Two and Twenty Dark Tales Release Day + Contest

Today the Two and Twenty Dark Tales Anthology Releases! ~launches cupcake cannon~

Twenty-two YA authors pen dark retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes. My story, Candlelight, is based on the poem "How Many Miles to Babylon" which is one of my favorites. There are some *amazing* (and creepy) stories in there. Beware, this is not the Mother Goose you remember as a child.

If you live in SoCal, there will be a big multi-author launch party on November 11, 2012 at the Mysterious Galaxy in Redondo Beach at 12 pm.

In honor of the book's release, I'll give away a copy -- AND -- I'll have it signed by the authors at the party (which means it'll be at least a month before you get it).

(And don't forget, the Charmed Vengeance cover reveal is Friday at YA Books Central!)

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22 comments:

NyX said...

my favorite Mother Goose Poem would have to be "Mistress Mary, quite contrary..." It reminds me of The Secret Garden which was a great book as well as decently made movie :)

A Backwards Story said...

I'm actually not sure, since it's been so long, but that's one reason I'm so excited about this release! It will bring it all back to me.

Growing up, we had a computer game called (I think) Mixed-Up Mother Goose and I would play for HOURS! I especially loved visiting the shoe house and Humpty Dumpty!

Heather said...

Eeep! That's a lot to choose from. I'd say Little Jack Horner since he got a nice treat in the end. :)

Dani said...

Neat...can't wait to see that! :)
Not sure what my favorite Mother Goose story would be. Hmm.

Gretchen said...

This book sounds awesome, I can't wait to check it out! I'm going to have to dig out my Mother Goose book to reacquaint myself with the originals...such a great concept!

Vivien said...

I love Jack & Jill. It's so bloody sinister!!! (I enjoy the darker side)

Kate McKinley said...

I love Jack and Jill too. That would have to be my fav Mother Goose story.

Froze8 said...

Is it bad to say that I actually do not know any?

o_o

-K8
http://froze8.blogspot.com/

Cassay said...

I liked This Is the House That Jack Built (I'm pretty sure that is what is was called)

I used to make my mom read it to me all the time when I was little and I dared her to read it faster each time so that it sounded funny.

Cassay

Grace Lo said...

I don't remember the title, but my favourite rhyme was something about a crooked man with a crooked cane who walked a crooked mile to his crooked house with a few crooked pets c:

Can't wait for Charmed Vengeance's cover reveal!

Esperanza Writes Too said...

Will it be an international onw? I'm entering!! :))

Tanya Hanson said...

I think Ring Around the Rosy because it's really about the black death.

Congrats on the release, Suzanne. It sounds amazing.

Diana said...

I don't remember the title but is something like that:
There was a little girl who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead;
When she was good, she was very, very good,
And when she was bad she was horrid.
It reminds me my grandmother, thank you for the giveaway!
Artemis

Jessica said...

I always loved the birthdays poem because I am a Sunday baby so was "bonnie and blythe and good and gay," while my brother, a Thursday baby was not nearly as exciting... LOL. :)

Kimberly B. said...

As a Sunday child, I have to agree with Jessica! (And hey, my sister was also a Thursday baby).
But I think I will go with "Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross" because of the line about "rings on her fingers and bells on her toes." I love me some bling!

Thanks for the great giveaway, and happy release day!

Myra White said...

Bye, Baby Bunting. I love it used to sing it to myself all the time but I had it slightly changed from the normal version as I live with my grandparents. I sang:
"Bye, Baby Bunting
Grandad's gone a-hunting
To fetch a little bunny skin
To wrap my baby bunting in."

Love it!

Ileana A. said...

I don't know any! *______*

Ivette Shuaib said...

I absolutely love fairy tales and nursery rhymes, and Mother Goose stories are part of my most vivid childhood memories. My mother once gave me a book with these stories and I read them over and over, so quickly. Always wondered how I managed to finish the book so quickly so many times, to the realize I knew many of the stories by heart and my reading was swift. My favorite has always been Little Bo-Beep, I imagine still how would the sheep would look so sad without their tale. To me, it all made sense and all the tails white as cotton being put in place. I started reading Two and Twenty dark tales as an early release online and it was phenomenal. I would be so thrilled to have it in my hands all signed up by the authors.

Kassandra Fuentes said...

The Old Woman From France :). I started dancing a few years ago and I could relate to rhyme. My teacher is not from France, but she is super strict when it comes to dancing.

Name: Aine said...

The old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children she didn't know what to do!

Shelver506 said...

Oh gosh. As an adult, I love "Sing a Song of Sixpence" just because it's the spine of a great Agatha Christie mystery.

BellaBunnell said...

Oh my, I loved them all, but I'll say, One, Two, Buckle My Shoe. My mom began teaching me to count with that one. Awesome giveaway! Thank you, Suzanne!