Friday, September 10, 2010


After pondering over the idea for a while, I finally decided that what's the point of recommending books to people and never dishing any of them out so the folks at home can see for themselves?

So, after just a year of recommending books, I'm having my first book giveaway contest. So what's on the table?

Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison (Advance Reading Copy)

It's a cool take on the whole concept of the banshee, as well as some soul-sucking, wraith-hunting fun. Throw in a bit of romance and it's a date. But wait, that's not all! I'm also throwing in another surprise book with this one! Ooooooh! So if you're interested in some urban fantasy that crosses the line into the land of faerie and romance from time to time, then this is right up your alley.

How do you enter? Easy! Just leave a comment anywhere on this blog - mention a book you think I should read, tell me how you loved or hated one my picks, whatever you like. It doesn't matter which post you comment on - I get notifications and I'll know which comments are new so no worries. The contest will run until September 30th so word has time to spread throughout the net. The more people visit, the more likely I'll be to post more books in the future! So tell your friends, tell your family, tell your pets (wait...), and leave a comment (only one comment per person please! Let's try to keep it cool). Once the 30th hits, I'll use a random number generator to choose the winner.

**Note: Please understand that because this ARC came through my place of work, in order to keep people from reselling them, the edges of the book have been marked (the way libraries or publishers do with remainder books) with numbers. If you like your ARCs completely clean, it's best not to enter this contest. :)

**Second note: I realized after a few comments that I'd never mentioned how I'd get into contact with the winner. People have pretty much solved this for me. While I could just announce the person and then say, "Email me 'here' with your info," someone could step in and pretend to be said person in order to swipe the book first. I honestly don't think that's going to happen, but better safe than baboozled. So in your comment (it's okay if you didn't do so), you can either leave your email in any coded form you want (bookgrlATgmailDOTcom, bookgrl-gmail, bookgrl(at)gmail(dot)com, whatever works to keep away the email boogeymen) or link to a website/blog that has a way for me to contact you.


Moridin said...
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Inspired Kathy said...

I really like Paranormalcy by Kiersten White.

bkhabel AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I am in. talyseon AT yahoo Dot com.

Sherry Irvin said...

I think you should read, "A Short Guide to a Happy Life," by Anna Quindlen.
Sherry, Unreel Media, LLC
You know where to find me :)

Megan said...

Very cool idea, Nicole :)
megs 2 kool AT yahoo DOT com


heidi ruby miller said...

Have you read CHILD 44 yet by Tom Rob Smith?

It's one of the best books I've read in a couple of years.


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