Monday, January 31, 2011

The Iron Queen Court Blog Tour: The Story Siren

Lots of buzz, contests, and prizes today revolving around The Iron Queen.

First up is the latest stop on The Iron Queen Court Blog Tour. You might've heard of a little known blogger called The Story Siren? Well, she is hosting a Winter stop over at her blog , where you can enter to win an ipod Nano with a custom Winter Court skin, loaded with songs of the Winter Court. (Really, most of them are about *coughAshcough*)

Oh, and I forgot to post The Mundie Moms tour stop, in which a certain lieutenant of The Iron Court dropped by to defend Machina's realm, and to offer a few prizes, too. Go check them out to see what you may have missed.

WickedlilPixie and Parajunkie both are having a giveaway where you can win copies of The Iron Queen AND this gorgeous T-shirt (I want one!).

Okay, what are you waiting for? So many prizes, so little time. *Wonders if she can ninja-sneak into HarlequinTeen for one of those t-shirts* ;-)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Iron Queen Court Blog: Tour Stop, Ticket to Anywhere

Hello everyone! And thank you all for all the congrats and well-wishes for Iron Queen's release yesterday! Thank you so much, but the excitement isn't over yet.

Would you like a chance to win THIS?

This is a unique, hand-drawn, hand-inked drawing by the author of The Iron Fey series (hey, that's me), and its being given away at our current tour stop, Gail of Ticket To Anywhere. Gail is a captain of Winter so visit her blog to learn more about the Winter Court, including a certain frosty prince that makes his home there.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chibi Fey Webcomic: An Announcement

The Iron Queen has been released into the wild! The final epic battle with the Iron Fey is about to begin!

And tomorrow don't forget to visit Ticket To Anywhere. for the latest Iron Queen Court Tour stop. Share your love of the Winter Court (and a certain frosty prince), and enter to win a cool prize.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Iron Queen Court Blog Tour--Intro

Meghan: Hi everyone! And welcome to the first stop on the Iron Queen Court blog tour! Me and my…uh…colleague are here to discuss the tour and tell you about the awesome prizes you can win for following it, to celebrate the release of The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa. Why don’t you tell everyone about that, Grim?

Meghan: Okaaaaaaaaaay, I guess I will, then. So what is the Iron Queen Court blog tour? Well, to put it simply, there are three courts of Faery: Summer, Winter, and now the newest court, Iron. And we want you do declare your allegiance to the court of your choosing. In a moment, Grimalkin will introduce the court captains, their blogs, and the tour schedule so you know who will be where on that day. Not only can you win some very unique prizes for following the tour, but some very special guests will be dropping by to add to the fun. To find out who will be there, you’ll have to follow the tour and see!

Okay, Grim. I did the hard part. It’s your turn to introduce the court captains, the tour dates, and the prizes. So stop pretending to take a nap and start introducing! We gave you a favor for this, after all.

Grimalkin: *Sigh* If I must. But if I fall asleep out of boredom, it is not my fault. Let us get this over with.

Monday, January 24: Stop 1, Stacey at PageTurners Blog. Summer Court captain Stacey has a custom iPod loaded with songs of the Summer Court to give away. Stacey shows good sense in her alliance. You may want to pay attention to her.

Tuesday, January 25: Here I must pause to note the long awaited release of The Iron Queen, and the final epic battle with The Iron Fey. I know how the story ends, do you? Perhaps you should remedy that.

Wednesday, January 26: Stop 2, Gail at Ticket To Anywhere. Gail is an official Winter Court captain, and I fear this lamentable lapse in judgment may be due to a certain uptight faery prince. Gail will give away an original drawing by Julie Kagawa herself.

Friday, January 28: Stop 3, MundieMoms. These ill-advised humans have stepped forward as captains of the Iron Court. A surprise prize pack might be given away, but I will not tell you what it is. I am told humans have a strange affinity for surprises.

Monday, January 31: Stop 4, Kristi, the Story Siren. Kristi is a Winter Court captain, and she, too, has a custom iPod to give away, this one loaded with select songs of the Winter Court. I am not certain Kristi realizes that iPods and ice do not always a good pairing make. Take your chances.

Wednesday, February 2: Stop 5, Galleysmith , another Iron Court captain. *hisses* Here Julie Kagawa will share information about creating the Iron Realm. This I must read myself, for I cannot fathom any reason to create such an abomination. Galleysmith will have another one-of-a-kind drawing by Julie for you to win, this time of the Iron Court.

Friday, February 4: Stop 6. Nicole at Word For Teens is a Summer Court captain, and I fear a certain obnoxious redhead of the smart-aleck variety may be present. Nicole will be giving away another of those surprises you humans are so fond of. Visit her blog, if you dare.

Monday, February 7: Stop 7. , another ill-advised Iron Court captain, who has a custom iPod to give away, loaded with songs of the Iron Court. Beware. I heard they tried to get the gremlins to sing, but it went horribly awry.

Wednesday, February 9: Stop 8, The Bookish Type . This Summer Court captain will reveal the inspiration behind Kagawa’s vision of the Summer Court, and will be giving away a one-of-a-kind drawing by the author. Possibly of a most pleasing subject.

Friday, February 11: Stop 9. Erica at The Book Cellar. This staunch Winter Court captain may have invited a dark, brooding and icy guest. If you’re interested--and if you don’t mind being an icicle--visit her blog to see what her guest is giving away.

I hope you kept up with me, humans. I fear for your safety if you stray from the blog path. Do not come crying to me should you find yourself wandering about with your clothing inside out, humming a strange melody.

Ye gods, that was tedious. I am going to sleep now. Do not bother me for at least a century or two. *Disappears*

Meghan: Uh, thanks Grim. So, anyway, that’s the tour! Doesn’t it sound exciting? To summarize, here is a list of the things you could win:

Custom Summer Court iPod w/ songs
Winter Court artwork by Julie Kagawa
Surprise prize pack
Custom Winter Court iPod w/ songs
Iron Court artwork by Julie Kagawa
Surprise prize pack
Custom Iron Court iPod w/songs
Summer Court artwork by Julie Kagawa
Surprise prize pack

So visit your favorite blogs, declare your court allegiance, and enter to win! And don’t forget to pick up a copy of The Iron Queen on January 25! Trust me, it’s going to be epic.

For the latest buzz on the books, you can also visit the Iron Fey Facebook fan page as well as our digital home away from the Nevernever,

Good luck, everyone!

-Meghan Chase

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Something Wicked (ly Awesome) This Way Comes

The Iron Queen comes out next week!

And, to celebrate its release, something very special will be happening Friday the 21st, starting right here.

The Iron Queen Court Blog Tour.

What is this tour, you ask? Well, Big Honcho Media and Harlequin Teen have teamed up with several bloggers to ask: Which court do you swear allegiance to? Follow the tour, visit the blogs of the court captains, and win some fabulous prizes. (And everyone loves prizes, right?)

It starts right here on Friday, where Meghan and Grimalkin will step forward to launch the tour and introduce the blog captains. You can also find out more at The Iron Fey Facebook page.

So, are you Summer, Winter, or Iron? Which court would you follow: the passionate Summer Court, the dangerous Winter Court, or the high-tech Iron Court? Step up and declare your allegiance.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Iron Queen theater ad

Check this out. Its a short 10 second ad that will be appearing in select movie theaters across the country. One will be right here in Louisville, so I get to see it on the big screen, lol!

*Starry eyed*

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Twitter Party

Join us for a Twitter chat party on January 13th, 8pm EST, where we'll be discussing The Iron Queen, all things Ash and Puck, and giving out some cool prizes. (Signed books, chibi drawings, and a Grimalkin rock sound good?) Come chat with me, win stuff, pledge your allegiance to a court, and have a good time! Follow #IronQueen for upcoming information.

Monday, January 10, 2011

23 authors, cabins, and mooseheads

If you're ever in the wilds of *secluded wilderness-y place that I'm not naming* next month, listen very carefully. You might hear the primitive sounds of 23 authors coming together for a week long authorly retreat. The 23 authors (including yours truly) will be gathered together in a truly monstrous old cabin with animal heads staring at us from the walls, possibly in awe of so many authors.

(Picture of awed animal heads, stolen from Maggie's website)

Apparently, there will also be a vlog/v-chat. And this is where we need your help. Because there are so many of us, we are going to answer one question apiece from our readers. So, if you could ask us any one question, what question would that be? Head on over to Maggie Stiefvater's blog to post your inquiry in the comments. And also to see a list of the 23 author's attending.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Queen Is Coming: Contest and Giveaway

January is here! The Iron Queen comes out in less then a month! AAAAGH!

So, to celebrate its imminent release, have I got a contest for you.

First, let's take a look at the prizes.


A signed set of all three Iron Fey books: THE IRON KING, THE IRON DAUGHTER, and THE IRON QUEEN.

Within all three books will be a unique, hand-drawn sketch of one of the characters from the series. Done Chibi style.

(chibi style Iron Fey)


Two other winners will receive a signed The Iron Queen. (Minus the doodles.) So, now that you know what you can win, what is this contest, exactly?

Well, its easy.

All you have to do is show your Iron Fey/Team Ash/Team Puck love in some way. This could be via fan trailer, fan art, fan fiction, fan anything. Be creative. Sculpt Puck out of play dough. Make an Ironhorse out of tires. (That would be very impressive, actually.) Take a photograph of the Winter Court. Write a poem in Grimalkin's voice.

Then post it on your blog and send me the link in the comments. Be sure to include the contest in the post, so others can have a chance to win, too.

This will be a contest, not a giveaway, so at the end of January, I will decide which entry I like best. I'll be judging on impressiveness, skill, and creativity, so anyone can enter to win. (Don't tell me you have no talent; I know you can think of something.)

Okay! Get out there and CREATE!

And yes, this is international. :) (Haha! I remembered this time)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Chibi Fey #2: New Year's Resolutions

Happy 2011!

And here is a new webcomic to kick off the New Year.

Thank you everyone, for an awesome 2010! What are your hopes/dreams/resolutions for the new year?