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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY: Beautiful Freaks- Katie M. John

Title: Beautiful Freaks
Author: Katie M. John
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA/Paranormal/Gothic/Romance
Publisher:  Little Bird Publishing House, London
Release Date: Ebook October 2012 Print February 2013
Edition/Formats Available In : Currently justebook print coming soon Feb 14 2013.

Between these pages you will find yourself transported back in time to the high Gothic.Victorian London.

The year is 1899 and both the century and the Queen are dying.

As the London populace is gripped by a terrifying series of paranormal murders,
eighteen year old Kaspian Blackthorne finds himself on a decadent journey of self discovery.
Victorian London is a place where appearance is everything, but sometimes
appearances can be deceiving. Behind the grand houses, carriages and silks, London is a dark labyrinth of sorrow and violence.
Amongst the gambling dens, dancehalls, and brothels you'll find No 7,
known to its members as Eve's; the most exclusive club in London, infamous for its 'Palace of Beautiful Freaks'.

Each exhibit has a history, each their own unique story.

Title: Beautiful Freaks
Author: Katie M. John
Pages: 221
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Review: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.i didn't really know what to make of this story. It reminded me of Sherlock Holmes with a paranormal twists. I also felt like it could have been a Steampunk novel, minus anything Steampunk haha. It just that feel to it. This was an interesting story but I felt it was very up and down entertainment wise. I would be bored, then the story would pick up, then I would be bored again. I did enjoy the mystery and suspense.also I really liked hearing all of the character's stories, where they came from and how they ended up where they are now. I really hope that there is a second book or little novellas of what happened to the characters after the book ended. The downside to all of the characters was that there were so many to keep track of and some had similar names which occasionally got me confused on who was who. But it did enjoy listening to the characters stories, most of which were quite sad.
Like I mentioned previously, I would read more stories about these characters, because they were very interesting and I want to know more. I would recommend this book to paranormal lovers.

About the Author

Katie. M John is a writer of YA, Dark Fairytales, Contemporary Paranormal Fantasy and Horror.  

She lives in the London suburbs, is married to a dashingly handsome giant and is mummy to a 3ft Mud-puddle Fairy. Katie likes to write whilst eating Jaffa cakes and listening to her i-Pod.

Katie's Contemporary Arthurian series, 'The Knight Trilogy' was launched in December 2010 with the release of 'The Forest of Adventures' and the subsequent release of 'Immortal Beloved' in 2011. Both books have been in the UK top 10 Amazon charts for Contemporary Fantasy and Fairytales. The final book 'Star Fire' was released this summer.

She has recently released a standalone YA novel called 'Beautiful Freaks', a steam punk, Victorian Gothic detective fairytale in London, which has gained a loyal fan base.

She is currently working on a seven book series called the ‘Pentacle Chronicles’, a tale of witchcraft and other supernatural happenings in a quaint English village.

She is a founding member of Dark Heart & Night Shade; a twice yearly anthology publication that showcases emerging YA talent. 

Author Links
Beautiful Freaks Website:   www.beautifulfreaks.com
Facebook Page:    Beautiful Freaks  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beautiful-Freaks/454275781270459

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  1. why no comments yet?? "A Paranormal Gothic Detective novel?" Someone understands that genres can be pigeon-holing and that you can creatively break out and/or cross genres, and no one wants to give Katie a shout-out??
    OK ... let me do it - HI KATIE, looking forward to reading your work!

  2. ... and to be fair, I should also acknowledge the lovely Justine Vandale who provided this forum, as well!!