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Sunday, April 27, 2014

GIVEAWAY: While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell!

Yesterday, Elizabeth Blackwell, author of the just-released Sleeping Beauty retelling, While Beauty Slept, stopped by to talk about writing strong female characters in a traditional historical setting, and just what it means to be a "strong female" character.
So now you've heard her talk the talk — today you're going to get to see how she walks the walk! Click through for a chance to get your hands on a copy of Elizabeth's book, While Beauty Slept!

To celebrate the recent release of While Beauty Slept, Elizabeth has offered up one signed hardcover copy to one lucky Fairy Tale Fortnight reader!
This giveaway is open to US/CAN, and ends May 10th, 2014 at midnight. Fill out the Rafflecopter to enter, and make sure to leave Elizabeth some comment-love!
**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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While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell
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Historical/Retelling, 432 pages
Published February 20th 2014 by Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
A beautiful princess lies in a sleep so deep it is close to death. Was Sleeping Beauty revived by a prince's kiss? What really happened in that tower so long ago?
While Beauty Slept re-imagines the legend through the lens of historical fiction, telling the story as if it really happened. A Gothic tale of suspense and ambition, love and loss, it interweaves the story of a royal family and the servants who see behind the glamorous facade, following the journey of a young woman as she lives out a destiny that leads her to the brink of death.


Elizabeth Blackwell is the author of While Beauty Slept (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 2014). Find out what else she’s up to at elizabethblackwellbooks.com or Facebook/elizabethblackwellbooks.

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


  1. As a Catherine Morland fan, I am of the opinion that the world needs more gothic mysteries to tingle our imagination. I also love historical settings for fairytale retellings...it seems the appropriate origin story for them!

  2. I have been wanting to read a Sleeping Beauty Retelling. I just haven't picked one up yet.

  3. I love the retelling of fairy tales and this one sounds wonderful!

  4. This sounds like a great story.

  5. I love fary tale retellings. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  7. This book sounds amazing! I've been wanting to pick it up for a while now. A historical gothic retelling of Sleeping Beauty! Yes, please! Awesome giveaway!

  8. I want to read it because......just look at that cover!!! Who wouldn't want to read it.

  9. Gothic Sleeping Beauty? Yes please! Everything about this book sounds amazing, and I can't wait to read it.

  10. I've never read a Sleeping Beauty retelling, and it's my 2nd favorite fairy tale, with Cinderella holding the top spot!

  11. Good luck everybody! I'm excited to see who wins :)

  12. always been fascinated by re-tellings!!
    cannot wait to read this one!!
    thank you!!


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