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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Blog Tour- THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson and a Giveaway!

Hey y'all! Today is an awesome day! Not only do I get to help my dear friend Rae and her wonderful book THE BITTER KINGDOM; she has an awesome guest post about the love of my life Hector! I am so excited to share this with you! Also there is an amazing giveaway!

Title: The Bitter Kingdom (Girl of Fire and Thorns #3)
Author: Rae Carson
Pub. Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Find it: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
The epic conclusion to Rae Carson's Fire and Thorns trilogy. The seventeen-year-old sorcerer-queen will travel into the unknown realm of the enemy to win back her true love, save her country, and uncover the final secrets of her destiny.

Elisa is a fugitive in her own country. Her enemies have stolen the man she loves in order to lure her to the gate of darkness. As she and her daring companions take one last quest into unknown enemy territory to save Hector, Elisa will face hardships she's never imagined. And she will discover secrets about herself and her world that could change the course of history. She must rise up as champion-a champion to those who have hated her most.

Now on to the awesome post! 

If Hector Lived on Earth in 2013

Hector has been magically transported from Joya d'Arena to modern day Earth. (Hey, it could happen…) So, what does he think of our world and his new life?

Hector's celebrity crush:
Adele. He has a thing for gorgeous, powerful, full-figured women. (Runner-up: Beyoncé)

Top Destination Vacation:
Sonoma County, California. He loves to go wine-tasting. The rolling vineyards and rugged, tidepool-ridden coastline remind him of his childhood home.

Favorite book:
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order by Francis D.K. Ching. He's a nerd, okay?

Favorite movie:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Hector is quite moved by the themes of friendship and self-sacrifice in this last HP installment.

Basketball, rock-climbing, AutoCAD design, reading (especially nonfiction).

Favorite TV Show:
He tried to watch Game of Thrones, but he had a bit of a PTSD reaction to some of the memory-inciting violence. So he prefers The Walking Dead, which is still action-adventure but more escapist for him. He thinks zombies are hilarious.

The thing he loves most about our world:
Guns. Even better than the bow and arrow for long-distance defense! He took his first gun (a used Winchester Model 1895 rifle) completely apart and put it back together again, just to see how it worked. He NEVER keeps it loaded.

The thing he hates most about our world:
Corrupt politicians.

Hector's favorite songs:
-When thinking of the events of The Crown of Embers: Too Close by Alex Clare
-When thinking of the events of The Bitter Kingdom: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. Why yes, this IS the cheesiest song ever written. But can you blame a guy who is *that much* in love?

So there you have it. Hector in our world. Hmmm, maybe this would make a good sit-com. We could call it New Boy. Or Modern Guard. The Hector Diaries? Okay, you're right, that's a really bad idea. :)


Thanks so much for stopping by today Rae!

Rae Carson is the award-winning author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns Trilogy. She was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author for Fall 2011 and was a finalist for the Morris, Cybils, and Andre Norton Awards. Her first novel was named to ALA's Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults list.
Rae lives in Ohio with her husband, novelist C.C. Finlay, two stepsons, and two very naughty kitties. She is hard at work on her next trilogy.

Giveaway Details:
A signed set of the complete trilogy. US Only

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Make sure to check out the rest of the Tour Schedule for more amazing posts!
8/19/2013- Ivy Book Bindings- Guest Post
8/20/2013- Magical Urban Fantasy Reads- Interview
8/21/2013- Refracted Light Reviews- Review
8/22/2013- A Backwards Story- Review
8/23/2013- The Starry-Eyed Revue- Interview
8/26/2013- Candace's Book Blog- Review
8/27/2013- Two Chicks on Books- Guest Post
8/28/2013- Citrus Reads- Review
8/29/2013- Hobbitsies- Interview

8/30/2013- Fiktshun- Guest Post


  1. So in love with all your books Rae! Can't wait to see what you write next :D

  2. I really love this series! Can't wait to read The Bitter Kingdom!!

  3. Every interview I've ever read from Rae is hilarious and this is no exception. I really need to read this trilogy!

  4. Hector thinks zombies are hilarious. My year has been made.

  5. This was awesome!!! I totally wish Hector was here, in 2013...though lots of us would be fighting over him ;)

  6. This post. Yes. Just yes. There are no other words to describe how I feel about it.

  7. Awww, Hector! I canNOT wait to gobble this book up. But I don't want the trilogy to end!

  8. Fun interview! I'm excited to read BITTER KINGDOM.

  9. This is brilliant and hilarious! I just kept "awwwwwww"-ing while reading it.

  10. I have been on countdown for this book! So excited!! Love the characters Rae created.

  11. I love Hector, the the girl of fire and thorns series and Rae's writing!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I could do a billion exclamation marks I totally would!!! I love it all that much :)

  12. Haha I really like the Adele pick, and I could so see Hector living in Cali it would suit him really well. Also, I officially love anybody who loves Harry Potter because who couldn't love a classic?

    Fantastic post! Thanks for sharing :)

  13. I really loved the first book in the series and can't wait to read on in the series!

  14. The first book was a fantastic read sad to see it come to am end

  15. Love this look into Hector's psyche. I can't wait to read The Bitter Kingdom! You and Rae both rock, thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Love this look into Hector's psyche. I can't wait to read The Bitter Kingdom! You and Rae both rock, thanks for the giveaway!

  17. OMG, this is wonderful! It's so great seeing a character interview set in 2013! I definitely laughed.


  18. I just got this book and don't want to start it, because then I will finish it, and then where will I be?
    These are truly some of the freshest fantasy out currently.

  19. Oh my word, this has to be the best blog tour post idea in the history of the internet! Loved it!

  20. Right on for Sonoma County, California! Such a beautiful place. Love Hector and this post :)

    Thanks for the giveaway (entering rafflecopter as Lea Johnson)

  21. This is my favorite series right now! Elisa and Hector are awesome!


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