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Sarah J. Pepper’s Twisted Fairy Tale Confessions Blog Tour


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Death of the Mad Hatter synopsis:

The Jack prophesied: If the king loses his head, then the Queen with a Bleeding Heart would rule the Red Court until Time ceased to move forward. When a second carried on for infinity, every creature in Wonderland would tip their Hat to the misfit girl with a Boy’s name (or was it a boy with a Girl’s name?) who’d end the Reign of Terror. However, it all hinged on the One-Eyed Hare being able to convince an uninspirable Heir that the impossible was indeed possible—like stopping time—and that Love was worth a Beheading.

Heads would Roll…
Hearts would Break…
In the end, would it matter who Reigned?

Locks: Rapunzel Unhinged synopsis:

Rapunzel isn’t the stereotypical Damsel in Distress. Her Bad-Boy Prince Charming is a renowned mercenary, and their Happy Ending plays out like a bad movie. However, she is determined to breakout from her tower prison-love be damned-and do it in a fabulous pair of heels. *** Gunned down by the Mercenary, the deadliest assassin in The Badass Archives, isn’t exactly Rapunzel’s end-game. Falling for him isn’t either, but his Rated-R demeanor is strangely charming. Even though most girls wouldn’t fall for their captors, Rapunzel isn’t like most dames. Her major girl-boner for the Mercenary is so pathetic it verges on cliche. Yet, in spite of his appeal, Rapunzel must escape before she’s locked away in the Chateau de Immortelle’s highest tower-forever.”

Snow White Lies synopsis:

“Evil poisons everyone. Period. Our mouths water when we sink our teeth into what we have always craved. Surrendering to our desires by biting off delectable piece of the forbidden fruit is nothing more than a meager confession: Poison tastes sinfully sweet,”—Confessions of the Big Apple Debutante, by blogger Miss Snow White.

Interview with Sarah J. Pepper 

Tell us about Death of the Mad Hatter

Well, this is a delightful, twisted, crazy piece that I simply had no idea I was going to write. Truth be told, I’m petrified of Lewis Carrol’s story of Alice in Wonderland. It ranks high on my fear list next to spiders and the third shelf in my fridge where all my food goes to die.
Anyway, I really didn’t fathom writing a story where animals could talk and up was down, but down was slightly off to the side until I stumbled upon Josh Wilcoxon’s photos. He is a FABLUOUS talented photographer and does “twisted fairy tales” when he’s not taking wedding pictures. So, as I was saying, I was bored one day and was stalking him (in the non-creepy way) and found this little gem. I just had to put words to the picture. Thus, came my quirky yet savy Alice Mae from the Death of the Mad Hatter.

Is this a stand alone novel or will it be a part of a series? Well, initially this story was to be a stand alone, but after I sent out my early releases, I got back an overwhelming response to continue the story. I’m pretty sure some readers would come at me with pitchforks and fire if I didn’t keep going… okay, my imagination might be getting the best of me, but I had some very enthusiastic email. *which is always great to read*

What do you find most rewarding about writing in the YA fantasy genre?
Is this the only genre you write? I write both YA/NA/Adult. Gosh, I’m just all over the board here, huh? It’s like I can’t make up my mind what age I want to address. (come in close because this is a HUGE secret!!!) I love everything there is to know about romance. The love. The hate. The passion…. So, the age range really depends on how much I am able to “control” myself.  When things start getting horizontal rather than vertical between my characters, that’s when I decided what age group I’m shooting for, lol. And my romance is always magical, so guarantee it’ll always be some version of paranormal or fantasy

Tell us about getting published. Oh published…. Was it easy… ummmm, sure! About as easy as scaling Mt. Everest J Okay, I’ll put the verbal filter back on. Getting published isn’t easy and if someone tells you it is, they are living in La La Land. (maybe I should visit) anyways, I work for three different publishers depending on genera and age, as well as a few indie published books – those actually came later. I wanted to “give self-pubbing” a go.  Anyways, as far as overnight success?? Yep, that was me. See my story was that I wrote a book, fell into a coma, and then woke-up when I got my first sale – oh, hell. Seriously, I think my verbal filter fell out. No, it wasn’t a huge overnight thing where I had reporters in my lawn and the paparazzi following me. Have I made it into magazines? Yes! Television? Yes!!! But, was it easy? No, I love my books like they are my children… well, in a way they are a huge part of me. I pour my heart and soul into the book and would fight tooth and nail to give them the best shot they have.

When you first put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard what was your biggest surprise about writing a novel?

Oh everything. See, I have this proven writing strategy: let my characters do whatever the heck they want…. Okay, I can see this may need more explanation.  I focus on character development. I let them “tell me” about themselves and how they would react to certain scenarios.  So when I get about halfway through a novel, I’ve completely lost all control of the premise and just “go with it.” 90% of the time, I have no idea how the book is going to end or “who will die” or “what will happen.” It’s as much of a surprise to me as it is for the reader. I just love it!

What kind of books do you like to read?

Anyone with Eric Northman in it.

Sarah, what do you see yourself doing in 5 years?

Hopefully not living in a cardboard box throwing books at stranger as they walk by while yelling “read me!”

Honestly, I haven’t a clue! See, when I was younger, back in college (yep, dinosaurs walked the earth back then) I had a plan for everything—literally, everything was laid out before me in nice neat rows. And then, well, let’s just say my “plan” got flushed down the toilet. So, I had to just blindfold myself and react. Yep, that’s me now?



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