It is that time again and I’m super thrilled to be able to kick off week three of THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS Blog Tour and to continue my support for the Summer Court with In the Best Worlds.
Queen Mab seems to be stealing the show so far. But her reign cannot last for the entire tour, can it? Just because she is alluring and seemingly all-powerful does not mean she is the only one.
Just check out this interview between King Oberon and author Alex Kahler and you’ll learn just how intimidating he can be. Oberon that is. Alex? Well… he was dismissed from the interview and kicked off the tour. He holds no power in the Summer Court. He’s only the author, after all.
Be sure to visit The Bookish Brunette tomorrow to hear from Mab and “meet” Penelope. And while they suggest that you should “vote wisely” that does not mean you have to choose Winter. The SUMMER COURT is where it’s at.
I do hope you have forgiven me for last week’s transgression. I only stole Vivienne’s mp3 player for you. Do you see the lengths I would go to in order to gain your vote and trust? All in the hopes that together we can overthrow Mab’s reign of lascivious terror.
As I have mentioned earlier, my Court holds the reins to a large chunk of the publishing industry. This week, I have invited Alex to briefly speak with you about the process of writing The Immortal Circus in serial format.
Oberon: Welcome, Alex, why did you decide that this book would work well as a serial?
Alex: Well, actually, it was my editor, David Pomerico, who thought it might work well—
Oberon: I didn’t ask about your editor. I asked about you.
Alex: Yes. Of course. I, um.
Oberon: You are stuttering. I hear that is a human response to feeling intimidated. Do I intimidate you?
Alex: No? Yes? Do you want me to be? I thought I was here to talk about the book.
Oberon: You are. And yet you haven’t spoken about it yet.
Alex: I’m trying. I chose to write the book as a serial because the idea had always been very visual in my head, sort of like watching a movie.
Oberon: I have heard of this movie technology.
Alex: Of course you have. It’s very modern. Anyway, the idea of breaking the story arc into episodes just kind of naturally fell into place. It was like the story wanted to be several smaller bits, and the idea that I could end an episode on a cliffhanger and make the reader wait two weeks to find out what happened next was incredibly appealing.
Oberon: That is grotesque. You mean you intentionally toyed with your readers’ emotions?
Alex: Isn’t that what writing is about?
Oberon: Only if you are as evil as Mab.
Alex: I don’t think…
Oberon: Silence, mortal. I will hear no more of your treachery. You clearly only wrote this as a serial so as to play with the hearts of readers everywhere. And as such, I am ending this interview. Good day.
(Author’s note: I never expected to get kicked off my own tour. But I’m going to stay silent for a while. Oberon brought his broadsword to the meeting. -ARK)
Well, I have to side with Oberon just a little bit on this one. While his abrupt end to the interview may have been a tad startling, it wasn’t wholly unjustified. You DID toy with your readers’ emotions by releasing this as a serial, Alex.
I know I had been anxiously awaiting episode two, and then tried to wait even longer before starting that episode just so that I didn’t have to wait quite as long for the next installment. So, yes, you DID “play with the hearts” of your readers. Mine very much included.
And, I’m sensing just a little “Team Mab” side to your personality. Hmmm…. Maybe I do need to work with Oberon to strategize just how we can get you to our court.
Until next week….
***Just in case you haven’t yet heard about this awesome book and author***
About The Immortal Circus
Pub. date: Dec. 4, 2012
Format: Kindle eBook
Murdered contortionists aren’t exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can’t quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded—especially not when she realizes the devilishly attractive ringleader Mab is the Faerie Queen of legend…and that she and the rest of the troupe are locked in an age-old rivalry between the otherworldly Courts.
Aided by her friends Kingston—a feisty stage magician whose magic is quickly stealing her heart—and his smart-ass assistant Melody, Vivienne finds herself racing against the clock to discover the culprit behind a series of deaths that should be impossible. However, the answer she seeks might reveal more about her own bloody past—and future—than she bargains for.
The show’s just beginning.
Step right up…
Most little boys dream of running away to join the circus.
Alex didn’t just dream it: he did it. But then, he rarely lets a good dream pass him by.
In the past six years he’s toured and trained across America and Europe. He’s performed in Amsterdam, taught trapeze in Madrid, studied in Glasgow and even had a stint as assistant to Holly Black and Cassandra Clare in New England. He’s constantly on the lookout for new places to explore and new worlds to invent. He’s a Sagittarius fueled by full moons and espresso. The way to his heart is a latte and fan art. Just for the record.
THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS is his first New Adult novel, and is being released exclusively through the Amazon Kindle e-Serials program by 47North. It will be available in print and audio when the episodes are complete.
MARTYR the first book in his post-apocalyptic fantasy, will be published by Spencer Hill Press in October 2014.
Tour Schedule – Week Three
MON, Dec. 24: Summer – Fiktshun – GUEST POST
TUE, Dec. 25: Winter – The Bookish Brunette – GUEST POST
WED, Dec. 26: Summer – In the Best Worlds – REVIEW & TEASER– Ep. 2
THU, Dec. 27: Winter – The Non-Reluctant Reader – REVIEW & TEASER– Ep. 2
THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS Prize Pack Giveaway includes a signed copy of the book, illustrated trading cards and seriously awesome circus-y goodies.
There are FOUR prize packs up for grabs!
The giveaway is US ONLY.
The giveaway ends Friday, February 15th.
There are a few extra entry opportunities, including the chance to Tweet daily for more chances to win!