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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Guest Post: The Immortal Circus by A.R. Kahler (Blog Tour & Giveaway)


I have a real treat today. The Immortal Circus by A.R. Kahler is a New Adult Fantasy that will leave your breathless. That's what my friends have been saying anyways. For the blog tour, A.R. has written a fun guest post as Queen Mab. How does this ringleader run Cirque des Immortels to such efficiency? Read below to find out. There is also a tour wide giveaway below, so don't forget to enter.
Summary
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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Mab's Manifesto
 
Hello, loves.

I have been graciously asked to give an overview of how I manage to run the Cirque des Immortels. I must admit, it's a difficult task—not only must I run the entire Winter Court (which is most unruly at the best of times), but our show is constantly on tour. With so much riding on my shoulders, however can one woman manage to keep things running smoothly?
Why, because I'm Queen Mab, of course.

The decision to create and run the circus was one that required a great deal of foresight on my part. I could never step down from my duties as queen, but ruling for an eternity does get quite...tiring. I knew I needed a distraction before ennui took over. And what better way to soothe a bored mind than a show the likes of which none had ever seen before?
When the show began, I was on the road the entire time; I had to personally ensure that everything was running smoothly. There was simply too much at stake to do otherwise. I delegated the running of my Court to my most trusted advisers. For a solid year, I toured with Cirque des Immortels day and night, only dropping in on my Court on occasion to check that it wasn't overrun with Summer Fey. It was most exhausting. I was very lucky that Oberon was too busy with his own exploits to notice my absence.

Thankfully, after that year, I found I could leave the running of the circus to a few trusted performers. For the most part, at least. The show still needed a ringleader, and I found I quite enjoyed being on tour. I decided to divvy my time between the show and my Courtly duties. Now, I tour with the show and perform as I please, but I spend my off-time back in the Winter Court, managing the much more boring aspects of my title.
Don't tell my Court this, but I think I prefer being a ringleader over being a queen. I was made for the stage.

That said, I wouldn't trade these dual roles for the world. It's a great deal of work managing both, but in the end, the magic of the show (and the glory of Winter) makes it all worthwhile.

-Mab

Author Bio
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.
 
The Tour Wide Giveaway will end on February 28th.
There is ONE signed book + prize pack (US) - it can be personalized.
There is ONE signed book + bookplate (US) - either the book or bookplate can be signed. Or both. And it can be personalized.
 There are FIVE Kindle eBook copies (International). As long as the country has publication rights they should be able to accept the Kindle gift.
 
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10 comments:

  1. I've seen this one around - looks very good :) I enjoyed getting a look into Mab's mind and it was nice learning that Kahler has so much knowledge about circuses. If I ran off to join a circus, I would want to do trapeze or fire spinning. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

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    1. I would love to do the trapeze. It's so cool he knows his stuff so well.

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  2. I really am interested in this one. It sounds fantastic, a fae circus?! hells yea

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  3. Oh, I just read the comment question - I would become an animal trainer and/or ride the elephants or horses in the ring

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  4. Ooo, a fairy based read. Sounds good. And Mab is always a dangerous one to have around. ;)

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  5. Hmmm, so many to choose from. Unfortunately, I'm afraid of heights otherwise I would love the trapeze act or doing the acrobatics on horseback, of course I'd have to loose weight and become a heck of a lot more flexible. I guess I'd have to find a sit down job LOL

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    1. LOL, yeah, I'd have to lose a few pounds too. lol.

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