Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Free Today Only- The Sevenfold Spell by Tia Nevitt
It's the last Wednesday in February, and that means we've come to the last of the Carina Press freebies. This week it's The Sevenfold Spell by Tia Nevitt. To get your copy, go here, and don't forget to use the code SEVENFOLDFREE at checkout.
Here's the blurb:
Have you ever wondered what happens to the other people in the fairy tale?
Things look grim for Talia and her mother. By royal proclamation, the constables and those annoying "good" fairies have taken away their livelihood by confiscating their spinning wheel. Something to do with a curse on the princess, they said.
Not every young lady has a fairy godmother rushing to her rescue.
Without the promise of an income from spinning, Talia's prospects for marriage disappear, and she and her mother face destitution. Past caring about breaking an arbitrary and cruel law, rebellious Talia determines to build a new spinning wheel, the only one in the nation—which plays right into the evil fairy's diabolical plan. Talia discovers that finding a happy ending requires sacrifice. But is it a sacrifice she's willing to make?
This novella generated quite a bit of buzz last fall when it was released, and deservedly so. It's an unusual take on the Sleeping Beauty tale. For one thing, Talia isn't the princess. And she doesn't wait around for someone else to give her what she wants, she goes out and gets it herself. She also takes a very un-fairytale like attitude toward sex. There is a romantic interest for Talia, but it's really not about the guy. This is her story all the way.
Also, did you see that gorgeous cover?
This one is definitely worth a read, and bonus! It's free! Happy Wednesday, everyBetty.