Have you ever wanted to run away with the circus? Well, hold that thought while I tell you a tale of the marvelously magical adventure to be experienced in Erin Morgenstern's debut novel The Night Circus!
As if out of thin air the circus appears. It arrives without fanfare but does announces its arrival with tall tents dressed in black and white stripes. The wonderful news spreads word of mouth to surrounding towns. What wonders and marvels await beyond the circus gates? A giant clock stands inside and a black sign painted in white letters reads:
Opens At Nightfall
Closes At Dawn
Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves, the circus of dreams. Both patrons and performers are in for an experience full of wonder and intrigue. This circus isn't just a spectacle full of tarot card readers, clowns, contortionists, fortune-tellers and the like. It's the setting for a contest that has been in the making since Celia and Marco were young children. Their special talents have been honed by their masters who are rival illusionists. The plan is to have their two magicians compete in an extraordinary battle of imagination and wills. Who will win? How will their love story end?
Erin Morgenstern's masterfully marvelous debut novel The Night Circus will leave you transfixed and put you under it's spectacular spell. To find out more read an excerpt from The Night Circus and take in the terrific book trailer video below.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Erin Morgenstern is a writer and a multimedia artist who lives in Massachusetts. She describes all her work as "fairy tales in one way or another." The film rights to The Night Circus have been optioned by Summit Entertainment. You can visit Erin's website erinmorgenstern.com and her blog for more information. You can follow @erinmorgenstern on Twitter and find Erin's Author Page on Facebook.
YUMMY MUMMY BOOK CLUB
I had the pleasure of speaking with Erin at a Random House of Canada event and invited her to chat with my virtual book club members. She graciously agreed to chat with us! I'm so pleased to announce that Yummy Mummy Book Club #YMBC will be discussing The Night Circus in our Twitter chat with special guest author Erin Morgenstern. The chat is scheduled for Wednedsay, September 12th from 9:30-11:00 PM EDT. Use the hashtag #TheNightCircus and follow host @BookaliciousCa and author @ErinMorgenstern. Keep tabs on the #YMBC Twitter chat updates on Bookalicious.ca. To join the YMBC click here to sign up and get a heads up on free books. This promises to be a magical chat so save the date and have your questions and comments ready for @ErinMorgenstern.
BOOKALICIOUS BOOK GRAB GIVEAWAY
Random House of Canada has copies of The Night Circus to give away to two lucky Bookalicious readers who enter the draw. All you have to do to enter the book draw is leave a creative comment in the "click here to spill it!" bubble below. For more great books visit RandomHouseCanada.ca, follow them on Twitter @RandomHouseCA @BookLounge @McClellandBooks and find Random House of Canada on Facebook.