31 October 2010

Giveaway: Begin 2011 with A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES

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Cover Summary:
When historian Diana Bishop opens a bewitched alchemical manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library it represents an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordinary life. Though descended from a long line of witches, she is determined to remain untouched by her family’s legacy. She banishes the manuscript to the stacks, but Diana finds it impossible to hold the world of magic at bay any longer.

For witches are not the only otherworldly creatures living alongside humans. There are also creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires who become interested in the witch’s discovery. They believe that the manuscript contains important clues about the past and the future, and want to know how Diana Bishop has been able to get her hands on the elusive volume.

Chief among the creatures who gather around Diana is vampire Matthew Clairmont, a geneticist with a passion for Darwin. Together, Diana and Matthew embark on a journey to understand the manuscript’s secrets. But the relationship that develops between the ages-old vampire and the spellbound witch threatens to unravel the fragile peace that has long existed between creatures and humans—and will certainly transform Diana’s world as well.

When I was contacted by Viking/Penguin Publicity if I wanted to host a giveaway for A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES I was instantly grabbed by the blurb. Not only am I glad I've got a chance to review this book I can also make one commenter very lucky with a gorgeous set of buttons boasting allegiance to each of the magical species in the but when a finished copy becomes available (somewhere in January) this will also be send to the winner. So your new year starts with a chance to dive head on into this new world and meet the characters!!

The authors says about herself: history professor by day, wine blogger in the evening, novelist at night.

Thanks to the generosity of Viking/Penguin this giveaway is international and will run from October 31st till November 7th and the winner will be anounced November 8th. Leave a comment with telling me which is your favorite Halloween movie.
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  1. My favorite Halloween movie is Sleepy Hallow with Johnny Depp!!

    Great giveaway!!


    My Bloody Fairy Tale

  2. My fav Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus... :)

  3. I don't like horror but I like Halloween. To me it is about the chance to trade places, for a moment, with our fantasy life. But for many it seems to be about horror and I don't feel it does. There are also the "creatures which tie into the fantasy. I guess then there are three movies that may but don't exactly fit: Tootsie, Carrie, and Twilight saga. \Please enter me - good luck to all! Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
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  4. My favorite Halloween movie is the first Halloween. Cheese-tastic!


  5. My favourite Halloween movie is Nightmare of Elm Street!


  6. Great giveaway. My fav. Halloween movies that I make sure me and the kids watch every year are Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic and we throw The Craft in too :)

  7. This blurb sounds really good! The cover doesn't say anything about the book at all, but I'm intruiged!

    I love how authors make good use of YouTube! :-)

  8. my favorite Halloween movie is Halloween :)
    A Discovery of Witches sounds really interesting and I will keep it in mind and the buttons, oh, they are sooo cute!
    greetings, Ina

  9. I love Hocus Pocus. I just watched it last night :)

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  10. My favorite Halloween movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas. I always love the not too scary movies, like The Witches of Eastwick, Hocus Pocus, or Practical Magic.


  11. It's not really a Halloween movie, but whenever I see Beetlejuice, I always think of Halloween.

  12. My favorite movie for Halloween is Practical Magic. I also love Hocus Pocus. I'm not much for horror. This book sounds really interesting and I will be looking for it come January.

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  14. I like watching horror movies while snuggled up on the couch !

    There are so many good ones but lets just say any of the Halloween movies and Nightmare on Elm Street.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  15. I really love SHAUN OF THE DEAD. Funny, but with zombies.

    chelsea AT vampirebookclub.net

  16. Mmm just the book for me! Think I will try to get a copy anyway. My favourite movie for Halloween: Hocus Pocus. I am not much of a film watcher (I prefer to read lots of books instead) but this one I have seen a few times.

  17. I think I have to choose 'Carrie' - the original.
    It was one of the first horror movies I ever watched. I couldn't sleep for several days afterwards and it has made me nervous of horror movies ever since.


  18. My favorite Halloween movie would have to be Nightmare on Elm Street :P

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