Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Now FINALLY (!) the winner of Nocturne & New Contest

2/19/2011 Contest now closed....

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit this, but I did promise a giveaway and then I kind of kept forgetting to pick the winner of Nocturne. Then I would remember that I hadn't done this at inoppurtune moments...when my boss was talking to me, in the middle of a library session, as I'm dropping off to sleep, while I'm taking a ...shower, etc.

Well, I'm finally doing this;

I searched through the many comments on the original post (9 total comments);

I listed all the entry names (6);

I wrote them on little pieces of paper;

I folded all the papers and put them in the wooden shoe;

I shook them up;

I shook them down (don't ask);

I shook them all around!;

I reached my hand in and....OUCH! something bit me...not really.


The winner is.............imagine a drumroll.........


E-mail me your address so I can mail this novel to you...and...don't be surprised if it takes a little while. :)

I have other news:

Writer Suzanne McLeod - author of the series has generously offered a signed copy of The Bitter Seed of Magic for a contest.

This is the third of the series - due out in the United Kingdom in just a couple weeks (February 17th).

The contest is open internationally

Leave a comment here with the name of your top five favorite newest series. I'm looking for series that have came out in and since 2009. For instance- The would be in my top five of the newest because I first read it in 2009; Devon Monk's Magic series (Allie Beckstrom - Magic in the Blood, etc) would also be there because it came out in 2009. At least get as close as you can. :) It's not school - not a test, just a generalization.


Tell me your favorite and second favorite genre to read

Read the excerpt that's been provided

Make sure there is a way to contact you...and check back in case announcements don't go through

extra entry for linking to the contest - provide link, of course.

Contest will end February 18th, 2011


  1. okay, here we go.
    Favourite series...

    1. The infernal devices: I do love cassie clare's books and this new series is really coool.
    2. I enjoyed the Dark Elite book #1 and I guess I'm gonna love the second!
    3. Sarah Rees brennan Demon's Lexicon series is great. and she's great too.
    4. Well, you may not known this one cause it's an italian series, called MY LAND, by Elena P. Melodia.
    5.Hush Hush!

    I love urban fantasy, paranormal romance...and thriller, too!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  2. My favorite is Fantasy/Paranormal and my second is nonfiction (I just say non fiction as I read history books for fun, memoirs for fun and true crime if its a case that sounds odd.)

    Congrats to Peep!!

    Thanks for this giveaway!



  3. 1. Seanan McGuire's Toby Daye books
    2. Scarabaeus series by Sara Creasy
    3. Kara Gillian series by Diana Rowland
    4. Hunt series by Margaret Ronald
    5. Disillusionist series by Carolyn Crane

    Favorite & second favorite genres: urban fantasy and science fiction romance

    Although I also do really love speculative fiction with romantic elements but that kind of covers fav and second fave in a way.


  4. Awesome contest! Thanks for this opportunity ^^. Well, it’s a little hard to me to reduce it to a top five but here I go, in no special order:

    1- Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill –UF- ( I loove her snarky sense of humor, with a strong heroine & a little mistery plot in the background)
    2 - Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra Harvey – P/YA (I really enjoyed her original aproach to the ‘vampires theme’, a light fun read to me ^^)
    3 - Intrinsical by Lani Wooland – P/YA - (I just finished it & absolutely love it, It’s gonna be a trilogy so I’ll have to wait for the rest!!)
    4 - Sabina Kane by Jaye Wells – UF – (I've only read the first but really liked it, it was sassy & fast-paced)
    5 - Alex Craft by Kalayna Price

    And favorite genre to read I’d say Urban Fantasy & Young Adult ¿? (paranormal or not), though lately I’d been reading some good cozys (a little mystery to solve it's always entertaining) =)

    Thanks again!! & good luck to all!


  5. My favorite is Paranormal and Suspense coming in second!

  6. Hi :) nice contest...and here are my series in particular order

    1. The Edge Series by Ilona Andrews
    2. The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger (a great tounge in cheek steampunk series with supernatural elements)
    3. Spellbent series by Lucy A.Snyder (not without its faults but with some interesting ideas)
    4. The Trickster series by Rob Thurman (only read the first book of the two published so far...not great but if we can judge by the Cal Leandros series it's only gathering up speed)
    5. Suburban Supernatural Anthologies edited by Esther Friesner (not really a series in the strictest sense but still wildly entertaining stories with what could well be seeds for future books or series)

    as for the genres it's a tough call but currently I enjoy the most Mysteries (especially with an SF or a fantasy twist) and Steampunk (more and more lately)

    Thanks for the chance to win this book
    Best regards


  7. Top 5 favourite newest series:

    1. The Iron Fey trilogy by Julie Kagawa
    2. Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill
    3. The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare
    4. The Ironbridge Chronicles by Karen Mahoney
    5. Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis

    Favourite genres to read would be Urban Fantasy and then Paranormal Romance.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  8. Favorite genres Urban fantasy or paranormal romance.

    I not sure about new series.

    Sabina Kane - Jaye Wells
    Kara Gillian - Diana Rowland
    Maker's Song - Adrian Phoenix ??
    Other world - Yasmine Galnorn ??

    Thanks for the giveaway.