Thursday, December 12, 2013

Verry Merry eShort Week

It seems there's a rise of eShorts popping up in the world of YA lately. You know what I'm talking about, those short stories/prequels/companion stories that accompany some of the hottest YA and MG books, but are only available in electronic book format. Well Egmont USA is celebrating these types of books this week with what they're calling the Very Merry eShort Week (you can read more about it on their Facebook page).

Anyway, those of you who've read this blog awhile know that I'm particularly partial to princess stories of all types. So I was super excited to find out that one of the eShorts being released as part of this promotion is a prequel to the book The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal. It's called "A Royal Birthday":

About the Book:
"This e-short prequel to The False Princess will appeal to fans of Shannon Hale and Tamora Pierce, giving them a new author to love and a new fantasy world to enter, a world filled with wizardry, mystery, and just the right touch of romance.

This prequel introduces the court of Thorvaldor, Nalia, its princess, who has reached the magical age of sixteen, and her best friend, Kiernan, the earl's son who loves her but feels he is too far below her in rank to dream of making a match with her."
Sounds very exciting! I, for one, need to get my hands on a copy. If you're a False Princess fan, then you can pick up your copy of this new eShort here. And if you haven't read The False Princess yet, check out the first day of our Giveaway-A-Day for a chance to win a copy in a publisher sponsored contest. :)


Jessica said...

This short story does look good! Esp. because I plan on reading The False Princess soon. I may make time to read this first, though... :)

Kristen said...

I really need to read The False Princess, love the look of the ebook as well! Thanks for sharing!

Holly Bryan said...

Ooh, I've been wanting to read The False Princess for SO LONG!! This e-short could be a great way to get introduced to the characters and the world until I can get my hands on a copy :) Thanks for sharing!