Friday, September 28, 2012

Three Day Giveaway Only! BlogFest 2012. Three Winners for this, including a surprise signed book!


This is an awesome opportunity to explore a lot of blogs, all of which are having a special BLOGFEST giveaway over the next three days. The master list of blogs is located at A Journey of Books.

I'll be giving away three very interesting novels. I'd like to thank the publicists and publishers for being so generous in providing the books for this giveaway. I like to keep things simple. For a chance to win any of the three books, just leave a comment with your email. That is all. Please don't forget your email. If you're a winner and you haven't left a way to contact you, I'll have to select someone else. Don't miss your opportunity.

I can't guarantee which one of the books you'll receive. The selections will all be made randomly, so be prepared and open to receiving any one of the three. Let's begin!

Book One
Pure by Julianna Baggott is the first book in a YA trilogy. Check out the description...

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . .

Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.

Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . .

There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.

When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

Book two up for grabs is a signed copy of When it Happens to You by that 1980's icon, Molly Ringwald!  This is what it's about....

When it happens to you, you will be surprised. That thing they say about how you knew all the time, but just weren't facing it? That might be the case, but nevertheless, there you will be.

Molly Ringwald mines the complexities of modern relationships in this gripping and nuanced collection of interlinked stories. Writing with a deep compassion for human imperfection, Ringwald follows a Los Angeles family and their friends and neighbors while they negotiate the hazardous terrain of everyday life - revealing the deceptions, heartbreak, and vulnerability familiar to us all.

In "The Harvest Moon," a stay-at-home mom grapples with age, infertility, and an increasingly distant husband. In "Ursa Minor," a former children's television star tries to rebuild his life after being hospitalized for "exhaustion." An elderly woman mourns the loss of her husband and her estranged relationship with her daughter in "The Little One." In "My Olivia," a single mother finds untapped reserves of strength to protect her flamboyant six-year-old son who wishes only to wear dresses and be addressed as Olivia. And in the devastating title story, a betrayed wife chronicles her pain and alienation, leading to an eviscerating denouement.

As the lives of these characters converge and diverge in unexpected ways, Ringwald reveals a startling eye for the universality of loss, love, and the search for connection. An unflinching yet poignant examination of the intricacies of the human heart,
When It Happens to You is an auspicious literary debut.

And the third book is a special little story: Wayne of Gotham by Tracy Hickman. Batman fans should really love this. And, despite the look of the cover, don't be confused. This isn't a graphic novel/comic book. It's a 304 page novel. Here's the description...

When the Batman begins to investigate the events surrounding his parents' murder, he will also uncover the darkest secrets of his family's past. No fan of the Dark Knight will want to miss this one-of-a-kind window into Gotham’s dark protector in this fast-paced thriller from New York Times bestselling fantasy writer Tracy Hickman. Readers of Kevin J. Anderson’s The Last Days of Krypton and Enemies & Allies will know that comic book characters pack a powerful punch when they enter the pages of a novel. Wayne of Gotham is no exception: as the DC Universe’s millionaire playboy journeys into the dark recesses of his own past, his is a journey that could spell the end for everything he holds dear—and the end of the hero he has become: the Batman.

Two men separated by murder: Thomas, the rebellious doctor and heir to the vast Wayne empire, and Bruce, his son, whose life is forever altered by witnessing his parents' murder. The slaying of Thomas and Martha Wayne is the torturous point on which Bruce turns to become Batman.
The Dark Knight's file on the case has long been closed, the foundations of Bruce Wayne's secret life secure in the simple genesis of a mugging gone horribly wrong.
These foundations are shaken, however, when an unexpected guest invades the grounds of Wayne Manor, raising questions about the event that ended the lives of the mother he loved and the father he worshipped, and sparked his unquenchable drive to protect and avenge.
To discover his real family history, Batman must face down old foes, his only confidant, and the evil heart of Arkham Asylum, and shoulder the new burden of a dark legacy.


 After you leave here, you guys can make a stop at the next five blogs on the tour. For your convenience, here they are:

The Relentless Reader
Jennifer Wells, Paranormal Romance Author
Hildie McQueen - Writing by Midnight
A Passion For Romance



  1. I'd like to be counted in for this one! thanks for sharing.


  2. Thank you very much for the chance! I hope I'll win Wayne of Gotham, as I want it so much!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  3. Thanks for the giveaway!! I'm hoping for Pure but I'll be happy with any.
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  4. Thanks for the great giveaway! Please enter me!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  5. Very cool choices! Thanks for the chance!

    roofbeamreader at gmail dot com

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! booksake(at)yahoo(dot)com
    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  7. thanks for the awesome giveaway! =)

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  8. Thanks for the chance and for making it international!
    email: akiran_ahyii03(at)yahoo(dot)com
    -Karina @ CouchPotatoReader

  9. thanks for the giveaway
    tiffanyniekro at gmail dot com

  10. Thank you for the giveaway!


  11. New Follower! Thanks for the giveaway!!!
    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

  12. Thank you for participating in the Blogfest
    annarudow at gmail dot com

  13. Thanks so much. The Molly Ringwald book sure looks interesting.

  14. The batman book looks great.

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  15. thanks for the giveaway :)
    kpoo18 at gmail dot com

  16. Great giveaway! I'm also a new follower. :)
    Cherie Reads

  17. Interesting 3 different type of books

  18. Thanks for the giveaway all of these books look great!
    prettyhaydengurl at yahoo dot com

  19. Oh goody! I like surprises! Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. Great choices all around for the giveaway. i am especially intrigued by the batman story. Will spandex rein supreme in this version?

    nrlymrtl at gmail dot com

  21. I'd love to be entered.


  22. What a variety of books :) My e-mail is kxw116[at]

  23. Thanks for the chance to win

  24. Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to read PURE :D!

  25. I've not entered a Blogfest before. Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. I've been wanting to read Pure since it was released. :)

  27. Thank you for the chance to win one of these great books!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  28. So excited!

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  29. So excited!

    Hopesirisheyes @ gmail . com

  30. Thanks for the great giveaway!


  31. Thanks for the giveaway!
    jenniferwells at email dot com

  32. Thanks for the giveaway


  33. Thank you for a great giveaway: all the books look like good reads!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  34. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    email - biochemguy22(at)yahoo(dot)com

  35. I would love to win Wayne of Gotham.

  36. Thanks for participating in this awesome blog hop! I've already read Pure but I would love to be entered to win either of the other books :)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  37. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  38. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  39. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  40. Thanks for participating in this great giveaway.
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  41. Thanks for the giveaway.


  42. Pure sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!
    daisykr_99 at yahoo dot com

  43. Living outside the US, I'm not qualified to join. Just dropping by to say how cool and diverse this giveaway is. Plus, Molly Ringwald!

  44. What rock am I living under? I missed Blogfest!

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