Thursday, 14 May 2015

City of Fae Blog Tour

Hello, everybody and welcome to another blog tour!
I have special guest Pippa DaCosta stopping by today
Stay tuned at the end for a giveaway! 
But first, let's talk about the book shall we?

By Pippa DaCosta
Publication Date: 7th May 2015
EBook Price: £3.99

From the moment Alina touches London’s hottest fae superstar, breaking one of the laws founded to
protect all of her kind, her fate – and the fae – close in.
Below ground, the fae High Queen plots to claim the city as her own and places her pawns, ready for
the battle to come. A battle she cannot lose, but for one small problem – Alina. There are four
ancient keepers powerful enough to keep the queen in her prison. Three are dead. One remains …
And to fight back, Alina risks sacrificing everything she has come to love.
This New Adult urban fantasy is packed with action and
suspense and will have you yearning for more
forbidden fae romance.

About the Author


 Pippa has previously self-published the successful series: The
Veil. Beyond The Veil reached the Quarter Finals for Fantasy in
the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. This is Pippa’s first
book for Bloomsbury.
Pippa says, ‘I’ve had a fae story simmering away at the back of my mind for years, and always knew I
would write about them sooner rather than later. But it was travelling on the tube during a trip to
London (to the World Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention) that the idea really solidified. I remember
precisely the moment the story was born: on the Underground, in that nowhere space between
stops, where the windows are black, and the train charges into the dark’.

PIPPA DACOSTA was born in Tonbridge, Kent in 1979.
Pippa's family moved to the South West of England
where she grew up among the dramatic moorland and
sweeping coastlands of Devon and Cornwall. With a
family history brimming with intrigue, complete with
Gypsy angst on one side and Jewish survivors on the
other, she draws from a patchwork of ancestry and
uses it as the inspiration for her writing. Happily
married and the mother of two little girls, she resides
on the Devon and Cornwall border.
Twitter: @PippaDaCosta #CityofFae 
Facebook: Pippa Dacosta 

About Bloomsbury Spark

BLOOMSBURY SPARK is a one-of-a-kind, global, digital imprint from Bloomsbury Publishing dedicated to publishing a wide array of exciting fiction eBooks for teen, YA, and new adult readers.
The outstanding list features multiple genres: romance, contemporary, dystopian, paranormal, sci-fi, mystery, thriller, and more. The list comprises established authors and talented new voices all of whom entertain, inspire, and spark an unforgettable reading experience. For more information see

Under London ~ What inspired the world of City of Fae?


Inspiration strikes anywhere and everywhere, but the inspiration for City 
of Fae was one of the more unusual instances. I was holidaying in London 
for a week while attending the World SciFi and Fantasy convention, and had 
taken the tube into the city centre for some sightseeing. I’d been before, 
so this wasn’t unusual. But, riding on the tube for a country gal like me 
feels inherently unnatural; the see-saw blasts of hot tunnel air, the 
clattering trains followed by an eerie quiet after the train car pulls away 
from the platform; and in London especially, there’s a lingering sense of 
history. It’s actually quite a spooky and bizarre experience 
for an out-of-towner like me. So, I was heading back from central London, feet 
aching, and  had to stand by the end of the train car, where two cars were joined. 
As the train plunged into the dark, the carriages rocked, clattered and howled through 
the tunnel. Hot air blasted my face from the open window, and outside the train 
car a curtain of blackness descended. A nothingness. I remember precisely how 
inside the carriage people were quiet, each and every one consumed by their own 
thoughts; where they were going, where they’d been. Most of us, if not all of us, 
were strangers. We didn’t speak, and few made eye contact. It was as though, just 
for a little while, we were nowhere. We existed under London, but we didn’t know 
precisely where. Briefly, cut off from the hustle and bustle of the streets above, 
from the mayhem of our lives. For those few minutes between stations, the world 
appeared to shrink around us, and the dark loomed just outside (see, I told you it 
was spooky). After a while, the train clattered into a station. Bright light swamped 
everyone, footfalls hammered on the platforms, and it was as though those few dark 
minutes never happened.  
In the dark, between stops, is exactly where I wondered... What if something lives 
down here, what if there is something hiding in the dark under London? Later, with 
the idea firmly lodged in my writerly thoughts, I researched the London Underground, 
and learned of the disused stations that still exist today. Forgotten platforms, 
derelict tunnels, old telephone exchanges, ex-classified shelters, and more. Some of 
the tunnels the government denied their existence until recently. There are miles of 
forgotten tunnels under London; the perfect hideaway for some insidious supernatural 
So, now I’ve successfully freaked you out, find out exactly what lurks beneath London 
by reading City of Fae.

Giveaway Time!!!


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And that is the end of this stop on the tour.
A very massive thank you to Emma and everybody at Bloomsbury for asking me to take part. And thank you to Pippa for the guest post.

I hope this inspires you to pick the book up!

Keep smiling, keep reading and be happy.

Until next time!


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