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…
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.
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.
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.
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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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