Welcome back to blog tour! I have a really fun book for you guys today: Fortune's Folly by Deva Fagan! (Seriously, how can any book by someone named Deva be anything but WIN!??) A bit about FF (as we at the Debs like to call it.;)):
Ever since her mother died and her father lost his shoemaking skills, Fortunata has survived by telling fake fortunes. But when she's tricked into telling a grand fortune for a prince, she is faced with the impossible task of fulfilling her wild prophecy-or her father will be put to death. Now Fortunata has to help Prince Leonato secure a magic sword, vanquish a wicked witch, discover a long-lost golden shoe, and rescue the princess who fits it. If only she hadn't fallen in love with the prince herself. . . .
I love fairy tale re-tellings.
I also love Deva. Here's a bit about her. Deva likes searching for patterns, which is how she explains both her degree in mathematics and the echoes of old fairy-tales in her stories. She also loves tea, gardening, and playing the fiddle. She lives in Maine with her husband and her dog.
*Aprilynne adds notes* Also she's super nice! (That should go in most authors' bios.;))
So Deva is ready an waiting with the Feasty Five!!!
AP: What kind of soda does (would) your MC drink?
DF: Lemon Soda.
AP: Hmmm, like Sprite minus the lime . . . Maybe Laurel and Fortunata should get together! What is your MC's favorite kind of flower? How about yours?
DF: Fortunata, believing herself a practical girl, would answer yarrow (which is said to protect against evil), but secretly she loves white roses for entirely romantic reasons.
I myself favor bright blue flowers, especially big patches of scilla or bluebells.
AP: Does your MC believe in magic? Do you?
DF: Fortunata does NOT believe in magic. I believe in the magic of understanding, love, inquiry, imagination, enthusiasm and hope.
AP: Me too! And most importantly, Superman or Batman?
DF: Wolverine. I've always been more of a Marvel girl.
AP: Cheating! That was not one of the choices!! ;) Okay, give us one line from your book. You don't even have to give it context.:)
DF: Life would have been much easier if I believed in fairy tales.
AP: Yeah, uh, me too . . . :) Thanks Deva!
DF: Thanks, Aprilynne!
You can visit Deva at www.devafagan.com and her book is available here!