Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Summer's Crossing Cover plus Blurb

Well, this went up on Twitter, so I guess I can show everyone.

The recently unveiled cover for SUMMER'S CROSSING: Puck's story.





Isn't it purty? I love the vines, and especially the big, grinning, Puck-like raven up top. What does everyone else think?

ETA: Oh yeah, and the best part? Starting June 1st, you'll be able to download it free for a limited time. More details later. ;)

ETA: And now, gentle readers, I give you THE BLURB:

A Midsummer's Nightmare?Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon's right hand, bane of many a faery queen's existence—and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl's death came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts.

Now Ash has granted one favor too many and someone's come to collect, forcing the prince to a place he cannot go without Puck's help—into the heart of the Summer Court. And Puck faces the ultimate choice—betray Ash and possibly win the girl they both love, or help his former friend turned bitter enemy pull off a deception that no true faery prankster could possibly resist.

An ebook exclusive novella from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Radcliff signing

Hey everyone!

This Saturday, I'll be signing and answering questions at the Radcliff Bookstore from 2pm to 4pm. So if you're in the Kentucky area, drop by and say hello. I'd be thrilled to meet you.

Find out more here.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 18, 2011

A song for Knight

Putting together a playlist for Iron Knight.

I know its really, really early, but I think I found Ash's theme song for Knight. And since I love this song, I thought I'd share.

(Also, I love My Chemical Romance. So much. Just sayin'.)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sims Medieval: Puck's Lament

Under the reign of good king Oberon, Arcadia was growing.

And within the land there was a merry minstrel named Puck.

Puck's music was quite popular.

Wherever he went, people's spirits were lifted for a little while.

As a poet and playwright, and one who appreciated the written word, Puck was extremely dismayed one day to hear tales of book-burning peasants in Arcadia.

He decided to talk to these peasants, perhaps convince them that the written word wasn't the evil they feared.

Sadly, the peasant's were stubborn,

and quite rude.

It did not go as expected.

At all.

Puck tried a new tactic, reciting a poem he'd composed, hoping it would touch them on a deeply personal level.

Success! One of the peasants was deeply moved and asked him to teach her how to read.

Puck was only to happy to help, and soon...

word of her lessons reached the other peasants, who agreed to let Puck teach them as well. Everyday, they met in the forest, where Puck taught them the value of books and the written word.

In thanks, the peasants composed a book of their own and presented it to their teacher, vowing they would never harm another page again.

Satisfied that every page was once again safe in Arcadia's borders, Minstrel Puck went home to enjoy the fruits of his labor and relax with a good book.

Next up...teaching peasants about punctuation.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Team Puck: An announcement

Hey everyone, Puck here.

You might've heard rumors about a big, exciting Iron Fey announcement coming up. Well, I'm here to tell you its entirely true. Team Puck fans (of which there are many, I'm sure), your wish has finally been heard!

Remember a little novella called Winter's Passage? It was free for a time, and told the utterly boring tale about ice-boy and Meghan's journey to the Winter Court? Remember that?

Well, guess who's FINALLY getting their own story?

(Hint: it isn't ice-boy.)

Yep, for the first time ever, I get to tell my version of a tale, in e-novella form, anyway. 'Bout freaking time, too. Who wants to read about dark, broody Winter Princes when you have me? My story is called Summer's Crossing (get it? Winter's Passage, Summer's Crossing?), told through the eyes of the one and only Robin Goodfellow.

They'll be unveiling the cover in a few weeks, I'm told, so stay tuned for more excitement.

Let the mad rejoicing commence. :P


Monday, April 11, 2011

Too cute not to share

Check out this awesome fanart based on the April Fool's prank Puck pulled the other week.

If you don't remember, it went something like this:

"HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, man, this is my favorite day of the year. HAPPY APRIL FOOLS!" --Puck

"You think that's funny, Goodfellow?"

"Oh, hey, ice-boy. What, you didn't think that was brilliant? Coming back from the dead and all? Hey, put that sword down. It was a joke...crap."

*Runs off with Ash close behind, waving his sword.*

(Too awesome) ^___^

Friday, April 8, 2011

Return of the Sims Medieval: Once upon a Time

Back by popular demand...

The return of The Sims.

Medieval edition.


Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there stood the small but quaint kingdom of Arcadia.

Arcadia was ruled by Lord Oberon, a great a mighty elven king.

Lord Oberon lived in the castle with his servants and subjects,

And had many important tasks to attend to.

Such as writing new laws...

picking wildflowers...

fishing in the stream...

And visiting the tavern.

Clearly, ruling a kingdom was exhausting. If only Lord Oberon had a faithful servant, an entertainer who could lift his spirits when the demands of the kingdom became too great. Lord Oberon needed heroes, but who among his people would answer the call?

Who indeed?

To be continued...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Contest Time: Dear Ash,

Who's ready for a contest?

Awesome. Now, who has a burning question they'd want to ask one of the characters of The Iron Fey? Who wants to be pen pals with Puck? Or just chat with Ash a little?

Now's your chance. All you have to do is write an e-letter to Puck, Ash, Meghan, Grimalkin, Razor, Glitch, whomever (It has to be someone from The Iron Fey series), and post it on your blog/Facebook/somewhere everyone can see. Write it like you're writing a letter to a friend, ask the questions you've always wanted to ask, or just tell them what you think of them. Be sure to include the contest and why you've chosen that particular character, then post the link in the comments section.

(ETA: Sigh. I keep forgetting to add if its international or not. It is. Pen pals from anywhere are welcome.)

The deadline to post your letter is April 30th. And the week after in May, one winner will receive two things.

1). A signed THE IRON QUEEN.

2). A handwritten letter from the character they wrote to.

A word of warning. I know many of you have burning questions about The Iron Knight and what comes after Iron Queen, but spoilers of any kind will NOT be answered. Sorry, but that's the one thing we can't reveal. Anything else, though, is fair game. If you want to ask a certain Winter prince what color his underwear is, that's up to you, though it might not be answered (by Ash anyway). So, have fun and get writing. I can already tell you the gang is completely thrilled to be doing this.

Puck: Ooh, ooh, ask ME the underwear question! Come to think of it, ask me any questions you want to know about ice-boy--I'd LOVE to answer them.

Grimalkin: And how would you know that, Goodfellow? Though I am not sure I wish to know the answer...

Puck: Ehehehehe, I work in mysterious ways, cat.

Ash: I'm going to kill you all.