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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

7 Book Giveaway!!!! Contest!!!!

This contest will end Sept. 30

1. These books are all ARCs that I have read once; that is an advanced reader's copy, though they may be called by different names such as bound galley, advance uncorrected galley, uncorrected proof, etc. If you've never seen one of these before, they look like trade paperbacks.

2. TO ENTER leave a comment below. That's it! No hoops to jump through, but I'd sure appreciate it if you signed up over there in the sidebar as a follower if you aren't already :-)

3. Leave ONE comment with the name of the book(s) you'd like to be entered for to win. You can enter for more than one book, but you can only WIN one book. So we will have SEVEN individual winners, each receiving ONE book. Make sense? OK!

4. If you leave more than ONE comment, extras will be deleted. Winners will be picked randomly using random.org. Winners will be listed sometime after Sept. 30. Hopefully the next day :-)

5. Open to US/Canada residents only. Sorry, but I can't afford overseas postage.

6. Make sure you leave an email in your comment or already have it listed in your profile. You can't win if I can't email you!

Take Your Pick:



1. The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber
2. Trackers by Patrick Carman
3. Fisherman's Bend by Linda Greenlaw
4. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
5. Wolven by Di Toft
6. Manifest by Artist Arthur
7. The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt (ARC has different cover and title but comes with postcard announcing title & cover change)

39 comments:

  1. I'd be interested in Shades of Grey or The Forgery of Venus.

    cynicalsapphire(At)gmail(Dot)com

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  2. No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

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  3. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'm a new follower. All of the books sound god, but especially Manifest and Trackers. Thanks!
    twigerina[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  4. I'd like to be entered for all seven books.
    iii.141592653589793238462643383[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. Please enter me!

    My first choice is Wolven by Di Toft

    But I'd also be interested in The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber

    Thanks
    rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

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  6. I would love to be entered for Fisherman's Bend.

    This is a great giveaway.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

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  7. Great giveaway! Thanks so much!

    I'd love to be entered for Trackers, Manifest, Shades of Grey, and Wolven.

    kayla3194 at gmail dot com

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  8. I would love to have a copy of Shades of Grey!

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  9. I am interested in Shades of Grey, Manifest, and The Water Seeker

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  10. I'd like to be entered for Shades of Grey!

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  11. I would love to win The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt!

    teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

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  12. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    What a wonderful assortment of books!!!
    I would really love to read Manifest :)

    And thank you for such a generous giveaway~

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  13. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    I'd love to win either Manifest or The Forgery of Venus.

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

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  14. I really want to read Manifest!!

    Thanks!

    joanna_102693(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I really would love that Jasper Fforde book.

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I'd be happy to enter for all seven books! I have not read anyt of them yet.

    Thanks!
    Scoot

    seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

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  17. This is a great contest! I would like to win Manifest By Artist Arthur, please.

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  18. Thanks for this contest...

    I'm interested in entering for
    Shades of Grey
    Wolven
    Manifest
    The Water Seeker

    my email is:
    jlelliott08 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  19. Thanks for the awesome contest! I'm a follower :)

    I would like to win:

    Manifest
    The Water Seeker
    Wolven

    Thanks again!

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  20. Please count me in.

    +1 Follower

    I would like to win:
    Manifest
    The Forgery of Venus
    Shades of Grey

    Thank You!

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

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  21. I would love to win "The Water Seeker."

    pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

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  22. I'd like to be entered ofr Trackers and Manifest please (:

    bratdownstairs at yahoo

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  23. I'd like to enter for Shades of Grey or The Forgery of Venus, please.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  24. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance! :)

    I would love to win Manifest.

    tabbylewis (at) hotmail.com

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  25. I'd like a copy of the The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber!

    forsurveysonly at gmail dot com

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  26. I'd be interested in FISHERMAN'S BEND. THANKS for the giveaway.

    silversolara AT gmail DOT com

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  27. Hi, thank you for this giveaway.

    I would like

    1. Water Seeker, if not that then

    2. The Forgery of Venus, if not that then

    3. Fishermen's Bend, if not that then

    4. Manifest.

    Good Luck to everyone!

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  28. I'd love to enter for The Water Seeker ;)

    lcintocable[at]gmail[dot]com

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  29. Wow, I'd love to win these books!!

    Btw, if you get a chance, I have some book giveaways as well..

    http://fortheluvofsanity.blogspot.com

    ~Steph
    soklad@hotmail.com

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  30. Great giveaway. I'd like to win Manifest.

    justpeachy36@yahoo.com

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  31. I would love to have any of these books! They all look good!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  32. I would be interested in:

    1. The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber
    2. Trackers by Patrick Carman
    3. Fisherman's Bend by Linda Greenlaw
    7. The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt

    Thanks so much!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  33. 1. Manifest
    2. Shades of Grey
    3. The Water Seeker

    Thanks!

    basicallyamazingbooks [at] gmail.com

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  34. Manifest

    Thanks

    l.ports@comcast.net

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  35. I just love blogs that let me win books lol!!! Thanks for this giveaway.

    My book >>> Manifest by Artist Arthur
    my email>>> becarattacaso@yahoo.com

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  36. Hi! I'm a new follower :)

    My first book choice would be Manifest but I'd be interested in Wolven or Fisherman's Bend. I'd take any of them though. I love to read new books!

    manningjessicar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. My first pick is Wolfen.
    mom1248(at)att(dot)net

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  38. Thanks for the giveaway!
    my pick is wolven

    jecca.0104@gmail.com

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  39. Thank you for such a great opp. I think it's very nice of you. I'm always looking for more books to read....All of them look great...Wolfen looks cute...I know "hey that book looks cute" LOL, but my son loves wolves and getting him off video games sometimes it would be easier to pull teeth..LOL
    thanks again :0)
    beejee77@comcast.net

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