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Friday, February 8, 2013

Twisted Nursery Rhymes with author Amy Joy Lutchen ~ giveaway

We have some funny for you today! Debut urban fantasy author Amy Joy Lutchen created some twisted Nursery Rhymes for us. I think Three Zombies is my favorite <G>. Now pay attention, hands to yourself or the greble next too you, while the nice lady author talks...

Happy 2013, everyone! First off, I’d like to thank I Smell Sheep for allowing me to appear on their most fantabulous blog. When I first found out I was going to appear here I put in much thought about what I wanted to share. It had to fit, so it had to be fun and quirky. So, after much contemplation, I decided what could be more perfect then some paranormal parodies set to the tune of children’s nursery rhymes! I have to say, this was nothing of a chore, whatsoever. I had so much fun doing these that I can’t stop, actually. My husband has resigned to running away when he sees me burst forth from the shadows with my netbook in hand and giggling maniacally.

So below, I've first named the children’s nursery rhyme, then followed it up with the parody. Make sure you sing aloud to the tune of named nursery rhyme. Then come up with your own!

Also, the last is based on my book, Renhala, which is a very unique urban fantasy. Hopefully you’ll want to experience it yourself. If you’re up for intense world-building, some painfully beautiful, loving relationships, and some scary-a** creatures, it’s calling your name…

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe 
There was an old woman who lived with a ghost, She had so many wants, she didn’t do most 
So she gave it some love without any touch, 
Then exorcised it quickly and didn’t cry much.


Three blind mice 

Three zombies, 
Three zombies, 
Hear how they “Argghhhh,” hear how they “Argghhhh!” 
They all shuffled after the cannibal fine, 
He filled them all up with brains and some wine 
Have you ever seen such a distinguished man dine? 
On three zombies, 
Three zombies. 

Rock-a-bye baby 
Rock-a-bye Bella in her own bed, When the night falls, 
She’ll be watched by her Ed, 
If his will breaks, 
Then Bella will die, 
Down will go HEAs, 
‘cause there’ll be no more TWI. 

Row, row, row your boat 

Chew, chew, chew your meat, 
Quickly as you turn, 
Greedily, greedily, greedily, greedily, 
Full moon is on sojourn. 

Little Miss Muffet (based on Renhala)

Na├»ve Kailey Rooke, 
Sank down near the brook, 
For along came a meeple, 
And it decided to keep her 
Entranced in a state of self-loathe. 

Kailey Rooke, timid accountant, dedicated to philanthropic work, finds herself spiraling into a deep depression after she suffers a horrifyingly odd and humiliating assault, to only discover more of these freakish assaults occurring across the globe. 

A chance discovery leads Kailey to a meeting with elderly Gunthreon, actual master of persuasion. Gunthreon, who seems to know too much of Kailey's history for her liking, opens Kailey's eyes to a coexisting realm she never knew existed: Renhala, while entrusting her with the knowledge of her newfound power as karmelean, serving as a beacon to the Higher Ones. Kailey slowly starts revealing new talents, and Gunthreon is fascinated with what she starts achieving.

She soon discovers that Renhala is in danger, and this danger has been leaking into her own realm. As she uncovers secrets within herself, and attempts to toughen up, she fuses with an unlikely band of fellow travelers (including a dragon, woodsprite, six-hundred-pound greble, her faithful female canine companion, and a "giver"), falls into an unexpected love triangle, deals with her sexy and flirtatious best friend’s “issues,” and finds the courage to master a new deadly weapon.

On her mission to save Renhala, Kailey will find herself running from life-threatening disasters, such as greble Tartarin, who likes to remind Kailey that when he catches her, he plans on eating her brains with ice cream; she'll run from the deadly meeples: small cute bunnies with talons and an undeniable thirst for imposing self-destruction on others. Kailey will also run into the possibility that a centuries-old Renhalan rumor is true, that advanced technology existing in Kailey's realm shortens all life spans.

As blood is shed and puzzles near completion, Kailey pulls from deep within herself, conjuring up mystical qualities that enable her to astonish as once predicted at her birth, but despite the newfound strength, Kailey will discover that monsters not only come in ugly packages, but can be easily disguised as those she has come to love and trust.

About the author:
Was born in Chicago and slept in a dresser drawer for the first few weeks of my life, marking me as a future claustrophobe. 

I studied at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (man I grew up quick), where I became a number, but decided it was a good number.

I now write in my spare time as I eat snacks, making sure they are not in multiples of three. That number makes me nervous

Amy Joy is giving away an ebook of Renhala to one winner and I Smell Sheep is giving away a swag pack to one winner who submits their own twisted rhyme.


  1. I liked the first one. There was an old Woman. Very funny twists though for all of them
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  2. I liked Little Miss Muffet.
    lorih824 at yahoo dot con

  3. Rock-a-bye Baby - because *snickers* LOL
    Awesome as always!

  4. Rock-A-Bye Bella made me laugh! But they were all good. I loved how her husband runs away now... LOL
    evanlea at gmail dot com

  5. LOL This was harder than I thought, but here you go... Hey Diddle, Diddle...

    Hey human human, the fae and the dragon,
    The vamp jumped over the moon.
    The little wolf laughed to see such fun
    And the nix ran away with the Kitsune!

    1. yay! thanks for being creative :) I would love to see this one illustrated!

  6. ROCK A BYE BABY is my favorite because it made me laugh very hard :).
    So much fun - thank you.


  7. Being Dutch, I really don't know any of those nursery rhymes. But they do sound like fun now :)

  8. I only know row, row, row your boat. But all thymes are quite funny

  9. like Row, row, row your boat


  10. big bad vamp
    sat in camp
    getting ready to drink some blood
    he opened his mouth and stuck out his fangs
    and said who's ready to join my gang


    1. lol! perfect. I am sure Katie Dalton would join is gang! thanks :)

  11. I have to admit that the zombie were my favorite. Thank you for sharing this bit of chuckles and awesomeness :) This is hard but I am going to try;

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  12. I'm not very creative, but love to read others. I really liked Rock A Bye Baby, but they were all very good.
    Bonnie Hilligoss/

  13. OK - I'm going to give this a try........

    Mary Had a Little Lamb

    Bella had a little girl
    Her name was Renesme.
    And everywhere that Nessie went
    A wolf was sure to be.

    Bonnie Hilligoss/

  14. Hmmm. I liked them all. I refuse to choose. ;)
    This was super fun!

  15. I'm so happy everyone is enjoying them.YAY!