Giveaway | Beauty and the Beast

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Good afternoon fellow fairy tale enthusiasts, readers and friends. Today is a fun day. Or I hope it is. Today, in anticipation of Beauty and the Beast, I'm celebrating its arrival with a little giveaway prize pack.

What does this prize pack entail, you ask? Well, to be honest, I don't know. Let me explain.

You see, I ordered a book only to discover upon its arrival, it wasn't what I thought it'd be. So, I went down the wide black, unknown hole (aka the Interwebs) in search of something more align with my idea. Long story short, I haven't received said book yet which means I haven't been able to take a photo. But here's an idea of what you'll get in a fun little package

Beauty and the Beast Giveaway Prizes

- Beauty and the Beast Themed Book (aka the book I ordered in replace of the first) OR
- a Melanie Dickerson Fairytale, The Princess Spy
- Small, dainty pair of earrings (unlisted) from Baubles, Beads and Stuff
- Beauty and the Beast Themed Bookmarks (1-2); where they'll come from, I'm not sure. They might be from my own printer (i.e., my random designs) or an Etsy shop. But they'll be in the package!
- Keychain Funko (Belle with Rose)

Plus, who knows, maybe they'll be one or two other small, but fun treasures tossed in. Keep an eye on this post or my Instagram because chances are, I will update with a photo of the prize pack asap (when I have all the items together). And since I a. have an extra copy and b. am going giveaway crazy, you can also enter to win a copy of another book! This is the perfect book for today's giveaway because, well, it does contain echoes of Beauty and the Beast, no matter their subtlety. Details below.

FOR LOVE AND HONORLady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed?

Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage match with a wealthy noblewoman. As a man of honor, he loathes the idea of courting a woman for her money, but with time running out for his family’s safety, what other choice does he have?

As Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet are thrust together under dangerous circumstances, will they both be able to learn to trust each other enough to share their deepest secrets? Or will those secrets ultimately lead to their demise? – Goodreads 

Amazon | Goodreads

Can you all tell how excited I am about this film?? And yes, there will be MORE BATB fun this week into next. It's not a question of if, but "when" and of "how much" since my original plans might not happen because, well, life happens. Something that loves to throw a ringer in my best laid plans.

(If you've never entered a giveaway on Finding Wonderland, read on below for the rules.)
And now let's get the rule details out of the way. (If you're a pro in giveaway's around here, just skip to the good bit: the widget!)

The giveaway(s) is open to US readersThe prize will be a paperback copy, unless otherwise noted (US readers might have a paperback option when applicable). I do ask that anyone who leaves a comment under "anonymous," please leave the same name you enter into the widget in your comment - it's not easy to try and match comments when there is no name and in fairness to everyone else, I want to be able to be sure everyone who used the Rafflecopter correctly has a fair chance at winning against those who abuse it - there have been a few people I could not verify. So please, I don't mean to overwhelm, but just keep this in mind when entering future giveaways. I'd sure appreciate it! Winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond to the email notification (you'll be contacted at the email address in the Rafflecopter form) before another winner is randomly chosen.

To be entered in the giveaway, just enter as much or as little as you like into the Rafflecopter widget, which you'll find down below. The Giveaway ends March 22nd. Happy Rafflecopter-ing!

SHARABLES | #GIVEAWAY Enter for a chance to win fun #BeautyAndTheBeast prizes! #BookNerd #Bookworm via @RissiJC

Book #Giveaway | Don't miss a chance to win Jody Hedlund's FOR LOVE and HONOR #BeautyAndTheBeast #BookNerd @RissiJC

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  1. I love fairy tale retellings. They are one of my favorite reads. I don't think I'll ever get tired of them. For Love and Honor sounds really good too!

    1. Me too! They're among my favorite genres (in books and films). 'Honor' is a lovely story, definitely worth reading if you like YA historical. :)

  2. FAIRYTALES!!!! <3

    My favourite Beauty & the Beast retelling is probably The Wulver's Rose by Hayden Wand (it's a free ebook that was originally a part of the Five Enchanted Roses anthology). My favourite fairytale retelling, overall...? (*glances at bookshelf*) (*glances at stack of fantasy movies*) Gaaah! I can't choose!

    I'm currently reading When God Doesn't Fix It, a memoir by Laura Story; Scarlet Moon, a fantasy novel by S.D. Grimm; Bellanok, a contemporary fantasy novel by Ralene Burke; and a few others. :) My favourite YA historical novel is probably... Aaah! I can't choose one of those, either! Historical and fantasy/fairytale stories just make for my favourite books, in general. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, Rissi!


    1. Oh, my goodness! I have Hayden's book on my Kindle app (I think...). That's one I need to add to my "must read" list since I anticipate really enjoying it. Actually I still need to read all of the 'Enchanted Roses' collection. All of them, I am sure, are great reads.

      I can't choose a favorite either, Olivia. Can we just say they're ALL FAVORITES! :)

      Sounds like you were/are reading lots of great stories. I read more than one book at a time too, and it's a problem. :D

      Thanks so much for joining the fun.

  3. FIRST OFF: You rock Rissi! The fact that you are doing this is so fun and awesome! Plus I love Beauty and the Beast, so who am I kidding? The fact alone that this is related, makes my day.
    I'm super excited to see this movie - whether in theater or in my living room - and I just saw the cartoon a few days ago and it always amazes me how beautiful the story is.
    Thanks for doing this Rissi!

    1. FUN! I haven't watched the animated film is YEARS, Kara. One of these days I should rewatch it as it is a beautiful story. Actually, I need to get this one on DVD since I only own the VHS and as it's a timeless story, it'd be worth having a copy of.

      Hope you enjoy the live-action version when you see it. I plan to see it on Thursday (*fingers crossed*). Here's hoping it's as magical as we all want it to be.

      Thank you for joining the fun! :)

  4. My fave BATB retelling is Melanie Dickerson's The Merchant's Daughter - I adore that book!!! (Awesome giveaway, Rissi!)

    1. I've not read Melanie's re-telling, Carrie, but I'm glad you enjoy it! Thanks for the recommendation. :)

      ...and for joining the fun.

  5. EEEK Fairy tales are amazing, and so is Beauty and the Beast!! (Also Melanie Dickerson o.0) I'm waiting to see the movie!

    1. Aren't they?? One of my overall, all-time favorite genres to read and watch. Thanks for the Melanie Dickerson recommendation too! :)

      Hope you enjoy when you do see the film, Hanne. My plan (as of now) is to see it Thursday. :)

  6. Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier is my favorite BATB retelling!

    1. That's a new one for me, Heidi - thanks for sharing! I'm always thrilled to discover a new retelling. :)

  7. I love The Silent Songbird, The Little Mermaid retelling by Melanie Dickerson!! I'm also a fan of The Golden Braid, Rapunzel's story! I'm so digging all this retelling. I'm usually not, since I've read some bad ones in the past, but lately, they are soooo good, honestly need to thank Melanie for that!

    I love historicals, and YA ones are just awesome too. There's a little bit of whimsy and simplicity in YA that I really enjoy.

    Thanks for a FABULOUS giveaway!!
    Annie JC

    1. I've heard 'Songbird' is really good, Annie. Glad to know it's one to add to the eventual TBR - and of course, who doesn't like the idea of a 'Mermaid' (or Rapunzel!!) retelling?? :)

      Well said. Simplicity in YA is a lovely thing. Especially in these fairy tale stories.

      Thank you for joining the fun!

  8. I like all of Melanie Dickerson's fairytale retellings!! She is quite talented! Thank you for this fun giveaway! :)

    1. Good to know! Thanks for sharing. :)

  9. Thanks for doing this giveaway, Rissi! Can't wait to see Beauty and the Beast, and your lovely contest is just making me more excited. By the way, I love your new header!

    1. THANK YOU, Korin. Hope we BOTH enjoy BATB. I've yet to see it, but hope to this week.

      ...and thanks! Always fun to create something when we love a fandom. :)


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