Monday, November 10, 2014

~Blog Tour~ The Last Changeling by Chelsea Pitcher (Guest Post and GIVEAWAY!!)

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Series: Faerie Revolutions #1
Release date: November 8th 2014
Publisher: Flux
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis via Goodreads:
A Kingdom at War . . .

Elora, the young princess of the Dark Faeries, plans to overthrow her tyrannical mother, the Dark Queen, and bring equality to faeriekind. All she has to do is convince her mother’s loathed enemy, the Bright Queen, to join her cause. But the Bright Queen demands an offering first: a human boy who is a “young leader of men.”

A Dark Princess In Disguise . . .

To steal a mortal, Elora must become a mortal—at least, by all appearances. And infiltrating a high school is surprisingly easy. When Elora meets Taylor, the seventeen-year-old who’s plotting to overthrow a ruthless bully, she thinks she’s found her offering . . . until she starts to fall in love.
About the Author
Chelsea Pitcher is a native of Portland, OR where she received her BA in English Literature. Fascinated by all things literary, she began gobbling up stories as soon as she could read, and especially enjoys delving into the darker places to see if she can draw out some light.
WEBSITE | @Chelsea_Pitcher | FACEBOOK

Changing the World: My Inspiration for THE LAST CHANGELING

I’ve always wanted to save the world.

Don’t get me wrong, I’d have to be incredibly naïve to think I could accomplish this on my own. Besides which, countless atrocities have been committed throughout history in the name of “saving the world.” But making improvements, leaving the world better than I found it… that’s something that’s always been on my mind, since I was a little girl.

So when I sat down to write THE LAST CHANGELING, this underlying theme of changing the world was my number one inspiration. And luckily, with dual storylines in the human and faerie worlds, I got to explore this issue in multiple ways. In Elora’s case, she was born into a world of corruption and war, and she’s determined to make things better for her people. But finding a course of action is difficult, especially since her mother is the Queen of the Dark Faeries—a faerie with quite the talent for keeping her subjects fighting amongst themselves . . .

“She separated them into courtiers and servants, and encouraged her courtiers to treat each group of servants differently, to instill jealousy between them. Thus the satyrs fought with the nymphs, the pixies distrusted the sprites, and each servant was so busy fighting another, they didn’t realize the Queen was abusing them all.”

Meanwhile, in the human world, Taylor’s struggling to make a connection in a school full of students who brush him aside. When he finds himself at odds with a narcissistic teammate, he can either stay in the background, or finally take a stand . . .

“See, Brad was on our side. He was supposed to be our lead defender. But he was better at skirting the rules, and the guys on the team tended to follow him—if nobody called him out. So I had to decide if I wanted to keep quiet (as usual) and let Brad cheat, or speak up and get punched in the face. Every day. For the rest of the year.”

When Taylor and Elora meet, they inadvertently get entangled in each other’s lives. But while supporting Taylor’s efforts to improve the school come
naturally to Elora, helping Elora is a bit more complicated for Taylor . . .
ecause Elora needs a human offering to ensure her revolution’s success,
her world could mean kissing his goodbye. 
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Shane @ItchingforBooks on November 10, 2014 at 8:01 AM said...

Cool guest post.

Thanks for participating :)

Chelsea P. on November 10, 2014 at 6:53 PM said...

Thanks so much for being on the tour!

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