Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blog Hop: Indie Author Giveaway Hop

Woo hoo!!!  It's blog hop time!  I'm super glad you decided to stop by today 
as this hop is all about Indie/Small Press authors and you know how I love my indie/small press authors.  

I've chosen to feaure books by Kate Avery Ellison.  
Get to know Kate on Goodreads, her blog: The Southern Scrawl or Twitter.

A bit about Kate:

I've been making up stories since I was five years old, and now I'm thrilled to be able to do it as a full-time job. I have an obsession with dark fantasy, dystopian futures, and Pride and Prejudice-style love stories full of witty banter and sizzling, unspoken feelings. When I'm not writing, I'm probably tweeting, reading funny blogs, or watching my favorite shows (which include TVD and BSG). I live with my geeky husband and our two bad cats in Atlanta, GA.
Books by Kate that you can choose from:

The Curse Girl
YA Fantasy
I gave this one 5 stars.  See my review here.

When Bee is imprisoned in a magical, cursed house because of her father's selfish choices, she has just one plan... escape! But she must solve a riddle and help her fellow prisoners break the curse that binds them all before she can leave, and that is proving more difficult than she originally thought thanks to the bitter young master of the house, Will.

Will wants nothing to do with Bee or her help (and he certainly isn't planning on falling in love with her), but he might have underestimated just how determined and clever--and irresistible--she can be.

Frost (Frost #1)
YA Fantasy/Dystopian
I gave this one 4 stars.  See my review here.

In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, one wrong move and a person could end up dead—and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone. After monsters kill her parents, she must keep the family farm running despite the freezing cold and threat of monster attacks or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Elders. With dangers on all sides and failure just one wrong step away, she can’t afford to let her emotions lead her astray. So when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest—a young stranger named Gabe—Lia surprises herself and does the unthinkable.

She saves his life.

Giving shelter to the fugitive could get her in trouble. The Elders have always described the advanced society of people beyond the Frost, the “Farthers,” as ruthless and cruel. But Lia is startled to find that Gabe is empathetic and intelligent…and handsome. She might even be falling in love with him.

But time is running out. The monsters from the forest circle the farm at night. The village leader is starting to ask questions. Farther soldiers are searching for Gabe. Lia must locate a secret organization called the Thorns to help Gabe escape to safety, but every move she makes puts her in more danger.

Is compassion—and love—worth the risk?
Once Upon a Beanstalk
Short Story Fantasy
I haven't read this one yet!

In this humorous collection of fairy tale mashups combining modern day technology with fairy tale sensibilities, Rumpelstiltskin and Red Riding Hood are married and running a royal wedding planner venue, Rapunzel has been rescued from her tower and is about to start her happily ever after, and the Grimm Brothers are a group of notorious thieves who are forced to rescue a kidnapped princess in order to avoid execution.

This collection includes the short stories "Once Upon a Wedding," "Once Upon a Heist," and "Once Upon a Beanstalk."

So we can keep this international, all prizes will be in the e-book format of your choice.
Now, please fill out the Rafflecopter form below and cross your fingers!
 I'll be in touch if you're a winner.
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  1. Frost looks so good!
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway :)

  2. I think Frost would interest me. Thanks for this giveaway chance.