Thursday, February 25, 2016

Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway: Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey


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Love Me, Love Me Not
by Alyxandra Harvey
Publisher: Entangled: Crave
 Publication Date: February 22, 2016

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Dating isn’t easy when you’re in the middle of a blood feud.

Anastasia Vila’s family can turn into swans, but just once she’d like them to turn into responsible adults.

After hundreds of years, they still cling to the blood feud with the Renard family. No one remembers how it started in the first place—but foxes and swans just don’t get along.

Vilas can only transform into their swan shape after they have fallen in love for the first time, but between balancing schoolwork, family obligations, and the escalating blood feud, Ana’s got no time for love. The only thing keeping her sane is her best friend, Pierce Kent.

But when Pierce kisses Ana, everything changes.

Is what Pierce feels for her real, or a byproduct of her magic? Can she risk everything for her best friend? And when the family feud spirals out of control, Ana must stop the fight before it takes away everything she loves.

Including, maybe…Pierce.

This Entangled Teen Crave book contains language, violence, and lots of kissing. Warning: it might induce strong feelings of undeniable attraction for your best friend.


TOPIC # 1:

The path at becoming an author.

The Care and Feeding of your Authorly Self:

Here’s the good news: there is no secret handshake to getting published.

Here’s the bad news: there is no secret handshake to getting published.

Sometimes the path is a road, a bramble-trail, a river…sometimes it’s all of these things. Other wriets might leave trail markings or breadcrumbs or lamps to help you out but mostly the only right way to write, is the way that works for you.

That said--- sometimes you have to remind yourself that being a writer has nothing to do with sales numbers and bestseller lists. Those are things you may not have very much control over. What you do have control over is writing your next book—and making it better.

 Sometimes a social media break is necessary.

Reading more books is always necessary.

And cake.

Always cake.


Behind the worldbuilding...

I have written about vampires, fae, ghosts, werewolves, and witches. I love writing paranormal stories and I was itching for something different—something magical I hadn’t yet explored.

I went through an encyclopedia of magical creatures searching for inspiration (inspiration isn’t mail-order—sometimes you have to hunt!) and swan maidens jumped out at me.

I could see Ana and her family, and the quirky rituals required by their magic, and mostly, I could hear Ana’s wry opinion about it all. I also wanted to explore the way magic might make love even more complicated.

And Love Me, Love Me Not takes place in Stratford, Ontario, mostly because I really love Stratford, Ontario. But also because magic and family feuds and swans and foxes feel very Shakespearean to me. And in Stratford every spring, they process the swan down to the river with great pomp and ceremony. And bagpipes. It’s kind of seriously awesome.


Character Profile(s): Anastasia

Holland Roden would make a great Ana! She’s gorgeous and spunky and can deliver a really great sarcastic glance.


Blond. Not just blond, magic-blond. It’s a thing.


magic spells, gardening, making herbals teas



Anastasia comes from a family of swan shapeshifters who only get their feather cloaks once they’ve fallen in love for the first time. She’s a little worried that she might never get hers, but she’s even more worried that she won’t have time to finish her homework and graduate high school. Magical blood feuds take up a lot of time, after all.


Alyxandra Harvey lives in a stone Victorian house in Ontario, Canada with a few resident ghosts who are allowed to stay as long as they keep company manners. She loves medieval dresses, used to be able to recite all of The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, and has been accused, more than once, of being born in the wrong century. She believes this to be mostly true except for the fact that she really likes running water, women’s rights, and ice cream. Aside from the ghosts, she also lives with her husband and their dogs. She likes cinnamon lattes, tattoos and books.

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  1. I love Alexa Riley's Fairy Tale Shifter series.. it's a re-telling of Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast :D

  2. I read the hunger games book and its much better than the movie

  3. Too hard to pick one! I love Stacey Jay's retellings Of Beast and Beauty and Princess of Thorns and am crazy about Marissa Meyer's insanely original retellings in The Lunar Chronicles series.

  4. I love the cinder series it has action and a little love and retells different fairytales


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