Monday, March 25, 2013

Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop - March 26th to April 2nd

 
Hi everyone,

Last year I read Dewitched: The Untold Story of the Evil Queen (Dewitched #1) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I just cannot stop praising it (read on to see my review). I also adore the gorgeous cover.

When I found out that I Am A Reader, Not A Writer , The Book Rat and A Backwards Story were hosting a Giveaway for fairytale-themed books, Dewitched came to mind and I signed up immediately.

I was so touched when Ellen offered to give away both an ebook copy and a signed paperback copy to two lucky readers. Thank you so much, Ellen.

To enter the giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter.

DESCRIPTION

After serving time for Snow White’s attempted murder, the Evil Queen is about to get a makeover. Just not the kind she expected. Thinking she’s being sent to a luxurious spa that will enable her to restore her beauty and recapture her title, Fairest of All, Jane Yvel instead finds herself at Faraway, a rehab center that caters to Fairytalelanders addicted to evil.

Upon confronting her love-hate relationship with her magic mirror and the demons of her past, she is sent back to the world of happily-ever-after. Her goal: to discover the true meaning of beauty. Her assignment: to work for Marcella, a demanding Princess-In-Waiting. Jane finds herself irresistibly drawn to Marcella's dashing fiancé, Prince Gallant, and his exquisite seven-year old daughter, Calla Rose. Will the Evil Queen who had no heart end up with a heart that’s broken?

Wickedly funny, darkly shocking, and deeply moving, DEWITCHED unravels the Snow White story as we know it and will make you see the evil legend in a new light as she rewrites her life.

MY REVIEW (written August 2012)

Dewitched blew me away. I started off hating Jane because of what she did to Snow, but in the course of the novel the author gave me a peek into Jane's past life and helped me understand what makes her do the things she does. Why she is so addicted to evil. Before my eyes and with every word and page, E. L. Sarnoff made Jane human. Until I got to the point where my heart really went out to her.

E. L. Sarnoff is a very talented author who is very skilled at painting with words. The world (Lalaland) she created was very real, magical, and beautiful. And so inviting, I felt like one of the inhabitants.

Thank you so much E. L. Sarnoff for breathing new life into the fairytale characters from my childhood. It was a delightful reunion. The great thing about this novel is that even if it was mostly about Jane's life, at the same time all the other fairytale characters (E.g. Hook, Rumpelstiltskin, Pinocchio etc.) got a fair chance to tell their own backstories.

For a while after the story ended, I felt so empty. It will be hard to start reading another book. You have no idea how much I look forward to the sequel of Dewitched.

Don't miss out on this amazing fairytale, the chance to get reacquainted with your childhood characters. Be warned though. This novel comes with one huge side effect--sleepless nights. You wouldn't want to put it down.

I'm off to add E. L. Sarnoff to my list of favorite authors. 

The second book in the Dewitched series, Unhitched: The Untold Story of the Evil Queen 2,  was released in October and of course I bought it immediately. I wasn't disappointed.

DESCRIPTION

Reformed Evil Queen, Jane Yvel, now has it all--her handsome Prince Gallant, a loving daughter, and a successful career. The only thing missing is a baby with her husband, something she both desires and fears in light of her sordid past.

But happily ever after may go up in smoke when Jane discovers a love letter to Gallant from a woman from his past--Princess Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty.

Jane becomes obsessed with her prince’s affair. As she gathers evidence, she gets disturbing news that will change her life forever and makes a shocking discovery that threatens both her life and Gallant’s.

Will the Fairest of All be able to save her fairy tale marriage and those she loves? Or will the forces of evil triumph?

The evil legend’s journey continues in this wickedly funny, deeply moving, and darkly shocking sequel to DEWITCHED: The Untold Story of the Evil Queen.
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40 comments:

  1. I love fairy tales because they have to have happily ever afters :)

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  2. Oh, wow, this looks amazing! I love how in the past decade or so there's been a bit more focus on the Evil Queen - I'm a big fan of authors putting their own unique spin on fairytales, especially when it involves portraying antagonists as the hero/heroine of their own story.

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  3. I love Fairy Tales because they were a great part of my childhood.

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  4. abrennan09@hotmail.com
    Brings me back to my childhood when watching a disney movie was a real treat.

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  5. i love that everything its good at the end, and makes me remember to my childhood!
    thanks for making this international

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  6. They are romanic and magic and love that this book brings are amazing! Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

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  7. I love the way they all have happy endings! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  8. I love fairy tales because they have happily ever afters :)

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  9. Love the happily ever afters and that good eventually wins.

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  10. I love fairytales because they reminded me of my childhood days. :)

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  11. Because fairy tale always have the happily ever afters!!!

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  12. What I love about fairy tales are the lessons, the magic and the happily ever after. :)

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  13. Because they take you to a magical place where real life problems don't exist and the good guys always win ;)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  14. I love fairy tales because you can get lost in a wonderful magical world!

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  15. The fantastical escapism.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. This book sounds really good, it's definitely going on my to-read list.

    I love fairy tales because I love fantasy books, and fairy tales are fantasy, but they're not too heavy. And besides, who didn't love a good fairy tale when they were a child?

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  17. They always have happily ever afters!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. I love fairy tales for the escape.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. I love fairytales, no doubt! Especially Cinderella. It was the first fairytale that my mother told me. Reading fairytale makes me believe that everything is possible, even the impossible. In a strange way, fairytale gives me hope, that everything would be alright at the end.

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  20. I guess I'm a sucker for Happily Ever After!

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  21. I love fairy tales because I love a good Happily Ever After!
    Ashley A
    ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. Hmmm...I guess because we all love to read about the perfect Prince Charming/Beautiful Princess that we find in fairy tales. Theses stories are ideal, exciting and relaxing.

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  23. They are magical and romantic tales of overcoming obstacles and they always have a HEA ending.

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  24. I love fairy tales. I actually wrote a paper for my Literary Non-Fiction class about the resurgence of fairy tales in popular culture. This was last year when the two movies based on "Snow White" came out along with the tv show "Once Upon a Time…" and then "Cinder" came out. It was quite an explosion of fairy tales in mediums. I concluded that because of the rough economic times, people were grasping for something to escape to. In fairy tales, the impossible happens. The disenfranchised become the heroes and heroines. They rise to power and usually become a King or Queen. We are still clinging to the American dream and through the use of fairy tales we get to live that dream. As far as my favorite fairy tale goes, I love "Beauty and the Beast." I love it so much that I have thought seriously about naming my first daughter Belle. In books, I love retellings of fairy tales like "Cinder" and "Ella Enchanted." In TV, the show "Beauty and the Beast" on the CW is one of my favorites and in movies, I loved "Mirror, Mirror," "Beastly" and "The Wizard of Oz." Also, a big fan of the musical "Wicked."
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  25. Sheer escapism. There's always a happy ending (assuming we're not talking about Grimm here...).

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  26. Thanks everyone for stopping by. I lived on fairy tales as a child and they might have influenced my writing on some level. I hadn't even known when I wrote Tangi's Teardrops that it was a kind of fairy tale, until readers mentioned it. That was weird.

    I really think all of you will love Dewitched.

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  27. Everyone loves fairy tales for a reason that can be summarized in one simple word: HOPE. Fairy tales remind us to have hope, against the hardships of life, and to continue to strive for our happiness, and our own happily ever after.

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  28. Fairy tales have heroes, villains and a happy ending. What more could you ask for?

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  29. Because of the magical everything! And prince-y and princess-y stuff :D

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  30. Because of the Happily ever after

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  31. the books are great reads and then you never now
    what you going to haapen

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  32. they are great ooks and then you never now what going on form one to the next

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