Friday, April 25, 2014

Blogoversary: The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon

Book Addicts!

We have for our blogoversary event another FFBC author. She writes amazing fairy tale retellings which I love and I am beyond happy to have her here today in my site. Want to know more about Carolyn and her books? Keep reading and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

The Fairest of Them All
by Carolyn Turgeon
Publisher: Touchstone
Release Date: August 6th 2013
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What if Rapunzel was Snow White’s evil stepmother? 

From the author of Godmother and Mermaid, The Fairest of Them All explores what happens when fairy tale heroines grow up and don’t live happily ever after.

Living in an enchanted forest, Rapunzel spends her days tending a mystical garden with her adoptive mother, Mathena. A witch, Mathena was banished from court because of her magic powers, though the women from the kingdom still seek her advice and herbal remedies. She waits, biding her time to exact revenge against those who betrayed her.

One day Rapunzel’s beautiful voice and long golden locks captivate a young prince hunting in the forest nearby. Overcome, he climbs her hair up to her chamber and they fall into each other’s arms. But their afternoon of passion is fleeting, and the prince must return to his kingdom, as he is betrothed to another.

Now king, he marries his intended to bring peace to his kingdom. They have a stunning daughter named Snow White. Yet the king is haunted by his memories of Rapunzel, and after the mysterious death of his wife, realizes he is free to marry the woman he never stopped longing for. In hopes of also replacing the mother of his beloved daughter, the king makes Rapunzel his queen.

But when Mathena’s wedding gift of an ancient mirror begins speaking to her, Rapunzel falls under its evil spell, and the king begins to realize that Rapunzel is not the beautiful, kind woman he dreamed of.

Want to win a signed paperback of The Fairest Of Them All? All you have to do is click on the banner below and enter the goodreads giveaway!
The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL and ends May 2nd at 11:59 PST

Want to win a signed paperback of The Fairest Of Them All? All you have to do is click on the banner below and enter the goodreads giveaway that's going on!
The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL and ends May 2nd at 11:59 PST

Carolyn Turgeon is the author of five novels: Rain Village (2006), Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story (2009), Mermaid (2011), which is being developed for film by Sony Pictures, the middle-grade The Next Full Moon (2012), and her latest, The Fairest of Them All (2013). She edits Faerie Magazine and teaches fiction writing at the University of Alaska at Anchorage's Low-Residency MFA program.

Visit Carolyn's website at Visit Faerie Magazine at Visit Carolyn's mermaid blog at

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  1. My favorite fairy tale retelling is Beastly--I LOVE Beauty and the Beast :)

  2. I love anything that has to do with Rapunzel! But I'm currently reading Aurora Abroad, and I feel like Aurora's become one of my favorite princesses.