Sunday, January 8, 2012

Salutations from others

A fairy (also faery, faerie, fay, fae; euphemistically wee folk, good folk, people of peace, fair folk, etc.) is a type of mythical being or legendary creature, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural. -per wikipedia


Vedui' il'er
(greetings everyone)

An elf (plural elves) is a being of Germanic mythology. The elves were originally thought of as a race of divine beings (wights, vættir) endowed with magical powers, which they use both for the benefit and the injury of mankind. In medieval Norse mythology, they appear to have been divided into light elves and dark elves, difficult to delineate from the Æsir (gods) on one hand and the dvergar (dwarves) on the other. -per wikipedia


Atrast Vala

In Germanic mythology, a dwarf (Old English dweorg, Old Norse dvergr, Old High German zwerc and gitwerc) is a being that dwells in mountains and in the earth, and is associated with wisdom, smithing, mining, and crafting. Dwarfs are also sometimes described as short and ugly, although some scholars have questioned whether this is a later development stemming from comical portrayals of the beings. -per wikipedia

--~ Book Giveaway ~--

with fairies: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn’ darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…
To cold faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl—smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the unwelcome company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end—a quest to find a way to honor his vow to stand by Meghan's side.

To survive in the Iron Realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. And along the way Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

with elves: The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed Donna Underwood’s father and drove her mother mad. Her own nearly fatal injuries were fixed by alchemy—the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. Now seventeen, Donna feels like a freak, doomed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. Only her relationship with her best friend, Navin, is keeping her sane.

But when vicious wood elves abduct Navin, Donna is forced to accept her role in the centuries-old war between human alchemists and these darkest outcasts of Faerie. Assisted by Xan, a gorgeous guy with faery blood running through his veins and secrets of his own, Donna races to save Navin—even if it means betraying everything her parents fought to the death to protect.

with dwarves: Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott
Long ago, Vran led his people to a new land, driving off the hated “monsters” (dwarves, centaurs, fauns) who had lived there for generations. Abisina has been outcast in Vranille for her “dwarf dirty” coloring since birth. Her mother’s status as the healer keeps her safe until Charach, an evil, charismatic leader, comes to cleanse Vranille of the unworthy. Abisina’s only hope is to find her father in distant Watersmeet, but to get there, she will have to travel with one of the “vile half-men,” Haret, a dwarf.

During their dangerous journey, Abisina and Haret learn to trust each other, and they find a home in Watersmeet, where all creatures live together under the leadership of Abisina’s father. This new sense of place is threatened when the Vranians move to destroy all nonhumans. Abbott’s debut fantasy centers on Abisina, who learns in small, realistic ways to let go of her deeply rooted prejudices to see the worth in all creatures, including herself. While the sudden, peaceful resolution strains credibility, this is otherwise a hopeful, nuanced story. --Krista Hutley

WIN a copy of one of these books!

Winner gets to pick!

Open to all.

Offer ends: January 29, 2012--> extended to Jan 31

TO DO: (2 parts)

1. Tell me an elf joke.

2. Tell me which book you want - must pick ONE.

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)


Contest has ended - winner is here



* image source fairy, elf, dwarf

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  1. Q: Who sings "Blue Christmas" and makes toy guitars?

    A: Elfis!

    (In honor of his 77th birthday today, though sadly he is not fae, elf or dwarf.)

    I would really squee for The Iron Knight. (^_^)

  2. How do elves greet each other?
    "Small world, isn't it?"

    And i would pick Iron Witch :)

  3. Why do elves see the doctor? Because they have low 'elf' esteem.

    I would pick 'Watersmeet' though they all look good.

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  4. What do you call an elf who tells silly jokes?
    A real Christmas Card!

    I would love THE IRON KNIGHT thank you.


  5. Q:How do you describe a rich elf?

    I would LOVE a copy of The Iron Witch

  6. What's the first thing elves learn in school?
    The "elf"-abet!

    I would love THE IRON KNIGHT please. Thanks and happy new year!


  7. What kind of money do elves use?

    Jingle bills!

    I would love a copy of Iron Knight...:)

  8. What do elves use to go from floor to floor?
    -An elfevator

    I'd love The Iron Knight, thanks!

  9. What a lovely post! :D

    How many elves does it take to change a light bulb?
    Ten! One to change the light bulb and nine to stand on each other's shoulders!

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway, Velvet! :D
    I'd choose Watersmeet, if I were so lucky to win. :)

  10. If athletes get athletes foot, what do elves get?


    I would love The Iron Knight

    Thank you for the excellent giveaway.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  11. One elf said to another elf, "We had Grandma for Christmas dinner".
    And the other elf said, "Really? We had turkey!"

    Thanks for this great giveaway!
    I would love to win Watersmeet.

  12. 1.Where do you find elves?

    Depends on where you left them!

    2. I would like to win a copy of The Iron Witch. (though the other two books look awesome too!)

  13. Thank you for the giveaway!
    Here it is one of my favourite jokes with elves:

    Who lives at the North Pole, makes toys and rides around in a pumpkin?

    I would love to read The Iron Witch.

    Good luck, everyone!

    balmezandrada at yahoo dot com

  14. Thank you for the giveaway!
    Here it is one of my favourite jokes with elves:

    Who lives at the North Pole, makes toys and rides around in a pumpkin?

    I would love to read The Iron Witch.

    Good luck, everyone!

    balmezandrada at yahoo dot com

  15. Hmm an elf joke, thats a hard one!

    How about this one :)
    How long should an elf's legs be?
    Just long enough to reach the ground! :p

    I would LOVE the Iron Knight!

    lepierce3 at gmail dot com

  16. How do elves greet each other?
    "Small world, isn't it?"

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  17. i want to win the iron knight <3

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  18. Nice giveaway! {Fingers crossed!}

    Elf joke: A dwarf was in his front yard mowing grass when his attractive elf neighbor came out of the house and went straight to the mailbox. She opened it then slammed it shut and stormed back into the house. A little later she came out of her house again, went to the mailbox and again opened it, and slammed it shut again. Angrily, back into the house she went.
    As the dwarf was getting ready to edge the lawn, she came out again, marched to the mailbox, opened it and then slammed it closed harder than ever.
    Puzzled by her actions the dwarf asked her, “Is something wrong?”
    To which she replied, “There certainly is!”
    My computer keeps saying, “You’ve got mail!”

    I want: The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

    email: floriv7 at gmail dot com

  19. Thanks for this GA ^^

    Q: What's another name for Santa's helpers?
    A: Subordinate clauses!

    I'd choose The iron witch


  20. I would like
    The Iron Witch
    wwhat do you call an Elf walking backwards?


  21. Q. Why did the elves ask the turkey to join the band?
    A. Because he had the drum sticks!

    The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa please.


  22. I would like the Iron Witch book please.

    What do they call a wild elf in Texas?
    Gnome on the range!

    Rachel V

  23. Q : What do you call a wound that is caused by being stabbed by an Elf?
    A : It's Elf-Inflicted

    I would love to get Iron Witch.


  24. What is an elf's favorite book?
    Little Women

    I would love The Iron Knight.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  25. Not sure if anyone has posted this joke yet:

    Santa rides in a sleigh. What do elves ride in?

    Mini vans!

    I'd like to win The Iron Knight


    Laura Hartness
    The Calico Critic
    CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

  26. The Iron Knight! Want!!
    rebelaessedai at gmail dot com

    What do you call an elf walking backwards?
    A Fle

    LOL too silly?

  27. What do you call an elf who steals Christmas wrapping from the rich and gives it to the poor?
    Ribbon Hood

    I'd love the Iron Knight!


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