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150 Follower Giveaway!

November 3, 2014

It’s day 3 of #bloglikecrasy and I’ve got an exciting announcement:
Yesterday I passed 150 followers on the blog! This is really exciting for me, so I thought I would do a giveaway. I am going to run this one for two weeks, so we’ll go from today until November 17.
Since this is to celebrate my blog I’m going to give away some of my favorite books!

kowal shadesFirst we have a hardcover copy of Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
The elevator pitch for this one is Jane Austen. With Magic!
If you’ve been following the blog for long, you’ll know that I adore Mary’s writing and I absolutely love this book. This is the first book in the Glamourist History series and is the most faithfully Austonian.
Jane Ellsworth is the plainer, though more accomplished of two sisters. She has a great gift for glamour, a skill without which no Regency lady can truly be said to be accomplished. Jane lives very comfortably with her parents and sister. There is some hope of an attachment forming with the eligible gentleman next door. All seems right with the world. But the addition to the neighborhood of a handsome young man, and an unprepossessing Glamourist soon turn Jane’s world upside-down.

SorceryCecelia_mech.inddSecond, we have the very first Regency Fantasy I ever read, which is sadly, becoming hard to find again, Sorcery and Cecelia by Caroline Stevermer and Patricia Wrede
My original copy of this book is from 1988, although I did not discover it until much later. It was out of print for some time, which caused me to hoard used copies like a bookish dragon.
Kate and Cecelia are two cousins who live in a world where magic is a known and accepted quantity. Kate has gone to London for the Season and accidentally foiled a plot against a rather attractive young man, leaving her a new target. The only way they can work on the problem together is by pretending to be engaged. Cecelia is home in the country trying to cope with her own magical problems, with varying degrees of success.
The whole book is written as letters back and forth between the two cousins, and indeed, the book itself grew out of a version of The Letter Game played by the two authors.

londonThird, something completely different! My ARC of London Falling by Paul Cornell.
Now, this is an ARC, so it won’t be all pretty like the picture. Sorry!
London Falling follows Inspector James Quill, who is just about to make a career defining bust when his suspect is murdered. While in police custody. In seemingly impossible circumstances. Quill pursues the investigation down the rabbit hole and is soon dealing with a side of London that makes no sense. How do you arrest a being that can bend space and time? And, much like Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, once you slip into the other London, you can never really go back. You cannot unknow what you now know, and once you can see them, they can see you.

Click on the LINK to enter the giveaway!

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. A.J. permalink
    November 12, 2014 11:33 am

    This is a very cool giveaway. I’ve been interested in these books for quite a while.

  2. Karin permalink
    November 12, 2014 12:44 pm

    I’ve already read and loved Shades of Milk and Honey, but I’d love to read Sorcery and Cecilia-I’ve read lots of good things about it.

  3. Alyssa Watson permalink
    November 16, 2014 12:46 am

    I’d like to sign up for the giveaway. Not sure of this is the way to do it or not. But here’s for trying. I found out about through “writing Excuses” and always love the advice you give. Can’t wait for the chance to read your work too.

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