Monday, May 18, 2015

FABLED by Vanessa K. Eccles and BLOOD, BOOBS & CARNAGE

Ever dreamed of a life that reads more like a book? Rowena did until she stumbled into a fairy tale that wasn't so friendly.

Fabled by Vanessa K. Eccles
Publisher: Bound and Brewed 
Young adult fantasy/fairy tale

Rowena thinks the Grimm’s infamous podcasts are simply another teen fad until she finds herself trapped in a land of nightmarish storybook characters. She tries desperately to flee Mezzanine and return home, but Dresdem, Mezzanine’s wicked monarch, plans to use Rowena’s access to her world to bring dark magic and absolute rule into Georgia and beyond.

But when Rowena’s dear friend Madeline falls into Dresdem’s
grasp, her battle with him becomes war, and all hopes of home are temporarily thwarted. With the help of an invisible hero, a beast, and an owl, she sets out to free Madeline from a deadening sleep. But Rowena must become her own hero when she finds herself bound by the kingdom’s darkest family. She must make the
ultimate choice – align herself with her enemies or live on the run forever. 


“Heads or tails?” Lil asked as she opened the door and stood in front of me.
“When are you going to learn that heads always wins?” She snickered and rolled her eyes in amazement of my apparent naivety.
“Not always. Besides, tales are more interesting.”
Not understanding my word play, she shrugged and searched her pockets for a coin.
I leaned into the porch swing, coffee and book in hand, and watched as autumn's first leaves sunsetted
the deadening grass. I rested the mug on my knee and let the cool breeze sway me back and forth while I waited.

Trying to ignore my little sister's attempts to aggravate me, I looked down at the fantastical book
in my hands and realized how beloved, yet unrealistic it seemed. Most of us lead relatively dull lives and are content but never satisfied. The “happily ever afters” they crammed in our minds as children were merely lies, but I couldn’t help but dream of an adventure like the one I was holding. I wanted my life to be epic. Who was I kidding? Only characters in our favorite stories experienced magical lives. Mine had already been planned out for me go to college, land a mediocre job, get married, and have 1.8 perfectly groomed, smiling children. That was it. The end.

Links: Amazon | Smashwords Goodreads

(See author's website for all available outlets.)

Meet the Author: Vanessa K. Eccles graduated Troy University with a degree in
English. She currently serves as executive editor of Belle Rêve Literary Journal and is founder of the book blog YA-NASisterhood. When she’s not writing or devouring books, she enjoys the lake life
with her Prince Charming and their four dogs.

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What better Books, turned into a Television Series that exemplifies Blood, Boobs, and Carnage than:




The GAME OF THRONES Trailer for Season 5:

Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh
 and Heather Gardner
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  1. Haven't watched Game Of Thrones, but I've read the books. I'm almost halfway through A Dance With Dragons now.

    God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things

  2. Ha, I had a feeling a lot of people would pick GoT today! Excellent choice. :)

  3. The sword in the eye--ouch!

  4. Nice writing in that intro! I can identify perfectly with that character in that moment. And yes, GOT is all over this blogfest and well deserves the accolades.

  5. Never heard of this show, wink... wink... wink!

    Jeremy [THE WOLF]
    Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

  6. Congrats to Vanessa! That cover is gorgeous. I'm a huge Game of Thrones fan. It is the embodiment of this blogfest!

  7. Thank you for having me, Cathrina!

  8. Congratulations to Vanessa.
    Game of Thrones is a popular choice today!
    Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

  9. Great captures of some of the gory scenes in what was my pick too. I forgot about the heart-eating moment.

  10. Hope your book is doing well.

    I think Game of Thrones would be winning today if this were a contest.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Road trippin' with A to Z
    Tossing It Out

  11. If there was a "most popular" category for this blogfest, I think Game of Thrones would win hands down! Nice choice.

  12. Woohoo! Another vote for Game of Thrones. I am going to have to watch that series one of these days.

  13. Joffrey died splendidly! Lets hope Cersi dies in a bloody slaughter.

  14. Game of Thrones covers all bases of the Blogfest that's for sure :) Often at them exact same time... Isn't it a fun show? :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary

  15. I'd say The Game of Thrones was created just for this hop!

  16. I have yet to see this show since it is on HBO and i don't have this. I believe it would cover all three of the B,B and C.

  17. Boy I'm really learning a lot about Game of Thrones. I'll really have to start checking this series out...maybe by binge watching the first season. I think I may do that this weekend...
    Michele at Angels Bark

  18. Best of luck with your book, Vanessa!

    GoT has to be the most picked entry for the blogfest! I guess it does have it all!
    THANK YOU for joining Alex and me in this EPIC blogfest!
    Heather M. Gardner

  19. This is the funniest blogfest. Methinks Game of Thrones probably popped up quite often..

    The Fabled cover is beautiful!

  20. Sorry to be so late getting back to you, Cathrina, so pleased you like my little 'office', still to settle on a name :0)

  21. Wow, Vanessa's book sounds fascinating! What a beautiful cover. I've never watched Game of Thrones but I think it would be far too violent for me. I have a weak stomach!

  22. It looks like an imaginative book :)
    And yeah, GoT for the blood, boobs and carnage, for sure!
    AJ Lauer