Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Look up...storks

Before we enter a small village on the outskirts of Bruges, we look up into the sky and find...
by Wendy Delsol

Family secrets. Lost memories. And the arrival of an ancient magical ability that will reveal everything.

Sixteen-year-old Katla LeBlanc has just moved from Los Angeles to Minnesota. As if it weren’t enough that her trendy fashion sense draws stares, Katla soon finds out that she’s a Stork, a member of a mysterious order of women tasked with a very unique duty. But Katla’s biggest challenge may be finding her flock at a new school. Between being ignored by Wade, the arrogant jock she stupidly fooled around with, and constantly arguing with gorgeous farm boy and editor-in-chief Jack, Katla is relieved when her assignment as the school paper’s fashion columnist brings with it some much-needed friendship. But as Homecoming approaches, Katla uncovers a shocking secret about her past — a secret that binds her fate to Jack’s in a way neither could have ever anticipated. With a nod to Hans Christian Andersen and inspired by Norse lore, Wendy Delsol’s debut novel introduces a hip and witty heroine who finds herself tail-feathers deep in small-town life.


by Wendy Delsol

In this sequel to STORK, Katla Leblanc has to employ her grit, spirit, and special gifts to rescue the boy she loves.

After the drama of finding out that she's a Stork, a member of an ancient and mystical order of women, and that her boyfriend, Jack, is a descendent of the Winter People able to control the weather, Katla Leblanc is delighted when all signs point to a busy and peaceful Christmas. That is, until the snowstorm Jack summons as a gift to Katla turns into the storm of the century, attracting Brigid, a gorgeous scientist who, in turn, attracts Jack. Between the school play, a bedridden, pregnant mother's to-do lists, and keeping an eye on her aging grandfather, Katla doesn't have time to question Brigid's motives or deal with Jack's increasingly cold behavior. But Katla's suspicions mount when Jack joins Brigid on a research expedition to Greenland, and when the two of them go missing, it becomes clear that Katla is the only one who can save her beloved Jack from the Snow Queen who holds him prisoner. Adventure, romance, and myth combine in this winter escapade for teens who like a bit of fire with their ice.


by Wendy Delsol
Release date: September 11, 2012

After surviving her (shall we say) intense adventure in Iceland, Katla is psyched to be back for a blissfully uneventful senior year of homecoming and fashion explorations. But her hopes of dodging unfinished business are dashed by the arrival of two Icelandic exchange students: Marik, an oddly alluring merman-in­disguise, and Jinky, a tough gypsy girl. It seems Katla not only enraged the Snow Queen by rescuing her boyfriend, Jack, she also was tricked into promising her frail baby sister to the water queen-and Marik has come to collect. What's worse, Katla doesn't dare confide in anyone lest she endanger them, so even her soul mate, Jack, is growing suspicious. And now Katla's stork dreams, her guide for matching babies with mothers, have become strange and menacing as well. Hold on for a thrilling finale as the heroine of Stork and Frost calls on her wits (and her wit) to protect those she loves and face a final mythic disaster.

--~ Book Giveaway ~--

WIN a copy of ONE of these books!

Open to all.

Offer ends: April 30, 2012

TO DO: (2-parts)

1. VISIT the author, Wendy.

RETURN here and tell me something you found of interest there.

2. TELL me which book you would like.

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

EARN extra points:

- Leave a question for the author

- Tweet about this giveaway


Contest has ended - winner is here



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***~*~* Fairy Tales in Bruges III schedule *~*~***


  1. I found out that Wendy just recently won the Westchester Fiction Award in Los Angeles. It is an award given out the writers and publishers of YA novels. Congratulations! It makes me want to read her books even more!

  2. I would love to receive a copy of Stork. That would get me started in that series of books.


  3. I learned that Wendy is currently working on a modern-day retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. I love Jane Austen, so that's quite exciting news! :)

    I would love to win a copy of Stork. Thank you for the giveaway!


    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/StatesOfDecay/status/192390392082214912

  4. I learned that Wendy spent a year abroad in Paris & Nice.

    I would love to win a copy of Stork. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/erencich/status/192402868408561667

    Question: What gave you the idea to write Stork?

    doodlesbookblog at gmail dot com

  5. I had no idea the 3rd book is out.
    Cool cover.
    (not an entry)

  6. I'd love to win Flock!!! I didn't know it was out yet. I also love that she's working on re-tellings. Those are so much fun.

    My question is: Which character is the most frustrating to write?


    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  7. I think it is interesting that all the books are release in October. My favorite month!
    My question is how hard was it to choose your titles?

    tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/Stephanie_27_/status/192416347978870784

    drinkshrunkentears at gmail dot com

  8. I totally forgot! I would want Stork!

  9. I visited Wendy's site and learned that she actually spent a year in France. That would be cool, I've never been to France.
    I'd like to ask Wendy: Now that you've used a blonde, a brunette and a redhead as your cover images, will your next cover model have green hair?
    I would like to get a copy of Flock if I win.
    I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/carlrscott/status/192418617604849664
    My email addy is: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

  10. As well as the stork series Wendy has written and published a book called THE McCLOUD HOME FOR WAYWARD GIRLS.
    I would love to win a copy of Stork.

  11. Stork wins a Westchester Fiction Award! I love award-winning novels. :D
    I'd love to win Stork.

    sauvadeavelle @ yahoo dot com

  12. She's working on a modern-day retelling of Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, "PRIDE AND PLEDGES". Can't wait!*_*

    Question: What made you decide to write a retelling of Pride and Prejudice?

    I would love to win a copy of Stork. Thank you for this chance! This trilogy has been on my wishlist for a long time! >_<

  13. She is a mother of two boys and she is not a natural blond :)
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway! And I would love to win a copy of Stork.
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  14. I learned that lucky Wendy spent 20 years in the South Beach Bay communities of LA! That must have been heaven :D

    This series sounds terrific, I'd love to start with Stork.

    My Q: Do you decide on what your book title will be before you begin to write, or do you leave it until later?

  15. I would like to win Stork as I have not read this series yet. I found out that the author did not really read much when she was a child or young adult. I think that is interesting and she lives in Des Moines somewhat close to me!

    rachel at thejeepdiva dot com

  16. I found in interesting that she was born in Canada, but at the same time is kinda from england too since her parents were from there lol! And I loved her blog layout, it was really simple but cute and had a really scrapbook-y feel to it! (love scrapbooking lol)

    I would love to win Stork, since I've never read any of these books before and would be quite lost without it! Lol.

    As for a question for the author, I saw that Jane Austin is really what brought the reader out in her. I don't know much about Jane Austin, but I never really thought of her as a supernatural writer, in fact none of the books she listed in her bio section really seemed to have any supernatural elements in them, so I was just wondering what made her want to write Stork, a supernatural book?

    I've posted this giveaway on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/#!/ThesePaperWings/status/192812440210243584

    lepierce3 at gmail dot com

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  17. Stork won a Westchester Fiction Award.

    I'd love to play for Flock please.

    My question for Wendy : What is your writing mantra in 15 words or less?


  18. +JMJ+

    Wendy says that the book that made a reader out of her is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. =)

    Since I haven't started her series yet, I'd love to win the first book, Stork.

    My question for her is: "I have two brothers who are about the same age as your sons. Can you recommend some titles or authors that they love to read?" Thanks!

    And thanks to you, vvb32, for hosting the giveaway. =)

  19. Wendy is working on PRIDE AND PLEDGES. A modern re-telling of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

    I would love STORK thank you.

    Is there a genre you would not contemplate writing?


  20. Kat is drawn into an ancient society of women with the extraordinary task of soul delivery.

    This sounds so different! I would love to read Stork! How did Wendy come up with this unique idea?
    contact me on twitter - bookworm_sarah

    Thanks! x

  21. Wendy is a middle child, like me. OMG - She's not a natural blonde, I had no idea!

    I'd get Flock if I won. :) I still haven't read Frost, though I did pre-order it way back when. TBR piles, eh? Obviously I loved Stork otherwise I wouldn't have pre-ordered Frost.

    cc932005 at hotmail dot com

  22. Wendy also work a contemporary women’s fiction called THE McCLOUD HOME FOR WAYWARD GIRLS. Awesome giveaway. I would like Stork and my email is Lizz_Neill@sbcglobal.net

  23. I learned that as a child Wendy liked Anne of Green Gables which is one of my favorite books!!! I have never read any of these books so I would like the first one in the series

    Question: I have never read any books that have storks in them how did you come up with the idea for this series!!!

    Email: bridget.howard@hotmail.com

  24. Writing novels is a joy and a privilege. There are a lot of fabulous reads out there. I’m honored you’ve found my books.

    I always like to see the passion of a writer and a bit of.. 'respect' towards them. Knowing that you can be grateful if someone reads your work :D

    I would like to win Stork and my mail adres: thedailyprophecy@hotmail.com

  25. I learned that Stork won a Westchester Fiction Award and that when she was younger she really wasn't into books. Thanks for giveaway!

    tweeted- https://twitter.com/#!/Mara80Cullen/status/195588628947275776

    mararob80 at gmail dot com

    1. Oh I forgot I would love Stork. Thanks again.

  26. Stork in featured in Justine Magazine.

  27. I enjoy starting from the beginning, so Stork.

    wis mom works (at) gmail (dot) com

  28. I found that she got featured in a cool Magazine! (Justine to be exact)
    I would like a copy of Stork.
    email: hannahsue10 (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. when you have my entry please delete this comment with my email! Thanks.

  29. She mentions that 'I was the tomboy of the family, more likely to bring home a stray cat or an abandoned hatchling than a library book or an all-A report card.'

    Awwww, animal loving and smart!



  30. Stork wins a Westchester Fiction Award! so it must be a great read!

    I love to win Frost.

    as for the question.. I was currently writing my own book (Well, who knows I might even finish it..lol) and until now, I haven't figured out what is the right title.. Where does Wendy get ideas on the books title? Does it have something to do with words that connects to the main theme?

  31. P.S. my email: darkworld_cutie(at)yahoo(dot)com

  32. i learned that she's working on a modern-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice
    i'd love to win a copy of stork!

  33. I like the WRITING SEMINAR
    Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
    May 23, 2012 1-3 pm I'll be teaching a writing seminar at the Urbandale Public Library, registration will be available via Senior...
    I'd like the first one, Stork
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  34. Thanks for this giveaway! I learned that she has parents from England. I would love to win Stork!
    - My question is: How did you decide what would be on the book cover for Stork?
    - tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/SuzReads/status/195919371917463552

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  35. I'd love to win the first book in series!

    I found out that she also blogs and her book has been featured in Justine magazine ;D

    Question: Favourite cover of your books?

    gfc: disincentive
    You already have my email, but: fetachan@gmail.com

  36. Choice: Stork
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/veronicawalker/status/196285057227436032
    +1 Interesting: She has an event on my birthday!
    +1 Question:Favorite series?


  37. I found out she won a Westchester Fiction Award. I would choose Stork. Gale pgan427@yahoo.com

  38. I found out she won a Westchester Fiction Award. I would choose Stork. Gale pgan427@yahoo.com

  39. I found out she won a Westchester Fiction Award. I would choose Stork. Gale pgan427@yahoo.com

  40. She is a middle child. I would love to win Stork to start the series.
    helldog3 at aol.com


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