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You would be amazed the the number of things we, as professional authors, are not allowed to announce to the public. Book deals, cover art, bestseller list placement and awards…just to name a few.

In this Age of the Intarwebs, however, it’s tough to keep things under wraps. So it actually *thrills* me when someone leaks something (especially cover art), because at that point I am (usually) allowed to announce it, without taking any of the blame on myself for forcing the information to go viral.

With that, I give a hearty thanks to the Librarian and Artist who recently posted the cover for DEAREST and the cover art for the paperback of HERO.

Aren’t they GORGEOUS?!?!? xox

Dearest, coming Feb 3, 2015

HERO paperback, coming Jan 2015

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Princess Alethea Rants About…Stuff

On Today’s Youtube Fairy Tale Rant episode,  have chosen to rant about “The Fox and The Geese”, a very short fairy tale…because I am very exhausted.

I also vent about what made me really, really angry this morning. So if YOU end up being angry about this news…trust me. I’m upset enough for all of us.

Just know I will never let you down. Not this year. Not EVER.

Love you guys!

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KIRKUS Loves Hero!

Hero, October 1, 2013HERO
Author: Alethea Kontis

Review Issue Date: September 1, 2013
Online Publish Date: August 14, 2013
Publisher:Harcourt
Pages: 304
Price ( Hardcover ): $17.99
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-0-544-05677-0
Category: Fiction

The cover is terribly wrong—again—but Kontis’ return to the Woodcutter family is still mightily entertaining.

This story focuses on Saturday Woodcutter, whose sister Sunday from Enchanted (2012) is now queen. Saturday is a big, strong girl who has not figured out her magic, except that the ax she was given as an infant has turned into a sword that strengthens and heals. Tossing away a magic mirror endangers her whole family, especially her changeling brother, Trix, and she goes off to find and save him. She’s mistaken for her lost brother, Jack Woodcutter, by a blind witch whose eyes he stole and who imprisons Saturday. The witch also keeps captive a man named Peregrine, magicked by the witch’s daughter into taking her place. Peregrine does his best to keep busy and sane, while dressing as a woman and trying to both serve and outwit the witch. Peregrine and Saturday are a wonderful couple, as they spar, miss signals and exchange roles, aided by Betwixt, a chimera also held by the witch. There is hardly a fairy-tale or gender trope that Kontis doesn’t turn on its head, and readers don’t need to know about Hercules cleaning out the Augean Stables to find Saturday’s impossible task of cleaning the witch’s bird’s nest both hilarious and revolting.

Whether Kontis tells the tales of other Woodcutter children or not, readers will await her next with joyful anticipation. (Fantasy. 11-18)

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Washington Loves HERO!

I am proud to announce that HERO has been named the October 2013 selection for Washington Loves Romance!

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Washington Loves Romance is an online book club for the many readers of romance fiction in all its forms with a special focus on the romance authors and readers in the metro Washington, D.C. area.

Each month readers will gather on Facebook to read and discuss two Washington Romance Writers’ books. Baltimore-based book blogger Mandi Schreiner with Smexy Books will moderate the discussion. At the end of each month, two lucky Washington Loves Romance readers will win a gift pack.

In addition, Washington Loves Romance will hold local get-togethers to give Washington Romance Writers’ authors and readers a chance to chat about their books and all things romance. One get-together attendee will win a Washington Romance Writers member swag bag given away during the get-together.

Not only will romance authors and readers get a chance to connect on a more personal level through Washington Loves Romance, they’ll be helping to fight illiteracy.

All profits from Washington Loves Romance branded items will be given to local literacy programs. Romance authors and readers, as well as others who want to help end illiteracy, should visit Washington Loves Romance’s CafePress shop to order T-shirts, bags, coffee mugs and other goodies today.

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Follow Washington Loves Romance on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WashingtonLovesRomance

To preorder HERO from Amazon: CLICK HERE

HERO last cover REALLY I MEAN IT

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