A Note:

6/2/13

I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)

Tori

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Crossroads 2011: Kiki Hamilton (Plus Giveaway!)


Each day of The Crossroads Blog Tour, a new research question will be revealed on The Crossroad Blog Tour main page: http://judithgraves.com/events/the-crossroads-tour/crossroads-2011/ and each day the answer to that question will be found within one of the different blog posts by Crossroads Tour authors. Your job is to get the question, read the blog posts, and collect all answers by the end of the tour, on Halloween. 

Answers are to be emailed to bridgesocialmedia@gmail.com by October 31st at MIDNIGHT. Winner of the grand prize will be announced on November 1st, the DAY OF THE DEAD.
 

Follow the tour on Twitter: @TheCrossroadsBT


And Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Crossroads-Blog-Tour/218310244897337

BRIDGE Social Media: http://www.bridgesocialmedia.com is holding a special promotion for public libraries. Libraries that actively promote the Crossroads tour (post a link on their website, mention it in their newsletters, etc) can email us proof of their promotional activities by midnight on OCTOBER 31st to be entered in a draw to win a FREE SKYPE AUTHOR VISIT FOR THEIR LIBRARIES – WITH BEST-SELLING YA AUTHOR, RACHEL VINCENT.



Tori: Do you have a pre-writing ritual? 
Kiki: Nope. I just dig in. I only write on my laptop now, so I can take it with me wherever I might be. I keep all of my notes, pictures, files, everything on my laptop, so everything I need is in one place. 
 
Tori: Coffee or tea? 
Kiki: Not really either, because coffee gives me migraines, but I do love it. As a substitute I’m totally hooked on Starbucks decaf mocha frappuccino’s – which are like a chocolate coffee milkshake. Yum! 

Tori: What is your favorite book? 
Kiki: The Harry Potter series is my favorite story, which, of course, spans seven books with one story arc. I LOVE Harry Potter.
 
Tori: What was the hardest part about coming up with the idea to your book? 
Kiki: Actually, this book was really easy to write. It only took me 30 days to write the first draft. I started with Tiki being a pickpocket in Victorian London and after she stole the Queen’s ring, I realized that others were after the ring and the story just sort of fell out of my head onto the page after that.

Thanks so much for having me over! xo Kiki


You can connect with Kiki via:
{Website} {Twitter} {Goodreads}


Check out the other author who has stopped by Book Faery today! 



Giveaway


Debut novelist Kiki Hamilton takes readers from the gritty slums and glittering ballrooms of Victorian London to the beguiling but menacing Otherworld of the Fey in this spellbinding tale of romance, suspense, and danger. 
The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.
Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen’s son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist.
Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty…

Giveaway Guidelines: 
1) Open to US residents only
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3) You can earn extra entries by tweeting a link (and adding it in the comments) to this giveaway post.

13 comments:

  1. I love that this book is set in Victorian London and is about the Fey. I really want to read this book and I hope that Kiki has great success in her writing, this series sounds awesome. Thanks for the chance to win.

    rachaelmccully@yahoo.com

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  2. I like books that have a historical setting. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway! I've heard great reviews for the book.

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  6. Love your blog! and thanks for the giveaway :) Victorian London and Fey what else could you want?? Awesomness

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  7. I love the cover of this book! Have heard some awesome things about The Faerie Ring. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Can't wait to read this!

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. thanks for the giveaway. i've been dying to read this one. twee66(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway, please count me in.

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