Monday, August 7, 2017

Introducing the Blog Tour and Twisted Dreams!

The three Sleeping Beauties are here! And as always, I have to fight mightily not to use that Finding Nemo quote. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It's a big day, though, think of all the things we've seen and it's only eight in the morning! I think I get a little Disney-quote-crazy on book release days. But I have good reason to be: Twisted Dreams, Poison Kiss, and Rosette Thornbriar meet the world today, and we have a fantastic blog tour planned for this week.

Hop over to Knitted By God's Plan to see the official tour introduction and see the full blog tour schedule. We're also having two giveaways, one of which is a standard giveaway you can enter at the bottom of this post. For the other giveaway, whoever makes the most comments on all the blog tour posts gets an early read of Kendra's The Seven Drawers and Cindy Ellen. You won't want to miss a thing!

I'll be featuring Poison Kiss and Rosette Thornbriar later on this week, but today, I'm talking about my own Twisted Dreams. It's a story that's very dear to my heart. The characters are very real to me, their world is very complex and intriguing, and it's a story into which I poured every ounce of creativity I had. It's cover is also the most complex one I've ever created, but also the one I'm most proud of. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I do.

“I, Calandra, of the Wingans, do bestow upon you, the Princess of Hanover, a gift. You have been given long life. I cannot interfere with that, but when you are sixteen years of age, you will prick your finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into an everlasting sleep.” She stepped closer so that she could be heard only by Liesel and her parents. “Then you will at last see the truth. Be wary. Be wise. Your fate rests upon yourself.”

On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Liesel Rosanna falls victim to a sleeping curse—but wakens in another world, a prisoner of war. As the bait in a trap for her fiancรฉ, the crown prince of Hanover, Liesel longs to escape back to the fairy tale world. The world where she is only wanting a true love’s kiss to set everything to rights.

As situations quickly grow dire, Liesel must choose which story to live, which life is real. The fate of her country rests on her decision.

Snippet from Twisted Dreams
     Matthew swung himself onto the bannister in the Great Hall. Nineteen was not too old to slide, but, then, he didn’t expect to ever consider himself too old for such behavior. Besides, the rush of air against his face helped clear the cobwebs out of his head. Liesel was gone, that much was certain. She was imprisoned on Cantilee, as some sort of bargaining chip. And naturally Will would go after her. To be smart about it was the only concern.
     He jumped off the bannister and set off at a jog toward the guardsmen’s quarters. Jameson, chief of security, was the one to speak to. He’d certainly know what to do, and how to keep Will and Matthew’s father, King Hildebrand, out of the matter. After all, it was essentially his fault that Liesel had been kidnapped. The Cantileens wouldn’t hate the Aortans without the war.
     Something bumped into Matthew. He swung around, arms flailing to keep his balance and came to a stop face to face with a red-faced serving girl carrying a laundry basket. She ducked her head, embarrassed.
     “I’m sorry, m’lord. I wasn’t watching where I was going.”
     “Don’t call me that. Call me Matthew. And it’s my fault. I was running in the castle. I’ve always been scolded for that. I’ll never learn. That’s the trouble with being the youngest.” He flashed a mischievous grin.

Today's Blog Tour Stops
Knitted By God’s Plan - Intro Post + Poison Kiss Feature
The Flowering Vales - Morgan
The Music of a Story - Kendra
Girls Living for God’s Glory - Poison Kiss
Reality Reflected - Morgan+Twisted Dreams - Interview+Review 

Enter to win a signed paperback of Twisted Dreams or eBooks of all three Sleeping Beauty retellings!


  1. You should never, ever apologize for Disney quotes. Unless you do a funny one at a funeral, in which case you can apologize to the people who are offended.

    I'm super excited for all these releases! I haven't read a lot of Sleeping Beauty retellings, so I'm not sure what my favorite is.

    1. Haha. Disney quotes are the best. And the best friends and family are the ones who quote the scene with you. :) But yeah, funerals aren't exactly the best place for funny ones. I feel like there might be a story there.

      I haven't read a lot either. Maybe one of these will become your favorite. ;)

    2. Actually, no. I just felt the need to add an exception to my advice.

      Maybe it will! From what I know about the tour books, it's quite likely!

    3. :) It could make an interesting story.

  2. Soooo exciting! This story looks so cool!!

  3. Favorite retelling ... hmm... I actually think I never read a Sleeping Beauty Retelling except Twisted Dreams. So That one.

    1. Awesome. I win! But there's not really any competition, so... ;)

  4. Congratulations!!!! I just saw this on my Kindle! Can't wait to start reading! =D
    And... I have not read many fairy tale retellings of Sleeping Beauty, but I did enjoy The Healer's Apprentice!

    1. Thanks! Yay! I hope you enjoy it!

      I haven't read any of Melanie Dickerson's books yet...I really need to get on that. People keep mentioning them.


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