Friday, 1 October 2010

October – International “Only” Giveaway

Pack one

 Storm Glass – Maria V. Snyder

 The Battle for Gullywith – Susan Hill

Pleasure Unbound – Larissa 


Storm Glass – Maria V. Snyder

Untrained. Untested. Unleashed. With her unique magical abilities, Opal has always felt unsure of her place at Sitia's magic academy. But when the Stormdancer clan needs help, Opal's knowledge makes her the perfect choice - until the mission goes awry.

Pulling her powers in unfamiliar directions, Opal finds herself tapping into a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening. Now Opal must deal with plotters out to destroy the Stormdancer clan, as well as a traitor in their midst. With danger and deception rising around her, will Opal's untested abilities destroy her - or save them all?



The Battle for Gullywith – Susan Hill

A stone army, an enchanted castle, mysterious ancient powers - and some very clever tortoises - Olly finds there's more than meets the eye at Gullywith. When his family move to Gullywith Farm in the Lake District, Olly just can't imagine being happy in his new home. Gullywith is the coldest house in the world and no one has lived there for years.

Then Olly meets KK and she tells him locals won't go near the place. It does seem to be jinxed - the roof falls in, walls collapse but even more strangely, Olly notices that there are stones at Gullywith that can move around of their own accord - stones with ancient markings on them. He feels sure that they are angry about something.KK takes Olly to see the mysterious Nonny Dreever to ask his advice and he tells them they must return the stones to Withern Mere.

As they search for the answer to Gullywith's secret, Olly is drawn into a world of myth, magic and midnight adventure deep inside the surrounding hills. What is the ancient power that controls the stones and can anything be done to end their hold over Gullywith? Susan Hill deftly weaves a tale of real life and enchantment to delight young readers.


Pleasure Unbound – Larissa 

In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life . . .

She's a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.

Two lovers will dare to risk all.

Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable-and let Tayla possess him, body and soul...

Pack Two

 The Missing – Jane Casey

 The Darkening – Stephen M. Irwin

 Think of A Number – John Verdon

The Missing – Jane Casey

Jenny Shepherd is twelve years old and missing...Her teacher, Sarah Finch, knows better than most that the chances of finding her alive are diminishing with every day she is gone. As a little girl her older brother had gone out to play one day and never returned.

The strain of never knowing what has happened to Charlie had ripped Sarah's family apart. Now in her early twenties, she is back living at home, trapped with a mother who drinks too much and keeps her brother's bedroom as a shrine to his memory. Then, horrifically, it is Sarah who finds Jenny's body, beaten and abandoned in the woods near her home.

As she's drawn into the police investigation and the heart of a media storm, Sarah's presence arouses suspicion too. But it not just the police who are watching her...

The Darkening – Stephen M. Irwin

A haunting vision in the woods sets off a series of tragic events, leaving Nicholas Close lost amid visions of ghosts trapped in their harrowing, final moments. These uniquely terrifying apparitions lead him on a thrilling and suspenseful ride to confront a wicked soul, and will leave an indelible mark on lovers of high-quality suspense and horror alike.

Nicholas Close has always had an uncanny intuition, but after the death of his wife he becomes haunted, literally, by ghosts doomed to repeat their final violent moments in a chilling and endless loop.

Torn by guilt and fearing for his sanity, Nicholas returns to his childhood home and is soon entangled in a disturbing series of disappearances and murders - both as a suspect and as the next victim of the malignant evil lurking in the heart of the woods.



Think of A Number – John Verdon

Arriving in the mail over a period of weeks are taunting letters that end with a simple declaration, “Think of any number…picture it…now see how well I know your secrets.”  Amazingly, those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly.  For Dave Gurney, just retired as the NYPD’s top homicide investigator and forging a new life with his wife, Madeleine, in upstate New York, the letters are oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle but quickly ignite a massive serial murder investigation.

What police are confronted with is a completely baffling killer, one who is fond of rhymes filled with threats and warnings, whose attention to detail is unprecedented, and who has an uncanny knack for disappearing into thin air.  Even more disturbing, the scale of his ambition seems to widen as events unfold.

Brought in as an investigative consultant, Dave Gurney soon accomplishes deductive breakthroughs that leave local police in awe.  Yet, even as he matches wits with his seemingly clairvoyant opponent, Gurney’s tragedy-marred past rises up to haunt him, his marriage approaches a dangerous precipice, and finally, a dark, cold fear builds that he’s met an adversary who can’t be stopped.

Pack Three

A Reliable Wife - Robert Goolrick

The Toymaker – Jeremy De Quidt

Pride and Prejudice and Zombie - Austen & Grahame-Smith


Pride and Prejudice and Zombie - Austen & Grahame-Smith

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."

So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.

What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead.

Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read.

The Toymaker – Jeremy De Quidt

What good is a toy that will wind down? What if you could put a heart in one? A real heart. One that beats and beats and doesn't stop. What couldn't you do if you could make a toy like that?

From the moment that the circus boy Mathias, takes a small roll of paper from the dying conjuror, his fate is sealed. For on it is the key to a terrifying secret, and there are those who would kill him rather than have it told.

Pursued by the sinister Dr Leiter with his exquisite doll and malevolent dwarf, preyed on by the circus master and his vicious, painted wife, Mathias is drawn into a relentless nightmare. A nightmare that will lead him to the Toymaker, and to a knife as cruel as frost.

A stunning and original debut from a talented new author, with haunting illustrations by Gary Blythe.

A Reliable Wife - Robert Goolrick

He placed a notice in a Chicago paper, an advertisement for "a reliable wife." She responded, saying that she was "a simple, honest woman." She was, of course, anything but honest, and the only simple thing about her was her single-minded determination to marry this man and then kill him, slowly and carefully, leaving her a wealthy widow, able to take care of the one she truly loved.

What Catherine Land did not realize was that the enigmatic and lonely Ralph Truitt had a plan of his own. And what neither anticipated was that they would fall so completely in love.

Filled with unforgettable characters, and shimmering with color and atmosphere, A Reliable Wife is an enthralling tale of love and madness, of longing and murder.

Rules of the giveaway

  • Open to THE REST OF THE WORLD - Only” – Will post out only to address outside of the US and Canada.
  • All you need to do to enter is leave a comment with an email address . No email address, no entry.
  • Commenter's must clearly state which pack they would like to be entered for to be eligible for the giveaway .
  • Contest runs through till midnight SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER 2010 – Winners will be announced on the 01st November 2010
  • Winners will be selected by random number.
  • If winner doesn’t respond to my congratulations email by NOVEMBER 04th, a new winner will be selected.
  • Good Luck to you all..

35 Speak To Me:

Kulsuma on 1 October 2010 at 18:37 said...

Wow, this is such an awesome contest! Please count me in. old follower.


Clare London on 1 October 2010 at 20:48 said...

Hi there, please include me in the draw for Pack #3.

Lucía on 1 October 2010 at 23:07 said...

Great! Please enter me for Pack 1 :D



Mervi on 2 October 2010 at 00:09 said...

Please enter me for Pack 1. Thank you! :)


Tore923 on 2 October 2010 at 03:48 said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. All great books. Please enter me for Pack 2.

Darlyn on 2 October 2010 at 06:29 said...

Thanks for considering internationals!

I would love for prize pack no.2!

darlyn225 at gmail dot com

Maija on 2 October 2010 at 16:34 said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'd like the chance to win Pack #1...

ampohjal (at) mappi (dot) helsinki (dot) fi

xlacrimax on 2 October 2010 at 16:52 said...

I would like to get pack 3. xlacrimax at gmail dot com

Rikki on 2 October 2010 at 17:17 said...

Oh, yes, great giveaways. Please enter me for pack 1. Thanks

Madalena on 2 October 2010 at 17:45 said...

It was a hard choice, but please enter me for pack #2!
Thanks for the chance :3

VickyTinky on 2 October 2010 at 21:58 said...

Awesome giveaway!!! Enter me for pack #1 please...

Sharli on 3 October 2010 at 02:37 said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Count me in for prize pack 1 please :)

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mariska on 3 October 2010 at 04:31 said...

great choice of books !
Please enter me in for pack #2.

uniquas at ymail dot com

Unknown on 4 October 2010 at 16:35 said...

Another great prize pack to win. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

prize pack #2 for me =)

shahz2802 at gmail dot com

Kelly aka yllektra(I Work For Books) on 4 October 2010 at 19:20 said...

Wow, this is amazing!
Thanks for making this international! XD

I love the books in all packs! XD
I'd have to say pack #1, though!

Gaby G on 6 October 2010 at 00:16 said...

I'd like Pack 1


gautami tripathy on 6 October 2010 at 16:02 said...

What great books!

Enter me for Pack 2!


PinkStuff28 on 7 October 2010 at 13:56 said...

Great Giveaway...

Enter me for pack 1 :)

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I ♥ Book Gossip on 9 October 2010 at 19:02 said...

Pack #1 looks great!

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Kai Agito on 10 October 2010 at 13:33 said...

Awesome contest you have here, woah! Please count me in for Prize Pack #1 :)

Cherry on 10 October 2010 at 13:34 said...

First, thank you very much for the chance to win fab books!!! :)

If I get lucky, I would like Pack One please! ;)

Re-posted your contest at:


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

EVA SB on 11 October 2010 at 09:16 said...

A great selection of books and I would lovew to win pack three.

Thanks for making this international[@]gmail[.]com

Kulsuma on 13 October 2010 at 01:26 said...

oh i didn't state which prize pack the first time, please count me in for prize pack 3! thanks for the awesome giveaway.


Shirley said...

Please enter me for Pack One. Thanks.


Ana Paula on 14 October 2010 at 01:16 said...
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Lindsey on 17 October 2010 at 12:45 said...

This is such a wonderful giveaway - thank you!

I'd like to be entered for Pack #3 please.

rusted ivory at hotmail dot com

Unknown on 19 October 2010 at 21:18 said...

This is a great! Givaway! Crossing my fingers for Pack 1

Demi Torway on 20 October 2010 at 03:45 said...

Whoa! I'd want pack 1! Thanks!

Beth Sanzo on 20 October 2010 at 05:23 said...

Killer Awesome!

Hoping to get my hands on that Pack one. Thank You

Unknown on 20 October 2010 at 15:06 said...

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

I'd be happy with either Pack 1 or Pack 3.

Thank you! :-)

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Jane M said...

Pack one Please. Thanks.

Lily on 20 October 2010 at 19:32 said...

whoa awesome! I'd love Pack 1. Thanks for the Giveaway and thanks jen fr the heads up.

Eliezer on 24 October 2010 at 00:05 said...

Please add me to the pack number 1!! Thanks!!


Nuno said...

Please enter me for pack #2.
Thanks for this contest.


Erotic Horizon on 1 November 2010 at 00:00 said...

This contest is now closed

Good luck all....