Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fan Art + GIVEAWAY! | Ever Afters Blog Party!

Welcome, one and all! It's time to get this party started.

Top 7 Character Songs Countdown
A while back, you might remember the Ever Afters Blog Tour that passed through here. I had the great pleasure of sharing the musical playlists that helped Ms. Bach create her Characters. Let's just say I became slightly addicted. Fittingly, the soundtrack for this Blog Party! will be my Top 7 favorites from these playlists.

So before you go any farther, cue the music!
From the playlist of Rory Landon, here's #7.

Quote of the Day
Of Giants and Ice, pg 136

Today's lineup is FANART. And just look at what magnificent fan art it is! All that time and effort and love! I wish I could draw half this well, but I guess some people are fan artists and some people throw online party bashes to show off all the fan artists' magnificent work. ;)
This is as close as I get to fan art.

First up, we have some shipping magic with the best mermaid couple since Disney's The Little Mermaid. Next to Chaurora, Ben and Chatty are my favorite pair. A lot of that probably has to do with their love of cheesy jokes. I mean, have you seen my Corny Joke of the Week in the sidebar?
Some Ben and Chatty love with Batty by alicorn-society.

I LOVE stylized quotes, and these two from Chase in Of Sorcery and Snow are gorgeous. One for the heart-fluttering 'awwww' factor, and one for the funny bone.

From the drawing board of Hannah C.

I stumbled across this Chase and Rory while Googling and I'm so, so happy it turned out to be one of the contributions! Dancing together at the ball, which is only one of my very favorite moments. *sigh* Aren't they so cute together?

Sorry, is my Chaurora showing?
By that spectacular talent, Jolie J!

Anyone else have chills from this one?

The Tale of Rory Landon, a Haley R. original!

Aren't these absolutely MAGNIFICENT?!

From the upcoming Lazy Blue Daisy

Remember how I said I'm not great with art? Pretty sure that's because my sister got all the crafty/drawing mojo. She continues to astound me with her limitless artistic ability, but these dolls really take the cake. She's already made a Link and Zelda pair (plus chicken) and a 10th Doctor, but when she asked what I wanted most of all? No contest. Now I have my very own Triumvirate.

Who doesn't love that scene after Rory kills for the first time and Chase comforts her? Now you can see it illustrated.

From the pencil of Clare R.

I was completely blown away by this piece. And then I noticed the reflection in the sword. Equal parts gorgeous, exciting, and chilling. If you weren't excited for the finale yet, you will be now! An-ti-ci-pa-tion...

courtesy of Fiona R.

Last but not least...

This is a picture of Shelby Bach's Reader Art Wall, full of fanart sent in by her readers, and I have to say they're fantastic. Any of the artists here today?


You didn't think I forgot about this part, did you? Of course not! I've been planning this giveaway for months, and I can't wait to show you.

Drum roll, please!
One set of those freaking fantastic Ever Afters dolls. That's your own personal Chase Turnleaf, Rory Landon, and Lena LaMarelle, right out of the pages!

That's right! These three beauties right here
want to come over to your house.
The giveaway ends at midnight on the 30th of June and I'll announce the winner on the 1st of July, amidst the revelry of finally getting your hands on a copy of Of Enemies and Endings. The giveaway is only available to residents of the US.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you all so much for stopping by for the party's kick-off! If you have fanart of your own to share, just put a link in the comments; I'm sure everyone here can't have enough Ever Afters fanart.

Join us tomorrow to talk about your Favorite Book in the series.

And by all means, PARTY.
What's your favorite piece? If you've seen another piece that deserves mention, share the link!


  1. I love all of the art SO much!!! Thank you for doing this Ms. Thompson :)

  2. I love the piece from the ball. So pretty!

  3. The first thing that pops in my head is: (*drum roll*) MAGIC, it's what I read about mostly, I love it! #magic

  4. The first thing that pops into my mind is the Triumvirate honestly. After all, they are the main characters!

  5. Hey Amanda! I'm not sure if I missed it, but when is the giveaway ending? And when will you announce the winners?
    AH! The dolls are so cute! And cool! And AMAZING!

    1. You didn't actually miss that, May. Apparently I did, in the excitement of getting everything together. The giveaway ends at midnight on the 30th, and I'll announce the winner on the 1st of July.
      Thanks for pointing that out, I'll get that fixed. ^_^

  6. All the art is so beautiful. I wish I could draw that well.
    This book series is most definitely one of my favourites. Everyone should read these books.


    Here's some fanart I just finished: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=k0r51d&s=8#.VYwhB3qUzGc

    1. That's a fantastic drawing of Chase, Maryam! Thanks for sharing. ^_^

  8. The Batty one. Just the feels!!! I love Ben and Sherah/Chatty.

  9. Sorry I'm late to the party Amanda, I'm going back through and adding comments now. Love the art wall that Shelby has. Such talented artists, so fun to look at and adorable ones of Chase and Rory.

  10. This is so amazing, I brought refreshments!! Cup: (_) and Cookie: (:::) Ice cream: <O

    1. Why, thank you! This is just what we needed. *makes ice cream sandwich* Delicious! ;)

  11. Hey, have you ever thought of joining the wiki? Anybody here? We really need more members!