Alex Kahler, author of The Immortal Circus is here today with a VERY special guest
Alex Kahler here for the second post in the ten week blog tour for THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS! Since this tour (and the book itself) strays from convention, we thought it would be smart to have a brief intro to explain things, in case you missed the tour’s first stop over at “We Fancy Books”.
Here’s what you need to know:
Four blogs representing the Courts of Summer and Winter have been chosen to host this tour, and they will each feature different weekly content, from episode reviews to character interviews and artwork. The Summer Court will be represented by “We Fancy Books” and “In the Best Worlds,” while Winteris represented by “The Bookish Brunette” and “The Non-Reluctant Reader”.
And of course, four lucky entrants will receive prize packs including a signed book, trading cards, and circus-y goodies. So pick a side, support your team, and test your luck!
Today you’ll hear from Queen Mab, Ringleader and Sovereign of the Winter Court. She seems to have taken a personal interest in this tour, perhaps because THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS centers around her show. Not that I’m saying she craves attention, but I’m not not saying it, either.
In any case, I think her intro speaks for itself. She always was the eloquent one.
Brunette Lovers… I give you QUEEN MAB:
I see that Oberon has already presented his case as to why you should support him and the rest of the Summer Court. I can only hope that, like me, you find these reasons considerably…lacking. I refuse to resort to petty threats and hollow promises. We are no longer children now, are we? Let us behave like proper adults and speak only the truth.
By supporting the Winter Court, you are supporting the dreams of mankind. I am the queen of wishes and desires. Oberon rules through structure, regulation, formality. How tiresome. If he wins, the world will become utterly boring to live in. And you wouldn’t want that, now, would you? What would humanity be without its passion? Its burning desire? Its artistic expression?
If creating a circus wasn’t enough, as proof of my support of the arts, I have hired an artist, Beatrice Schares, to illustrate a few characters and scenes from A.R. Kahler’s most captivating book. (Though I dare say his descriptions haven’t done justice to my beauty. Or wardrobe.) These images will be presented throughout the tour and are also included in our glorious prize packs. Beatrice has done a fabulous rendition of myself, which I am of course obligated to share with you below. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I.
Support the Winter Court, my loves. Let creativity and dreams prevail!
Queen of the Winter Court, Ringleader, and Fashionista
The Bookish Brunette is ADAMANTLY Team Winter – and of course, The Queen of the Winter Court herself. ALWAYS have been!!! Like the Queen says, “Support the Winter Court” … because we’re AWESOME, and we have cookies.
How do you show your support unwavering support for Winter?? You simply enter the giveaway!!!! Whichever court has the most enteries at the end WINS! Easy peezy lemon squeezy!
The Immortal Circus by AR Kahler
Publication date: December 4, 2012 by 47North
Murdered contortionists aren’t exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can’t quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded—especially not when she realizes the devilishly attractive ringleader Mab is the Faerie Queen of legend…and that she and the rest of the troupe are locked in an age-old rivalry between the otherworldly Courts.
Aided by her friends Kingston—a feisty stage magician whose magic is quickly stealing her heart—and his smart-ass assistant Melody, Vivienne finds herself racing against the clock to discover the culprit behind a series of deaths that should be impossible. However, the answer she seeks might reveal more about her own bloody past—and future—than she bargains for.
The show’s just beginning.
Step right up…
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