Alethea Kontis

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January 11, 1976

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"A veritable badass fairy princess." --Jim Butcher

"The faerie princess of the worlds of weird." --Jonathan Maberry

"Alethea Kontis IS fairy tales." --Jim C. Hines, author of Libriomancer

"Alethea Kontis: Awesome, racks up award nominations, wears tiaras." --SF author Ferrett Steinmetz

"I want to live in [Alethea's] head because I think that might be the most interesting place in the world!!!!" --Ellen Oh, author of Prophecy

"Alethea Kontis, the woman who writes like Shakespeare would if he were alive today." --Aaron Pound

"The beauty of a princess, the confidence of a queen, the brilliance of a writer, and the demeanor of a cheerful fairy comedian!" --Cheyenne Z.

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A Bookish Film Festival with Alethea Kontis

In honor of the many folks still under stay/safer-at-home orders around the world, Page Turners Blog has launched a “Bookish Film Festival” feature…and I have the honor of being the first post!





We are kicking the series off with a guest! Author Alethea Kontis is sharing four movies around her theme, avant-garde fairy tales.





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"  IT. IS. TOO. FRELLING. HOT.  I have hellbeasts all over the kitchen.  I would swear it’s a hellquintuplet when I look at the amount of floor space they take up.  And domestic animals, in my experience, ALWAYS prefer to occupy passages and crossr..." Read more of this blog post »
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I live Tink and Bell!!! I loved this book from page one! Have liked Alethea Kontis NFU books but this one is my favorite!!!"
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“Your fey cousin here has the miraculous ability to hold his liquor--and mine, and yours, and the king's, and half the country's, I expect.”
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“If you did not indulge in fantasies, how else would you know if you were living an interesting life?”
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“So who is she? No wait, let me guess. Skin of the finest porcelain. Hair of the softest silk. A voice like birdsong, a smile like sunshine, and a mouth that would sate your brightest and darkest wishes.
"You've met her?"
"Oh yes, my friend. We all know her. We've all pursued her. Some of us have even been lucky enough to have her. We've been drunk on her sin, become fools of her favor. she might have borne a different face each time, but her name was always the same. Trouble.”
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“First time's a fluke; second time's a coincidence," said Velius.
"Third time's tradition," finished Erik.”
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“No," Wednesday agreed. "You have tortured with silence. You let her grieve for a soul she did not lose, mourn a heart that should not have broken, and berate herself for betraying the man she loves...with the man she loves. It can't be 'true' love without the truth, Rumbold.”
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From August 25, 2010 to September 24, 2010 the author of Shades of Milk and Honey will be on hand to answer questions as well as ask a few of her own.



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Louise Thanks for the add, Alethea. :) Happy Halloween month!


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