Welcome to my blog Therese. I love the sound of this story, and the cover is utterly gorgeous!
Faery royalty have always married for duty rather than love. Prince Chrysanths should be no different – except with a human for a father, the prince known as Puck already is different. When he is betrothed against his will to Prince Sky, Puck flees to his father in the human world, only to have Sky follow.
Prince Sky Song of the Clouds isn’t thrilled with the prospect of marriage either, but is bound by duty to follow through. If he can’t win Puck over, the faery realm might very well dissolve into utter chaos. Too busy arguing, Puck and Sky are unaware there are others with a vested interest in seeing the betrothal fail. In a bid for Puck’s crown, they’ll seek to keep them apart, even as Puck and Sky realize that duty and love don’t always have to be mutually exclusive.
Hi and welcome to the BETROTHED: A FAERY TALE blog tour.
Thank you to Jay who was kind enough to host me on the sixth day of my tour.
Please follow me around and get to know the faery princes Puck and Sky and how their world changes due to one (annoying) law. (Schedule here: https://theresewritesthings.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/blog-tour-for-betrothed/)
Instead of sharing an excerpt today, I wanted to give you some fun story facts about this novel. If you follow me on twitter (@writer_reese), you may have seen some of these already.
- The inspiration of this story began when a friend of mine created a manip of Dylan O’Brien wearing a gold crown of leaves and rubies.
- I started writing this story in the fall of 2013, but put it aside for other projects. In the fall of 2014, while 8-9 months pregnant, I picked it up again. I finished writing it at the beginning of Feb 2015 when my baby was 2 months old.
- This story was meant to be a novella and only told from Sky’s POV. But when I finished, I had 39k of story. A friend of mine mentioned she’d like to see a specific scene from Puck’s POV and thus I wrote his POV and added it in.
- Puck’s name does come from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
- This is my first full length novel.
- I’ve classified this as an Urban Fantasy instead of a Fantasy because the majority of the book takes place in the human world. Our faery princes have to fumble through existing in a place foreign to them.
- No faeries were harmed in the writing of this novel. Well, not really.
- The beautiful cover was created by Anna Sikorska. It wasn’t until later that I realized the model she chose was a Colin Morgan look-alike.
Feel free to ask any questions either over twitter or at my blog: theresewritesthings.wordpress.com
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Therese Woodson is a writer, a wife, a mother of three, a pet-owner, and a long-time member of her college’s sci-fi club. She is a fan of watching bad television shows, superhero movies, and anything involving mythology. She loves creating interesting characters, universes, and stories with happy endings.