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A Plethora of Updates

The trouble with going on book tour when your book comes out is that all these wonderful things happen online when you’re on the road! So, in no particular order:

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Look Ma! I’m on stage directly after Neil Gaiman! Here is the online recording of the Nebula Awards Ceremony — I show up around 1:12:00, right after Neil Gaiman accepts the Ray Bradbury Award. I presented the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, accepted this year by the fabulous Delia Sherman.

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Enchanted was selected at the Just Jared Jr. (JJJ) Book Club Pick for May! I am so incredibly honored to be gracing the same web pages as Miley Cyrus. SCORE.

WHY YOU SHOULD READ IT? “Enchanted” is more than just boy-meets-girl, they fall in love and then the happily ever after comes. It’s more. It’s The Frog Prince with a twist, looping in Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk into it’s main storyline — plus some others you might recognize. All of them just work with Ms. Kontis’ writing and it’s hard to put the novel down.

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The podcasters at Slice of Sci Fi read my essay about Enchanted on John Scalzi’s The Big Idea and mentioned it in their recent podcast here. Hooray!

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Katy Manck, MLS, has posted a very thoughtful review of Enchanted over at BooksYALove:

Will Rumbold find Sunday among all the people at the ball? Will Sunday recognize Rumbold out of his froggy skin? Will the Prince or the King choose a bride at the ball? This bright-and-dark story about family, loyalty, and love in an Enchanted  land reminds us that even the simplest fairy tales and nursery rhymes can carry the power of mighty words.

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Bloggess Extraordinaire Grace Fonesca (who was lucky enough to witness my performance with Katy Kellgren at Lady Jane’s Salon firsthand), bought Enchanted after the readong, devowered it, and said some very nice things in a 5-heart review over at Books of Love.

This book at the end was like a pure-adrenaline rush. So many things that make you go wow, OMG moments, sadness, love, celebration and in the end, embracing the person that makes you the happiest in the world.

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In possibly my favorite pull-quote so far, Natalia over at Dazzling Reads says of Enchanted: “Readers are doomed to a happy reading.”

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis is a beautiful story that everyone should read. This is a tale that will make you feel like a child again. It will makes you believe that, for 305 pages, rainbows’ pot of gold and leprechauns are real. That spells, faeries and magic beans are real. And that maybe somewhere, an enchanted prince is waiting for you on a well.

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3 Responses to “A Plethora of Updates”

  1. Mom Kontis Says:

    Good job sweetheart! I couldn’t think of anyone better to present that special award. Ms. Norton would be pleased.

  2. Lady Hannah Says:

    Alethea, oh excuse me, I mean… Princess Alethea. Is that really your Mum that left a comment for you there? That’s so sweet! She keeps up with your posts here too! <3

  3. Princess Alethea Says:

    Yes, indeed! My mother is the #1 reason why I write this blog. How else is she going to know what I’m up to?

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