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Winners


I used random.org to pick the winners from both the Sonya Bateman giveaway and from Mary Hughes giveaway, so here they are!

A signed copy of Sonya Bateman’s Master of None: #81 – Christine H

An e-book copy of Biting Me Softly: #19 – Yesenia

Your choice of an e-book of Biting Nixie, The Bite Of Silence or Bite My Fire: #37 –  Stella (Ex Libris)

Congratulations Ladies!! 🙂 Please contact me at sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca. If I haven’t heard back from the winners in 7 days, new names will be drawn from the eligable entrants.

Congratulations!

 A huge thanks goes out to Sonya Bateman & Mary Hughes! It was a pleasure to have you ladies here at SVR. 🙂

I’d also like to thank everyone who left comments to be entered. I really enjoyed reading your answers and hope to see more of you all here at SVR.

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.

Happy Reading everyone. 🙂

This gorgeous fae graphic is “Beauty_with_wings_by_Dezzan”

 

April 29, 2010 Posted by | Contest, Contests, Uncategorized, Winners | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Master Of None – Spotlight & Review


Master Of None by Sonya Bateman

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket; 1 edition (Mar 30 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439160848
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439160848
  • Book Description:

    “ONE UNLUCKY THIEF. ONE UNLIKELY GENIE. ONE VERY ODD COUPLE.

    Gavyn Donatti is the world’s unluckiest thief. Just ask all the partners he’s lost over the years. And when he misplaces an irreplaceable item he was hired to steal for his ruthless employer, Trevor – well, his latest bungle just might be his last. But then his luck finally turns: right when Trevor’s thugs have him cornered, a djinn, otherwise known as a genie, appears to save him.

    Unfortunately, this genie – who goes by the very non-magical name of ‘Ian’ – is more Hellboy than dream girl. An overgrown and extremely surly man who seems to hate Donatti on the spot, he may call Donatti master, but he isn’t interested in granting three wishes. He informs Donatti that he is bound to help the thief fulfill his life’s purpose, and then he will be free. The problem is that neither Donatti nor Ian has any idea what exactly that purpose is.

    At first Donatti’s too concerned with his own survival to look a gift genie in the mouth, but when his ex-girlfriend Jazz and her young son get drawn into the crossfire, the stakes skyrocket. And when Ian reveals that he has an agenda of his own – with both Donatti and the murderous Trevor at the center of it – Donatti will have to become the man he never knew he could be, or the entire world could pay the price. . . .”

    My Thoughts:

    An exceptional debut urban fantasy! I really enjoyed the character of Gavin Donatti because even though he’s a thief,  he’s a funny smart a$$ with truly rotten luck and he’s a redeemable rogue. This character came to vivid life for me and I was captivated by the story. Surrounded by great supporting characters and a really evil villain, with suspense, great plot twists and a grumpy djinn that you have to love. 

    I hope that this will be a series as I could definitely get into more stories about Gavin, Jazz, Ian and the rest of the gang. I highly recommend this book as a great fun urban fantasy read!

           4/5

    Buy Master Of None at:

    ChaptersAmazon or Barnes & Noble

    Find out more about Sonya Bateman and her writing at her website!

    P.S. Sonya, what’s with the hating on Canadian Bacon? LOL 😀

    April 21, 2010 Posted by | New Book Releases, New Releases, On My Bookshelf, Reviews, Spotlight On... | , , , , | 4 Comments