Monday, November 5, 2012

Pit Stop on the Bonded Blog Tour

I've crawled out of my NaNoWriMo hidey hole to throw a handful of confetti for Michelle Davidson Argyle and the release of Bonded, a collection of three novella-length fairy tale reimagnings.

Michelle just happens to be one of my dearest friends. In fact, I've interviewed her on this blog before. I met Michelle back in January when she and Natalie Whipple walked into a signing for Marissa Meyer and her release of Cinder. Michelle looked so familiar, but I couldn't place how I knew her. We finally realized I'd acted in a play a few years back and played the part of her husband's wife! I had no idea Michelle was an author, and when we both shared what we wrote--fantasy with a literary slant--it felt like the stars had aligned for us to become great friends. And the stars were right!

I had the privilege of reading Bonded in its draft form, and I fell in love with Michelle's poignant and lovely writing, her three-dimensional characters, and her world of elves, fairies, sprites, dragons, and one and three-eyed villains. The most fascinating part of the world in which the three unrelated heroines coexist is their mysterious ability to form lifetime mystical bonds with certain handsome and magical male fairies. Is your interest piqued yet? It should be!

Michelle Davidson Argyle
These are darker fairy stories (the way I like them), but Michelle also manages to weave in light and hope. And the stories stay with you long after you read them, resonating with layer and meaning.

So today I'm sending a virtual squeezy hug to my friend, Michelle, and shouting out from this corner of the interwebs, "Hip, hip hooray for the release of Bonded!"

Read below for more information about the book and how to order it. :-)

Announcing BONDED
by Michelle Davidson Argyle

If you like the darker side of fairy tales, especially ones twisting in ways you wouldn't expect, you won't want to miss out on Bonded. Author Elana Johnson calls it, "Magical storytelling. The only consolation when one story ends is knowing there's another one waiting." Author Chantele Sedgwick says it is, "Romantic and enchanting. Ms. Argyle has a captivating voice and beautiful writing."

BOOK DESCRIPTION: What happened after Cinderella married her prince? How did the evil sorceress in Sleeping Beauty turn evil in the first place? Discover these stories and a world filled with magic and forbidden love. Based on three fairy tales, Bonded contains a fairy tale continuation (Cinderella), a fairy tale retelling (One-Eye, Two-Eyes, Three-Eyes), and a fairy tale prequel (Sleeping Beauty).

Bonded is available now! You can find it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online book retailers, both as an e-book and in print. For links and more information, click here. Or to purchase it at a discounted price on the publisher's website, click here.

To read more blog posts on the Bonded blog tour, click here.


  1. I know-so good. One-Eyes, Two Eyes, Three-Eyes was my favorite. I pretend Michelle is my good friend too since she is yours-LOL!

  2. Robin, I do feel like I know you through Katy! Let's consider ourself good friends and then meet up sometime for good food. :)

  3. Fun! I love fairy tale additions/retellings. Thanks for the info, and congrats to Michelle!

  4. Love love love this book. I just have to say that the love interests in every story are super swoon-worthy! (Whether they are human or not :)