Friday, March 8, 2013

The Grimm Chronicles Blog Tour

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The Grimm Chronicles

200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world. Literally. Now the characters of the Grimms' stories walk among us. With every day that passes, they grow more evil. They are the Corrupted, and only a hero can stop them.

For 18-year-old Alice Goodenough, that means taking precious time off from her summer vacation. In addition to volunteering at the local library, Alice must stop the Corrupted who are now actively hunting her down. With the help of her magic pen and her trusty rabbit friend, the world has suddenly gotten a lot more complex. The Corrupted are everywhere, and only Alice can see them for what they truly are.

This book contains the first 3 episodes of the critically acclaimed series
Episode 1: Prince Charming Must Die!
Episode 2: Happily Never After
Episode 3: Revenge of the Castle Cats

Additional features for this special edition:
- An introduction
- Two special "Lost Diaries"
- A behind-the-scenes interview
- A collection of original Grimms' Fairy Tales

The Grimm Chronicles is intended for Young Adults aged 13 and up. The goal is to provide Young Adult readers with a strong, charismatic young woman in the role of the hero and provide readers with a positive protagonist who uses her brain to overcome obstacles life throws in her way.

Also Available Volume 2 of the Grimm Chronicles

Book 4: The Orphanage of Doom
Book 5: Blood and Thunder
Book 6: The Order of the Golden Dragon


“5 stars!” ~ Bookies Book Blog

"Highly recommended for all who love fairy tales and the YA genre." ~ My Cozie Corner

"All in all the books were excellent." ~ LilyElement

"If you love fairy tales and them being turned into modern day stories you will love these short stories." ~ Mom With a Kindle

5 stars (out of 5) ~ I Am, Indeed

“Isabella Fontaine and Ken Brosky’s incredible talent for storytelling takes the reader on an amazing action-packed ride fueled by endless creativity and limitless imagination. TGC is like a high-stakes version of Harold and the Purple Crayon meets a contemporary, above ground Alice in Wonderland. “ ~ Bookfetish

“I absolutely loved this book! No, let me rephrase that, I FREAKING LOVE THIS BOOK! Nope, that doesn't even do it justice. Vol. 1 has the first three stories from the 12 that will ultimately make up the chronicles.” ~ Jesse Kimmel-Freeman


About the Authors
Ken Brosky received his MFA in fiction writing from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He also teaches English at Madison College. This is his first Young Adult series.

Isabella Fontaine owns a farm in Wisconsin and enjoys reading weird books like House of Leaves. This is her first Young Adult series.

Tour Giveaway
5 Kindle ebook copies of The Grimm Chronicles Volume 1
Ends 3/15/13

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Today, I'm lucky enough to have Ken Brosky here on my blog.  Ken has provided a dream cast for the book!  Take it away, Ken!

Casting The Grimm Chronicles!

Sure, this series may never make its way to the silver screen, but an author can dream ... right? Yes. We agree. And so, without further ado, here is our casting call for The Grimm Chronicles.

Alice Goodenough - Elizabeth Olson
Cut the hair a little shorter and add a little muscle and we've got our hero ready to go. Alice is tough and smart, and she needs a young actor who can dig deep for the part. No young actress has shown more talent than Elizabeth Olson. She's nailed dramatic roles and wowed audiences with her ability to get inside the head of her characters. Alice needs this. Alice can't survive without using her brain. Oh, and by the way? She's not all that crazy about this hero business, either.

Seth - Someone from the Disney Channel
I have to confess I'm not up to date on young actors, but having watched a number of Disney Channel TV shows with my niece, I can honestly say there are a few actors who would fit the bill, provided they can add more than just a simple line read. Seth is immature and funny, sure, but he's also a genuinely good person. That means finding an actor who can display a natural goofiness without going over the top, ensuring that Seth is more than a series of one-liners.

Edward - Robert Pattinson
Why not use the original Twilight star to play the part he was made for? Edward is dark, moody, mysterious ... and pure evil. Let's let the original Edward himself play the role, and let him have fun doing it. Remember: our Edward isn't really Prince Charming ... he was just written that way by the Brothers Grimm.

Br'er Rabbit - Matthew 
Perfect voice, and that's all we'd need because the actual rabbit FX would all be computerized. After all, Br'er Rabbit is a 5-foot-tall rabbit. Do we really want Matthew McConaughey in a rabbit suit? No. But we need his voice. And his acting talent to bring our lovable sidekick to life.

Sam Grayle - Peter Dinklage
There's only one person on my mind to play the dwarf everyone loves to hate: Mr. Tyrion Lannister. If Sam Grayle is going to be brought to the silver screen, he needs an actor who can make him more than a greedy, nefarious Corrupted. Sam Grayle hasn't survived 200 years because he's a ferocious monster hiding in the shadows. No, Sam Grayle hides right out in the open. He's smart. He's savvy. And he always plans ahead. Alice isn't the first hero he's come across ... and he's still alive. The other heroes? Not so much.

Cinderella - Charlize Theron
This is a small part. Would Charlize Theron go for a small part? I have no idea. And since we're casting a pretend movie, I guess it shouldn't matter. In our story, Cinderella's gone through some "changes," and she's even made a few new rat friends who are just dying to please her. Theron can pull this off. We've seen she can pull off "beautiful" and, well, the opposite of that. Perfect for our Corrupted version of Cinderella.

Hans the Hedgehog - Industrial Light & Magic
The terrifying villain of book 3 needs some special attention. We can't have a guy in a rubber suit! No way. Nuh-uh. This dude needs a special touch. He needs to be agile, ferocious, and more than a little scary, too. And he can't look fake. You know how cheap special FX looks cheap? That's a no-no with Hans. Nothing but the best. I want the guys who made Jurassic Park's raptors working on this guy.

Well, there you have it. I can't believe how fun it was to do this. This should be mandatory for every writer ... it gives you such an interesting look at how your characters might look and behave in real life. And if there is a Grimm Chronicles movie some day, I expect all of these demands to be met.

So, there you have it!  Be sure to check out my review of The Grimm Chronicles.  It will be up this weekend!

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