14 April 2009


I've been rather lucky over the past few months with regard to contests and the like. Most recently, I won a copy of Ann Aguirre's Blue Diablo at CJ's The Thrillionth Page! (Thank you Ann, CJ & azteclady!) and a copy of Jo Davis' Under Fire at Michelle Buonfiglio's Romance: B(u)y The Book! (Thank you Jo & Michelle!)

So, I've decided to take a leaf out of Renee from Renee's Book Addction book and and give away a book. And not just any book *grin* Since I've been raving like mad over Sarah Monette's books and I think (I hope) my reviews of Mélusine and The Virtu have tempted you, I thought I would give a copy of Mélusine away. There is method to my madness. I figure that if you have the choice between buying a book you WANT to read and buying a book that has peaked your interest, you pick the former. So, I'm giving away the later.
Mélusine - a city of secrets and lies, pleasure and pain, magic and corruption - and destinies lost and found. Felix Harrowgate is a dashing, highly respected wizard. But his aristocratic peers don't know his dark past - how his abusive former master enslaved him, body and soul, and trained him to pass as a nobleman. Within the walls of the Mirador - Mélusine's citadel of power and wizardry - Felix believed he was safe. He was wrong. Now, the horrors of his previous life have found him and threaten to destroy all he has since become. Mildmay the Fox is used to being hunted. Raised as a kept-thief and trained as an assassin, he escaped his Keeper long ago and lives on his own as a cat burglar. But now he has been caught by a mysterious foreign wizard using a powerful calling charm. And yet the wizard was looking not for Mildmay - but for Felix Harrowgate. Thrown together by fate, the broken wizard Felix and the wanted killer Mildmay journey far from Mélusine through lands thick with strange magics and terrible demons of darkness. But it is the shocking secret from their pasts, linking them inexorably together, that will either save them, or destroy them.
However, I know some of you have read Mélusine and may eve own a copy. And I don't want to exclude anyone from my first ever giveaway, so I thought I would offer an alternative - To Ride
Hell's Chasm (Janny Wurts), which has to be one of my favourite fantasy books EVER!
An epic fantasy standalone novel from the Author of the stunning Wars of Light and Shadow series. When Princess Anja fails to appear at her betrothal banquet, the tiny, peaceful kingdom of Sessalie is plunged into intrigue. Two warriors are charged with recovering the distraught king's beloved daughter. Taskin, Commander of the Royal Guard, whose icy competence and impressive life-term as the Crown's right-hand man command the kingdom's deep-seated respect; and Mykkael, the rough-hewn newcomer who has won the post of Captain of the Garrison - a scarred veteran with a deadly record of field warfare, whose 'interesting' background and foreign breeding are held in contempt by court society. As the princess's trail vanishes outside the citadel's gates, anxiety and tension escalate. Mykkael's investigations lead him to a radical explanation for the mystery, but he finds himself under suspicion from the court factions. Will Commander Taskin's famous fair-mindedness be enough to unravel the truth behind the garrison captain's dramatic theory: that the resourceful, high-spirited princess was not taken by force, but fled the palace to escape a demonic evil?
To enter, please leave a comment by Saturday 18 April 2009 11.59 PM NZ Time (7.55 AM EST; 11.55 PM GMT). And yes, I will post anywhere. GOOD LUCK!


  1. thanks for the generous giveaway sounds wonderful

  2. would love to read this- please include me

  3. I would love to read this.



  4. I've not read either of these books but would love to. Both look great. Please enter me. Thank you!

    Staciahelpman (at) hotmail (dot) com

  5. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. i am not familiar with either book but read fantasy and historical fiction enter me please ty

  7. I like Janny Wurts very much and I haven't read this one.

    Please enter me for the drawing.



  8. Looks awesome. Thanks for the chance


  9. Add me, please.

  10. What a sweetheart you are! I'm flattered you're doing this type of giveaway. :-)

    Congrats on all the great wins. ((orannia))

  11. Thank you for a great giveaway! I would love to win. Thank you!

  12. This looks like a great read

  13. This sounds like a good book! Thanks :)

    emvark at gmail dot com

  14. I think your reasoning re: books choice is correct.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  15. WOW! I didn't know all these people were lurking :)

    Thank you Renee!

    HI Aymless *waves*

  16. I'm copying and giving a book away too!

  17. Nice! I'm putting my name in the hat! :)