A spot for all the latest news, posts and links about my middle grade, fairy tale adventure novel, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale”.
Every town has an old lady all the children just know is a witch.
When Johanna and Casper must spend the afternoon at her house, there’s nothing to do, except listen to a story. While the siblings await their mother’s return from the hospital where she’s visiting their ailing father, Mrs. Kinder reads them a story of adventure, magic and music.
Mrs. Kinder’s mysterious golden book tells an intertwined tale of two young men—the sensitive Sculptor who carves a beautiful woman from ice and the thieving Sorcerer searching for a spell that will bring the statue to life.
The story twists and turns, from the Frozen Forest, to the land of the Lemon Trees, to the home of the Swamp Witch, as the Sculptor’s and Sorcerer’s adventures circle each other. Their inevitable confrontation reveals buried memories that force them each to confront the true cost of love and redemption.
The Ice Maiden’s Tale is now available for Purchase at “The Book Garden” in Frenchtown New Jersey! It’s an adorable Mom & Pop bookstore with lots of great books and gifts. If you’re in the area check it out.
BOOKSHOPS featuring “The Ice Maiden’s Tale”
The Book Garden
8 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Reviews of the Ice Maiden’s Tale!
@ Bookish Bron
“Overall this was a fun read that, despite the ice, left me feeling warm and nostalgic.”
@ Jill Jemmett’s Book Blog
“I like the way this story brought a fairytale/folk tale into the modern world…This is a good story with a unique premise.”
@Le Coeur de l’Artiste
“Preziosi writes for both a youthful audience and adult when weaving this captivating tale. You’ll settle yourself in a chair not unlike Mrs. Kinder does and not want to leave until the very end.”
@Bookworm for Kids
“With a bit of the feel of The Princess Bride, this is an enchanting fairy tale and more… Although this book is intended for the readers ages eight and up, it’s something that adults will enjoy as well. The heroes hit upon topics which adults will relate to as well. I can see this especially nice as a read-aloud.”
@ Brandy’s Bookshelf
“This book is FANTASTIC! I loved the story-within-a-story, and it immediately reminded me of one of my favorite movies (can you guess which movie I’m talking about?!). I really enjoyed the separate, yet intertwined stories of Gabriel and Sebastian. I enjoyed reading their separate adventures and was pleased to see how they came to reach their end goal together. Their adventures were page-turning and it made it hard to put the book down!”
“I encourage anyone who enjoys storytelling to read this book.”
“The characters were easy to fall in love with. I couldn’t put this book down. I also loved the twist at the end and that it wasn’t predictable.”
“This story within a story meant there were two narratives to explore, and the way the two were ultimately aligned left me closing this book with a heart both heavy with loss for its occupants and buoyed with hope for their future without the reader.”
“The power of hope and storytelling and family wind throughout the pages of the book, and they’re entwined in the heart of the stories. This is going on my bookshelf with Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm.”
“Wonderful story that pulls you in to its pages from start to finish. Great for both the young and the young at heart…”
“Reading this book will conjure the same feeling you had as a kid, watching the Neverending Story or The Princess Bride. It’s such a pure story, story telling at its best.”
“The author has created a truly riveting tale with elements of good vs evil, light vs dark, and sprinkled in some love and romance.
This book reads like a movie, she painted a colorful picture with vivid descriptions and imagery. This is a children’s book, but I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy and fairytales!”
“…the reader is transformed into a child, being read to before bed-time and with their dreams full of lost lands. This story within a story meant there were two narratives to explore, and the way the two were ultimately aligned left me closing this book with a heart both heavy with loss for its occupants and buoyed with hope for their future without the reader.”
The Ice Maiden’s Tale Launch
You can now buy my middle-grade, fairy tale, adventure novel, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale”, on Amazon! Kindle and print copies are available. Paperback copies are also available at Barnes & Noble.com.
Audrey Hepburn said, “If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.” #fairytalesforeveryone
INSPIRATION: Some Inspiration for “The Ice Maiden’s Tale”
GOODREADS: “The Ice Maiden’s Tale” on Goodreads.
REVIEWERS: If you’re interested in reviewing “The Ice Maiden’s Tale” for your blog/vlog/zine, drop me a line.