Tuesday, September 28, 2010

REALLY late posting this!! Check it out anyway! Lol...

This is from Alaine at her Queen of Happy Endings blog. She does a competition every month, so be on the lookout for October really soon! Alaine provides awesome, truly awesome book reviews and I really encourage you to check out her lovely blog.

"There are some exciting new releases due out in the coming weeks. Of course Beautiful Creatures was a favourite book of mine so I'm very excited about the release of Beautiful Darkness early in October. I was also excited to discover the Ken Follett is doing another historical trilogy with Fall of the Giants being the first. Kate Morton is an author from my home town and I'm also looking forward to this one and have even pre ordered my own copy. So you've got a choice of 3 wonderful new books! But if for some crazy reason you don't want to read one of these books then put down for your choice an Amazon Gift Voucher and if you win you'll win a $20 voucher. So read through the synopsis for these books, select your favourite and then follow the instructions at the bottom of this post.

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia (Caster Chronicles #2) - Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton - Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Millderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's emotional distance masks an old secret. Evacuated from London as a thirteen year old girl, Edie's mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Millderhurst Castle with the Blythe family: Juniper, her twin sisters and their father, Raymond. In the grand and glorious Millderhurst Castle, a new world opens up for Edie's mother. She discovers the joys of books and fantasy and writing, but also, ultimately, the dangers. Fifty years later, as Edie chases the answers to her mother's riddle, she, too, is drawn to Millderhurst Castle and the eccentric Sisters Blythe. Old ladies now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose abandonment by her fiance in 1941 plunged her into madness. Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother's past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Millderhurst Castle, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in the distant hours has been waiting a long time for someone to find it...

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett - Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families-American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pits...Gus Dewar, an American law student rejected in love, finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House...two orphaned Russian brothers, Grigori and Lev Peshkov, embark on radically different paths half a world apart when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution...Billy's sister, Ethel, a housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts, takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German embassy in London...

These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as, in a saga of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity, Fall of Giants moves seamlessly from Washington to St. Petersburg, from the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion. It is destined to be a new classic.

In future volumes of The Century Trilogy, subsequent generations of the same families will travel through the great events of the rest of the twentieth century, changing themselves-and the century itself. With passion and the hand of a master, Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.

Here's how to enter:
Competition is only open to followers of this blog. (so if you're not a follower & you'd like to enter just click on the follow button on the right hand side of my blog)

Leave a comment, with an email address telling me which book you'd like to win or if you'd prefer the Amazon Voucher!

+2 entries post about this give-away on your blog & leave a link
+1 entry post the comp on sidebar of your blog
+1 entry post the comp on Twitter & leave a link

Competition is International. It ends September 30th and the winner will be announced on this blog. Good luck to everyone!"

So go check it out people!!! Click on the picture on the sidebar to head over...
Will be updating you all soon (maybe later today?) about therapy yesterday : /


  1. So nice to meet you - thanks for coming by my blog today! Look forward to coming by to see you here.
    Happy writing,
    Karen :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by Karen and signing up to follow!! I look forward to talking more with you too : )