Friday, October 31, 2008


Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein by Molly Dwyer

Happy Holloween! What better way to celebrate than to announce a new "treat" for my readers, Requiem for the Autor of Frankenstein by Molly Dwyer.

As with all my book giveaways, I have a question for you. It's #4 on the list of rules. If you don't asnwer #4, your comment won't be posted and won't count as an entry.

  1. Contest runs from today through December 1st at 11PM Pacific Time
  2. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM on the day the contest ends have 3 days to respond with a mailing address. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be picked.
  3. Open to the entire world.
  4. To qualify you must tell me about your favorite horror novel. Give me the title and author and a short explanation or description.
  5. For extra credit you can:
    a) include your blog's URL
    b) blog about the contest and link back here.

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Public Service Announcement:

Happy Halloween from all of us at Win a Book to all of you.

Feel free to send any left over peanut butter cups to Susan. Yep, that's the secret ingredient that makes her posts so much fun.

Be safe out there tonight... and happy reading!

(Stop on over at Susan's main blog to see what REALLY gets her all wound up. Nope, not peanut butter and chocolate, two great tastes that taste great together! The link's in the sidebar.)



Lydia Bennet's Story

Anna's not the only busy one this week (see post below if you're not following me). Serena over at Savvy Verse and Wit is, too.

She's got a copy of Lydia Bennet's Story, written by Jane Odiwe. Well, actually, she's got two again: her own gently-read ARC for an international friend, and a new copy from the publisher for a US or Canada person who doesn't have a PO Box.

Serena's cool to be doing this, so be sure to mention where you live when you enter. Don't assume... you know that old saying Ass + You + Me = Assume. Go on and tell her, even if you're the next door neighbor (and if you are, you should have already borrowed Serena's ARC copy and returned it by now! What are you doing entering a contest when you had such easy access to the book?).

Use this link before November 7.

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Jesus Take the Wheel

Anna over at Diary of an Eccentric is smoking lately.

Now she's got a copy of Jesus Take the Wheel, written by Stuart Migdon. She's got some interesting things to say about it, and has gotten permission to post an essay from Mr. Migdon, as well. Sounds interesting, very interesting.

This contest is open world-wide. 'Cause, you know, Anna rocks. (She's sending me leftover Halloween candy to say thanks for that plug, too.)

Use this link before November 6 -- and don't forget the contact information!

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Acedia & Me

Sandra at Fresh Ink Books is giving away two copies of Acedia & Me by Kathleen Norris. Entry is open worldwide until midnight,Wednesday, November 12.

Click here for all the details.

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Gone With the Witch

Annette Blair says "BOO!" as she Guest Blogs at Yankee Romance Reviewers on Friday October 31st. Stop by and read her article, comment and you will have a chance to win a copy of her book "Gone With The Witch". Annette will pick three winners from all who leave a comment for her to answer.

Click here to enter.

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Our good friend Shana at Literarily has two giveaways currently going on:

Review and giveaway of Erotomania by Francis Levy here and an intersting blog by guest blogger Erika Mailman, author of The Witch's Trinity here.

Stop on by and check them out!

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Amberkatze's Book Blog

Our buddy Amber at Amberkatze's Book Blog has author interviews, guest blogs and prizes for 4 days!!! It started on the 30th of October and lasts till the 2nd of November. Join Amber, Lori Handeland, Madelyn Alt, Nancy Haddock, Terri Garey and J.F Lewis here!

Also still open till the 4th of November - Interview and prize giveaway with Bite Me editor Arlene Russo. Click here for that interview and contest.


Thursday, October 30, 2008


MJ Rose duo

Robert at Fantasy Book Critic has a two-fer from author MJ Rose. Her new book, The Memoirist, will be released on November 1 (Hey, that's Saturday!) and Robert has Ms. Rose's The Reincarnationist and The Memoirist to share with you. Two sets of these books, in fact.

This is a North America only contest. Sorry, gang.

Use this link. Read the rules; follow the directions... you know the drill.

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J. Kaye's Book Blog

J. Kaye's got a ton of giveaways going on!

Check these out:

1. Review and contest for The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks, click here.

2. Chasing the Roswell Alien by Glenn Marcel. For the review and giveaway, click here.

3. To enter and read a review of Game Widow by Wendy Kays, click this link.

4. Click here for Schooled by Anisha Lakhani.

5. For J. Kaye's review and chance to win her ARC copy, click here for all the details about Schooled by Anisha Lakhani.

6. And last, but certainly not least, Sniper by Jon Wells is reviewed here.

Thanks, J. Kaye!



The Virgin River Christmas

From our good friends at Yankee Romance Reviewers:

Robyn Carr will be Guest Blogging at Yankee Romance Reviewers on
Thursday October 30th. Stop by and read her article, comment and you will have a chance to win a copy of her book "The Virgin River Christmas". Robyn will pick three winners from all who leave a comment for her to answer.

Hope to see you there.

Three winners! I like Ms. Carr already!

Use this link.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Gods Behaving Badly

... and now for a familiar friend with copies of Gods Behaving Badly. (Not sure what I'm blathering about? See the post directly below this one.)

Socrates' Book Reviews has five copies of Gods Behaving Badly, written by Marie Phillips. Five!

Of course, that means the book will be mailed by the publisher, so... US and Canada only, and no PO Boxes. You have until November 14, so get busy!

Use this link.

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Gods Behaving Badly

Ooh, a new contest-runner! You guys know I love new contest-runners, so be sure to shower Lori with lots of contesty and literary love. Besides, Lori's doing it right with FIVE copies to share.

The book is Gods Behaving Badly (Hey! I want to read this!), written by Marie Phillips. Leave a comment telling Lori what your favorite holiday is and why (Any day that lets me lounge in bed and read! Is that a holiday? Why not?)

You have until November 12 to enter, and since this is coming from the publisher, US and Canada only, and no PO Boxes. Please be sure to leave an e-mail address... it's frustrating enough when you're a veteran contest-runner. Let's not scare off a new face in our world. Book people are nice people, remember?

Use this link and welcome Lori's Pieces-n-Bits to our corner of the Blogosphere.

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The Night King

Whoa. Do you want to see a fantastic interview?

Check out Temple Library Reviews! Harry's got a great example of a great interview with author Gail Z. Martin, in support of her new book, The Night King.

You can win a signed copy of The Night King, but hurry! The contest ends on Halloween, which is creeping closer by the second...

Use this link.

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The Heretic's Daughter

Avisannschild at She Reads and Reads dropped me a note today. It seems she's got a copy of The Heretic's Daughter, written by Kathleen Kent, to share.

This is another Hachette drawing, so no PO Boxes and US and Canadian addresses only. Sorry, gang.

Check out the link that'll take you to the review of this book. I've been hearing a lot about it... you know you want to read it!

Use this link.

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Life After Genius

Dunno why the first link Serena sent me didn't work, but here's another Life After Genius giveaway.

Yup, there's only one Serena that I know of (so far), and that's Serena at Savvy Verse and Wit. She's got a great review of the book up, a video, AND a Q&A with the author. Our Serena is thorough!

So thorough, in fact, that she's not only willing to pass along the name/address of an American or Canadian resident (not a PO Box holder, though), but any international folk who speak up, you can have a chance to win Serena's ARC copy.

Use this link between now and November 5.

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The Cape Cod Witch and the Pirate's Treasure

Another Halloween-themed giveaway is up at Breeni Books!

Stop by for your chance to win the children's novel The Cape Cod Witch and the Pirate's Treasure by J Bean Palmer.

Three ways to win, open to US residents.

Good luck!


Corduroy Mansions

Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, is writing his first ever online novel for The Telegraph. A new chapter of Corduroy Mansions will be posted every day for twenty weeks until the novel is complete. It's interactive, as well, with the ability to post suggestions for the author. You can listen to it online, sign up for the feed to have it delivered directly to your email or Reader each day and track it on Twitter. There's no excuse for missing this event!


Life After Genius

Continuing the genius extravaganza is The Tome Traveller's Weblog, who has a fabulous review of Life After Genius, written by M. Ann Jacoby, really allowing us readers to get a feel for the main character of Mead.

Check it out and enter the contest (yes, US and Canada only, and no PO Boxes) before November 8.

Use this link.

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Life After Genius

This is a big blitz today, huh?

Here it is. My third post offering you a copy of Life After Genius, the new novel from writer M. Ann Jacoby.

At Home with Books has this latest copy for you (yes, it's still US or Canada only, and no PO Boxes). She's got cool information (and quotes!) that we haven't seen anywhere else, so be sure to stop in and check those out.

You have until November 5, with the winner being announced on November 6.

Use this lovely link.

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Life After Genius

Continuing the Early Blog Tour for M. Ann Jacoby, we have my buddy Anna at Diary of an Eccentric. She's got a great Q&A with Ms. Jacoby, along with a copy to share. And links to an excerpt and all sorts of fun stuff.

Anna's giving you a real feel for this novel. Sounds like she liked it.

Once again, this is a US- and Canada-only give, and you have until next Wednesday to enter.

Use this link.

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Life After Genius

My inbox is FULL of e-mails from people giving this book away. Guess when it's hot, it's hot, huh?

The first give includes a cool guest blog comparing designing a book cover and writing a book. Check it out; author M. Ann Jacoby has a great voice.

The blog hostess is Bermudaonion, over at Bermudaonion's Weblog. The person providing the book is Hachette Books, which of course means this is a US- and Canada-only give -- unless you have a PO Box, and then you're as out of luck as if you don't live in the country.

You have until election day to enter. No bad election jokes from me; I'm down to watching Nick and Disney 'cause no one's taken out air time on those channels. Yet.

Use this link to enter.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Haunted Giveaway

Holy smoke. Have you seen what Bitten By Books has going on over there?

Use this link. Check it out. Prepare to lose your eyeballs out of your head, but hey, it's Halloween season.



The Painted Man

Pat's Fantasy Hotlist has an autographed copy of The Painted Man, written by Peter V. Brett.

Check it out via this link. This book has a seriously cool cover.

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Free Book Downloads

Booklorn's got some links to free book downloads. Books by authors Brian Francis Slattery, M.J. Rose, and Charlie Huston, in fact.

Check them out and explore via this link.

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Bloggy Giveaways at Reflections

I was wondering last week why there were so few gives going on. Looks like you guys saved them up for the Bloggy Giveaways.

There are FOUR going on at Reflections. Here are the permalinks:

First one

Second one

Third one

Fourth one

Check 'em out. If any links are wrong, sorry about that. Susan's got a migraine.



Hollywood Crows

Booking Mama's booking through these contests lately. Wow.

Today, she's got up to five copies of the new Joseph Wambaugh novel, Hollywood Crows. It's one of those contests where the more comments she gets, the more copies she'll have to give, so get commenting! Seventy five comments will gain you all five copies...

Spread the word and leave some comment love. Every blogger loves comments.

Use this link.

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Getting to be last chance!

Serena at Savvy Verse and Wit asked us to remind you guys that she's got a few contests wrapping up. Stop perusing the newest Bloggy giveaways and make sure you stopped by a good friend!

First off, there's one for The Safety of Secrets. Use this link. You only have until tonight -- Tuesday (right?) -- so get moving.

Then there's the one behind this link. Black Flies, baby! Go get 'em -- they might take care of the stink bugs we've been inundated with. Or, better yet, it might be a great read. Now's your chance to find out.

Carpe Book!



Interview with John Addiego

Diary of An Eccentric's latest giveaway is The Islands of Divine Music, the first novel by John Addiego.

There are 2 copies being given away

U.S. addresses only

Deadline to enter is Nov. 6.
Stop by here to read the interview, Anna's review and to enter.

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More of Gods Behaving Badly

The Tome Traveller's having a giveaway for Gods Behaving Badly at their blog. Five lucky winners will be chosen and receive the book courtesy of Hachette Book Group!

Enter until 11:59 pm eastern time on Nov. 10.

US & Canada addresses only, no PO. Boxes.

Click here.

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Monday, October 27, 2008


Gods Behaving Badly

Books Books and More Books has 5 copies of "Gods Behaving Badly" by Marie Phillips!

Deadline: Friday November 7, 2008 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time
USA and Canada only! No PO Boxes, please!

To enter, click here.

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Booking Mama

Looks like it's the book everyone's talking about - In the Land of Invisible Women is also up for grabs at Booking Mama.

For a free download of IN THE LAND OF INVISIBLE WOMEN and two chances to win the actual book, click here.

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In the Land of Invisible Women - More Giveaways!

Bermudaonion's giving away 2 copies of "In The Land of Invisible Women".
This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, but no PO Boxes, please.

Click here to enter.

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Alpine Americas

Once again from Tara's View on Books, we have "Alpine Americas", which is a mountaineer's tour of the 10,000 mile range of peaks from the Arctic to Patagonia. The book combines stunning mountain photography with elegant text. She's giving away this gorgeous book to one lucky winner.

You know the drill by now. . .

Click here to enter!

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Finding Father Christmas & Engaging Father Christmas

Tara's been very busy today!

At Tara's View on Books, she has a pair of Christmas books to give away! Finding Father Christmas and Engaging Father Christmas, both by Robin Jones Gunn.

For all the down and dirty details on how to win, click here.

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Fit to Die

Lori's Reading Corner is giving away an autographed copy of "Fit to Die" by J.B. Stanley.


Open to residents of the US only

Post a comment here. You must leave your email address or active blog address in your comment.

If you blog this contest and leave a link in your comment so she can check it out, you will receive an extra entry to the contest.
Sign ups open through November 3rd. Winner will be announced on Nov 4th.

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Cole Family Christmas

Don't tell me it's getting to be that time of year already! I know, I know, Christmas is only 8 weeks away once we hit Halloween!

Over at Tara's View on Books, she's giving away Cole Family Christmas to one lucky reader. Looks like it would make a nice Christmas gift (even to yourself!). This contest is open to everyone and she will pick a winner on Saturday, November 8th.

Please visit her here to enter the contest.

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Bible Illuminated

Tara's View on Books is giving away Bible Illuminated. This is an unusual book - it is full of the most amazing and thought provoking photos....laid out like a glossy magazine.

How can you win???

Click here to find out!



To Seduce a Sinner

Hachette is letting Cheryl's Book Nook give away 6, yes 6 copies of Elizabeth Hoyt's latest book in her new series To Seduce a Sinner. This is a good historical romantic book.

Cheryl will pick the winners November 8th. Open only to US and Canada and no PO Boxes.

For more details, and to enter, click here.

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To Hold the Crown

Amy is so excited to announce Passages' first ever giveaway! Yippee! The book Amy has chosen is from the godmother of Historical Fiction, Jean Plaidy. "To Hold the Crown" was re-released by Three Rivers Press on October 7, 2008. It is the story of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.

Since this is the first, Amy's going to make it easy also! All you need to do is post a comment telling her to enter your name. The deadline will be in one week, on Friday, October 31st at 12:00pm (EST). International entries are also welcome!
Thank you for entering and good luck!!
Welcome, Amy and Passages to the Past!

Click here for more.

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Interview with Gail Martin

On Monday October 27, Patricia's Vampire Notes will be interviewing author Gail Martin as part of her Days of the Dead Halloween Blog Tour. Gail has graciously offered 2 prizes and more. Stop by on the 27th to see what they are and how to enter the contest.

This is an all day event. Stop by any time!

Click here for all the details.

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In The Land of Invisible Women

Thanks to Alyce at At Home with Books. She's having another giveaway at her site. Here's the info:

Sourcebooks has provided two copies of In The Land of Invisible Women by Qanta Ahmed to give away to my readers. Comment to enter by November 2nd. Entries are open to the US & Canada, no PO Boxes.
Click here to enter.

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Happy Halloween from Juno Books!

Juno Books is offering a free download of five classic tales, all authored by women, available to you as a special Halloweeen treat.

Contents include:
"Let Loose" by Mary Cholmondeley (1890), "The Striding-Place" by Gertrude Atherton (1896), "The Lost Ghost" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1903), "Kerfol" by Edith Wharton (1916) and "Spunk" by Zora Neale Hurston (1925)

Download Five Classic Ghost Stories free!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


The Heretic Queen

Booking Mama LOVED the Heretic Queen so much, she tracked down not just one but TWO signed copies for you guys!

How's THAT for spreading the love? Booking Mama, you rule.

But wait. That's not all. Before you can throw your name in the hat for Michelle Moran's latest, there's a great guest post AND Q&A from the author. Check it out.

To enter, be sure to tell why you like historical fiction (My answer's not very good: Because I do). This is a US-only contest; sorry, folks (and US means US addresses, which I think still includes overseas military members with an APO, right?).

You have until November 15. But check out the post and Q&A anyway.

Use this link.

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Sunday Guest Blogger: Terry Spear

From our friends at Yankee Romance Reviewers:

Why vampires and witches and demons, oh my? Terry Spear will be Guest Blogging at Yankee Romance Reviewers on Sunday October 26th. Stop by and read her article, comment and you will have a chance to win one pdf. copy of one of her books, winner's choice!

Use this link.

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The Paper Bag Christmas

Redlady's got a gently-used ARC copy of The Paper Bag Christmas, written by Kevin Alan Milne, to share with you guys.

She's got all sorts of great links, too, including one to the first chapter. Sneak peeks are always great things!

Due to postage costs, this is a US and Canada only contest. But us with PO Boxes are welcome to enter!

Use this link.

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Star Wars Betrayal

Blood of the Muse has your Star Wars fix.

Star Wars: Betrayal, written by Aaron Allston, is set after the famed movies, it looks like. So if you've ever wanted to know what happens next, here's one chapter in that saga.

You have until November 15. Follow directions carefully.

Use this link.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008


Fatal Vows by Joseph Hosey

True crime fans, it's time for another book contest. This time I'm giving away a copy of Fatal Vows by Joseph Hosey.

As with all the contests, you must respond to #4 in the list of rules to have a qualifying entry.

  1. Contest runs from today through November 26th at 11PM Pacific Time
  2. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM on the day the contest ends have 3 days to respond with a mailing address. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be picked.
  3. Open to the entire world.
  4. To qualify you must recommend me a book that takes place in Chicago. It can be fiction or nonfiction).
  5. For extra credit you can:
    a) include your blog's URL
    b) blog about the contest and link back here.

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The Heretic's Daughter

Booking Mama's one cool lady. She's involved in another Blog Talk Radio event, this time featuring author Kathleen Kent and her novel, The Heretic's Daughter.

There are links so you can both call in to the radio show, and to listen online. And to an excerpt and ... wow. Lots of info in one post; I'm in heaven.

This is going to be a fast give, so don't dawdle (I know! I say that about all of them! But I mean it.), especially if you're in the US, as this is a US-only contest. (yes, the rest of you may dawdle)

You only have until the end of the TalkRadio show on Wednesday October 29. Move! Move!

Use this link.

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Book Giveaway Carnival

BookRoomReviews dropped us an e-mail and asked us to plug the Book Giveaway Carnival. Now, why would we want to do that? That sort of thing will put us at Win a Book out of business!

Of course, if you drop by any of the gives from bloggers you don't usually see here and you happen to remind them to drop in and keep us posted, too... well, that'd be awesome, now, wouldn't it?

Here's the link.



Freebies at the Midnight Moon Cafe

Two posts with two sets of freebies, including lots from Cafe owner Cassandra Curtis.

Most of these freebies are adult erotic fare. Please use common sense when checking them out, and please be eighteen! If you're younger, trust me. It's good to wait.

Link One

Link Two

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The Heretic's Daughter - Interview and Giveaway

Here's a quick giveaway and interview at A Bookworm's World -- it ends on Wednesday, October 29th at midnight.

Join Miriam from Hachette Books on Wednesday, October 29/08 at 1:00 pm ET for a Blog Talk Radio interview with Katheleen Kent - author of The Heretic's Daughter.

This is a perfect read for Hallowe'en! Salem Witch Trials........
And thanks to Hachette Books, here's your chance to win a copy for yourself. Open to both US and Canadian residents. No PO Boxes. Just comment and please make sure they have a way to contact you!

Click here to enter and get all the details.

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A new entry from the Book Chatter and other stuff blog. They have a giveaway going on right now for Tethered, by Amy MacKinnon.

This giveaway ends on Thursday, October 30th. The winner will be posted on Halloween! It's open to U.S. and Canadian residents.

Click here for all the details and to read Tina's review.

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Friday, October 24, 2008


Guest Blogger Adrienne Basso

Adrienne Basso will be Guest Blogging today at Yankee Romance Reviewers.

Stop by and read her article, comment and you will have a chance to win a copy
of her book "The Christmas Countess". Adrienne will pick one winner from all who leave a comment for her to answer.

Click here to enter.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008



Dar over at Peeking Between the Pages has all the hot books lately.

Now she's got the newest from Anita Shreve, Testimony. (She links to her review so you can read all about it.)

This is a US and Canada only contest, and you have until October 30. Don't delay!

Use this link.

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A Jolly Good Fellow

Shana at Literarily is hopping lately, too. I really admire you book bloggers; you guys have lots of things going on and you don't drown in it all. And then there's me...

Anyway, Shana's fun today is a copy of the book A Jolly Good Fellow, written by Stephen V. Masse. It was actually published WAY back in 2007 (does your memory stretch that far back?), but sort of like the Internet, it doesn't matter when something appears. A good read is a good read. Besides, this one has a nice holiday theme to it without, as Shana says, resorting to the usual holiday cliches.

Read all about it and enter via this link.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008


The Safety of Secrets

I dunno. I never thought secrets were safe things, but clearly author Delaune Michel doesn't agree. Or at least the title of this new book doesn't. Sometimes, books demand to be called something an author may not anticipate...

But enough about the genesis of a book. We should be talking about how YOU can read THIS one, The Safety of Secrets.

Serena at Savvy Verse and Wit has a copy to share with you. She's also got some great reviews and an invite to join a book club discussion of this book. Serena, you're awesome!

Go on over to Savvy Verse and Wit and check all of this out. You have until October 29 to enter, but don't delay.

Use this link.

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Capote in Kansas

The fun's just getting warmed up over at Diary of an Eccentric. Anna posted a give yesterday, and today she's got author Kim Powers dropping in to guest blog and share a copy of his novel, Capote in Kansas, with a lucky comment-leaver.

The blog post is great, and Anna provides all sorts of cool links, if you need to learn more about this book and/or its author. You have until October 31 to complete your explorations, so have fun!

Check it all out via this link.

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Anya Bast at YRR!

Woo hoo!

Anya Bast, who is a doll in person (although I'm still intimidated by her), will be stopping by Yankee Romance Reviewers today. Stop in and meet this great writer and see why I think she's so damn cool.

She'll be giving a copy of The Chosen Sin away to me.

Uhhh... well, I can hope.

Drop in and make it less likely. I've got too much to read here as it is.

Use this link.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008


The Reincarnationist

Unless you're like me and have a good friend who sent you a copy of MJ Rose's latest novel, The Reincarnationist, until now, you've had to pony up some cash for it. (Yeah, yeah, we're ignoring the whole library thing for the moment. Besides, not all countries have free libraries. That's 'cause not all countries had Andrew Carnegie.)

ANYWAY, enough of the lesson. On to the books.

MJ Rose is giving away free e-copies of The Reincarnationist, between now and October 31. There's a checkout and a free coupon code you'll have to use. But hey, it's free!

Use this link.

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Lydia Bennet's Story

Anna over at Diary of an Eccentric dropped us a note, quite thankfully. She's got a cool interview with author Jane Odiwe up, in conjunction with her previous review of Ms. Odiwe's new book, Lydia Bennet's Story.

And to make it a cool multi-day event, Anna's got a copy of the book to share. It's coming directly from publisher Sourcebooks, so this is restricted to US and Canada addresses only (although they seem friendlier to PO Boxes than certain ... other... publishers. I hope that's truly the case).

You have until Friday, October 31 (known to many of us as Halloween, or All Hallow's Eve, or that goofy night when kids dress up and go beg chocolate all over the neighborhood from parents who'd rather keep it all to themselves). Be sure to let Anna know who your favorite Austen heroine is! (among other things Austen)

Use this link.

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Guest Blogger Michelle Moran

Darlene at Peeking Between the Pages has another giveaway going on.

This time it's for 2 copies of "The Heretic Queen" and 1 paperback copy of "Nefertiti" by Michelle Moran. Michelle has done a guest blog, too! Stop on by to check it out.

You can view the post here.

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Giveaway with a twist! S. Krishna's Books has announced a giveaway of "Testimony" by Anita Shreve, in partnership with Hachette Book Group.

A little twist on how to enter: they want entrants to discuss their thoughts on the subject of the book in their comment to enter.
Specific details are on the website, here.

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Meljean Brook's Decision '08

I can't even begin to describe the extravaganza author Meljean Brook is throwing to help spread the word about her upcoming release.

Here is the contest headquarters. It's complex. It's cool. It's one you want to be part of.

That link again.



This Week at Stone Soup...

From Katrina at Stone Soup...

For today, we’re back to any book I’ve mentioned! It can be a book I’ve already given away, one I’ve referred to on the blog, something I’ve reviewed here or here, or any book on one of my three giveaway shelves. This includes the Stephanie Myer books, of course, the 12 books I listed last week, The Lace Reader, etc.

She's got links, of course, so you can look up all those books she's mentioned.

And we need to send her husband a thanks. He's outlawed her from buying any more hats. Not books, like many of our spouses. Hats.

Keep the books coming in (and out), Katrina!

Use this link.



The Mirrored Heavens

Win a copy of David J. Williams' "The Mirrored Heavens" at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist, compliments of the folks at Bantam Dell.

Click here to enter.

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The Pools

Shana's having a giveaway of "The Pools" by Bethan Roberts at Literarily. Also stop by for her review of "The Pools" and interview of Bethan Roberts.

Contest ends Friday, October 31st.

Details here.

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Broken Wing

Judith James with her book "Broken Wing" has an interview Tuesday October 21st at Yankee Romance Reviewers. Stop by and see what Judith has to say and also she will be giving away one copy of Broken Wing to one lucky commentor at the end of the day!

Hope to see you there.

Click here to read the interview and enter the contest.

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Monday, October 20, 2008


Love and Sand by Howard M. Layton

It's time for a new book contest. This time I'm giving away a copy of Love and Sand, an RAF memoir by Howard M. Layton.

As with all of my contests, I will ask you to tell me something. That's #4 in the list of rules posted below. If you don't give a response to #4, your comment will be disqualified from the contest.

The rules for the contest are as follows:

  1. Contest runs from today through November 21th at 11PM Pacific Time
  2. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM on the day the contest ends have 3 days to respond with a mailing address. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be picked.
  3. Open to the entire world.
  4. To qualify you must recommend me a book that takes place during WWII. It can be fiction or nonfiction.
  5. For extra credit you can:
    a) include your blog's URL
    b) blog about the contest and link back here.

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Flat Out Sexy

Dear Author: Review and Giveaway of Flat Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy.

In order to spread the word and the opportunity to read it they’re doing a multi-level giveaway in tandem with their reviews of Flat Out Sexy.

Leave a comment, and you’re automatically entered to win a copy. Or, spread the word via their Sprout widget and win.

Stop on by to read the review and enter. Click here.

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Dawn at She is Too Fond of Books has another give going on. This time, it's a copy of Creepers, the YA novel by Joanne Dahme.

She's got a great title for the post, too.

Leave a comment with the name of a great YA book (Anyone other than me who endorses Fat Kid Rules the World gets brownie points from Susan) between now and Halloween.

C'mon. You can think of more than the Gossip Girl series. Or The Travelling Pants.

Use this link.

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Monarchy Mania

While surfing around, I came across this place. And look! They are hosting Monarch Mania, where they are giving away (so far) four books. If another fifty people enter for them, a fifth will be revealed.

Here are the first four:
1. The Last Queen by C. W. Gortner
2. The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
3. The Tsarina's Daughter by Carolly Erickson
4. The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory

Like what you see? Go check out the Fashion Piranha and enter the contest!

Use this link.

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Michelle Moran Extravaganza!

Alyce is indeed At Home with Books. Three of them, in fact. Two copies of The Heretic Queen and one copy of Nefertiti -- ALL signed by author Michelle Moran. Wow.

If you're wondering what the fuss is about, Alyce provides great links from her contest post. Use them 'cause you can leave a comment on any of them to earn a contest entry. (Nice thinking, Alyce!) And if Alyce's thought patterns aren't pleasant enough, this is a world-wide contest. Whee!

You have until 28 October, but don't delay. These are some of-the-moment books.

Use this link.

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Halfway to the Grave/One Foot in the Grave

We just got mail from Books Books and More Books. Ruthie has author Jeanine Frost stopping in today for a Q&A. At the end, you can enter to win either of Ms. Frost's books: Halfway to the Grave or One Foot in the Grave.

Winners must be in the US or Canada only, but anyone should feel free to leave a comment on the post. 'Cause, you know, comments are cool and they'll make Ms. Frost feel loved.

You have until Oct. 24 to tell Ruthie which book you'd like. Sorry, but "both" isn't an option. (and "None" is rude, so don't go there)

Use this link.

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Guest Blogger - Carol Shenold

Join us at Yankee Romance Reviewers on Monday October 20th as Carol Shenold is our Guest Blogger for the day. Mystery and murder are the name of the game for this blogger. Carol will be giving away a copy of her e-book Privy to Murder at the end of the day to one lucky winner.

Click here to enter.

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Sunday, October 19, 2008


Guest Blogger: Michelle Moran

My friend Gautami hosted author Michelle Moran, author of Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen, last Friday.

Read it here.

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Freebie from Cora Zane!

I know I've mentioned the Midnight Moon Cafe here more than once. It's one of my favorite heavenly pleasures, definitely one of those stops I look forward to each day.

If you haven't seen why yet, here's a great opportunity for you. Use this link and you can read one of Cora Zane's newest free downloads.

(PS -- please be 18 or older!)

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Interview and Contest with Jackie Kessler

Author interview and contest with Jackie Kessler at Amberkatze's Book Blog.

Amber just loves her Hell on Earth series and can't wait to read more!

One lucky entry this week will win a gift certificate to the Breast Cancer Site Store for $25 or if you prefer Amber will make a donation for the amount to the foundation. What a great cause!

Another lucky winner will win a Jackie Kessler book of their choice.

Click here to enter.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008


The Company

Pat's Fantasy Hotlist has another hottie for us. K. J. Parker has written a book called The Company and it can be yours. And yours. And yours.

Yep, he's got three copies.

Full description, entry rules, and the works can be found via this link.

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Angel's Tip

Lori at Lori's Reading Corner has an ARC of Angel's Tip, written by Alafair Burke, up for grabs at her place.

This police procedural is destined to remain in the US, at least for now, as the contest is US only. You have until October 24.

Use this link.

ETA: the link. Give me a break; it's not even 8 on a Saturday morning!

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Author Joshua Henkin is showing us how to create amazing book buzz. He's teamed up with Sandra at Fresh Ink to give you an autographed copy (sent by Mr. Henkin himself) to show you why this book is so buzz-worthy.

Really, I don't think I've heard a negative word about it.

So... if you're as curious to know if that lack of negatives is earned, head over to Fresh Ink and check out Sandra's contest. It's open worldwide until October 29. But don't wait. Early birds really DO get worms, ya know.

Use this link.

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Friday, October 17, 2008


Winning at Win a Book

Breeni and I have been discussing the idea of posting the winnings of our Win a Book readers. From time to time, you've told us that you've won something.

We like to celebrate, Breeni and I (and everyone else, too. I think Bridget is baking cookies for the party.). Which means we ought to celebrate the success we have in finding great new reads.

To get things started, here are some books that have come our way lately...

Breeni won "that Star Wars book she was trying to win."

Yeah, that's a quote from her e-mail to me. 'Nuff said, there...

And me, I won a copy of the new David Liss book, The Whiskey Rebels, from LisaLynne at Minds Alive on the Shelves. Whee! I love David Liss. When my book club read his Conspiracy of Paper, Mr. Liss and I e-mailed about it a bit. Nice guy.

Today's trip to the old PO Box turned out to be rather interesting, too. Waiting for me was a book from St. Martin's Press. No note. Just a book and a catalog from the MacMillan Publishers Reading Group Gold.

Now, I register my book club all over the place. I'm always on the lookout for new books to show my awesome group, and since we have a narrow focus (Jewish literature, or books by Jews that aren't necessarily about Jewish topics), any help I can get is welcome. I suspect that's how this book found me and it's certainly one I'd like to show the group, even though we try to stay away from the Holocaust. You know how it is... you get a group of people who are too closely related to a topic and they have a hard time reading about it.

ANYWAY, the book is Sarah's Key, the much-buzzed-about historical novel by Tatiana de Rosnay. I'm excited to have it here. Hopefully the group will feel the same.

There ya go... two, maybe three winners here at the Win a Book hub. Have you won anything? Gotten your picture taken with an author because of an appearance we've told you about?

If you've gotten turned onto something new because of us, we want to know about it.

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Another Hachette Giveaway

Remember those books that Blood of the Muse is giving? Looks like BookRoomReviews has a set (or five) of the same ones.

Check it via this link.



Hachette Giveaway

Blood of the Muse has a doozy (although I suspect it's the same one that many are doing. Hachette Books is like that).

Here's the list of books:

"The Heretic's Daughter" by Kathleen Kent

"Isolation" by Travis Thrasher

"The 13 Best Horror Stories of All Time" by Leslie Pockell

"The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein" by Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler

"The Myrtles Plantation: The True Story of America's Most Haunted House" by Frances Kermeen

"Ghostly Encounters: True Stories of America's Haunted Inns and Hotels" by Frances Kermeen

"The Terror" by Dan Simmons

"Dracula" by Bram Stoker

"When Ghosts Speak: Understanding the World of Earthbound Spirits" by Mary Ann Winkowski

"The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova

Wow! And five sets will be given away. Check the rules carefully, as always.

Use this link.



Imriel Trilogy

Wendi's Book Corner is hosting a book giveaway (with the help of Hachette Book Group) on her blog for the Imriel trilogy - Kushiel's Scion, Kushiel's Justice and Kushiel's Mercy by Jacqueline Carey.

The giveaway is open to the US and Canada.

The winner will be drawn on November 1st.
Click here for details and to enter.

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More of The Lost Diary of Don Juan

Literarily just posted another giveaway this morning. This time for The Lost Diary of Don Juan by Douglas Carlton Abrams.

Pop on over for Shana's review, too.

Details are here.

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Hollywood Crows

Over at Literarily, Shana's giving away up to five copies of Hollywood Crows by Joseph Wambaugh.

This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada addresses only. Street addresses only; no P.O. boxes, please.

Shana will accept entries through 11:59 p.m. CDT Friday, October 24, 2008.

Click here to enter.

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The Dracula Dossier

Lauren at Shooting Stars Mag has another contest, this time to win a signed copy of The Dracula Dossier by James Reese.

This contest ends on Halloween, Oct. 31

Click here for the details and to enter.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008


Spooktacular Hachette Book Group Giveaway!

Book, Books & More Books has a contest for 5 sets of ten books to be given to five lucky people!!!

Here is the link.

This is only available to US and Canada residents, no PO Boxes please

It will run from today til October 31st. Winners will be posted on November 1, 2008.



Matters of the Blood

Parnormal romance fans: just in time for Halloween, my review of Maria Lima's Matters of the Blood is up!

Matters of the Blood is filled with plot twists and artful surprises. Lima builds incredible suspense and allows the reader to savor each revelation. The story is paced well, with fully developed characters and a host of supernatural beings.

Stop by Breeni Books for a chance to win my copy!


The Paper Bag Christmas

Tara's View on Books has a copy of The Paper Bag Christmas, written by Kevin Alan Milne (any relation to A. A. Milne? Man, I bet he hates that question) to share with you.

She's willing to share it with anyone the world around, in fact. You have until November 1, but you need to tell her what you love (or hate) about Christmas.

Be original. Complaining about Christmas decorations being in the store before Halloween is SO last week. 'Cause, you know, that's when you walked in the store and saw it first-hand.

Use this link.

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The Gifted Galbadon Sisters

BookRoomReviews has a copy of The Gifted Galbadon Sisters, written by Lorraine Lopez.

You'll have to click through from this link to get full details. Sorry. I'm lazy.

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Paul of Dune

Icedream over at Reading in Appalachia dropped into our inbox just now. Seems she's got a copy of Paul of Dune, the brand-new fill-in book in the legendary Dune series. (For those of you keeping track at home, this fills in the time between Dune and Dune Messiah.)

Yeah, yeah, I struggled through the movie, too. At least I can say I did it or else fail out of college. What's YOUR excuse?

The books are better, and since this was written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, there's no reason to expect the quality to suffer.

Head on over to Reading in Appalachia for more details. You know, like a better synopsis of the book. And the fact that this is a US/Canada only contest. And that you have until October 31.

Is there more? Use this link. Go look.

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Have you noticed that author Karen Harrington, author of Janeology, is making the rounds again?

Go see what she has to say to Rebecca over at The Inside Cover. It's interesting stuff; heck, the whole topic Ms. Harrington has chosen to write about is quite fascinating.

At the end, you can win Rebecca's gently-read copy. There are no mailing restrictions listed, and you have until October 30.

Use this link.

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Thursday Night Chat with Nalini Singh

If you drop in at The Knight Agency blog (that's the blog of a literary agent; don't worry. Readers are more than welcome) tonight, you can have the experience of chatting with the awesome Nalini Singh.

Okay, I'm guessing she's awesome. I have yet to meet her.

Go tell me if she's as awesome as people make her out to be.

Use this link. Yes, you WILL have to register for access to the chat room. But, hey! It's Nalini Singh!



This Week at Stone Soup...

Yeah, yeah, I'm LATE posting this. I hope you (and Katrina) will forgive me. It's been a whirlwind at the West of Mars homestead lately.

Anyway, Katrina's got a list that you get to choose from this week. She's made good on her promise to post a bit more about each book, but this link will take you to her first post, and you can poke around a bit more from there.

Remember, you only have until Sunday at noonish (Pacific time), so don't dawdle. Even if you're as busy as I have been.

Use this link.



Black Flies

Anna, our favorite Diary-keeping Eccentric, just now popped into our Win a Box inbox (that means she sent us mail. We love mail.) to let us know what she's up to.

And is she busy! She's got an interview with author Shannon Burke (who on first glance reminded me of the actor who plays Derrick Morgan on Criminal Minds). He's just written a cool-looking book called Black Flies. How's THAT for a title?

(Anna also links to two reviews of this book, but her raving in this post is enough for me to scurry over to my wishlist.)

You have until October 22 and nope, there are no mailing restritions listed.

Use this link.

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Serena, she of the lovely name and the Savvy Wit and Verse blog, dropped us an e-mail to let us know she's got quite the event happening at her place.

Author Merilyn Meredith may be talking about Kindred Spirits with Serena (drop in to read about it), but she's got a copy of another book in her series, Wingbeat, to share with you.

No mailing restrictions are mentioned, and you have until October 22 to enter.

Have fun! Use this link.

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One Butt Cheek at a Time

You have been invited to the Paperback Giveaway to celebrate the release of Amber Kizer's "One Butt Cheek at a Time" in paperback (available now in hardcover) from now until December 1. Goodreads members have a chance to win one of twelve signed copies of the paperback in December. Free and open to readers in the US, CA, and UK.

To enter this event, click here.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008


A Death in Vienna

Over at Walking on Sunshine, one copy of "A Death in Vienna" by Daniel Silva is up for grabs.

It is an international contest open until October 27th.

To enter, bloggers merely need to comment on what countries they have visited!

Click here to enter.

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Titanicus AND The Killing Ground

Yep, Fantasy Book Critic's got a two-fer. And they're signed!

Titanicus is written by best-selling SF author Dan Abnett.

The Killing Ground was written by Graham McNeill, who has written about this world of his before.

Four sets will be given away to ANYone.

Use this link.

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Throne of Jade

Blood of the Muse is hosting a contest for ONLY his e-mail subscribers.

He's got a signed copy of the second book in the Temeraire series.

Better get on that e-mail list...

Use this link.

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The New Annotated Dracula

Yep, the granddaddy of all vampires has returned.

Fantasy Book Critic has a new way of looking at good old Vlad: respected author Leslie S. Klinger has turned his talents to this old classic.

There are two copies available, to residents of North America only.

Use this link.

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Win Ring of Hell

It's time for another contest. This one is a true crime book, Ring of Hell by Matthew Randazoo V. The usual rules are in place. I will delete all entries that don't answer the question (see #2).
  1. Contest runs from today through November 16th at 11PM Pacific Time
  2. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM on the day the contest ends have 3 days to respond with a mailing address. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be picked.
  3. Open to the entire world.
  4. To qualify you must recommend a true crime book.
  5. For extra credit you can:
    a) include your blog's URL
    b) blog about the contest and link back here.

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One Perfect Day

Thanks to the Hachette Book Group, At Home with Books has a copy of One Perfect Day, by Lauraine Snelling, to give away.

Pop on over to read Alyce's review here.

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Guest Blogger: Cheryl Brooks

From our friends at Yankee Romance Reviewers:

Cheryl Brooks with her book "Warrior" has an interview today at Yankee Romance Reviewers. Stop by and see what Cheryl has to say about her book and life in general!
Hope to see you there.

Use this link.

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Correction at J. Kaye's

J. Kaye dropped us a note about this post. I've edited it, but if you want to enter her raffle for Falling Under, you have until October 29th, not the 10th, which happens to have been a few days ago, a fact that makes entry awfully difficult without a time machine.

Head over to J. Kaye's. No time machine needed.



More of Sarah's Key

Due to the huge response last time (we hope we helped in that effort), Booking Mama has 5 more copies of "Sarah's Key" to give away.

  • The contest will be open until October 31st
  • Sorry, but this is open to US residents only

  • Click here to enter.

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    Tuesday, October 14, 2008


    The Lost Diary of Don Juan

    Yet another giveaway of "The Lost Diary of Don Juan" by Douglas Carlton Abrams. This time it's at The Book Stacks blog.

    These guys will will ship internationally, though.

    Click here for the very interesting details and to enter.

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    Q&A with Joanne Rendell

    Peeking Between the Pages has another giveaway starting today. It's a Q&A with Joanne Rendell, author of "The Professors' Wives' Club".

    This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only

    You can view it here.

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    Guest Blogger Douglas Carlton Abrams

    Today at Booking Mama, they have a guest post by Douglas Carlton Abrams, author of "The Lost Diary of Don Juan".

    They also are giving away one copy of the book!

    The contest is open until Friday, October 24th.

    Unfortunately, this contest is only open to those of you with U.S. and Canada mailing addresses.
    Click here to read the guest blog and enter the contest.

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    Guest Blogger Linda Merlino

    Shana's having a giveaway of "Belly of the Whale" by Linda Merlino.

    Today I welcome guest blogger Linda Merlino, author of Belly of the Whale, on her Pump Up Your Book Promotion blog tour. Linda asked if she could write a post about breast cancer awareness, an issue that is close to her heart. This post is particularly timely, as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Click here for the details.

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    It's Magically Delicious

    It's "Magically Delicious" by Esri Rose on Tuesday at Yankee Romance
    . Stop by and read her article and her teaser from her next book! One randomly chosen commenter will win a copy of "Bound to Love Her" and some swag (bookmarks, magnet, button.). She wishs she could say it will show up in your living room with a pop and a shimmer, but first-class mail will have to do. Hope to see you there.

    Click here for more.

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    Monday, October 13, 2008


    Falling Under

    "Falling Under" by Danielle Younge-Ullman will be passed on to a viewer who comments at J. Kaye's Book Blog.

    This raffle will be held October 29th.

    Giveaways are open to US & Canadian residents.

    You must be 18 years or older to enter.

    Click here for more info.

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    The Space Between Before and After

    From Julie at Booking Mama: Harper Collins generously provided up to 10 copies of "The Space Between Before and After" by Jean Reynolds Page.

    Contest ends October 26.

    Unfortunately, this giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only.

    For more info, click here.

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    The Best Place to Be

    Hmmm, might give one pause to think about. . .

    Life and Times of a "New" New Yorker (yes, that's not a typo!) is giving away a signed copy of Lesley Dormen's book "The Best Place to Be" at this link.

    It's open through Friday, October 17th and no restrictions on being a US resident or not. For an extra entry, tell Amanda your favorite book in which relationships play a key role.

    Enter via this link.

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    Redlady's Reading Room

    At Redlady's Reading Room, Bonnie is hosting two book giveaways this week.

    The first one is for "Bitter Sweets" by Roopa's the link.

    The second one is for "Woman of a Thousand Secrets" by Barbara's the link.

    They both end Sunday at Midnight on Oct 19th and Bonnie has to limit this to US and Canada again due to those darn postage costs.

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    Scary Books Contest

    Patricia's Vampire Notes is having a Scary Books Contest! Just in time for Halloween.

    They would like to know what is the scariest book you have ever read and why. Maybe you feel there are several, but just pick one (Well, OK, but no more than two!) and write about it. This will enter you in a drawing to be held on Oct. 31.

    This contest will run until 11:59 pm on Oct 30. Winners - that's right, Winners - will be announced on Halloween!

    A drawing for 5 books will be held.

    "Definitely Dead" by Charlaine Harris

    "Danse Macabre" by Laurell K. Hamilton

    "Child of the Night" by Nancy Kilpatrick

    "Renfield: Slave of Dracula" by Barbara Hambly

    "Dracula" by Bram Stoker

    For more details and to enter, click here.



    Maddie James Talks

    Maddie James talks about "It's a Libra Thing" Monday, October 13th at Yankee Romance Reviewers. Stop by and read her article!

    Maddie will be giving away a print, trade paperback copy of "Ladies of Legend: Finding Home" and an ebook of "Red: A Seduction Tale" at the end of the day. All you have to do is comment on her article.

    Hope to see you there.

    Click here to enter.

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    Sunday, October 12, 2008


    Cry Wolf

    Lisa at Books. Lists. Life. is giving away copies of "Cry Wolf" by Patricia Briggs and the "On the Prowl" anthology in her post.

    To win, leave her a comment telling her your favorite paranormal book or series, or if you haven't read any and are interested in starting one, tell her that.

    Winner to be picked next Sunday, October 19th.

    Click here for more details and to enter.

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    Q&A with Eva Etzioni-Halevy

    A Q&A with Eva Etzioni-Halevy and a Giveaway have been posted at Peeking Between the Pages.

    The giveaway is for a signed copy of "The Triumph of Deborah" that the author was kind enough to offer. You can view the post here.

    Winner will be drawn Monday, October 20th.

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    Amberkatze's Book Blog has author Chris Howard (debut book "Seaborn") on the blog this week and she is giving away 3 prizes!

    Click here to read her interview and enter the contest.

    Contest is open until October 19th.

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    Thirteen Orphans

    Are there any Jane Lindskold fans out there? I was made aware of her by a friend but have yet to read any. Still, I trust that friend.

    If you trust my friend, too, head on over to Fantasy Book Critic. He's got a copy of Lindskold's Thirteen Orphans to share.

    Use this link.

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    Hollywood Crows

    I'd have thought Joseph Wambaugh was a big enough author that he wouldn't need an Internet publicity push, but it looks like I'm wrong. This is the second giveaway I've posted, offering you guys five more copies of Wambaugh's latest, Hollywood Crows.

    They are over at Cheryl's Book Nook. And since they are coming from Hachette Book Group, this is a US and Canada only contest, with no PO Boxes, either.

    You have until Halloween.

    Use this link.

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    Q&A with Tempest Knight

    One of the best things about running this site is that I can use it to expose you guys to authors I really like. One of them is Tempest Knight, who runs the Midnight Moon Cafe (a site I frequently link to).

    Here's an interview and some of her flash fiction so you can see for yourself why I dig this lady.



    Childrens Books

    Bookroom Reviews has some children's books to share.

    Two books. Two copies of each. But only two winners.

    Use this link and then click on over to her contest page.


    Saturday, October 11, 2008


    Shooting Stars Mag

    Our friend Lauren at Shooting Stars Mag is having a long-running contest called "Shop for Free!" to say thanks for people bidding on her auctions, reading her blogs, etc.

    She's got books, music and miscellaneous items all for "sale". Check it out.

    Click here for all the details.



    Shop Fast!

    My good friend Tilly Greene has uncovered a sale at Fictionwise. If you're an e-book reader, now's the time to stock up: Fifty percent rebates on every title!

    Go here for Fictionwise.

    Go here to meet Tilly. (If you're over 18)



    Fresh Ink Books Giveaways

    This week's Giveaway at Fresh Ink Books is "Keep the Faith" by Faith Evans. Open worldwide until midnight Sunday, October 19, 2008.

    And her giveaway of "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards is open until Wednesday, October 15, 2008.

    For more info and to enter, click here.

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    The Friendly Book Nook Giveaways

    Newcomer Amy at The Friendly Book Nook and My Friend Amy's Blog, has these following giveaways:

    Up to 5 copies of "Hollywood Crows" by Joseph Wambaugh, click here.

    "Starting From Scratch When You're Single Again" by Sharon Knudson and Mary Heitzman. Click here to enter and to read her interview.


    "For Young Men Only" by Jeff Feldhahn and Eric Rice with Shaunti Feldhahn. Click here.

    Click on the links above for more contest details.

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    Friday, October 10, 2008


    Celebrate Green!

    Penelope at Library at the END of the Universe is giving away "Celebrate Green!" by Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell.

    Now, here's the fun part:

    To enter:
    1. Leave a comment telling Penelope an eco-friendly thing you do in your home.
    2. subscribe to her blog, leave a comment you did.
    3. Post about this contest on your site, leave comment with link.
    4. For 3 entries, purchase an ad, on one of her blogs.

    Contest open to US residents ONLY.
    Ends 10-30-2008 at midnight CST.

    To enter, click here.

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    Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein

    A Reader's Respite blogspot is featuring a giveaway for the novel "Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein", by Molly Dwyer. Stop by and check out Michele's review and interview with the author.

    The contest is open to international entries and will be open until October 16th!

    As always, international entries are welcome!

    For more details and to catch that interview, click here.

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    An Exact Replica of A Figment of My Imagination Giveaway

    Nicole at Linus's Blanket just notified us of this giveaway.

    Last day to enter is October 17th

    For all the details and to enter, click here.

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    Couldn't we all use a little magic in our lives?

    Ann Macela talks about Magic today at Yankee Romance Reviewers. Stop by and read her article, comment and one lucky person will win a copy of the first two books in the series, THE OLDEST KIND OF MAGIC and DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? Or, if the winner has those, a copy of YOUR MAGIC OR MINE? So, let's talk about magic!

    Hope to see you there.

    To enter, click here.

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    Thursday, October 9, 2008


    Time of My Life

    Allison Winn Scotch, another blogger whose blog I lurk in the depths of, has posted a bunch of links that to blogs that're holding contests to give away a copy of her new book.

    Use this link and then click on over. I hear it's a good book... If you read it or have a copy to share, be sure to let us here at Win a Book know!



    Author Appearance: Lauren Dane

    I like Lauren Dane. Like her blog, like her books, like her for the two seconds we met last April.

    So since I like her, I stole this off her blog:

    I’ll be at the Emerald City RWA Conference at the Bellevue Hilton this weekend! Saturday the 11th from 4 - 6 in the ballroom there’ll be a booksigning open to the public with some fabulous authors! I’ll be there signing Vegas, Making Chase and Reading Between the Lines - if you’re in the area, please do come and say hello! (and I’m always happy to sign other books of mine you may already own)

    October 11, 2008
    4:00PM - 6 pm
    Bellevue Hilton
    300 112th Avenue SE,, Bellevue, WA, United States

    There you go. Anyone in the Greater Seattle Area? Go visit Lauren. Tell her I sent you. She's cool.



    First Blood


    Blood of the Muse, that nameless, faceless cool person of indiscriminate gender (but my gut says guy) has a book I want. It's a four-author, four-story volume that Blood of the Muse describes better than I can. And gives you hints on which author to hang out with (Me, I lurk at Meljean Brook's, which is why I'm drooling over this).

    Check it.



    Arsenic Soup for Lovers

    Well, we knew people would have to make fun of the Chicken Soup series before too long, and Tara, over at Tara's View on Books, has found one.

    The book is called Arsenic Soup for Lovers, and Georgia Z. Post is the woman behind it.

    Check out what Tara's got to say, and leave her a comment. She'll pick one random winner and the book will be yours.

    Use this link before October 27.

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    The Heretic Queen

    Shana at Literarily is giving away a copy of Michelle Moran's "The Heretic Queen". Seems that Ms. Moran is making the rounds of the blogosphere; if you want her at your place, you'd better speak up!

    You have until Friday the 17th. Stop by Literarily to check out the contest rules -- and the great guest post by Ms. Moran. Good stuff.

    Use this link.

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    Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe

    To coincide with today's review of "Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe" by Jennie Shortridge, S. Krishna's going to give away her copy to one lucky person!

    Details: Same as usual - comment on her post to enter, second entry if you blog about it and link back there. Deadline is 11:59 PM on Sunday, October 19. The winner will be announced on Monday, October 20. US & Canada only please (shipping costs!) and make sure she has a way to contact you if you win. Good luck!

    Enter here.

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    Hollywood Crows

    You guys know I love posting about first-time book givers. It's like welcoming someone new into the neighborhood and we've all got to hope they'll do something fresh with their landscape that'll make us all go, "Ooh!"

    Anyway, it's The Tome Traveller's Weblog, and Carey who runs it. She's got up to five copies of the new Joseph Wambaugh book, Hollywood Crows. You know how it goes: for every ten entries, Carey gets to throw another copy into the mix. So go enter!

    Lots of extra entries on this one... she really wants to make Hachette cough up all five copies.

    Since it's a giveaway sponsored and mailed by Hachette, that means US and Canada only, and no PO Boxes. I know, I know... I've got a Box, myself.

    You've got until 22 October. Get busy. Earn those entries.

    Read all about it via this link.

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    Q&A with Michelle Moran

    If we haven't chattered enough about J. Kaye this morning, here's another reason to stop by: a Q&A with author Michelle Moran, whose Nefertiti was making the giveaway rounds rather recently. Now it's The Heretic Queen

    (Hey, you who won those book? Finished reading them yet? Ready to pass them on? Let us know!)

    Check it.

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    Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melnibone

    Man, the albino dude's world is hot again. I tried to get into Elric, but he's way too serious for me.

    If he's your cuppa, check out Pat's Fantasy Hotlist. A complete set of the Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melnibone.

    Be sure to follow the directions. One entry only, gang!

    Use this link.

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    Losing Kei

    Anna, over at Diary of An Eccentric (hey, wait a second. Didn't I rename that blog last time?), has a great interview and give. In fact, the first sentence of her post could almost have come from me. Except I took a different course in college and mostly it proved why I shouldn't have listened to that grad student who was being my advisor. Ouch.

    Anyway, the book in question today is called Losing Kei, and it's written by Suzanne Kamata. Anna's got a link to her review, but the interview will tell you a lot about the book, too.

    No, if you read them both, you STILL should read the book. You lazy person, you!

    You have until October 15 to enter, since you're not really lazy.

    Use this link.

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    The Peacemaker

    "The Peacemaker" by Dan Ronco is being given away at J. Kaye's Book Blog. Here's what is posted:

    This raffle will be held October 22nd.

    • Winners will no longer be notified. If you don’t want to miss the announcement post, be a subscriber to the blog. Not sure how? Instructions are in the right sidebar under Subscribe.

    • Giveaways are open to US & Canadian residents.

    • Must be 18 years or older.

    • Make sure you identify who you are in your comments so that common names are distinguishable.

    To enter the contest, click here.

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    I Like You

    Booking Mama has up to 5 copies of "I Like You" by Amy Sedaris to give away!

    Contest runs until 11:59 pm Friday, October 17th.

    For more details and to enter, click here.

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    Dead Boys

    Over at Bermudaonion, Kathy's giving away 5 copies of Dead Boys by Richard Lange.

    Contest is open until midnight, Friday, October 17th. Open to US and Canadian residents, no PO boxes, please.

    Enter via this link.

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    Wednesday, October 8, 2008


    The Emperor's Children

    Wendy at Caribou's Mom is giving away another book, "The Emperor's Children" by Claire Massud. It is linked to a fundraiser she is doing for a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program for children and adults with learning, emotional, behavioral and physical disability...which is her charity of choice for Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon.

    Wendy will ship Internationally on this one. Contest ends October 19th.

    Readers can pick one of three options to enter giving them ONE, THREE or FIVE chances depending on the options they choose.

    Details are on her blog here:

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    Book Club Queen

    "The Wisdom of Yawdy Rum" and "Deadly Exchange" Book Giveaways!

    Drawing October 31, 2008.

    Copies of "The Wisdom of Yawdy Rum" by Michael Lane and "Deadly Exchange" by Geoffery Gluckman are being given away at the Book Club Queen website.

    Come & join the fun!!

    To Enter: Send an email to In the Subject line put the title of the Book Club Set you wish to win and your first and last name.

    Better yet, go to Book Club Queen's website and click on the books for their review.

    Good Luck!

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    The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex


    Book Review and Giveaway: "The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex"by Pagan Kennedy via Bookroomreviews's Weblog.

    Nonfiction is the new black comedy in this hilarious collection of award-winning literary essays written by the infamous Pagan Kennedy. In the title piece, Alex Comfort, author of "The Joy of Sex", reinvents himself as a sex guru in California and hatches a plan to destroy monogamy forever. In the stories that follow, a retired chemist finds a way to turn a wasteland into paradise, an aspiring tyrant tries to become the emperor of America, and an artist rigs himself up to a “brain machine” made from parts he bought at Radio Shack. All of the essays—most of which have appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Boston Globe Magazine—document the stories of visionaries bent on remaking the world, for better or for worse.

    At Bookroomreviews, click on the book cover to read their review. If this sounds like a book you would like, they have an extra copy from the Santa Fe Writer's Project to share!

    All you need do to enter is leave a comment and they will draw a winner on October 14th

    US and Canada only, please.

    Enter here.

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    Today at Yankee Romance Reviewers

    From our friends at Yankee Romance Reviewers:

    Julianne MacLean talks about Reader's Tastes today at Yankee Romance Reviewers. Stop by and read her article, comment and you will have a chance to win a copy of her book "The Mistress Diaries", autographed. Julianne will pick one winner from all who leave a comment for her to answer.
    Hope to see you there.

    Use this link.

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    Guest Blogger: Lou Aronica

    Lisa at Minds Alive on the Shelves dropped me a note today, asking if I'd mention her guest blogger: Lou Aronica, author of The Story Plant.

    Except, The Story Plant isn't a book. It's a venture of some sort that I think will bear watching.

    Come by Minds Alive on the Shelves and see for yourself.

    Use this link.

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    A Matrimonial Giveaway

    Megan at Leafing Through Life is giving away a signed copy of "Matrimony"

    Megan says: Serendipitously in conjunction with my 1 year blogiversary, Joshua Henkin has generously offered me a signed copy of his New York Times
    Notable book, Matrimony, which has recently been released in paperback,
    to give away here. While I've yet to read the copy of it waiting for me
    on my bookshelf, I've heard countless great things about Matrimony and
    I'm excited to have the opportunity to host this giveaway!

    If you're interested in winning "Matrimony", just leave a comment on Megan's
    post any time before midnight (EST) next Monday, October 13th. For a
    second entry, link to her post from your blog and let her know that
    you've linked it. Please make sure that your comment includes some way
    for Megan to get in touch with you if you win, whether it's your blog URL
    or an e-mail address.

    Enter via this link.

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    Win a Miami Book Fair Prize Pack

    GIVEAWAY: via Fantasy Book Critic.

    From November 9th through November 16th, Miami Dade College will be
    hosting the 25th annual Miami Book Fair International. The mission of Miami Book Fair International is to promote reading, encourage writing, and heighten an awareness of literacy and the literary arts in our multi-ethnic community.

    Now in promotion of Miami Book Fair International and their graphic
    novel programming, and thanks to the efforts of Palley Promotes, TWO
    VERY LUCKY WINNERS will be awarded a PRIZE PACK that includes the
    following titles—all from authors who will be attending the 25th annual
    Miami Book Fair International:

    ”Hatter M” graphic novel SIGNED by Frank Beddor (The Looking Glass Wars)
    “The Monsters of Templeton” paperback novel by Lauren Groff
    ”BAT-MANGA!” graphic novel by Chip Kidd
    ”The Given Day” novel” by award-winning author Dennis Lehane (Mystic River; Gone, Baby, Gone)
    ”ZOT!” graphic novel by Scott McCloud
    ”Prince of Persia” graphic novel by Jordan Mechner (creator of the Prince of Persia videogame)
    ”Identity Crisis” graphic novel by Brad Meltzer (The Book of Lies, The Book of Fate)
    ”The Dracula Dossier” novel by James Reese (The Herculine Trilogy)

    Each winner will also be awarded TWO TICKETS to attend the 25th annual
    Miami Book Fair International! So please read the rules below and
    completely fill out the form to enter! North American Residents Only.
    Giveaway ends Thursday, October 30, 2008 – 11:59AM PST.

    Thank you for entering and Good Luck!


    1) Open To North American Residents Only
    2) Only One Entry Per Household (Multiple Entries Will Be Disqualified)
    3) Must Enter Valid Email Address, Mailing Address + Name
    4) No Purchase Necessary
    5) Giveaway Will End October 30, 2008 – 11:59AM PST
    6) Winners Will Be Randomly Selected and Notified By Email7) Personal Information Will Only Be Used In Mailing Out the Prizes To the Winners

    Yes, indeed, good luck one and all!

    Enter the contest here.

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    The World I Imagine by Debbie Jordan

    It's time again for a book contest. This time I'm giving away The World I Imagine by Debbie Jordan.

    Remember. You must answer the question to qualify.

    1. Contest runs from today through November 9th at 11PM Pacific Time
    2. Winner will be notified via email at 11PM on the day the contest ends have 3 days to respond with a mailing address. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be picked.
    3. Open to the entire world.
    4. To qualify you must tell me what you are doing to make the world a better place.
    5. For extra credit you can:
      a) include your blog's URL
      b) blog about the contest and link back here.

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    Tuesday, October 7, 2008


    Cross Country

    Lori's emerged from her Reading Corner to give away an ARC copy of James Patterson's latest: Cross Country.

    Sorry, gang, it's a US only contest. Stupid mailing costs...

    You have until 17 October, but don't dawdle. You may forget and by the time you remember, Patterson will have put out three more books.

    Use this link.

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    The Turtle Moves

    Are you a Discworld fan?

    From Fantasy Book Critic:

    In support of the August 1, 2008 release of “The Turtle Moves! Discworld’s Story Unauthorized” by Lawrence Watt-Evans, BenBella Books has agreed to give away TWO COPIES of “The Turtle Moves!”!!! So please read the rules and completely fill out the form to enter! North American Residents Only. Giveaway ends Tuesday, November 4, 2008 – 11:59AM PST.

    But before you get to the give, there's a great guest post by author Lawrence Watt-Evans. Check it out. Get sucked in.

    Use this link.

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    This Week at Stone Soup...

    It's another Your Choice week at Stone Soup! Yes, any readily available book (priced under $25, without shipping) can be yours. Enter by Sunday...

    Head over to Stone Stoup for the particulars -- and to check out this week's hats. Really. These gives are almost worth it for the hats alone.

    Use this link.




    Dar, over at Peeking Between the Pages, is giving up her gently-handled copy of Immortal, the Traci L. Slatton book that's gaining quite a bit of exposure lately.

    If you need a review, Dar provides a link to the one she wrote. Check it out when you enter.

    This is a US/Canada only contest. She'll draw for the winner on 14 October, so be sure to enter before that.

    Use this link.

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    October E-mail Subscriber contest

    Patricia's Vampire Notes has announced the contest for those of you savvy enough to subscribe to her e-mail feed.

    The books are Staked, by J. F. Lewis, and Fangland, by John Marks. You can win one or the other, just by being signed up.

    Use this link to read about it -- and maybe sign up?

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    A Grave in the Air

    That's another great book title, isn't it? A Grave in the Air.

    Serena, over at Savvy Verse and Wit, sent me this e-mail about it:

    About the book:

    These are short stories that show how war can impact families, relationships, and societies. Although the short stories often do not provide the reader with in-depth war strategy and in-the-moment events, whether it is World War II or the Bosnian-Serbian conflict of the 1990s, the impact of war is palatable in the lives of the characters Henighan created.

    About the contest:

    Dear Readers, I would love to give away my copy of A Grave in the Air by Stephen Henighan to one lucky winner. Please leave a comment here if you wish to enter the contest. Deadline is Oct. 10 at Midnight EST. I will announce the winner on Oct. 11. If you blog about this contest, you get 2 more entries.

    Use this link.

    ETA: Serena left a comment: there are no geographical restrictions on this contest.

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    Monday, October 6, 2008


    Local Girls

    I was surfing or something today or yesterday; it's been a blur the past few days. (and it's only Monday!)

    Anyway, I found this site giving away a copy of Jenny O'Connell's Local girls. The blog itself is a bit mysterious, having to do with supporting a book that's coming out on the 14th of this month...

    Check it all out for yourself. Maybe we're stumbling onto something new and cool?

    Use this link.



    Stephen Donaldson

    Okay, I don't want to say too much here, but I have a lot of admiration for Stephen Donaldson. And Pat's Fantasy Hotlist is eager to help you see why.

    He's got a complete set of the new UK edition of Stephen R. Donaldson's scifi masterpiece, The Gap, up for grabs, compliments of the kind folks at Gollancz. The sequence is comprised of The Real Story, Forbidden Knowledge (joined with the first volume in this edition), A Dark and Hungry God Arises, Chaos and Order, and This Day All Gods Die.

    Whoa. Pat says this is the best Donaldson to date. Better than Thomas Convenant?

    Check it out yourself. Use this link.

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    The Best Place to Be

    Diary of an Eccentric is proving to be ... well, not eccentric in her interview of author Lesley Dorman. In fact, she's showing off a not-small amount of skill. Check it out.

    And when you get to the bottom, you just might notice a contest for this novel made up of short stories (we need a name for these sorts of books 'cause they're not a novel and they're not entirely independent stories, either. Hmmm.). It's a contest that seems to have no geographical restrictions and has a deadline of October 18.

    Use this link. See for yourself. Maybe Anna needs to rename herself "Diary of a Skilled Interviewer."


    Again, the link.

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    The Mummy Case

    Just in time for Halloween reading, our friend Shaunie has a Bookcrossing copy of The Mummy Case by Dawn Stewardson for a lucky reader!

    Leave a comment here for an entry, winner to be drawn October 18th.


    The Best Place to Be

    Diary of an Eccentric is hosting a giveaway for Leslie Dormen's The Best Place to Be.

    Read the review and author interview here. For an entry, you'll need to let her know why you want to read the book or what aspect of the interview you found most interesting. Score an extra entry for blogging about it.

    Deadline is October 18th.

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