Thursday, May 28, 2015

Blog Tour: A Dream Not Imagined by Shantelle Mary Hannu


Today marks a very exciting, happy, dream-like day for me. A day I've been waiting for for almost ten years. A day one of my dreams came true. Today this eighteen-year-old writer became a published author! ^_^

That's right! A Dream Not Imagined, my fairytale novella, is now available to the world on Amazon.com through KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). I published a book!! Wahoo! *grins* Indie-publishing is no simple feat, guys. A lot goes into polishing and getting a story perfected for publication, and also figuring out all the things like cover art and formatting and whatnot. So now that publication day has come, I just can't tell you how thrilling and unreal it is! Sometimes I just sit here grinning like a fool! *grins and winks*

I hope this day is only the first of many release days for me!  Silver Rose shall be next, Lord willing! ^_^

So without further ado, let's take a peek at this new release and then delve into the fun! (Including a giveaway)! *smiles*


About the Book

A MAID, a PRINCE, and a DUKE. A GARDENER, a STEPMOTHER, and a secret ...

Ellie Abbington, a beautiful yet unassuming young woman, quietly longs for her life to change. Too privileged to associate with the servants—too underprivileged to associate with her own family; she dreams a dream of a prince and a happily ever after.

But it could be that her own stepsisters, conniving Dezmarie and easily-influenced Adelaide, are dreaming the same dream...of the same prince.

In the end, are dreams even all they're made out to be? Especially with deep and long-hidden secrets about to be unearthed?

A Dream Not Imagined is a non-magical fairytale novella based loosely on the classic tale of Cinderella.





Just wanted to clarify, even if you don't own an actual Kindle, you can still read kindle books, as long as you have an Amazon account. Simply download the free Kindle app to your computer and you will be able to buy and read A Dream Not Imagined! *grins*

Here’s a link . . . (since I usually have such a hard time figuring out things like this, haha!) Click the link below and it should start downloading the Kindle app to your PC right away!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/pc/download

And I am working on making a paperback form of A Dream Not Imagined. So if you prefer reading paperback (like I do) then be on the look-out for that! *smiles*


Character Introduction


Hop on over to Pinterest, and check out my A Dream Not Imagined board! There you can meet characters such as the Maid, the Prince, the Duke, the Stepmother, and even the Stepsisters! *grins*

Giveaway!

Enter the rafflecopter form for a chance to win a kindle copy of A Dream Not Imagined and a $5 Amazon gift card!

One winner will be chosen May 31st, and the gift card and kindle book will be sent to their email.

Blog Tour Schedule

Thursday, May 28th

Shantelle Mary Hannu at A Writer's Heart ~~ It’s published!!!

Cookielover at The Story Forest  ~~ Author Interview

Amanda Beguerie at Scattered Journal Pages ~~ Book Review

Kaycee Browning at The Pink Cave ~~ Author Interview

Natasha at Through My Lens ~~ Character Interview with Cinderella

Kendra Ardnek at Knitted by God's Plan ~~ Author Interview


Friday, May 29th

Deborah O'Carroll at The Road of a Writer ~~ Author Cinderella-themed Interview

Claire Banschbach at The Overactive Imagination ~~ Book Review

Ghost Ryter at Anything, Everything ~~ Author Interview

Skye Hoffert at Ink Castles ~~ Character Interview with The Stepsisters

Natacha at Mi Baile Perfecto ~~ Author Interview


Saturday, May 30th

Hannah Williams at The Writer's Window ~~ Author Interview

Raechel at God's Peculiar Treasure ~~ Book Review

C.B. Cook at The World of the Writer ~~ Character Interview with The Stepmother

Lena K. at Read, Write, Laugh, DANCE ~~ Character Spotlight (The Fairy Godmother)


Sierra at Flights from the Aerie ~~ Author Interview


Sunday, May 31st

Shantelle Mary Hannu at A Writer's Heart ~~ Tour Wrap-Up and Excerpt

32 comments:

  1. Shantelle, I am jumping-off-the-walls for you!!!!!!!!
    This is so exciting!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you!!! It is so super excited!! Thanks for being excited with me!! ^__^

      Blessings! <3

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  2. Yay!! I'm so excited for you!! And you're the same age I was when I first published. :D
    Oh, and sorry I didn't get in on the blog tour! I meant to, but things have been so crazy I forgot to email you. :/ But I hope it's really fun!! :D

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    1. Thank you, Jaye!! ^__^ Yeah, I think we started writing at the same age, and then both started the publishing journey at eighteen! :)

      Oh, that's fine, of course! :) You've been busy with your own blog tour kind of thing!!

      It has been so fun, and crazy, and just a little bit surreal! I got the first proof copy of A Dream Not Imagined yesterday, and just to hold my own book in my hands...EEP!

      God is good!!

      Blessings! <3

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  3. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! :)

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    1. Thank you, Serena!!! ^__^

      Blessings! <3

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  4. Congratulations, Shantelle! This is so exciting! You penned a wonderful tale. <3

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    1. Thank you, Amanda!! It's is!! :D Aww, thanks!! I'm thrilled to hear that, and going to stop by your blog soon!! :)

      Blessings!! <3

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  5. EEEP! THE DAY IS HERE!!! :D I absolutely love A Dream Not Imagined, and it's so awesome that other people can read it now! <3 Congratulations, Shantelle! I'm so so so excited and happy for you!! ^__^ *hugs*

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    1. YES!!! :D Aww, thank you so much!! I'm so excited and nervous for everyone else to read it! =)

      Thanks for being excited with me!! ^__^ *hugs back*

      Blessings! <3

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  6. Yay! Wow, this is so exciting! I can't even imagine how excited you must be!!! Congrats on getting your first book published and I'm so happy for you!!!

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    1. Thank you!!! I'm thrilled--can't believe I'm finally "published"!! :D

      Thanks so much for sharing the excitement!

      Blessings! <3

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    1. Thank you, Rebekah!! I hope you will enjoy this retelling! :)

      Blessings!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Lena! It's such fun to find them! :D

      Blessings! :)

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  9. Congratulations! Another book I must read.

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    1. Thank you, Bria!! I hope you will enjoy it!! ^_^

      Blessings! :)

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    1. Thank you, Eliza! ^__^

      Blessings!! :)

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  11. Congratulations, Shantelle!!! A very exciting day, indeed - and one you'll always treasure, I'm sure! :D There's nothing quite like the publication of your first book. :)

    I picked up a copy of A Dream Not Imagined, and I look forward to reading it!

    ~Amber

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    1. Thank you, Amber!! So true, I can hardly believe this day is here!!! ^__^ Yay!! <3

      Aww, wonderful!! Thanks! I hope you will enjoy it!! :)

      Blessings!! <3

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  12. Congrats, Shantelle! Like Jaye, I missed signing up for your blog tour (too crazy trying to get Dare ready for publication. You know how that goes!). Very exciting to see this book release! I know what I'm going to be reading this weekend! :)

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    1. Thank you, Tricia!!

      Yes, I totally understand about all that! Now that I got a taste of it myself! :) Glad you could stop by my blog anyway! :)

      Yay!! ^__^ Thanks for sharing the excitement, and I hope it'll be an enjoyable weekend read! :D :)

      Thanks and blessings! <3

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  13. I was a little late on my post, I've had a rather hectic week. Thanks for letting me join the tour, and of course, Congratulations!I love your retelling and I hope it blesses lots of people.

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    1. That's okay, of course!! I hope things are getting calmer for you! :) Oh, and it was such fun to read the post...Dezmarie and Adelaide *shakes head* haha!

      Thank you so much!!! ^__^ I hope so too!

      Blessings! <3

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  14. Congratulations on the publication of your first novella!

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  15. Oh Shantelle, I am so happy for you to have finally published your first book:) Dreams DO come true! ..and I know you've worked hard at this particular dream and I knew you would one day be here:) I am going to wait for the book version as I like to be old-fashioned in my reading style;) Even though I've previewed it, I am looking forward to reading it in the actual book (big smile:) Hugs and Congrats... Marla

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    1. Thank you so much, Marla!! Yes, they do!! :) :) God is good! I'm so excited about how far and where He's bringing me! ^_^

      Of course! :) I prefer paperback myself!! I hope to get that released soon!! The proof copy is on its way for me to look through and make sure everything's perfect!

      Thank you again!! *hugs back*! <3

      Blessings!

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