Showing posts with label Giveaways. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Giveaways. Show all posts

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Giveaway! "Fade to Black" by Francis Knight

Funny story. Even though I get so many books for review, I still have an insatiable need to acquire every book I think I might enjoy. One book I've had my eye on is Fade to Black by Francis Knight and I've been planning to buy it ever since I put it up as a Waiting on Wednesday selection. Despite appearances I don't actually ask for many review copies. I am, however, on a lot of mailing lists... So, as you may have already guessed, after I purchased my copy of "Fade to Black" yesterday, I unexpectedly got another copy in the mail from Orbit Books.

So, giveaway time!


Fade to Black by Francis Knight

From the depths of a valley rises the city of Mahala

It's a city built upwards, not across - where streets are built upon streets, buildings upon buildings. A city that the Ministry rules from the sunlit summit, and where the forsaken lurk in the darkness of Under.

Rojan Dizon doesn't mind staying in the shadows, because he's got things to hide. Things like being a pain-mage, with the forbidden power to draw magic from pain. But he can't hide for ever.

Because when Rojan stumbles upon the secrets lurking in the depths of the Pit, the fate of Mahala will depend on him using his magic. And unlucky for Rojan - this is going to hurt.


Just add your information to the form below to enter (all information is guaranteed confidential and will be discarded once contest ends) and I will randomly pick one winner by Thursday, March 7th. No multiple entries please-- all multiple entries will be discarded. Open everywhere. 

Good luck!

**Contest Closed**

Monday, March 26, 2012

Giveaway! "A Temptation of Angels" by Michelle Zink

Ever since I started doing my "Waiting on Wednesday" posts I've been seeing some interesting titles among everyone's wish lists- and the new book by Michelle Zink has been showing up quite a bit. So it's a lucky coincidence that I happened to receive a copy of A Temptation of Angels from the generous folks at Penguin Books to offer for giveaway.

Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.


Just add your information to the form below to enter (all information is guaranteed confidential and will be discarded once the contest ends) and I will randomly pick one winner by Tuesday April 10th. No multiple entries please- all multiple entries will be discarded. Open everywhere.

Good luck!

**Contest Closed**

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Giveaway! "Count to a Trillion" by John C. Wright

Courtesy of Tor Books I have a great sci-fi title to offer for givaway!

Count to a Trillion by John C. Wright

Hundreds of years in the future, after the collapse of the Western world, young Menelaus Illation Montrose grows up in what was once Texas as a gunslinging duelist for hire. But Montrose is also a mathematical genius—and a romantic who dreams of a future in which humanity rises from the ashes to take its place among the stars.

The chance to help usher in that future comes when Montrose is recruited for a manned interstellar mission to investigate an artifact of alien origin. Known as the Monument, the artifact is inscribed with data so complex, only a posthuman mind can decipher it. So Montrose does the unthinkable: he injects himself with a dangerous biochemical drug designed to boost his already formidable intellect to superhuman intelligence. It drives him mad.

Nearly two centuries later, his sanity restored, Montrose is awakened from cryo-suspension with no memory of his posthuman actions, to find Earth transformed in strange and disturbing ways, and learns that the Monument still carries a secret he must decode—one that will define humanity’s true future in the universe.


Just add your information to the form below to enter (all information is guaranteed confidential and will be discarded once the contest ends) and I will randomly pick one winner by Monday January 9th. No multiple entries please-- all multiple entries will be discarded. Open everywhere.

Good luck!

**Contest Closed**

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Giveaway! "Prince of Thorns" by Mark Lawrence

Not too long ago I wrote how the beginning of Prince of Thorns made me uncomfortable. But after reading several very complimentary reviews I have to acknowledge that I have probably totally misjudged this book. I can live with being wrong-- but I can't stand the idea that I might have been unfair.

So, in the interest of fairness, I'd like to offer a copy of "Prince of Thorns" for giveaway (courtesy of Penguin Books) so that you may have the chance to read the book for yourself. I also need to give a quick nod to Mark Lawrence-- a great guy who showed nothing but respect for my point of view.

Product Description
A stunning fantasy debut from a major new talent!

When he was nine, he watched his mother and brother killed before him. By the time he was thirteen, he was the leader of a band of bloodthirsty thugs. By fifteen, he intends to be king...

It's time for Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath to return to the castle he turned his back on, to take what's rightfully his. Since the day he was hung on the thorns of a briar patch and forced to watch Count Renar's men slaughter his mother and young brother, Jorg has been driven to vent his rage. Life and death are no more than a game to him-and he has nothing left to lose.

But treachery awaits him in his father's castle. Treachery and dark magic. No matter how fierce, can the will of one young man conquer enemies with power beyond his imagining?


Just add your information to the form below to enter (all information is guaranteed confidential and will be discarded once contest ends) and I will randomly select a winner by Thursday August 4th. No multiple entries please. All multiple entries will be discarded. Open everywhere.

Good luck!

**Contest Closed**

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Giveaway! "The First Days" by Rhiannon Frater

Courtesy of Tor Books I have a copy of The First Days: As the World Dies by Rhiannon Frater to offer for giveaway.

Rhiannon Frater’s As the World Dies trilogy is an internet sensation. The first two books, The First Days and Fighting to Survive, have won the Dead Letter Award for Best Novel from Mail Order Zombie. The First Days was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner. AmericanHorrorBlog calls Rhiannon Frater “a writer to watch.”
The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde.

Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni’s stepson, Jason, from an infected campground.
They find sanctuary in a tiny, roughly fortified Texas town. There Jenni and Katie find they are both attracted to Travis, leader of the survivors; and the refugees must slaughter people they know, who have returned in zombie form.

Fast-paced and exciting, filled with characters who grab your heart, The First Days: As the World Dies is the beginning of a frightening trilogy.


Just add your information to the form below to enter (all information is guaranteed confidential and will be discarded once contest ends) and I will randomly pick one winner by Thursday July 28th. No multiple entries please-- all multiple entries will be discarded. Open everywhere.

Good luck!


**Contest Closed**

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Giveaway! "Hellhole" by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Courtesy of Tor Books I have a copy of Hellhole by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson to offer for giveaway!

Only the most desperate colonists dare to make a new home on Hellhole. Reeling from a recent asteroid impact, tortured with horrific storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and churning volcanic eruptions, the planet is a dumping ground for undesirables, misfits, and charlatans…but also a haven for dreamers and independent pioneers.

Against all odds, an exiled general named Adolphus has turned Hellhole into a place of real opportunity for the desperate colonists who call the planet their home. While the colonists are hard at work developing the planet, General Adolphus secretly builds alliances with the leaders of the other Deep Zone worlds, forming a clandestine coalition against the tyrannical, fossilized government responsible for their exile.

What no one knows is this: the planet Hellhole, though damaged and volatile, hides an amazing secret. Deep beneath its surface lies the remnants of an obliterated alien civilization and the buried memories of its unrecorded past that, when unearthed, could tear the galaxy apart.


Just add your information to the form below to enter (all information is guaranteed confidential and will be discarded once contest ends) and I will randomly pick one winner by Wednesday March 30th. No multiple entries please-- all multiple entries will be discarded. Open everywhere.

Good luck!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Winners!

I have randomly selected the winners of a couple of contests I had up on the blog and the winners are...


For a copy of "Shadowheart" by Tad Williams:

The winner is: Lisa Hronek; Aurora, OH


And


For a copy of "Midsummer Night" by Freda Warrington:

The winner is: G. Feddema; Calgary, Canada


Congrats!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Elder Signs Press Kindle Giveaway!

Just in case you didn't see the contest featured on my left sidebar-- I need to draw your attention to a Kindle 3G giveaway over at Elder Signs Press. Sign me up! Click on the link to check it out.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Winners!

I'm sorry for being so late (again!) in getting the winners announced for the contests I've had up. I've had a busier month than usual and, since I'm already easily distracted, I've been struggling to keep up my normal blogging. The good news is that school starts in less than two weeks (though my kids would call that bad news) so I should be able to get back on track soon. I am prompt with mailing off prizes though, so the winners should expect to receive their books as soon as media mail can get it to them!

So here are the winners of the contests that have recently ended.


"Countdown" and "Final Crisis" by Greg Cox--

Shannon YonerKnysh; Canada



"The King's Bastard" by Rowena Cory Daniells--

Doreen Riopel; Canada



"Omnitopia Dawn" by Diane Duane--

Kerry Dustin; New Zealand



"Tracking the Tempest" by Nicole Peeler--

Jo White; Las Cruces, NM



"Labyrinth" by Kat Richardson--

Anita Yancey; Barnesville, GA


Congrats everyone! The books are on their way.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Book Review & Giveaway! "The Hypnotist" by M. J. Rose

"Reincarnation is believed to occur when the soul or spirit, after the death of the body, comes back to Earth in a newborn body. This phenomenon is also known as transmigration of the soul." Special Agent Lucian Glass, a member of the FBI's Art Crime Team, is called in to investigate when a Matisse painting is shredded by a madman who holds hostage several other priceless pieces of art he threatens to destroy unless he is given a statue of the god Hypnos that is currently being restored at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Matisse painting has a special, if painful, significance for Agent Glass as he was almost killed when the painting was originally stolen 20 years ago. Malachai Samuels has made it his life's work to prove that reincarnation is an actual, provable phenomenon. As head of the Phoenix Foundation he uses hypnosis to guide patients into past-life regressions. But it isn't his work with his patients that drives him as much as his search for historical items known as Memory Tools that help people access past life memories. So driven is Samuels that theft and murder are no boundaries to gaining access to the Memory Tools and his quest for them has put him in the path of Agent Glass several times in the past and current events at the Metropolitan Museum somehow have a strange importance for both men.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Giveaway! "Omnitopia Dawn" by Diane Duane

I'm adding a couple more giveaways this week than I normally do because I have some duplicates of new releases that I'd like to make sure are up in sync with their release dates. Today's contest features "Omnitopia Dawn" by Diane Duane, be sure to head over to my giveaway page and CHECK IT OUT.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Giveaway!

Courtesy of Orbit Books I have a copy of "Tracking the Tempest" by Nicole Peeler up for grabs on my giveaway page. Be sure to CHECK IT OUT.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Giveaway! "Undead and Unfinished" by MaryJanice Davidson

Thanks to Penguin Books I have a copy of "Undead and Unfinished" by MaryJanice Davidson up for grabs on my giveaway page. Be sure to CHECK IT OUT.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Sorry for all the filler posts....

But today is no different. Busy week = no brain power for writing anything substantial. Actually it isn't the brain power, it's the time. My kids just got out of school for the summer and we were running around doing all kinds end-of-year stuff which limited my time for the blog. You know how it is. So this week has been all about filler posts and giveaways are great for that. Today's filler is "Distant Thunders" by Taylor Anderson. Be sure to head over to my giveaway page and CHECK IT OUT.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

**Updated** (Form Fixed) Giveaway! "Terminal World" by Alastair Reynolds

Courtesy of Penguin Books I have a copy of "Terminal World" up for grabs on my giveaway page. Be sure to CHECK IT OUT.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Giveaway! "Procession of the Dead" by Darren Shan

I have a copy of "Procession of the Dead" by Darren Shan up for grabs on my giveaway page. Be sure to CHECK IT OUT.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway! "Roadkill" by Rob Thurman

The laptop dropped onto the ground in front of me. Well shit. When I refused to drop my head and read the screen, teeth nipped me hard over the ribs. I hissed, glared at the wolf and read what was typed on the screen. He'd used the caps lock again, either to get his point across or because he didn't believe much in my reading skills. SUCKS TO BE ONE OF A KIND. He rested his chin on my shoulder, sneezed at the dust and waited. "Yeah," I commented after a long pause. "It does, Good Wolf or bad Auphe, it sucks to be the only one." Great. First Delilah, then him. They both had me pulling shit out of layaway early. This time he nipped my shoulder before retrieving from the dirt the ink pen he'd dropped to bite me. He typed: ALL AUPHE WERE BORN BAD. YOU ARE NOT ALL AUPHE. YOU HAVE A CHOICE. YOU CAN BE GOOD. He considered, then backspaced, deleting the GOOD and changing it to NOT SO BAD. At least he was honest, the fur ball. Then he punctuated the sentence. Joy. "I didn't know there was an emoticon for a dog humping another dog. Thanks for sharing." I took off the glasses and rubbed my eyes. There was more typing. I glanced at the screen. At least now that he was sure he had my attention, he'd stopped with the capitalization. Cal smart monster. Cal can read. Good for me. Knock knock. "You've got to be kidding me," I groaned. Knock knock, he persisted, growling around the pen. "Okay, just to shut you up: Who's there?" I gave in. Why not? At this point, it was almost ludicrous. An Auphe being counseled by a butt-sniffing pound reject. No one. The Auphe ate everyone in the house. "You son of a bitch," I growled. Knock knock. This time he didn't wait for the "Who's there?" Twenty cocker spaniels the Auphe is going to skin to make a pimp coat. Seriously, quit it or I will shoot your mangy ass." Knock knock. God, he was as relentless as Niko. "Last one," I warned. "Last one or your ass is grass." The threat didn't hold much weight when it was followed with "Who's there?" I went on, resigned. You, and what happens behind the door is up to you. ~Excerpt from Roadkill by Rob Thurman Urban fantasy is frequently an amalgam of certain ingredients using involving magic, werewolves and/vampires, an urban setting an a smart-mouthed protagonist. I'm usually drawn to most of the elements thrown into the mix, but I will often complain about the snarky one-liners thrown in when I review most paranormal fiction. But the Cal Leandros series by Rob Thurman is the one series that I think uses this element effectively-- and actually has me looking forward to seeing what the characters are going to say next. "Roadkill" is the fifth book in a series about Caliban and Niko Leandros. Technically Cal and Niko are half-brothers, but you wouldn't say that to Niko's face. Cal is the result of an unholy union between an Auphe and a Gypsy mother. The Auphe are the monstrous creatures that somehow became the basis for the elf myth-- even if the only thing the Auhpe have in common with elves are the pointy ears. Cal has spent most of his life running from the Auphe who had planned to use Cal to wipe humanity from the planet. After defeating, and hopefully destroying, the Auphe, Cal has finally found some peace in his life. Working for his brother as a kind of supernatural private investigator and spending time with a very attractive female werewolf have done great things for Cal's mood. Yet good times seem to be fleeting for Cal, and when he is attacked by a werewolf he realizes that the wolves may not be too happy that one of their kind is sleeping with a man who is half-Auphe--but relationship troubles turn out to be the least of Cal's worries. An ancient evil, known as the Plague of the World, has been stolen from his prison and an old Gypsy woman hires Cal and Niko to stop the man that created the Black Death before he has a second chance to unleash Hell on Earth. I'm going to come right out and say it-- I'm a huge fan of Rob Thurman. She's one of the few reliable authors when it comes to urban fantasy. Five books in and I like the fifth book as much as the first-- and every one in between are worthy of reading again. The relationships are the thing. Most of the books are told through Cal's perspective, though the last two books have seen a shift to include Niko, and even a werewolf's point of view. But Cal is who it is really all about. He is one of a kind-- and not in a good way. And if he has a smart-mouth, it's driven primarily out of the fear of what he may become if he loses his touch with his human side. The Auphe aren't known for their sense of humor. Cal's life line, in a very literal sense, has been his brother Niko. And there is no doubt that Cal will do anything to make his brother proud-- well, as long as he gets to complain about it first. But there is still always the danger that Cal's Auphe side will lose control and he'll do something that isn't just stupid, but potentially deadly. Niko's faith in him has not completely eased Cal's worries that he may, one day, harm his brother-- So it's a good thing Niko can kick Cal's butt ten times out of ten-- as Niko is only to happy to remind him. Much of "Roadkill" is told as a sort of road-trip story, just one that has a half-Auphe, two werewolves, a Puck and a human along for the ride. These are the times when Cal really lets the snark show, and it could be annoying if wasn't balanced against the personalities of the other characters. Fortunately, all of Thurman's characters are strong enough to hold their own opposite Cal. His brother Niko is a super-disciplined martial arts expert who never fails to remind Cal that Cheetos do not belong in a major food group and Robin Goodfellow (famously known as the puck from William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night's Dream) is on the trip to test a vow of monogamy and act as a general distraction. Thurman keeps up the action, but also throws in a few, slightly disturbing, interludes to keep the pace from being too fast. This dark fantasy isn't for the faint of heart, but it's as fun as it is grim. Thurman always adds intriguing mythology to her warped world and I look forward to seeing what she comes up with. "Roadkill," for my money, is as good as urban fantasy gets. Courtesy of Penguin Books I have one copy of "Roadkill" to offer for giveaway. Just add your information to the form below to enter (all information is guaranteed confidential and will be discarded once contest ends) and I will randomly pick a winner by Friday June 11th. No multiple entries please. All multiple entries will be discarded. Open everywhere. Good luck!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Giveaway! "Bullet" by Laurell K. Hamilton

I have a giveaway featuring "Bullet" by Laurell K. Hamilton on my giveaway page. Be sure to CHECK IT OUT.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Exclusive Look at "Lost Planet 2" and Swag Pack Giveaway (5 sets!)

Please check out my GIVEAWAY PAGE for information related to the exclusive "Lost Planet 2" video and swag pack giveaway.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Quick Note--

I have now been informed by a certain advertiser that I cannot have giveaways unless they are coupled with a review on this page. *Sigh* I may take this advertising off. It doesn't pay well enough to muck up my page. While I'm thinking about it, I'll leave all my giveaways on the Giveaway Page. The ones I have going currently are: "The Sapphire Sirens" by John Zakour "Mirrorscape" by Mike Wilks The Dark Void video game contest and "ArchEnemy" by Frank Bedor-- which is due to end. Thanks everyone.