The Compulsive Reader: Looking Ahead: Alethea Kontis and Enchanted!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Looking Ahead: Alethea Kontis and Enchanted!

Looking Ahead is a feature in which new upcoming books and their authors are featured! Take a minute to read the interview, get to know them, read about their book(s), and find them on the internet!

Today I have Alethea Kontis and her magical book Enchanted on the blog!

TCR: How would you describe your book in ten words or less?

AK: Every fairy tale you know came from the Woodcutter family.

TCR: What's the best thing so far about being a published author?

AK: The absolutely amazing friends I've made all over the world. To think, they were once complete strangers!

TCR: What was your reaction when you first saw your cover?

AK: I was torn, to be perfectly honest. On the one hand, I LOVED it. It's a freaking gorgeous cover. I want the font and the dress, in that order. The other hand reminded me that it wasn't my original title, and it wasn't art by John Jude Palencar or K.Y. Craft...but a girl has to have goals, right?

TCR: Where can we stay up to date on you and your book?

AK: You can stay up with everything I do at www.aletheakontis.com. There is a special page dedicated solely to ENCHANTED and all the relevant reviews, interviews, and Easter Eggs at: http://aletheakontis.com/about/enchanted Which reminds me that I need to post about the audiobook sale of ENCHANTED to Brilliance Audio...woohoo!!

Thank you so much, Alethea!

Read on to learn more about Enchanted, which will be out on May 8th, 2012!
"It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true. 
When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises. 
The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past—and hers?"
What do you think?


Rebecca (RivkaBelle) said...

I want to read this one sooooo badly! :o)

PuttPutt1198Eve said...

This is an absolutely beautiful cover! It makes me want to pick it up immediately.

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

This one looks so good and the cover is so so pretty! :D
Great interview!