Enchanted Banter

A lovely YouTube review for Enchanted from Bookshelf Banter!

Kallie’s running an Enchanted ARC giveaway on her site that ENDS TODAY, so if you want a piece of the action you better get your bootie on over there to enter!

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Princess Treasures!

Good morning, everyone! I’m home from the Big Apple and have already taken nap one for the day. Huzzah! The rest of the day will consist of: reading, napping, writing reviews, napping, and drinking LOTS of water. What are you up to this fine morning?

Well, when you’re done with that, pop over to Treasured Tales for Young Adults to read a lovely interview with MOI and win some swag! Not a book this time, but cool fun Princess Alethea Stuff. Included in the prize pack are:

1x Alethea Kontis card (signed by Alethea); 1x The Monster and Mrs Blake bookmark; 1x A is for Alice sticker: 1x Alpha Oops business card; 1x Enchanted magnet; 1x Alethea Kontis magnet; 1x Enchanted postcard; 1x Alethea Kontis postcard; 1x The Wonderland Alphabet postcard; 1x Enchanted card with book description.

All you have to do is fill out the rentry form! (And be a follower of the Treasured Tales for Young Adults blog (very worth it)).  You are also welcome to leave a comment telling us what magic ability YOU would have if you could. Want to know what mine is? The answer is in the interview!

Click on over. Be awesome. I’m gonna check in on you to see your answers later!

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May ENCHANTED Goodreads Giveaway!

It’s the time you’ve all been waiting for the May ENCHANTED Giveaway is here!

Alethea gave away one signed ARC of her YA debut fairy tale novel ENCHANTED in January, February, March, and April.

Now it’s May–official book release time!

Alethea and Soteria (Sister power!) will be giving away a signed finished copy of the lovely ENCHANTED, along with THIS SIGNATURE BRACELET from Soteria’s Fairy Tale jewelry line, which will simultaneously be launched at Dixie Dunbar Studio on May 26th. (

Come one, come all — the more the merrier! Most importantly, keep reading and sharing the magic!


If you’re interested in seeing this bracelet in person, I will be wearing one just like it on tour this summer. Stop by and I will model for you!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis


by Alethea Kontis

Giveaway ends May 31, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win


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Get Your Free Copy of ENCHANTED Here!

I’m still getting a lot of emails requesting review copies of Enchanted. Folks, the book is out in the world now — I encourage you to go buy one! Failing that, there are a TON of places you can WIN COPIES OF ENCHANTED this month!


Don’t limit yourself to Goodreads, where thousands of people enter to win every day. Pop on over to book-loving sites like The Waterworld Mermaids! Today (Friday) we’re giving away a signed copy of Enchanted to one lucky commenter. Next Tuesday, we’re doing the same thing! All you have to do is leave a comment. Your odds of winning here are MUCH HIGHER.


Donate a few bucks to Alethea’s Summer Book Tour Gas Fund and not only enter to win a copy of ENCHANTED, but also an original amethyst & sterling chain necklace from Dixie Dunbar Studio!


Keep an eye on the @HMHKids Twitter feed — they’ve been periodically saying things like “We’ll give away copies of ENCHANTED to the next 10 followers!”


One of the people who won a copy of ENCHANTED from @HMHKids was Keren at Gothic Angel Book Reviews, so she’s graciously decided to share the love and give away the copy she bought! Go like her page on Facebook — she’ll be posting the giveaway soon!


Check this blog and visit the Enchanted Blog Tour sites every day. We’re giving away free copies, as well as gift baskets and fun Enchanted swag!


Stalking the Bookshelves is hosting the Bouncy Castle portion of the Spring Blog Carnival. What happens in the bouncy castle? Well, things get all jumbled…like bits of fairy tales. Take an evil stepmother and a stew pot that never stops cooking and…voila! Poisonous Applesauce! Click on over to see some of the commenters’ brilliant new ideas. Add one of your own…and enter for a chance to win ENCHANTED!


I’m sure there are some I’ve forgotten but I need to get moving today…check back here, add them in the comments, and I’ll add them to the post as they pop up! xox




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Basically Amazing Alethea!

Basically Amazing Ashley has me over at her blog today for Fairy Tale Fortnight — “Today’s Fairy Tale Fortnight interview totally makes my day. Because it is with the author of my number one most anticipated release of 2012 and will be followed by a review of the book! I cannot even begin to describe how happy I am that Alethea, author of the soon to be released Enchanted agreed to be part of Fairy Tale Fortnight! So check out her awesome interview and then enter the giveaway of WIN that she is donating!

Ashley’s interview was REALLY fun — what three wishes would I ask a genie? Go click over, enter the contest, and find out! The ocntest only runs until May 7th, so do it now!

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April ENCHANTED Goodreads Giveaway!

enchantedDon’t forget, it’s time for for Round Four! The April ENCHANTED ARC Giveaway is here!

Alethea will be giving away one signed ARC of her YA debut fairy tale novel ENCHANTED a month, until the May 26th launch of the book. That’s one for January, February, March, and April–a total of four ARCs.

In May, Alethea will be giving away a signed finished copy of ENCHANTED, along with A SIGNATURE NECKLACE from her sister Soteria’s Fairy Tale jewelry line, which will simultaneously be launched at Dixie Dunbar Studio on May 26th.

Come one, come all — the more the merrier! Enter to win one copy of ENCHANTED, or enter to win them all! Most importantly, keep reading and sharing the magic!

(Don’t forget, you can also enter to win a necklace by donating a buck or two to Princess Alethea’s Summer Book Tour Gas Fund! So far, your chances there are probably better…)


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis


by Alethea Kontis

Giveaway ends April 28, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win


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Win an ARC of ENCHANTED! (International)

I almost don’t even need to advertise this giveaway — Soumi from the Pages from my Thoughts blog posted this giveaway yesterday, and OVER 3300 PEOPLE from all over the world are already signed up to win it!

Are you? Why not? You never know…

The drawing will happen two weeks from now, when Soumi hosts me on her blog along with a review and interview. I’m so excited! I’m curious as to just how far and wide we can spread the word about Enchanted.

Worldwide? Now that really IS magical.

Go on, click here and enter. And please be sure to thank Soumi again for me!

Long live YA bloggers!! *hiphiphooray*

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Raffle Necklace Stats

This gorgeous necklace Soteria and I are raffling off contains faceted chunks of light and dark Amethyst with sterling baby chains, complete with sterling clasp and extendable chain.

Measures from 16 1/2-19 inches on your neck (more chain can be added if necessary).

Want to win it? Click here and Chip In a couple of bucks!

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Win This Necklace!

[Edited again to add: Now that Paypal is fixed, Chip In seems to be broken, and the widget with the button for donating money has vanished.

You can always contribute to the fund straight to me through PayPal. My address is my email: akontis at gmail dot com.

You may also try the alternate Chip In page I have just set up here.]


Yesterday morning, on the way home from the gym, my sister called to tell me she had emailed me the picture of the necklace she will be donating on behalf of Dixie Dunbar’s Studio for the “Chip In for Gas on Alethea’s Summer Book Tour” raffle.

By the time I got home to check my mail there was another email, informing me that Paypal had “temporarily restricted” my account pending a series of verifications, password changes, and proofs of ID.

I’ve heard horror stories about this sort of thing in the past. I won’t lie: I was worried. I asked that no one contribute any more to the fund for the time being, and told Soteria that I would postpone posting the picture of the necklace until the issue was resolved.

Happily, late yesterday afternoon, the issue was resolved. We will speak no more of this.

We will, however, speak of this absolutely gorgeous necklace.

You can win this fabulous, unique, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, purple necklace for as little as $1. That’s right, any amount, no matter how small, will get you entered to win this fantastic piece of artwork.

All you have to do is pop on by and Chip In a buck or two for gas money for my book tour through the Southern US this summer. That’s it! It’s just that easy!

Again, I thank you all so much in advance for whatever you are able to contribute. Believe me–right now I am possibly more aware than I ever have been before of just how much every little bit helps.


[Edited to add: If the winner of this raffle is a gentleman who would prefer a necklace for himself instead of a wife/girlfriend/etc, Soteria is willing to swap out this item for a man’s necklace. No other substitutions or exchanges are applicable.]

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Chip In for Gas!

I love this day and age when you can wish for something AND IT ALREADY EXISTS.

Why, just the other day, I was wishing there was a place like Kickstarter where I could set up a page and ask my friends if they’d like to help chip in for gas money on my Book Tour this summer.

Not half an hour later, I had my very own CHIP IN page, and $110 already in my gas fund. (THANK YOU, MY DEAREST FRIENDS!)

I estimate that gas will be about $500 for the trip. If this fund goes over $500, I will use the money to buy EVEN MORE SWAG to give away at my booksignings.

Soteria has also sweetened the pot this morning — anyone who Chips In a bit of cash — even if it’s only a couple of bucks — will be entered to win an original necklace from Dixie Dunbar Studio.

So what are you waiting for? Throw a few bucks in the tip jar. And I’LL SEE YOU THIS SUMMER!!


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