Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day Twenty Two - All About The Faerie Ring + Giveaway ( In't)

Book Review

NOT THE COVER - Just a stand in :)
Name - The Faerie Ring ( Goodreads )
Author - Kiki Hamilton ( Profile )
Release Date - 8th Sept 2011
Genre - Urban/Historical Fantasy
London, December 1871

Orphaned and picking pockets in London’s Charing Cross station to support not only herself, but her ‘family’ of orphans, sixteen year-old Tiki steals the Queen’s ring and thinks she’s solved their problems. That is, until Rieker, a pickpocket from the North End, suspects her in the theft and tells her that the ring is really a reservoir that holds a truce between the British and Faerie courts.

When he warns her that the fey will do anything - including murder - to recover the ring, Tiki is unsure whether to believe him or not. To complicate matters, Rieker seems to know something about the unusual birthmark on Tiki’s wrist. But when Tiki and her family are threatened the game changes and it becomes a deadly race to see who can locate the ring first.

Author's Message to YOU ( Yup, you're special)

THANK YOU Lisa for hosting the Badass Bookie 2011 Christmas Debutante Event! It’s so much fun to get to meet all these authors and read the inside scoop on their stories. I’m very grateful to be included in this awesome line-up of debuts!!

Probably like you, I've always been an avid reader. I started out writing a story for my daughter that was supposed to be short and light and fluffy —and it turned into something totally different. I finished that story and started another – THE FAERIE RING.

I’ve always loved the idea of things not being what they seem. That other dimensions or worlds exist side by side with our own, just beyond our ken; that the scope of our world is more than just the three dimensions that we are able to easily comprehend.

At the same time, I’m intrigued by the past, by our history, by what may have occurred that might not have been formally documented for future generations. The untold story, if you will. And I am particularly fascinated with those untold stories that have a thread of documented fact woven through them, which makes the reader question whether they are reading fiction or nonfiction. A story that makes the reader say..”what if?”

Which brings me back to my love of reading: you can go anywhere and be anything within the pages of a book. I hope you have a chance to read THE FAERIE RING and enjoy what you find hidden in the pages.

Reviews of The Faerie Ring -

"A delicious blend of urban fantasy, heart-stopping suspense and sizzling romance - THE FAERIE RING rocks! Pulsing with excitement this high-stakes adventure catapults you through the gritty slums of Victorian London, the glittering balls of the Royal Palace, and the menacing Otherworld, in a thrilling tale where no one and nothing is what it seems. Deception, twists, diabolical faeries, a gutsy heroine and a sexy love interest all woven into a spectacular wild ride. You'll devour every page - compelled to finish but never wanting it to end!" -Alyssa Kirk, Teens Read and Write

"I stayed up until 2 am devouring THE FAERIE RING - it was fantastic! Deeply imaginative and creative I was instantly absorbed into Tiki's mysterious world." -Ashley Simmons, Books Obsession

“The Faerie Ring is an intriguing, beautifully written, blend of historical fiction, mixed with the perfect dose of romance, mystery, and faerie lore, all set within the time period of Victorian London. I was completely enraptured with the story that I couldn't devour this debut novel fast enough.” - Katie Bartow, Mundie Moms

“Urban faerie fantasy meets Oliver Twist (with a dash of Cinderella) in this exciting tale of a street orphan who mingles with royalty to save olde England from dark magic. Plenty of action and suspence. Let's hope there'll be more adventures for Tiki and the handsome Rieker.” –O.R. Melling, award-winning author, THE CHRONICLES OF FAERIE

“THE FAERIE RING is an enchanting novel, woven with dramatic adventure, intriguing faerie lore and a charming love story! I couldn’t stop turning the pages even though I didn’t want the story to end!” –Kristi Diehm The Story Siren

Did you see the last one? THE STORY SIREN? ohhhhhhh

Giveaway Time !!!

Kiki has kindly offered (1) ONE Pre-order of The Faerie Ring to one of you. Um, the only catch? There are additional rules for this giveaway ( and the next one) just one and it's not too hard so deal with it....

Official Rules - will be disqualified if you don't follow exactly ( not even kidding guys, I'm fed up already with people who can't follow instructions)

- International
- Must leave all links that are required ( will be disqualified if you don't)
- Must Fill out this FORM
- Extra Entries are optional ( although they are nice :P )

Badass Bookie xx


  1. I am very excited to read this one, and it's funny because I am a fairy book hater. The Fairy Ring just sounds so...different. Kiki, I wish you the best and look forward to reading your novel. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. I'm glad you posted about this book! I've never heard of it before, but it sounds really good! I love anything to do with faeries! :)

  3. I've heard this before and added to my books to watch for. :D

  4. ok, first of all, there have been 22 Debutante posts?!?! What rock do I live under?? (don't answer that).

    Second of all, points to Kiki for using the word ken.

    Third, I have a lot of catching up (and dresses to look through)to do here, dont I?).


  5. er, by points to kiki, we're clear I meant she scored points, not that I was pointing to kiki and laughing or anything, right? Because, ken is a great word and kiki is fab and I can't wait to read the Faerie Ring either. :)

  6. I don't know how I missed learning about this book. It is exactly what I love to read and love to read aloud to my children. It's on my list to pick up when it is released.

  7. Very, very curious about this book! Although I'm still not a very avid reader of faerie books, this sounds like an amazing read.

  8. Kiki, congratulations on those wonderful reviews. We in our house are eager to read Faerie Ring. Your writing and imagination are vivid and inviting.

  9. I can't wait to read this book now, I can't believe it wasn't on my radar until now. I haven't read a faerie book in a while so this should be fun.

  10. Sounds great. I haven't heard of this before.

  11. I am looking forward to read the excerpt

  12. This sounds like a great twist on the typical fairy story. I can't wait to read it.

  13. Sooo.... Another great book to put on the top on my wishlist... My list is definitely endless, ann I love it !! ;)

  14. Sounds like a great book! I can't wait to read it.

  15. This sounds like an interesting book.

  16. Hi Guys! Thanks SO MUCH for your nice comments and for posting here. I really appreciate your interest in THE FAERIE RING! and Gae - you wouldn't point and laugh at me, would you? Would you?

    Thank you again, Lisa, for hosting us for the Christmas 2011 Debutante extravaganza!!


  17. What an interesting book! :D

  18. I want, I want, I want this book! The synopsis and all the lust from various important people have me salivating over here :D Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Ooh, I've loved reading about faerie fiction and lore ever since I first read the Merry Gentry series, thanks for a great interview, I'd love to read this one! :)

    Kate1485 at

  20. Also, there's Mundie Moms, which is another amazing blog. Nice post. Kiki brought up a great point, which is just another plus of reading, books and stretching ones imagination via reading and books. Thanks for the giveaway! :D (ooh, and now I know Kristi's last name! One quick look at White Pages and...heh heh heh).

  21. I can't wait to read this book! :)

  22. Haven't heard of this one up till now but it definitely sounds very interesting!

  23. This sounds really wonderful and I'd never heard of it before! Love discovering new books!

  24. The Faerie Ring seems very interesting!

  25. Wow! This book has some awesome blurbs! Can't wait to read it!

  26. this books seems so much interesting cant wait to read it. thank you for the giveaways

  27. Oh this is in my to-read list for 2011! I'm very much looking forward to the Faerie Ring! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  28. Thanks for this one.The premise looks promising. I can't wait to read it!

  29. This one is a totally new discovery for me.. I like reading about faeries, but I haven't read a lot of good books, I'd like to try with this one! :D

  30. So many praises for The Faerie Ring! I'd love to read this book!

  31. 1871 London I love that era, mix it with faeries another must read for me.

  32. Thanks for the contest! I can't wait to read The Faerie Ring. It's on my list for the DAC! I forgot to add the link to my sidebar. I don't know's my website: