Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fairy Tales in Bruges III - invitation

Fairy Tales
in bruges III
a virtual book event
April 2012

It's a fairytale town, isn't it?
- Harry from film In Bruges

Fairy Tales in Bruges started here.

And continued here last year.

The story continues this month with another visit to my fairy tale town of Bruges.


Lords and Ladies

of here

and afar

Queen Maerie and her King Markus

invite you to Castle Bryggja

for a JOUST

April 19, 2012


RSVP in comments if you would like to win this book...

--~ Book Giveaway ~--

The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality
by Gahan Hanmer

Sometimes it’s funny how fast things can change, and sometimes it’s not . . .

Welcome to Albert Keane’s beautifully designed medieval kingdom nestled in a completely isolated river valley in the Canadian wilderness. Peaceful, happy, and prosperous, it takes nothing from the modern world, not so much as a single clock.

There is a castle, of course, and a monastery. There is even a pitch dark, rat-infested dungeon – because you simply have to have one if you are trying a rule a feudal kingdom!

Farmers work the land, artisans ply their trades, monks keep school and visit the sick, and nobody (well, almost nobody) misses the modern world at all.

So why has Jack Darcey – actor, wanderer, ex-competitive fencer – been tricked and seduced into paying a visit? And why hasn’t anyone told him that the only way to leave is a perilous trek across hundreds of miles of trackless wilderness without a compass or a map?

Because a tide of fear and violence is rising from the twisted ambitions of one of King Albert’s nobles, and Albert’s fortune teller believes that Jack could turn the tide – if he lives long enough . . .

Seamlessly blending medieval and modern elements,The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality serves up a heady brew of action, humor, romance and satire in a kingdom set apart in time and space where reality is the dealer’s choice.

WIN a copy of this book!

Open to all.

2 winners:
US - will receive book from publisher
International - will receive my ARC

Offer ends: April 30, 2012

TO DO (2-parts):

TELL me ...

1. Are you US or International?

2. Which fairy tale or fairy tale book you would like to see featured in this event.

AND, let me know your email (if I don't already have it)


Contest has ended - winner is here



* please note: zombies have been known to appear in Bruges - you have been warned...

* image source Bruges castle

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


  1. ZOUNDS, me fair Lady Vii!!! Privy wouldest thou take upon consideration issuing an invite for this humble, wandering minstrel*?

    Twould it were that YES, I most assuredly would love to be gifted with this book most intriguing!

    And, should it please the Lords and Ladies, I would be thrice thrilled to see the fairy tale Rapunzel featured herein.

    * Just so you know, us wandering minstrel-types are rather wan and bookish, and are by no means schooled in the art of Joist. We bruise somewhat easily. ;D

  2. US

    Hansel and Gretel :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  3. I'm USA. I would love to see Beauty and the Beast featured there.

  4. I am INTL, and my Canadian roots appeal to this book.
    My fairytale choice is Sleeping Beauty please.

  5. I'm in the U.S. I have been missing out on so many of your posts because my Google Reader is always so cluttered. I'm going to subscribe by email. =O)

    I will agree with the above. Sleeping Beauty is my favorite. Thanks!

  6. I love this event -- such fun! Snow White & Rose Red is a favorite, as well as East of the Sun... I could probably list ten more but I'll stop at that. Looking forward to the festivities!


    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is my all time favorite.

    This is fabulous thank you.


  8. I live in the US and would love to see Beauty and the Beast.
    doodlesbookblog at gmail dot com

  9. I am in the US, and as for favorite fairy tale, I have always really loved the Little Mermaid!

    1. oh I forgot my email! Lol.

      lepierce3 at gmail dot com

      Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  10. Your events are so much fun!!! I live in the US and I have heard that Robin Mckinley has really good fairy tale retelling and I haven't read any of them yet so I would love to hear your take on one of her books!!!!

  11. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves :)


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