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Adrian Phoenix – Winner

Sorry it’s late! I’ve been holed up in my bat cave with a black towel wrapped around my head for two days thanks to a lovely migraine. picked #73, so Kate L, Congrats!! 😀 Please email me with your snail mail addy and which book you’d like at sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca so we can get your book sent out to you.

Thanks to everyone who entered! I loved reading your comments. 🙂 If I don’t hear back from the winner in 7 days, a new winner will be picked from among the eligible entrants.

February 13, 2010 Posted by | Contest, Contests, Winners | , , | 2 Comments

EOS Book Giveaway

EOS/Harpercollins has generously offered up 6 books  to celebrate the upcoming release of Kim Harrison’s Black Magic Sanction, (Feb 23rd), the recently released Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter by A.E. Moorat, (Jan 26th), and Robin Hobb’s Dragon Keeper, (Jan 26th), I have 2 copies of each book to giveaway! Here’s a bit about each book:

Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison

  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Eos (February 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061138037
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061138034
  • Book Description:
    “Rachel Morgan has fought and hunted vampires, werewolves, banshees, demons, and other supernatural dangers as both witch and bounty hunter—and lived to tell the tale. But she’s never faced off against her own kind . . . until now.

    Denounced and shunned for dealing with demons and black magic, her best hope is life imprisonment—at worst, a forced lobotomy and genetic slavery. Only her enemies are strong enough to help her win her freedom, but trust comes hard when it hinges on the unscrupulous tycoon Trent Kalamack, the demon Algaliarept, and an ex-boyfriend turned thief.
    It takes a witch to catch a witch, but survival bears a heavy price.”


    Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter by A.E. Moorat

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Eos; 1 edition (January 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061976016
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061976018
  • Book Description:

    “There were many staff at Kensington Palace, fulfilling many roles; a man who was employed to catch rats, another whose job it was to sweep the chimneys. That there was someone expected to hunt demons did not shock the new Queen; that it was to be her was something of a surprise.

    London, 1838. Queen Victoria is crowned; she receives the orb, the scepter, and an arsenal of bloodstained weaponry. If Britain is about to become the greatest power of the age, there’s the small matter of the undead to take care of first. Demons stalk the crown, and political ambitions have unleashed ravening hordes of zombies even within the nobility itself.

    But rather than dreams of demon hunting, Queen Victoria’s thoughts are occupied by Prince Albert. Can she dedicate her life to saving her country when her heart belongs elsewhere? With lashings of glistening entrails, decapitations, zombies, and foul demons, this masterly new portrait will give a fresh understanding of a remarkable woman, a legendary monarch, and quite possibly the best demon hunter the world has ever seen.”


    Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Eos; 1 edition (January 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061561622
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061561627
  • Book Description:

    “For years, the Trader cities valiantly battled their enemies, the Chalcedeans. But they could not have staved off invasion without the powerful dragon Tintaglia. In return, the Traders promised to help her serpents migrate up the Rain Wild River after a long exile at sea-to find a safe haven and, Tintaglia hopes, to restore her species. But too much time has passed, and the newly hatched dragons are damaged and weak, and many die. The few who survive cannot use their wings; earthbound, they are powerless to hunt and vulnerable to human predators willing to kill them for the fabled healing powers of dragon flesh.

    But Tintaglia has vanished and the Traders are weary of the labor and expense of tending useless dragons. The Trader leadership fears that if it stops providing for the young dragons, the hungry and neglected creatures will rampage-or die along the river’s acidic muddy banks. To avert catastrophe, the dragons decree a move even farther up the treacherous river to Kelsingra, their ancient, mythical homeland whose mysterious location is locked deep within the dragons’ uncertain ancestral memories.

    To ensure their safe passage, the Traders recruit a disparate group of young people to care for the damaged creatures and escort them to their new home. Among them is Thymara, an unschooled forest girl of sixteen, and Alise, a wealthy Trader’s wife trapped in a loveless marriage, who attaches herself to the expedition as a dragon expert. The two women share a deep kinship with the dragons: Thymara can instinctively communicate with them, and Alise, captivated by their beauty and majesty, has devoted her life to studying them.

    Embarking on an arduous journey that holds no promise of return, the band of humans and dragons must make their way along the toxic and inhospitable Rain Wild River-an extraordinary odyssey that will teach them lessons about themselves and one another, as they experience hardships, betrayals, and joys beyond their wildest dreams.”



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    • Contest is open to USA only and will run through February 21st until 11:59pm. The winners will be posted here on Feb 22nd. Please leave your email addy in your comment for me to contact you if you’ve won. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 7 days, a new winner will be drawn from the eligible comments. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator. Good Luck everyone! :)

    February 13, 2010 Posted by | Contest, Contests, New Book Releases, New Releases, Spotlight On..., Uncategorized, Upcoming Releases | , , , , , , , , , | 54 Comments