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Erica Hayes – Guest Blog & Giveaway

Today I have Erica Hayes, author of the Shadowfae Chronicles, here to celebrate the release of the second book Shadowglass. I’ll let Erica take it from here, let’s give her a warm welcome!

“So, why should I read your book?”

Well, isn’t that the question every author needs to answer? With so many wonderful books released each week – and because, y’know, we have to worry about boring things, like food and electricity – readers only have so much hard-earned cash in their pockets. Choosing what to read, sadly, is often more about what we’re forced to leave behind.

And it’s part of the author’s job to convince readers why their book is the one you should choose.

So, here I am 🙂 my thirty seconds starts now…

6 reasons why you should read SHADOWGLASS

1. It’s about fairies. And I don’t mean the cute fluffy Tinkerbell kind that sit on your shoulder or hide at the bottom of the garden. These fairies are crazy, colourful, sexy and dangerous, a mad bunch of tricksters and seducers. The heroine, Ice, is a water fairy and a jewel thief, and she and her friends really know how to party. At least, they would, if they weren’t drunk. Or high. Or driven mad by a magic mirror. Which brings me to my next point…

2. It’s a magic mirror story. Seriously, who doesn’t love magic mirrors? “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the sickest of them all?” And this rusty little guy is downright twisted. I mean, he’s serious trouble. He lies. He cheats. He puts naughty ideas in your head. Gaze into him at your peril, Ice. We warned you…

3. It has a demon who’ll actually steal your soul. Y’know, an honest-to-hell demon. Not one of these dudes who merely use the moniker to pick up chicks. Kane is handsome, courteous, charming, seductive, receptive to your deepest desires. That’s right before he drags your soul down to hell. And he’s mighty pissed that a certain cute little fairy thief stole his magic mirror.

4. It has the hottest fairy hero since… well, since forever. Indigo has jagged black hair, glittering silver wings and thighs that could kill you. And he’s hiding a dark, painful secret, so damning he’s never told a soul… until Ice comes along, and lures the bad things out. Yes, Indigo is the hero. Wait till you meet the villain.

5. It has a bodysnatching angel. Yeah. Nice, huh? And ditto on dudes who use the name to pick up girls: this guy’s here on a mission from God! Or from someone, anyway… at least, he thinks so. Still, better not to flash feathers around in a city ruled by an angry demon lord. Better snatch the nearest spare body…

6. And if all that’s not enough… at one point, a guy turns into a snake. Yep. This book is that cool.

Oop. Time’s up. Thanks for listening. Hope I’ve sparked your curiosity. You can read an excerpt of SHADOWGLASS at my website:


Giveaway Details:

Erica has kindly offered one reader a signed copy of Shadowglass!

So answer me this dear readers, What’s your favorite type of Fae? Do you like the Seelie (light, beautiful & cold) or the Unseelie (dark, dangerous & emotional)? Do you like ’em with the long flowing hair and pointy ears? Or are you fascinated by another type of Fae?  

For one entry: Please leave a comment with the answer to the question. I’m not sure if Erica will be able to reply to comments or questions as she resides down under and is in a totally different time zone than us, but we can try. (+1 entry)

For extra entries:

  • Subscribe to my blog, Sidhe Vicious Reviews, through the links at the top right hand side of the blog, and let me know in your comment. Be sure you verify your subscription through the email you’ll receive or it won’t count. (+1 entry)
  • If you’re already subscribed, you’ll receive two extra entries, but be sure to let me know in the comments. (+2 entries)
  • Post a link to this contest on your Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, GoodReads, LibraryThing, or on your blog and send me the link either in the comments or by email and you’ll get an extra entry for each place you add a link to. (+? entries, insert however many links you’ve done)
  • Contest is open Internationally and will run through March 14th until 11:59pm. The winners will be posted here on March 15th. Please leave your email addy in your comment for me to contact you if you’ve won. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 7 days, a new winner will be drawn from the eligible comments. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator. Good Luck everyone! :)


(I should also mention that if you’re leaving me a bunch of links in your comment, do not panic if it doesn’t show up right away. It just automatically gets held for me to moderate, which I will as soon as I’m online. :D )

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  1. Awesome guest blog & giveaway! – Thanks. 😉

    I subscribed to your blog.

    Posted about this contest on Twitter:


    In the sidebar of my blog:

    Comment by INCiDeNT | March 5, 2010 | Reply

    • Dang it, I forgot to answer the question. – Apologies.

      The Unseelie type of Fae for me – dark, dangerous and emotional remind me of somebody. 😉

      Comment by INCiDeNT | March 9, 2010 | Reply

  2. I am an existing subscriber.

    I haven’t read too many books on Faes but I think I prefer the unseeline kind.

    Evil is all to often so much more interesting isn’t it ?


    Comment by Carol Thompson | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  3. I actually prefer changelings because they have to deal with both the world of the Fae and the human world. For full blooded Fae I prefer unseelie Fae. They are more interesting than ones that are all sweetness and light.

    Comment by Sandy G | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  4. +1 My fav fae is the unseelie for sure… bad boys baby! Add in those over sensitive ears and long hair *shiver* perfect!

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    Comment by Miranda | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  5. I’d pick the dark and mysterious unseelie too.

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    Comment by elaing8 | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  6. I love the dark fae of the unseelie court!

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    Comment by E.J. Stevens | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  7. What’s your favorite type of Fae? Do you like (dark, dangerous & emotional). Have not read any real dark fae but this dark type is probably popular and I would like to read.

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    Comment by Brenda B. Hill | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  8. I love reading about both light and dark characters. Basically it’s the characterization that counts for me. And I do like the stock image of flowing long hair and pointed ears. But as long as the character acts differently than regular humans then they can look like whatever.

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    Comment by Marianna G. | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  9. I like both types of fae, but if I had to choose I would choose the light fae, with long, flowing hair and pointed ears. I like them to be slightly arrogant (they do live much longer than humans and have otherwordly powers, after all), but still with that touch of something that makes them vulnerable and makes you want to like them.

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    Comment by Stephanie N | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  10. I like reading about both types of faes 🙂

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  12. I like both types of fae, but I think the Unseelie are more interesting.

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    Comment by Raelena | March 6, 2010 | Reply

  13. I love all types of fae! the magic and mystery surrounding them make for wonderful adventures! However, since we were asked to choose, I would choose to favour the Unseelie. I am strangely attracted to the dark and dangerous type of character is most stories. I find the “darkside” a wee bit sensual, don’t you? I would also admit that I prefer teh long dark flowing hair withe cut elittle pointed ears….oh to nibble on the lobe of a strong, georgouse, mysteriously dark side fae!

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    Comment by Kate L @ YzhaBella's BookShelf | March 7, 2010 | Reply

  14. I’d have to say I also prefer the Unseelie-dark just seems to be more interesting, and you can only go so far with emotionally detached characters. And I think that Fae are pretty much all beautiful, but they don’t all have long hair and pointy ears. That’s just racist. Faery profiling. Although if EVERYONE in their world is pretty, it makes for a level playing field, thus really making everyone average, and I like that.

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    Comment by Bethany C. | March 8, 2010 | Reply

  15. I have to say that I prefer the Unseelie – the dark and the emotional. I love all my fae beautiful, but you can keep the pointy ears. 🙂

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    Comment by heatwave16 | March 8, 2010 | Reply

  16. *gg* Like many others I love the Unseelie – they are dark and dangerous, have their secrets and are fascinating *sigh* argh, but please, no long hair – couldn’t stand that!!

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    Comment by Ina | March 9, 2010 | Reply

  17. +1 Answer: Its so hard to choose a favorite since there has been so many different interpretations! But I usually like it more when they are sinister and cold (both Seelie and Unseelie), if that makes any sense…

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    Comment by jmspettoli | March 10, 2010 | Reply

  18. I think I prefer the Unseelie. Dangerous and emotional sounds like a good combination to me.

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    Comment by Spav | March 10, 2010 | Reply

  19. I prefer the unseelie but with a mixture of seelie. Why? because the unseelie add danger and action to a plot, and theres so much more to write about-a corrupted fae.. 😛

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    Comment by Bianca F | March 10, 2010 | Reply

  20. I like the dark, unseelie fae. Long flowing hair. I like bad boys. No Tinker Bell here.

    Comment by Beth | March 10, 2010 | Reply

  21. I prefer the dark, unseelie fae.

    Comment by Stephanie K. | March 10, 2010 | Reply

  22. I must say I do like the seelie chars, but prefer the nasty rotten unseelie fae.
    good fun!
    ps I think the author does too 🙂

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      Comment by hot fairy sex | March 11, 2010 | Reply

  23. Thank you for making this contest international!

    +1: I prefer reading about Unseelie faeries as they are more exciting and dangerous 🙂

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    Comment by Stella (Ex LIbris) | March 11, 2010 | Reply

  24. I believe I would prefer the Unseelie because I am always emotional
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    Comment by Julie Swaney | March 11, 2010 | Reply

  25. I prefer the the Unseelie because they are more interesting, sexy and complicated.

    I’m a new subscriber.

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    Comment by Dawn | March 12, 2010 | Reply

  26. The Unseelie for sure.

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    Comment by Rae | March 12, 2010 | Reply

  27. If I was to choose, I would go for Seelie. I live evil. xD

    Comment by Diana Dang | March 13, 2010 | Reply

  28. I like both types of fae, Seelie (light, beautiful & cold) and the Unseelie (dark, dangerous & emotional). It is always fascinating to see a battle within a species separated by a simple thing such as appearance. I do like ‘em with the long flowing hair and pointy ears. The more beautiful the harder it is to see the evil that exist behind the sweet beguiling smile.

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    Comment by Sue A. | March 13, 2010 | Reply

  29. […] the release of the third book in her Shadowfae Chronicles, Poison Kissed. Here’s the link to her last guest blog where she discusses why we should read her books. Today, she’s […]

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