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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ready, Set, Go! Fantastic Fables: Paranormal Edition, The Master List!

**Scroll down for a list of all events**


Hello My Darlings!

I am really excited to finally launch the Fantastic Fables: Paranormal Edition!

August will be a month to remember! With more than 70 featured authors, you will have a handful full of amazing stories and giveaways.

We’ve secured an amazing lineup of authors for the event and challenged them to take our favorite characters and immerse them in a well known fable, story, Disney movie, etc. How would it affect their world? What would their character do? For example, What if their character had been the Little Red Riding Hood?

This will be a great opportunity to see the characters you love in completely new ways and meet a few new ones who you’ll want to follow back to their own stories. 

Starting tomorrow and until August 31st Angela from Dark Faerie Tales and myself will present you the most fabulous authors releasing paranormal books this summer! So stay tuned for a bunch of treats!

I would also suggest you to show some love to all these very generous authors who made some room in their schedule to work with us and make this event possible.
Commenting on their fables is greatly appreciated!

To make sure you don’t miss anything, I will keep a master sheet of all Fantastic Fables & Giveaways, including shipping restrictions (see at the end of this post)!

Here are some key guidelines you might keep in mind thorough the event.

-No limit on the number of unique giveaways you can win: You could potentially win a giveaway from each day. We won’t limit the number of giveaways each person can win.

-No requirements to enter giveaways: Although we greatly appreciate you following/subscribing to Dark Faerie Tales & Tynga’s Reviews, you aren’t required to in order to enter any of the giveaways.

-Read Shipping Restrictions Carefully: Some are US only, Canada only, other US/Canada, other International. Please pay attention before you enter =)

-Giveaways end on September 7th:  All the giveaways for FF starts on the day they are posted and end on September 7th.  All the winners will be announced on the blog on September 9th, make sure you come back to see if you won.

-One extra entry:  To have maximum exposure for our guests, we made it possible to earn one extra entry (not mandatory) for each giveaway by spreading the word. Put those twitter & facebook accounts to work!


*Please note this list is subject to change*

Date Fable Author Giveaway Restrictions Blog
1 Snow White and the Huntsman Green, Chris Marie Bloodlands x2 & Full set of Babylon Vampire series US Only DFT
1 - Chase, Ashlyn The Vampire Next Door x2 US & Canada Only TR
1 The Devil at the Crossroads Bennett, Jenn Kindling the Moon  x3 INT TR
2 The Minotaur Estep, Jennifer Touch of Frost US & Canada Only DFT
2 - Anthology Supernatural US & Canada Only DFT
2 - Armstrong, Kelley Spell Bound INT TR
2 King Thrushbeard Kace, Angeline Kindle Skin + signed bookmark INT TR
3 Rapunzel Meding, Kelly  Another Kind of Dead x4 US Only DFT
3 Three Little Pigs Gustainis, Justin Signed Sympathy for the Devil INT TR
4 Cinderella Hayes, Erica Blood Cursed INT DFT
4 - Ashlyn Chase The Vampire Next Door x2 US & Canada DFT
4 Red Riding Hood Frazier, Angie 1 winner receiving a copy of Everlasting and Eternal Sea US Only TR
4 - Singh, Nalini Angel’s Blood INT TR
5 Fairy Tale Speed Dating Cremer, Andrea Wolfsbane INT DFT
5 - Laurie, Victoria Vision Impossible US Only TR
5 Robin Hood Stratford, Sarah Jane The Moonlight Brigade  x3 US and Canada only TR
6 Bluebeard Garvey, Amy

Cold Kiss x5

US & Canada DFT
6 - Silver, Eve Body of Sin US Only DFT
6 - Tabke, Karin Signed Blood Law INT TR
6 Read Riding Hood Brian Ruckley  The Edingburg Dead INT TR
7 St-Georges & Dragon McCorkle, Heather The Secret of Spruce Knoll US & Canada DFT
7 Snow White and the Huntsman Gideon, Nancy Bound By Moonlight US Only TR
8 Various Tales Hearne, Kevin Hammered x4 US & Canada DFT
8 Cinderella Ashwood, Sharon Frostbound INT TR
8 - Quinn, Devyn Darkness Descending x3 INT TR
9 The Cage Lia Habel Dearly Departed x3 US & Canada DFT
9 Sleeping Beauty Holmes, Jeannie signed copy of Blood Secrets INT TR
10 Gingerbread House Price, Kalayna Grave Dance x3 US Only DFT
10 - Veronica Wolf Isle of Night x2 US Only DFT
10 - Chance, Karen Hunt the Moon INT TR
10 Twelve Dancing Princess Hildenbrand, Heather ebook  Dirty Blood INT TR
11 The Raven Malkin, Nina Swear x5 US DFT
11 Three Little Pigs Dianna Sylvan Shadowflame x3 INT TR
12 12 Dancing Princess Henry, Christina Black Night x2 US Only DFT
12 Snow White Castle, Kendra Leigh Dark Awakening US/Can no PO TR
13 Brian Boru and the Banshee Weldon, Phaedra A copy of Revenant and Geist x2 US & Canada DFT
13 - Harrington, Kim Clarity x2 US Only TR
13 Beauty & the Beast London, Laurie Bound by Blood US & Canada TR
14 interview Monk, Devon Dead Iron x5 US & Canada DFT
14 - Silver, Eve signed Body of Sin US & Canada TR
14 Red Riding Hood Drake, Jocelynn signed Burn the Night x2 INT TR
15 The Little Mermaid Miles, Elizabeth Fury x5 US only DFT
15 Midas Touch Blackwell, Juliet signed Hexes and Hemlines US only TR
16 Snow White & the 7 dwarves Jones, Darynda Jones Second Grave on the left x6 US & Canada DFT
16 Humpty Dumpty Kogler, Jennifer Anne Signed The Death Catchers INT TR
17 The princess and the Pea Faegan, Trinity signed The Mephisto Covenant and bookmarks US only DFT
17 Red Riding Hood Schwab, Victoria The Near Witch US only TR
18 Katie Crackernuts McGuire, Seanan One Salt Sea x3 US Only DFT
18 - Cherie Priest Hellbent x3 US only DFT
18 Snow White Jewel, Carolyn My Dangerous Pleasure US/CAn no PO TR
19 Cinderella Scott, M.J. Shadow Kin US only DFT
19 - Butcher, Shannon Signed Bloodhunt+ Costum jewelry INT TR
19 Hensel & Gretel Mantchev, Lisa ARC of So Silver Bright US & Canada TR
20 interview Durst, Sarah Beth Drink, Slay, Love x6 US only DFT
20 Sleepy Hollow Card, Melanie Ward Against Death x3 US& Canada TR
20 - Kate Douglas Wolf Tales 12 INT  
21 1001 Nights Miller, Kirsten All You Desire US only DFT
21 The Bear and the Travelers Littlefield, Sophie Signed copy of Rebirth US & Canada only TR
22 The Three Bears Pearce, Kate

1 copy of Mark of the Rose & 1 complete set

22 Red Riding Hood Delany, Shannon signed first three books in the series INT TR
22 - Frost, Jeaniene One Grave at a Time x2 INT TR
23 Cinderella Holzner, Nancy Bloodstone US & Canada DFT
23 Beauty and the Beast Desrochers, Lisa

Original Sin x2 and swag

24 Fairy Tales Themes Griffith, Clay & Susan The Rift Walker x3 INT DFT
24 Fairy Tale chat Jess Haines Deceived by the Others US & Canada TR
25 Cinderella Gray, Claudia Fateful x2 US Only DFT
25 Red Riding Hood Eden, Cythnia Never Cry Wolf x4 INT TR
26 Sleeping Beauty Blake, Kendare Anna Dressed in Blood x2 INT DFT
26 Cinderella Childs, Tera Lynn

Forgive my Fins (1) & Fins are Forever (2)

US & Canada TR
26 - Murphy, CE Wayfinder INT TR
27 Wolf’s Paw Stein, Jeanne Crossroads (x3) and Hexed Anthology INT DFT
27 - Kate, Lauren Passion US & Canada TR
28 Wizard of Oz Lazellari, Edward Awakenings x2 INT DFT
28 Princess & the Frog Livingston, Lesley Once Every Never x5 Canada Only TR
28 - Oliver, Jana Signed Demon Trapper Daughter + swag Canada / US TR
29 Three Little Pigs Gay, Kelly Gay The Hour of Dust and Ashes US only DFT
29 Sleeping Beauty Pineiro, Caridad The Lost US/CAN no PO TR
30 Red Riding Hood Holder, Nancy & Debbie Viguié

6 copies of Damned & 5 Crusade

US only DFT
30 Tam Lin Lima, Maria A copy of Blood Sacrifice or reader's choice of any one of the Blood Lines novels INT TR
31 Death’s Messenger Jamieson, Trent The Business of Death US and Canada DFT
31 - Adrian, Lara Deeper Than Midnight US & Canada DFT
31 Jack the Giant-Killer Kittredge, Caitlin Devil's Business INT TR

Feel free to grab our button to help us spread the word!



Time to announce a lot of winners!

First off, the results we've all been waiting for...
Tynga's Reviews' Giveaway

The winners of the 2 years blog-anniversary… There more than 600 entries and since I gained more than 100 followers during this giveaway, there are FOUR winners!

1st winner gets to spend 25US$ on Book Depository for books of their choice

 Jessyka said...

Oh! 2 years is quite impressive, congrats :)
I'd love to win the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.
Thank you,

2nd winner gets a 15US$ shopping spree (also at BD)
Samantha said...

I would purchase Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong.
Thank you

3rd winner gets one (1) book of their choice, up to 10US$ value.
 Moonlight Gleam said...

*SQUEE!* Happy Blogoversary darling!!! You have reached a milestone, something to be proud of!!! Here's to another 2+ years of blogging about books we love!! *HUGS!*
You rock! <3 you :).

4th winner gets one (1) book of their choice, up to 10US$ value.

 joder said...

I tweeted about the giveaway here.... http://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/86230207249399808

Congratulations ladies, you have 48 hours to email me at TyngaUF(a)gmail.com with your mailing address and your choice of books (according to the $$ you won). If you fail to do so, your prize will be null.

Now onto the Forever giveaway!

Two (2) winners each get 1 copy of Forever and a themed keychain!

Patricia's Particularity said...

As with most people I love the werewolf aspect!!
Thank you for the chance to win this!!

Pearl said...

My favorite aspect of the Wolves of Mercy Falls series is how LYRICAL the writing is. I adore it. :) Thanks for the giveaway! <3

Congratulations ladies, you have 48 hours to email me at TyngaUF(a)gmail.com with your mailing address. If you fail to do so, a new winner will be picked.


And last, one (1) winner gets a copy of Paula Bradley’s Chosen

Pabkins said...

I'm guessing something that will stun and knock out. But gosh thats a hard one -

Congratulations, you have 48 hours to email me at TyngaUF(a)gmail.com with your mailing address. If you fail to do so, a new winner will be picked.


All winners were selected using random.org.

Happy Reading!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox

Before getting to serious business, I would like to thank The Story Siren for hosting In My Mailbox every week =)


Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep [Amazon | Book Depository]
Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep [Amazon | Book Depository]

For Review:

Bloodlands by Christine Cody [Amazon | Book Depository]
Blood Rules by Christine Cody [Amazon | Book Depository]
Home Improvement: Undead Edition anthology [Amazon | Book Depository]


Haunted by Your Touch anthology [Amazon | Book Depository]
Ascension by Sable Grace [Amazon | Book Depository]
Lover Mine by JR Ward [Amazon | Book Depository]


Friday, July 29, 2011

Insane promotion for my Canadian friends!

Fiction Sale!

I think the logo says it all, Book Closeout.ca is having an INSANE sell right now. Books that were already cheap are now even cheaper and I honestly went overboard and ordered…. 29 books o.O

Yeah I know, I wasn’t very reasonable, but they were all so cheap! And I’m talking 2-3$ per book. There are some hardcover, but I mostly bought MM ^^ I also got my hands on a Hardcover of Hex Hall which I couldn’t find anywhere. And those are all brand new books of course.

If you’re not picky about book condition, they also have scratch and dent discount prices.

It’s the first time I order from them even though I’ve know them for a while. What stopped me before? Shipping price. But I was happily surprised today because the shipping for my 29 books was as low as 10$! I mean c’mon! So I spent 85$ including shipping and taxes so a very nice lot of shinnies!

Wanna know what I bought?

CoverClick to enlargeCoverClick to enlargeClick to enlargeCover

6, 99 (HC)                  1,99                    2,49                              2,49                            1,99                  1,99

CoverPhantasm (Zoe Martinique, Book 3)Click to enlargeClick to enlargeVampires Not Invited: (A Night Tracker Novel)

2,49                            1,99                           1,99                            1,99                          1,99

Click to enlargeCoverCoverCoverClick to enlargeCoverCover

          2,74                     1,99                   1,99                      1,99                    1,99                    1,99                        1,99

Bad BloodClick to enlargeNever Cry Werewolf (A Crimson Moon Novel)Left for Undead (A Crimson Moon Novel)

1,99                        1,99                            1,99                        1,99


1,99                           1,49                           1,24                             1,74                       1,99

Click to enlargeCover

2,49                       8,49
                                 (autographed HC)


Here are a couple of other suggestions I caught. Haven’t bought them since I already own them though.


                          1,99                          1,74                     1,99 (HC)                3,49 (audio)                 2,59 (HC)


1,99                          1,99                          3,99

Happy Shopping!

Grave Witch by Kalayna Price

Grave Witch by Kalayna Price

Book Stats:

Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Roc
Release date: October 5, 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0451463807

Series: Alex Craft #1

Reviewed by: Tynga

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead, but that doesn’t mean she likes what they have to say . . .

As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she’s on good terms with Death himself—who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans—nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high profile murder when she’s attacked by the ‘shade’ she’s raising, which should be impossible. To top off her day, someone makes a serious attempt on her life, but Death saves her. Guess he likes having her around . . .

To solve this case Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews. Falin seems to be hiding something—though it’s certainly not his dislike of Alex—but Alex knows she needs his help to navigate the tangled webs of mortal and paranormal politics, and to track down a killer wielding a magic so malevolent, it may cost Alex her life . . . and her soul.

Disowned by her father whom went to extreme length to completely erase her from the family three, Alex Craft is trying her best to earn some money to put food on the table – and in her dog’s bowl. She’s a grave witch, raising the deceased’s shadows for money. Mostly hired by families in need of closure, she’s also sometimes hired by the police to help their investigations. This latest part of the gig  is proving to be more dangerous than Alex initially anticipated – trust me, multiple attempt on one’s life isn’t usual, even for a witch.

Kalayna Price set an awesome open world (e.g. things that goes bump in the night are out of the closest) and blessed us with an extremely refreshing Lore. I would qualify the Lore as multilayered. First, you have the Fey, with classical lore and magic, then you have Ghosts in the traditional sense, but on top of it, you also have Witches, each with a different affinity (this is the interesting lore part), and Shades, an echo of a person’s memory. Can’t forget about the Reapers either, especially since  there is a really hawt one, blinking in and out of Alex’s life at opportune moments.

Now add to this magical shebang a series of gruesome murders, secret politics and a steaming hot cop and you have a rather interesting recipe for an action-packed novel. Tight and fast-paced, Grave Witch’s plot will really engross you. Don’t be surprise if your heart tries to beat it’s way out of your chest from excitement, you should consider yourself warned. You might also find yourself suffering from tachycardia (to keep with the heart’s metaphor!) while witnessing some rather steamy scenes. I have a specific moment in mind when Alex is having sex while blind (a side effect of her grave sight), and let me tell you, the temperature in the room must’ve been boiling hot.

I found myself falling in love with two males in this series. Falin, a grouchy bonehead cop with good looks and multiple surprises in his pocket. I specifically liked his continued banter with Alex – entertaining dialogue guarantied. Death, a reaper, also stole my heart. He is the sweetest thing and would be the perfect boyfriend if you simply ignore the tiny fact that he is dead… and collect souls as a living. The personality of each character shone light and bright in an otherwise dark and gloomy setting, holding my attention the whole novel. 

The conclusion was satisfying if not surprising. Alex Craft did a very good investigating job, and kept us in the loop pretty much every step of the way, so the bad guy wasn’t a surprise. The set up for the final battle though was really interesting and I like every suspenseful second of it. Even though the culprit wasn’t a shocker other lovely tidbits of information were revealed at the end, and I can’t wait to see where the sequel, Grave Dance, will take us from there.

Read an excerpt


Thursday, July 28, 2011

One Grave At A Time Trailer & first three chapters!

Jeaniene Frost just revealed the trailer for the upcoming Cat & Bones book and I think it’s down right awesome!

I’m a HUGE fan of the Night Huntress series and its spin-off and I already pre-ordered my copy of One Grave At A Time weeks ago! I truly can’t wait to get my hands on my copy *squee*

Also, it’s to much teasing for me so I haven’t read them, but the first three chapters of the book are now available. You can read them here.

The grave is one wrong step away.
Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans' voodoo queen just keeps on giving--leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.
Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity--forever. But how do you kill a killer who's already long dead?

Pre-order: Amazon | Book Depository (only 5,89$!)