower Queen's Daughter that would be good. I also have always enjoyed Sleeping Beauty. Little Red Riding Hood.

I am a follower.

Darlyn said...

and maybe tinkerbell!she's witty and prob makers too.but maybe the blue fairy is wiser ;p

i'm a follower

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megs said...

YAY! I actually just finished rereading this book yesterday and laughed so hard all over again. I would love a copy of my own! One of my all time favorite line(s) was: "Because I was smart. Even if I had nothing to show for it, like knowledge."

Okay, as for a fairy tale (and I've been wondering which ones you'd use)it would be fun to see maybe The Frog Prince, ooo--or how about Bluebeard? Beauty and the Beast? Anyway, I'm a follower!

Aleisha said...

I've always loved Beauty and the Beast. But Goldilocks and the 3 Bears could be entertaining. I am a follower.

Merry said...

I have always liked the story of Rapunzel. And I'm a follower!

Glitterbrush.com said...

I vote for Princess and the Pea and Rapunzel. I'm a follower!

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Smithy Smith said...

Beauty and the Beast has a special place in my heart (my school did the musical and I was in it) so that's probably my number one. I also love the Princess and the Frog, but any of the others said I could see in the future book.

Smithy Smith said...

Beauty and the Beast has a special place in my heart (my school did the musical and I was in it) so that's probably my number one. I also love the Princess and the Frog, but any of the others said I could see in the future book.

And, I'm a follower!

Melanie J said...

I'd like a Sleeping Beauty who wakes up really cranky, with bad bedhead and stinky morning breath. And I'm pretty sure I follow you. If I don't, I will be a follower within twenty seconds of posting this, so count me in!

Kayla :) said...

I think Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, or Beauty and the Beast would be awesome!
I'm a follower! ;)

Nicole B! said...

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, that would be awesome!

I hope I win!

mimilee said...

Jack and the bean stalk... the mickey mouse version because its so funny.

mimilee said...

also I'm a follower.

Meredith said...

My favorites, in no particular order: Beauty and the Beast, the 12 Dancing Princesses, Little Red Riding Hood. Kudos to whoever suggested Bluebeard, too. That would be awesome/freaky.

I'm a follower (I keep trying to type flooer).

alexie estes said...

i'm a follower and i would have to go with rapunzel.

Botterfly Girl said...

How about Snow White and Rose Red? (Not the same as Snow white with the dwarfs though)Ive always thought that prince's in disguise were cool, (gives me hope for the future) but the Frog Prince applies there too..... I'm A Follower!

Kelsi Rose said...

I know she is not a hero, but I love Baba Yaga from Russian folk lore. If you ahve to have a hero, the Frog Princess (Vasilisa the Wise, is her name I think)would work.

I am a follower.

Candace said...

I think the Princess Who Never Smiled would be a good one. You could make that really funny.
-Candace

Erin Edwards said...

I vote for the Princess and the Frog because Savannah having to kiss a frog, or whatever amphibian Chrissy messes up and puts in fairy tale would make a great scene!

And I'm a follower.

brendajean said...

A beauty (who's a snob) and a beast (who's really a gentleman) could use Chrissy's help next :)

Please enter me.

I am a follower.

bchild5@aol.com

Tanja said...

The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I enjoy dancing, but come on all night every night.
I am a follower

saphire_foxray said...

UMMM. Why pick just one? What if Crissy messed up and she's in like 3 stories at once??? Like she's a mermaid with long hair locked in a tower in the ocean and has to kiss a frog to get out. Or somthing with them all mixed up. I like Repunzel, Thumblina, Sleeping Beauty, Princess and the Frog, ext. :)

saphire_foxray said...

how do I follow????

Elizabeth Morgan said...

My favorite fairy tale is the Nordic legend East of the Sun, West of the Moon,

Elizabeth Morgan said...

I also like 12 dancing princess's.

I'm a follower.

Janette Rallison said...

To become a follower you copy my blog url, then when you sign in on your blog page, scroll to the bottom and you'll see an add button. Push the button and it gives you instructions from there.

One day my followers and I will rule the world. Bwah-ha-ha!

Wonderwegian said...

I'm a follower. :)

How about The Little Mermaid.

Donna Hatch said...

There's a little known fairy tale called the Tweleve Dancing Princesses and it's one of my favorite stories.

But if you're going for more famous tales (i.e.) Disney, my favorites are: Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, and the Little Mermaid.

Or how about Jack and the Beanstalk? Lots of potential twists there.

Sara said...

Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, Wizard of Oz ... there are so many to chose from!!

And I'm a follower. :)

sjcluff@hotmail.com

msdarcy said...

Jack and the beanstalk would be my first pick. There is always fun with a giant, (come on, death by shampoo?!?!!) and a handsome boy named Jack that is a little naughty too.
I am still a follower.

msdarcy22@aol.com

kbrebes said...

I'm a follower and I would love to win one of your ARC's! I also love Thumbelina.

Anonymous said...

I Absolutely Love your books by the way!!....hmm..I think that Thumbelina would be Interesting or the princess and the pea, or hansel and gretel!!! I love fairy tales so whatever you choose will make the book sufficient!!! I'm a follower :D

j.l.whitethewriter said...

My favorite fairytale as a little kid was The Seven Swans. Not a very well known one, but one I still love. :)

Deb said...

First I have to say that I love the title of the new book, second, the cover is great and I'm glad they have the same gal...LOVE continuity,

Fairy tales that would be fun to revisit in one of your books....hmmm There's the one about the troll under the bridge I remember from when I was a kid. The princess and the pea. Beauty and the beast, ummmm, the ugly duckling, Ohhh! The emperors new clothes!

I am so excited for book #2 I can't stand it!
Thanks for putting your great imagination down on paper!

Tamara said...

can't think of another fairy tale other than the ones that have been mentioned. I'm excited to read the book though!

nikkebirde said...

I totally follow!

I'm thinking The Boy Who Cried Wolf. :-)

Nikki said...

I love the story of the 12 Dancing Princesses, and then, of course, Sleeping Beauty!

I am a follower!

misha1989 said...

Please enter me if this is international. I would love love to read the book!
I would love to see a book with Snow White!
I am a follower.
Misha
mishamary@gmail.com

Deb said...

Oh, yeah! Did I mention that I am a follower? And I thought of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina too. :)

Vanessa said...

I think it would be cool to see Rapunzel in a book three. I could totally see that happening.

Do I count as a follower if I follow on Google Reader?

Jacqueline C. (The Eclectic Book Lover) said...

I'd love to see Puss-in-Boots :)

I'm also a follower!

Naomi said...

Darn it! I already own this one. oh well. xD
I've been thinking and I can't figure which one was Rumplestiltskin. Unless it was 'My Double Life'? Anyone know?

Arya said...

Well since my favorite fairy tale of all time is beauty and the beast I would like that one. And East of the Sun and West of the Moon has so many possibilites. . .