Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Teaser + Giveaway: Summerfall by Claire Legrand


If you haven't heard of WINTERSPELL by Claire Legrand, then I don't know what rock you've been living under, but it probably doesn't have an internet connection.

Claire has knocked it out of the park with the creepy and the spooky in her previous two books, The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls and The Year of Shadows. And now, with WINTERSPELL, she takes on retelling a tale as old as time, The Nutcracker. Yes, The Nutcracker.

But even though you can't sink your teeth into WINTERSPELL  until September 30th, there's still a way you can start to get to know the story. Claire has released a nice little enovella, titled SUMMERFALL, to get your toes wet in this world of love and war.

Stick around until the end of the post to see an exclusive teaser from SUMMERFALL and to enter a giveaway for some awesome WINTERSPELL swag!

Until then, I'll leave you with some sneak peeks of this soon-to-be-huge series!


Title: Summerfall (A Winterspell Novella)
Author: Claire Legrand
Release Date: August 26th, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Rinka is a faery, passionate and powerful, determined to maintain the tenuous peace between faeries and humans.

Alban Somerhart is a human, a reluctant king trapped in an arranged marriage, desperate to prevent war.

Their love could save the kingdom of Cane... or shatter it forever.

In this captivating novella, prequel to the upcoming Winterspell, Claire Legrand weaves a story of magic, political intrigue, and forbidden love that sets the stage for the rise of a wicked queen and the journey of a human girl named Clara...


Title: Winterspell
Author: Claire Legrand
Release Date: September 30th, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince... but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted--by beings distinctly nothuman. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they're to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets--and a need she can't define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won't leave Cane unscathed--if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

Are you reader for that teaser now?? I bet you are! Well, here it is!

[This Teaser Image was lost in the transition from Wordpress to Blogger. Sorry!]


Chilling and beautiful.

Now how about we talk prizes.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

I know that was a lot to take in, but I trust you're much better off now. Especially if you download SUMMERFALL to your ereader! You won't regret it.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Claire Legrand is the author of books for children and teens, including The Cavendish Home for Boys and GirlsThe Year of Shadows, the upcoming Winterspell, and its prequel,Summerfall. She is also one of the four authors of The Cabinet of Curiosities.

When not writing books, she can be found obsessing over DVD commentaries, going on long walks (or trying to go on long runs), and speaking with a poor English accent to random passersby. She thinks musicians and librarians are the loveliest of folks (having been each of those herself) and, while she loves living in central New Jersey, she dearly misses her big, brash, beautiful home state of Texas.

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6 comments:

  1. SO EXCITED! And aww, thank you! <3

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  2. Looks great!!! So excited! thanks for the chance!

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  3. This sounds interesting

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  4. I wanna read Winterspell so bad I bet its pure bliss!!! Thank
    you for the giveaway J

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  5. I love fairytale retellings. So excited to read!!

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  6. So cool that Winterspell is inspired by the Nutcracker. Hopefully I'll be able to read both Winterspell and Summerfall soon.

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