Monday, October 24, 2011

Welcome to the Internet Book Fair Blogfest 2011!!

Aloha readers, friends, and book browsers, and welcome to the Internet Book Fair Blogfest, or IBFB (I am tired of typing it out, lol)!

I hope you enjoy your browsing experience today. I know I have so far, and I'm not even CLOSE to done looking.

Without further ado, let me introduce my corner of this fine book fair...

 The Curse Girl ~ a YA paranormal/fantasy

What readers are saying:

"I stayed up till 3 in the morning to finish this book and then wanted to read it again as soon as I was done! I loved everything about this book--the heroine, the Beast, the magical elements, mystery and delightful romance." ~J. Jane, reader

"I bought this on impulse ... I'm SO glad I bought it and I loved the book." ~ Stacey Joy Netzel, reader/author

“This book has a little bit of everything in it and I absolutely loved it! There is the mystery of the riddle, intrigue, good vs. evil, love, betrayal, and no small amount of fantasy.” ~ The Caffeinated Diva review


When Bee is imprisoned in a magical, cursed house because of her father's selfish choices, she has just one plan... escape! But she must solve a riddle and help her fellow prisoners break the curse that binds them all before she can leave, and that is proving more difficult than she originally thought thanks to the bitter young master of the house, Will.

Will wants nothing to do with Bee or her help (and he certainly isn't planning on falling in love with her), but he might have underestimated just how determined and clever--and irresistible--she can be.

A Super-short Excerpt!!!

He raked his gaze over me once. I felt like a package that had come in the mail, one in which the contents had turned out to be a slight disappointment.

“So you’re the Curse Girl,” he said finally, after a long pause. “The words of the curse spoke about a girl called Beauty, but I thought the line meant a beautiful girl.”

You can buy The Curse Girl for $2.99 at:


But wait, there's more!

My newest book is a collection of linked short stories, Once Upon a Beanstalk. Think fairy tales with a dash of whimsey and a sprinkling of snark!

What readers are saying:

"If you like Shrek or any kind of fairy-tale mash-up, you'll enjoy this book. It's a quick read - I read it in one sitting. I love how the stories (there are three of them, the second one my favorite) blend together via reoccurring characters so you never feel you have to reboot, like you do with some short story collections." ~ J. Teekell


In this humorous collection of fairy tale mashups combining modern day technology with fairy tale sensibilities, Rumpelstiltskin and Red Riding Hood are married and running a royal wedding planner venue, Rapunzel has been rescued from her tower and is about to start her happily ever after, and the Grimm Brothers are a group of notorious thieves who are forced to rescue a kidnapped princess in order to avoid execution.

A Super-short Excerpt!!

Nobody had thought Penelope would be capable of much when she’d first started with the police force (since she was technically a princess and all) but she’d proved everyone wrong. She was the best undercover agent they had now. Just last week she’d broken up a corrupt fairy godmother crime ring that was scamming hopeful girls into arrangements that were supposed to let them fall in love with princes. 

Penelope wondered—how many princes did people think were wandering around the kingdom, looking for love with every girl who lost a shoe in front of them?

You can buy Once Upon a Beanstalk for $0.99 at:


And lastly, here's a few of my fellow IBFBers whose selections I've browsed and found intriguing (so far):

The Weaver by Kai Strand

Chronicles of Caleath by Rosalie Skinner

Silent No More by Krista K. Hatch

Happy reading, and enjoy the rest of the Internet Book Fair Blogfest!!


  1. YAY!!!
    a little birdie told me i just might be getting an e-reader for christmas... then i'll be coming THIS WAY for sure!!! :)

  2. Fairy tale mash-up indeed! Sounds like fun. Have you seen the new show on ABC, Once Upon a Time? They should have consulted with you! Running over to pick up a copy of the Beanstalk book. Have a great book fair.
    Fellow book fair blogger, J Q Rose

  3. Vic: Awesome!! Ereaders are great! I love my Kindle, hope you enjoy whatever you get :)

    JQ Rose: I actually missed the premiere, which was a huge bummer, but I am SO excited about that show and I'm planning to catch up on it soon. It's written by LOST writers too, and I was a huge LOST fan. Nice to meet you, btw!

  4. Once Upon a Beanstalk sounds quite interesting. Love the cover too.

  5. Oh, I think I have to get Once Upon a Beanstalk today. Your other book is sounds awesome and unique too which means its going on my TBR pile. Just that little excerpt made me want to punch Will! lol

  6. JL: Thank you! I designed it myself :)

    Patricia: Glad I inspired such a strong reaction... that's gotta be a good thing, right? Thanks for your interest!

  7. ONCE UPON A BEANSTALK sounds fun. And that you designed the cover yourself is awesome. The cover for THE LEGEND OF VICTOR STANDISH was done by a talented artist thankfully. (Stick figures from me would have been horrible!) I am going to Amazon now to buy your book.

    How gracious of you to include other struggling authors in your entry. Roland

  8. Thanks, Roland! Nice to meet you!

  9. Roland: Also, love your cover! Very nice! I'm checking your book out on Amazon right now.

  10. Hi,

    I like a good paranormal, but do love twists on fairy tales! I wanted to do a list of other authors on my post, but there were simply too many to list and all deserving of a place. But I do have the Indie Books link up! ;)



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