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Today I'm thrilled to be part of THE FALCONER Blog Tour. It's written by debut author Elizabeth May. I just started it and really have a soft spot for Aileanna, constricted by the role for women in her time, but still a strong, determined character to carry out what she believes is her mission. And I love the steampunk feel to the story.

Here's a blurb from Goodreads:

Heiress. Debutant. Murderer. A new generation of heroines has arrived.

Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844

Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother.

Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways.

But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana’s father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?

Doesn't it sound great?

 Chronicle Books is generously giving away a copy of THE FALCONER for a giveaway. To enter, all you need to do is be a follower (just click the follow button if you’re not a follower) and leave a comment through May 26th. I’ll announce the winner on May 28th. If your e-mail is not on your Google Profile, please leave it in the comments.

If you mention this contest on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog, mention this in the comments and I'll give you an extra entry. You must be 13 or older to enter. This is for US & Canada residents only.

Here’s what’s coming up:

On Monday I have an interview with debut author Tracy Holczer and a giveaway of THE SECRET HUM OF A DAISY, her contemporary MG story, I know many of you will like and wish I had time to read.

On Tuesday Casey has a guest post by Shannon Wiersbitzky with a giveaway of WHAT FLOWERS REMEMBER.

The following Monday I have a guest post by Jacqueline West and a giveaway of one of her books (winner’s choice) in her MG fantasy THE BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE series. I read the first book in the series and really enjoyed it.

I’ll be off the following Monday because it’s Memorial Day but I’ll be back on Wednesday that week with an interview with author and blogger friend Cherie Reich and a giveaway of REBORN, her new YA fantasy that I can’t wait to read.

And don’t forget Casey’s Agent Spotlights.

Hope to see you on Monday!


  1. Having just come back from travelling through Scotland this makes me want to go back so bad!! Loved the tales of faeries and the winding streets of Edinburgh :)

  2. Gah! I would love a copy of FALCONER. All of it sounds/looks/seems epically wonderful and I can't wait to read it! I'm also looking forward to you guest post by Jacqueline West. I've seen her series around and just haven't gotten around to picking it up… Maybe I should? The Elsewhere books seem like they'd be a fun middle grade read… ^^ Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. I have been wanting to read this one ever since I found out about it.Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  4. I've been dying to read this book for months! It looks wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway! afmurphy26 (at) gmail (dot) com.

  5. I love the sound of this book. And the cover is gorgeous. Adding it to me my to-read list. :D I'll have to see if it's an audiobook.

  6. What a great cover! And sounds good too.
    BTW I just got my copy of Salvage and it's so purty!

  7. Awesome cover and opening for what sounds to be a great read! Can't wait. :)

  8. I LOVE this books cover and summary~ sounds so awesome!

  9. I too am in awe of the cover! When I discovered it was set in Edinburgh it became a must-read.

    I tweeted- https://twitter.com/navywyfe/status/464793160175337472

  10. I've heard such great things about this one. I also love reading foreign settings!!
    GFC: Vivien

    kellis_amberlee at yahoo dot com

  11. Oooh I've been waiting for this one. Love all the authors at Corsets and Cutlasses. I have tweeted this for sure.

  12. What a fabulous cover... beautiful... Great premise too...

    Thanks for highlighting The Falconer today for us, Natalie!

    Happy weekend!

  13. What an interesting concept. It's funny how in some fae stories they're good and in other's, not so much. It sounds good. Thanks for sharing, Natalie. And congratulations to Elizabeth!

  14. I like the Scottish setting and the premise is great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. This is the second time I have seen this one this week. What a great cover and the story sounds intriguing. Lots of action! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. :)
    haightjess at gmail dot com

  16. This is the the YA book I am most looking forward to at the moment, many have recommended it for my non-YA reading ways.

  17. Anything AG Howard recommends is a priority in my book. Can't wait for this one. My email is brittersweet83@aol.com.
    Thanks lovelies!!

    1. I also tweeted it here is the link:
      My twitter is @kalebsmome

  18. This could be really interesting!

  19. This book has been on my to read ever since I first saw it. i would love a copy.

  20. Follower on Bloglovin' Emma Andje McAndrew

  21. LOVE the setting and the blog tour is awesome!

    Sounds amazing!!

    GFC follower Christina Kit.

    email subscriber ccfioriole at gmail dot com

    Thank you :)

  22. I tweeted https://twitter.com/christinafiorio/status/465115530509418496

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

    GFC Christina Kit. and email subscriber

    Thank you :)

  23. This book has been on my to read list ever since I first saw it. I would love a copy.

  24. This novel sounds fantastic! Please put my name in the hat! Emilygmoorewriter@yahoo.com

  25. This book sounds like so much fun - thanks for the giveaway!

  26. I've seen a lot of great reviews on the book and have been eager to read it. I am a huge fan of steampunk so this excites me.
    Thanks for the giveaway.


  27. Omg ive been wanting to read this so bad!!!! XD Sign me to enter!! I have been following you via email @ xeno_turtle@yahoo(dot)com

  28. Ooh, love the cover! Congrats to Elizabeth!

  29. This looks awesome! Putting it on my wish list.

  30. Congrats to the author. It looks like a great read with a fantastic setting.

  31. It does sound great! I can't wait to check it out. :)

  32. I follow on BL: http://www.bloglovin.com/kinomiyamichiru
    Shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/KinomiyaMichiru/posts/10152493749903825

    bookaholicholly at gmail dot com

    BTW, that cover is beautiful!

  33. The Falconer sounds amazing!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  34. Ah! Faeries, secrets & Scotland?!! This book sounds amazing! I'd love for a chance to win. Camarley2001@yahoo.com

  35. So excited about this book, the concept is awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!
    the.girl.and.the.book at gmail dot com

  36. I follow via Bloglovin' and would love to win this book! The cover is so pretty! Thanks for this opportunity :) deduvick (at) gmail (dot) com

  37. This one has been on my to read list for a long time! thanks for the contest!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

  38. I tweeted here! https://twitter.com/in_the_hammock/status/469302393855692801

  39. In love with this concept. So great that you're giving away books!