Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Twistedly True Guardian Tale by Stephanie Greenhalgh - Excerpt & Giveaway

The Twistedly True Guardian Tale
(Ruby Hood Series 2)

by Stephanie Greenhalgh

Release Date: August 9th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:

In the small town of Woodsville, Ruby Hood is settling into her role as Guardian of the Wood. In the blink of an eye, her monumental high school graduation comes and goes without her attendance. There are too many other things on her mind.

Her mom, Christine Wood, has just returned from caring for Ruby's ill grandmother. Kent Wolf finally gets released from the hospital and Kayla Wolf is desperate to make amends, while Dylan Hunter works to hone his Huntsman skills. Everything seems like it’s going to work itself out, until Ivy Snow shows up on Ruby’s front porch with an RV filled with seven dwarfs.

As a new darkness casts a shadow over Woodsville, Ruby is unsure where to turn when turmoil erupts in the Wood, and finds herself aligned with an unusual cast of characters. As Guardian of the Wood, Ruby worries that she can’t save everyone, but what if she is the one who needs saving?

This is the second book in the Ruby Hood Series by Stephanie Greenhalgh.

Book Trailer:


Ivy Snow

The woman was absolutely stunning—not in the traditional movie star way, but in a way that was more unique. It was more the way she carried herself with confidence. Her short bobbed hair was black as night and her skin as fair as snow. Her blunt bangs perfectly framed her deep, clear blue eyes. Her crimson lips curled into a soft smile and tips of tattoos peeked out from her neck and shoulders. The woman seemed very at ease in her own skin and couldn’t have looked more comfortable with her legs tucked up beneath her. She had removed her shoes and made herself at home.
“She’s dead, you know,” said the woman.
 “No, silly, my mom. She’s gone.” The woman replied.
A darkness flickered through Ruby’s eyes. She knew the pain of losing a parent all too well. “I’m sorry,” she said contritely. “So is my dad.”
“No kidding.” The woman’s blue eyes gazed at Ruby. “It’ll be fifteen years this summer.”
“Really? Me, too.” The girls held each other’s gaze for a brief minute.
“I’m Ivy…Ivy Snow.” The girl leaned across the oval coffee table and shook Ruby’s hand. The air stood still, and suddenly Ruby understood. Ivy was here for help. Ruby knew they would probably need each other in the near future. Their paths were meant to cross. 

Previous Book in the Series (click on image for Goodreads link):

About the Author

A born and raised Midwestern girl, Stephanie Greenhalgh currently resides in Las Vegas. As an avid reader and writer, literature and learning have always been more of a passion than a hobby. This two time UNLV graduate spends her days teaching elementary school and her weekends and summers writing stories. The first book in her Ruby Hood series debuted in 2013, and the sequel,The Twistedly True Guardian Tale, will release in summer 2015. Stephanie also has four published short stories and a self published novella, If the Silver Slippers Fit. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and lovable Labrador retrievers.

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  1. This looks like a great read! I love the cover!

  2. What a neat cover! Sounds like a great read!

  3. Thanks for introducing me to this author. Have a great week.

  4. I liked the excerpt. Sounds like a good read.

    1. I loved the part about Ivy Snow arriving in an RV filled with seven dwarves

  5. It sounds like such an interesting take on a traditional fairy tale. I would venture to say that this author breathes new life into a familiar plot.

  6. wow! i usually say my tbr list is too long but this looks absolutely amazing. thank you for sharing

    1. I know-- the out of control TBR list just keeps getting longer!

  7. Thank you for the showcase. Happy Reading!

  8. Love the excerpt! thank you for the chance to win.. best of luck with everything.

  9. I'll be reviewing it next week. Be sure to pop in :)

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