Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Maven Fairy Godmother Book Tour Starts Today & Review #FMBTours

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Maven Fairy Godmother: Through the Veil by Charlotte Henley Babb

Maven's new dream job--fairy godmother--presents more problems than she expects when she learns that Faery is on the verge of collapse, and the person who is training her isn't giving her the facts--and may be out to kill her. Will she be able to make all the fractured fairy tales fit together into a happy ending, or will she be eaten by a troll?

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Review: This story is all about Fairies and, of course, fairy godmothers. Maven is actually the name of the main character. She begins the story being at rock bottom. She has used up all her money on rent and her van is running out of gas. She has no job, not even a job prospect. She's been living on coffee, peanut butter, and crackers. She is still holding on to the last little bit of hope she has for finding a way out of her miserable life. She goes to the library to use their computers for job hunting only to discover a book on the art of making wishes. Inside the book is a dollar. This dollar is the catalyst for her entire life changing. Once she found that dollar, she gets a phone call on her dead cell phone about a job interview that she has no idea what the job actually is. The result is that she gets hired to become a fairy godmother and transported from the mundane world to the fairy realm. While training to become a fairy godmother, she discovers that the veil, the wall between the worlds, is coming apart. People have stopped believing in the traditional fairy tales. The fairy godmothers are to keep the old tales alive by maintaining the granting of wishes to further to story line in the direction they have always gone. Maven has trouble with this because she is not familiar with "every" fairy tale out there. She always doesn't like to grant wishes that she knows will not lead to what the person truly wants. She wants to give them what they really desire instead of granting a wish that may or may not be frivolous. A recurring theme in the story is Maven trying to figure out what everyone would actually wish for. What would a dragon wish for? What would an ogre wish for? The ultimate question though is, what will Maven wish for?

It's a unique story that I enjoyed, but had a hard time getting through quickly. My only complaint is about the formatting of the book. It could have just been my ARC copy, but the text was centered on the page and no real paragraph breaks. This drove my eyes crazy and made it a little hard to concentrate on. Otherwise, I enjoyed the plot.

About the author, Charlotte Henley Babb:
Charlotte Henley Babb
Charlotte Babb began writing when she could hold a piece of chalk and scribble her name--although she sometimes mistook ""Chocolate"" for ""Charlotte"" on the sign at the drug store ice cream counter.

When her third-grade teacher allowed her access to the fiction room at the school library, Charlotte discovered Louisa Alcott and Robert Heinlein, an odd marriage of the minds. These two authors have had the most influence on her desire to share her point of view with the world and to explore how the world might be made better. Her current favorites are Terry Pratchett's Discworld and Shelly Adima's Lady of Devices.

In the meantime, Charlotte has fallen prey to steampunk and the gears are turning...corset, bustle and magic, oh my! She brings to any project a number of experiences, including work as a technical writer, washing machine gasket inspector, cloth store associate, girl Friday, and telephone psychic.

She has studied the folk stories of many cultures and wonders what happened to ours.Where the stories are for people over 20 who have survived marriage, divorce, child-rearing, education, bankruptcy, and widowhood?

Charlotte loves Fractured Fairy Tales and writes them for your enjoyment.

Author Website | Book Site | Facebook (Author) | Facebook (Book) | Twitter: @charlottebabb

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Tour Stops:
Dec. 10th- Identity Discovery (Review)
Dec. 11th- The Insane Writings of a Crazed Writer (Interview)
Dec. 12th- I am, indeed (Review/Giveaway)
Dec. 13th- Musings of a Writing Reader (Review)
Dec. 14th- Juniper Grove (Interview/Giveaway)
Dec. 15th- Waiting on Sunday to Drown (Book Review/Giveaway)
Dec. 16th- 1889 Labs (Guest Post)
Dec. 17th- The Book Maven (Review/Interview)
Dec. 18th- Paranormal Romance Fans For Life (Guest Post)
Dec. 19th- Crazy Four Books (Review)
Dec. 20th- My Seryniti (Review)
Dec. 21st- Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews (Author Interview/Excerpt/Giveaway)
Dec. 22nd- A Book Lover's Library (Book Review)
Dec. 23rd- The Avid Reader (Excerpt/Giveaway)

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