Thanksgiving Give Away!
Happy Thanksgiving! By popular demand, here’s another Thursday give away, to while away those hours of post-turkey coma.
Our special Thanksgiving Thursday give away is the first in Eloisa James’s fairy tale series, A Kiss at Midnight.
Here’s the official blurb:
Miss Kate Daltry doesn’t believe in fairy tales . . .or happily ever after.
Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince . . . and decides he’s anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman—a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions.
Gabriel likes his fiancÉe, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn’t love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him.
Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after.
Unless a prince throws away everything that makes him noble . . .
Unless a dowry of an unruly heart trumps a fortune . . .
Unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything.
I love this series (especially the second, When Beauty Tamed the Beast, based off the classic fairy tale and the television show House). As you can guess from the title, A Kiss at Midnight is based on Cinderella. And who doesn’t like a Cinderella story from time to time?
So, for a copy of A Kiss at Midnight, here’s your question:
What is your favorite fairy tale?
The winner will be announced on Saturday– once I’ve recovered from Thanksgiving dinner.
Regular or fractured? 😉
I’ve always been a fan of Red Riding Hood myself…
Cinderella! 🙂 And, my favourite variation of this played out in *Ever After!* with Drew Barrymore, Angelica Houston, and Dougray Scott! Could there be a more timeless fairy tale than finding one’s true love in a way that was not yet fashioned inside your mind!?
Thank you for offering this today!! 🙂
Ooh! That is wicked! I didn’t want to read the post too much to influence my answer — so I skipped to the question! Ironically, yes, I didn’t know this was a Cinderella story! Awesome! I’ve never read a book by this author but have heard nothing but positive remarks!
I’m going to go with either The Twelve Dancing Princesses or The Goose Girl 🙂
Don’t count me in the give-away, as I already have the book, but I’m leaving a comment anyway…
My favourite fairy tales (why only one? Let’s be wild!!) are Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. I’ve read many many books based on the Cinderella twist (and am trying to write a Cinderella story myself…).
I love this book! It was my very first Eloisa James’ book and I was hook right from the first page! The winner will be a very lucky one! 🙂
(When Beauty tamed the beast was just… stunning! The best of the series so far, for me!)
Already have the book, just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
As a child of the early 90s, it has to be Beauty and the Beast. “Tale as old as time…”
My favorite was always “The Wild Swans” by Hans Christian Andersen.
Beauty and the Beast… the original fairy tale, the Disney version and of course the Eloisa James take on the story!
tie between ‘beauty’ and ‘the little mermaid’… although the originals are a tad morbid for little tikes!
My favorite was always the Dancing Princesses. I LOVED watching the Faerie Tale Theatre version with Lesley Anne Warren over and over again when I was a kid. A couple of years ago, I discovered they had episodes on Hulu, and I got very little else done that day.
Gosh, I read so many fairy tales when I was a kid it is hard to remember them all. I’ll say Cinderella; happy ending, worthy heroine. Some of the Grimm and Andersen tales were just grim.
My favorite fairy tale has always been beauty and the beast, the disney one and the jean cocteau version.
Cinderella by far. I can’t help but love the blue dress, the rags to riches story and the true love. Even if the realist in me knows it shouldn’t be. Plus even the musical version is good!
Beauty and the Beast, confirmed when Disney gave Belle that library! Though, I kind of wish he had stayed a beast, he was so much cuter.
My favorite fairy tale? This is hard . . . I love fairy tales!
Disney-wise it’s The Little Mermaid.
Otherwise it’s Beauty and the Beast.
My favorite is a little known one from Russia called the golden spinning wheel. King finds beauty in the forest, evil stepmother switches the bride with her own daughter on the wedding day, fairy godfather (what??) saves the day and reunites the lovers… yeah. I have loved it since I was a kid!
I remember always looking at a copy of Sleeping Beauty when I was a kid; there was something special and mysterious about it – I think that part of the book was missing, and I always returned to the little bit that was there. There was also something about The Princess and the Pea. Rapunzel, too.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Without a doubt my favorite is Beauty and The Beast, followed by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In fact, the Dwarfs are always out under my Christmas Tree.
My favorite has been Wuthering Heights, for me it is a mixture of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. Amazing book.
Beauty and the Beast, definitely!
Does Cicely Mary Barker’s Lord of the Rushie River count as a fairy tale?
If not, probably East of the Sun, West of the Moon. (But I also liked The Princess on the Glass Mountain and The Wild Swans–so many good ones.)
I like the original version of Snow White, where the evil queen dances to death. Love how full of a story it is.
I’m a Little Mermaid girl myself. Though lately, Once Upon a Time is making me like everything. 🙂
My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast!
Can’t remember the name; think maybe the swan princes.
I’ve always loved The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Hope you are having a great day with family and friends.
Thanks for hosting all of these giveaways, Lauren.
Sleeping Beauty has always been and favorite and I like Rapunzel as well.
Sleeping Beauty has always been an favorite and I like Rapunzel as well.
Beauty and the Beast was always my favorite.
Definitely Beauty and the Beast. 🙂
My favorite is probably Beauty and the Beast – I’ve always been a fan of men that need to be tamed 🙂 I especially love Robin McKinley’s Beauty. But I also have a soft spot for Rapunzel – probably because people have commented on my hair my whole life.
I’ve always loved The Wild Swans. I had a beautifully illustrated version as a child (done in the Pre-Raphaelite style) which I read and read and read – until the pages fell apart.
My favorite is Snow White! So many great childhood memories stem from this character!
No fairy tale resonates with me like Cinderella and apparently that is the case with a good many authors and readers who endlessly ply the rich romantic soil of this genre.’ I’ve read MANY romances based on this theme and never grow tired of them. Eloisa James? I’ve read several of her racy romances and her heroes and heroines just zing my imagination. Love her style!
The Wild Swans- both the Brothers Grimm and the Hans Christian Andersen versions.
I’m going to go with either The Twelve Dancing Princesses or The Goose Girl
I really love The Little Mermaid!
I was always kind of a Rapunzel fan when I was very little, but then there was also Prince Prigio and the Ordinary Princess (if you count those). I am also rather embarrassed to admit that part of me still deeply loves Don Bluth’s Thumbelina.
The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Frog Prince, or Sleeping Beauty. I wore out all 3 of those books as a child … and I kind of always wanted to be one of the Twelve Dancing Princesses (What can I say? Even as a child I had a love of great shoes … and having lots of them :P)
Cinderella, of course!
Beauty and the beast! Whats not to love about a beautiful brunette who loves to read!!
Although Beauty and the Beast is not only my favourite Disney movie, but one of my top films of all time, in terms of favourite fairy tale story it has to be Cinderella. Who doesn’t dream of becoming a princess, not to mention the to dream footwear.
Although Beauty and the Beast is not only my favourite Disney movie, but one of my top films of all time, in terms of favourite fairy tale story it has to be Cinderella. Who doesn’t dream of becoming a princess, not to mention the dream footwear.
I just realized I have this book! So, don’t include me in the drawing, please. But this was such a fun question! Made me remember my childhood books. 🙂
The Twelve Dancing Princesses is still my favorite fairy tale. (And Once Upon a Time is my favorite fairy tale tv show!)
Beauty and the Beast oh yeah!
My favorite is Wuthering Heights – a cross between beauty and the beast and Cinderella for me. I love your books. They are as good as fairy tales 🙂