Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Book Blitz: Fable (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #3) By Chanda Hahn


Fable (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #3) by Chanda Hahn 
Publication date: August 27th, 2013
Genre: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult
Synopsis:
Book 3 in the UnEnchanted Series.

All that glitters is not gold.

When something precious is stolen from sixteen-year-old Mina Grime, she will do anything in her power to get it back, even if it means traveling to the dangerous Fae plane and battling one of the strongest fairy-tale villains yet.

However, nothing can prepare Mina for the dangerous obstacles she will face in the Fae world, or the choices she must make when love and life are on the line.
~Excerpt from Fable~

Mina stopped and parted the long weeping willow’s branches, and could see the rose resting against Jared’s black boot. Wait…not Jared—Teague.

Teague reached down to pick up the rose and brought it to his nose to breathe in its scent. His hair was a lighter shade of brown than Jared’s, and his eyes were a deep blue, while Jared’s were a haunting gray. They both had similar angular jaws and drop-deadgorgeous looks. Teague once again was dressed in black, and Mina had a mind to joke about whether he was going to a funeral, but he was, so the words died on her lips before she even spoke them. Instead, she glared at him and held out her hand, demandingthe rose without saying a word.

Teague’s eyes widened and looked her over, never once dropping his Cheshire Cat smile. “I only came to pay my respects.”

“What respect? You don’t respect me or my family. Otherwise, your kind never would have cursed us.”

“You’re wrong—it’s always wise to respect your enemies.”

“Well, I don’t respect you.”

“You should, Mina. Do you see what happens when you ignore your duty—when you ignore me?” He pointed to Charlie’s grave, and his voice became threatening. “I don’t like to be ignored, and now you have one less distraction in your life, so you can focus more of your time on me.”

Teague’s words confirmed her worst fears. Her actions had led Teague to strike out against her family and kill her brother. Her stomach dropped, bile rose in her throat, and every inch of her was sick with the guilt his words layered on her. It was her fault, and she knew it. But she couldn’t show him how weak she was, and how much his words had affected her. She had one more person to protect: her mother, and she would not be negligent again.

“You’re not welcome here. So please leave.” Mina snatched the rose out of Teague’s hand and felt a sting in her palm. She winced in pain but refused to acknowledge it.

Teague reached for her hand, and Mina let him open up her palm to inspect her wound from the thorn. She was still reeling, and her whole body shook with anger. Teague leaned forward and blew on the small cut in her palm, and it healed itself. She ripped her hand from his grasp and took two steps away from him, almost falling on the ground. She needed to keep better control of herself. She needed Jared.

“How is my dear brother?” he asked, as if reading her mind.

“Why don’t you ask him yourself?”

His eyes darkened. “We are not exactly on speaking terms.”

“It wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that you keep trying to kill me, would it?”

“Now, sweet Mina, our fight goes back long before you were born. But you can’t hold it against me that I’m only doing my job. I’m supposed to throw quests your way, and you are supposed to try to stop me. It’s as simple as that. I can’t help it if we have a casualty or so in the process. That’s what makes the stories so good.” He smirked. “That’s what makes them popular. That’s what makes me powerful.” He was so close to her now that he ran the back of his finger across her cheek, and she flinched and smacked it away.

“I see that you are as disgusting as ever.”

“I see that you’re getting your fight back. You know, Mina, out of all the Grimms over the years who died at the hands of my fables, you are by far my favorite to toy with. I wonder why that is?” he asked, appearing to ponder the question.

“Maybe because you picked the wrong girl to mess with.”

“I don’t think so. I’ve finally found the perfect Grimm. I think you will be the most challenging. Which means your ending, the tale that finishes you off, will make us both famous.”

Mina’s lip trembled, and she steeled herself to not show fear. She stood her ground and looked Teague right in the eye. “A thousand sweet words can never disguise the rattle of a viper aboutvto strike. I will not drop my guard ever again. And I will end this curse…by doing whatever…or killing whoever…I have to.”

Teague’s face turned furious, and his lips pressed into an angry thin line. “Then be prepared, my dear Mina, for you won’t be able to ignore this next tale. I’ve made sure of that.” He stepped away from her. A crack of thunder rattled the earth and she jumped, turning in surprise. A second later, pouring rain followed, soaking everyone within minutes. Mina turned back toward Teague, but he was gone.


About CHAHNDA HAHN

(Pronunciation: Sh-and-uh   H-ah-n)

Chanda is the  author of the popular YA Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series which includes UnEnchanted and Fairest.  Both books have topped the ebook charts in 5 countries. She also pens YA epic Fantasy.

She was born in Seattle, Washington, raised in Nebraska, has lived in MN, IL and currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and twin children. She's a former children's librarian and children's pastor. Currently she spends her free time penning new novels and a daytime taxi driver for her kids.



73 comments:

  1. I'll kick it off:) (Although I won't be throwing my name in the hat!) The Red Shoes! The Red Shoes as told by Clarissa Pinkola Estes is absolutely my favorite fairytale! my contact info: heidi _g @ comcast . net

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  2. Denielle BarcelonaAugust 27, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    I would love to be a part of a Rumpelstilskin fairy tale spin off! Ever since the TV show, Once Upon A Time, I've been so intrigued by how much the character Rumpelstilskin can be incoporated into other fairy tales! denbarcelo@gmail.com

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    1. ooh, yes, Rumpelstikskin is a great one! thanks for stopping by and entering the giveaway!

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  3. These books keep me on the edge of my seat and I anticipated Fable most of the summer!

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    1. Katlin, I enjoyed Unenchanted, I need to get caught up and read Fairest! Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway, Heidi

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  4. Ever since I was a child I always have loved Cinderella but when I was in elementary school I fell in love with a story about an old woman who turned into a tree and ran after kids... I barely remember it XD. To this day I'm happy with any fairy tale :3


    Dyandrea Labonte
    Dylabonte@yahoo.com

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    1. Dyandrea, there is something wonderful about Cinderella besting her with of a stepmother:) The story you described sounds beautiful. I pretty much love all fairy tales too. Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway! Heidi

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  5. My favorite fairy tale has always been Sleeping Beauty. I just loved how she was able to save her whole family and kingdom just because she got her prince charming. I always wished that if I needed my life saved that I would get my prince charming to be able to come save me if I couldn't save it myself.
    Jesse Shimmin
    twilightluver1596@yahoo.com

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  6. Jesse, I think tales like Sleeping Beauty endure because there is truth in them. I think when we find our Prince Charming many things do fall into place in the world around us, even some of our family stuff:) Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway! Heidi

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  7. I think my favorite fairy tale has got to be Rumplestilksin (sorry if that is spelled wrong) I like that she was able to smart out this man who thought he was just sooo smart. I mean when it comes to fairy tales you don't see a lot of stories where the Queen or main female character is able to solve her problems without help from her prince charming.

    Jesse James
    cplovehp@gmail.com

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    1. Jesse, great point! You're right, most need their prince charming, lol! Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway! Heidi

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  8. Thank you for having this giveaway!!

    Jess Granger

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    1. Jess, I'm just the host:) Thank Chanda Hahn! And thank you for stopping by and entering, Heidi

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  9. I like the little mermaid because I have a dream to marry someone that seems out of my league as well and I just like knowing that dreams do come true and I just have to keep believing. I also think all the fish are adorable.

    Shannon Shimmin
    dale.shannon3@yahoo.com

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    1. Shannon, I love mermaids too. There's definitely a special magic underwater:) Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway, Heidi

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  10. I have always loved fairy tales. My grandmother used to tell me stories, and to this day I'm not sure which ones she made up and which ones were fairy tales (at least on some of them) because she told them so well. I think it began my love of fantasy literature and words in general.
    Right now (and by that I mean today, right now) I think my favorite is Red Rose, White Rose. I love the tale of the prince cursed into a bear and the sisters accidentally running into the dwarf.
    Mindy
    mindywall11@gmail.com

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    1. Mindy, I'm with. I've always loved fairy tales too. I wonder how much hearing them when I was young seeded my love for stories too. I understand about the RIGHT NOW:) & Red Rose, White Rose is definitely one of the great ones. Thank you for entering the giveaway! Heidi

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  11. My all time favorite is still Cinderella. I will never outgrow it!

    Sandie.white@live.com

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    1. Sandie, I think that's why fairy tales are so great, we never outgrow our favorites. I love Cinderella too! Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway, Heidi

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  12. My very favourite fairy tale would have to be Rapunzel. I love all Fairy Tales, Beauty and the Beast is another fav of mine as well.

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    1. Ooh, Beauty & the Beast wonderful. A few months ago I read The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman and she did a wonderful spin on that one in The Monster of Blackwell, loved it. And Rapunzel, well she's timeless & seems to very well-loved! Thank you for stopping by & entering the giveaway, Heidi

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  13. I love fairy tales, but thing that "Beauty and the Beast" is my favorite. It contains all the elements of a good story - love, hope, fear, redemption, and second chances. Thank you for the fun question and the opportunity to win the book.

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    1. Donna, thank you for stopping by & entering! Totally agree on the Beauty and the Beast. You're right, it has so many layers, I think that's why it is so powerful! Heidi

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  14. Do I have to pick just one? I love all things fairy tales which is why I loved Unenchanted so much! And why I watched all seasons of "Once Upon a Time" in very quick succession on Netflix! I love Snow White but I don't know if I can label it as my favorite ;)

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    1. Oh, and contact information: munchkin86@gmail.com

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    2. It is hard to pick one:) There are so many that are so good! That was definitely one of the things I loved about Unenchanted too! Snow White is so timeless, all the different remakes:) Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway! Heidi

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  15. Beauty & the Beast... was obsessed with the TV show & love the movie... I have a TON of collectibles from B&B ... nothing better then a story of finding love is more then skin deep :)

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    1. Rebecca, I loved that show too:) The beast was so noble! That's so true, when two hearts have really connected from the inside. SIGH. Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway, Heidi

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  16. My most favorite fairy tale has got to be Beauty and the Beast. Its just a great story and the lesson that you learn from the story is one that we should all live by. It doesn't matter what color our skin is or if we are an ugly looking beast, we all have feelings and deserve to be respected and treated as equals.

    Shauna Shimmin
    shauna.shimmin@yahoo.com

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    1. Shauna, Wow! That's almost four in a row for Beauty & the Beast! Definite favorite of many, including me. And the lesson you've stated that comes from the soul of that story, yeah, we could all do with a little more of that… Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway, Heidi

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  17. I think my favorite is Cinderella. Her compassion for others reminds me that even when faced with overwhelming disappointment it's your attitude that changes everything. I have loved all the books I've read by Chahnda Hahn and look forward to this latest installment of the Unfortunate Fairytale series.

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    1. Susan, that is the amazing thing about fairy tales. The are both fun and deep! Chanda's a great storyteller. I've also enjoyed Iron Butterfly! Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway, Heidi

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  18. I'm a huge fan of Beauty and the Beast.

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    1. Lisa, Hi! Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway. Beauty and the Beast might be the most popular fairy tale of all! Heidi

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  19. Mine would be the Grimm Brother's Fairy tales. kbinmich@yahoo.com

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    1. Kimberly, comparing Grimms to Andersons, I think overall I prefer Grimm's, but there are those Red Shoes, lol. Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway, Heidi

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  20. My favorite fairy tales are Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel. brittparks08@yahoo.com

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    1. Briffin, Does some like Beauty and the Beast is the most popular—and for good reason! But seems like lots of readers love Rapunzel too! Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway, Heidi

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  21. My favorite fairy tale has always been Beauty and The Beast, although I really loved Ella Enchanted as well :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ~Rose
    desertrosereviews.blogspot.com
    desertrosereviews (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Rose, another one for Beauty & the Beast! Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway, Heidi

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  22. Does The Ugly Duckling count? I love that tale and all it embodies. The fact that we shouldn't let the criticism of others get us down, because deep down inside we are beautiful in our own right, is very encouraging. Add that to the fact that if we just wait a while, we can show others our beauty and strength, and you have a wonderful story!

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    1. Lisa, The Ugly Duckling totally counts! I love the message too. I think the truth is it takes all of us a while to really grow into our strength and beauty:) Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway, Heidi

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  23. Rumpelstiltskein due to a project I had to do in elementary school

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    1. Catya, Rumpelstiltskein has gotten quite a few mentions! I guess he had an effect of a lot of us;) Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway, Heidi

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  24. My favourite fairytale is "The Little" Mermaid. I think she's brave for fighting for her love even when her family disapproved. It's important to follow your dreams and I hope to do that too. Thank you for having this giveaway.

    ~Shineaira(Subi)
    submarine_49@hotmail.com

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    1. I LOVE Pocahontas she shows bravery and she tries to save her people

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  25. Anon, Totally agree. Sometimes it can so hard to stand up for want you want when your family disapproves, and sometimes it is so necessary. Great for tales like The Little Maid to remind us we need to be true to ourselves! Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway, Heid

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  26. love Pocahontas she shows bravery AND tries to save her people

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    1. Nyla, You're right, Pocahontas is awesome! Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway, Heidi

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    1. Scarlett, thank you for stopping by and commenting. If you're talking about Chanda's books, I know she appreciates hearing that! If you're talking about my books, THANK YOU:D Heidi

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  28. Thank you! For another great giveaway :)

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    1. Anon, My pleasure:) Thank you for stopping by and commenting! Heidi

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  29. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

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    1. Sarit, The Little Match Girl is a beautiful one! Thank you for stoping by and entering the giveaway, Heidi:)

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  30. and The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen

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    1. Ooh, and The Emperor's New Clothes. So witty:) I love that one too! Heidi

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  31. My favorite fairy tale is Mulan. It just has a strong female character and she's so relatable. I mean we have all felt the need to protect our families at one point or another right?


    Jess Granger
    grangerjess@yahoo.com

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    1. Jess, Absolutely. Protecting those we love is a probably a strong drive for all of us. Mulan is a great example of this and a great fairy tale. Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway, Heidi

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  32. My favorite fairytale would have to be princess and the frog. I'm not sure why I like it so much, it might be that every little girl wishes that if she kisses a frog, it will turn into a prince. It would have to be one my all time favorites.
    Summer
    summer.myers@rocketmail.com

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    1. Summer, ooh, I like that:) I definitely think that belief lurks in the back of many of our minds… that frog will become a prince! Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway! Heidi

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  33. My name is Thalia and I am 16.
    I love so many fairy tales, they are my life. :) But my favorite one is Peter Pan because I am the type of girl who never wants to grow up. "I want always to be a 'girl' and have fun" and reading books like Unenchanted helps me do that. So yeah, Peter Pan is my favorite. :)
    ~*~ Thalia ~*~
    gracethalia10@gmail.com

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    1. Thalia, Peter Pan is a great one. That growing up stuff is definitely pesky. I think the best is to keep that divine child alive within, then we never become too bitter rigid or crotchety:D Fairytales are great for that! Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway, Heidi

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  34. Heidi when will you be announcing who won the giveaway?

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  35. Jesse, The giveaway is over at midnight PST Sepember 10th. I'll announce the winner on this blog on/by September 13th… so… not TOO Long! Heidi

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    1. Lol yes not so long. And I was wondering the other one has closed as well, so will you be announcing that onen the 13th as well or will it be sooner?

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    2. Jesse, the $25 Amazon gift card & book was a tour wide giveaway, i.e. i hosted it as part of the Xpresso Tour Book Blitz. I just checked the Book Blitz email, tour prizes will be sent out after September 23rd. I'm assuming soon after. Once I get a winner on this blog for the ebook, I'll send it to Xpresso Tours. I suspect the Rafflecopter will be showing winners in not too long. Xpresso Tours will collect all the individual winners of ebooks from blogs like mine, who hosted. They will pass the Rafflecopter winners and ebook winners on to Chanda, or someone who works with her, and they will distribute all the prizes. Seems complicated, huh? But it really works! I've participated in one of these as an author and I love them, which is why I decided to host a few:) Let me know if that's still not clear, Heidi

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    3. No that was clear and yes very complicated. But thank you for explaining it to me. So I will just wait and see until Rafflecopter shows the winner for the 25dollar amazon gift card and book then.

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  36. :D Sooo excited to have won, and SUPER excited to read Fable- can't wait! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway Heidi :)

    ~Rose

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    1. Rose, you're welcome. it was a lot of fun! Heidi

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  37. Who won the comment giveaway?

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  38. Never mind I see it now

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    1. Glad you found it! We announced the winner late last night:) Heidi

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