Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Oh What A Knight! Blog Tour and Giveaway

Through a twist of fate, Princess Gabrielle became First Knight of the King’s Elite Guard, a position always held by the second born male. She's spent years proving to the Minsters of Faldaera she is capable of leading the king’s Army.
When mythical creatures plague her kingdom, Rielle is sent to capture Captain Brody, the alleged culprit behind the attacks and the man who broke her heart four years ago.
Brody, Crown Prince of Delphine, is living in self-imposed exile, atoning for the sins of his father. But Fate has different plans for him. Tired, beaten down, and ready to give up on life, he is tossed into the path of the one person he would do anything for―Princess Gabrielle.

With a traitor in her ranks, and a mark on her head, Brody joins forces with Rielle, hoping to keep the woman he loves safe. Happily-ever-after is not guaranteed, and mythical creatures aren’t the only danger the couple face. As battles rage, Rielle has the chance to prove herself a capable leader, but will doing so cost her the love of her life?

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Here are a few personal thoughts from Mary:

On Writing:

Favorite thing about writing a first draft: Meeting and learning about my characters.
Best thing about writing for kids and/or teens: Reliving lots of firsts.
Favorite word: Seriously?
One word that describes your path to publication: educational
If I could have two dream careers, I’d be an author and a: mom (which I am!)

On Life:

If I could snap my fingers and solve one of the problems here on earth, it would be: How we treat each other. If we all lived by the Golden Rule (do unto others as you would have them do to you) I think we'd all get along a bit better. :-)
One question I wish I had a definitive answer to: Is there life after death. I think so, but it would be nice to know for sure.
Best thing about being a child: Very little responsibility
Worst thing about being a child: Not realizing how good you've got it.
Best thing about being a teenager: Time spent with friends.
Worst thing about being a teenager: Being stuck between being a kid and an adult. You're too old for things, yet not old enough for others. 
Most memorable teen moment: My first kiss.
One thing I’d like to say to my teen self:  It's okay to not know the answers about what you want to be when you get older. No matter what you choose, you can always decide a different path later.
A quote I live by: Do unto others... I'm not always successful with it, but I do try.
My dream vacation: Camping with my family and friends. Doesn't matter where, as long as we're together.

In My Perfect World…

Everyone would get chocolate and ice cream at least once a week.
There would be an abundance of sunshine and happiness.
No one would be deprived of love.
Every child would have a happy childhood.
No one would ever be mean.
Hugs would be free for everyone.

Mary lives with her husband, son and two cats. When she isn't twisting fairytales, she enjoys reading, playing games, watching hockey, and camping. Her Princess of Valendria series (Quest of the Hart, Charmed Memories, Different Kind of Knight) are available from MuseItUp Publishing and other major retailers. Her Faery Marked (book 1 in the Faery Series) will be available from BookFishBooks this summer. 
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