PAPERBACK GIVEAWAY!!

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FACEBOOK ONLY GIVEAWAY:

WIN a FREE PAPERBACK of The Forgotten Fairytales! Not just any old paperback though, this is a one-of-a-kind copy where I went through with a pretty pink pen and spilled all my secrets and let you in on all the good stuff. It will be like reading it with me sitting next to you. There are a few ways to enter – First you need to go to my Facebook page and LIKE it, there you will find the post with all the details. But since you are here I’ll give them to you here as well.

  1. Tag a Friend on the contest post in the comments who has NOT read the series but who you know would love the series. (Each friend you Tag will count as one entry. The more friends, the more entries).
  2. Comment on the post and tell with your favorite scene in The Forgotten Fairytales or Forget Me Not.
  3. SHARE the giveaway post!
  4. SNAP and comment a picture of you with your book – either ebook or paperback (obviously this only works for people who have the book already).

If you do ALL 4 then you will get 4 extra entries!!!

When the contest is over a winner will be chosen at RANDOM and via video.

The contest ONLY RUNS TILL MARCH 6TH SO GET YOUR ENTRIES IN ASAP!! THERE IS NOT LIMIT TO THE AMOUNT OF ENTRIES.

May the odds ever be in your favor!!

Behind the Scenes Interview

I am not a big fan of country music, but LOVE this song. It’s so summery. 

Recently my critique partner/best friend extraordinaire was interviewed on what it was like to work with me. For those of you who don’t know, Steph is my right hand and the loud devil yelling at me on my shoulder as I write. She basically has her nose in my writing from the first sentence to the last. From idea to published. Hilarious and fiesty, we have way too much fun talking about characters like they are real life people.

The interview as a hole wasn’t used, only pieces for an article on me. So I decided to share it so the world could see how amazing she is. Hence why FORGET ME NOT is dedicated to her.

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This is Stephanie & her adotable daughter (who is betrothed to my son haha)

What is your favorite part about working with Angela’s writing? Getting to be the first one to read it. I get to see the raw unedited mess that it is before she works her magic on it and makes it become something incredible. I go through and give my opinion on what should stay or go. I get to read parts and literally cry over things that happen. I have so many favorites about working with her, but I think my favorite is that I get to work with my very best friend, how many people get to say that?

Can you still enjoy the books as a reader? How? Yes, without a doubt. Each time  I find something new. There is so much imagination behind what she writes, it’s amazing.

What’s the biggest thing you and Angela have ever butted heads over? The guys! While I love both Wolf and Jaxson, I have moments where I love one over the other and I want her to do what I want—not what Ange does. I get so heated talking boys. It’s to the point now, where before she send me chapters, I ask her if I’m going to be mad and if I’ll want to punch her in the throat or not. It’s one of our running jokes now.

So you say you fight about boys, set the record straight for us, Team Wolf or Team Jaxson? What about Angela, what team do you think she’s on? Team Jax, because Wolf pissed me off. Ange will forever be a Wolf girl. 

How did your partnership come about? Well having the role of “best friend” has it’s perks. Haha.  After the first book was out, she asked me to read the second book, FORGET ME NOT, as she wrote. One thing turned into another and I ended up taking on many hats way beyond reading. I loved the fact that she wanted me to help her with something that I knew was important to her. She trusted me with something that means a lot to her, knowing I would be brutally honest. And I am brutally honest!!! When it sucks, I tell her.

How have you seen the books evolve over time?  I’ve seen the rough drafts all the way to the finished product. Before helping her with this I really didn’t know much about the process and what all writers had to do just to get their amazing thoughts and ideas out on paper. I mean she would send me something to look over then maybe 20 minutes later tell me she changed what I just read. There were times when I would tell her WHY??? What you had was already so good. But then I would read the rewrite and it was better. I’ve come to think of the characters as people I know. They have come alive for me and I will talk to Ange about them like they are family. We sometimes get into heated debates over them, which is hilarious.

What are your hopes for the future of the books?  I WANT MORE. I always tell her she should do more than a trilogy. She has so many ideas and so much imagination, she could write more books. We have discussed different things about where the books will go and what she could do with the ideas in the future.

What would you say you have had the greatest influence over in the “Forgotten Fairytale” series? I think being brutally honest with her about what I liked or didn’t like in the books. If I think there were things that she could’ve done differently or worded differently, I’ll tell her. Sometimes she’d change them and sometimes she’d read it to me and I would be like “oh ok I see what you mean.” Also, there are several inside jokes sprinkled throughout the book. Things we say jokingly with one another and with our other friend, Sarah, she’ll take and put them in the book, just as a shout out to us. It’s nice to read something and be like, “oh wow I said that” or I did that, and she put it in her book. That’s so awesome.

If you had to pick one scene from the series, which is your favorite? Book One Chapter Nineteen is my favorite. Besides what is happening between her and Wolf, I love the imagery of the snowflies, how beautiful they are and how there is nothing but an ice lake and beautiful white snow all around. Snow is my favorite and the scene…it’s tragically beautiful.
Can you tell us anything about book 3? What’s going to happen with Norah after the crazy cliff hanger at the end of Forget Me Not?   SPOILER ALERT, DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T READ BOOK 2I cried right off the bat, it’s really good, you won’t be disappointed. As far as Norah, I mean she’s just seen someone she loves be killed in front of her and then to turn and kill someone, so that’s got to weigh heavy on her. But I can say  she’s a fighter and she’ll get through this because she’s stronger than she knows. 
Hope you enjoyed this interview as much as I did!!
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I will be having a super awesome giveaway coming up with a chance to win a FREE PAPERBACK of The Forgotten Fairytales. NOW this isn’t just ANY paperback. I went through this copy with a pretty pink pen and spilled all my secrets-characters who are named after people I know, things that I put in the book that actually happened to me, etc. I let you in on all the good stuff. It will be like reading it with me sitting next to you and reading over your shoulder, but without my hot breath in your ear.
Keep your eye out for that giveaway!!
Happy HUMP day!!!
Ciao,
Angela

Teaser Friday *

Happy Friday!

After a crazy hectic January I am so ready for February. In honor of the 3 year anniversary of The Forgotten Fairytales, here is a small teaser from book three of The Forgotten Fairytales series.

Don’t forget to add it to your TO-READ list on Goodreads!

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31800919-fire-and-fury

SPOILER ALERT, If you haven’t FINISHED Forget Me Not DO NOT READ THIS TEASER, because it will spoil the ending for you, and trust me…you do NOT want it spoiled.

Also, keep in mind this is an unedited, unfinished excerpt that is fresh off a messy messy draft.

“You’re thinking about him again.” The soft scratchy voice filled the small space of the makeshift tent. The leaves rustled as Kate sat up and wiggled closer in the already tight space.

“I’m always thinking about him.” I told her. Every single moment, every single second of that day had been dissected and I still couldn’t figure it out.

“This is different.” She was timid and quiet yet I didn’t dare look at her. “You’re letting the darkness consume you. It’s not your fault.”

“Of course it is.” I whipped around, my eyes like daggers into her big brown ones. I was the reason everything in this world went off kilter. Kate was pregnant because I broke a curse allowing her and prince charming to be together again. Wolf was dead because we loved me. Nyssah had died at my hand. So many lives had been lost trying to find me. If I wasn’t here their world would have stayed the same. “I failed him. I’m going to fail you, too. It might not be today or tomorrow, but it’ll happen. After we get to the safe house I’m leaving.”

There is also a quote of FF3 on my Facebook page so if you haven’t liked it yet, you should!

You can find it here

I hope everyone has an awesome weekend.

Ciao,

Angela

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Review : The Forgotten Fairytales by Angela Parkhurst

This review of The Forgotten Fairytales series gave me all the feels. Check it out!!!

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I have a massive book hangover right now!
And I am in love with the Big Bad Wolf!

These books have killed me and I loved every single second of it!!!

Firstly I would like to thank Xpresso Book Tours for sending me copies of these books. Without them I probably would have never discovered this amazing world and characters!

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Title: The Forgotten Fairytales
Author: Angela Parkhurst
Series: Forgotten Fairytales #2

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Fairytales, Paranormal.

Published: February 2nd 2014
Date read: November 19th 2016

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Goodreads Synopsis

A psychotic, couture-clad, shoe obsessed Princess.

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A hot Big Bad Wolf that she absolutely cannot fall for—no matter how well he kisses.

Seventeen-year-old, Norah Hart had no clue when she walked into boarding school, she’d be surrounded by reincarnated fairy tale characters, let alone learn she was one herself. In a…

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Help Wanted!

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Hey y’all, Happy Thanksgiving eve!

I am so ready for Turkey Day and the parade because lesbihonest, the parade is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. That and the shenanigans that take place at my in laws. Never a dull moment there!

I am planning on dishing out some top secret scenes from book 3 of The Forgotten Fairytales series, but first, I need your help!

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If you read The Forgotten Fairytales and Forget Me Not, can you PLEASE take a moment and leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads.

You might not know how big a deal a small review is, but it is everything to us. While it might take you hours or weeks to read one book, it takes writers years. 300 pages can equal years of writing and rewriting. You don’t even want to know how many times I rewrote Forget Me Not. Trust me. I’m sure Stephanie can vouch for the hundreds of times I said, “so I made some changes.” or “Nope, I cut that.” During our editing sessions we’d be sitting side by side and even in those few minutes of her reading a paragraph, I’d say, “let’s do it this way.” or she’d be like, “yeah, no, that doesn’t work.” Though I’ll admit most of what Steph said was, “These people piss me off.”

Yeah, she spent most of book 2 wanting to hit people, which may explain so much of Norah’s aggression and throat punching desires. Haha.

Anyways, yeah, reviews sell books and getting them is mostly out of my control. So I can beg and plead or I can just say simply, I need YOU. If you loved these books, please say a few kind words on the following links and I will be eternally grateful.

I’ll also answer any questions you may have about the Forgotten Fairytales book series!

So if you have any questions for me about the series, etc, feel free to ask away. I love talking to you guys!

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The Forgotten Fairytales:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I7995T8

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20821763-the-forgotten-fairytales

 

Forget Me Not:

Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HEBULCE

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22458690-forget-me-not

 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Ciao,

Angela

PS-Please excuse any typos, I’m running on little sleep and am falling asleep as I type. Lol.

The Forgotten Fairytales, Angela Parkhurst – Book Review

This review of THE FORGOTTEN FAIRYTALES is everything 💙

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A psychotic, couture-clad, shoe obsessed Princess.
A not-so-charming, alcoholic Prince.
A hot Big Bad Wolf that she absolutely cannot fall for—no matter how well he kisses.

Seventeen-year-old, Norah Hart had no clue when she walked into boarding school, she’d be surrounded by reincarnated fairy tale characters, let alone learn she was one herself. In a world where the lines between good and evil blur, Norah struggles to find her place. When her actions throw off the balance of the fairy tale world and happily ever afters, enemies surface, ready to destroy her at any cost.

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*ARC provided by Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts are all my own and in no way biased.*

Ohhhh! This feels so good! It has been ages since I’ve reviewed and now the first one in ages is about a fairytale! Wooot! What a way to get back in the…

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