January 20, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross + Signed Copy Giveaway

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Tear You Apart (Beau Rivage)
Author: Sarah Cross
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Release Date: January 27, 2015


An edgy fairy tale retelling of "Snow White" set in the world of Kill Me Softly for fans of Once Upon a Time and Grimm.

If you want to live happily ever after, first you have to stay alive.
Viv knows there’s no escaping her fairy-tale curse. One day her beautiful stepmother will feed her a poison apple or convince her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Henley, to hunt her down and cut out her heart before she breaks his. In the city of Beau Rivage, some princesses are destined to be prey.
But then Viv receives an invitation to the exclusive club where the Twelve Dancing Princesses twirl away their nights. There she meets Jasper, an underworld prince who seems to have everything—but what he really wants is her. He vows to save her from her dark fate if she’ll join him and be his queen.
All Viv has to do is tear herself away from the huntsman boy who still holds her heart. Then she might live to see if happily ever after is a promise the prince can keep. But is life as an underworld queen worth sacrificing the true love that might kill her?
Faced with a possible loophole to her "Snow White" curse, Viv goes underground, literally, to find the prince who's fated to rescue her. But is life safe in the Underworld worth the price of sacrficing the love that might kill her?
POP CULTURE CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF TWISTING FAIRY TALES: ABC's Once Upon a Time and NBC's Grimm continue to pull in high ratings. And with the anticipated Angelina Jolie Maleficent (2014), the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods (2014), and Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella (2015), Hollywood is infected with fairy tale fever.

CAMEOS FROM FAVORITE CHARACTERS: Viv, who first appeared in Kill Me Softly trailed by her brooding boy-toy Henley, takes center stage in this new Beau Rivage tale. Other familiar characters including Blue and Jewel are back to help her defy her destiny.

TEENS LOVE THIS FAIRY TALE WORLD: Kill Me Soflty was a 2013 YALSA Teens' Top 10. Readers have been clamoring for a sequel.

A FRESH TAKE ON THE FAMILIAR: Drawing on "Snow White," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," and "Rumpelstiltskin," Tear You Apart is very conscious of the way these stories have pervaded pop culture, twisting known tropes into an exciting new story that can stand on its own.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12680998-kill-me-softly  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22856375-twin-roses  

"After the Ball" is a short story set in Beau Rivage, a city where fairy tales come to life, and ancient stories are played out again and again. You can read more about the cursed fairy-tale characters of Beau Rivage in Sarah Cross' novel Kill Me Softly.
Sarah Cross is the author of the fairy tale novels Kill Me Softly and Tear You Apart (coming January 2015), the superhero novel Dull Boy, and the Wolverine comic "The Adamantium Diaries." She loves fairy tales, lowbrow art, secret identities and silence.

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  1. I love reading these type of books and I did read Killing Me Softly

  2. Darlene CruzJanuary 20, 2015

    No I came across this author through your post and blog and I like what I read.

  3. I just found out about this author and these two books in this world and I will be checking both of them out. Thanks the giveaway

  4. Seanna YeagerJanuary 20, 2015

    I always like to try a new to me author. :)

  5. Bethany MacielagJanuary 20, 2015

    I have not read any of the books yet. Sounds like a book I would really enjoy. This post introduced me to a new author.

  6. Lisa Loves LitJanuary 20, 2015

    I loved Killing Me Softly. I can't find the short story that you're talking about here anywhere so that I can read it though, and now I NEED to!!

  7. Jessabella ReadsJanuary 20, 2015

    Just click on the green "Read After the Ball for Free" image(shown here). It will take you directly to the short story, which is on Sarah Cross's website. :D

  8. Lisa Loves LitJanuary 20, 2015

    Got it now! Thanks! Also saw there is another short story available on Amazon for $1.99. Yay! I loved the first one!

  9. I have read some and find the approage to stories refreshing and would love to have a signed copy to go with my other great books that are signed. Thanks for good writing

  10. SenorSensibleJanuary 20, 2015

    So far I haven't read any of the previous books although I am familiar with the basic stories. Thanks for the chance to win this one.

  11. I haven't read any of this author, but this looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Kayla StricklandJanuary 20, 2015

    I haven't read any of the others yet, but I need to fix that as this sounds fantastic. I love Once Upon a Time and Grimm, so this is very much a 'me' book

  13. I haven't read any of the other books yet, but I'm hearing really cool things about this book. I really like the new trend in YA to do fairy tale reimaginings and I think this one will be no exception how to fun they are. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  14. It looks like a fun retelling! I love the cover and no, I haven't read any others in this series yet! Thanks!

  15. Anita YanceyJanuary 21, 2015

    Because it sounds like a lot of fun and just so interesting. No, I have not read any of the other books.

  16. I haven't read any of the books but they sound pretty interesting, I hope I can read them

  17. Cecilie BlombergJanuary 22, 2015

    wow, that cover is amazing! Also, I am starting to get really into fairy tale re-tellings.

  18. I haven't read the other books yet but I love fairy tales retold <3 This cover actually pulled me in more than the first, which is odd because I am naturally drawn to covers with red on them.
    So happy to have a US address right now!! Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  19. Cali WilletteJanuary 25, 2015

    Thanks for the giveaway! I read Kill Me Softly and I loved it; can't wait to read snow white's story. :)

  20. haven't read this series before

  21. Melinda DartmannJanuary 26, 2015

    I haven't read any of the series. But I love finding new authors and new reads!


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