Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Giveaway! A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness!

Halloween is the perfect time for a giveaway of one of 2011's most anticipated novels, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness! Here's a little about the book:

A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

~Synopsis from

So, this is the scoop. The winner of this giveaway will receive a set of the very cool buttons you see below. Then, when the book is released in February they will receive a hot-off-the-press copy of the book! How cool is that? Winner will be drawn at random and must have a US mailing address. Enter thru midnight eastern on Nov. 5. To enter just leave me a comment here telling me what you are doing this year for Halloween or relating your favorite Halloween. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. Many thanks to Langan at Viking for providing the buttons and book! Happy Halloween everyone! Thanks for visiting and entering!


Laura said...

Please enter me!
I am a follower.

Rachel said...

I'd love to read this and I'm a follower! I'm going to a party and helping to host a party this Halloween. Thanks for the giveaway!

Gwendolyn B. said...

I'll be warding off evil curses by placating ghosts, goblins, and such with offerings of sweets and treats. O.K., so I'll be sampling the treats, too!

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book - it sounds like fun escapism!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I'll be staying at home handing out treats while my husband takes our daughter trick-or-treating. I got the fun job last year.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Angela (Library Girl Reads) said...

This book sounds really good. This year we will be taking our two year old princess out trick or treating for the first time. Grandma will be here visiting to help pass out the candy while we are out. First Halloween in our new neighborhood and we are very exited about it!

angela.donner @

Linda Henderson said...

I'm not doing much of anything this year for Halloween, just sitting at home waiting on the trick or treaters.

seriousreader at live dot com

Patty said...

You have to enter me one of your mostest bestest devoutest this book sounds so amazingly good.
I am merely handing out luscious treats this Halloween.

Anonymous said...

what a great giveaway...please count me in...i'll be working this halloween.

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Benita said...

This year I'm answering my door to trick or treaters in a witch's outfit.


rubynreba said...

coI'll be staying home and handing out candy to all the cute little kids trick or treating!

Nancy said...

I'm going out trick n treating with my daughter.
nancysoffice at gmail dot com

petite said...

What a lovely giveaway. thanks. I will be attending a party this Halloween. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Interesting and compelling. I will be handing out the goodies. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Katy F. said...

We went to a Halloween party on Friday evening, the school's Halloween carnival on Saturday, and will be trick-or-treating at a few select houses tonight. Never thought we'd be so busy for this holiday!


Jules@OneBookShy said...

Thank you for the great giveaway. I'm really wanting to read this book after seeing so many good reviews on it.

We stayed in on Halloween - eating candy and watching scary movies!

onebookshy at yahoo dot com

mrsshukra said...

Halloween was quiet this year, no trick or treating!


Brasil said...

This is obviously the first book in a series and has both romantic and thriller elements in addition to its modern fantasy theme, it started a little too slowly for my liking but it is well worth persevering as once the pace picks up it is very hard to put down. In this society, vampires and witches hate each other as a general rule and the relationship that develops between Diana and Matthew has serious repercussions for the whole of non-human society. The dynamic between the two of them is fascinating, and more than a little erotic, this book is likely to appeal to women far more than men.

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