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Friday, June 22, 2012

Midsummer Dream Fair Day 23: The Fairy Gate






The end of the fair

I want to thank all the authors and others who've contributed great posts & prizes, all the bloggers who helped let people know about this event, and all the readers who've stopped by!  It's been a fun event.

For a last look at the fairy world before it all fades away, I've brought Grizlemor the goblin from my Songs of Magic books for a quick interview.  He assures me that he has many opinions on fairies.  Watch for the giveaway after the interview!

Q. Grizlemor, we're so glad to have you here today, thanks for stopping by the blog!

Grizlemor: It's just a blog?  I thought it was an interview for radio or TV or something.  What a waste of my time.

Q. Sorry...let's get started.  What can you tell us about the fairy world?

Grizlemor. I can tell you nobody calls it "the goblin world." Goblins live there, too, you know.  Just because the fairies push everyone around and act like they own the place, everyone calls it the "fairy world."

Q. Do you have any tips for humans visiting Faerie?
Grizlemor: Don't go, you'll be miserable.

Q. You don't care much for fairies, then?
Grizlemor: Who does?  Sneaking, lying, thieving, cutesy, flower-wearing thugs with bright butterfly wings.  Monsters of the worst kind.  Are we done with this interview yet?

Q. Do you have any advice for humans when dealing with fairies?
Grizlemor: Don't do it.  They're smarter than you and they'll trick you one way or the other.  Sure, they have magic, and magic can take you places, but not places you want to go, in the end.  Don't start walking down the path of fairies and magic.  In fact, don't walk down any paths at all.  Try to catch a ride in a car, it's much easier.  Do you have any Funyuns?

Q. I think our readers would be interested in learning about this band of human teenagers that stole fairy instruments and became rock stars!
Grizlemor: No, they wouldn't.  You're just trying to advertise your books with the fairies and the dragons and the sugar swamps and all that.  And there's no point.  Just tell them they can get the first book free on Amazon and that the next hundred people to read Fairy Metal Thunder will each win a barrel of anchovies.

Q. I don't have a hundred barrels of anchovies, and I don't think anyone would want one if I did.  Now, getting the interview back on track--
Grizlemor: Nobody's reading the interview, they're just skipping ahead to the giveaway information, and you know it.


Giveaway!  The final giveaway for Midsummer Dream Fair is a set of autographed copies of the Songs of Magic series, by me.  (US only, sorry!)






 
 















But you'll need something in which to carry those books, so I'm also giving away, as the final prize of the fair....
 
 
 













Yes, that's a Grimm's fairy tale book-purse!  Just the thing for carrying your paperbacks, or other purse-related items!
 


a Rafflecopter giveaway







To enter, use the Rafflecopter.  And let us know your favorite parts of the Midsummer Dream Fair below!  One entry on the Rafflecopter will win the four autographed books and the purse.  This giveaway closes tonight at 11:59 PM Eastern!

The Midsummer Dream Fair was brought to you today by:
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48 comments:

  1. Vicki Keire post on Fairie kindnappings of musicians and Amanda Hocking's post. They were great. I also won an ebook on Dragons.

    Your interview with Grizlemor was also good. I'm overflowing with fairy knowledge thanks to this fair. Excellent work. I also love the covers for the Songs of Magic series.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like those covers. :)

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    2. Forgot my email.

      queendsheena@hotmail.com

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  2. So awesome! XD I LOVE the purse thank you for the giveaway and the awesome fair! I loved everyday of it! Im hoping ull b doing this again! :D

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad people are liking the purse :)

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  3. I've really enjoyed all of your posts. That purse is so cute.

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  4. It was all great I found another new author that enjoy reading. Thnaks for all the giveaways. I have read Fairy Metal Thunder and really liked it and Today's interview was fun. Thanks for your great giveaway.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Yay! I'm so happy you liked Fairy Metal Thunder!

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  5. The giveaways were so much fun, but the best was the stuffed animal one. I would love to see links to where those creatures came from!

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    1. They're all from Etsy! You can search by the name of the creature you want to look up.

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  6. The giveaways were super fun, but I think my fave would have to be this last interview (I read it!) hahah

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    1. Thanks! Grizlemor is kind of a cranky goblin.

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  7. This whole event has been so fun!! I have loved reading the different guest posts. This interview was very entertaining. (And now I am off to the store to buy Funyuns, thanks for that Grizlemor) That bag is the best ever!! The only thing better is your books in it. :) Thanks for the chance at this awesomesauce giveaway!!

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    1. You're welcome! Enjoy your Funyuns.

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  8. I think that all of the posts have been really great. I would love to read your books I have heard amazing things about them!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Bridget! Jenny Pox and Fairy Metal Thunder are both free on most ebooks platforms right now, the direct links are in the upper left corner of this blog :)

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  9. My favorite part of this fair was finding new authors and stories! I would have never found any of them on my own. Now I have added to my TBR pile, but I'm not mad xD - Azucena

    ajeans_herrera@yahoo.com

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  10. Read the interview and love the covers for your books!

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  11. I enjoyed the Q&A sessions with the characters from the books.

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  12. I enjoyed the unicorn corral and the Dwarf Dungeon.
    Thanks for having the faire! I enjoyed it a lot.

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  13. I loved the whole fair. This was all so much fun. You have introduced me to new authors and new books, that i might not have found otherwise. Like Nameless Dwarf Omnibus i am enjoying right now. The giveaways are great also the Grimm's fairy tale book-purse is totally awesome. That along with your book set is the best grand prize. Thank you so much for all of it.
    syndiasia at yahoo dot com

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  14. I think Grizlemor is one of my faves from the Songs of Magic series, course I also don't have him living under my bed and I get to watch him harass others. So glad you got him to agree to an interview!

    (I love that purse too!)

    My fave parts of the fair??? All of it of course!

    I really enjoyed the Unicorns and Mermaids though! And I loved the craft table and the blue ribbon creatures!

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  15. Well here I am late to the party as usual LOL I just happened by today to check out the sites and what do I find the last day of the fair. It looks like there has been fun times had by all and I will have to now go back and enjoy the posts. Thank you for sharing today and making me smile :)

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  16. Hi i wote one comment but it didn't show up. so i am trying again. Thank you for the giveaway. I think Grizlemor was so funny asking for chips and all lol. Which are my Grandaughter Favorites {Funyuns}. I have all your books except 2 and they are Fairyland and Fairystruck. I am a huge fan and if i don't win these i will buy the 2 i don't have and start reading the series. I always wait to get most to all the books before i start reading cause i had waiting so long between books. I am so bad that way. Thanks joannie jscddmj[at]aol[dot]com

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  17. That little purse is AMAZING. Really. I want it so bad. *crosses fingers*

    And these books are great, too!

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  18. I enjoyed finding new authors
    Sylvia722@bresnan.net

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  19. I liked all the posts and finding new books.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. Unfortunately i missed most of the event. :( But im going back through the posts and adding a bunch of new authors to my wishlist! ;) Thanks!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I loved this fair! It was so original and the posts were all unique and amazing! Thank you and all the blogs for putting it together! This final prize is awesome and I would love to win!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

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  22. I was so happy to be a part of this tour! I'm also loving this series!

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  23. I loved hearing about authors that I've never heard of before. I also loved all the post and giveaways!!!! oh and that purse, awesomesauce!!!!

    tiffany.webb29@yahoo.com

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  24. I loved all the giveaways and the interviews.

    seedotsam@gmail.com

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  25. The whole fair was a bunch of fun! Grizlemore is sarcastic enough that I love him! What a great character. LOL

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  26. The whole fair has been so much fun and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I love that so many authors, bloggers and crafters have been able to come together and have such a blast!

    :) Aeicha
    wordspelunker at gmail dot com

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  27. I enjoyed all the tents at the fair. But I'd say that my favorite tent was the psychic tent since I won the prize.
    I had a great time, thanks for having the fair. Next time, can we have some french fries or dumbo ears too?
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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  28. Oh, I'm sad that I didn't find this until now! I love fairy lore, and would gladly have run rampant with all the interviews, giveaways, and more that you had! This interview was really funny, so at least I found that.

    And that book purse? Amazing!

    postedcontests (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. My fav part of the fair was learning about a bunch of new books to read. I got both Jenny Pox and Fairy Metal Thunder when you said they went free. Tantalizing me into buying more hm? Well it works hehe Thanks for this!

    swimdelta at gmail dot com

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  30. I LOVED the WHOLE thing! This fair was really awesome and fun:) Thank you:)
    -JennyC

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  31. I loved the fairy knowledge that came along with the fair. Those covers are perfect "shelf candy"! I just love them! Thank you for the giveaway. wendynjason04@gmail.com

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  32. I can't pick a favorite part. This whole idea was brilliant and so much fun! I loved every part of it! Thank you for the awesome giveaway. That purse is fantastic!!!

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  33. my favorite part was the band stand it gave me a lot of infermation of how to protect myself aginst musican stealing fairies.:) i also want to thank you and all the other people that made this giveaway possible. it has been fun and a really good way to spend my time i hope you hold another one soon!!!
    deborah.goff@ymail.com

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  34. I enjoyed Amanda Hocking's interview. I have been following her for a while now. I am also glad to see that you have a fae series out. I am really into fae novels right now and love getting new reads. So, crossing my fingers for this set!!

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  35. Awesome giveaway and cool interview! Favorite part was Amanda Hocking's interview because she is so fun and I love her books :)

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  36. I really enjoyed all of it even the ones that I missed the contest on I still went back and read them. I liked meeting the different authors and books. I have seen some good review on the books above you are giving away. Can't wait!!!

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  37. Darn missed the Grimms' Fairy Tale purse giveaway, but I'm a Hans Christian Andersen girl myself!

    That was a very typical conversation with Grizelmor! Grumpy ole goblin! He's a great character in the Songs of Magic books!

    I thought the Midsummer Dream Fair was great! It was a great way to see some indie/self pub authors that I've never heard of and I downloaded several books to read that I hadn't heard of before. Thanks for introducing them to us!

    Heather

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  38. I can't believe I missed the last prize. What a cool event this has been! I can't wait for you to do it again next year and I would love to help out. Congrats Mr. Bryan! Job well done!

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