Hero by Alethea Kontis – Tour Giveaway

Launching on our adventure!!
On Tour with Prism Book Tours

 

Hero (Woodcutter Sisters #2)Hero

by Alethea Kontis

Hardcover, 304 Pages

To be published October 1st, 2013 by Harcourt Books

Rough and tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she’s the only one of her sisters without any magic—until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. 



Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction? And, as she wonders grumpily, “Did romance have to be part of the adventure?” 



As in Enchanted, readers will revel in the fragments of fairy tales that embellish this action-packed story of adventure and, yes, romance.


 

 

My favorite fairy tale writer, Alethea Kontis, pulls off another slam dunk with HERO, the second of her stories about the Woodcutter sisters. HERO is a gender-bending, swash-buckling tale…  Saturday is a strong and willful girl with plenty of heart (plus some added snark). Alethea has a knack for reminding readers why many of us love fairy tales to begin with. In this entry we are once again given a delightful story with some obvious (and some not-so-obvious) nods to classic tales…  but her overlying story and characters… are wholly unique and distinguishable – not to mention they have so much more personality.Jenna {does} Books Giveaway of ARC ’til Sept 30!
There is hardly a fairy-tale or gender trope that Kontis doesn’t turn on
its head
, and readers don’t need to know about Hercules cleaning out the Augean
Stables to find Saturday’s impossible task of cleaning the witch’s bird’s nest
both hilarious and revolting…
 readers will await her next with
joyful anticipation. – 
Kirkus Review
 
 

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Enchanted (Woodcutter Sisters #1)

Hardcover, 305 pages

Published May 8, 2012



It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.



When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.



The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past – and hers?

Alethea Kontis

Alethea KontisNew York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, a goddess, a force of nature, and a mess. She’s known for screwing up the alphabet, scolding vampire hunters, turning garden gnomes into mad scientists, and making sense out of fairy tales.



Alethea is the co-author of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter Companion, and penned the AlphaOops series of picture books. Her short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in a myriad of anthologies and magazines. She has done multiple collaborations with Eisner winning artist J.K. Lee, includingThe Wonderland Alphabet and Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome. Her debut YA fairy tale novel, Enchanted, won the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award in 2012 and was nominated for both the Andre Norton Award and the Audie Award in 2013.

Born in Burlington, Vermont, Alethea now lives in Northern Virginia with her Fairy Godfamily. She makes the best baklava you’ve ever tasted and sleeps with a teddy bear named Charlie.
Sail Away on the 
Fairy Tale Adventure Tour*
*Family Welcome

Sept 22 – LAUNCH

Sept 23 – The Missing Piece – Althethea Kontis – Video Rant on Debz Bookshelf
 – Celebration on Deal Sharing Aunt
Sept 24 – Interview with Miss Print 
Sept 25 – Interview with Carina Olsen   – The Grandfather Pirate on Living a Goddess Life – Meet the Inspiration Part I on The Wonderings of One Person

Sept 26 – Review on Shannon’s Blog– Meet the Inspiration Part II on Bookmarks
Sept 27 – Families in Lit on Leeana Me 
Sept 30 — USA Today Happy Ever After interview – Review of Enchantment on Colorimetry
Oct 1 – RELEASE DAY! – “Release Day” at Waterworld Mermaids 
 – “My Favorite Bit” guest essay (with Cat Valente) – Mary Robinette Kowal
 – Review at Libraryof a Book Witch – Interview & Review at Tressa’s Wishful Endings
Oct 2 – Video Rant Geek Girl In Love 
  – “The Big Idea” John Scalzi’s blog   – My Bookshelf on Mel’s Shelves  – Did You See? on Cu’s eBook Giveaways

Oct 3 – Hightlighting The Missing Piece on I Am a Reader, Not a Writer  – Review at Books for Kids
Oct 4 – Podcast with Bennet Pomeranz – Review of Hero on Colorimetry
Oct 5 – Hero LAUNCH PARTY at One More Page Books in Arlington, VAOct 7 – Character interview with Saturday Woodcutter at I Smell Sheep
 –  Craft “Stealing from the Best” on Romance Writers of America & Fantasy Futuristic &Paranormal Chapter
Oct 8 – “A Twist in the Tail” at A Backwards Story – Review at JL Mbewe
Oct 10-15 – GRAND FINALE

 

Tour-Wide Giveaway

Sept 22 – Oct 17

Fairy Tale Gift Basket (US only): Signed copies of both Enchantment and Hero by Alethea Kontis plus swag!

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Comments

  1. The kids watch sporting events in our bed with us. It’s a quirk because they’re 20 & 16 😉

  2. We love british TV, from comedies to dramas. We just love them all.

  3. My family and I fighting over who gets to spray the last of the Reddi-Whip into their mouths, because there are five of us, ages raging from ten to forty-four! Needless to say, it ends up all over us instead of one of our mouths! LOL

  4. we love nascar racing and go to dover de every year

  5. My family loves to dance badly. 😉

  6. Rose Milligan says:

    When we get together, my siblings and I dance like we are Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang.

  7. Katiria Rodriguez says:

    When basketball season starts me and my family watch our teams go against each other and if one of our team goes to the championship my family always choose the other team to bet our team!

  8. We love to travel with our grandkids making memories of moments together

  9. my mom is a survivor addict and never misses an episode 🙂

  10. Adelinne Chang says:

    I wish people made more fairy tale remakes, like Cinder by Marissa Meyer. A lot of the remakes they make are kind of bad or weird; but Hero and Enchanted sound interesting.

    • Adelinne Chang says:

      My family is one of those families you see at sightseeing areas always discarding the rules. For example, if there’s a sign that says “DO NOT ENTER” my dad’s like “screw that” and goes on over.

  11. My family enjoys going to the beach during summer vacation. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  12. My family, what is left, is spread out all over. Everybody is busy so there isn’t much communication. Sad but that’s the way it is.

  13. Jenny Jensen says:

    My kids and I LOVE to go to the library every couple of weeks to get a bunch of books, and we sit and read them together. It is quite the feat sometimes though, as they are 3 1/2 and 20 months old. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. My family loves reading. Enchanted was so good, and I am excited for Hero.

  15. I have 3 older brothers and a younger sister. We are MAJOR math nerds 🙂