Ivy’s Ever After Giveaway!

A writing friend of mine, Dawn Lairamore, just had her first middle-grade novel published:

I’m really excited–not only for Dawn, but also because she’s giving away a signed copy here!

Before I get to the giveaway details, here’s a little more information about Ivy’s Ever After, which Dawn describes as a, “fun, fractured fairy tale about a princess and a dragon who team up to thwart a (not-so-nice) handsome prince.”  

“The kingdom of Ardendale has always locked its princesses in a white tower guarded by a dragon. It’s the only way to lure gallant young princes to the tiny, out-of-the-way kingdom to marry them. But Ivy is a princess who doesn’t care to be rescued, and Elridge a dragon afraid of being slain. Neither wants anything to do with Romil, a scheming prince from the frozen North who has his own less than romantic reasons for wanting Ivy’s hand in marriage. Never mind that humans and dragons have loathed each other for centuries, it isn’t long before this feisty princess and rather undragonly dragon have fled the tower and set off on a perilous journey to find Ivy’s long-lost fairy godmother, the only one who might help them escape the not-so-fairy-tale fates that await them.

Full of humor and high adventure, Ivy’s Ever After is a twist on the typical princess-needs-rescuing-from-a-dragon storyline so common in traditional tales, featuring a princess and a dragon who actually team up to thwart the handsome prince.”

Don’t forget to stop by here and watch the book trailer.

“Evenly paced with humor to match, this fractured fairy tale will delight tween readers.” –Kirkus Reviews

Want to win the signed copy?

-Simply leave a comment on this post (I’ll keep the giveaway open through 7/15). You don’t have to have a blog to enter. A winner will be chosen with a random number generator, then announced the week of 7/19. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

-To get two entries, visit https://www.ivyseverafter.com/, read Chapter 1 of the book, then come back here and leave a second comment, saying something about the chapter.  (If you have low screen resolution and just see the menu at the book’s website, scroll down to see the rest of the screen.)

I can’t wait to see who wins! :)

Update 7-16: Giveaway closed. Winner will be announced next week!


  1. I absolutely love children's books. It sounds like a winner.

  2. I love that Ivy is not your usual prim princess. Instead of learning the harp, she wants to be an archer. Classic.

  3. Good for your friend!! What an amazing accomplishment!Be blessed-Amanda

  4. Ooo…I love the twist on the traditional fairy tale! Looks like a great book for middle-schoolers! Congrats to your friend Dawn!

  5. Congrats to your friend. The book looks fantastic. I'd love to win it for me AND my children.

  6. I would love to win this for my granddaughter to read and I would like to read it too – sounds like a great story.blondie_31971(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. Oh – I love the idea that Ivy is such an unconventional princess – she plays with the servant children, wants to learn archery, spends time reading in the musty library and could care less about learning embroidery and the other 'normal princess skills'. Congrats to your friend Dawn on being so creative and talented to write this clever book and get it published!blondie_31971(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. Please enter me! I think my sister would love this book! THanks!God bless!~Katie G.katiegalyean (@) yahoo (.) com

  9. This sounds like a book I'd like to use in my classroom library.bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. I read Chapter 1 and I must say I love Ivy. I love that she loves to read and what she loves to read. I love how down-to-earth she is, and I can't wait to see what happens to her and with her.bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

  11. Sounds like a great premise! Looking forward to the book, and hopefully running into Dawn in LA in a few weeks.

  12. Fractured fairy tales are a favorite of mine. Please tell your friend congrats on the book! Very big deal.

  13. Hi, I'd like read this and tell it for my daughter. Thanks and God bless.letrassantas [at] hotmail.com

  14. My kids would enjoy reading this book. Thanks.partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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