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Monday, October 7, 2013

Blog Tour- THE IRON TRAITOR by Julie Kagawa and a Awesome Giveaway!


Hey y’all! I’m super excited to have this stop today! I am a huuuuuuggggggeeeee fan of Julie Kagawa and her books! Her Iron Fey series is one of my all time favorites! So I get to ramble on about why she makes me cry in this post and Harlequin has an awesome giveaway set up. Thanks so much Kismet Book tours for setting this all up!

Why Julie Kagawa Makes Me Cry Like a Baby

So you’re probably wondering why I chose this topic to write about. I love a good cry IMO a book isn’t great unless I bawl like a baby. And Julie Kagawa makes me cry/bawl ugly, snotty, red eyed tears! And yes I think that’s a good thing. So why does she make me cry? Julie writes stories that I like to call emotional roller coasters. You’ll reach epic highs and epic lows and when you hit those lows you will cry. Trust me on that; and when you think you’ve cried all you can… you’ll cry some more. She has no problem maiming or killing characters you’ve grown to love, characters that have become like family or even characters that you thought you hated but realized you didn’t. Every death, every disappearance, and every frustrating scene she makes you cry.

This is a comment from a person on Goodreads on one of my status updates

“I never doubted your take on this. I was only sorry I didn't follow your advice and have that box of tissues with me. :D”

This in some form has been in every review I’ve ever written about a Julie Kagawa book.

“made me cry and left me very red-eyed.”

Or

“ damn Julie you are evil!”

Or

“Be prepared to have a box of tissues on hand for this one.”

Yep while reading her books I cry a lot and while I am in total mess mode and tweeting to Julie; she teases me (actually anyone who tweets about their tears) saying “Your tears feed my muse.” And I think YES I am happy about that because feeding her muse means more amazing stories for me to cry about!

I want to share a scene with you from THE LOST PRINCE that did just that made me cry and fed Julie’s muse.

Scene set up Ethan has just seen Meghan for the first time in a very long time.

A large metal throne stood on a dais at the end of the room, and I noticed Grimalkin sitting on a corner step, calmly washing a paw. Rolling my eyes, I looked up at the throne itself.

And…there she was. Not sitting on the throne, but standing beside it, resting her fingers lightly on the arm.

My sister, Meghan Chase. The Iron Queen.

She looked exactly as I remembered. Even though it had been years since I’d seen her last, and back then she had been taller than me, she still had the same long pale hair, the same blue eyes. She even wore jeans and a white shirt, much like she had when she lived at home. Nothing had changed. This Meghan could be the same girl who’d rescued me from Machina’s tower, thirteen years ago.

My throat ached, and a flood of confusing emotions made my stomach feel tight. I didn’t know what I would say to my sister, now that I was finally here. ‘Why did you leave us? Why don’t I see you anymore?’ Useless questions. I already knew the answer, much 
as I hated it.

“Ethan.” Her voice, so familiar, flowed across the room and drew me forward like I was a little kid once more. Meghan smiled down at me, and any fears I had that she changed, that she was some distant faery queen, were gone in an instant. Stepping from the dais, she walked up and, without hesitation, pulled me into a tight hug.

The dam broke. I hugged her back, tightly, ignoring everyone else in the room, not caring what they thought. This was Meghan, the same Meghan who had looked out for me, who’d gone into the Nevernever to bring me home. And despite my anger, despite all those dark moments when I thought I hated her, she was still my sister.

‘Come home,” I wanted to tell her, knowing it was useless. ‘Mom and Dad miss you. It’s not the same since you left. And I’m tired of pretending you’re dead, that I don’t have a sister. Why did you always choose them instead of me?’


This scene crushed my heart! I felt for Ethan but I know Meghan so I saw her side too. But still, their reunion was a sob fest!

About THE IRON TRAITOR
Book 2 in the Call of the Forgotten from The Iron Fey series
Publication date: October 29th by Harlequin Teen

In the real world, when you vanish into thin air for a week, people tend to notice.
After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as “normal” as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he’s forbidden to see her again.

But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, “normal” simply isn’t to be. For Ethan’s nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan’s and Keirran’s fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan’s next choice may decide the fate of them all.


About THE LOST PRINCE
Book 1 in the Call of the Forgotten from The Iron Fey series

Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.
That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

 About Julie Kagawa - her website | her blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish and the odd eel.
To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time.
Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all-time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian shepherd who is too smart for his own good and the latest addition, a hyperactive Papillon puppy.

Giveaway Details!

The first giveaway is a daily one for the chance to win either a copy of THE LOST PRINCE or THE IRON TRAITOR plus a beautiful locket!


The second giveaway is for unique Trollbeads bracelet inspired by The Forgotten and a one of a kind Chibi Keirran!!

Please note that both the daily and grand prize giveaways are for US/Canada participants only.  See full contest rules here.




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Monday, September 30th – Harlequin Paranormal Blog
Wednesday, October 2nd – Page Turners
Friday, October 4th – Bookalicio.us


Monday, October 7th – Two Chicks On Books
Wednesday, October 9th – Wastepaper Prose
Friday, October 11th – The Book Cellar


Monday, October 14th – Fiktshun
Tuesday, October 15th – Books Complete Me
Wednesday, October 16th – Dark Faerie Tales

Friday, October 18th – YA Bibliophile

18 comments:

  1. Awesome post. I'd love to read this series. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  2. I haven't read Lost Prince yet so obviously I need to get on that. But I'm REALLY looking forward to all of them! Great post, I'm extra excited to get back into Julie's word!

    Anna
    Literary Exploration

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  3. Hi - Not sure if I'm the only having problems with the Rafflecopter, but I was able to fill out my name and address with no problems, but then it says that I need to complete a 2nd option to unlock the rest, but I don't see any other options. Is anyone else seeing this? Thanks!

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    1. Yeah I just noticed that i'm letting the tour hosts know as it's not my rafflecopter.

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    2. The Rafflecopter had the same problem at the Page Turners stop and I think they were going to contact the tour hosts as well.

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  4. Aw gahd, she tortures you! And laughing maniacally while she's at it. Evil author. XD

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  5. Thank you so much! I love these books. Also, thanks for looking into the rafflecopter. When it didn't work this AM I was wondering what was up.

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  6. I went to see Julie at a books signing this summer and she was super nice as always! Keep up the good work Julie and don't let people bully you into doing things you don't want to do (something happened at the book signing).

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  7. Can't wait to read Iron Traitor, love this series! :D <33

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  8. The wait is killing me. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Ugh! I just love Julie, after I read The Immortal Rules I became a total fan :)

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway! The Iron Queen made me cry. I thought the story was going to be over, but luckily it wasn't. ;)
    -Cali W.

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  11. Julie is my FAVORITE YA author. I had the pleasure of meeting her at BEA, and she was kind and gracious, even though I looked like a frazzled mess. I will read anything she writes.

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  12. I love this series! I cant wait to read this!
    Mary G Loki

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  13. I'm so excited for this book :D

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  14. Super excited for this! I love Julie Kagawa.

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  15. Hello, Julie!! You know how I’m a big fan of your series since the beginning. Just want to say I’m still Team Ash all the way! :)

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