"Fairytales are more than true; not only because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."
- G.K. Chesterton
Dragons can come in many forms, most of them ugly. In life as well as art, we want to know that our own, personal dragon can be overcome. Often it takes wit and cunning, perseverance and determination, but if no one had ever defeated their dragon, how could we defeat ours?
The Steampunk theme is one of ingenuity and courage to step out of the bounds set by tradition—or even history for that matter. It is a strange amalgam of science fiction and historical, turn of the century, charm. What better place to form a dragon and defeat it? Of course I use dragon metaphorically.
Fairytales are stories of great courage, learning, and decision making. They show us a world outside of the one which we think is safe and secure. Only by discovering that our world is more than it seems can we then find the truth of our dragon’s weakness.
Armored Hearts is a Fantasy set in a Steampunk world, which Melissa Turner Lee and I created to house a Fae who has become a dragon. In his weakness, Gareth has set up a façade about himself to scare off anyone who could possibly even like him. Through patience, persistence, and good decision-making, a young girl attempts to break his hard exterior. But will she come out of this battle unscathed?
It’s been a fun experience collaborating with another author on a romantic adventure in the world of steam. Our book, Armored Hearts, is currently scheduled for release on April 30th. In order to keep anyone from being left out, we’re offering a giveaway both here and on my interview. At one location, you can enter to win a paperback copy of the new release. And at the other, an e-book edition along with a $10 Amazon Gift Card.
And to help you enjoy a taste of this Fairy fantasy, I’d like to offer you a chance to read the prologue,Winter Fae, for free:
Coupon Code: KH93H (expires April 5)
Pauline has offered up 2 FTF giveaways - this one is for an ebook of Armored Hearts AND a $10 Amazon gift card! [Later this week, Bonnie will be hosting a separate giveaway for a paperback fo Armored Hearts. Everyone may download the prologue, Winter Fae, above!] This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL, and ends April 10th, 2013. Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter. Good luck!
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