31 January 2011

Giveaway of A Brush Of Darkness and My inner geek goes wild

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Product Details
Pocket, January 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
ISBN-10: 1439198322
ISBN-13: 9781439198322
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Cover Summary:
The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares.

Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn't at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus's whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there's no one she can trust to save her.

Column by Leontine:
I was supposed to have a review ready of A Brush Of Darkness but life is throwing me some more curveballs I did not expect so soon. So I’m reading the story of Abby but I just haven’t gotten the time to finish it. This is more my fault than the story because it certainly contains a few interesting characters and at a certain point in the story I was actually thinking; “What world have I gotten myself in to?” Abby is a TouchStone for the OtherFolk, has a magical iPod and was the subject of a semi nude painting. Then we also have the angel bodyguard, a horny unicorn and an Incubus who is also a singer named, Brystion. I can tell you Brystion is brooding, mysterious and slightly dangerous which makes him ‘Leontine Approved Hero Material’ *grin* I’m 40% in to the story, the mystery is kicking in and so far I’m having a very nice time but what does this story have to do with my inner geek? Lemme explain…..

Sometimes you have characters who experience something, do something, or love/are fan of something you are too and it becomes so very recognizable, connecting you even more to the story/characters. Well when I read some OtherFolk played World Of Warcraft I laughed this giddy giggle of recognition. *stepping forward with earnest face* You all may know me as Leontine, romreader of the first order, but in an alternate universe I’m a kick-ass level 84 Feral Druid.

I can shapeshift into a silver white feline who does some major damage to all who thinks the can defeat me and I can shake my hips in a dance like nobody’s business. My professions are herbing and alchemy, so if I’m not roaring in a dungeon I’m plucking flowers and go back to Stormwind city to create some wicked potions and elixers that will enhance someone’s powers. Together with the characters of my brother and sister we often go online and play this game, we have fun and currently exploring the latest expansion titled CATACLYSM. Like in romancelandia, WoW players have their own lingo, complete youtube vids, websites, forums etc that are dedicated to this game. I was never a game freak but when my brother said; “Hey sis, I’ve got this ultra cool game and I can give you a free trial, wanna join?” I said, newbie that I was, “sure!” After ten days I was hooked and the more invested you get in to your characters the more time you play. The owners of WoW are sneaky that way, I tell ya!

You see how I’m rambling on and on? And that is only the beginning, don’t get me started on armor stats, gems, ratings and stuff, you might go screaming for the hills but the OtherFolk of Allison Pang’s world get it. I think the other ten million plus players of WoW players get it but I don’t know if you, my visitors, are WoW players as well. If so, step forward and let me know so we can go geeky together :)

Now, for the Giveaway: For a copy of BRUSH OF DARKNESS All you have to do is leave a comment telling me if your inner geek was ever triggered by reading a book. If your e-mail isn’t a part of your profile you have the option to leave it in your comment, or come back on February 7th when the winner is announced and you can contact me via e-mail (which you can find in the ABOUT ME in the menu bar)

Winner of Allison Pang’s A BRUSH WITH DARKNESS:

Bethany C. said...
Sure, lots of times. Especially for Terry Brooks's Shannara books.

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  1. Yes, my inner science geek, has been very happy with some of the books I read.

  2. I can't recall my inner-geek ever being triggered by reading a book but my inner-writer sure has been inspired by reading a book.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.
    My sis plays WoW too.
    All the best,
    RKCharron AT gmail.com

  3. A fellow Night Elf druid!
    *shifts into full-geek gear*

    World of Warcraft is a wonderful game, too bad you aren't level 85 yet though (: I myself don't have access to my level 82 nelf balance druid any more (for some obscure reason), so I'm discovering the Cataclysmic world through the eyes of a (now level 60) shaman.

    It's nice to see some female input in WoW, as 99% of its inhabitants is male.

    My inner geek is definitely triggered a lot by reading books, especially when the main character is a geek, and I can identify myself with him or her.

  4. Yes, my inner geek has been triggered by many books I have read.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  5. Is it sad that my WOW character is based on one of the BDB Vamps, lol. My husband looked at me and gave me the eye roll when I whooped it up that no one chose that name yet, lol!

  6. Heh. Well, I like to play...but with the writing these days, I don't play as much as I want to. (such a time suck)

    I'm on Blackhand with a Blelf warlock tho. (only level 75 atm.)

    And yes, the OtherFolk get it. :)

    Glad you are enjoying the book!

    (And I run a gaming forum for girls, you know.) :)

  7. Sure, lots of times. Especially for Terry Brooks's Shannara books.


  8. Define inner-geek..I can't play games well, hand eye coordination sucks and I am too ADD to focus on one thing, I would be too busy looking at everything else and die...now my inner geek with books comes out all of the time, fantasies galore!

  9. Right now I don't remember, but I was reading a book once and it mentioned a movie I love and hadn't seen in a while and I stopped reading the book to watch that movie.


  10. For me, it's The Sims. There are so many times that I have read a book, and thought, "I love this character, or personality trait, or physical appearance." The next thing I know, I'm on The Sims creating a character or two and having them interact in one of my worlds.

    The Sims is great because, even though I can direct my characters to do and act certain ways, the programming also leaves room for autonomy if I just leave them alone during game play.

    Great post! Nice to talk about my inner geek.

    PolarisGreen at gmail dot com

  11. I love characters who read a lot, and I actually know the book they are reading, or at least the authors name!
    I don't play WoW, because I know if I ever start playing it and I like it, I won't be able to stop when it is bedtime. I am a sucker for addictions, so I have to be careful.

    But this book sure sounds like fun. I will check it out, even if I don't win it ;).

    Have fun with the reading and the WoW yourself.

  12. Another female geek raizes hands in full force - I myself also nelf boomkin lvl 84 feels the need to give Blizz the evil eye for making an addicting world named Azeroth!

    This is my highest level have got few others as well *gulp* does that make me sound to geeky???

  13. I can't tell you when, but I can tell you yes :D And my inner geek, well she likes to shine, she loves LOTR and Star Wars :)

    I am in

  14. Yes, it has. I always love books where there are amazing worlds and creatures.

  15. Yes, absolutely my inner geek has been triggered many times by the books I've read.
    I've been wanting to get my hands on Brush of Darkness, thanks for the giveaway!

  16. I am really looking forward to reading this book.Can't wait to read your review.
    No my inner geek was never triggered by reading a book.

  17. I'm pretty sure I have an inner geek, but I can't say it's ever been triggered by a book. I think I've indentified with characters before, but I don't think that's the same thing.
    I do really want to read A Brush of Darkness though. It's been on my wish list since I first heard about it.

  18. I do have to say that my inner geek has never been triggered by reading a book... but my inner hussy has!!! HEHEHEHEH!!!

    Please enter me in this one!
    alliwantandmorebooks@ gmail.com

    Oh and honey, hi and hugs to you!!!
    I hope you have a great week!

  19. Holy hounds from hell... a horny unicorn in your sock drawer and a magical ipod? That actually sounds scary.

    LOL de LOL de LOL I should have known you were into World of Warcraft!! Awesome!

  20. I have to admit it has. Really looking forward to this book. Thanks for the chance!
    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  21. I think that if you love fantasies (especially epic ones) and science fiction, then that is because nothing satisfies your inner geek like those type of books do.

    Count me in.


    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  22. I do have to say that my inner geek has often been triggered by reading a book...

    I follow on GFC.


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  23. I love that games too :)

    but my inner geek hasn't been triggered by reading a book, yet !

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  24. This book has been on my radar. Would love to win it! But I cannot say my inner geek has never been triggered by reading a book. But perhaps someday!

  25. Ye, my inner geek has been triggered a lot of times by what I'm reading.


  26. Not entering the giveaway, but Yes, my inner geek goes wild all the time while reading. I think I'm the only one who doesn't play WoW.

  27. Unfortunately, I don't actually think I have an inner geek. But I do live with a geek so there's plenty of it around at our house (and yes, he's totally into WoW - see - I know exactly what it is, even though I'm not a geek myself).

    jen at delux dot com

  28. Other than textbooks, I don't think my inner geek has been triggered by a book, or maybe I'm just reading too much fluff! Oh wait, I can't think of a couple that are a bit geeky.

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  29. I don't know about my inner geek but I sure have dyed my hair to match favorite hero/ines!

    mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

  30. *g* loved your post, but I have to say my inner geek was never triggered by reading a book...
    have a great weekend :)
    greetings, Ina


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