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Monday, March 3, 2014

Blitz & Giveaway! My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton




My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton
Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy /Fractured Fairy Tale /Folklore)
Date Published: November 22, 2013
Publisher: Self

My tale has been told again and again, and I've heard each one. Except for my hair, I barely recognize the pitiful renditions. Muddled versions, crafted to entertain laughing children...but the children wouldn't have laughed if they'd known the real story. It wasn't their fault. They didn't know the truth. Nobody did. My name is Rapunzel. I will tell you my story. I will tell you the truth.



Just go, Henry. Save yourself. I tried to shout, but my mouth wouldn’t give way to sound. I was paralyzed. Was it with fear, or something else? The cackling witch at the tree line convinced me it was her doing.

I heard Henry continue to shout for me to flee, but I didn’t respond. I didn’t move. I didn’t run. I was frozen like a lifeless statue in a cold museum. With only the movement of my eyes, I pleaded with him to help me. A tear escaped one of my eyes then rolled down my cheek. That single tear managed to do what my heart and body could not. Escape.
Fear, like unseen hands, gripped my lungs and tried to crush them slowly. My stomach churned and threatened to empty. Would we die here?

The gentle chill of night had turned into a mid-winter’s frost. Tiny bumps rose on my arms and the small hairs prickled to attention. I opened my mouth to speak, but the words remained trapped in my throat.



author
Born and raised in Aurora, Illinois I spent my childhood playing street games with the neighborhood kids. When I wasn't outside, I spent much of my time reading and getting lost in adventurous worlds and whirlwind courtships. At the age of seventeen, I moved to Kentucky and eventually began to raise a family of my own. I have always been entranced by stories of magical adventure and I have discovered that writing is an entirely new, exciting adventure all on its own! In my spare time, I can be found updating my website or blog, finding great books to read or watching videos. Most days I crave Diet Coke, pizza and chocolate, in no particular order. I have my own pink toolbox with pink tools and secretly want to be a mechanic! I grew up a tomboy. But, when I didn't want to climb a hill, to walk through the graveyard, the boys said I turned into a girl.

To learn more about K.C. Hilton and her books, visit her website & blog.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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9 comments :

  1. i love fairy tale type books so this really does interested me alot denise smith

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  2. I love the cover! I also love how in the video preview it says "I know the stories but I'm going to tell you the truth" It just sounds wonderful!

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  3. I love fairy tales. I can't wait to read this book. It sounds really good

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  4. So, what is the real story? I'm very curious. Does it have to do with the dragon on the cover? (Love that cover, by the way.)

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  5. I love fairy tales and this one sounds like an amazing read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. One of my favorite Fairy Tales retold. YAY!!

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  7. Sounds really interesting! The cover is great, and the excerpt really caught my attention :)

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  8. think its the fact its a retelling of a classic fairy tale :) im starting to like those alot

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  9. I am a big fan of fairy tales and this book satisfied my appetite. I love fairy tales remade into modern day. My name is Rapunzel is a very well written story. The characters are so believable and you feel for Rapunzel and her desire to be free. The twist at the end was worth it all!!! I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves fairy tales.
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