Saturday, October 10, 2015

Special Guest Lex Chase Is Back With A New Fairy Tale

So happy to have Lex Chase back on my blog! She's here to talk about Fairy Tales of the Open Road and the sequel to her awesome American Fairy Tale - Bayou Fairy Tale. Be sure to pick up your copy today!


Hello everyone! I'm Lex Chase and Aidee was awesome enough to let me drop by today for the Bayou Fairy Tale Blog Tour! Bayou Fairy Tale is the sequel to Americana Fairy Tale, it tells the tale of fuck-up fairy tale princess dude Taylor Hatfield and his true love the jackass redneck huntsman Corentin Devereaux, as they embark on a road trip quest to save the world. How can they possibly screw it up? The Fairy Tales of the Open Road universe takes your favorite fairy tales and blends them up into barely recognizable bits. Some of them are very subtle, some of them are more literal. This ain't yo mama's Once Upon a Time. Fairy tale reinterpretations aren't anything new. The characters are in the public domain, but it's what you do with them is the trick. Taylor and Corentin's adventures are not for the die hard purists. If a dude that's a princess wasn't your first biggest clue. I love Disney movies. Love them. Since writing this series, Sleeping Beauty is my favorite, and not for Maleficent—though she is a badass—but for Aurora. Yes. Aurora. Some people love Elsa, others love Ariel or Belle. But my heart of hearts will always belong to Aurora.
 
The most fucking useless princess to ever exist. She just lays there and snores. She falls in love with a guy in five minutes. Like this girl. Like. I love her. But. Geeze. Making Taylor a reinterpretation of Sleeping Beauty was a fun choice. Because in Americana, he grew up believing he was useless and his life had no purpose. He was a princess in name only. He always had something to prove. Now that Taylor has discovered his destiny...well. He still has something to prove. The guy can't catch a break! Corentin had a far more flexible set of rules. He was based on the huntsman archetype, but the concept was strictly up to me. One of the ideas was in any story featuring a "kindly huntsman" who never was but would have a change of heart and rescue the fair damsel, never actually got to marry the damsel. Like she went off to her prince who did not a goddamn thing and they lived happily ever after. Seriously? What bunk!
The Skillful Huntsman by Felix Yoon
The Skillful Huntsman by Felix Yoon[
 
I decided huntsmen were a different breed of person all together. And because of it a huntsman could never be a prince and marry the princess. Huntsmen like Corentin are half witch, known as Cronespawn. They are the undesirables among the "good" princes and princesses. And one day when the misfit princess Taylor, and the outcast huntsman Corentin met, they took off on a journey that would ultimately change their lives. Taylor still snores like a dying hyena. Corentin is still an insufferable shit. But they wouldn't have it any other way. Answer me this! What was the first fairy tale you were told? Was it an urban legend? Was it a ghost story? How did it stick with you! Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

Genre: Urban Fantasy Fairy Tale
Series: The Screw-Up Princess and Skillful Huntsman Trilogy: Book Two (A Fairy Tales of the Open Road Novel)
Length: Novel
Published: October 19, 2015
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 978-1-62798-499-7
Buy: Paperback or eBook
Blurb: Modern day fairy tale princess Taylor Hatfield has problems. One: he’s a guy. Two: he’s Sleeping Beauty, the most useless princess in existence. Throw in his true love, Corentin Devereaux, a huntsman descended from child-eating witches, and Taylor’s younger brother, Atticus—this generation’s Snow White—who tried to kill him. That didn’t go so hot. For two years, Taylor and Corentin live their Happily Ever After. But Corentin’s cursed to lose his memory every seven days, including his life with Taylor—a painful reminder that he can’t provide for the man he loves. Taylor insists Corentin has the strength to succeed, and when Taylor discovers a way to break the curse, he is more than willing to pay the cost. When an enchanted blizzard devastates Corentin’s hometown of New Orleans, Taylor is convinced Atticus is to blame and grows desperate to find him amidst the Big Easy turned frozen wasteland. Corentin believes Taylor is chasing a ghost while he chases the ghosts of his own past. Old tensions scratch open scars, leaving both to wonder if they have each other’s best interests at heart. The clock is ticking until Corentin loses his memory, and the rabbit hole goes so deep they may never come out.

madison_parker_MG_4269-WEBAbout the Author:
Lex Chase once heard Stephen King say in a commercial, “We’re all going to die, I’m just trying to make it a little more interesting.” Now, she’s on a mission to make the world a hell of a lot more interesting. Weaving tales of cinematic, sweeping adventure—and depending on how she feels that day—Lex sprinkles in high-speed chases, shower scenes, and more explosions than a Hollywood blockbuster. Her pride is in telling stories of men who kiss as much as they kick ass. If you’re going to march into the depths of hell, it better be beside the one you love. Lex is a pop culture diva, her DVR is constantly backlogged, and unapologetically loved the ending of Lost. She wouldn’t last five minutes without technology in the event of the apocalypse and has nightmares about refusing to leave her cats behind. She is grateful for and humbled by all the readers. She knows very well she wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them and welcomes feedback. You can find in the Intarwebz here:  Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | WebSite: http://lexchase.com


 I'm having a Down on the Bayou Giveaway where one lucky winner will walk away with a magical fairy tale prize pack! From Corentin's mini journal, to a delicious bottle of Disney's Snow White perfume, Lex Chase swag annnndddd....
This lovely necklace!
 
US residents only please, but for International residents, you'll get a lovely 20 dollar Amazon Gift Card! Don't forget about the multiple ways to enter! Not only do you need to comment, you can tweet! Use the hashtag #BayouFairyTale! Or enter via Instagram!

Bayou Fairy Tale Tour Stops:

10/1 - Tali Spencer
10/3 - The Novel Approach
10/5 - Gay List Book Reviews
10/6 - Bru Baker
10/7 - Charlie Cochet's Purple Rose Teahouse
10/8 - Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance
10/10 - Aidee Ladnier
10/13 - Prism Book Alliance
10/15 - C.S. Poe
10/16 - Joyfully Jay
10/17 - Bayou Fairy Tale Facebook Chat
10/19 - Bayou Fairy Tale Release Day!

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me Aidee! Aways a pleasure! <3 <3 <3

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  2. It is so lovely to have you, Lex. You are always welcome!

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  3. Hi, Lex! I think the first fairy tale I remember is Sleeping Beauty. My mum used to read them for me, though I agree Aurora does have an easy job, she just have to sleep and look beautiful. I would love to get paid for that (not that I do not struggle not to fall asleep in the office some mornings). But my favourite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. You see, I have a thing for cranky men/beasts (you should meet my cat) ;)

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    1. Belle is definitely awesome. Smart, and brave, and...Stockholm Syndrome. LOL Then again Aurora isn't much better with the laying there, doing nothing, and reinforcing the passive gender stereotype of women. That's actually the reason Taylor hates the story. LOL He's a badass, but is a crappy princess. But Aurora is my sweet flower! <3

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  4. I think it was Cinderella? I never really understood the having everyone try on the slipper thing but at least the mean stepmother and stepsister got their just desserts!

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    1. I think mine might have been Cinderella too! But I have to say...the prince doesn't remember her face but goes about trying the shoe on in all the kingdom? Seriously? Like... is there a foot fetish in there somewhere? LOL

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  5. I wasn't really told any fairy tales. I think the first fairy tale I was exposed to was Snow White and I first saw the disney movie.

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    1. I don't think I saw Snow White until later? But I love the crap out of Sleeping Beauty. I remember seeing that when I was really young. The fight between Phillip and Maleficent was so violent!

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