Monday, 19 September 2011

The Girl of Fire and Thorns blogtour and giveaway

One of my favourite books so far this year is The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson it's due for release tomorrow so I am super dooper fan girly excited that Rae has dropped in today to tell us about her top 3 favourite scenes to write.

Take it away Ray-

#3. The opening. When you start a new project, there’s this glorious feeling of creative power and energy. The world is yours! Your book is going to ROCK! That feeling dribbles away as you approach the muddling middle and realize that, hey, writing books is really hard. Ah, but that opening… I call it the “writer high!”

#2. Any scene with Cosmé. She was one of my favorite characters—so much going on beneath the surface that is only hinted at on the outside. She despises Elisa as much as she needs her, and whenever I wrote a scene with her, it felt effortless to get the tension between them to crackle on the page. It was fun to gradually bring them into a more mature and steady relationship.

#1. The death of <redacted>. Once I decided to kill <redacted>, I knew with bone-deep knowing that it was the right decision. And everything I did from that point on was designed to make the eventual death of <redacted> as poignant and punchy as possible. So when I got there, the words really flowed. I felt like I had earned the scene, and I knew exactly what to do and how to do it.

You are going to have to read it now to find out who Ray kills off! Thank you so much Ray.
If you want to know more about The Girl of Fire and Thorns here is a video of Ray in which she gives tantalising little hints about book 2 and 3, arrggghhh I can't wait!

If you are lucky enough to live nearby Ray is having a launch party and signing tomorrow here's the details:
Tuesday, September 20th
6:30 PM:
Cover to Cover Bookstore
3560 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43214

Here's the next stops on The Girl of Fire and Thorns blog tour:
Sept 20 –
Sept 21 –
Sept 22 –
Sept 23 –
Sept 26 –

So, would you like to win a copy of The Girl of Fire and Thorns? I thought it was absolutely EPIC (my review is here)

To enter you must:
1. Be a follower of this blog
2. Fill in the easy peasy entry form
3. For an extra entry spread the word via  twitter/blogs/facebook/errrr pigeon post etc

The giveaway is open Internationally.
The book will be ordered via The Book Depository or Amazon.
The giveaway ends on Thursday 29th September at 11.59 PM (UK time) the winner will be contacted by email and announced on the blog.


  1. i want to follow but the option isnt there, not sure why its not showing up, but as soon as it does il follow. i do follow you on Facebook tho

  2. Alice the followers bit is back up now (it disappears all the time I have no idea why) any other problems give me a shout.


  3. thank you lesley i am now following :) alice priday is my follower name.
    thanks for the amazing international giveaway :)

  4. I loved this book so much! I feel like such a fan girl to hear that there are further adventures ahead - squee!! :-)

  5. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!

    Lisa, xoxo

  6. THANKS or the giveaway it ROCKS!!;)))

  7. Thank you for this amazing giveaway !!!

  8. It won't let me follow but as soon as the bar for it comes up I'll do so! I'd love to win. Thanks for the awesome give away!

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  10. followed via networked blogs. thank you for creating such a great giveaway!

  11. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :D

  12. Thanks so much for hosting me! Can't wait to see who wins. :)

  13. Brilliant thank you!!


  14. I am following via Network Blogs as no other option is available (?)

    Thank you for making it available.
    baychriz at gmail dot com

  15. Thanks so much for the chance. I cant wait to read it.

  16. Done all and filled the form in :-) xx

  17. Thanks for the giveaway
    I sent a request on goodness.

  18. Rae is a new-to-me author... thank you for the chance to win and sample this author's work! :)

    Cherry Mischievous

  19. Thanks for the chance to win!

    I'm dying to read this book, especially as I sent a request through Netgalley and got knocked back :(
    Oh well, thanks again....

    Rachel @ The Rest Is Still Unwritten

  20. Loving the blog tour and thank yo for the great giveaway:) I've been reading about the book all over the blogosphere and I'm very excited to read it soon.

    Sarah @ Random Thoughts of A Confused Adolescent


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