UK Blog Tour for The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton- Author Interview & Swag Giveaway

Hey! Welcome to the last stop on the UK blog tour for The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton. I just want to say a few thank you's to everyone involved in the blog tour.  Thank you to the following bloggers that particapated:

After you have read Kiki's awesome interview, head over and check out the above bloggers post's as well!

Also I big thank you to author Kiki, who trusted and let me organise her blog tour!

How Kiki got into writing:

I’ve always loved to write but I was so busy with work and my family and life that I didn’t make the time to write. Then I read Harry Potter. (I didn’t actually start Harry Potter until the Goblet of Fire came out… I read books 1-4 in a week.) I’d forgotten the magic of a well-told story. The magic of becoming the characters in a book and experiencing their adventures. I loved Harry Potter so much that I decided I’d write a little story for my daughter and that’s when the madness all started…

Can you tell us a little about your debut novel, The Faerie Ring?

London 1871, pickpockets, stolen rings, faeries, romance, danger, mystery

Orphaned and picking pockets in London’s Charing Cross station to support not only herself, but her ‘family’ of orphans, sixteen year-old Tiki steals the Queen’s ring and thinks she’s solved  their problems. That is, until Rieker, a pickpocket from the North End, suspects her in the theft and tells her that the ring is really a reservoir that holds a truce between the British and Faerie courts.
When he warns her that the fey will do anything, including murder, to recover the ring, Tiki is unsure whether to believe him or not. To complicate matters, Rieker seems to know something about the unusual birthmark on Tiki’s wrist. But when Tiki and her family are threatened the game changes.

Where did you get the idea for The Faerie Ring?

I’ve always loved the idea of things not being what they seem. That other dimensions or worlds exist side by side with our own, just beyond our ken; that the scope of our world is more than just the three dimensions that we are able to easily comprehend.

The cover for The Faerie Ring is beautiful. Who designed it and did you have much say is the designing of the cover?


Thank you! Usually authors do not have any input in the design of their covers, but I’m very fortunate that my editor, Susan Chang, did ask my opinion. I was pretty specific about the things I thought should be included and even did some mock-ups of my own and included other covers I liked.  I was lucky enough that Susan and Seth Lerner, the Art Director, listened and really came up with the perfect cover.  As you read the book, you can flip back to the cover and see things that maybe you didn’t notice at first. 

How does it feel to have your debut novel out there for all to read?

I’m thrilled to have my story out there as an actual book. It really is a dream come true and Tor (my publisher) has been so fantastic to work with! They’ve been very supportive and have given me lots of opportunities to do signings at big industry events which is equally exciting. Imagine people standing in line to get a copy of your book – it’s surreal!!

Why should we read The Faerie Ring?

One of the reasons I wrote The Faerie Ring, was because I felt like reading historical fantasy – a story set in the past – and didn’t know of any that involved faeries. There may well be some out there but I didn’t know about them at the time. I think compared to most of the newer YA books, that combination might make mine a bit different.  All of the historical facts are true and accurate, which makes it kind of fun, and since London is such an ancient city – you can go today to many of the places in The Faerie Ring.

So – if you like historical fantasy novels – you might like this one.

Are you currently working on any other projects?

 I have completed a contemporary YA called THE LAST DANCE that I just love and I’m working on a new standalone paranormal fantasy YA.

Kiki's Christmas favourites:

Fave Christmas Read?  A Christmas Carol
Fave Christmas treat? Chocolate Marshmallow Santa's

Fave Christmas Movie? You've Got Mail

Fave Christmas song?  James Taylor / Natalie Cole – Baby It’s Cold Outside.

What do you want to see under your Christmas tree this year? A contract for my next two books! :)

Thanks to Kiki for the awesome interview. The Faerie Ring is available now from the. The Faerie Ring is available to buy now!

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First Prize: The Faerie Ring postcard
The Faerie Ring badge
Two Faerie Ring bookmarks (1 signed)

Second Prize: The Faerie Ring postcard
Two Faerie Ring bookmarks (1 signed)

Third Prize: Two The Faerie Ring bookmarks (1 signed)

-Giveaway is International
-Giveaway opened to 13+
-Three Winners


-Leave a nice comment below for Kiki
-Leave your email address so I can contact you if you win

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*Giveaway ends 31st December
*Giveaway sponsored by Kiki Hamilton
*Giveaways will be shipped 6th January


  1. This looks like such an awesome book Kiki so want to read this.

    My email address is enchantedbooks(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

    Thankyou for this really nice giveaway.

  2. I've seen so many great reviews online about this book so I really want to read it. I hope to get it for Christmas :) The cover of The Faerie Ring is really really pretty so I think the swag will be beautiful <3 I hope you get your contract for the next two books and keep writing! Happy Holidays!!!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and thanks for making it international! *happy Canadian*



  3. Oops sorry accidentally wrote email twice

  4. This book looks so, so, so good, but I just haven´t a chance to buy. But I will, really, really soon! ;)
    The cover and the trailer are amazing! I really need to get my hands on this book.
    I wish the authour a lot of successes in future and lots of her books for us!
    GFC: Willinda

  5. I've had this book on my to read list for so long, and I've heard only great things about it :)
    I can't wait to read it!
    and it is a gorgeous cover indeed ^^
    my email: iranda7[at]gmail[dot]com
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  6. Thank you for this kind giveaway. <3 I would love to win this amazing swag :) I have not read The Faerie Ring yet, but it does sound amazing :D Must read it soon ;)
    Merry Christmas! <3
    Love, Carina ~

  7. I really want to read this book! I have heard nothing but awesome things about it. I think I will be picking it up with my Christmas money!
    Happy Holidays!
    GFC Unabridged Bookshelf


  8. I would love to read this book, one friend of mine, received as a gift The Faerie Ring, and yes I envy her, hopefully she will let me read it when she finish... until then I would love to win some swag! :)
    GFC follower: Gisele Alvarado


  9. It's amazing how the Harry Potter books inspired you to write fiction and I love the cover for your book. I'm glad that you got to have a ay in it design:)

    GFC follower: IdentitySeeker

  10. I liked it when Kiki Hamilton said

    "As you read the book, you can flip back to the cover and see things that maybe you didn’t notice at first."

    It's these tiny details that make reading more enjoyable


    am a follower via GFC



  11. I have heard amazing reviews about this book! and LOTS of people have it as their favorite series! I won it in a contest, so when i get it its definitely going to be the book ill start reading!
    GFC: Farah Majdoub

  12. GFC follower: Mickey @ imabookshark

    I have my copy of The Faerie Ring and I still need to read it. I'm excited about it! Thanks!

    Mickey @ imabookshark
    imabookshark AT yahoo DOT com