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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.”



    Open to USA only. Leave a comment telling me which book you would prefer and why that’s the genre you like the most. (+1 entry)

    For extra entries:

    • Subscribe to my blog, Sidhe Vicious Reviews, through the links at the top right hand side of the blog, and let me know in your comment. Be sure you verify your subscription through the email you’ll receive or it won’t count. (+1 entry)
    • If you’re already subscribed, you’ll receive two extra entries, but be sure to let me know in the comments. (+2 entries)
    • Post a link to this contest on your Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, GoodReads, LibraryThing, or on your blog and send me the link either in the comments or by email and you’ll get an extra entry for each place you add a link to. (+? entries, insert however many links you’ve done) 
    • 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 | , , , , , , , , ,


    1. […] Huge EOS giveaway! 6 books up for grabs, Kim Harrison’s Black MAgic Sanction, A.E. Moorat’s Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter and Robin Hobb’s Dragon Keeper. […]

      Pingback by Welcome To My Book Addiction « Sidhe Vicious Reviews | February 13, 2010 | Reply

    2. I have just subscribed and posted you to my blog. I found you through twitter and enjoy reading your posts. Thanks

      Comment by Micki K. | February 13, 2010 | Reply

      • Thanks Micki. 🙂

        Comment by sidhevicious | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    3. Thanks for the Contest!
      +1 I subscribed to your Reviews by Email
      +2 I posted it on Twitter and PNRBookworm

      Thank you again!

      Comment by Rachel M | February 13, 2010 | Reply

      • Sorry, my email is rachel [dot] moorehead [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks.

        Comment by Rachel M | February 13, 2010 | Reply

        • Wow, I really shouldn’t sign up for contests before coffee. Can I please get Black Magic Sanction. I absolutely love Kim Harrison and Urban Fantasy/Paranormal because it’s a great escape from the real world but not too far a stretch. I’m a firm believer magic is out there for the people who look for it. Happy Saturday!

          Comment by Rachel M | February 13, 2010 | Reply

          • LOL, you’re welcome Rachel, it’s all good. My brain doesn’t fire on all cylinders before my daily caffeine either and sometimes even after I’ve had enough tea to drown a horse! 😀

            Comment by sidhevicious | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    4. I’d like to be included for Black Magic Sanction, my favorite genre is Paranormal!

      Comment by Teresa W. | February 13, 2010 | Reply

    5. Black Magic Sanction is my pick. I love Kim Harrison’s series with all the wonderful paranormal characters. Urban Fantasy is my favorite genre for the variety of otherworldly creatures and the modern day setting. Makes me think magical things could be happening in my own world

      I am a subscribers.


      Comment by Patricia A | February 13, 2010 | Reply

    6. Great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity. I would love a copy of Dragon Keeper. I love good dragon fiction, and Robin Hobb writes solid world-building fantasy.

      Comment by perches | February 13, 2010 | Reply

    7. Wow! I would love a chance to win! I definitely would like a copy of Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison. This series (The Hollows/Rachel Morgan) has it all. Action packed Urban Fantasy with a strong female paranormal lead who is passionate as well as funny. This is one of my favorite series.

      +1 Subscribe to your blog 🙂

      Comment by E.J. Stevens | February 13, 2010 | Reply

    8. What a great giveaway! It’s so hard to choose! I’ll pick Queen Victoria Demon Hunter because I’m a historian myself, and I wish there were more great historical fantasy novels out there. Plus it kind of reminds me of a couple of episodes from the new Dr. Who!
      +2 I’m a subscriber already.

      Comment by Kimberly B. | February 13, 2010 | Reply

    9. +1 As a forever longtime fan of Kim Harrison’s Rachel Morgan series have to pick “Black Magic Sanction” as the book would love to win a copy of. I get my UF fix along with my Ivy, Jenks and Rachel interactions and get another chance at maybe Rachel finally getting her HEA in her crazy paranormal world where people are afraid of tomatoes!!!
      +2 I am an old follower by RSS feed, email subscription and on my WordPress now that have it set up.
      +1 linked contest info on right sidebar on blog (choice of 3 books contest)
      +1 tweeted contest info and link at:
      jackie b central texas

      Comment by jacabur1 | February 13, 2010 | Reply

    10. Black Magic Sanction would be my first choice. I’m a big Kim Harrison fan, and uf is the genre that brought me back to reading in such a big way a few years ago.

      +2 you’re on my blogroll (I use that in lieu of Googlereader nowadays)
      +1 I follow you on Twitter/tweeted contest

      Thanks for hosting the giveaway! 🙂

      Comment by Renee | February 13, 2010 | Reply

    11. Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb, because although I’ve never read this author’s work, her story premise appealed greatly to me. The two female leads also sound interesting.

      +2 I’m already subscribed

      alternate email from blogger
      magenta 2 red [at] gmail [dot] com

      Comment by Sue A. | February 13, 2010 | Reply

    12. Would love to read Black Magic Sanction. Love paranormal storylines and Kim Harrison’s Rachel Morgan series got me hooked on this genre years ago, and I still have this series on my auto-buy list.

      -2 already a subscriber


      Comment by Cathy M | February 13, 2010 | Reply

    13. […] celebrate, I have the big EOS giveaway going this weekend for 6 books! Make sure you stop by and enter to […]

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    14. I would like Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter by A.E. Moorat. I enjoy both the paranormal and historical genres and the combination of the two sounds interesting.

      I am an “old” subscriber.

      I posted this on Twitter…

      Tracey D
      booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

      Comment by Tracey D | February 14, 2010 | Reply

    15. +1 I can’t decide Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter and Dragon Keeper. They both sound amazing. I love quirky novel and I love a good fantasy story.

      +1 Subsribed to your RSS Feed

      +1 Tweeted about it

      +1 Facebook Status

      That makes +4. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!
      Amy (

      Comment by Amy | February 14, 2010 | Reply

    16. I am subscribed to Sidhe Vicious Reviews.

      My first choice would be the Dragon Keeper because I just love anything about dragons and the book sounds wonderful. I thinki I also would enjoy Black Magic Sanction since I am just getting into that genre. Thanks for the chance.

      Comment by catslady | February 14, 2010 | Reply

    17. I’d choose Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison. I’ve heard a lot of good things about her books and would like to experience them for myself. The spirit is willing but the piggy bank is empty.

      Thanks for the chance to win!

      Comment by Kay | February 14, 2010 | Reply

    18. I pick Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison.I love this series and can’t wait to read what happens next.

      +2 I already subscribe by email


      Comment by elaing8 | February 14, 2010 | Reply

    19. I would love to win Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison. I have read some reviews that say this is a good book but she is a new author to me. Thanks for the great giveaway.

      +2 I subscribe by email and follow via google

      misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

      Comment by Brenda B. Hill | February 14, 2010 | Reply

    20. Id love to read Kim Harrisons book sounds awesome and i never heard of the other two authors or books

      +2 i already been a subscriber

      Comment by Beverly G | February 14, 2010 | Reply

    21. I’m a huge fan of the paranormal and fantasy genres. Dragon Keeper catches my eye since I’m currently in a fantasy kick. It sounds like a terrific read.

      I’ve been following you in my google reader for some time now.

      I’ve posted about the contest on Twitter (@jarlynn), my blog, and via my facebook status

      jarlynn (at)

      Comment by Cory | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    22. Robin Hobb Dragon Keeper I would love to read. I am interested in dragons, elfs and fantasty since childhood.

      Kim Harrisons Black Magic Sanction sounds like a good sencond choice to read. I might go to one of the local book stores and buy them if I don’t win either of them. That says alot since the last books I have read and enjoyed were the Artemis Fowl series author Eoin Colfer. THanks

      Comment by John Harrington | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    23. All three books sound like great fun. Must say I am fan of Kim Harrisons series. It is wonderful.

      I just subscribed to your blog.

      Comment by Little Lamb Lost | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    24. +2 Already subscribe~Great contest. Always enjoy coming here. Thanks and Happy Valentine’s Day.
      Sue B

      Comment by Sue Brandes | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    25. […] Whoa. I’m breaking my usual no-entry rule on THIS give, thanks to Sidhe Vicious Reviews. […]

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    26. Yes, darling! Enter me for the Robin Hobb — I’m a HUGE Hobb fan, just now finishing up Fitz’s story and then about to start reading the trilogy that started with Shaman’s Crossing, I think is the start. I share them with the Tour Manager, too.

      So… +1 for being a fan of Robin Hobb and +1 for posting this at Win a Book for you. The pingback ought to show up…

      Comment by Susan Helene Gottfried | February 16, 2010 | Reply

    27. I’m digging Black Magic Sanction the most out of the three. I’m really into the kick butt contemporary heroines lately ’cause so many of my friends have great strong female attitudes!

      I’m already subscribed to your blog and will be adding this contest to my daily post as well as my side bar.

      Thanks! Miranda
      mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

      Comment by Miranda | February 16, 2010 | Reply

    28. Opps! I meant to say I ALL READY added you to my site on yesterday’s post.

      Comment by Miranda | February 16, 2010 | Reply

    29. Hi Judi,
      Great giveaway darlin. I would prefer Queen Victoria or Kim Harrison but will go for any. They all look quite yummy.

      You know I am a follower. How could I not be with all these yummies. Will see what I can do to post on Facebook.

      Comment by Terra Studer | February 16, 2010 | Reply

    30. I’d love Black Magic Sanction. I’m already a big fan of the series- one of my favorites. I really enjoy urban fantasy/paranormal because it’s such a fantastical escape without falling into some of the archaic silliness (especially in dialogue) of some regular fantasies (which don’t get me wrong, I also can enjoy.) It also tends to have strong female characters.
      I’m already a follower/subscriber
      Posted a link on my fb:!/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=310401545687&id=1625972197&ref=mf
      and on twitter:

      Comment by Bethany C. | February 16, 2010 | Reply

    31. Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

      “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.”

      Women rock in Fantasy Fiction!

      New Subscriber Via Email & Google Reader

      gcwhiskas at aol dot com

      Comment by Virginia C | February 16, 2010 | Reply

    32. Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to read Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter because I love historical fiction.

      Comment by Rachel W. | February 16, 2010 | Reply

    33. I’d like to win DRAGON KEEPER. I enjoy fantasy and the worlds that are created for the creatures and stories. There is a freedom when dealing with dragons and their worlds.
      Thanks for the giveaway.

      librarypat AT comcast DOT net

      I think I signed up through Google, but am not sure.

      Comment by librarypat | February 16, 2010 | Reply

    34. I am an old follower

      please enter me

      RoxanneRhoads @ aol dot com

      Comment by Roxanne Rhoads | February 17, 2010 | Reply

    35. I love dragons! Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb
      I love fantasy, the possibilities without high technology.

      +2 Already subscribed

      Comment by ki mi | February 17, 2010 | Reply

    36. Black Magic Sanction! I love Kim Harrison – this is definitely my favorite Urban Fantasy series because beyond all the usual fun of the paranormal, the relationships are so fantastically complicated, especially Rachel and Ivy. Can’t wait for it to come out!

      I subscribe! (+2)

      Comment by Katie Altman | February 17, 2010 | Reply

    37. I need to have Kim Harrison’s new book!!!! Need it~ I just love urban fantasy!

      I am a new subscriber.

      Tweeted (

      Comment by Marianna | February 17, 2010 | Reply

    38. I would love to win Black Magic Sanction! I’m more of an Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance kinda girl, plus I love Kim Harrison!!

      I’m changing the email addresses I subscribe under so I guess I’m a new subscriber again?

      Posted about the contest here:


      Comment by Amanda Leigh | February 17, 2010 | Reply

      • oops

        Comment by Amanda Leigh | February 17, 2010 | Reply

    39. My choice would be Black Magic Sanction. I’ve been waiting, and waiting, for this latest Hollows book! I love the world that Kim Harrison has created, love the characters (I miss Kisten!) — this was the first real “urban fantasy” series thatI ever read, and it got me hooked on the genre!

      Comment by Jill Vance | February 19, 2010 | Reply

    40. twitter follower, myspace friend,


      Comment by {blackroze37}2/10 | February 19, 2010 | Reply

    41. +2 – i’m already an e-mail subscriber.

      Thanks for the great contest

      Comment by heatwave16 | February 19, 2010 | Reply

    42. My choice is Black Magic Sanction. I’m so excited for the new Hollows book! I’m already a follower and my e-mail is: hacarleton (at) gmail (dot) com

      Comment by Heather (DarklyReading) | February 19, 2010 | Reply

    43. I would love to be entered for Robin Hobb’s Dragon Keeper.

      +1 I’m a new subscriber with google reader

      mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

      Comment by Mitzi H. | February 19, 2010 | Reply

    44. +1 I’d pick Dragon Keeper, just because I’ve read mostly Urban fantasy lately and could use a change. I’ve read and enjoyed Robin Hobb’s books before

      +1 new subscriber in google reader

      +2 tweeted

      ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

      Comment by anne1456 | February 20, 2010 | Reply

    45. Hi Judi,
      I’d love to win Black Magic Sanction. Rachel and Ivy kick bum!;)
      I thought I was a subscriber, i was wrong. I am now 😀

      Hugs, danette

      Comment by Danette | February 20, 2010 | Reply

    46. i love to read all sorts of book. Fantasy takes you to a wonderful new place full of adventure and new life.

      Comment by Nancy Marsh | February 22, 2010 | Reply

    47. I am an old follower
      I would love to win Kim Harrison’s Black Magic Sanction.
      I have read all of Kim’s books and really love them.

      Comment by Julie Swaney | March 11, 2010 | Reply

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