Wednesday, March 3, 2021

NBtM Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Once Upon a Princess Trio by Deborah A. Bailey

Welcome to my stop on the NBtM virtual book tour for Once Upon a Princess Trio by Deborah A. Bailey. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $40 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Once Upon a Princess Trio
Author: Deborah A. Bailey
Publisher: Bright Street Books
Publication Date: February 10th 2021
Print Length: 272 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Formula for Fairy Tale Love:
1 adventurous Heroine + 1 tortured-but-noble Hero = Happily-Ever-After

For all the innate complications involved in finding the secret to blissful fairy-tale love with shape-shifters, three wise and discerning princesses trust their hearts instead of their eyes and fall in love with the unlikeliest of princes.

"Heart of Stone:" Leesa trespasses into a haunted palace, where she meets a gargoyle. Breaking the spell that cursed him may carry a price steeper than she's able…or willing…to pay.

"Beauty & the Faun:" Kayla flees an arranged marriage and falls for a faun shifter instead. But how can she ignore her duty by refusing to marry a prince?

"Land of Dreams:" Cicely knows she possesses magical ability. Falling in love with the courageous, self-sacrificing Willem may be the key to her awakening…or may unleash forces that will separate them forever. (Sequel to Heart of Stone)

Box set includes books 1-3 of the Once Upon A Princess paranormal fairy-tale inspired romance novellas.

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EXCERPT:
From Heart of Stone:

Leesa headed up the stairs and stopped at the 2nd floor landing. Eduardo and Erokan's rooms had been on this floor. Dust was everywhere, but otherwise the furnishings were just as they'd been left. Varmont's bedroom, private study and library were on the 3rd floor. Most likely he would've hidden some of his valuables there. She went upstairs to check. The doors to the Duke's room, study and library were open. But the fourth door was closed. The treasure room, perhaps?

She opened the door and stepped inside. Strangely, this room wasn't as dusty as the others. The air was heavy with perfume. Across from the door was a folding screen decorated with blue and yellow flowers. Behind it she could make out the base of a claw-foot tub.

To her surprise, the entire room had a feminine feeling, from the huge bed covered with blush pink coverlets and plush furs to the gold-trimmed white furniture. Even the jewel-encrusted skylight above her had its own beauty, reflecting colorful sprinkles of light over the pale stone walls.

A white cabinet with glass doors caught her attention. The shelves held glass bottles of different shapes and sizes. Some had liquids inside, others were empty. What were these? Perfumes? Or maybe potions.

The Duke used magic. Maybe this was where he'd kept his enchantments. Would they be worth anything? Possibly. But just as Leesa reached out to open the cabinet, the door slammed behind her.

Startled, she spun around. She was alone. Who had closed it? Leesa ran to the door and gripped the handle, expecting the door to open as easily as it had when she'd come in. But it didn't. She pulled and banged on it, but it wouldn't budge.

She was locked in.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Deborah A Bailey's Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance novels include suspense, a bit of mystery and a lot of romantic heat. Her books include the Hathor Legacy science fiction romance series and the Family Pride and Once Upon A Princess shapeshifter paranormal romance series.

Her short stories have won awards from the Philadelphia Writers' Conference and have been published in US1 Magazine and the Sun and are included in, Electric Dreams: Seven Futuristic Tales. She's the author of non-fiction books, and articles for various online publications.

Visit her site for more information and subscribe to the newsletter so you'll be the first to find out about giveaways, book launches and sneak peeks.

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GUEST POST:
- What Paranormal Creature Would You Like to Be?

What I enjoy about writing fantasy stories is that you can set them anywhere, at any time. You can create worlds from your imagination – and create your own rules for them. But even better, you can create magical creatures to be in those worlds. That's where the fun begins.

If I could choose a paranormal creature to be, I'd love to be an elemental. Depending on the mythology you're familiar with, there might be many definitions for what makes a creature elemental. But in my story, Once Upon A Princess: Land of Dreams, I created a shapeshifter who discovers he's been turned into an elemental. Air is his element, and he develops powers to use it in various ways. By chance he's drawn to another elemental character and finds that her abilities correspond with his.

I think that being able to use the elements could be fun or could be a bit scary! Imagine having the ability to control a waterfall or take charge of the wind. Of course, I wouldn't want to do anything too major – I think I'd have to be careful in how I used my powers. That's why I say the fun begins when you write about the beings in your fantasy world. You can experience the powers and abilities of all the paranormal creatures you create. And when the story is finished, you can begin a new one!
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GIVEAWAY:
Deborah A. Bailey will be awarding a $40 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

228 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting my book!

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  3. These stories sound interesting. I've never read about these magical creatures before.

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    1. I wanted to write about different kinds of shifters. It's amazing the ones you can come up with! :)

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  4. Sounds like a great book. Love Paranormal type of stories.

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    1. Yes I love reading (and writing) them too!. :) Thanks!

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    1. Thanks! Even after writing paranormals I'd never thought about what creature I'd like to be. :)

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  6. I love a good paranormal romance. especially fairy tale like. Thanks for your work.

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  7. How long was the writing process?

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    1. I wrote two of the books first and they took about 6 months. The third one took a bit more time because I wasn't quite sure how the story would go. But it's funny how once a book is done, the entire process seems very short. I don't think about all the time I spent revising. :)

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  8. David HollingsworthMarch 3, 2021 at 1:14 PM

    The story sounds really interesting.

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  9. I like the cover. It has very nice artwork.

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  10. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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  11. Great excerpt and giveaway. :)

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  12. This sounds like a great read.

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  13. This sounds like a very good book.

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  14. Thanks everyone! I appreciate your comments and I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt and post! :)

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  15. Now thats a Princess story that I know I will enjoy.

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  16. Wonderful setting to your book. Cheers.

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  17. How many hours do you write a day?

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    1. It all depends. Usually I write for a couple of hours in the evenings. But if I'm trying to hit a deadline then I might put in more hours and write on the weekends too.

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  18. I love the cover and would really enjoy reading it too

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  19. I love the cover! The colors and artwork is amazing.

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  20. Great blog post- love finding new (to me) authors

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  21. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. Sounds like an excellent shifter read.

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  22. this looks like a great read

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  23. This sounds like a book I'm really going to enjoy!

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  24. What a romantic excerpt. Thanks for your good works,

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  25. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  26. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  27. Great title. makes me want to read this book...

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  28. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. Paranormal Romance - I like that & the amazing cover!
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  30. Hello, I'd like to know if you always wanted to be an author while growing up. Thank you for the giveaway, and best of luck with the book.

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    1. Yes I've always wanted to be an author. I've been writing since I was a child so I just keep going! :)

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  31. What's your advice for new writers?

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    1. Take classes when you can and connect with other writers. Most importantly, keep writing. You get better by writing and being open to learning. :)

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    1. After so much work on the computer I certainly need them when I work! :)

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    1. That's a good question! I think we all are when we don't try to copy what others are doing. We can learn from them but we have to do our own thing.

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  34. Do you get much snow where you live? We're expecting 2 to 3 FEET of snow this weekend.

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    1. Since I'm answering this in April - I hope the snow wasn't too bad for you! We get snow but you never know how much. I think 2 feet is the most we've ever had at a time.

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  35. What inspired you to write this book?

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  36. I like the cover would love to red the book too.

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  37. Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

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  38. How do you figure out what to use for your covers?

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    1. Lots of trial and error. Sometimes I have them done but for this series I did them myself.

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  39. Which is your all time favorite book that you have written?

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    1. That's tough. Right now I think it would be my book Hathor Legacy: Burn.

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  40. Nice cover and it sounds like a really interesting book to read.

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  41. Sounds like a fabulous read! Love the cover.

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  42. I think that the cover of your book is detailed and interesting in design.

    Nancy
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  43. Hit 65 degrees today. Will have snow tomorrow.

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  44. This sounds like a book that i would enjoy reading

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  45. Having a nice sunny spring day in MN.

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  46. What's your favourite writing snack?

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  47. It's time for me to try a new author.
    I like some variety.

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  48. What's your most wild meeting on the internet story?

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    1. Since I'm an introvert I try to keep those types of meetings at a minimum. :)

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  49. Enjoy your Sunday - hope it is a day of rest for you!

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  50. Do you relax on the weekends?

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  51. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  52. Do you ever use real life experiences for your books?

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    1. Usually not (so far) but I have included a few people I know in real life. Or a composite of a few people.

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  53. Any good April's Fools pranks? #GiveThanksNotPranks

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  54. Do you have certain times of the day to write or is it random?

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  55. I think that many people would enjoy reading this book.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  56. How do you get ideas for your writing?

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    1. They come from everywhere. Hard to say just what idea will lead to a book, though.

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  57. Do you have any swag for your book?

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  58. Shared on Twitter

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  59. How long does it usually take you to write a book?

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    1. Depends. If I'm sticking to a schedule, 3-4 months. But if things come up then it takes longer.

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  60. Shared on Pinterest

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/1040050107665467290

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  61. Shared on Facebook

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  62. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/1379468829252849671

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  63. What author do you most admire?

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  64. Thank you for sharing this review - I enjoyed it.

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  65. What was your favourite meal ever?

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  66. Have you ever done any malicious compliance?

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  67. Congrats on your writing success!

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  68. I like the cover and would enjoy reading this story too.

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  69. Do you take weekends off from writing?

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  70. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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  71. Shared on Pinterest today.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/1040050107665487662

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  72. Are some topics easier for you to write than others?

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  73. I think that many people would enjoy reading this book.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  74. What kinda music do you listen to when you write?

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    1. Depends on my mood. But I have a lot of Spotify playlists ready to go! :)

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  75. Shared on Twitter today.

    https://twitter.com/ThomasG25488903/status/1381967788391067655

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  76. Thanks again for your comments everyone! Hope you enjoy the books!

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