The Big Love Letter Event – Dear Pénélope, Your Marc – Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

Posted 14 March, 2014 by Danny in Author Spotlight, Blog, Danny / 8 Comments

Welcome to this final instalment of our Love Letter Event.   Jenny from Supernatural Snark were celebrating the “loooooveee”  with you and some of our favorite Authors!

It’s been a blast those past weeks and still, we are not done yet!

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Jenny and I are both big fat suckers of romance, and if a story doesn’t have some tiny bit of romance we usually don’t fully enjoy the book. We love to swoon over the boys and we love to feel the butterflies of first love and intensely touching romance!For each Friday in February two authors is going to share a Love Letter with us, which you can find here at the Bookworms and at Supernatural Snark. This will be either from the author to one of her characters or between characters. And, we can assure you that this is going to be swoon worthy wonderful!

We kicked of the Event with Katie McGarry  (here at the Bookworms) and with Wendy Higgins over at Supernatural Snark. Two wonderful, swoon worthy love letters that were absolutely amazing. Katie shared a love letter from Isaiah to Rachel which is just beyond wonderful!  Last week I had Sara B.Larson here who debut this year with the YA Fantasy DEFY, which I loved so very much! She wrote a letter to her character Marcel, which will bring you to tears!

Then I had someone also very special  here.  Gena Showalter is a woman and author I absolutely admire and adore so very much! She’s a genius, she’s incredible creative and writes books so fast I think she must be Super Woman! Please read her Letter to Cole (our beloved Bad Boy from The White Rabbit Chronicles) and fell in love just like I did!

Last week I had Lynn Matson here. Her thrilling adventure NIL which comes out March 4th (soooon my friends) and needs to be on your wish lists!  Lynn shared a love letter from her swoon worthy Main Character Thad (gotta love this boy!) to his girl Charley!

So, now I welcome Danielle Jensen today for this last Love Letter. Her debut Stolen Songbird comes out April 1st and is one of the most fantastic YA Fantasies I’ve read in a very long time. It’s such an amazing story that I feel instantly in love with. 

Today, Danielle shares a heartbreaking Love letter with us from one of the secondary characters that stole the hearts of the readers who had already the pleasure reading this wonderful book! 

*wipes away some tears* 

Dear Readers, 

This is for the Marc fans amongst you – I know that you are many.



Dearest Pénélope,

It has been two years to the day since I lost you, and there are still moments when I swear I hear your laughter filling the corridors of our home. Mornings where I wake and turn my head, certain you will be beside me. Times when I half-imagine I can still feel the whisper of your emotions running through my mind.

But the house is silent.

Your side of the bed is cold.

And my heart and mind are empty of anything but my own hurt, the enduring pain of your loss written across my fingers in a black far darker and more permanent than any ink. I never intended to live a moment past the one in which your heart stopped beating – was sure that the bond linking our souls would mercifully pull me from this world so that I’d never have to know a life without you. Was I a coward to want that? Perhaps. I was certainly a fool to believe that would be how it would transpire, because when has life, or fate, or friend ever been kind to you and me? They call us the broken ones – those marked by isolation, darkness, and iron, but I never saw you that way. And you were the only one who never saw me that way. So if my desire to be where you are makes me a coward, then so be it. It was what I wanted. But the choice was taken away from me, and there have been times over these past years when I hated Tristan for forcing me to live a life I did not want. And then there are times…times when I do not know what I feel.

Especially now.

Change has come to our unchanging city – a wind whipping through streets that have not seen the elements in five hundred years. The Duchesse has spoken a prophesy promising a route to freedom, and it has come with the face of a flame-haired human girl named Cécile. She’s been bonded to Tristan, and in her, he’s more than met his match. I know you and he rarely saw eye-to-eye, but she’s changed him, and I think you’d better like the man he has become. The King we need him to be. And because of her, I think he better understands why you and I made the choices we did. For that, Cécile will always have my goodwill, for she has reconciled the two people I care for most. I wish you could meet her. I wish you could be here to see the change, experience the energy, and feel echoes of hope thrumming through the hearts of those who have never before known it. 

But instead you are two years in the grave, and I can blame no one for your loss other than my own self.  I can’t count the number of times I’ve cursed myself for acting on my feelings for you, because if only I’d limited myself to the bounds of friendship, you would still be alive. By loving you, I killed you, and that guilt weights heavily upon me. Yet when Cécile asked me today if I would bond you again, knowing what I do now, I said I would. In a heartbeat. The words came out as only the truth can, because in my heart I know those short months I spent bonded to you were worth a thousand lifetimes of hurt. And I let myself remember when you told me that you’d rather risk a short life in love than an eternity alone.

If it is as the humans say, and there is a life beyond, I’m sorry that I’m not there with you.  But I find there is  a spark within me that must see this revolution through. I cannot say if we will succeed, or how long it will take, but know that even if it takes a lifetime, my love for you will not diminish. And when my time comes, never doubt that if there is a way for us to be together again, I will find it.

That is my promise.




I love Marc, he’s such a heartbroken and tortured character, yet so strong and amazing. Once you’ve read Stolen Songbird you will know what I mean. 

He lost his Big Love and we meet him when she’s already dead for quite a while. I remember when I closed the book I wanted to go and beg Danielle to write Marc his own story. A story where he can be happy again! 


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For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy…

For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.

Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity.

But something unexpected happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.

As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever

About Danielle L. Jensen

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Danielle was born and raised in Calgary, Canada. At the insistence of the left side of her brain, she graduated in 2003 from the University of Calgary with a bachelor’s degree in finance. But the right side of her brain has ever been mutinous; and in 2010, it sent her back to school to complete an entirely impractical English literature degree at Mount Royal University and to pursue publication. Much to her satisfaction, the right side shows no sign of relinquishing its domination.

Authors participating in the Love Letter Event


Jenny and I have an amazing Giveaway for you with 14 winners in total!

  • Winner 1 and 2: Each will get a Book of your Choice from one of the Authors above! (open international as long as Book Depository ships to you! )
  • Winner 3 : Signed Copy of Crash Into You by Katie McGarry (open US/CAN only) – Prize is provided by Author – Thank you soo much!
  • Winner 4- 14: Swag Pack from Wendy Higgins “The Sweet Trilogy” (open International) – Prize is provided by Author – Thank you soo much!

The Giveaway will be run until March 7th and you can all enter via the Rafflecopter form below!

Oh you guys! Have you heard already about Stolen Songbird??? Love YA Fantasy? Then you MUST read this book. Better, go and pre-order it . YES it’s THAT amazing! 

Let me know if you also loved this letter so so so soo much. Don’t you want to mer Marc now? 


P.S: You all realized that Jenny and have been adding a few Authors since we initially started this event. But it has been such a blast and we loved it so much, that we couldn’t help ourselves! The Giveaway will run until next week and then we will pick all the winners!

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8 Responses to “The Big Love Letter Event – Dear Pénélope, Your Marc – Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen”

  1. Diana Grace

    “…know that even if it takes a lifetime, my love for you will not diminish.” *swoon* Thanks so much for this super great event!! It was a blast 🙂

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