It’s hard to believe that we’re already in week five of THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS Blog Tour and that three of the book’s amazing episodes have been released. I’ve been fighting the urge to start reading Episode Three because I already know just how torturous the wait has been between each episode and how much more agonizing it will be as the story goes on.
I’ve also been warned of a killer cliffhanger. Which makes me even more nervous….
This is not my first serial experience. And with each installment the wait gets that much harder to bear. But that will be next week’s post. The one in which you will see just how much I loved the latest episode and how much I’m pining for the next. This week, I have a guest post to share as I continue to show my ever-loving support for King Oberon and the Summer Court along with Hannah of In the Best Worlds.
Oberon, Warlord extraordinaire, does a brilliant job of pleading his case and planting a seed of doubt in my mind about just how good a leader Mab really is. The workers at the Cirque du Soleil really do seem to be having fun and sharing the workload in the referenced video. And after witnessing just how tired Mab’s workers were after breaking down their Big Top in last week’s episode, I wonder if she does have any compassion at all.
Oh gosh, I really hope she doesn’t stop by to read my commentary. She will be visiting The Bookish Brunette tomorrow to rebut these claims that Oberon has made. If you want to hear her side of things be sure to check it out.
But before that, here’s what King Oberon has to say….
We now find ourselves in the middle of this tour. I hope by now your minds and hearts have been won over by the light of Summer. But if not, I still have a few tricks up my sleeve for the coming weeks. Be sure to comment and cast your vote! More than you know depends on the victor.
Today, I wanted to share yet one more reason why you should vote for Summer. In the Summer Court, we value safety and regulation. Ruling over wily fey requires a great deal of structure. And so, I thought it would be wise to share with you yet another reason why Mab is failing not only as a ringleader, but as a queen. It is but a small example, but one that I hope will help sway your heart. Below, you will find a video of her rival circus setting up their own big top. Please do watch it.
Do you see how well they work? They wear hard hats and work in unison, they listen to uplifting music. There are so many of them to help ease the burden of the job.
I know for a fact that within Mab’s troupe, she has only a dozen or so tent crew to manage raising and lowering the tent. And they do not wear hard hats.
Mab clearly places great physical stresses on her performers. They are endangered by the very work they choose to do. Why would you support such malpractice? It is akin to visiting a zoo where the creatures are kept in very small cages. It is cruelty to stare and support.
Let us end Mab’s reign for good. It starts with your vote.
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You make a very compelling argument, Oberon. The workers do appear to love their jobs and I know for a fact, after reading last week’s episode, that things are a bit strained for Mab’s team. However, there are other factors that may be causing that strain.
Oh and no! I’m not implying that it’s our court that’s at fault or in any way involved with that. Really. I’m not. I meant nothing by that comment. At all.
Please believe me. Please!
*Ahem* So anyway….
Until next week…. I really hope there’s a next week for me… think TEAM SUMMER and hope that my insolence doesn’t cost me.
***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…
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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 Five
MON, Jan. 7: Summer – Fiktshun – GUEST POST
TUE, Jan. 8: Winter – The Bookish Brunette – GUEST POST
WED, Jan. 9: Summer – In the Best Worlds – REVIEW & TEASER– Ep. 3
THU, Jan. 10: Winter – The Non-Reluctant Reader – REVIEW & TEASER– Ep. 3
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!