Thursday, 18 May 2017

Blog Tour: The Raven Queen by K Kibbee

Forests of the Fae: The Raven Queen
By K. Kibbee
Genre: YA Fantasy

A summer spent untangling a century-old mass disappearance, communing with ghosts, fleeing dark Fae Folk, and enduring her nefarious cousin Lexie would seem like tribulation enough for 13-year-old Anne, and yet her struggles have only just begun.

Though she’s closed Devlin’s Door behind her, something sinister has followed Anne from the other side. Her dearest friend Grace is not as she would seem. Something dark has taken hold of the girl . . . something not of this world. Ravens surround her, people mindlessly do her bidding, and wickedness drips from her lips. It’s only a matter of time before Anne uncovers her secret and with it, her vengeance.

Meanwhile, somewhere deep in the Forests of the Fae, the real Grace struggles to retain her humanity and escape the revolting Faerie body that imprisons her. With pet raven Onyx at her side, she is heralded a Queen, and worshiped by the very creatures that she despises. Set atop a throne of thorns, she feels all is lost, until a stranger with human eyes and a sorted past is shackled at her feet.

Though worlds apart, both girls must race against time if they hope to unravel the mysteries of the Fae folk and unmask The Raven Queen.

Author Interview

Hello and welcome to Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom
Was there anything particular that inspired you to start your journey of being an author?

Is breathing an appropriate answer?
Truly---writing was not chosen by me, it was chosen for me. I feel like words seeped into my crib when I was just a babe, wailing in the wee hours. I followed them down the rabbit hole and though I’ve tried to climb out a time or two . . . I’m quite happy down here--amongst my imaginary friends.

What would you say is the hardest part of writing/publishing a book for you?
I suppose it’s a common refrain—but I’d say that I struggle most with editing. I typically polish off a book with a euphoric feeling that imparts a certain level of quality to my work. Then I begin editing and realize that it’s all drivel!
If you could only read four books for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Honestly, my own. I have an insatiable desire to make my books better and every time that I read them, they improve. Of course, there’s a fair amount of red ink involved in this particular sort of reading, but each time I do a run-through, I feel I’ve smoothed another layer on the sculpture that is my life’s work.

Do you and your main character share any personality traits?
I suppose we do! It’s much easier, as they say, to “write what you know.” I typically identify with a few of my main character’s personality traits. It makes the task of deciding what they’re about to/ought to do more seamless.

If you could live in any book what book would it be?
I’d probably live in the pages of my very first novel—“Whole in the Clouds.” I wrote it during a difficult time in my life, when I felt the world was extremely unfair. In its pages I fleshed out a utopia where nasty bullies always got their comeuppance, and we misfits dined on mile-high cake but never got fat!

Where do your ideas for your books come from? Dreams? Music?
My ideas are mostly derived from a warped and wandering mind! I may be short on patience, gumption, and a few other admirable qualities . . . but I’ve never had a shortage of imagination.

Any advice for aspiring authors?
RUN! No—really. Authorship is not for the faint of heart, nor is it a particularly glamorous vocation. The hours are long, the pay is (generally) peanuts, and you spend most of your time conversing with people who don’t even exist!

About the Author

K. (Kristine) Kibbee is a Pacific Northwest writer with a fascination for all things literary. Kristine’s passion for creative writing began in her early youth and led her to the doors of Washington State University, where she earned a degree in Humanities, with a focus in Professional Writing. Kristine followed her scholarly pursuit of writing with published works in The Vancougar, The Salal Review Literary Review, Just Frenchies magazine, and S/Tick Literary Review. She is presently a regular columnist for Terrier Group magazine.

Kristine’s novella, “The Mischievous Misadventures of Dewey the Daring,” was her first and only self-published release, and is still currently available on Her middle-grade fantasy novel, “Whole in the Clouds,” was released in November 2014 and is being re-released by Incorgnito Publishing Press, with additional material, in October of 2016. The first installment in her YA fantasy series, “Forest of the Fae-Devlin’s Door,” was released in early 2016 with Incorgnito.

Kristine anticipates following the release of book two in the “Forests of the Fae” series (“The Raven Queen”) with a third and final installment, which will tentatively come to print in early 2018.

Kristine regularly engages on a variety of social media platforms and can be followed:

On Twitter @K_Kibbee
On Facebook @

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