Friday, July 23, 2010

Contest: book giveaway!

So last night I was attempting to clean my apartment (radical, I know) when I tripped over a pile of something, stubbed my freshly (and for the first time in many years) pedicured toes, and nearly broke my face. It was a pile of paperbacks blocking the entrance to my closet. I knew something had to be done.

Therefore: I am giving away three books, for starters, and depending on how this goes there may be more giveaways in the near future. Since I am technologically impaired, there will be no fancy contest form. All you have to do to enter this contest is leave a comment below. Your comment should include the following information:

1) a link back to your blog, which hopefully will provide a means of contacting you, should you be a lucky winner!!
2) the name of your favorite dessert, mmmm
3) which of the 3 books below you'd most like to receive, and why (briefly, please)

If you're wondering whether you should become a follower of my blog in order to earn brownie points, shame on you! As if I am that shallow!

Muwahahaha. I am totally that shallow. Not to go all biblical on you, but whoever wrote Ecclesiastes was onto something: Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. And that's all I have to say about that.

Here are the books I will be giving away:

1) Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan (ARC) - a fun new urban fantasy about immortals. You can read my review here, or the goodreads summary here. I gave this 3.5 stars, which means I thought it was pretty good, for whatever that is worth.

2) The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1) by Kelley Armstrong. A gripping start to an ultimately disappointing trilogy, in my humble opinion. Necromancers have never been so hotttt. (Not really. Vamps are way hotter.) Here's the goodreads summary.

And last and most certainly least, #3, Evernight (Evernight, #1) by Claudia Gray, which I thought was a pile of steaming cow dung, basically, but plenty of others seemed to enjoy it so maybe you will too! Here's my review, which you probably shouldn't read if you're actually considering this - and the far more tempered goodreads summary.

best wishes!


  1. Immortal Beloved please!

    Fav dessert -- RHUBARB PIE

  2. i want the cate tiernan too - your review made it sound really good. and i alway like a new series

    i don't have a blog but you can email me at

    favorite dessert hmmmm. i think i'll have to go with cheesecake - whats better then cheese and cake lol!

  3. Thanks so much for the contest! You reminded me that I also have to do some cleaning...
    But not important right now :)

    I'd like Immortal Beloved because it sounds interesting and, well, I've read the other two XD

    Dessert: Hot brownie with ice cream, hmmmm



  4. hahaha! You make me laugh! My favorite dessert is ice cream!

    Blog link: Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing

    I think I'd prefer the Armstrong book. Pretty cover!!

  5. Hello there! My favorite dessert is some kind of fudge brownie cheesecake that they sell at Giant! MMM MMM GOOD! I would love to win The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1) by Kelley Armstrong because I've been meaning to start this series for awhile now but I never seemed to get around to getting any of the books. :( And my blog is Thanks for having this!

  6. Hey Girl~ Don't worry about putting my name in for the book... since I have gotten my Reader I haven't touched a paperback. Well except to dust under them. Hmm, maybe I should do a give-a-way.

    Anyhoot - thanks for posting your review about ~ Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan ~ I loved her SWEEP series. OMG I was so addicted. I didn't know she had this new book. So it is on my amazon wishlist now.

  7. Your cousin's uncleJuly 26, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    Working on a blog. Will get back to you with the address. Favorite dessert: ice cream with heavy infusions of coffee, chocolate, oreos and nuts. None of the three books do much for me. Do you have anything about Rudy or Hoosiers? Those are great stories about overcoming adversity involving young adults.

  8. Thanks for the contest - count me in for Immortal Beloved or The Summoning.

    And my fav dessert, hands down, is a delish oreo ice cream cake. It's chocolately and rich and just plain amazing!!

  9. Hi!!! I'm a new follower!!!--Amazing contest--I would LOVE any of these books--But I REALLY REALLY REALLY want Immortal Beloved--I've been a huge fan of Cate Tiernan since the SWEEP series and I can't wait to read this one!!!!

    1) a link back to your blog
    you can also email me at:
    2) the name of my favorite dessert, mmmm cheesecake mmmm
    3) which of the 3 books below you'd most like to receive, Immortal Beloved (see above)

    Thanks again!!!

  10. Even though I've heard it compare to cow dung I'd like to try Evernight, cause one man's cow dung may be another's rose food.
    New follower from the Hop
    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

    Favorite dessert-Cherry Yum Yum