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Troll or Derby by Indiana Author Red Tash

Troll or Derby by Indiana Author Red Tash

I had the great good fortune to get my hands on a copy of Indiana author Red Tash’s latest fantasy novel: Troll or Derby.

The author’s name, Red Tash, may seem familiar to you. She’s been a Featured Blogger on little Indiana.

Indiana Author: Troll or Derby by Red Tash

I wasn’t sure what to think when I read the back cover. I mean, trolls, fairies, pixies, and roller derby? I don’t know anything about…well, any of those things!

But that doesn’t even matter. What you don’t know you’ll soon figure out! Tash crafts a world that’s so compelling, you can’t help but get sucked in!

In this world, trolls and fairies aren’t just real, they are living among us.

Fantasy Novel by Red Tash

On my way to the Wabash Cannonball Chili Cook-off, I read my little heart out. I only stopped twice: when Kid #2 got carsick. Hubs and I have Kid #2 clean-up down to a science so, before you could whisper “trolls and fairies” we were off and I was back into the book. Oh, yes. I am a trooper.

I love the way she weaves in a bit of Indiana in the story as well. It only adds to the fun!

Here’s the story as taken off the back of Troll or Derby (so I don’t accidentally give anything away!):

In TROLL OR DERBY, fifteen year old Roller Deb is singled out by town bullies for both her skates, and for being different.

When her popular homecoming queen of a sister is kidnapped by a scuzzy drug dealer, Deb must flee the trailer park in which she’s grown up, and rescue her.

Along the way, Deb becomes enmeshed in the magical realm of trolls and fairies, and the blood-thirsty version of roller derby at which these beings excel. But spending too much time among the fairies comes with a price.

Will Deb choose to save her sister, with the aid of a mysterious troll? Or will she be lost to the lures of roller derby, and the blonde temptress April, forever?

Win Troll or Derby Paperback Book

It’s gritty. It’s dark. I loved it! In fact, I passed it along to my husband, Jeremy, and he loved it, too–and we differ greatly in our reading choices! I guess that’s what happens when you combine careful writing with a quick reading style and a healthy helping of our familiar Hoosier landscape. It’s hard to put down!

I know you want to win a copy of Troll or Derby too! Courtesy of Red Tash, I have one signed copy of Troll or Derby up for grabs! Yay! It’s easy to enter.

Mandatory: 

Tell me the name of your favorite fantasy creature–then leave a comment on this post along with your email address.

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Disclaimer: Offer is for readers around the world. Giveaway ends December 7, 2012 at 12 AM CST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org. Winner will have 72 hours to respond to my email and claim the prize or winner will forfeit prize and next selected Random.org recipient will be awarded the win. Winner’s name will be posted on this page AND on the little Indiana Facebook Page (so keep on the lookout!). Troll or Derby is valued at $10.54. 

little Indiana received this book from Red Tash in exchange for an honest review. The opinions are mine and mine alone.

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About Jessica Nunemaker

Jessica Nunemaker is the little Indiana owner, Host of a little Indiana segment state-wide on PBS and Publisher of the little Indiana Quarterly magazine. Sometimes, she even sleeps. You'll usually find Jessica gallivanting around Indiana towns (population 15,000 and less) with her husband, Jeremy, and two boys (ages 7 and 3) in tow in search of where to stay, play and eat in small towns across the state! Small towns: destinations, not drive-thrus!

9 comments

  1. Fantasy creature other than the Harry Potter characters is Harry Dresden of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Book series.

  2. Subscribed to Little Indiana RSS feed on yahoo

  3. Fanned & friended Red Tash (cool name)

  4. Liked Little Indiana

  5. Liked the post (fb Alison Jones)

  6. Myfanwy Thomas, from The Rook. She’s just so adaptable!

  7. Fantasy creature? Hmmmm … Beanie and Cecil? Oh, maybe Tinkerbell. Does that count?

  8. I’m not entering to win–my copy is on its way from Amazon. But my favorite fantasy creatures are the Wee Free Men from Terry Pratchett’s book of the same name. I can’t await to read this book!

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