A Message from The Queen of the Winter Court

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Alex Kahler, author of The Immortal Circus is here today with a VERY special guest

Heya friends!

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”.

We’ll be running a contest for the duration of the tour. In the end, the Court with the most entries wins!

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:

Mab A Message from The Queen of the Winter Court

My lovelies–

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!

About A.R. KahlerMost little boys dream of running away to join the circus.Alex didn’t just dream it: he did it. But then, he rarely lets a good dream pass him by.

In the past six years he’s toured and trained across America and Europe. He’s performed in Amsterdam, taught trapeze in Madrid, studied in Glasgow and even had a stint as assistant to Holly Black and Cassandra Clare in New England. He’s constantly on the lookout for new places to explore and new worlds to invent. He’s a Sagittarius fueled by full moons and espresso. The way to his heart is a latte and fan art. Just for the record.

THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS is his first New Adult novel, and is being released exclusively through the Amazon Kindle e-Serials program by 47North. It will be available in print and audio when the episodes are complete.

MARTYR the first book in his post-apocalyptic fantasy, will be published by Spencer Hill Press in October 2014.


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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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The Immortal Circus Prize Pack Giveaway details:

  • THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS Prize Pack Giveaway will be for a signed copy of the book, illustrated trading cards and circus-y goodies
  • The giveaway will run for the length of the tour and will end on Friday, February 15th
  • US-only
  • FOUR prize packs up for giveaway
  • PLUS – extra entries for tweeting daily

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17 Responses to A Message from The Queen of the Winter Court

  1. Great post! I think this tour is awesome and I can’t wait to see all the great posts in the next few weeks!!

  2. This sounds interesting. Very creative!

    Cookies you say? I’m there! :D

  3. Maggie Katz says:

    I am in for the Winter Court!

  4. Ursula says:

    I am thinking Winter court now. I reserve judgement until Oberon shows us his stuff but so far mab is clearly more eloquent and persuasive. (although Oberon;s threat that he knows where we sleep, I won’t lie, gives me the heebie jeebies)

  5. I’m with Winter Court even though I’m unsure on some part.

  6. christeeny says:

    Right now I’d say Winter Court, if only because of how eloquent Mab is in her speech!

  7. Very creative idea for a tour! I love it! And I’m happy to hear a bit about the book cause I hadn’t yet and it sounds good!

  8. Oh, and I’m not sure which court yet… I tend to go with summer usually but I’m kind of leaning toward winter for this one.

  9. Danielle B! says:

    I would be in the Winter court :)

  10. I think I would have to go with the Winter court myself. Although structure, regulation and formality are necessary, those sort of things can be a little too stringent sometimes. I vote for a little more freedom in a court of “wishes and desires”!

  11. Denise Z says:

    I am new to this series and am definitely undecided ;=D Looking forward to more before making my decision, maybe I will be a mole and check out both sides. Thank you for sharing with us.

  12. Samantha D says:

    Idk! :0 Winter sounds pretty awesome, but my favorite season is fall; I need more time to pick!

  13. [...] was Mab’s response over at THE BOOKISH BRUNETTE. Again, a moving call to arms for the Winter Court, complete with some exclusive [...]

  14. bellacolella says:

    Winter is the court I choice;) !!!

  15. I love the illustration of Mab!

  16. Annwitch says:

    I hanent picked a court yet. I can’t wait to read this book.

  17. legler says:

    Shouldn’t Mab wear winter colors? Very nice illustration anyhow…and perhaps I am too overwhelmed by other works that include her as a character. She sure seems to be making the rounds in fantasy these days.

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