Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Iron Legends Blog Tour + Giveaway: Romance in the Winter Court


Today I'm thrilled to be a part of the amazing blog tour for Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series as it just happens to be one of my very favorites. Each participating blog has been assigned a court, and it's our job to support our court and tell all of you lovely people why it's the best of the best. What court has Supernatural Snark (as well as the awesome Missie of The Unread Reader and the girls over at Wastepaper Prose) backing it you ask? Well, I'll tell you:


I begged and pleaded with the lovely ladies of Kismet Book Touring to let me have the Winter Court as I'm a winter girl through and through, and I'm taking my duties to sing its praises very, very seriously. I'm not above all manner of underhanded techniques to win you over either, so be prepared for a little bribery of the visual variety. I bet you're wondering how I'm going to lure you to my side aren't you? The answer: Through romance. That's right. I'm going to woo you like you've never been wooed before by sharing just a few of the ways the Winter Court is far more conducive to a romantic rendezvous than either the Summer or Iron Courts. You're welcome in advance ;-)

SETTING - Think about this my friends. What could be more romantic than a roaring fire creating cozy warmth and mood lighting inside while snow falls lightly outside? Not much. What do you do in the summer? You go to the beach. What's at the beach? Sand. Sand is a torture device disguised as something people dream about when they long to go on vacation, but the reality of a day at the beach is far different than those dreamy musings I think. Sand finds crevices in your body that should never be found. It cruelly thrusts itself into those crevices and refuses to budge, leaving you sticky and gritty and finding particles in unmentionable areas for days afterward. Does having sand wedged in uncomfortable places inspire romance? I think not.

TEMPERATURE - Winter is cold. Obviously. But what makes being cold so perfect is the inherent desire to get warm. And think of all the romantic ways one could get warm. I don't even think I need to list any really, because I'm quite sure all of your minds just went in the gutter along with mine ;-) You know what happens in the summer? People sweat. Sweat is not sexy (okay, sometimes it is depending on who's doing the sweating, but that doesn't support my argument so we're ignoring it). Sweat makes you stick to other people in decidedly unattractive ways and leaves you craving a cold shower. Snow and blistering temperatures for the win.

Note: There was some concern about the appropriateness of the last section of my argument due to the use of covers from erotic romance novels, so while I feel they're perfectly appropriate for my blog as that's a genre I enjoy, they were perhaps not appropriate for this tour given it's young adult in nature. I apologize to Harlequin Teen and Kismet Book Touring for any offense caused, it was certainly not intended.


ABOUT IRON'S PROPHECY


Meghan Chase is finally getting used to being the Iron Queen, ruler of the Iron Fey. Her life may be strange, but with former Winter prince Ash by her side at last, she wouldn’t have it any other way.

But when they travel to the Summer and Winter courts’ gathering for Elysium, the oracle from Meghan’s past returns with a dire prophecy: “What you carry will either unite the courts, or it will destroy them.” Now Meghan faces a devastating choice that may determine the future of all fey—and her and Ash’s unborn child…

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ABOUT IRON LEGENDS


Enter the world of the internationally bestselling Iron Fey series. Dangerous faeries. Heartbreaking romance. Thrilling action and limitless adventure. The world of the fey has never been so powerful. This collection includes three novellas set in the world of the Iron Fey plus the Guide to the Iron Fey with exclusive information about Julie Kagawa's unforgettable world of Faery.

Winter's Passage

Never make a promise to a faery. They always come to collect. Now Meghan Chase must fulfill her promise to Prince Ash of the Winter Court and embark upon a dangerous journey into the heart of enemy territory—while being pursued by a relentless new foe and guarding her own foolish heart.

Summer's Crossing

What can turn enemies into reluctant allies? A call from the Exile Queen, Leanansidhe, ties legendary prankster Puck to his archenemy, Prince Ash, on a journey that may end in betrayal and will set them both on an irreversible path.

Iron's Prophecy

Before she ever knew what she might become, Iron Queen Meghan Chase was warned by the oracle that her firstborn child would bring nothing but grief. And even as Meghan and Ash celebrate their long-awaited union, the prophecy stirs.…

Three Iron Fey novellas for the first time in print!

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GIVEAWAY

Thanks to Kismet Book Touring I have a fantastic giveaway to share with you today. Up for grabs is not only a signed copy of Iron Legends, but also a grand prize of a stunning Winter Court bracelet. To enter, please just fill out the Rafflecopter form below, good luck everyone!

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Don't forget to check out the other stops on the Iron Legends tour for more chances to win! 

Monday, August 20th- Bewitched Bookworms - Intro Post
Tuesday, August 21th - Page Turners - Court: Summer 
Wednesday, August 22th - Harlequin Blog - Court: Iron
Thursday - August 23th - Alison Can Read - Court: Summer
Friday, August 24th - Wastepaperprose - Court: Winter

Monday, August 27th- Mundie Mom's - Court Summer
Tuesday, August 28th - Bookalicio.us - Court: Iron
Wednesday, August 29th - The Unread Reader - Court: Winter
Thursday - August 30th - Supernatural Snark - Court: Winter
Friday, August 31st - Bewitched Bookworms - Court: Iron

53 comments:

  1. Well, Jenny you make some good arguements and those sexy pictures really help your case, but I am a summer girl through and through. My birthday is the first day of summer so I am afraid it is my destiny to be in the summer court. Besides, I am a Puck fan! I just remebered I preordered the lastest novella, must go download it now!

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    1. HEIDI NOOOOOOO! Come to the Winter Court! I guess I can forgive you for not joining us since your birthday is the first day of summer and all. But you're missing out ;-)

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  2. I love you to pieces!!!!!! I was laughing my a** of at this post! After I spend some ridiculous time drooling over this .. uhm football and ice skaters (yeah.. uuhm..) I finally read your post! -- You are phenomenal! Thank you so much for being on this Tour!

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    1. Hahaha I love you Danny! Thanks for letting me be on the tour and share my visions of the Winter Court with the world ;-)

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  3. They need a Spring court cause I don't like it hot or cold. I want low seventies all the time. Awesome post though Jenny, thanks for the giggles!

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    1. Sooooo. What you're saying is you want to join the Winter Court? Is that what I'm hearing? I think it is ;-)

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  4. Yay Winter Court! I love sitting by the fireplace, drinking hot choco and reading a book. I'm sensitive to heat and I sweat easily, that's why I don't like summer. ;)

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    1. YES! *high fives* We'll sit by the fire together Chel. Not sweating:)

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  5. I was all Winter court before Meghan took over the Iron court. I love the cold, so I would fit in well. Thank you.

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  6. Ha, my mind went straight to the gutter, don't you worry. ;) Brilliant argument, Jenny! You (and your shirtless helpers) make very convincing points. :D

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    1. Didn't I? I thought my shirtless athletes really hit the points home. *scrolls back up to look at them*

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  7. I loove this post Jenny! (Nope, those pictures have nothing to do with that at all!) ;) Anyway, brilliant argument, Jenny - you've definitely won me over to the dark side! :D

    ~Keertana
    Ivy Book Bindings

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    1. Yessssss! Mission accomplished ;-)

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  8. I choose Iron because we use iron all the time ( tech)..I do love your agruement for Winter court.

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    1. Hahaha thank you, I'm not above using hot men to sway the votes in my favor:)

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  9. Wow, that's buff... *ahem* Very convincing, Jenny.

    I like Winter because I've never experienced it. Haha. I make do with turning the air conditioner up high and wrapping myself with our duvet. XD

    Lovely post, Jenny :D

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    1. I'm so glad I could (or the hot men could) convince you to join winter despite never experiencing it. I knew those boys would help my argument ;-)

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  10. Not entering.
    Just had to say, dannng thanks for the yummy eye candy.

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    1. You're welcome:) Just doing my part.

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  11. I just adore this series!!! I cannot wait to get Iron's Prophecy! Amazing argument for winter Jenny!

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    1. Thank you Ashley! I'm quite pleased with the argument I put forth ;-)

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  12. Oh my gosh thanks for such an awesome giveaway, Jenny! I obviously chose the Winter Court because your argument for it was very persuading. :) xxx

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    1. Hahahaha YES! Another one comes to the cold side:)

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  13. A convincing and well stated argument!!!! I say it's a winner and I am not a winter girl!! Well done

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    1. I know you're not a winter girl, but I'm glad I could sway you. I love snow. And half naked men. Winter Court all the way ;-)

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  14. Why is it that Jaci Burton's book covers are so deliciously well created? I mean, yes, it would probably be painful to play football with nothing under your football pants, but you look excellent while wearing them and that's really all that matters. Right? Right? RIGHT? *drools* You know, the first time you sent this cover to me, I may have passed out. Thanks for a trip down memory lane.

    Oh, and your hair is a brown as lovely as a Cadbury egg filled with caramel. (Bam! How's that for hair analogy? They totally have Halloween Cadbury eggs out now. Just notifying you of the important things in life. Go. Buy them. You need to see the beauty of your hair. Oh, and eat them.)

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    1. I've told you this before, but I love the way you think:) I think all football players should look like the above and should have to play shirtless. Just saying.

      Also, I want Cadbury eggs. YUM!

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  15. Definitely a convincing post - I thoroughly enjoyed it and the visuals! :)

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    1. Thank you, thank you, I thought they added that something extra special to the argument ;-)

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  16. Hm... okay first, my malemute would totally agree. Total winter pallet. :)

    Second... LOVE the visuals. I mean I totally agree... well, until the hockey guy smiled. LOL

    Still... I have to say I'm Iron court. I'm a contradiction. Don't think that will change. Plus, although I do like winter... Grim would totally sway me to the summer court otherwise.

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    1. In my head, this hockey player definitely has all his teeth:)

      Also, you are a traitor. A TRAITOR!

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  17. Unfortunately I have to say that I'm Iron court... I'm not a big fan of the cold and I just love my tech waaay too much.

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    1. Noooooo! Who needs technology when you have hot men? ;-)

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  18. Lol, I was like where is she going with this. I'm not going to lie, winter does have some advantages like snow but after a while I get sick of that. And it's too cold up here. I like being warm, warm, warm :)

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  19. Not entering... But OMG! Jenny.... You definitely put together a very convincing a SEXY arguement!!!!! Lol

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  20. Jenny, Jenny, Jenny, you do make a great case for Winter! Football is played during autumn/winter. I almost thought this was a Cover Critique. No such luck *sad face* But this is a great giveaway! And you are the perfect person to do a post like this!

    Heather

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  21. I do think I am a winter girl too, I mean I already live in the land of winter ;)

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  22. I chose the Winter Court because I was born during the harsh season of winter and wouldn't have it any other way. I'm much like the season, always mysterious and cold on the outside, but warm on the inside.
    Anyways, yummy arguments ;) I might just read those two books by Jaci Burton now, hehe!

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  23. I chose Iron Court because I don't like Winter too much. I also like the Summer Court , but I chose this one.

    By the way ,I love this post. Thanks for it and for the giveaway!

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  24. WOOHOO!~ Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! I can't wait to read this book!

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  25. I chose Iron Court because I'm addicted to my e-reader. I couldn't live in the other courts without either my iPhone or e-book reader.

    Thank you, for such a great giveaway!

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  26. Iron or Winter I am ok with both!! hahah Thanks a million for the giveaway!!

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway, and I chose Winter because I like it :)

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  28. I went Iron cause I couldn't live without my computer or my phone lol. Plus, Meghan and Ash will be there and I wouldn't wanna miss any of the fun! ;)

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  29. I love winter court beacause I love winter!

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  30. I choose Winter because:
    1) Ash is one of the Winter court's princes
    2) Winter is just beautiful; the snowflakes and coats and all that!
    3) Christmas! It's during winter!

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  32. I love your convincing argument, Jenny. Who wants sand in unwanted places? You must have taken some of the pictures you had previously displayed? If so, darn! I missed some eye candy? Oh well. Lovely post, Jenny. :)

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  33. I just love summer so I picked it:) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. I love this series can't wait to get more of it!

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  35. I'm Winter court, without a doubt. Summer is too hot for me, and Iron isn't my style ;)

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