Sunday, November 10, 2013

*New* Desert Rose Tour- Once Upon a Time Today Series

Desert Rose Tours is up and running!! :D 

We are currently scheduling our first Virtual Book Tour!!  Whoot!! :D

We are celebrating amazing author Heidi Garrett, and her new series Once Upon a Time Tomorrow, a set of Contemporary Fairytales and Fairytale Retellings.  This tour is running from Dec 8th - 22nd, and will be extended if there is enough interest/bloggers wanting to host.

~About the Books:

Beautiful Beautiful (Once Upon a Time Today #1)

~Expected Release DateNovember 15th, 2013

~PublisherHalf-Faerie Publishing

~Pages: 90


~Novella, will be available in eBook format


What is beauty?

Years of struggling on the indie film circuit are about to pay off for Kerrin Mayham. She’s the frontrunner to the Golden Pinnacle’s Director of the Year.

Winning will mean:

Generous financial backing for her next project,
The most beautiful men in the industry will compete for the leading role, 
And, her sense of self, and integrity will be challenged.

Because when it comes to casting Demion Glass, Kerrin will have to confront her personal demons—and an emptiness that has haunted her for years. 

A contemporary fairytale novella, Beautiful Beautiful, is a retelling of the eponymous Hans Christian Anderson tale, and the first release in Heidi Garrett's new Once Upon a Time Today collection. (Adult language & situations, no explicit sex)


The Girl Who Watched for Elves (Once Upon a Time Today 0.0)

~PublishedOctober 24th, 2013

~PublisherHalf-Faerie Publishing


~Short Story, available in ebook format


Do you believe in fairy tales?

One afternoon, a young woman visits a tarot reader. When he interprets the images in a twenty-card spread, she gains a new understanding of her:

Present, and

As she is awakened to a sense of life's magic.

It's a transformational journey with an unexpected spiritual guide.


The Girl Who Dreamed of Red Shoes (Once Upon a Time Today 0.5)

~PublishedOctober 29th, 2013

~PublisherHalf-Faerie Publishing


~Short Story, available in ebook format



When she listens to the cantadora tell an old fairy tale, her life changes.

Disconnected from her spirit, a young woman lives a life of longing. She feeds herself reckless amounts of doughnuts and candy, but there's never enough to fill the void inside her.

What will?

She comes across an audio-book exploring an old fairy tale, and can't resist buying it. When she gets home, and listens to the story of The Red Shoes, the threshold between her dreams and daydreams begin to blur...


The Girl Who Couldn't Sing (Once Upon a Time Today #0.75)

November 3rd, 2013

~PublisherHalf-Faerie Publishing


~Short Story, available in ebook formats



When life gets tricky, Heather Baker meditates on fairy tales.

She can't sing... Yet.

But, maybe, with:
  • A few more voice lessons, 
  • A music degree, and
  • Enough practice, 

Heather Baker's dreams of becoming the next indie singer/songwriter sensation will come true.

Enticed by Neptune, the planet that rules everything hazy and glamorous, and dogged by Saturn, the planet that rules obstacles and everything practical--she bounces between fantasy and reality.

Which planet will win?


~About the Author~

Heidi Garrett is the author of the contemporary fairytale novella collection, Once Upon a Time Today. In these stand-alone retellings of popular and obscure fairy tales, adult characters navigate the deep woods of the modern landscape to find their Happily Ever Afters. The Original Fairy Tale short stories: The Girl Who Watched For Elves, The Girl Who Dreamed of Red Shoes, and The Girl Who Couldn’t Sing are a prelude to that collection.

She is also the author of The Queen of the Realm of Faerie series, a fairy tale/high fantasy mashup about a young half-faerie, half mortal woman who must save both the Enchanted and Mortal Worlds.

Heidi was born in Texas, and in an attempt to reside in as many cities in that state as she could, made it to Houston, Lubbock, Austin, and El Paso. Heidi now lives in Eastern Washington state with her husband, their two cats, her laptop, and her Kindle.

Being from the South, she often contemplates the magic of snow and hopes to remind readers that:

Once upon a time, you lived in an enchanted world


This Book Party will rock, with:

~Reviews of Beautiful Beautiful (Once Upon a Time Today #1)

~Reviews of the three short stories (preludes to Beautiful Beautiful)
    ~The Girl Who Watched for Elves
    ~The Girl Who Dreamed of Red Shoes
    ~The Girl Who Couldn't Sing

~A Book Soundtrack for Beautiful Beautiful

~A Playlist of inspirational songs for the character in The Girl Who Couldn't Sing

~3 Dream Casts of the author's making

~Excerpts of all 4 stories/books

~MP3 Music & Videos that go along with the short stories

~Guest Posts about the Music & Videos

~An fantastically awesome giveaway!

Follow the Tour, and check out this awesome book collection celebration!