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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Guest Post: Mad Mab, Fairy godmother from Hell by Erin Kellison

Mad Mab, Fairy godmother from Hell

My Shadow books are each a dark, twisted take on a fairy tale, and Soul Kissed, book two in my Shadow Kissed series is no different. I went with Cinderella, and I had a great time with the fairy godmother. Insane, perverse, giddy, wicked—she’s a megalomaniac with access to limitless power. What’s not to like?

I rejected Disney’s bibbidy-bobbidy-boo, the sweet grandmother, entirely. She might spin a good dress and shoes out of nothing, but she’s got no edge. No sense of what her powers could really do.


I found my first inspiration on Deviant Art (click to see, as I don’t have rights to the image). I printed her out and taped her to the wall above my desk. Feels like she’s looking in on the world, a little (or a lot) crazy. You don’t quite know what she’s capable of, and I love that about her.

A halfway decent runner up is LOTR’s Galadriel gone crazy when offered the One Ring, but she lacks a sense of humor. I almost wish she had taken the ring just to see what her world would be like. Yes, “All shall love me and despair!” sounds pretty intense, but I’m curious all the same.

To a random reader who answers my question, I’m giving away a Maleficent doll.

Also, Shadow Bound (book one in my original Shadow series) is FREE on Amazon and iTunes ($0.99 on Nook). And Shadow Fall (book two) is $0.99 everywhere through the end of my blog tour.

Now here’s the question: What’s your favorite fairy tale villain or villainess? Mine is Maleficent (I pray Angelina Jolie does her justice). 


Soul Kissed
(Shadow Kissed Book #2/ Shadow Book #5)
JUST RELEASED 9/3/13! 
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-Read an Excerpt HERE (4 additional teasers & more extras can be found in Erin’s GoodReads Group

While the world slumbers in Shadow, a fatal plague has swept through magekind. No one is immune to its ravages, and now that her father is dead, Cari Dolan must wield the fearful magic of her House to save innocent lives. 

At the mage Council's bidding, dangerous outsider Mason Stray joins forces with Cari to hunt down the fiend responsible. But can he trust the daughter of wealth and privilege, especially when his own son is at risk?

The princess will always welcome to her bed the warrior, even if one must pay the ultimate price...

Sharon's reviews of Soul Kissed and Fire Kissed

About the Author:
Erin Kellison is the award-winning author of the Shadow series, the Shadow Touch novella series, and the Shadow Kissed series, all of which share the same world, where dark fantasy meets modern fairy tale. RT calls her latest, Soul Kissed, “a dark fairy tale with a twist, perfect for readers who love passion with their fantasy.”

55 comments:

  1. Any fairytale? Hmmm. Jafar probably. Aladdin is my favorite movie :3

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  2. LOL Jafar is pretty cool. He has the same tall, sweeping lines as Maleficent. I like the curly beard on his chin. :)

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  3. Ursula. Who doesn't love a villain with tentacles.

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  4. Yeah, Ursula is great. She has an almost unequaled flair for melodrama. Poor unfortunate souls!

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  5. well Maleficent cause anyone that can turn into a dragon works for me .

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    1. The dragon is amazing. She's an easy fave, right?

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  6. Maleficent has always been my favorite villaness. I even have a t-shirt with her likeness on it. Ursula from Little Mermaid comes in a close second, but all those tentacles, yuck!

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    1. Going to check Maleficent t-shirts right now....

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  7. Mine would be Cruella De Vil. She was one sick "puppy" if you know what I mean.

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    1. Just replied... but seems it didn't come thru. Hmmm...

      Excellent pun. And agreed.

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  8. Maleficent was always the best female villain. I always kinda liked her because she made evil look cool, lol. My other was from a book series and very old movie, The Black Cauldron. The evil Horned King from it was the first villain that ever really freaked me out as a little kid.

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    1. I read The Black Cauldron when I was a kid! I forgot all about it, so thank you for mentioning it here. It would be perfect for mine now. :)

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  9. My favorite villain is Gaston from Beauty and the Beast. He's a chauvinist.

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    1. I've got a blog post in the Soul Kissed tour with Gaston where he's inciting the mob. He is so deliciously vain!

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  10. Cruelly DeVille is the all time nasty. How evil do you have to be to make a puppy coat?

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    1. Yeah, she's a nasty, but not a fave b/c of the coat. Besides, if the limit to her evil aspirations is a puppy coat, then she really lacks imagination.

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  11. Mine has always been the witch in Hansel and Gretel. I can't think of another villain that is quite as awful as that witch..I mean eating kids..dang. lol

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    1. And luring with the candy house was brilliant. HOWEVER, I think she'd do better if her house had been made out of pizza or tiramisu or vinegar chips (all faves of mine). :)

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    2. or make her house a gaming place. Come in and play all the video games you want! She can feed them and they would sit there and get fat... that would be the modern version :)

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  12. Gaston from Beauty and the Beast...Made to be cute but evil!!!!

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  13. I got to put in my two cents for bad villian from Disney... Scar! He murdered his brother then blamed it on poor Simba!

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    1. SCAR! Oh yes. He was bad all the way through. Excellent addition, Sharon!

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  14. From classic fairy tales, The Snow Queen because she not only is in the Hans Christian Anderson fairytales but she is also prevalent in Japanese ghost and demon stories. BUT Disney??? Shan Yu because I actually find him HOT, bad boy HOT! The one bad boy in comics I had the hots for!

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  15. Maleficent I love her! She is the perfect villainess. She is just misunderstood. Lol!

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  16. The Shadow Man!!! From Frog Princess, that dude is FREAKY!!!

    But I love all the songs in that movie and who could resist the little firefly guy. He just wants to be with his Evangeline *le sigh*

    Thanks for coming by to play with the Sheep Erin! xoxoxox

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  17. For me is the evil queen from snow white. :D

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  18. Okay, my favorite is She Go from the Disney Channel cartoon Kim Possible. I want to be her when I grow up....LOL

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  19. Oh I love Cruelly Deville... but I think the Maleficent would be a close second!!!!

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    1. and it would help if I could spell right!! Cruella GGZZZZ

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  20. Maleficent was one of the best, followed by Cruella DeVille

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  21. I love Maleficent because she can turn into a dragon.

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  22. My favorite villain/ villainess (though I have a spot for all of them) would have to be the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland, the original cartoon though I also enjoyed Tim Burton's version.

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  23. Okay, I'm clueless on maleficient. Where's she from again? Gotta search her now..

    Fave villain, don't have a fave but i like red queen and snow queen.

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    1. she is the fairy that cursed Sleeping Beauty!

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    2. No wonder i don't remember! It's been years since i watched sleeping beauty.. makes me want to watch it again

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  24. I have to go with the person who said Gaston. I loved him. :) I got Shadowbound the other day, it looks really good. Thanks!

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  25. Lord Farguaad from Shrek cracks me up:)

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  26. Gaston from Beauty and the Beast. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. I would have to say The Shadow Man from The Princess and the Frog. As Prince Naveen says, "He was very charismatic!" :-)

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  28. Cinderella ..thanks
    rafflec: Avie S

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  29. I have to go with Cruella Deville, I mean puppy coats - puleezzzz :) Thank you for the fun!

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  30. My favorite is Maleficent!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. My favorite is ursula from the little mermaid.

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  32. Rumpelstiltskin!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  33. I just loved Hades from Hercules!! I watched this movie so many times with my boys. Thank you so much for having such a generous giveaway!! The doll is so cute!! Loving it!!

    livvie_v@yahoo.com

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