Monday, November 19, 2012

The Thanksgiving Reader's Choice C*ntest


Before I get to Reader's Choice, we have today’s stops on the River Road virtual tour. Please see the column at right for the full list of prizes!


***Heaven help us all, but Jean Lafitte is doing an interview at BadassBook Reviews today. He will also be responding to comments, so just be warned. I have no control over the man. In addition to entry for the $25 gift card, commenters are also up for a signed copy of River Road (choice of US or UK cover).

***I’m being interviewed at What the Cat Read – find out who my current favorite character is! Enter for the official gour prizes, including the Kindle or Nook; a comment also will enter you for the $25 GC and a mystery book. 

***Finally, a separate giveaway is being held at Pure Textuality for a copy of River Road--head on over and enter to win a copy! Ginny did a great review last week, and now they're sponsoring a giveaway (even if you have the book, it would make a nice holiday gift, right?).

And now…on to this week’s Reader’s Choice Contest….

It’s a light release week this week because of the Thanksgiving holiday here in the States. Still, a few interesting things from which to choose…and because it’s Thanksgiving and I want you to have something to be thankful for, for this week only, pick ANY book, ANY genre, ANY release date, and if your name is picked…it’s yours! It does not have to be from this new release list.

What do you want to read? As always, leave a comment telling me the book you’d most like to win, and maybe random.org will make your wishes come true. If the book is part of a series, you can request the first book in the series. Your choice of print or digital unless otherwise stated. International? Of course! As long as Book Depository delivers to your country, please enter.

Here we go….

Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance #4), by Larissa Ione (November 20, Grand Central Publishing)
Jillian Cardiff came to this remote mountain town to forget the demon attack that almost killed her. Instead, she rescues, and falls for, a gorgeous stranger who has no memory of anything other than his name. Handsome, charming, and protective, Reseph seems like the kind of man whom Jillian can trust. He’s also the kind of man who can be very dangerous. Reseph may not know why he mysteriously appeared in Jillian’s life, but he knows he wants to stay. Yet when Jillian’s neighbors are killed, and demon hunters arrive on the scene, Reseph fears that he’s putting Jillian in danger. And once it’s revealed that Reseph is also Pestilence, the Horseman responsible for ravaging the world, he and Jillian must face the greatest challenge of all. 

Nightmare (Jack Nightingale #3), by Stephen Leather (November 20, 47North)
What goes around, comes around. Jack Nightingale learned that as a cop and discovered that it was just as true in the world of the supernatural. His life changed forever on the day he failed to stop a young girl from throwing herself to her death. Ever since, he’s been haunted by thoughts that he could have done more to save her. Now her cries for help are louder than ever. Is she trapped in eternal torment? Can Nightingale put things right? Or are the forces of darkness torturing and deceiving him in order to gain the ultimate prize: his soul? Nightingale will have to face down the powers of the police, south London gangs and Hell itself to find out. And evil is closer than he thinks. U.S. release.

Young Adult. Eleven-year-old Darwen Arkwright’s life changed forever when he first set foot in Silbrica, the wondrous and magical world beyond the mirror. Now, he and his friends Rich and Alexandra, the Peregrine Pact, must journey to Costa Rica to save a boy who’s been stolen by the Insidious Bleck, a giant tentacled creature that leaves destruction in its wake. But what at first seemed to be a single kidnapping turns out to be an elaborate conspiracy that threatens the very future of our world. And this time, old allies can’t be trusted, and the danger runs deeper than Darwen could have ever imagined. 

Steampunk: An Illustrated History of Fantastical Fiction, Fanciful Film and Other Victorian Visions, by Brian J. Robb,James P. Blaylock and Jonathan Clements (November 17, Voyageur Press)
Steampunk is the hottest science fiction counterculture, alive in fantasy novels, films, arts and crafts, fashion, comic books, music, computer games, even architecture. Enter a world of Victorian technology, where steam power meets space travel. From Jules Verne and H. G. Wells to Alan Moore, Hayao Miyazaki, and Philip Pullman, the genre has captured imaginations around the globe. Here’s the first grand, illustrated history of the counterculture movement in a book fittingly stylish in its design, package, and artwork. From the fastest dirigibles and steam-powered ray guns to fashionistas Lady Gaga and Alexander McQueen, the whole story of the gaslight romance is here.

Spirit’s End (The Legend of Eli Monpress #5), by Rachel Aaron(November 20, Orbit)
Eli Monpress is clever, he’s determined, and he’s in way over his head. First rule of thievery: don’t be a hero. When Eli broke the rules and saved the Council Kingdoms, he thought he knew the price, but resuming his place as the Shepherdess’s favorite isn’t as simple as bowing his head. Benehime is setting in motion a plan that could destroy everything she was created to protect, and even Eli’s charm might not be enough to stop her. But Eli Monpress always has a plan, and he’s pulling in every favor he can think of to make it work, including the grudging help of the Spirit Court’s new Rector, Miranda Lyonette. But with the world in panic, the demon stirring, and the Lord of Storms back on the hunt, it’s going to take more than luck and charm to pull Eli through this time.

Elemental, by Antony John (November 21, Dial)
Young Adult. A lost colony is reborn in this fantasy adventure set in the near future. Sixteen-year-old Thomas has always been an outsider. The first child born without the power of an Element, earth, water, wind or fire, he has little to offer his tiny, remote Outer Banks colony. Or so the Guardians would have him believe. In the wake of an unforeseen storm, desperate pirates kidnap the Guardians, intent on claiming the island as their own. Caught between the plague-ridden mainland and the advancing pirates, Thomas and his friends fight for survival in the battered remains of a mysterious abandoned settlement. But the secrets they unearth will turn Thomas’ world upside-down, and bring to light not only a treacherous past but also a future more dangerous than he can possibly imagine.

Five entries possible: +1 for comment to tell me what book (any book) you want, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow, +1 for a Tweet or RT about the contest, +1 for a Facebook follow. This contest is international to any place Book Depository ships. Contests end at midnight CDT U.S. on Saturday, and winners are announced on Sunday’s blog. It’s the responsibility of the winner to contact me with their mailing info. Books unclaimed after a month will go into a general giveaway pile.

Now….go, and be thankful!

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  1. I still really want that Lands of Ice and Fire maps book :)

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  2. Definitely Rogue Rider for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. I'd love Meant to Be! Happy Thanksgiving:)

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  4. I would love the first book in Larissa Ione serie - Lords of Deliverance : Eternal Rider.

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  5. I'd like River Road

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  6. oh Tin swift by devon monk perhaps or River Road UK edition or something else i'm not sure ( grave mercy, throne of glass, my wishlist is so long)

    thank you a lot for all the wonderfull time you gives in your writing and posts and simply being you


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  7. Wow, any book, any release date? You are awesome Suzanne!

    The book at the top of my to-read list is actually Grimspace by Ann Aguirre.

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  8. I'd like to win Head Rush by Carolyn Crane. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankfully for so many wonderful books in the world that allow me to escape 'normal' life! :-)

    I'm afraid I'd have to go for River Road...not sucking up - I really want to read it but I'm not allowed to buy books until the New Year! :-(

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  10. I'd choose Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  11. River Road for me as well.

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  12. Any release date? does that include pre-order? If yes,I'd love to win Ever After by Kim Harrison.
    If not I'd pick Darkness Hunts by Keri Arthur.


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    1. I hadn't thought of that, Elaine, but sure--that can include preorders!

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  13. :) I'm thankful for my wonderful family. They've made my birthday (which is today lol) a fabulous day. I'm lucky to have them.

    I'd have to go with River Road as well.

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  14. I'm thankful for my family and books :) They make the perfect escape anytime!

    I would like your book book, River Road.

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  15. Wow you are amazing! Thank you so much for the giveaway! ^.^ There are so many amazing books, but I would go with a hardcover copy of Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff. :)

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  16. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!
    I would love Execution by Alexander Gordon Smith please :)

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  17. I'm going to go with either Rogue Rider or HMMMM maybe River Road! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving!! bpatrick64113@sbcglobal.net +1 Comment, +1 Follower

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  18. I so want Larissa Ione's Rogue Rider. I love her books.

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  19. You're awesome ! I'd love to read The Syndicate by Shelena Short. THANK YOU :)

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  20. Lots of books on my TBR, but really, after all that I'm reading about it, I think I want River Road.

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  21. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer would be nice, thank you.

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  22. Humm..i would really like to have A hardcover of Department 19: The Rising by Will Hill.

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  23. Thanks for your generosity for Thanksgiving! I think I would like Poison Princess!

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  24. So awesome of you to open this giveaway for a book of any genre and release date! I would love to win Last Kiss Goodnight by Gena Showalter. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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  25. I would choose Rogue Rider, love Larissa Ione's books.

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  26. i want to win : Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance #4), by Larissa Ione
    thx u so much...

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  27. Ohh! Awesome books. Would love to get Elemental :D Looks amazing ;)

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  28. I'd love to have 4th grave beneath my feet by Darynda Jones. The book store actually didn't have it here on release day so I was going to go back and look for it but have forgotten to. Thanks for the readers choice as always :)
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  29. Rogue Rider! I love Larissa Ione.

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  30. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  31. Would love to get Darkness Hunts by Keri Arthur. Hope you're enjoying your Tour!

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  32. I would love to win Reached!

    Thanks!
    Leanne

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  33. I am thankful for my awesome hubby who after 8 years together still surprises me :)
    O_o_o Any release?! It will have to be Days of Blood and Starlight with US cover, as I really dislike UK one :)

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  34. I would pick Rogue Rider

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  35. ANY book? I think I'd pick Poison Princess by Kresley Cole! :)

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  36. I will pick Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance #4), by Larissa Ione

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  37. I would like Larissa Ione's Rogue Rider (LoD #4) that way I can have a Lord's of Deliverance marathon and read them all back to back :)

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  38. Mmmmm.... Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman. Thank you for another great giveaway! :D

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  39. I would love Gunmetal Magic Ilona Andrews , it's top of my wishlist. Thank you for making it any book this week.
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  40. I'd be interested in trying Elemental. That sounds right up my alley.

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  41. Slow week this week! I read Elemental and it was pretty good :) Would you count Gravity by Melissa West as a release for this week? http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12844575-gravity
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  42. I'd try for City of the Lost by Stephen Blackmoore :) It recently caught my eye (although it's not that new) and it's now on the top of my list!

    thanks for yet another great giveaway!

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  43. The book I would be most thankful for is a pre-order. The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead. I love this series so much. It comes out in Feb 2013.

    Thanks so much. And Happy Thanksgiving!

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  44. +1 Thanks again for all of your great giveaways, Suzanne! I'm all about the new releases, so I would choose Elemental if I would win.

    I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving yesterday!

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  45. I would like Larissa Ione's Rogue Rider...Happy Thanksgiving to you too :)
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  46. Happy (slightly late now) Thanksgiving, and thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win Beauty Queens by Libba Bray - it's been on my wishlist since before it was even released. :)

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  47. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!!

    I would love to win Rogue Rider, thanks for the chance

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  48. I'd love Days of blood and starlight!!!

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  49. I would love Tanya Huff's Silvered!
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  50. I'd pick Dating the Undead by Gena Showalter.

    I follow the blog.

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  51. I would love Shadows Claim by Kresley Cole. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  52. I would love to win Cold Days by Jim Butcher.

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