|NOT THE COVER - Just a stand in :)|
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)
- MUST LEAVE A COMMENT ON ONE of Kiki's POSTS
- 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