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Monday, April 21, 2014

GIVEAWAY: The Mirk and Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson!

Well, my loves, it's time for our first giveaway of Fairy Tale Fortnight 2014, and it's one straight from my own wishlist — Jane Nickerson's The Mirk and Midnight Hour!
Jane will be dropping in throughout the Fortnight to chat, but we're going to kick things off with a look at this second book in her wartime South retelling series, this time taking on the ballad of Tam Lin! Check out the book below, and then enter to win a copy for yourself!

The Mirk and Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson
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Historical/Retelling, 384 pages
Published March 11th 2014 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
A Southern girl. A wounded soldier. A chilling force deep in the forest.
All collide at night’s darkest hour.

Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey has been left at home in Mississippi with a laudanum-addicted stepmother and love-crazed stepsister while her father fights in the war—a war that has already claimed her twin brother.
When she comes across a severely injured Union soldier lying in an abandoned lodge deep in the woods, things begin to change. Thomas is the enemy—one of the men who might have killed her own brother—and yet she's drawn to him. But Violet isn't Thomas's only visitor; someone has been tending to his wounds—keeping him alive—and it becomes chillingly clear that this care hasn't been out of compassion.
Against the dangers of war and ominous powers of voodoo, Violet must fight to protect her home and the people she loves.
From the author of Strands of Bronze and Gold comes a haunting love story and suspenseful thriller based on the ancient fairy tale of “Tam Lin.”

 To celebrate the release of The Mirk & Midnight Hour, Jane has offered up 2 copies of the book for our lovely Fairy Tale Fortnight readers! I'm giving away just one of the copies right now, so keep an eye on Bonnie's blog for that other one to pop up, along with an awesome guest post from Jane!
But until then, how's about you enter to win! US only, fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter, ends May 10th

**To enter this giveaway, you have to be registered on the Giveaway Registration Form.  Please make sure you have registered, and please do not leave any personal info (like your email) in the comments.  Thanks, and good luck!

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For many years Jane Nickerson and her family lived in a big old house in Aberdeen, Mississippi, where she was also the children’s librarian. She has always loved the South, “the olden days,” gothic tales, houses, kids, writing, and interesting villains. She and her husband now make their home in Ontario, Canada.

Click here to go back to the Fairy Tale Fortnight Main Page, where you can access the schedule or find out more!


  1. My family and I are huge Civil War buffs...A southern girl born and raised...love a good spooky tale...

  2. I'm such a fan of fairytale retellings that are set in a unique time period… And that cover is purely mysterious! ^^

  3. I loved the first book she wrote and am excited for this one!

  4. I have a huge interest in the Civil War, so this would be a great read for me!

  5. I am most excited to read this because i read Strands of Bronze and Gold and I ADORE her writing style. I would read anything she wrote just based on that one book. It was amazing. I also love Tam Lin retellings.

  6. I still haven't read the first book yet, but I'm interested in reading Strands of Bronze and Gold. I hope to enjoy this one after reading the first novel.

  7. I enjoyed Jane Nickerson's debut novel!

  8. Strands of Bronze and Gold was SO good! So creepy. Nickerson does a fantastic job of making you realize very very slowly how wrong things are; you don't realize it until it's too late. I can't wait to read Murk and the Midnight Hour.

  9. I feel like the blogoverse skipped over this book, especially after all the buzz with the first one! I've been dying to read it since Strands.

  10. OOh! and now I have some new books to add to my TBR list! I hadn't heard of these books before, but I'm really excited to check them out.

  11. I have never read this author, but I have heard about her debut book being so good. It is on my TBR list and I will put this on it also.

  12. I LOVE Tam Lin. I just finished a copy of Pamela Dean's Tam Lin, and I have memorized (from listening to it so many times) to Tricky Pixie song Tam Lin. I enjoyed Nickerson's take on Bluebeard, so I'm curious to read this one!

  13. Here's a better question - why wouldn't I want to read it? I mean seriously, this book sounds so amazing! I love fairy tale retellings and I love books set in this time period, and I love YA, so this sounds like a home run for me. Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to read Strands of Bronze and Gold, but I did recently buy a copy for my Kindle so I'll hopefully be able to read it soon. I would LOVE the chance to read The Mirk and Midnight Hour and share it with my family, who all love books like this.

  14. sounds like a book I would so enjoy!!!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

  15. I really love historical fiction and love Emily's review. Sometimes Civil War fiction is so heavy and depressing (for obvious reasons) that I am interested in a "lighter" CW read. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  16. I love reading about stuff set in the Civil War era, it's always so inventive.


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