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Ardeur – Giveaway


14 Writers on the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series
Edited by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Smart Pop (April 6 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193377147X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933771472
  • Buy at: ChaptersAmazon or Barnes & Noble

    You can also buy Ardeur directly from Smart Pop Books with a 30% discount off the price!

    Book Description:

    “Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series is a literary sensation, thanks to its strong female hero, well-fleshed (both literally and literarily) characters and unabashed attitude toward sex. The world Hamilton has created is powerfully compelling and stunningly complex—and it gets deeper and richer, and more perilous, with every book.

    Straddling the series’ dominant themes of sex and power, Ardeur gives Anita fans a deeper look into the dynamics, both personal political, that have kept readers fascinated throughout the run of the series. Why is the ardeur the very best thing that could have happened to Anita, personally (aside from all the sex it requires her to have with hot men)? How is Anita’s alternate United States a logical legal extension of our own? And as the series continues, what other bargains might Anita have to make with herself and others in order to keep the people she loves safe from harm?”


    Giveaway Details:

    Smart Pop Books has been gracious enough to supply a copy of Ardeur to giveaway to one of my readers! Contest is open to USA & Canada.

    Tell me what you love about the Anita Blake series?

    For one entry: Please leave a comment with the answer to the question.  (+1 entry)

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    • 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 if you’re an old follower. (+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. ( add 1 entry each for  however many links you’ve done)
    • Follow me on Twitter, Add me as a friend on FaceBook, GoodReads, MySpace, Chapters Community or LibraryThing. (add 1 entry each for however many places you followed/friended me)
    • Contest is open to Canada & USA  and will run through May 4th until 11:59pm. The winners will be posted here on May 5th. 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! :)

    (I should also mention that if you’re leaving me a bunch of links in your comment, do not panic if it doesn’t show up right away. It just automatically gets held for me to moderate, which I will as soon as I’m online. :D )

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    1. […] Ardeur – Giveaway […]

      Pingback by Welcome To My Book Addiction « Sidhe Vicious Reviews | April 27, 2010 | Reply

    2. I love LKH’s writing. The characters are all great, and so well-developed that I can keep them all straight (not the case with many other books that try to introduce a lot of characters.) Most of all though, I can always count on the story/plot to be really interesting. Sometimes if I’ve read a couple disappointing books in a row, or am in new series overload, reading an Anita Blake is like curling up with a warm blanket. I even have all the comics too!

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      Comment by Bethany C. | April 27, 2010 | Reply

    3. +1 I love that the characters flow back and forth through the Anita Blake series… like it’s in real time… a real family.. happening now. Very cool and engaging. No HEA to worry about 😉

      +2 I’m a subscriber via Google and Email, an old follower

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      Happy Tuesday!

      Comment by Miranda | April 27, 2010 | Reply

    4. I have not read her series but; would love to read it.
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      Comment by Sue Brandes | April 27, 2010 | Reply

    5. Hi all!
      I’ve been hearing really great things about Ardeur!

      Hmm. What do I love about the Anita Blake series? (pls don’t laugh!, I am so embarrased!) I love that this is a brand new series to me! I’ve not yet had the pleasure reading any of the Anita Blake books so I get to start from the beginning!

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      Comment by Kate L. (Yzhabella) | April 27, 2010 | Reply

    6. +1 I love this series because of the wolrd and characters that Laurell K. Hamilton created.
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      Comment by Stephanie K. | April 28, 2010 | Reply

    7. I love the sheer volume of the series and the fact that we get to see the characters change and evolve over a long period of time. Oh and one word…Micah! n(+1)

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      I want to read this one, can’t wait!

      Comment by Monica | April 28, 2010 | Reply

    8. I love the fact that the Anita Blake series has such a strong and complex woman for the heroine. I love that she has an atypical family, I love the complexity of the series. I love how sometimes the true “monsters” are purely human. It’s a wonderfully written complex, frightening and many times hot series.

      Comment by Lisa Watkins | April 28, 2010 | Reply

    9. What I love about Anita is she doesn’t give up. Like the monsters, she just gets bigger and badder, but unlike the monster’s she doesn’t let her power go to her head, she still helps the littlle guy. Wish there were more real people like Anita

      Comment by Kristin Tichller | April 28, 2010 | Reply

    10. I have been reading vampire books since I was in high school (which is more than 15 years ago). I got really far behind on the Anne Rice books during college. Then I got to the end of the series and was trying to find something else to read. I stumbled up Guilty Pleasures and I just fell in love with this series. I love the characters. I think the stories are great (I do get sick of some of the other vampire stories, too soft). I think LKH does not take the easy way out when she writes. The stories are tough. I love that Anita is a tough independent woman (though she is willing to accept help from her friends/men). Sometimes, I get really sick of reading books where the woman cannot live without a man. Anita can live without her men, but I think she has learned that just because you can, doesn’t mean that it will make you happy.

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      Comment by Melanie | April 28, 2010 | Reply

    11. I have read all the Anite Blake stories and these are by far my favorite books to read! LKH writes Anita so strong yet you see a glimpse of her soft side. The men are the same way. They are strong also but unlike other stories you really get to see their insecurities as well. Micah and Nathaniel are my favorites, yet a small part of me cheers for Richard. Cannot wait for to read Bullet!!!

      Comment by Robin | April 28, 2010 | Reply

    12. I haven’t read the series, I want to win for my nieces who love to read and love anything with Vampires.

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      Comment by Christine H | April 28, 2010 | Reply

    13. I love how engaging the series is. I have a very hard time putting the books down when I start them…

      Comment by Jen | April 28, 2010 | Reply

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      Comment by Jen | April 28, 2010 | Reply

    15. I can’t wait to read Ardeur

      Comment by Leslie Tubbs | April 28, 2010 | Reply

    16. Considering how life-altering being touched by THe Ardeur is, it should be interesting to see the readers take on how it effects people’s lives.

      Comment by Terry Pugh | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    17. just put in the sub request for your blog – some of those verification words really need to be made readable!

      Comment by Terry Pugh | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    18. I love LKH’s books, both Anita and Merry, and I can’t wait to read other authors insight into one of my favorite literary heroines! I am looking forward to some new insights into what makes Anita who she is.

      Comment by Laura | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    19. I love the characters in the Anita Blake series. Even the monsters are so deep, developed in such a way that what they are doing makes sense to the character.

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      Comment by Mitchell Brashier | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    20. […] If you didn’t win, I still have a giveaway to win a signed copy of Jess Haines’ debut urban fantasy, Hunted By The Others HERE, and a chance to win a copy of Ardeur: 14 Writers On The Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series HERE. […]

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    21. I love how Anita can take care of herself.I like that she is srong and also has learned to care for so many.She works hard and goes thru so much and deals with things as they come.I would like to be like her in some ways.

      Comment by Miriam | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    22. I love how strong Anita is and how she deals with things.She confronts them and decides how to best handle them.I also like how she has learned how to be closer to people.She showed me that i should try to a more open person when it comes to people.

      Comment by Miriam | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    23. I love the Anita Blake series so much that it is hard to pick what I like the most. One thing has to be just Anita and how she has grown as a person and accepted her self and the changing world around her. Not to mention that a world with vampires is the coolest world to live in if you ask me. As long as you are on their side that is. The story lines and the character interaction I think is awesome. I some times find my self yelling at one of them because they did something stupid. I am always wanting more and I have never gotten board as I have with other series in the past. I hope LKH keeps writing and imagining such great work.

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      Comment by Lori | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    24. No one writes like Laurell K. Hamilton because her characters are so outrageously creative.I have read so many different vampire and werewolf series but the difference in Hamiltons characters is what makes her stories the best.Her novels are the most intense and addictive novels I have ever read.Anita Blake is the most bad ass compelling protagonist ever. I love Anita’s attitude and her lovers are the ones you want to drool over.

      Comment by rebecca | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    25. I love the Hamilton series (both Merry and Anita) because they show strong women as the protagonists (the nice looking guys don’t hurt either), but also because she gets the vampire and Sidhe lore correct. The research is great, and I don’t find myself spending time doing the “That’s not the way it works” thoughts while reading the books.

      She also introduced me to “The Devil’s Panties” webcomic, which I now am addicted to.

      Comment by Patricia Mansker | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    26. I love the Anita Blake series because Anita is a strong willed woman who jumps in to any situation whole hearted. She takes initiative and fullfills all her goals where others may fail. She may think her love life is a mess but all of her men fit a part in her life that is needed. I am very intrigued as to what will happen next.

      Comment by Jen Ogle | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    27. While I’ve only read the first two in this series, I have collected most of the rest of the series. Plan to do an Anita Blake marathon this summer while basking at the pool. I think the thing I love best about Anita is her attitude, kick ass and ask questions later.

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      Comment by Lisa Richards | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    28. What I love most about Anita is that through all the crises and heartache she suffers on a regular basis, she still is incredibly strong and independent.

      Comment by Maryanne | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    29. I love the Anita Blake books because I have always loved anything supernatural/paranormal. I have grown up with nearly an obsession with vampires, werewolves, ghosts and faeries (and not the Tinkerbell type, either), anything that goes bump in the night holds my interest. Anita has developed and grown enormously over the course of the books, it’s like watching a person learn and grow. She could just as easily be someone I know…you know….if we dwelled in that world. The men are delicious, each in their own way, and I have become smitten with more than one. Of course, no real-life man could ever compare, but it’s nice to dream anyway. And I admit, the sex scenes are hot as hell. Ms. Hamilton is immensely talented and has a knack for drawing the reader into the action, as if we were really there. Her descriptions are concise, but still very effective. Anita is the first heroine I’ve known who could go toe to toe with “the guys” and at the very least break even, but she still has a femininity (albeit a tough one) and men see that in her. She hates to be vulnerable, but we still see moments of the little girl inside. She is tough as they get and women can relate to that, I would like to be half as strong as she is. It’s just a brilliant series with an incredible heroine and I can’t wait for the next one to come out, although I have a tendency to read the entire thing in one sitting. The characters are well-developed, some will break your heart and others will just steal it.

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      Comment by Ms. Andey | May 4, 2010 | Reply

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