Sunday, October 9, 2011

Huge Fantasy Giveaway--and Did You Win a Book This Week?


Happy Sunday! You know what time it is...Winners. Plus, yes, there’s something special today. Leave a comment to be entered to win the ENTIRE Sharing Knife series by author Lois McMaster Bujold. Although Bujold is probably best known for her Miles Verkosigan series, she wrote this fantasy-romance hybrid series in the years from 2006-2009. It's set in a fictional world based on the area in rural Ohio where she grew up, and is a terrific series that's more accessible than a lot of epic fantasy. 

Here’s a quick rundown of the first volume. I don’t want to run info on all four books in the series since it might serve as spoilers, and you’ll want to experience the series without spoilers...but the giveaway is for all four books.

Book One: Beguilement: Troubled young Fawn Bluefield seeks a life beyond her family’s farm. But on the way to the city, she encounters a patrol of Lakewalkers, nomadic soldier-sorcerers from the northern woodlands. Feared necromancers armed with mysterious knives made of human bone, they wage a secret ongoing war against the scourge of the “malices,” immortal entities that draw the life out of their victims, enslaving human and animal alike. It is Dag—a Lakewalker patroller weighed down by past sorrows and present responsibilities—who must come to Fawn’s aid when she is taken captive by a malice. They prevail at a devastating cost—unexpectedly binding their fates together as they embark upon a remarkable journey into danger and delight, prejudice and partnership . . . and perhaps even love.

Book two is called Legacy; book three, Passage; and the fourth and final book, Horizon. Note that books 1, 2 and 4 are new mass-market paperback versions, which Harper Voyager is re-releasing this month; book two is a gently used hardback. (Don’t even ask!)

Just leave a comment below and tell me if you’ve read any of Lois McMaster Bujold’s other works—I hate to admit this was a new author for me, although I’ve been eying that Miles Vorkosigan series.

Now...did you win a book last week? Here are our weekly winners! Email me at suzannej3523@gmail.com with your mailing info if you see your name. I’m running a little behind with my mailings but promise to get caught up next week!

Congrats to SOFIJA KAPRANOVA for winning the second of last week’s Reader’s  Choice contests. Sofija chose A Werewolf in the North Woods.

Congrats to ALICIA0605 and DONNAS for winning Sara Humphreys’ Unleashed.

Congrats to LYNN RUSH and ANNE R for winning Shona Husk’s The Goblin King.

Congrats to ELAING8 for winning this week’s first Reader’s Choice giveaway. She chose Forbidden Embers.

Now, want to win the Sharing Knife series? Just leave a comment. You know the drill: +1 entry for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, +1 for a share on Twitter or Facebook. Go forth and share!


33 comments:

  1. Congrats to the winners!

    I've been wanting to read the Sharing Knife series. Please enter me!

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  2. the author is new to me too ^^; i would like to try the series out though.

    GFC: Yto
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    witchvela at web dot de

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  3. this is a new author for me.

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  4. I want to win this really, really, bad!

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  5. I love, love, LOVE the Miles Vorkosigan series! And I did enjoy the first 2 books of The Sharing Knife (and don't know how I missed the final two!) I read them from the library, so I'd love a set for my very own (especially with a gently used copy -- means it was loved!)

    Thanks for yet another fab giveaway!

    rissatoo
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  6. Thank you for the book win.I have emailed you.
    Congrats to the other winners.

    And thanks for this giveaway.I have not read any of Lois McMaster Bujold's books before.

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  7. This is a new series for me which I shall look into soon.

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    Janhvi
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  8. Thank you so much!

    I would love to win the Sharing Knife Series!

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  9. I've heard the name plenty and know that she is considered a great writer, but I've never read her before. Would love to change that! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  10. Would really love to give this author a try... Thanks for the great giveaway.


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  11. Congratulations to the winners! Happy reading!!

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    (+1) Follower. My GFC name is Cherry.
    (+1) Twitter follower. My Twitter handle is @cherrymischivus.
    (+1) Twitted your giveaway at: https://twitter.com/#!/cherrymischivus/status/123094304058114048

    Shared at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cherrymischievous/posts/224549084271909

    Thank you for the chance to win! :)

    Cherry Mischievous
    cherrymischif-darkward [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  12. This series sounds really interesting! I'd love to read it.
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    +1 GFC Kulsuma
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  13. New author for me.

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  14. Read the first book in this series- would be great to read the rest of them!

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  15. Congratulations to the winners! Happy reading!!
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    +1) Follower. My GFC name is rogier
    +1) Twitter follower. My Twitter handle is @rocapri
    +1) Twitted your giveaway at: http://twitter.com/#!/rocapri/status/123167567228575744

    Thank you for the chance to win! :)

    rogcapino at hotmail dot com

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  16. This sounds like a great series!
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  17. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. Congrates to all the winners and congrates to Suzanne for topping 3k words :-)

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  18. Never read any of this series or even heard of it but I am a Fantasy lover so please enter me.

    Thanks.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  19. I LOVE LMcB

    I have read Curse of Chalion and Paladin of Souls plus nearly all of the Miles Vorksigan series (back to back...the power of ebooks!)

    I would love to read this series

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  20. I have not read any of her books before, but this series sounds great :D I would love to win it. <3 Thank you so much for the chance.

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    Love, Carina ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

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  21. I have one of her older books and it was Fabulous. I would LOVE to read this series! Thanks so much for the chance to win it.

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    Rebecca
    rrgreene62(at)gmail.com

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  22. I have not read any books of Lois McMaster Bujold’s yet - but would love to do so in the future

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  23. Google Friends Connect - following you publicly as (Louis)

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  24. following you on twitter @left_the_stars


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  25. Ohh I love the sound of this series! thank you so much for the post, I had no idea it was out there! Yes!

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    GFC Teril

    terilhack at gmail dot com

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  26. I have not only read most of her books, I have also had the pleasure of meeting Lois McMaster Bujold in person and having a wonderful chat with her :)
    Read everything of hers that you can (especially early Miles Vorkosigan books :)).
    I'd love to win these books because I've only had the opportunity to read the first volume and the rest would just hit the spot!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    vinsarama[at]gmail[dot]com

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  27. New author for me, would love to read this series. thanks for the giveaway!

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    Littopandaxpress(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. I haven't read this series yet, but I would LOVE to!! Thanks for an awesome giveaway:)

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  29. I would love to win this series!

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  30. This series sounds really interesting. I would love to win it!

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  31. Wowza! The whole series?? Hope you enjoyed your Saturday!
    Jennifer K Jovus
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  32. This series sounds really interesting. I would love to win it!

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