Blog Tour, Guest Post, and Giveaway – Urban Fairy Tale by Lex Chase

 

Hi, everyone! I’m Lex Chase and Charlie was awesome enough to have me over today for the Urban Fairy Tale blog tour.

Urban Fairy Tale is the grand finale to the Screw-up Princess and Skillful Huntsman Trilogy. It finishes the tale of dude Princess Taylor Hatfield and his true love jackass Huntsman Corentin Deveraux is a take on the final journey to save all of Enchant kind.

Taylor and Corentin are surrounded by world filled with fairy tale beings called Enchants and we meet a new face.

Cinderella herself. A headstrong, capable woman named Frankie.

I’ve had Frankie in my head since writing book one, Americana Fairy Tale. I thought it would be hilarious to have Cinderella compete in Pumpkin Chunkin’ competitions. Don’t know what that is? Have this lovely video that will change your life.

Short version is people build a massive air canons, catapults, or trebuchets to hurl pumpkins across corn fields. Whoever’s pumpkin goes the farthest, wins.

I had long decided Frankie competed with the trebuchets division. And in researching, I had discovered one trebuchets team called Cinderella’s Revenge! Talk about Kismet!

Frankie gives zero fucks, she’s tough, and Cinderella comes from a long line called the Glass Clan her magic gave me the biggest headache. As Cinderella, she controls time, and it works in multiples of twelve.

I had to come up with my own method of how time magic worked. The short version is based on you can go forward but you can’t go too far back. Because the past doesn’t exist anymore.

Ready for a mind blowing example? Read this sentence out loud:

All I want to do is catch all the Pokémon and not spend my day trapped in my office.

(Can you tell I play Pokémon Go?)

But you read it right?

Is speaking the first word, followed by the next, they were absorbed in the past to build the following words.

You cannot set foot in the same river twice as they say. Because the water is always flowing. It’s also you are not the same person you were yesterday because your cells died and new cells were born.

Nothing is ever truly destroyed, matter is absorbed to make new form, and thus the cycle keeps spinning ever onward.

You didn’t expect that a deep message from a fairy tale series did you?

If you could go back in time, or go forward in time, what would you do?

Tell me down below and click on the giveaway graphic to enter!



Genre: Fractured Fairy Tale / Urban Fantasy
Series: The Screw-Up Princess and Skillful Huntsman Trilogy (Book 3)
Universe: Fairy Tales of the Open Road
Length: Novel
Published: August 19, 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: Coming Soon

Buy: DSPAReAmazon Google Play

Blurb:

Modern day fairy-tale princess, Taylor Hatfield, has problems. One, he’s a guy. Two, he’s an insomniac Sleeping Beauty. Three, his practically perfect brother, Atticus Hatfield, this generation’s Snow White, has been irrevocably corrupted by the Witchking. The Library, a clandestine organization, seeks to write “The End” on Atticus, and Taylor faces the impossible when his own parents endorse his brother’s demise. With his true love, the huntsman Corentin Devereaux at his side, they once again set out to find Atticus, but Atticus won’t go down without a fight.

The quest ends how it began. But instead of the quirky, corkscrewing Americana road trip, Taylor and Corentin must contend with the dangers of the urban jungle. With an unexpected ally at their side, they’re forced to question all they knew about the legacy of Snow White.

As the world of the Enchants and the mundane hang in the balance, Taylor knows what he must do…. Go pick an apple.


About the Author:

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Lex Chase once heard Stephen King say in a commercial, “We’re all going to die, I’m just trying to make it a little more interesting.” Now she’s on a mission to make the world a hell of a lot more interesting.

Weaving tales of sweeping cinematic adventure—depending on how she feels that day—Lex sprinkles in high-speed chases, shower scenes, and more explosions than a Hollywood blockbuster. Her pride is in telling stories of men who kiss as much as they kick ass. If you’re going to march into the depths of hell, it better be beside the one you love.

Lex is a pop culture diva, her DVR is constantly backlogged, she has intense emotions about Hannibal’s Hannigram, and she unapologetically loved the ending of Lost. She wouldn’t last five minutes without technology in the event of the apocalypse and has nightmares about refusing to leave her cats behind.

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Call shotgun with this Urban Fairy Tale giveaway! I’m giving away any book from my backlist (including my DSP Publications titles) to two lucky winners! Will it be you? Click on the graphic to enter!

If you could go back in time, or go forward in time, what would you do?

2 Comments:

  1. I would go forward in time just to see if people ever achieve true equality for everyone, especially women, LGBTQIA, and POC.

    • Good goal, Susan! 😀 I think I would just love to see if there was finally a Black Widow movie at the very least. HAHA

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