Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Psst, I've Got a Giveaway

There is a village cradled in the northern woods, a town like any other--only this town has a secret centuries old. What if it was your job to keep that secret safe?

Fourteen-year-old Avril Holly lives in a world full of secrets: Not only is she half faery, sprouting wings at twilight, but suddenly she also has the ability to read minds. When she is attacked while walking home alone in her otherwise peaceful community, she learns that she must use her mind-reading powers to protect her people from the curious and sometimes dangerous human beings around them.
When she discovers that Vestyn, her best friend’s brother, helped save her from the attacker, what started out as childhood friendship takes on new depth, growing into a budding romance. Though she worries their telepathic connection will ruin their blossoming relationship, Avril must learn to work with Vestyn to keep their community safe and their faery heritage a secret.
In the Twilight, the first book in The Sprightling Diaries series, will have fans of fantasy and paranormal fiction of all ages wishing for wings and asking,
“What if . . .?”
I'm thrilled to see  my little book published and my sprightlings getting their wings. I began dreaming up and consequently writing In the Twilight during the summer of 2008 while sitting in my backyard with two of my nieces and three of my four children. We began talking about books and I proposed that we write a book of our own, asking, "What if your entire town had a secret and it was your job to keep that secret safe?" We ended up with a middle-grade to 'tween fantasy novel, the first in a series.

Fast forward a few years and many tears later, I was offered a contract to publish my book in the summer of 2011. After doing a happy dance around the kitchen, I got to work preparing the manuscript for the publisher and settled in writing a sequel tentatively titled Shadow Waters.

Of course we all dream of our books one day becoming a movie. And if that is not our dream, we at least conjure up images of the characters we create, usually based on real-life people. Well, if my book were to be made into a movie in the near future, preferably before these kids need walkers and take their great-grandchildren to the premier, the role of Avril Holly would be played by:

Abigail Breslin.
In the role of Vestyn Winter, I would cast:
Sterling Knight.
(No celebrity endorsement implied.)
(Oh, and, yes, I got these pics off of Google Images.)

Now for the fun part: the giveaway.

(If you would like to read more about my everyday life, you are welcome to follow this blog. But I warn you, it's a lot about my kids, family, my inner thoughts, etc. read: boring.)

On January 2nd, I will choose, at random, six winners.
What are you playing for?
  • One winner will receive a signed copy of In the Twilight
  • Two winners will receive abalone shell necklaces similar to those described in the book
  • Three winners will jump up and down for glow-in-the-dark Sprightling Diaries wristbands.
Are you excited? Well, you should be. I am.
Want more but can't wait to win a signed copy? Be sure to click on over to and buy a copy of your own. 


BeckyW3120 said...

I love give aways and what I read about your book! I liked, commented, and shared on FB. :-) Happy holidays too!

Anastasia V. Pergakis said...

Fiauna, I absolutely love the cover art for your book! It's beautiful. And such a great list of prizes too! I liked your facebook page and I'll be sharing yoru post on mine and on twitter too. Your book sounds like a great read and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Cindy M Hogan author of Watched said...

I liked and commented. Thanks

Cindy M Hogan author of Watched said...

I also visted the other site. cindymhogan at yahoo dot com

Heidi L. Murphy said...

Your Sprightlings sound fun! I used to plague my mom for fairy stories constantly. We were sitting on the steps of Schonbrun palace and I was still begging her for fairy stories. I'll have to hide this so I can read it before the girls get to it!
I'd love to win a copy! I'd even do you a review on Amazon and Goodreads. I'm also sharing you on facebook and my blog (

Pendragon said...

What an adorable book! This totally sounds like a fun read :)

Melissa Pearl said...

Sounds like a great book. Very cool cover and I really like the actors you chose. Super cool.

Will LIKE page and visit website.

Will FB and tweet about this as well :)

Welcome to the ball!

Rachel said...

I want a piece of the action! The book looks and sounds awesome. Good job! It's all up from here, eh?

Mary Rubow said...

I would love a signed copy of your book. It's been on my Amazon wishlist and I can't wait to read it.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Fiauna! LOVE the sound of your book! Wooot! Don't you just love how book ideas blossom from such a powerful imagination? Congratulations on your book baby!


Like #50 on your wall--WOOT!

Left a comment on your "downloads" tab over at your site. ;)

Shared it on Linked in and google+

Tweeted it, too! <3

Posted it over on my wall on Facebook, too!

PS--LOVE your actor choices! <3


Jenny said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!! I would really love to read your book! I love the cover and it sounds very interesting!!

Jenny said...

I posted on FB, subscribe for a newsletter and LIKE'd the new site of FB.

Unknown said...

I will play! I will dance! I will crawl over gravel for a signed copy of your book! LOL!

It sounds divine, and I'm so excited to read it. I'm sharing on Facebook, and will be stalking you on all available social medias :-)

Happy Holidays!

Gena Robertson

Diana said...

I followed the rules! I already liked your FB page and have visited your website. AWESOME giveaway!

Sue said...

Love the cover, Fiauna. It's GREAT.


heartNsole said...

Cant wait to read your book!!

Liked, visited, and shared via facebook and twitter!



Chris said...

Your book sounds fun! I liked it on FB and visited the book website :)

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