Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Immortal Circus Blog Tour

The Immortal Circus
Author: A.R. Kahler
Publisher: 47 North
Publication Date: Dec 12, 2012 (ebook) Jan 29, 2013 (print)

Murdered contortionists aren’t exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can't quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded—especially not when she realizes the devilishly attractive ringleader Mab is the Faerie Queen of legend…and that she and the rest of the troupe are locked in an age-old rivalry between the otherworldly Courts.
Aided by her friends Kingston—a feisty stage magician whose magic is quickly stealing her heart—and his smart-ass assistant Melody, Vivienne finds herself racing against the clock to discover the culprit behind a series of deaths that should be impossible. However, the answer she seeks might reveal more about her own bloody past—and future—than she bargains for.
The show's just beginning.

Step right up…


What inspired you to write about the circus?
It was actually a joint idea between Devyn Burton and I. Having spent a long time in the circus world, it was always kind of inevitable that I'd write a book about it some day!

Have you ever thought about running away and joining the circus as Vivienne does?
Kind of, but not really. I acted as a counselor with a touring big top show called Circus Smirkus. I've also done a lot of travelling around to put on shows. But I've never signed on as a full-time touring performer. I don't have that sort of attention span.

How long did it take for you to write and then publish The Immortal Circus?
The first draft took six weeks (the perks of going to grad school for writing—that's all I did). Then a loooong period of writing and expanding and revising. All together? Maybe eight months. The publishing time for the Kindle eSerials program is really fast—the first episode went out 6 weeks after signing the contract!

What was the hardest part about writing?
Avoiding the internet. In other words, just doing it.

Is there a song you would consider the theme song for your book? 
I won't lie: A large chunk of this book was inspired by Marilyn Manson's cover of “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This.” It's dark and sexy and alluring, which is precisely what I was going for.

Emily: *squeals* ggahhh! I absolutely love that song!!

Are there any plans for a sequel?
Oh yes. It's set to be published in early June this year! Title and more info coming soon. :)

This or That

Write to music or not?
Music. For this book, I listened to a lot of cheesy pop. I think it shows.

Coffee or Tea?
Don't make me choose! I love both equally. Earl Grey and lattes are my faves.

Kindle or Nook?
I was given a Nook for the holidays. Which is ironic, seeing as my ebook was only available on Kindle during its release! I like both, though.

Dreamer or Realist?
Dreamer. Always.

Summer or Winter? 
Winter. I gravitate toward colder climates, which is probably why I always end up in the northern reaches of places.

Author Bio
Most little boys dream of running away to join the circus.

Alex didn't just dream it: he did it. But then, he rarely lets a good dream pass him by.

In the past six years he's toured and trained across America and Europe. He's performed in Amsterdam, taught trapeze in Madrid, studied in Glasgow and even had a stint as assistant to Holly Black and Cassandra Clare in New England. He's constantly on the lookout for new places to explore and new worlds to invent. He's a Sagittarius fueled by full moons and espresso. The way to his heart is a latte and fan art. Just for the record.

THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS is his first New Adult novel, and is being released exclusively through the Amazon Kindle e-Serials program by 47North. It will be available in print and audio when the episodes are complete.

MARTYR the first book in his post-apocalyptic fantasy, will be published by Spencer Hill Press in October 2014.


  1. If I ran away to join the circus, I want to be the one who does tricks with the puppies.

  2. If I ran away to join the circus I would like to perform with the Horses

  3. I want to be an elephant performer! I love the baby ones they are so adorable! I also wouldn't mind doing the motorcycle stunts!

  4. Lion tamer. This is just hypothetical, right?

  5. I would be one of the trapeze artists. If I was graceful...