Tuesday, May 6, 2014

BLOG TOUR: The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw by Christopher Healy - Character Bio + CONTEST!

Hi guys!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers, the PERFECT place to be when you're in the mood for a bookish celebration because you know, I'm ALWAYS game!

Today, we're playing host to a stop along a FABULOUS tour presented by Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins.  It puts the spotlight on the third (yay!) and final (boo!) installment of a wonderful trilogy you've got to read to believe.  It has dashing Prince Charmings (yes, multiple) and daring princesses.  It has adventure, bewilderment, unforeseen foes and powerful minstrels.  It's fiction-tastic fun all bound up in a trilogy basking in the sunlight of the Children's Fiction genre, but fit for one and all.  If you haven't read book 1 or book 2 as of yet, I HIGHLY suggest you do (and for a quick looksie, feel free to click over to my review of both titles) because book 3 promises to be just as dazzling...and really, who wants to start at the END when the beginning is so amazing?  Anywho....

This day marks my first of TWO participant spots along this tour.  What?  What can I say, one just wasn't enough!  Later in the month, I'll be sharing my review with all of you, but today....TODAY, my friends, I invite you in to meet and greet two amazing little stars of this new release.  Oh, but wait!  Aren't we forgetting something?  *think think think*  Oh, yeah!  We might want to introduce the book ITSELF first!  *silly me*  Let the fanfare ring out, today's spotlight shines on....

Christopher Healy
Illustrated by
Todd Harris
Walden Pond Press

About the book.....
Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You think you know those guys pretty well by now, don’t you? Well, think again. The Princes Charming, along with Ella, Snow, Rapunzel, and Princess Lila are caught and arrested for the murder of Briar Rose. The heroes are simultaneously shocked and sad to hear of this news. But a series of suspicious events leads them to believe that not only is Briar still alive, but some unseen evil is working its way into the throne rooms of all thirteen kingdoms. It’s up to the League to break out of prison, find Briar, and uncover the nefarious plot before the entire country is destroyed. 


Pretty cool, right?
Well I certainly think so, but if YOU'RE still not convinced (or even if you are), let us push forward and have a little arm twisting, I mean decision influencing power from today's starring duo.
Ladies and gents, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the fabulous, well meaning helpful friends of Zel, aka Rapunzel....Blink and Deet!


Artwork © 2014 by Todd Harris.

Blink & Deedle
Occupation: Medical assistants
Affiliation: Rapunzel’s Merry Band of Helpful Sprites
Kingdom of Origin: Sturmhagen
Current Residence: Twelfth Pine Tree on the Left, Sturmhagen Forest
Boss: Rapunzel (a.k.a. Zel)
Size: Three apples high
Longtime Foe: Dustbin, the rogue sprite with a bad attitude
Likes: Zel; leaf hats; being useful
Dislikes: Laziness; slow days; anyone who monopolizes Zel’s attention
Signature Move: The Super-Distracting Zippety-Zip Fly-By
Quote: “Quickety-quick! Helpety is on the way!”
Little Known Fact: Sprites could speak perfectly good English… if they wanted to.

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Well, I don't know about you but they sound like a fine pair to know if ever in need...and really, they're so cute!  No wonder Rapunzel keeps them in her circle of friends.  LOL on the right to exercise your free will too...I think readers will love you for your righteous ways and cute-speak equally.

Now then....you've met the dynamic duo AND been introduced to this noteworthy release.
What to do, what to do, what to do.
Oh wait, I know!
How's about a little CONTEST?!

*plugs ears from your fanatic squeals*

Okay, okay, calm down...but only just.

Thanks to the folks over at Walden Pond Press and the author himself, YOU have the chance to win a SIGNED HARDBACK edition of this new release!  To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below, take advantage of the multiple options for additional entries and spread the word!


Contest open to US residents, no P.O. Boxes please.  Entries accepted TODAY through midnight CST Monday, May 26th, 2014.  Winner will be contacted withing 24 hours and have 48 hours to respond with their full name and mailing address for prize send out.  Failure to respond within the given time frame will result in forfeiture of winner status, causing me to break out in hives, find some fresh aloe to calm my itchy skin and then choose another winner.  Please don't make me resort to that!

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Special thanks to Debbie (and the whole team!) at Walden Pond Press for the chance to participate in this FABULOUS tour.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title as well as the first two installments, feel free to click through the link provided in this post...and to continue the bookish fun, be sure to check out the official BOOK TRAILER as well as the other stops on the tour....

To discover more from the publisher's ever growing catalog, connect with them online via their blog, Facebook page, Pinterest presence, or capture their tweets on Twitter.  This title hits shelves everywhere April 29th, 2014, so be on the lookout for it in a bookstore near you!

Until next time...GOOD LUCK....and happy reading!


  1. Blink & Deedle are adorable, this sounds like a wonderful adventure!

  2. Prince Liam is hot - in a cartoony kinda of way.

  3. Cool indeed, this sounds like a book that will appeal to both boys and girls which is great.

  4. I've got four kids who all favor Duncan, but my personal favorite is Gustav - "Stuuuuuurrrrrrrmmmmmmmhaaaaaaaggggggeeeeennnnnn!"

  5. I will second Yvonne's vote! Prince Liam is cute!
    Mary G Loki

  6. Duncan is my favorite! He's such an odd guy.

  7. I need to read this series to come up with a favorite, but it sure does sound like fun.