Hello darlings! So today I'm super excited to be taking part in a book blitz organized and hosted by Giselle of Xpresso Book Tours! So basically I'll be talking a lot about the Grimm Diaries series, which are a set of e-book exclusive prequels that have to do with retelling or continuing, well, Brother Grimm's fairy tales. I believe these prequels are meant to be teasers for a upcoming series, and I think they look really good. I love the covers. And if you're intrigued like I am, the first 2 bundles (prequels #1-10) are only .99 cents each from the 28th to the 31st!
Grimm Diaries (Prequels #1-6)
By Cameron Jace
Release Date: November 19th, 2012
By Cameron Jace
Release Date: November 19th, 2012
The Grimm Diaries are pages written in a Book of Sand, where each fairy tale character confessed the true stories once altered by the Brothers Grimm two centuries ago. To keep the truth about fairy tales hidden, the Brothers Grimm buried the characters in their dreams to never wake up again. But the curse is broken now, and the characters are allowed to wake up every one hundred years. They intend to tell the truth about really happened, and about an untold cosmic conflict between fairy tale characters.
List of available Grimm Diaries Prequels (#1-6):
1) Snow White Blood Red
2) Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder
3) Beauty Never Dies
4) Ladle Rotten Rat Hut
5) Mary Mary Quite Contrary
6) Blood Apples
By: Cameron Jace
Release Date: January 18, 2013
What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?
Warning: these Grimm Prequels are like snap shots of a magical land you're about to visit soon. I like to think of them as poisoned apples. Once you taste them, you will never see fairy tales in the same light again.
This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series. The 6 diaries are told by The Evil Queen, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil, Prince Charming, and Alice Grimm
The first book in the Series will be out in February 2013, called SNOW WHITE SORROW.
List of available Grimm Diaries Prequels (#7-10):
8) Moon & Madly
Grimm Diaries (Prequels #11-14)
By: Cameron Jace
Release Date: March 28, 2013
10.5) Happy Valentine’s Slay by Wee Willy Winkie The real Sandman Grimm sheds a light on what happened in Jawigi, and tells about how some of the teens in Sorrow spend their Valentine’s Day.
11) Children of Hamlin by the Devil The Devil tells the story of the Piper of Hamlin, who he really is, the historical events he witnessed, and his relationship to Ladle Rat. Most of all, why they call him the Black Death.
12) Tooth & Nail & Fairy Tale by Jack Madly Jack Madly stole a sack full of baby teeth from Bluebeard’s enchanted castle, which reminds him of when he first met the Tooth Fairy when he was a child; a memory he wishes to forget.
13) Ember in the Wind by the Little Match Girl All the Little Match Girl wants is to sell her matches so she uses the money to eat and find shelter from the cold. But no one in the cruel city of crowded London helps her. Eventually, she learns something about who she really is, and it changes her life forever.
14) Jar of Hearts by the Queen of Sorrow The Queen of Sorrow, still trapped in the Dreamworld summons Cassandra, the fortuneteller, to ask her about the identities of Lost Seven. The problem with Cassandra is that she’s cursed that her predictions will never be believed. The Queen is still determined to believe her, but it will cost more than she can bargain for.
Wonderlander, Neverlander, Unicorn-chaser, enchanter, musician, survived a coma, & totally awesome. Sometimes I tell stories. Always luv the little monsters I write young adult paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and science fiction mostly. The Grimm Diaries series is a seven book saga that deals with retellings of fairy tales from a young adult POV - it connects most of the fairy tales together and claims to be the truth about fairy tales. I live in San Fransisco and seriously think circles are way cooler than triangles.
Are you interested in checking the Grimm Diaries out? Perhaps an excerpt will inspire you!
Excerpt from Snow White Blood Red
Dear Wilhelm Carl Grimm,
She is not that giddy, naïve, and helpless princess she pretends to be. Please don’t let her fool you with her innocence if you see her sing to the birds in the forest. Resist her charm from bringing joyful tears to your eyes, and shield yourself from her devious beauty before she deceives you into wanting to kiss her awake. It'll be a kiss of death. Your death. That’s how she fooled the Huntsman, Prince Charming, and me, her birth mother.
I still remember the original script of the fairy tale, the one you wrote in 1812. It clearly stated that she was my own flesh and blood daughter. I don’t have the slightest idea why you altered it fifty years later.
What was the point of turning me into an evil, narcissistic, and heartless stepmother, blinded by jealousy and envy of the young princess?
For years, I have been looking forward to telling you the truth about her, but you were impossible to reach.
I am glad I found your brother, Jacob. He told me that you wanted to tone the stories down so children could sleep better at night, instead of having nightmares about the Queen who sought to eat her daughter’s heart and liver.
Shame on you, Wilhelm.
You, of all authors, knew why I wanted to kill her. My actions were justified. I was trying to save my kingdom from her wrath, before everything we loved was destined to an end. The same way you had to rewrite the true fairytales after cursing us, so the War of Sorrows would end forever after.
Night after night, and year after year, parents fed their children false bedtime stories, until your lies grew into inescapable memories. Your happily ever after lies, Wilhelm, shaped the so called fairy tale world.
I wondered why you didn’t burn the original scripts, instead of rewriting them. You must have figured out that sooner or later someone would dig up the truth and expose you. Altering it was the smarter solution. You let children believe that the bites were resurrecting kisses, and that torturing glass coffins were made for sleeping beauties, waiting for a prince to come and kiss them awake.
A wise man once said that the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he was someone else. You did the same with us, Wilhelm. You turned us into pastiches of the immortals that we really are, and made it harder for us if wanted to persuade the world otherwise.
I know that you did it to save us from her. And I appreciate how you concealed our real names, or we would have ended up like Rumpelstiltskin, tortured by those who knew of his real name.
But sometimes, I can’t help but wonder why no one ever questioned why I was called the Evil Queen, and why I was never given a real name in the books.
Was I so superficial to the world, so stereotypical and mundane? Why was I treated as if I were the monster of the week?
You know what I think? I think that the world never got the time to hate me. It just wanted to hate me long before it met me.
If I tell those who detest me about the true nature of their little princess, would they ever care about me half as much as they care about her?
I know that deep inside, they adore me. They like the way I talk, walk, dress, and even the way I kill.
They are just afraid to admit how much they love me. I am the Snow White Queen, strong enough that I don’t need anyone’s pity or love, because I am loved by the greatest and most majestic heart in the world:
So the giveaway is going to be fairly simple. But before I get on with the rules, I'll give you guys a look at the prize:
So what can you win?
One copy of each Grimm Diaries Bundle! There are three in total, combining together to make 14 prequels. And all this can be yours!
All you have to do is leave a comment down below with a legitimate email address where I can reach you if you happen to win the giveaway. You will be given 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
All you need to do is comment! No extra work is required! However, if you would like extra entries into the contest, the breakdown is something like this:
Comment with email: 1 entry
GFC follower: 1 entry
Tweet about giveaway: 1 entry
You do not need to be a GFC follower or tweet this contest to enter. Again, all you have to do is comment with your email to be entered. The other two are just extra options if you would like additional entries, and are in no way required. However, if you do complete the extra entries, tell me that in your comment like this:
email@example.com (Please don't actually send anything to this email. It's purely for example purposes, and I do not know if there is an actual holder of this address.)
GFC follower: AriLoves
Simple enough? However, if you include in your comment that you followed Wake Up at Seven through GFC, please leave the name you followed under, so I can verify it. If you tweeted about this contest, leave the twitter link, so I can verify that. It's not that I don't trust any of you darlings, but better safe than sorry right? I want there to be a fair chance for everybody!
So wrap-up: You can have a total of three entries into this contest.
Contest ends: April 12, 2013 at Midnight; Eastern Time